Rivers West RV Park – Myrtle Creek, OR
I was driving north on Interstate 5 and saw this delightful park along the South Umpqua River and just had to stop. This is a very reasonably priced place to just relax and do some quiet reading or just enjoy the river.
The park does not have cable or Wi-Fi. If you don’t carry a satellite, you might get 2-3 snowy channels if you play with your antenna. The rate is the rate before Good Sam, etc. discounts. This is one LOOOONNNNNNGGGGGGG RV park. Why do I say that? Because the majority (about 80%) of the sites are along the river bank. If you like to walk, you will get your minimum required daily exercise walking from one end of the park to the other.
Spots 1-98 are “Full hookup,” and Spots 99-117 are “partial” hookups (W&E at each), with tents allowed only on the “evens” in those sites. The river bank sites are all back-in. There are some back-in sites directly across from the river bank, but if you stay in those sites, you are right against Interstate 5 and road noise! There are also a few pull-through spots in the middle. If you carry a satellite, you may want to stay in those spots. As for the river spots, about a fifth of them actually have a good view of the river. The rest of the river spots are obstructed by trees growing out of the very high river bank.
If you want a river view, be sure to ask for one. I had spot number 40, with good river view. That spot currently has a “make-shift” stairway that goes down to a very sandy “river beach” which also has a rocky area where you can climb and sit and gaze at the river.
There is a rocky boat ramp for use of RV park guests only. It looked pretty steep to me! Boats can be stored at your own risk on the north end of the campground. If you want to use the campground restrooms and laundry, they issue you a key. I’m surprised they didn’t charge a key deposit to ensure return of said key. The restrooms and laundry were fairly clean considering they are in cinder block buildings with concrete floors. Laundry was cheap! It was 75 cents each (wash and dry) if you use the “light duty” machines; and $1 if you use the “heavy duty” machines. I was able to wash a throw rug in the “heavy duty” machine.
The park has a picnic pavilion, some horseshoe pits, and a propane station. There are some “permanent” residents here. One of the permanent residents told me that in the winter, it’s good fishing from the back of your RV!