Helpful Things To Know About Thousand Trails Pacific City

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The beautiful Cape Kiwanda on the Oregon coast

Whale watching, sipping a beer or coffee, and watching the sunset on the Pacific Ocean as the Dory boats come in with the day’s catch… Then going home to your RV as the sound of waves lulls you to sleep. A perfect day on the Oregon Coast!

You can enjoy this day many times over during your stay at Thousand Trails Pacific City RV and Camping Resort. This resort is situated on the ocean in Oregon along the Three Capes Scenic Route. Pondering a stay at this RV resort? We’ve got you covered! Keep reading for all the details – both good and bad, about this coastal RV resort. 

Thousand Trails Pacific City Details

Thousand Trails Pacific City RV and Camping Resort is located at 30000 Sandlake Rd, Cloverdale, OR 97112. 

This sprawling RV and camping resort has 305 RV sites, as well as cottages and cabins available to rent throughout the park. 

Not all RV sites are full-hookup, but there are dump stations on-site. This RV resort is situated right across the street from the Pacific Ocean. There is a lower camping area that sits in a gorgeous old-growth coastal forest with towering trees, moss, ferns, and more. The upper portion of campsites is on top of a hill, and a few sites have a view of the ocean. 

Thousand Trails Pacific City is arguably one of the most beautiful Thousand Trails resorts out there. 

Rocks on the beach of the Pacfic Ocean along the Oregon coast

Cons of Pacific City Resort

There aren’t many cons of Pacific City RV Resort, but there are a couple that could make or break your stay. Here’s what to know about this campground:

No Cell Service

This is another one of the Thousand Trails Campgrounds that have shoddy to no cell service at all. Depending on your carrier, you may be able to get a bit of service at the very top of the campground and use a cell booster to boost the signal… but always have a back-up plan. 

There are only a handful of sites at the very top of the hill, and service isn’t guaranteed up there. 

The office has wifi if you need to get work done, or you can always head into the coffee shop in Cape Kiwanda for coffee, wifi, and whale watching!

Skinny Roads

This RV Resort is built on a multi-level acreage and the roads are very tiny in some spots. It is possible to maneuver a big rig through this resort, but it can be stressful! Not only are the roads skinny, but they’re also very curvy and steep in some areas. 

Not All Full Hook-Up Sites

Another con to this RV resort is the fact that not all sites are full hook-up. All sites have electricity and water, but only about 50 sites have sewer. There are dump stations on-site, but since this RV park can be difficult to maneuver in, dump day isn’t a fun day. Wait… is dump day ever a fun day? 

Pros of Pacific City Thousand Trails

Now we’re getting to the good stuff! Despite the lack of signal, the tiny roads, and lack of full-hookups, we think this park is worth your while and definitely deserves a stay! Here are the best things about Pacific City Thousand Trails RV and Camping Resort: 

Large Sites

The RV sites at this RV resort are not only large, but they also have a lot of space and foliage between them. Your campsite will feel secluded, no matter what area of the park you are in. There is plenty of space to set up your outdoor living area and have privacy from neighboring campsites!


As for location, you can’t beat this spot. There are trails from the park to the ocean, and you’re literally right across the street from sandy beaches and the sprawling Pacific Ocean. 

Not only are you in prime coastal real estate, at this RV resort you’re just a short drive away from the town of Pacific City. Pacific City is an amazing place for whale watching, grabbing a coffee or a beer, and sitting on the beach watching the Dory boats come in with the day’s catch… Or row out, if you’re a morning person.

Pacific City is also home to Cape Kiwanda, a towering sand dune and sandstone cliff that creates a cape on the coast. Pacific City is also home to its own Haystack Rock. 

This RV Resort is also situated at the southern point of the Three Capes Scenic Route. Cape Kiwanda, Cape Lookout, and Cape Meares are all breathtaking (and famous) capes and scenic lookouts on the Oregon Coast. And you’re only a short drive away from all of them! You can enjoy hiking, biking, photography, checking out a lighthouse, and so much more. 

Kids Area in the Lodge and Indoor Pool

The Lodge at Pacific City is huge and has a separate kid’s area and gaming room. There is also a library and a cafeteria-style dining area. 

Right outside the lodge is an indoor pool for swimming in any kind of weather!

Ocean Views

Depending on which sites you choose at this RV resort, you can enjoy a beautiful Pacific Ocean View. The sites on the upper level have great views of the ocean. On the lower level, you might not be able to see the ocean, but you can definitely hear it. The waves will lull you to sleep. 

Amenities at Pacific City

The amenities list at this Thousand Trails Pacific City RV Resort goes on and on. 

  • Indoor Pool and Hot Tub – at the top of our amenity list for good reason! 
  • Laundry
  • Paved Roads
  • Mini Golf, Bocci Ball, Pickleball, Billiards, Basketball, and more
  • Hiking Trails
  • Restrooms and Showers
  • Playgrounds

The amenities at this campground are great. While you may spend more time out of the park taking in all the amazing scenery the area has to offer, it’s always nice to unwind with a game or a soak in the hot tub.

Cape Mears Lighthouse located near the Thousand Trails Pacific City

Local Attractions Near Pacific City RV Resort

Just south of the RV Resort is Pacific City, home to a hundred-year-old Dory Fleet, Cape Kiwanda, and more. You can grab a beer and some food at Pacific City Brewing, right on the beach, or a coffee at the coffee shop nearby. 

Just up the coast is Cape Lookout, and a little further north is Cape Meares. These are both excellent places for taking in the scenery, and you can tour an old lighthouse at Cape Meares. 

This RV resort is only about 25 minutes away from the famous town of Tillamook, where you can explore the town or take a tour of the Tillamook Creamery – home of the famous cheese and ice cream. Yum! 

Do I Have to be a Member to Camp at Thousand Trails? 

You do not have to be a member to camp at Thousand Trails, but if you want to save money, you should definitely consider it! Retail prices for Thousand Trails Resorts are pricey and adds up very quickly. 

To learn more about becoming a Thousand Trails member or simply learn more about the resorts, we’ve put together some resources for you. For the ultimate guide to Thousand Trails, click here. 

If you just want to learn about the different membership options for Thousand Trails, click here!

The Oregon coast is a must-see destination. Being able to stay right along the Three Capes Scenic loop is an incredible opportunity, and you’ll never run out of things to do at this RV Resort! We highly recommend Thousand Trails Pacific City and the Thousand Trails Campground System in general. 

  1. Jason,
    I just purchased a used TT membership. I am looking at the RPI add on, and would like to ask if you have this add on. If so what are your thoughts on the RPI parks; quality, ease of reservations, etc. It looks like they are widely available on the W. Coast where we live and travel.
    I would appreciate your opinion.
    Thank you,
    Eric Alberty

  2. I heard that they are putting in a cell tower at the campground. I’m looking forward to our next trip there.


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