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10 RV Parks near Mckenzie Bridge, Oregon
Aug 2018 - $35.00
This is a quirky, charming establishment with a variety of RV spots, lodge, and cabins, which look more like houses from the outside. It has an enchanted garden/forest feel to it. Some sites are right on the river. Others are on a bluff overlooking the river or away from the river. The lodge, one pool, and sites 1-11 are on the river level. All the other RV sites and another pool are on the upper level. You do have to drive up a loop road with many overhead trees. Most sites are very close to each other. We stayed in #25 under tall conifers. There were no other numbered sites on our patio side just two that did not seem to be used. On our hookup side the next site was very close, but it was not occupied. Sites 20, 25, and 40-44 are on the side of the campground closes to OR-126. Traffic noise was not bad, but you will be aware there is a highway. Site #20 is a top pick for us. It's above the river. There is a generous buffer with trees on the patio side. Site #44 is the nicest pull-through site if you want privacy. The secret garden is a special place. They have other garden areas throughout their grounds. They have some maze-like trails on their property. Access to the McKenzie trail is walking distance from the property. Staff was friendly both at check in and when we called prior to update our reservation. - Neil and JoAnn
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Some full hookups, some just have water and electricity. Some pull thru but mostly back in. Need to make reservations ahead, very popular spot. Beautiful grounds, two pools. Walking trails and Secret Garden. Bring food, very little on site. Wonderful peaceful and relaxing. - CDO
Sep 2016 - $40.00
The resort raised their rates effective 1 July 2016. To bad I wasn't notified before I showed up. The hot pools are okay. The wifi at the lodge went out 2 days into our stay and was never returned to function. The site only had 30 amp service. The tree branches should be trimmed since they scrape on the roof. The facility is old and the grounds are in need of repair. They also charge $10.00 for a dog, but provide no dog run, dog waste bags. It's just a way to make money. The front staff can be a little rude. The sites are close together and some fire pits are directly behind the pad. - bikenorth51
Oct 2018 - $8.00
A "hidden" campground -- no sign, you have to use GPS or know just where to turn off the highway. 15 sites, most wildly off-level. Tight turnaround means this isn't really big rig friendly but there are 1 or 2 sites at the end that are long enough if you can get to them. This is right below Santiam Pass and because the lake disappears most of the year it is more of a large meadow, ringed with cottonwoods, than a lake. There is decent cell service from a tower at the ski area on top of the pass. Most of the year this campground is empty, unlike the campgrounds downriver at Detroit Lake which fill every weekend, so it can make an overflow campground although it's 30 miles away from Detroit. Trailheads into two wilderness areas are just up the highway. No views of the famous snowcapped peaks from the campground itself but there are nice views of several of them just up and down the highway. This campground has remained untouched by the numerous forest fires that have ravaged the Santiam Pass area. Not much to do in camp. This campground is used mostly by hunters in the fall. It would probably make a decent base camp for backpackers using the Pacific Crest Trail, which is a few miles away, or for photographers shooting the nearby volcanos, some of which are snowcapped. - Old Mountain Man
Jul 2016 - $16.00
The lower level along the river is suitable for tents and smaller RVs and has mostly river noise. Some sites are not level (#17). The upper level is mostly pull thrus and can handle large rigs. The highway noise will be louder than the river. No hookups, the toilets are vault and there's a hand water pump on the lower level. There are NO trails walkable out of the campground and this was a problem for us as we wanted to hike the McKenzie Trail without driving. There is a paved road to a primative boat launch that is about a mile long. No host on site but it is monitored regularly. No firewood for sale. - writedesign
Jun 2013 - $18.00
