January – April, 2005: During this visit to the Ashland area, I stayed at Holiday RV Park in nearby Phoenix (between Ashland & Medford). It was certainly convenient enough to many area attractions and I really came to love the Parducci family and their attitude toward the park they manage. I did drive through a few others and share that info below.
201 North Phoenix Road — Phoenix, OR 97535
(I-5 exit 24 between Ashland and Medford)
541-535-2183 or 800-452-7970
I loved how this park has frontage on Bear Creek since whenever I can get near a body of water, I’m happy. These pictures were taken in January, 2005, so the trees were bare enough to see a better overview of the park.
Driving south on I-5, when you see the sign for Holiday RV Park, you’ll see RVs right on the highway. These are all units being stored, so don’t think you’ll get stuck in these kind of sites overnight. The occupied sites are set back more and buffered from the sights and sounds of the highway. The sites on the left are on the river and there are a couple more rows of interior sites.
That’s me on the right. I still had my first motorhome, “Inspiration” when I was here and it’s always fun to relive fond memories in her. She and I felt like family here and I especially appreciated the delicious homemade cookies Joyce treated the campers with!
RVParkReviews.com – What other campers say about Holiday RV Park.
Below are simply my impressions of the following parks as I was trying to decide where to stay in the area. Their names are links to their websites, if they have one. Since my 2005 visit, somehow I lost some of the full size photos of some parks below, but I’ll update them next time I return.
5310 Highway 66 — Ashland, OR — 877-453-6926
I had decided against staying here when I was doing my research mostly because the owner said it was so heavily treed that some people couldn’t even get cell phone service, much less satellite TV. I drove through there in February and it looked like a pretty nice place, but I was already settled and happy where I was at Holiday RV Park.
Glenyan was the closest park to the town of Ashland and also close to Emigrant Lake Park, a really nice Jackson County park.
RVParkReviews.com – What other campers say about Glenyan.
Pear Tree Motel & RV Park
300 Pear Tree Lane (I-5 Exit 24) — Phoenix, OR — 541-535-4445
Here you can see how close the RVs are to I-5. That’s a truck coming north you can see on the highway between the sign and the streetlamp. One good thing: guests can use the heated pool and spa.
Choosing between Holiday and Pear Tree being right across the highway from each other, Holiday sites are further back and better buffered from the noise. Plus, they had free wi-fi, which Pear tree didn’t.
RVParkReviews.com – What other campers say about Pear Tree.
American RV Resort
405 W. Valley View Rd. — Talent, OR — 541-535-6632
The “resort” part of the name of American RV must be the best stretch of that word I’ve heard.
RVParkReviews.com – What other campers say about American RV Resort.
(14 mi. from Medford; about 24 miles NE of Ashland)
7049 Hwy. 140 — Eagle Point, OR — 541-826-5103
I found these pictures when I was going through my 2005 visit, so I obviously drove through there, but I didn’t write down any impressions then.
I think maybe it felt too far out from where I wanted to be at the time, but I’ll check it out again whenever I am back in the area.
RVParkReviews.com – What other campers say about Medford Oaks.
(between Medford and Grants Pass; about 25 miles north of Ashland)
12297 Blackwell Road — Central Point, OR — 541-855-7710
This is another park I drove through but didn’t make any notes at the time. In general, I find KOAs to be too “cookie cutter” and I avoid them, but this looks ok to me in the sense of it having more of an out in the country feel, even if the sites are typically tight.
RVParkReviews.com – What other campers say about Medford KOA.
I’m always looking for info and feedback on RV parks in this area, so if you have anything to share, please do in Comments below – I’d love to hear from you!