Campground Review – Klamath Falls KOA Journey – Klamath Falls, OR

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The Klamath Falls KOA Journey is conveniently located just off of Highway US-39 in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The nice little campground is great for an overnight stay while passing through the area or as a base to explore nearby attractions, such as Crater Lake National Park or Lava Beds National Monument.

Location

Klamath Falls KOA Journey
3435 Shasta Way
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
Park: (541) 884-4644
Latitude: 42.214096 N, Longitude: -121.746449 W

Details

We stayed for four nights at the Klamath Falls KOA Journey in late September of 2016. Booking early, we had no problem securing a 50 Amp pull-thru site with full hookups. We found the campground staff friendly and helpful. This is a very basic, older KOA which is clean and well maintained.

Cost

We generally find that KOAs are pricey for our tastes, but we are willing to pay for the convenience for short stays or if there are not better alternatives. For four nights at a 50 amp full hookup pull-thru site, we paid about $40 per night, including tax and our KOA Value Kard Rewards Discount.

Amenities On Site or Nearby

The campground offers the basic amenities expected from a KOA, including full and partial hookup sites, dry tent sites, rental cabins, RV dump station, propane, restrooms and showers, laundry room, playground, dog runs, and swimming pool. The park has a small general store with basic groceries, household goods, camping supplies, souvenirs and tourist info for the local area. Conveniently, the park has a gas station with both Unleaded and Diesel – prices were competitive with nearby gas stations. Grocery stores, restaurants, and other services are nearby in Klamath Falls.

Ratings (1-5)

Accessibility – 3/5

The campground is easily accessible, although the turn from southbound Highway US-39 to Shasta Way is at a very sharp angle and difficult to make if traffic is waiting in the turn lane, leaving no room to swing out to make the turn. Once past the paved entrance area, lanes in the park are well maintained gravel. The park has both pull-thru and back-in sites and can accommodate large rigs. The campground facilities have provisions for Universal access.

Facilities/Amenities – 3/5

The campground offers the basic amenities expected from a KOA, including full and partial hookup sites, dry tent sites, rental cabins, RV dump station, propane, restrooms and showers, laundry room, playground, dog runs, and swimming pool. Facilities are clean and well maintained. Staff was friendly and helpful. The large public laundry facility was clean and well maintained; the many washers and dryers were also clean and in working order.

Site quality – 3/5

Sites are very basic, including only the full or partial hookups with 50/30/20 amp electric, cable TV and a picnic table. Sites are level, surfaced with gravel, and have a grassy area with picnic table. Sites are wide enough to accommodate slide-outs and awnings. Cottonwood and other trees provide shade throughout the park.

Scenic Value – 3/5

This campground is in an urban area near busy streets, although there are some scenic hills visible from the campground. The campground landscaping is mature, with cottonwoods, pines and birch trees providing shade to the sites. A small creek with footbridges winds through one side of the park.

Location/Isolation – 2/5

This campground is in an urban area near busy streets, so there is road noise and little feeling of isolation. Campsites are close together, lending to a reduced feeling of privacy or isolation.

Paws Friendliness – 3/5

The campground is pet friendly and has two small enclosed pet runs with cleanup bags. The campground is small and may take several laps of the park for a decent walk with your pet.

Overall Rating – 3/5

Overall, the Klamath Falls KOA Journey campground is a convenient place to stop for a few nights, but not much longer. We would certainly visit again when passing through the area.

Additional info

Internet access

We received a strong 4G Verizon signal at this campground. We did not need to deploy our cellular antenna and booster to improve MiFi hot spot internet access. The campground provided free WiFi, but we did not use this during our stay.

Water Quality

The water at this campground tested moderately hard – we added our water softener to the water filtration stack.

Nearby attractions

Here are a few attractions are within driving distance from the campground:

  • Crater Lake National Park
  • Lava Beds National Monument
  • Hiking/Biking Rail-to-trail OC & E Woods Line State Trail
  • Klamath County Museum
  • Link River Trail

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