CP Campground Review – Armitage Campground, Eugene, OR
A lovely, green county park just next to Eugene in Middle-West OR. Our absolute fav in the area!
Review updated as of last stay May 2016
- Site Quality = 5/5
Excellent site quality here. All sites are large, flat, paved with spacious “sitting areas” and full hookups (50Amp/water/sewer) and cable TV. Sites are arranged in a big loop around a large green lawn. Front-end sites (#1-15) esp. on the inner circle are fully open, while back-end sites (#18-32) are very shaded. Good separation and green everywhere. Selection of pull-throughs and back-ins.
- Facilities = 4.5/5
Very nice facilities here. There is one older building (just basic flush toilets) which is basic, but clean & decent. There is also a NEW building (installed ~2014) near site #17/18 which has a brand new laundromat (sparkling clean, beautiful. Loads cost $2) plus huge, free shower stalls. Surrounding area has large, green day-use area, some short hiking trails and access to the McKenzie River. There is also Free onsite WiFi although we found it mostly unusable (we connected occasionally, but most of the time it was overloaded. In addition WiFi signal gets very “iffy’ towards the back sites).
- Location = 4.5/5
For visiting Eugene or getting RV work done the location can’t be beat. You’re within a few miles of all the shopping you need (Costco, Trader Joe’s, plus a lovely Farmers’ Market on Saturday’s) as well as several big, RV repair facilities (Cummins, Freightliner etc.) and the TA stop (with RV wash). TONS of other RV stuff & foodie within short driving distance, including the excellent downtown weekly farmers market. Only slight ding is the place is right off busy Coberg Road and by the day-use area you can hear the traffic. However it’s wonderfully quiet by the campsites.
- Pet Friendliness = 5/5
Fabulous doggie site. There is a lovely 2-acre dog park on-site, plus access to hiking and a splash in the river. Poo bags provided too.
Overall Rating = 4.75
BONUS ALERT = Camp in lush green in the heart of Eugene!
Summary: We originally discovered this campground through a review from Laurie and Odel at We Call It Home many years ago. They raved about it and we completely agree. This is a lush, green little gem of a find right in the heart of Eugene. Sites are super spacious with full hookups (+ cable!) and a selection of either back-ins or pull-throughs. Great mix of both open and fully shaded choices. The surrounding park has large green lawns, day-use areas, a lovely 2-acre doggie park and direct access to the McKenzie river. In 2014 the park made the upgrade of adding a brand new laundromat and showers which raised the ratings and made it hard to beat in the area. The only minor dings I can give this place is the day-use areas do get some noise from Coberg Road/I-5 plus it’s POPULAR so you’ve really got to book ahead to get in. Location to both Eugene & RV services couldn’t be better, plus they allow RV washing on-site. We absolutely love this place and stay here every time we come through the area.
Extra Info: Verizon LTE available (1-2 bars) although stability can be finicky and is helped a lot with boost (antenna/amp). ATT decently stable at 2 bars without boost. Free on-site WiFi, but it isn’t really usable and strength is very “iffy” towards back sites. Back-in sites cost $30/night (full hookup), pull-throughs cost $33 (full hookup), all reservable on-line (reservations recommended!). 14-day stay limit.
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