Mike

Pro

Beaverton, OR

Joined August 2020

A great view, but that's about it

We found this campground as a last resort, when everything else was full.  The view is great, looking out on the sound, with forested trees on the surrounding hills.  However, that's the best part.  The sites are poorly laid out, right on top of each other.  Our neighbors partied late, and their fireplace and table were less than 20 feet away from our trailer.  There is ZERO shade or anything to block you from the wind, which can get strong coming off the water.  There's a communal water tap and dumpsters for garbage, but the toilets are pit toilets (clean, but not flush). We enjoyed watching birds, the sunset and the stars, but I don't think we'd go back.

The gem that saved our weekend!

We ended up here by accident. We tried to go to a different park, but it was first come/first served and it was full.  We were headed home along the highway and decided to try Memaloose. To our surprise, there were plenty of open sites, so we decided to give it a shot. We couldn't tell what had power and what didn't in the dark, so we ended up in an interior site that ended up being pretty nice.  We were under a few big trees, so it provided shade and felt kind of like we were in a cave when we were sitting by the fire.  

A few things to note - 1) The hookup sites are only on the outside of the B loop. 2) It's close to the highway and there is a train that goes by, so there is some noise, but it's not bad. 3) Most of the fire pits are really tall/deep. It's not ideal for roasting marshmallows.

Overall, it's a good park.  Some sites have great views of the river, and it's very central to exploring lots of stuff in the eastern Gorge area.

Peaceful, great campground!

This was the last stop on our 2 week summer road trip.  We wanted something quiet in the trees, and this was perfect!  There are some really great, secluded sites. Bathrooms were clean and well maintained.

Convenient, if not a bit overpriced

Stayed here one night, just passing through. Made reservation online, but wasn't assigned a site. When we arrived, the office was closed and there were no instructions on how to check in. We had to call the hotel front desk. the sites are ok. The bathrooms and showers were nice and clean. You can walk or take a shuttle to the casino. The campground has very bright perimeter lights that can be a bit intrusive.  We paid $45 for one night in an electric hookup spot. Seems a bit steep.

Nice place off the beaten path

Stayed here for one night. It was during the pandemic, so the showers were closed, which was a bummer.  Other than that, it seems like a good place.  The sites are big, level, and well manicured.  A few sites have shade trees while others have covered picnic tables.  We were just passing through, so it wasn't convenient for us. If you're doing something in the area (river, dunes, etc.), it's a good option.

Nice, expensive.... not all sites are created equal.

We rolled in late and were extremely disappointed with our site in the B row. Our picnic table was less than 5 feet from our neighbor's camper and we couldn't have a fire for fear of burning their car. We canceled our 2nd night as soon as the office opened the next morning…..as we walked around, we realized there are good sites- we just didn't have one. We were able to rebook in C row, where we had a lot more room(more expensive). Unfortunately, we realized the sprinkler systems will soak your stuff if you leave it out😡, but it was a good site. 

This place isn't cheap, but it does include entrance to the springs, which are pretty nice. Be careful which row you book in and you should be ok. In the end, the cabins look like they are the best deal.