The Dyrt Pro

Port Aransas, TX

Joined December 2020

Awesome park

This entire park is so awesome, especially the day-use areas. Bike paths all over the place! Yet the campgrounds were not the highlight for us. We were here in early March without many other campers, so it felt spacious, yet the campsite spaces are fairly close together. Oregon state parks always provide nice bathrooms/showers, RV dump station, and take great care of the grounds.

Rainforest jungle vibes

Feels like being in the middle of a rainforest or jungle. So awesome! The state parks provide all the amenities you need. There are multiple campsite loops, A&B are close to the ocean/beach, while all the others have a bit of walking to do. It’s dark and wet and so lush with plants and trees.

Perfect RV site

This state park campground made the perfect motorhome site. Tucked away in the trees with lots of open grass space and sunshine. Nicely kept bathroom and showers. A quick walk to the beach down a paved path. The various campsite loops offer different set ups and the online map will help you decide what’s best for you. We really like the “E” loop and the privacy it offers for a couple of adults with dogs. And a frisbee golf course!

Waterfront RV site & walk downtown

This is quite fun to park the motorhome with a beautiful river view, and then walk next door to Mo’s for some chowder. Walk to everything. The showers and facilities are nice. This RV park makes for a great weekend visit to Florence. Check their website for all amenities, but there is laundry, wifi, bathrooms and showers, a marina, etc.

Forest camping near Florence

Traditional state park with everything you need. The large forest filled campsites feel private and there’s a number of very nice walks right from camp. The water was gorgeous. The day use park and campground are both well kept. Not many campers here in March. It’s a short drive to Florence from here, but not walking distance.

Beautiful campground and walks

Another Oregon state park wins again. Campsites feel tucked away in the forest. It was beautiful even when it was raining. Hardly anyone here in early March. Also close enough to the Lighthouse you could visit 2 parks in one day.

Surrounded by nature. No cell service.

This is a really great state park. The sites are nice and big and all the trees and foliage makes you feel very secluded. The bathrooms and showers are a nice feature too. There is a paved walking path to the beach. And hardly anyone here in early March. One thing of note, the cell service was pretty much non existent here. That’s probably good for some and not for others.

It’s ok, but Oregon does it better

This has been our least favorite Oregon state park. Oregon has done such an awesome job with their state park campgrounds that it makes us admit this one is not the best in comparison. It feels more like a city park, with the highway rushing along side the entire place, both the campground and the day use park. The walking/bike path through the grounds is a nice feature. The grounds are well kept and the restrooms are ok, but the way the sites are arranged makes you feel like you’re surrounded by other people on all sides. The campground was full the first week of March. (The A-loop was closed for winter but that A-loop did look like a better spot.) And maybe it was the particular people who were here that effected this review as well. It’s definitely a mixed bag of patrons. A few very nice rigs with retiree owners, but then there were trailers that did not even look road legal, as if they were sitting there rusting long term. Right next door to us was a very rough group of too many adults piling out of a van like a clown car with their mean barking dogs, who all appear to be in a situation possibly close to homelessness. First time we felt the need to lock our doors while we slept. This park definitely worked for an overnight stop, but we will not be returning here, especially when Oregon has so much more to offer.

Lovely views, big sites

Each campsite (in Loop A) is large and spacious and the views are epic. It’s March and we are one of maybe 5 campers.

All ages! (Not 55+)

Thank goodness we finally found an RV park that would let us “under 55 years old” people stay here for the night. It’s clean and well kept. There’s a pool and hot tub and laundry and full hook ups. Located in downtown Tempe and a quick walk to anything you need. Dog friendly. Very quiet. We are thankful to find this park while passing through. Highly recommend.

Boardwalk and trails

We were here in February and it was lovely. Hardly anyone here. And the board walk and trails made for a really nice afternoon walk. There is a jungle-like feeling on the boardwalk and beautiful trees! Would make a nice overnight stop, as you are just a moment away from restaurants.

Excellent campground

This camp ground pretty much checks every box for us. There’s full hook ups for a low price. The sites are spaced apart with lots of trees. The trails are wide and well kept. The lake is huge. There’s even “self service” kayak rentals. And a swing set and slide built well enough for adults! We were here in February and it was maybe half full or less. Very quiet. Dog friendly. Mild weather. Really nice place!

There is a “board walk trail” that is quite literally a board walk through the forest. It’s just a 1 mile loop and has a few benches and attractions, and this would be an excellent handicap option. It was a beautiful walk, even in the winter.

Free beach

Free beach camping. There’s plenty of other campers here. And seashells everywhere!! By day there’s a seeming ugly view of an oil refinery across the water… but by night that place lights up and there’s something more whimsical about it. This was fun for a one night stop along the way.

Long term rent only

Found this park on this app but it didn’t have reviews. Turns out it’s Long term renters only. The place is just a parking lot with rv hook ups. (Try the Atrium Inn here in Fort Stockton. It’s a surprise oasis in the desert! I can’t wait to go back!)

Was full even in winter

We ended up driving circles looking for a campsite as it was full even in the winter. Beautiful look out points. Plenty of day use areas. The sites are small and treed, the park is well kept. Good place to rest for the night while touring the redwoods!

Park on the beach and go fishing

It’s definitely more crowded at this end of the island but it’s still a great spot! You can catch fish from the jetty and a quick walk to the beach. The sunsets are beautiful.

Dry camping on the beach

Some areas are less populated than others. Multiple beach access points. Beautiful sunsets. Be sure to have the annual parking permit. Be ready to deal with fine sand in your rv and everything.

Motorhoming SPI

Easy streets to navigate. Beautiful beach. Clean city.

Surprisingly nice

Our specific site was probably what influenced my five star review. This is a huge rv park where they cram rigs very close together, which is not my usual idea of a good time. But we decided to try it out anyways, and we chose our own site off the map on their website. It’s off-season in January, and still it’s packed. site S24 offered much privacy. We could see the water and were surrounded by cactus and agave instead of other RVs. It’s clean and quiet. Really a nice place. Dog friendly. Right on the beach and board walk. It’s a couple miles away from most of the restaurants and shopping, yet still walkable.

Nice desert overnight option

Now that I’ve spent some time in the desert I can now say that this little rv park is a nice place. Not too many places have trees, or grass, or a view, in the desert. It’s quaint and clean. It made a perfect overnight stop for a bit of “civilization” on our long journey. This park is exactly as advertised. I will say there isn’t much to do or see within walking distance, but the town in just a few miles away.