This is a beautiful park! The lower-level sites right on the McKenzie River are great! Our trailer is 24' long, and we would have found it difficult to get into some sites. Site 16 is especially lovely as it is at the confluence of Olallie Creek and the McKenzie River. We found it easy to back our trailer into this site. We would make a point to staying here again--such a peaceful place. - Campy
Jun 2013 - $30.00
Great campground on the banks of the McKenzie River. The park has significant, dense forest, so the spots have a lot of privacy. From our spot (# 6), we could not see any neighbors or even the access roads. Water is available at a couple of spigots located throughout the park, but they do not have hose threads. So, make sure you have some way of getting the water in your tanks (we used a bucket and pump until the camp host offered to let us use his hose/spigot). This campground was probably built in the 50s or earlier, so the pads are all built at various angles -- you may need to drive the access roads the wrong way to get into your spot. Our pad was, however, perfectly level. Access generally is very tight with the trees and narrow roads. Even the pull through spots are pretty tight. Would not recommend this park for big rigs or longer trailers. The McKenzie River trail runs through the camp, making it great for those shuttling the trail on their bikes. Gas (including good access for big rigs and trailers) and basic food supplies are available nearby in McKenzie Bridge. - Dropped68
Jul 2006 - $9.00
Forest service campground with beautiful Mckenzie River rushing by. Lots of bicycles, kids, pets. very fun. river rafters going by. Need to reserve 9-12 months in advance to obtain a river site. Highly recommended. - saturn7
Sep 2015 - $27.00
This is a clean, quiet park.
Sites are near-level gravel, separated by grass strips. All have a picnic table and fire ring. Some are shaded. I measured 106V running the microwave, with just the hosts and me in the park.
Roads are gravel in very good condition.
Verizon LTE is very weak. I got 1 bar using a rooftop antenna and booster.
WiFi is weak. I measured 84.9 kB/s down, with just the hosts and me in the park.
There's no terrestrial broadcast TV or VHF weather radio.
Rate is total with tax. - wjzcbn
Aug 2011 - $25.00
This is a great park to stay if you want solitude and quiet. Only 16 RV sites which are pretty much level and easy to get into. Full hook up except no cable TV or Wi-Fi since you're in the woods. The showers are pretty good, but this year the mens toilets needed repairs. This park is an extension of the main resort located about a mile away. Full access to the amenities at the resort, but you need to drive. The road through the park is used by people either renting the condos or living in them located above the sites so a lot of dust is kicked up when they fail to slow down. For peace and quiet without the amenities of an RV park, try this place. $25 a night is pretty good. - donutman1
Jun 2011 - $25.00
We reviewed this park 4 years ago. This park is part of Belknap Hot Springs Resort and is located about 2 miles from the main center. There are RV sites at both locations; we like this because it is level, has more spacious sites, and is quieter. (http://www.belknaphotsprings.com/index.htm)
Lovely, quiet, large, well separated sites. Laundry. Water pressure 30 to 45#, mostly 30. Pond, rhododendron, fern, hydrangea, trees. Sounds of wind through the trees, falling water (from pond). No broadcast TV reception, poor Verizon signal. Environmentally unconscious; no recycling. - meanderingman
Jun 2017 - $40.00
The wi-fi was basically non-existent. The few times we could get in it was very slow and would eventually close out. Cable had a few channels that were very snowy and hard to watch. The sites are not along the river and there really isn't much to do here. WE went for a walk but it seemed all of the paths lead to the main road. There were several older permanent trailers close to our site. We would not stay here again. - Chris and Beth
Sep 2014 - $35.00
This was a nice little park! My traveling party (group of 9 of us) all really enjoyed it. We had a great cluster of 3 spots together which made it easy to feel like we were a group, yet secluded from the rest of the park. I didn't use the bathrooms/showers, but I was told there was only one shower each for men and women. My friends felt like they had to rush to shower so no one else would have to wait too long. The wifi was mediocre. AT&T cell service was spotty and E internet (which is "Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution". It's a speed of internet service for cell phones.), but Verizon was good. As mentioned in another review, the cable TV was mostly news and sports. This was great for a weekend of fall football, more sports channels than most RV parks have. Not as great for watching a movie/sitcom before bed though. The park was VERY quiet. If you rent a firepit ($10 for our 3 night stay) from them, you get unlimited firewood included. I would stay here again, but wouldn't necessarily make a special trip out of my way to go here. - kelly94942
