Date of Stay: August 14-15, 2011
Weather During Stay: Beautiful sunshine without too much heat.
Site Description: Sites here are well designed for easy pull-through, with grass between the sites and a dedicated spot to park your tow/towed at the back of each site. Our site had FHU, 30 and 50 amps, plus cable TV. Each site had a picnic table, and sites are reasonable roomy for a commercial park.
Interior roads and sites are gravel/dirt, so a little dusty in dry weather. Getting into the park and your site is easy; getting out is a little less easy. Signs indicate that you are not to use the entrance road as an exit, but many big rigs did - making a left turn from the designated exit (to head west on Hwy 213) was next to impossible in a big rig.
Rate: $17/night for Passport America (minimal restrictions apply); twice that otherwise.
Phone/radio/TV: Good Verizon signal for phones and aircard. We used their WiFi while here, and it was usually reasonably fast. No obstacles for roof-mounted satellite dish, and they offered dozens of stations on cable TV. We also got many local stations on the air antenna. NPR on 91.5.
Elevation/Landscape/Terrain: Level park in a semi-rural area. Views are of neighbors and distant trees.
Lighting/Noise: Considering the proximity to a major county road, this park was pleasingly quiet, and was reasonably dark at night (low lighting).
Hiking/Walking: The park has a short walking trail around the ponds (we saw a Blue Heron). You could walk into downtown Silverton (1 mile) and to Safeway (¼ mile or so?).
Comments: This is a good home base for exploring the Oregon Garden, Salem (Oregon’s capitol) or making a trip to Silver Falls State Park (15 miles away). We had a pleasant stay at a very reasonable price.