I camped here 2 nights at the end of my bicycle trip down the Oregon coast (wanted to continue but had to get back to work) I had reserved the site >1 month in advance through the app (Recreation.gov) and hoped it would be a good tent site. It was pretty good but we had to get creative to find room for our 2 small tents. The campground seems more geared to mostly campers and RVs, but there are a lot of sites with good space for tents too. I highly recommend this campground and wish it was closer to my home because I want to go back again!!
I’ve camped here (yurt) once a decade ago and loved it. Then I stayed here in Sept 2019 at the Hiker-Biker area while bicycling down the Oregon coast. The biker camp area is fairly nice with lots of room to choose a good site. However it’s pretty isolated away from much of the rest of the campground and the only toilet facilities were 2 port-a-potties, they weren’t terribly gross but definitely not the cleanest I’ve seen. If you want a shower it’s somewhere in the area of the other campground loops. There are 3 small hard plastic lockers for bike campers to lock up their food and other items - however they are fairly old and it’s difficult to get the door to fully close on 2 of them. Each locker does have an electrical outlet so you can charge your phone or other electronic items. The walk out on the beach is beautiful and when I was there (middle of September) there were a few whales just offshore- incredible to just watch as the sun was setting! Overall, recommend this campground but wish that a few improvements could be made to the biker site.
I camped one night here while on my bicycle tour along the Oregon coast. The hiker-biker area is pretty nice with one exception… the bathroom is really quite a long way away, especially important during the nighttime walk in the pouring rain… that’s the only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars. There are raised areas for you to put your tent which are filled with nice packed sand. There is an area with lockers for the biker- hiker campers to store their food and other items in. Also included is a bike repair stand - looked to be in good condition although I didn’t need to use it.
I stayed here one night while on a tour of the Washington and Oregon coast. The hiker-biker area is nicely set up. There is a great area with lockers for the campers to put food or other items in. And each locker has an electric outlet so you can charge your phone and other items. The bathroom is conveniently located near the campsite, my only criticism is that the light on the side of the building is VERY BRIGHT so choose your campsite with this in mind.
I stayed one night, I took a cabin instead of a campsite because of the nearby fires. The area was very clean and well maintained. The pool was wonderful to soak in. I arrived there on a Sunday afternoon, there was A LOT of traffic going down the mountain as I was going up, obviously it had been quite crowded on the weekend! However, it was nice and quiet for the rest of my stay.
The campground leaves a lot to be desired.
The squirrels are out of control aggressive, worst I’ve had to contend with - ever. Make sure everything is secure in a bear canister &/or hung up off the ground, don’t even turn your back on your food! Seriously, they would climb up on opposite side of the picnic table just out of reach to try to get the food! somehow my plastIc cup went missing - I blame them!
The road surface through the campground is deep and very soft/fine dusty soil, any vehicle kicks up incredible amount of dust even at 2 mph.
The campsite itself was nice and clean, I was the only camper here on a weeknight. There were a lot of people coming in to camp to use the toilet in the late evening - likely dispersed campers from the area… they didn’t disturb me other than with the dust mentioned. The pit toilets were clean, but in not so great condition.
The hike to the nearby springs is about a 1/3 to half mile one way, steep descent down to the creek. But DEFINITELY worth the hike to the springs! (I only went to Penny Springs, I looked at the trail down to New Penny Springs and decided it was too steep!)
I stayed here one night. It was a weeknight and very quiet - only one other site was occupied. The pit toilets were clean. There were no squirrels or other critters to try to steal my food! There is no water available there, so either bring your own or a filter.
I camped here one night in my tent. The cg was nice and clean. It’s interesting a Dry CG- but there are bathrooms with flush toilets, however no sinks in the bathroom! keep an eye on your food - the squirrels are all over!
I stayed here one weeknight. It was pretty crowded during the day with many people visiting the hot springs, but cleared out by evening. The bathrooms were relatively clean - considering the numbers of visitors during the day, however one was completely out of toilet paper, and the other was running very low (luckily I had my own)
At my campsite there wasn’t really anywhere that was a designated place for my tent - no completely level surface. I made the most of what I had available and was reasonably comfortable during the night. Multiple late night arrivals to camp made for poor sleep though - driving in with headlights then flashlights shining everywhere well after midnight while the new neighbors were setting up tents.
The hot springs were great! I didn’t soak in the ones right beside the campsites both because they were quite hot, but also because of the biting horseflies. But the area down the trail beside the river was great!