Jul 2014 - $35.00
This is a super clean, updated park nestled in the woods. We would stay here again! We have a 36 ft 5th Wheel, in a back in spot. My husband had no problem parking it. Small, quaint park that was close to the BEST river rafting (High Country Expeditions) ever!!! Excellent bathrooms and shower (only ONE), that is the downfall. Clean and updated laundry area. Pet friendly with dog area. Would definitely stay here again! - tandjb2
Oct 2017 - $28.00
We stay here when we visit family in the area. It's right on the river with several of the sites right next to it. Most of the sites are occupied with long-term residents, but there are a few for shorter stays. Most of the sites are narrow. It's mostly natural landscaping and very 'Oregon'. They could use a little better maintenance. Our Dish satellite worked fine, but they also offered free cable. Their free Wifi worked fine most of the time. It's fairly quiet, being a block off of the highway, but if you're in a site next to the river you'll get some noise as there are a lot of rapids there. We'll stay again, but only because of family. The rate we quoted is based on the weekly rate. - Hands For Him
Jun 2017 - $30.00
The nine sites along the river were nice if you can get one. The front section as others have said needs to be bulldozer. Old trailer park that now is an old rv park with permanent trailers. Don't know where the ratings came from on this one. - southernsky
Aug 2016 - $33.00
We arrived very late on a Friday evening. As we were in route the camp host called my cell phone to make sure we were still coming. I thought that was very sweet. She was also in the office to greet us when we showed up. Amazing service! - Princess3377
Jul 2010 - $17.00
We found this Oregon State Park by accident and think it is a small gem of a park with old growth trees, Maple, Cedar, Fir. Swimming is available in nearby stream. Staff was very friendly, no reservation available, it is first come first served. There are sinks for "gray water" disposal about every 100 feet or so which we found very handy. We highly recommend this campground. - BJcampDK
Sep 2018 - $25.00
This park was the best of our 4 week trip!! Easy check in, long, paved sites, spotless baths, many trees with lots of shade, and totally quiet at night! Showers were free! Sites are staggered at an angle that you are not looking out at the next rig. Excellent example of what an RV park should be!! - number one
Aug 2018 - $27.00
This is a beautiful, well maintained county park. The reservation system is very organized. The sites are nicely spaced and lined with trees. We were in F15 (based on another review) and it was really a nice, long site. There are walking/hiking trails throughout the park, and along The Santiam. It is right off the Santiam Hwy., but is very quiet at night. A real winner! - SAU51
Mar 2017 - $24.00
Absolute jem of a park. The camp hosts and rangers do a great job to maintain a spotlees facility and make everyone welcome. All sites are paved and all appear to be level. F15 certainly was. The site was easy to back in our 43' coach. Roads are wide and overhead branches trimmed appropriately. Some sites are open enough for satellite dishes, but most are pretty shaded. Great play areas for kids, large fields for dogs and good trails to walk. Great heated showers. It was way too cold in March and the river was almost at flood stage, so no swimming or even wading was attempted, but during the summer I'll bet the river is the main draw for this park. - bobcovey
Sep 2016 - $1.00
Little Fawn campground is a Forest Service park with 32 sites. 20 regular sites and 12 sites for groups. We stayed in a group site with several friends. Some of the group sites are level and fairly nice, others present a challenge to get into and level an RV. There is a well for water, but it was out of service when we camped there. An arm of Elk Lake abuts some of the regular sites in the campground, but the water is low this time of the year and had receded away from the campground. There is a boat launch that makes the lake accessible.
Check the campground website before coming to see if the well pump is fixed. - Another brick in the wall