We went into here along SR4 in Washington from Kelso and I-5, rather than the busier US30 in Oregon, which takes you through downtown Astoria on the way. I can't say this is the best campground ever, but it is nice. After Labor Day things were pretty quiet there, though there were no full hookup sites available online. They were 3/4 full on the weekdays we were there. As others state, it is a little confusing getting into the park because signage from the North is not the best. A sharp right turn in Ilwaco town center is tough in a big rig with a toad. Check-in folks aren't ever in a hurry, but once you find the site, backing in is easy, and most all the sites I saw were level and hard surfaced. A bit muddy over the campsite, but pretty good separation from your neighbors. And campfires were permitted, despite a burn ban over the rest of the state. Lots to see in the area, with trails and sights within the park ("no RV's" on some roads), sea fishing, Lewis and Clark stuff. Not far to Astoria with its superb Maritime Museum, and then beyond to Seaview and Cannon Beach if you crave company(!). North to Long Beach and Willapa Bay. Only downside is complete lack of signal for Verizon or ATT. I couldn't pick up a TV signal, but there were several radio stations. Not a bad place to spend a week.
Campground host tells me the entry sign was knocked out recently, and state is deciding how to replace it. So entering from the East is an adventure. Head for the "historical marker". We liked this place as its quiet, deer and turkeys wandering through. The pull throughs with 50 amp and sewer service are close together, but our back-in with 30 amp was level and large. Couple of nice short trails nearby. Great stopover campground in a pretty remote area.
I'm not sure how this park got all the raving reviews. It's OK, but nothing special. Receptionist seemed uninterested. Pros: level sites, not too close, good cable TV, nice new laundry. Cons: Virtually no entry signs, tough to find in a big rig -- needs a sign on the highway at least; smallest shower cubicle ever; pool and jacuzzi nonfunctional; wi-fi marginal. It was okay for a stopover, but there's got to be better parks.
It's not the newest campground, but it shows the owners' interest in doing things right. Terraced level sites are often a bit close, but good surface, and several privacy walls. They've kept up the laundry and bathroom/showers' which are a bit old, but very clean. They're trying to get their entry fixed -- it's a sharp turn-in now. Close to lots of shopping/restaurants. We liked it, and recommend it highly.
County park down a bit of a rough entry road, but manageable. Park attendant tells me they just reopened after being closed over a year due to Mississippi flooding. Only a few of the sites, along the river, have power, and the sewer is a work in progress. However, this is one of the best parks we've come across. Beautiful views of the river and barges, only 50 yards away. Nice level paved sites. 50 amp and good water. Verizon internet signal was weak but workable. It's an undiscovered gem -- highly recommended.