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21 RV Parks near Merlin, Oregon
Apr 2017 - $30.00
We stayed at this campground in April when it is not very busy yet. it is a very popular park in the summer and can be hard to find a space for a motorhome. all of the facilities were very clean and the Park hosts were very helpful. definitely worth a stop if you are in the area. - ray forsyth
Jun 2015 - $33.00
Gorgeous campground. Lots of meadow areas. Great areas to walk around and explore, although not too many areas to get down to the river. Great playground and disc golf course. Weekend ice cream cart provides an opportunity for a great treat. Our site was level and, although we were on the opposite side of our trailer doors (fire pit, picnic table, etc), we had a lot of room as it opened up to a meadow area. Most sites are very close together so privacy is not real great.
Campground is very close to a busy highway. One side has a fence between the campground and the roadway but the other side of the campground (Umpqua Joe side) has no fence dividing the busy roadway from the campground. Some of the campsites literally butt right up to the road. The highway can be very busy and fast at times. Would be very cautious if camping with young children on that side of the park. Campground is beautiful but I am unable to rate higher due to my concern with the proximity of the roadway to the campground, with no fence. My children are old enough to know to stay away from the roadway but I am concerned for others that may have smaller children. I worry that a small child could easily wander into the roadway and be hit by a car. - Peace-love-trailer camping
Jun 2014 - $22.00
Great county park to escape to. The sites are paved with picnic table and fire pit available. No privacy between sites but there is space. Nice boat launch area access to Rogue River and occasional jet boat traffic passes by. Crater Lake National Park is day trip and worth every mile. My neighbors went to Oregon Caves and said they were very interesting. Grants Pass fun town to walk around. No phone, TV or internet at campground but strong Verizon signal in Merlin just a short distance away. Would stay again. - obxblond
Aug 2016 - $23.00
This is a very neat and lovely smaller RV park. There are a lot of long term people but you would never know it by looking at the sites. The owners/managers take real pride in the park. We were put in a pull thru site that was simple to get in and out with our 40 ft rig. Moving through the park was very easy. Cell and Verizon air card worked okay but not great. This park is a little out of town but it was very peaceful, so I would stay here again. We could hear a couple trains in the evening, but nothing that bothered our sleep overnight. The price was excellent and was for full hook ups and 50 amp service. The site was level, utilities worked well and there was an area for the dog to play, although it wasn't fenced. Fencing the area would be a good idea, but otherwise the park was great. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. - Danni
Nov 2015 - $27.00
Great small park. I'd give it a 10 if it had cable TV. The WiFi even works most of the time, until someone starts downloading video.
We had a back-in site that must be over 60' long and 30' wide. We can park the car in front of, or beside the coach. The driveways are very wide, so access is outstanding. Very nice restroom/showers. The laundry is small and dated but works fine. Two large fields to walk the dogs, but no fenced off-leash area.
Most of the sites are long term or permanent residents. A few of the sites were a little cluttered but none are junky. I met the owner, and he is on site every day keeping an eye on things. A train goes by a couple of times a day about 1/4 mile away. There was no noise at night.
Call ahead. They don't have many open sites, even during the off season. - bobcovey
Jun 2015 - $24.00
This is a good basic park. Not many amenities but level rock pads on the pull throughs with easy hook ups. A lot of full season occupants but park is very quite and very clean. No cable as advertised but you can pick up some over the air stuff. I would return. - aznumwa339
Sites: 10 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 1 Reviews
Apr 2017 - $15.00
This is a county owned public gun range that has an RV park as part of it. If you like clay target sports or other shooting sports this is your RV park. Very nice and helpful people run the place. You can shoot Sporting Clays, Skeet, Trap, Five Stand, Cowboy Action, Rifle, Pistol and Archery. The RV area is where the old trap ranges are. There are approximately 10 spots for RVs of any length. Lots of gun fire during the day, but ceasefire is at 5:30PM, so you have plenty of quiet time, too. - vtofa
Aug 2019 - $67.00
Wow, over priced for this park location but we needed a spot for two nights and this was available. Lots of trees and shade so no satellite reception. Verizon was spotty at best. Spots are not well defined which led to kids playing in our spot even though their rig was 30 feet away. Mostly quiet depending on your neighbors. Site was mostly level dirt. Utilities worked well and location was fine. Roads were a little tight for a Class A motor home. - Nevadatripin
Jul 2019 - $55.00
This KOA is extremely pricey since it since it offers nothing but the basics. The coin laundry was out of order with no estimate of when it might be open again. All the vegetation on the property is dead or dying because there is no watering, and yet campfires are allowed. On the up side, the park is quiet at night. Would not stay here again. - Eskie Mom
Jul 2019 - $41.00
Nice little park in the forest, spotty WIFI and cell, it was nice not to use them. Staff was great. Would go back. - tazman1953
Jul 2019 - $39.00
