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5 RV Parks near Arlington, Oregon
Aug 2018 - $30.00
Small easy going over night spot. Verizon great, utilities great (electric, sewer and water) - easy pull into number 3, stay hooked up, walk into town for a bite or just for a stroll along the river and great swim area. Windsurf at the end of the park. Right on the water at a small local marina, with grassy areas and side walks. Not much here, but for an overnight along the interstate it is fab. Nice staff, pull in late (they put a cone in your spot). Pull out the next day, no worries. Dish works well in all spots but we did not try over the air. Windy and loud with the trains coming thru, but not a big deal for us. From the bend up 97 to 84 and east to Arlington. Great stop over. Not the biggest nor easiest to get in and out of for everyone, but we are fifth wheel with dually - number 3 was very easy for us. - FrancisandRenee
Aug 2016 - $30.00
We stayed only one night. The site was a bit tight to get into and deploy the slides. We like the setting. There are no online reservations, call the number from their website during business hours. - Tod7
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Train noise! Be aware the train tracks are right next to the park and they go by, with the horn blaring for the crossing all night long! Its impossible to sleep!
The wind is a good thing to offset the heat in the summer. On the plus side, its a small nice campground with lovely trees, excellent WiFi and great cell phone signal (Verizon). The restrooms are clean, maintained very nicely as was the entire park. Site #1 is the best site, if you don't mind back-in, as it's at the point of the campground and so no campers on either side and has more and larger trees than the other. Our 33' motor home easily fit with room for the car to park parallel in from of it. There is plenty of room to open slideouts. The park is located across the railroad tracks from a very nice city park that has lots of grass, trees and a nice beach with a swimming area.
IF you can tolerate the train blasting their horns all night long, its a very nice park. - TrueView
Oct 2014 - $27.00
Park is a lovely oasis in the middle of the Columbia river. Lots of grass, boating opportunities, etc but the facilities are fairly old. It was very windy when we were there but we'll be back. Sites further way from the water are less windy. - clecogirl
Jun 2013 - $27.00
An island in the sun! Surrounded by the magnificent Columbia River, the grounds are manicured and enjoy a variety of mature trees. Stellar maintenance - kudos to Benton County! - Excellence
Apr 2013 - $27.00
A very nice park with nice grounds and nice camp sites. There's also a day use area and boat ramp. The only down side is there's a lot of nearby train traffic both day and night. - redwing282
Sep 2018 - $10.00
As of this writing, this is Oregon's newest state park. At 8,000 acres, it is also Oregon's second-largest state park. The campground has 21 sites, all first-come, first-served, but the park allows "overflow camping" in the day-use area if the campground is full. The campground is located in a canyon, alongside the John Day River. The scenery is magnificent. Abundant trails will keep you busy. Or just sit and enjoy the landscape. The campground is "primitive," with no W/E/S hook-ups but, at 75 feet, the spaces will easily accommodate the largest of rigs. The campground roads and sites are all gravel and quite level. The sites also are very spacious, each containing a picnic table (with wind break) and fire ring. No cell service of any kind here, but getting a satellite signal was no problem as the few trees in the campground are quite small. Most spaces are back-in, but there are a few pull-throughs. - aircraftace
Apr 2016 - $10.00
This is Oregon's newest State Park and we couldn't be more impressed. There are 21 primitive campsites, a tent area with 7 sites and a group tent camp for up to 25 people, all first-come, first-served. The setting is the beautiful John Day River canyon. The sites are very well spaced. There is no real privacy except for wind breaks that are set up at each picnic table. The campground drive loop and parking pads are gravel. The pads are fairly level. The vault toilets were the cleanest I've seen. There are at least 4 water spigots available for filling your fresh water tank. The nearest dump stations are in Moro or Condon (each about 40 minutes away). Recreational opportunities abound. Before choosing this park, please visit the campground website. This is a wild and natural area with abundant wildlife viewing opportunities and some wildlife that are to be avoided. As for us, we can't wait to come back again. - RickB
