July 25, 2018 - reviewed by JAR
Convenient Location But Pretty Low End
You have 2 types of people who stay here: low-end full time renters with stuff stacked everywhere and their skin-and-bones pit bulls tied out -or- you have people there for extended stays for fishing on their boats docked nearby. There is nothing scenic or pretty here. Your spot will be very small with little privacy. Front desk staff not very helpful or friendly. I’ll be looking at staying somewhere else next time. The other reviews here are also very accurate.
July 23, 2018 - reviewed by TAD
I stayed for two nights on a weekend. The location is great. You can easily walk into town or hop on the Oregon Scenic Railroad. My spot included water/electric/sewer and wifi (which has multiple antennas throughout the park). Someone is really working to make improvements. I was in the 400 circle and the nearest bathroom/shower was spotless and in good repair. Office staff was very friendly. But know this, the place is huge and the spots seem a little tight. Pads are gravel. Seems like a lot of folks bring their rigs in for the summer to fish and crab and there does appear to be some full timers. Saw a lot of dogs, but all were on leashes.
August 18, 2017 - reviewed by Dru
This park has an amazing location right on the bay, with all of Garibaldi within a short walk. Unfortunately, The Old Mill is a dump. The rules specify to keep a clean campsite, but there's no shortage of trailers surrounded by junk. I see freezers, plastic huts, piles covered with tarps, and even a trailer with a nasty terrarium under it. Spaces are so close together, you may have to share parking space with the guy next door. Sewer hookups are several inches above ground, so you may find your hose won't drain. The bathrooms are beyond foul and shower stalls have only a translucent curtain. The WiFi is only usable near the office and it's poor, at best. Park rules specify 6-foot leashes, yet countless dogs run around loose.
Bottom line: this place is a trash hole and the rules are ignored entirely. The old Mill should be your last resort. It would be better to risk getting kicked out of Fred Meyer's parking lot than it would be to stay here. Never again.