This is a very nice park on the river. It was tight with 45' motor home . Don't think I could have made it with park full on weekend. Turns are too tight if you stay on pavement. - RHOWARD
Aug 2012 - $22.00
Another jewel in the Josephine County Oregon park system. Very small park right on the Rogue River - excellent swimming ! We saw deer, blue heron, river otters, ducks, and geese. No cell phone service or Wi-Fi but we picked 2 quarts of blackberries. Camp Host very friendly and helpful. Generally we camp in California and the $22 per night fee for full hook ups was unbelievable. Would stay here again if I ever have the chance! - ctravelgal04
Jul 2019 - $31.00
We stay here for a week every year so I can visit my father who lives in town. Good cell and TV reception - close to town and all of the river activities. This is a county park that relies solely on collected fees; the restrooms are very old but kept as clean as possible. There is a nice dog park and playground with basketball and tennis courts. Our stay in July was marred by the Mile 97 fire smoke but such is life in the west these days. - ctravelgal01
Aug 2018 - $35.00
Great location on the Rogue River, launch and fishing access, good accessible FHU, asphalt for 5er, picnic table and outside area dirt, full shade, easy reservations through county parks director. Camp hosts were very dedicated to " their" park, worked hard to be sure trash was dumped area was clean and secure. Nice dog park in adjacent park and all the blackberries one could ever eat. Stayed for 10 days. - njb13
Oct 2017 - $30.00
We stayed just for a weekend to have full hookups and dump our tanks. The park is right along the Rogue River and there is a boat launch available. The sites are not on the river, but it is an easy walk to the river. The staff were doing a great job while we were there keeping the sites free of leaves (a continuous task!). There are a few places where the road is very unlevel due to tree roots (think speed-bump made by roots). We particularly appreciated the friendliness and help of the staff at the park. - pattic777
Sep 2019 - $35.00
Nice older park that is being resurrected by current owners. Roads are tight for big rigs, but doable with a little patience. Nicely shaded, decently leveled gravel sites with good full hookups. The current owners are definitely trying to improve their facilities. I-5 is close by and can be noisy sometimes what with the inconsiderate Jake-Brake Jack-A*s semi drivers late at night...certainly not the fault of the park. Overall, a great stopover on the way from Portland to NorCal. - SVLandYacht
Jun 2019 - $28.00
This campground used to be a KOA. It looks as if they've been putting a lot of effort to improve the overall campground. We just needed a quick stop for the night before continuing on, so we didn't even unhitch. The site was a pull through and mostly level on an asphalt pad. It was quiet even though we were just off the freeway. We'd stay again next time we're in the area. - Timbo728
Mar 2019 - $25.00
Very nice people running this campground. We got here the first day they were open after being closed for the winter, so they had a lot of cleanup work going on. These are not pristine campsites, but heck, we're on a road trip and camping! Excellent bathrooms and showers - among the best we have experienced. - Unity on the Road
Jun 2019 - $33.00
We stayed in the park for two nights in June. We were in a pull-thru which was very easy to access. The park is very quiet all the time. The park had the best water pressure we have ever experienced. The camp hosts were VERY friendly and helpful. We did not use the restrooms or laundry, so I cannot comment on those. The only con I have is in the back of the park there are quite a few full timers who do not maintain their sites. We had a good time walking thru the Historical District. We ate lunch at a very good restaurant and they have an awesome kitchen store on the main drag. - Marlene Hinson
Sep 2018 - $41.00
A good overnight park for travelers. We had a 50A full hookup pull through site that was an easy in and out for our 45' coach and Jeep towed. A few trees, but our DirecTV had no trouble connecting. Sites are bigger than average. Paved roads, but sites were a very dusty fine gravel. - SuperRep
Jul 2018 - $1.00
The co-owner of the park checked us in. She was very helpful when my husband accidentally left his brand new impact wrench at the site when we left. She took the time to walk around the park looking for it, found it, and agreed to mail it to us at our home and pay for the postage. My husband and I think she went above and beyond the call of duty. She was very helpful when we were hooking up also. Her husband was taking care of the grounds when we arrived. The grounds were very neat and clean. - Sylvia Step
Jun 2018 - $44.00
We've stayed at this park numerous times over the years. Though the "resort" in the name is a little over-the-top, since there are no resort-like features. It is, however, a nicely cared for park. There are a few long-term tenants, but most spaces are held by short term visitors. Both long and short term spaces are kept clean and neat. Having failed to reach anyone via phone, I chose to place my reservation on the Internet ... and when I arrived at 4:05 PM on the day was surprised to find the office closed. (Hours are 9-4.) However, there was a printed sign on the door with my last name and assigned space. I picked up a form and envelope to pay my bill (no money was taken online) as we expected to be back on the road before the office opened in the morning. Since my Class B RV is only 22 feet, it was too bad we were assigned a 70' pull through (when I could easily have used a smaller space). This park generally fills up every night. It IS right next to the freeway (be prepared for the noise, but summer time AC requirements tend to cover the highway noise). The park is just off I-5 at exit 58, which leads into the center of the "old town" area. - Pete_by_the_river
