Campground Review: Crater Lake RV Park, Prospect, OR

047Campground Review Summary

  • Name: Crater Lake RV Park
  • Dates of stay: June 6-12, 2018
  • Location: 46001 Hwy 62, Prospect, OR
  • Type of campground: Private / Independent
  • Cost: $31.76/night (weekly rate)
  • Additional fees: none
  • Stay limit: none
  • Accepts mail / packages: yes
  • Cell reception: ATT poor / none
  • Website: www.prospectrvpark.com
  • Pros: Beautiful, inexpensive, close to national park
  • Cons: basic amenities, no TV/phone coverage

Full Review

We selected this resort due to its proximity to Crater Lake National Park. We are always a little nervous coming into an older park (especially in a wooded area), as they are often not set up to accommodate large RVs. However, this park not only proved that truism false, it was one of the most beautiful natural settings we’ve had in our travels.

046Our back-in asphalt site was over 80 feet long, more than ample for our parking needs. That site had sufficient maneuvering room so that backing in wasn’t a problem. We had a shaded patio area with a picnic table and plenty of space around us. The full hookup site included 50/30 amp electrical service, water and sewer. Since we were under the trees, our satellite dish couldn’t connect and we were far enough out to have exactly zero over the air TV channels. There was a Direct TV connection provided by the campground which was free since we had our own Direct TV box, but we would have had to awkwardly run the cable through our slide seal and connect it directly to our box. We decided just to do without TV for the week. The campground has an extensive free DVD lending library, and we took full advantage of that! Our ATT signal was essentially unusable, but the campground internet wifi was surprisingly robust. Not enough for streaming or anything heavy duty, but it was adequate for checking email and casual gaming.

I should note that not all of the sites are this long and some have a fairly significant slope. Ours was reasonably level, but we saw other rigs that had to really jack up their front end to get level. Not every site can accommodate our size bus, and they gave us the best location for our needs.

044Amenities are basic. If you are looking for a pool and mini golf, this isn’t the place. The bathhouses are converted trailers with one commode and two showers in each of the men’s and women’s facilities. They were dated, but clean and serviceable. The managers and camp hosts were friendly and incredibly helpful. At check in, we were given a packet of information and maps to local sights. The aforementioned DVD library was a nice resource.  The campground even is connected to hiking trails – you can stroll out your door and onto the trails. Awesome!

The nearby town of Prospect has a small general store, a gas station, and sufficient AT&T signal to make phone calls. For a supermarket, you have to go farther afield to Shady Cove (20 minutes) or near Medford (45 minutes). Make sure you gas up, because there are limited gas stations in and around Crater Lake National Park.

Coming out of California and averaging $50/night, this campground at just over $30/night seemed downright cheap. That price included a $2.75/night surcharge for 50 amp service, so a smaller rig would cost even less.

 

043If you are into nature, this is a fantastic location. Crater Lake National Park is about a half hour away, and nearby are great motorcycle roads, hiking/biking trails, and ATV trails.

Bottom Line: Beautiful wooded campground, in a great location, at a great price. One of our favorite campgrounds so far.

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