Sep 2018 - $11.00
A small Corps of Engineers campground on the John Day River, this is a great place to spend a few days. Sites were good-sized and long enough to fit most rigs. Back-in sites may require some extra maneuvering to get into because of the pull-through sites in front of them. The man at the gate was very helpful to us when we asked to change sites because of issues trying to back into our original site. He took care of it right way, no questions asked. Good Verizon MiFi, Dish Satellite and AT&T cell coverage. We'll definitely stop here again when we are passing through the area. - Bobbi1948
Sep 2018 - $26.00
Easy on/off from the interstate for a quick overnight stay, but I certainly wouldn't rule out staying longer. The pull through sites are right on the river with amazing views (no grass) but this is a very popular park on the weekend with campers, boaters, barking dogs, haphazard parking of boat trailers, other vehicles infringing on your site, and loud kids. Not to mention trains and interstate noise. Still, a lovely small COE with nice water/electric only sites, a nice beach, and a very nice large grassy area. If you can, skip the weekends. - Jerry and Betsy
Aug 2018 - $13.00
I really like this campground on weekdays, but if last weekend is typical, I would give it a 5 on weekends. There were just too many people and too many big, noisy jetboats. Plus every site seemed to have multiple vehicles and a lot of people for this small place. Without the big boats and weekend crowds, this is a really lovely place with nice views across the John Day River, and I plan to come back. Sites and roads have very good pavement. The pull-thru sites are right along the river, but even the back-in sites have a fairly good view, though they are closer together than the pull-thru sites. There are showers in the tent/day use area, but only basic toilets in the regular campground. Also, I had asked about Verizon service being "adequate" as someone had posted, and I would say that it is NOT adequate. I was able to use my data hotspot only very late at night and early in the morning, and even then, service was slow. - judy_online
Oct 2018 - $38.00
We stayed 1 night while passing through the area. The park is a quiet a drive from I-84 (Exit 164) along city and rural streets. Access is also available from Exit 159 which seemed easier than the route from Exit 164. Use the entrance off Kunze Lane rather than the one off Paul Smith Rd due to the apron angle off of Paul Smith Rd. The interior roads are a mixture of paved and gravel. The interior roads in the front of the park have sufficient width and gentle turns making maneuvering larger RV's easy. It appeared all of the sites were pull throughs. This park seems to understand the simple concept of the importance of a flat, level site as the sites were generally level and flat. The parking pads are rock. The P/T sites were long enough to say connected to a toad. Sites had sufficient room for opening slides. They have full hook ups - water, electricity (50/30/20 AMP), & sewer. The utility connections were near the middle of the sites. The sewer connection was slightly above ground level but still making it easy to establish a downhill flow depending on discharge point. No outside table or fire pits. Distance, grassy & gravel areas establish privacy between the sites. Some of the sites appear to be extended stay sites. Some of the site rows have an extensive tree canopy but others only have a few trees scattered throughout the park so satellite reception would be dependent upon your site and dish configuration. The park information listed about 24 cable channels but didn't mention anything about broadcast channels. Didn't try to get any broadcast channels. The park provided WiFi was surprisingly good. It was password protected. Didn't try our Verizon WiFi hotspot or NET10 phone so don't know about reception. There is one designated pet area with a grass surface located next to the office which had a waste collection stations for waste but it was out of bags. There was dog waste laying concealed in the grass. - bsb814
Jul 2018 - $38.00
We stayed overnight only. Convenient to I84. Grocery store close by. I do think the cost was high though our site was a pull-thru and there was no need to unhitch. We un-hitched to go to the store only. - Popeye1
Sep 2017 - $40.00
I Really like this campground i felt comfortable and it is rare seeing well maintained restrooms and showers. They have a great big pool and a hot tub. We will definitely come back next year. - Johnathon harvey