Turtle Rock Resort, Gold Beach, Oregon
Upon arrival, we learned very quickly that the resort
had a very talented photographer who managed to capture just the right angle on every photo. As we were approaching the resort along Highway One, I said, "That can't be it." Well, unfortunately the shabby building with a weak coat of electric blue paint with the letters RV PARK on the roof was it. We pulled into the gravel entryway and passed a storage area where people appeared to be living in their RVs despite the "Storage Area" sign. The front office buildings were nicely maintained, but upon check in, the staff was curt and not friendly. We also were frustrated with the extra fees upon check in that added nearly $40 to our total bill, bringing the tab to one of the highest nightly rates we have ever paid. She recommended a bar across the street that looked very shady to us. We pulled in through the park and saw unkempt grass patches, a smattering of cottages, and drove the gravel and dirt bumpy road to our premium site with a private deck and spa along the riverfront. The site was pushed right up next to a permanent resident's cottage, so we spent some time looking at their shabby decor out on their deck. The site was nice and wide, had a lovely deck with some nice, new furniture, and the spa was adequate. We quickly realized that the riverfront was not the Rogue River, and were excited the beachfront was only a short walk away. We did enjoy some amazing sunsets from our patio with ocean and river views. The park does have laundry, bathhouses, hookups, wifi, group facilities, an exercise room, DVD rentals, a small, meager supply of supplies in the "store," and Jerry's Rogue River Jets will provide a complimentary shuttle service to and from the campground. Campsites have either grass or gavel pads, picnic tables, and fire rings. We went to check out the laundry facility and I was really happy to have completed our laundry at our previous campground, as these facilities were located upstairs and past some sort of sewer drain that emitted a horrible stench. Highway One noise was audible throughout day and night as well.
All in all, I would say that this park is overrated, expensive, run down, and I would not stay here again if visiting the area. There are several parks along the Rogue River that I would explore instead.
Good Sites: 35, 46, 48-50, 52-55
Poor Sites: 79-81, 61-64
Hookups: Electric, Water & Sewer
Potable Water: At each site
Dump within Facility: Yes