After we spent two wet and rainy weeks on the coast, near Pacific City, OR, we were ready for a change. So we pulled up the jacks and drove to Salem a few days early. We would be volunteering in Salem, but had a few days to kill before then.
We had done some research on campgrounds in the area, and the Phoenix RV Park came up as the best, and it also happened to be the cheapest! They offer a stay 3 nights and pay for 2 deal; since we needed a 3 night stay, it was perfect for us. Plus, they do NOT have extra kid fees! yay! AND, the lady who answered the phone when I called to make reservations seemed a little surprised when I answered her occupancy question with the information that there are 10 of us, but she was really nice about it and still let us make reses! 😀
Phoenix was in a convenient location for us to run some errands in Salem, and to stock up on groceries.
We arrived to find a very clean, manicured, well-maintained park with angled, level sites, and friendly staff! Vaughn loved that there were dump valves at both the front and the back of the site (our outlet is in the front, so no stretching 25 feet of hose!). I liked the free wi-fi. The boys liked the free cable, and I’m pretty sure that they watched enough football for at least a month!
The park has some overflow parking, so even though our van didn’t fit in our site (we left the truck hooked up since we would not need it for those days), it was still pretty close by, and we could see it out our windows.
The office is right at the entrance, and is where you check in.
In the main office building is also a small store area with rv supplies, ice, and drinks, a lending library with books and videos, a code-maintained laundry room…
and clean and spacious bathrooms with showers…
The park is fenced in, and all sites are set back from the street. Even though there seemed to be quite a few monthly/seasonal, they aren’t overly obvious at first glance because Every site was clean and neat, and free from clutter!
There is also another building towards the back of the park with a small workout/relaxation area, and another laundry room…
We kept our laundry caught up here because the machines were so inexpensive… $1.50 to wash, and $1.25 to dry.
There is a small play area for kids, which the littles loved (after Caleb dried off the slides with his britches 😉 )…
And the rain even stopped a few times long enough for a few games of street football!
The Phoenix RV Park would definitely be our first choice for a campground in the Salem area next time we are here! We ended up paying $85.85 for our 3 night stay (3rd night was free), and felt that it was a good deal. The campground is right behind a Safeway grocery store, only a couple of miles away from Costco, and just far enough off of I-5 to not get the nighttime road noise. Each site has its own picnic table and BBQ stand (no flame), and the grassy lawns are well cared for.