November 26, 2022 - reviewed by Jim
In Need Of Repair
The positive it is a short walk to a beautiful small bay.
We came in late November and the restrooms are unheated and the restroom stalls had missing latches. The wood bridge railing is pretty rotten.
The sites are 90 degrees to the narrow access road so you have to jack knife your travel trailer or 5th wheel to get it in the sp.
Our site was on the wrong side so our door opened to a fence and had to walk around the rv to get to fire or table. The power pole was too close to the rv pad so we had to park at an angle to allow slide out to extend. It just needs a few thousand hours of deferred maintenance.
August 24, 2022 - reviewed by Craig
Great Park / Great Rangers
We made our reservation on line, saw the site and didn’t see any problems getting our 36’ 5th wheel into the site we selected. When we got there it was obvious that we wouldn’t be able to back into the site. The ranger worked with us and found a site that would work for us.
The park is older, narrow loops, must be careful when driving thru. Other than that the park was great.
There isn’t any cell coverage, but it might be nice not to be connected!
May 4, 2021 - reviewed by TinCanReview
Wonderful old State Park
Park is showing it’s age but still great. easy morning walk to Sunset Bay.
Loops B&C temporarily closed . Loop A bathroom needs to be gutted, we used Loop D bath near the Yurts.
If this park is full try new park a few miles down the road “Bay Point Landing”. Sites right on the water for $60-70 depending on day of the week. Happy trails.
October 11, 2020 - reviewed by Nancy
Just So So
We've been at a lot of Oregon State Parks along the coast and this is only just so, so. Unless you like to hike, there's not much to do. It's okay for a day, but not much more. There is a small cove with beach area great for beginner surfers if that's your thing. No TV stations, very limited phone reception and wifi is even worse. Make sure you have a good long book to read.
July 18, 2019 - reviewed by Brenda
Hike Hike Hike
We are from Idaho, we camp along the Oregon coast every couple of years. Usually we won't it and stay wherever we can get in but this year we decided to make reservations. We googled best campgrounds on the Oregon coast and decided to camp places we can stay at least 3 days. So this was on the trip. We had a blast. The Oregon coast I'd beautiful, the hiking is phenomenal for all levels. We hiked around the campgrounds in the mornings, hit the cove for paddle boards in the afternoons. Sunsets on the beach.
Of special interest was the number and diversity of the hiking trails. Such a great time seal watching, hiking and checking out the botanical gardens. Coos Bay is more of a working coastal town vs a tourist town so the shopping/seafood is better, less expensive and less pretentious then like Newport or Lincoln City
December 29, 2018 - reviewed by Shawn
Little Run Down
In all fairness, we visited between Christmas and New Years. The park is clean, but very muddy. No cell coverage if you want to use your phone or computer (via cell system). Trail to beach was flooded under the road and walking on the road was unsafe. The spaces were difficult to back into with our 32 foot class A motorhome. We made it, but made a large mud rut to do so.
This is a very beautiful place and will return to the park in a drier time of year, but won’t camp in our motorhome here again. Just too small for our rig. The park reservation system should have known the difficulties this location has with rigs over 28 feet.
September 6, 2018 - reviewed by John
Can't believe someone would give a review of a couple of stars for the Campground because Verizon coverage was poor
July 18, 2018 - reviewed by Hannah
This campground is in an awesome location and the staff is really on top of things. Clean campsites, showers and bathrooms. Shore Acres day use and Sunset Beach are close by and the little fishing town of Charleston has markets and a marina.
June 19, 2018 - reviewed by Amy
Lots of families. Nice spots in some areas. Some sites have been over trimmed so not much privacy at the moment.
June 6, 2018 - reviewed by Thomas
Not Any Verizon Coverage
Although the campground looked tranquil and shady (solar panels will not be very effective here), we needed Verizon coverage due to medical reasons, so we had to leave our reserved spot and go down the road to another campground which had great coverage.
June 5, 2018 - reviewed by Kristyn
Such a beautiful place to spend the night! We were travelling up hwy 101 and stopped here for the night. Played in the bay, saw and heard seals, and had hot showers. Got lucky with no reservation and a 32 foot rig, but plenty of spaces open early in the season. Sites are beautiful! Warning..... no Verizon cell reception except spotty reception at the beach!
Would stay again!
May 5, 2017 - reviewed by Michael
Great With Kids
Super staff. They have wonderful programs for kids both day and evening during season. Very hard to get reservations because so popular.
April 18, 2017 - reviewed by KlW
Great For Summer
We came thru during the spring, i can imagine what it looks like in the summer.the beaches and hiking are great and the campsite is very quiet, at least during the spring. I would imagine there would mosquitos as there is a creek that runs thru the site. But it was so rainy and windy we didn't notice.
Sites are big, bathrooms are fair for state park bathrooms. The beach is the best
December 20, 2016 - reviewed by Short
Beautiful grounds, awesome trails along the water.
September 5, 2016 - reviewed by Richard N Laurie Tamez
We were here last year during March and used it as a rest stop during our tour of the western states. Glad we stopped. The camp was quiet and enjoyed the abundance of trees in the park, which gave us some nice shade and privacy from the campers next door. The area offers a lot to see. The shoreline drive is spectacular with plenty of places to stop and see/hear the wildlife. We also enjoyed the Japanese gardens which were nearby and Very serene wiTh trails running along the coastline for a great hike. We also ventured into Coos bay for some seafood and a much needed laundry run. Nice seaside town...all in all, we'd definitely go back.
October 3, 2015 - reviewed by Bob
Nice quiet camp. Beautiful gardens and grounds at Shore Acres about a mile south. Also a ton of sea lions at Simpson Reef next to the gardens.
September 23, 2015 - reviewed by Gdog N Timber
We wanted to stay for a few more nights but the sites were reserved. This place is on our short list of Oregon places to stay.
August 15, 2015 - reviewed by Mko
Nice campground. Some tight spots for big rigs.