We were a little apprehensive after reading some of the reviews, and my husband’s initial contact with Lynda on the phone was a bit “disjointed”. It turned out she was driving and trying to pull off the road without losing signal so was somewhat distracted!
One note – they do not take credit cards. Lynda will reserve your RV site if you have a preference, and they are happy to accept cash or checks.
We booked one of the premium camp sites in Section C. When we pulled in, both Lynda and her husband Richard met us and we ended up sitting and chatting for quite some time in the office before we even got around to parking and unhooking our 5th wheel! They gave us lots of information about local restaurants and things to do, even though we’d visited Astoria a number of times before. Since we’re all “seniors” we joked about going parasailing if the weather cleared up ;-)
The park is spotlessly clean and tidy! It is a great example of hands on ownership, management and maintenance. We stayed for nearly a week and saw Lynda and/or Richard outside every day working on the park.
Our site was lovely with a wonderful view of the golf course. We enjoyed the green open views even though we don’t golf. Spaces are pretty wide with grass and there is plenty of room to maneuver big rigs back and forth. We loved the unique table/bench combination although it was too grey and damp to spend much time outside – this was in mid May so summer hadn’t started yet!
The park’s location is actually in Warrenton, across the bridge from Astoria. It is in an older part of town but it’s perfectly acceptable and safe. Costco is just a couple of miles from the RV park, so that’s really handy. The park is within easy driving distance of all attractions in Astoria, Cape Disappoinment in SW Washington, and is just a half hour from artsy, yuppie Cannon Beach.
We don’t use GPS, but I have learned from reading other reviews that the GPS directions are *not* accurate – so call for better directions to the RV park.
There is a laundry room with two washers and two dryers. You pay Lynda $2 per load, and she gives you the key and shows you how to operate the machines. She does keep the laundry room very clean and tidy, and to some folks, I can understand how the signs there might come across as a bit abrupt.
Yes there are rules here, and yes, they are enforced! This is not a free-for-all public ‘campground’ full of raucous tenters. We never stay in public campgrounds because we do *not* enjoy dogs running loose, kids going through our campsite, radios blaring, dishes clanging and so on. There was none of that here :-)
We were pleased that this is a quiet, adult oriented RV park. Dogs are welcome but you should let them know you have one and keep it leashed.
We enjoy Astoria and wish it had a nice riverfront RV park . . . but it doesn’t. This park is so pleasant, though, you can almost forget you’re not on the water.
If you are looking for a quiet, attractive RV park, this is the place!
They also rent vacation cottages, so if you're traveling without your RV you can still enjoy staying in a peaceful quiet area.