CP Campground Review – Emigrant Lake County Park, Ashland, OR
A lovely county park with simply stunning lake views right outside of Ashland in S.Central OR. This review is for the RV area “The Point RV Park”.
- Site Quality = 4/5
Overall very nice sites here, with only a few dings. Sites are all large paved surfaces with full hookups (50Amp/water/sewer), nice “sitting areas” containing picnic table and fire-pit and good separation. The sites are all well-tiered on a hill with sites along the front lake-side of the loop at a lower level than the back-side of the loop so views are tremendous with almost full lake/hill views out of every single site. Easy access and space for big rigs all around. The only dings are that there is sparse shade and some sites are very unlevel with rather large leans in the parking pad. Flattest sites are 2,3,4,6,7,14,16,18,19,20,22, 27,28,29, and then there is the “super-prime” site #21 which sits all by itself in a huge flat pull-out at the very end of the loop. This site, on its own, gets 10/10 for space, views & access. If you can get it, book it!!
- Facilities = 4/5
Good facilities here. Large and clean toilets, plus big individual pay ($0.25 for 4 mins) shower stalls. Several boat-ramps around the lake. On-site dump station.
- Location = 5/5
We absolutely loved the location here. You are right on a gorgeous lake with access to day-use areas, boating & lake activities, lots of hiking, fishing and swimming, and even a water-slide for the kids. Ashland is only a few miles away and has golf, a lovely downtown and strong theatre scene, plus you can access mountain hiking in nearby Mt.Ashland.
- Pet Friendliness = 5/5
Great spot for doggie. You are right on a lake and pooch can access/swim in the water right from the campground. Also easy hiking directly from your campsite. Only place you can’t take doggie is the day-use areas, but there is plenty of other space around.
Overall Rating = 4.5
BONUS ALERT = Gorgeous lake-views from just about every campsite!
Summary: I can already tell you that based on views alone this campground is going to make our top 10 of the year. Campsites are nicely tiered with lake-side sites at a lower level than back-side of the loop so you get outstanding lake & hill views out of pretty much every single site. Add to that full hook-ups, good “sitting areas”, water activities, lots of nearby hiking and fabulous theatre-going in Ashland and I think this place is a super-sweet combo. It ALSO has the MPRSE, site #21 which is a huge pull-through at the very end of the loop and really worth the booking, if you can get it. The only possible dings I can give is that some of the sites are rather unlevel (see above for details) and there’s only sparse shade. At the time of year and temps we were here this place was quiet and absolutely lovely, but I gather from others that it gets rather hot and very crowded in the summer, esp. when kids are out of school & everybody uses the lake. For that reason it seems to get rather mixed reviews on the web. As far as our experience goes, however, this is a prime campground. We thoroughly enjoyed the stay as well as the surrounding area and there’s no doubt we’ll be coming back for more.
Extra Info: Good 3G on Verizon (3-4 bars). Total 32 sites all full hookup (50 amp/water/sewer) and all reservable on-line. Sites cost $26/night. On-site dump station.