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Image of the office at Blue Ox RV Park Albany, OregonLocation: Albany, Or.

Elevation: 210

Sites: 100+ sites… many pull-throughs… no tents

Nightly Fee: $37.40 (30amp) $40.70 (50amp) Weekly… $198.00 (30amp) $214.50 (50amp) Good Sam and Veteran rates available… Additional vehicles and pets extra

Amenities: Full hook ups include water, sewer and electrical (30amp-50amp). Other amenities include free WiFi, cable TV, clean restrooms, laundry facility, sceptic tank disposal, propane refilling and much more! An exercise room, pool, T.V. area and ping pong table are also available.

Topography: Just off the I-5 in a city setting… mostly full sun, very few trees… little shade if any at all

Miles One-Way: 1002

Directions: From So Cal area I-5 N to CA 99 N to I-5 N to Hwy 20 east to Price Rd north to Blue Ox Rd right to RV Park at end of road

Website: Blue Ox RV Park

Easily accessed around a mile off I-5, you’ll find the Blue Ox RV Park nicely located for a quick stop over along the way. Check in is quick with great instructions for getting into your RV site. You’ll enjoy full hookups including cable TV and free WiFi here at one of the convenient Albany Oregon RV Parks.

As you look around you’ll realize that many of the residents here are mid to long term residents but yet the grounds are very clean and well maintained. You’ll also notice that the sites are atypical of many RV parks in that the sites are quite tight and mainly concrete and rock landscaping but then again, most sites are fairly level and require very little leveling when you’re setting up your rig.

Image of the picnic area at Blue Ox RV Park Albany, OregonOne thing that we did appreciate is that so many of the sites are pull-throughs which was perfect for our one night stop-in at this location. They do also have a pool area and an exercise room adding a nice touch. We also really appreciated the free WiFi as later in this trip we would go several days without WiFi or even a cell signal for a ‘HotSpot’!

There are also around 150 sites making this particular RV park available to passer-bys frequently through out the year regardless of what season you may be traveling the I-5. Another great touch is the fact that you can refill your LP tanks here in case you are heading off the beaten path for some dry camping. If you are in the mood for a nice long hot shower there are three clean shower facilities. If you are needing to do some laundry there are also two nice laundry facilities available.

If you need a Wal Mart there’s one right around the corner from ya’ or there’s a Fred Meyers and a Costco across the freeway if you’ll be needing to fuel up for the next leg of the journey. And, if you’re hungry there are a lot of restaurants in the area, including a Dutch Bros. in case you need your espresso fix! I wouldn’t say that this is one of the best Oregon RV resorts but it certainly is conveniently located and maintained very well!

One thing that is certainly needed mention here is that just north of this RV park around 10 miles or so is one of the premiere Salem Oregon RV dealers… in fact I would be as bold to say that Roberson RV Center is possibly the premiere RV dealership and service center of all northern Oregon. One thing most RV owners know is the value of the folks at the service center where you bought your RV.

But what do you do when you’re over a thousand miles from home and not one of the RV service centers along the way will give you 2 minutes of their time when you desperately need them? Such was the case when Patty called Roberson RV in Salem and Chris answered the phone.

Chris agreed to take a look at our Alante and tow vehicle if we could get there before closing time. We did make it under the wire and Chris started checking out our problem and forty minutes later we were extremely relieved when Chris and Duane had us patched up and pulling out of their driveway. If you’re anywhere in Central to Northern Oregon, there really is only one place to shop for an RV. Remember, the service department makes all the difference in the world… remember the names, Chris and Duane!!!

For more information on Blue Ox RV Park in Albany, Oregon, be sure and visit them at Blue Ox RV Park.

Image of the entrance at Blue Ox RV Park Albany, OregonImage of our hook up area at Blue Ox RV Park Albany, OregonImage of an end site and street at Blue Ox RV Park Albany, Oregon






By R.C. Stude





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