This campground is for Elks members only. We appreciated the privacy of the graveled sites that were separated by tall trees. There is no sewer but they provide a couple of dump stations. Shore power is 50 amps with water. The staff is friendly and provides a cell booster near the front office. We were barely able to get one bar on our Verizon cell phones but the park wifi was fast, albeit it a little unreliable. The seaside town of Florence is five miles away and neighboring Heceta Beach is great for long walks. We also visited South Jetty off of Highway 101 which has over 40 miles of beautiful sand dunes. We were here in September and experienced a lot of fog which is typical in this area. We loved the park and would definitely return.
We really loved this park. It is secluded and our site (31) was nicely shaded by the abundant trees. We were here to have our motorhome serviced by Cummins in Coburg so it was more of a necessary stay over but we were pleasantly surprised. The staff is very casual and, because we had reserved and paid ahead of time, we got set up in our site with minimum fuss. A river flows through the park and there is a nice short trail that runs parallel to it. The traffic coming over the bridge can be a little noisy but we couldn't hear anything from our site. If you like antiques then Coburg will suit you well, otherwise nearby Eugene is the place to go where you'll find all the usual assortment of your favorite stores and a beautiful city park. Armitage Park itself, however, is a lovely place to just hang out, relax and listen to the sounds of nature.
We really like this campground and the site where we stayed (99) was long enough to easily accommodate our compact car. This section of the campground appears to be newer and is well maintained. We have been here before and this time we stayed for a week and availed of the discounted rate. During our stay, I noticed we had a serious ant problem on the concrete by our motorhome. I went to the office to report it and they said they would have someone out the next day. They did not and the problem was neither acknowledged or taken care of during our stay so they lose marks here. I wound up taking care of the problem myself. Aside from that, there is a pleasant atmosphere at the park which is nestled between lush farmland and a large shopping mall. We appreciated the convenience of Costco and Target, only a short walk from the campground. There is no shortage of things to do in the area, especially given it's close proximity to the city of Portland.
This park is positioned right on the banks of the Hoquiam River but our campsite was back quite a bit so we had no river view. This was disappointing because, without the view, the park is pretty nondescript. The staff is friendly and the owner greeted us with fresh-baked cookies when we arrived, which was a welcome surprise after our journey. The sites are adequate in size and the park is clean and well-kept. The park wifi was average. There is a short trail by the river that leads to a boat scrapyard. It was a little creepy as the light faded in the evening but a lovely walk nonetheless. The area itself has a lot of character albeit it a little depressed. Nearby Aberdeen is a better bet for decent grocery stores and things to do.
We have been to Salt Creek Recreational Area many times and it never disappoints. When the regular coastal fog clears, there are wonderful views of the Strait of Juan De Fuca. You can pass the time watching cruise ships and huge tankers on the horizon. A few short steps down to the water's edge is a prime place to catch the sunrise and sunset. Nearby Tongue Point also provides for breathtaking views. Don't expect Wi-Fi connectivity, the park does not provide it, and unless you want to pay huge international roaming fees from Canada, you won't have cell service most of the time. There are no sewer hookups although there is a dump station. There is a nice mix of RV and tent campers and all are well behaved. In the space where we stayed, there was ample room for slideouts, awnings, and parking for our towed vehicle. Do check their web site for specific info, as spaces vary in size and amenities. We will revisit any chance we get. We can't say enough good things about the little haven.
We can only say good things about this park. It's clean, quiet, the staff are friendly and helpful and the WiFi is strong (albeit sometimes unreliable). We stayed here once before and thought it was unremarkable but this time round, as full timers, it fulfilled all our needs. In our space (#7), we had no problem extending our awning completely and had enough space to grill, etc. Some people complain that space can be tight but it was adequate for us. Not cheap at $40 per night but there are both weekly and monthly discounted rates.
We stayed here for 3 weeks as we prepared to go fulltiming after living in the area for 14 years. It was convenient. Staff was friendly and campsite was clean. Sites are VERY tight (we were not able to extend our awnings fully) and our shore power was unreliable - our voltage meter was constantly fluctuating. Laundry and bathrooms/showers were adequate and clean. Highway noise was really loud. Very expensive (rate cited reflects the discounted weekly rate).