Have you ever wanted to sell everything you own and just "take off?" Travel the country's back roads, paddle down a meandering stream, experience breath-taking mountain views, walk among 100-year old trees, and just marvel at America's beauty? That is the dream that my partner, Betsy, and I decided to make a reality. This blog describes our adventure. The food we eat, people we meet, sights we see, and the enjoyment we find in traveling.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

RV Park Review – Bandon RV Park (Bandon, Oregon)

This RV park is a small, in-town park with no frills.  The downtown location and the price ($24/night + tax with Good Sam and a reservation discount) is what drew us to this park.  Also, weather predictions were for upcoming severe rain and wind so we wanted to get off the road for a couple of days and wait out the storms.  Thus, being close to town was a plus for us.  

There are 40+ sites many of them filled with monthly/seasonal people.  The roads are paved and the RV pads are gravel.  All sites are back in and level.  Sites are very close together and can present a challenge to back into when big rigs are stacked next to each other.  The park sits right on HWY 101 but the road noise did not seem to be obtrusive.

All sites are full hook-up with 30/50 amp electric, cable with 60+ channels and wifi that worked well.  There is not much of a patio and although there are some picnic tables scattered around, there was not enough room at our site for one and it would not have been a very desirable place to sit.  Don’t even think about a fire pit!
Our site (#5) was facing HWY 101 but the road noise at night was not a problem.
Typical sites in the back row which were occupied by long-term residents.
The office staff were super nice, pleasant, and extremely helpful with directions, recommendations on sites to see, and answered other questions we had.

Our Verizon 4G phone and hotspot worked well but their wifi was so good that we did not need hotspot.

The restroom and laundry buildings are older but extremely clean.  

Overall, this park is o.k. – it is what it is – a cramped park but if you want to be within walking distance to downtown that is what you get.

What we liked about this park was the downtown location that allows you to walk to many destinations.  The Face Rock Creamery was ¼ mile away and continuing on another  ¼ mile you will find yourself in Old Town among the shops, restaurants, farmers market, and the harbor.  The grocery store was ¼ mile away and an easy walk.

We loved how helpful the office staff was and appreciated all the information they gave to us. 

Things we did not like was how close the sites were to each other and the lack of dog walking space.  We definitely could have passed sugar to our neighbors.

Spirits two cents . . . she did not like this park at all.  Parks that are all gravel and pavement are not her favorite.  The “dog walk” was a strip of nasty grass outside of the park on the street.  The beach is a short drive away and we spent more time there to appease the pup.  The storms blew the surf up and Spirit had great fun out running waves and blowing sand!     

Pet walk
Sites in the middle of the park back up next to another site.
Bathrooms, showers and laundry.

1 comment:

  1. That is a tight CG! You could barely put out your slide. I guess it is a case of location, location, location. At least the beach kept Spirit happy. Thank heavens CGs are only temporary places to stay. Phew!


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