May 2018 - $35.00
We've stayed here for a month the last 5 years, but never again. They no longer offer monthly discounts for mid summer, and even though we had reservations 1 year in advance, they called us just 3 weeks before our reservation to inform us that we would not be getting the site we had reserved. And, we would be paying over twice that monthly as have in the past. With that said, we have stayed at over 250 different campgrounds over the last 5 years, and this is the noisiest of any where we have stayed. It's the only place we have ever experienced theft, and actually feel the need to lock everything up and cable our BBQ. They call themselves a resort, but even though they used to have a putting green, a weight room, used to let you wash your rigs, they have taken all of that away. So they offer less and charge more, perfect. Other than that, utilities are good and Verizon is strong and it is handy if you have to be in Grant's Pass. We are not the only people they have pulled this stunt on so beware. Never again. The roads are easy for big rigs, sites are pretty level, trees are not really an issue for slides, sprinklers are not adjusted that well, so beware of overspray. No one is a site camp host, so once the office closes there is nobody to turn to if there are problems. Close to many eateries and pubs, pretty easy off & on the freeway., nice landscaping. - hdrider
Oct 2017 - $39.00
We stayed 2 nights for a RV maintenance appointment. The park is close to I-5 (Exit 58) but requires negotiating busy multi lane business district streets with turns onto narrow side streets to reach the park. The park is small but appears to be well cared for, with manicured landscaping. The interior roads are paved. The interior roads and turns are sufficient to maneuver larger RVs. The sites are a mixture of back-ins and pull thrus. The parking pads are concrete. The pull thru sites were long enough to say connected to a toad. While the sites were narrow, there was sufficient room for opening slides. The park was built on a sloping hill but there was an effort to tier the sites so the park seems to understand the simple concept of the importance of a flat, level site, as the sites were generally level and flat. The back-in sites along the outer edge appeared be extended stay sites. Distance and grassy areas establish privacy between the sites. They have full hook ups - water, electricity (50/30/20 amp), and sewer. The utility connections were towards the middle to back of the sites. The sewer connection was at the ground so it was easy to establish a downhill flow. Most all sites had an outside table. Some sites had a metal pedestal for BBQ grills but there were no fire pits. There were quite a few trees scattered throughout the park and around the perimeter, so satellite reception would be dependent upon your site. The park information listed 24 channels but didn't mention anything about broadcast channels. Didn't try to get any broadcast channels. We had made reservations so a registration packet was attached to the office door. But it didn't contain any access codes for the bathrooms, laundry room or Wi-Fi, so we were unable to connect. Our Verizon Wi-Fi hotspot worked well. So did our NET10 cell phone. There was one small designated partially fenced pet area located in a corner of the park. - bsb814
May 2018 - $39.00
I had a bad feeling about this place when we found out that the office closes at 3:00pm. Our package was there for us and when we got to the site, one of the permanent residents was parked in our site. With that resolved we pulled in and it was a little smaller than we would have liked. If the office were open we would have asked for another site. We were just staying a night so didn't want to unhitch. Setting up, I couldn't find a cable outlet. Easy to locate at other sites. Took the dog out to do its business at the pet area depicted on the handout. Thought it was easy to find when I got to the place where a 8 1/2 X 11 piece of paper with a picture of a dog was. As I was leaving with my dog one of the permanent residents started giving me a bad time about being in that area. As it turns out the paper said that the area was closed. This guy was a real jerk and he got extremely angry when I pointed out the fact that this was the designated place on the map. I don't know how many permanents are here but they definitely are the majority. Perhaps the management here should consider just having permanents. It doesn't matter to us. We won't be back. - Woosch
Jun 2017 - $35.00
As noted in other reviews, the sites are very narrow. We stayed in a 40 ft RV with 4 slides and could only get 3 out of 4 out without hitting a bush or tree. Other sites were as narrow, but had fewer trees. The park has mostly long term residents and is impeccably maintained. Our site did not have a picnic table nor was their room for one. It is close to the freeway but since it is in a hollow, freeway noise was not a bother. Utilities were fine. Didn't use the Internet as Verizon worked fine. We got satellite and Campground cable tv worked. My only complaint about the service is that they wanted to be paid in full at the time of the reservation. - Jamul
Apr 2017 - $39.00
Pros: Very clean restroom/shower OK t.v.
Cons: Narrow sites Unreliable internet Early office closure Expensive laundromat Lack of seating outside, including picnic tables.
If you're desperately tired, have plenty of money, and will either be resting or gone all the time, this park is fine. If you enjoy walking around, eating outside, or have a family, I'd recommend a different RV park. - DragnTamr