Bastendorff Beach Park Campground
Park Features & Amenities
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Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard
Utilities & Amenities
Power: 30 Amps
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Overall very satisfied
This was our 1st time staying at Bastendorff Beach Park Campground.
I'd say overall we were quite pleased with our 3-night stay.
We were in Spot 60 right beside the Camp Host.
1st of all.. I wanted to say a HUGE Thank You and Job Well Done to the camp host couple. They were always smiling.. checking with everyone if they needed anything. The bathrooms were clean and lots of TP (this is a good thing)
Even saw them helping a camper with a brand new RV put up their awning because they couldn't figure it out. With a smile and without hesitation help was provided and the awning was up and looking good!
Wanted to say THANK YOU FOR YOUR MILITARY SERVICE as well.
I rated the overall stay 4.5 out of 5 only because our campsite was pretty much just mud. Yes.. I know it's the middle of Jan but with some gravel or bark mulch this could have been eliminated easily. There was gravel around the picnic table.. .but nothing around the fire pit or where you have to step out of the RV. Anyway.. this made quite a mess in the RV with the kids & dogs in/out as they do.
They do have a very nice dump station. (the hose leaks bad) but it was easy to use and very convenient to access.
Access to the beach couldn't be easier. Well within walking distance (albeit a bit easier walking down the hill than back up) LOL // I'd say it's maybe a 10 to 15 min walk from our campsite to standing on the beautiful "clean" beach.
So... with that.... a bit of gravel or something to cover up the muddy campsite area... and this would have easily been a 5 out of 5 rating.
Thank you all and I'm looking forward to our next visit.
We ended up staying here instead of the recommended Sunset Bay. I am so very glad we did stay at your site. It blew Sunset bay out of the water. It is serene, secluded. absolutely beautiful. just a short drive or walk to the beach. Bastendorf is so lovely and relaxing. what a great place for the kids to play as well. I also picked your site because of the childrens park that was unlike any other. the grandkids could not wait to play everyday while we enjoyed some peace for a bit without worrying about them. just within site of us at the park.
nice hot showers. convenient hookups for our new trailer. thank you. we cant wait to come back. while there check out Shore Acres just down the road. What a treat...
Arrived on a Friday afternoon. We drove around the park searching for a decent spot, because it was pretty full. We looked online the night before, which displayed many openings, and it DID NOT say it was reservation only. After we finally picked a spot we set up all of our things, and headed to town to get a couple food items we forgot. Upon our return, we are informed that we are occupying a reserved spot, even though it was not marked, and if we did not pack up immediately they were calling the sherif. We were VERY rudely treated, and by that I mean we were treated like scum, by the camp host. It was not clearly stated upon entering that is reservation only, nor on the website. We were treated like idiots and told that they would not accommodate us whatsoever and we had to find a new spot at 9:30 pm. We drove 30 miles north, to Eel Creek Campgroud where we were treated with respect and the camp host accommodated us perfectly. THAT is a camp ground I would recommend to anyone. VERY UPSET ABOUT BASTENDORF.
A Delightful Surprise!
This county run park has spacious wooded sites, water & electric hook-ups, onsite dump station and magnificent views of the ocean. It's also nicely located to explore the towns of Chesterton and Coos Bay, as well as Cape Arago Lighthouse, Shoreacres and Sunset Beach.
And as a super bonus, you can actually get usable AT&T and Verizon signal here.
The park now does have online reservation, but they cost an extra $11 to make. We stayed in October, and the park was pretty empty - it was no problem to show up and get a great spot.
Under the Radar
Bastendorff Beach Park, a Coos County Park, lives in the shadow of the better known nearby Sunset Beach State Park. As a general rule, most county parks are less known, appearing to fly under the radar; they lack being a part of a state system and usually do not spend the advertising money that private RV parks often do. Should you visit this park with its wooded sites, I think you will find this in your favor, no reservations are made, all sites are on a first come basis, and space is usually available. The price is right, and the beach is near-by.
Bastendorf County Park, Charleston, OR
Great park and reasonably priced. Access roads are paved, but a little narrow. Good variety of site sizes. Great view of the ocean from the day use area. No access to beach from the park, but it's an easy 1/2 mile walk from the gate. Camp hosts very helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.