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Sunday, June 5, 2011


When we first visited this small, friendly park in August of 2009 (click here to read our full review from that stay), we made a mental note to return when we had time to stay longer.  We came back on June 3rd, intending to stay 3 nights on our way north.  By the time we had settled into site 9, an east facing back-in, we had decided to add two more days to our stay. 

Scotch Bloom in yellow Site 9, Umpqua Golf and RV Resort

Why?  Start with the camp host here, Lonnie Brock, friendly, mellow and extremely helpful.   After a 5 hour drive, it is nice to be welcomed with a big smile, helpful suggestions for site selection, and the opportunity to settle into the site before returning to the office to pay.  Sites are comfortably large for a commercial park.  Then there is the view, out towards the emerald green golf course and pine covered hills.  AND, it must be the best deal in all of Oregon if you are a Passport America member, as they continue to honor a Passport America rate of $15/night (50 amp full hookups, cable TV and blazing WiFi included – so fast that we used it instead of our Verizon MiFi). 

I particularly like the hilltop location, the reason we choose this park over the SKP park nearby (same price).  Odel likes the proximity to the golf course.  The only drawback is the moderate traffic noise from nearby highway 138, a main route to the coast.  Fortunately, traffic noise drops considerably after dark.  We could happily stay here longer… but have an appointment to keep in Eugene.

1 comment:

Barbara and Ron said...

Yikes! And I guess it won't be any warmer by the time we get to the Oregon Coast. I guess you'll be long gone, but I understand Fort Umpqua Days in Elkton is a hoot. But it's over the Labor Day weekend.