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Portside RV Park has seventy sites. Sites are paved and are full hookup 30/50amp, including water, sewer, cable tv, and Wi-Fi. An on-site clubhouse offers activities that patrons can participate in without having to leave the RV park. For guests who are hoping to explore the area, many festivals held within the harbor are considered to be one of the main draws to locals and tourists, in addition to an abundance of outdoor recreation at the nearby natural land features and the state park. The establishment receives a mix of people from young families to mature couples.
Portside RV Park, located in the southwestern corner of Oregon, offers thirty-three RV sites, with the rest of the spaces being designated with park models. The premises feature a main office building, clubhouse, 24-hour laundry facility, restrooms, and coin-operated showers. The clubhouse functions as a recreation room that can be used as a gathering space for visitors to lounge or play games in. Some of the amenities provided in the recreation room include a full kitchen, poker table, shuffleboard table, large-screen TV, and a seating area.
Located about a ten-minute walk from the establishment is the beach, which is available to visitors of the area. The harbor, shops, and river access can all be found about a five-minute walk from Portside RV Park. John, the current manager of Portside RV Park, says that the Chetco River, in particular, is one of the most popular fishing attractions within the area with Fishing charters also available. He also recommends visitors eat at Catalyst Seafood, Fat Irish Kitchen & Pub, Cazadores Mexican Restaurant, as well as the other restaurant offerings in the harbor area.
Visitors can find several opportunities for outdoor recreation within the area. For guests who are hoping to go hiking, swimming, or fishing, Harris Beach State Park can provide each of those activities. Another place that people can hike at is the Oregon Redwoods Trail which takes individuals along a trail leading through several redwood trees. Visitors can also go to the Salmon Run Golf Course, which is 3.5 miles from Brookings.
John, the manager of the park, mentions that the property is mostly known for its cleanliness and quiet atmosphere. One previous visitor commented similarly, saying, "The bathrooms and showers are scrubbed daily. The management definitely cares about the park." The business strictly enforces all policies but especially regarding pets and quiet hours, which is from 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM, Pets are to be cleaned up after and always leashed. Aggressive animals are not allowed at Portside RV Park. One policy that is specific to each RV site is that wood burning is not allowed, but the use of propane and charcoal is acceptable.
The general demographic for the RV park contains a mix of many people, both young and old. In the summer months, the RV park receives the most visitors as many people come to spend time outdoors and at the beach. Additionally, during the summer, the local area holds various events, which tend to be one of the main draws for tourists. Some of the festivals that are hosted are the Fourth of July Celebration in the harbor, the Southern Oregon Kite Festival, the Azalea Festival, and the Pirate Festival. In the past, Portside RV Park has hosted events of their own for their residents and guests, including community BBQs, get-togethers, and potlucks for holidays such as Christmas or Thanksgiving.
The park itself has been around since 1987. Currently, the property is owned by a corporation that owns multiple RV parks, and they are the third owners of Portside RV Park. The establishment has undergone several changes over the years, some of which include the paved grounds and the construction of the clubhouse, office building, and garage. The manager mentions that these renovations, the enhancement of the speed of their Wi-Fi, and other upgrades of various aspects of the infrastructure have aided the overall success of the property.
The manager who lives on the property is one of the main operators of the establishment and he mentions that he had always been interested in running an RV park. He explains that interacting with guests is one of the things he enjoys most about managing the property.