Valley River Center

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293 Valley River Center
Eugene, OR 97401
541-683-5513
Official Website

GPS: 44.0691, -123.1122

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: asphalt
Max Stay: 2

12 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G
4bars
Verizon 3G
4bars
AT&T 4G
5bars
AT&T 3G
2bars
AT&T Extended
5bars
Sprint 4G
5bars
T-Mobile 4G
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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: 0
“Good for RVs, but not for van campers.”

Reviewed Feb 16, 2018

Overall Rating

This is probably a great place for people who have RVs. Whether you have a bumper pull or it's all one drivable unit. If you are dry camping in a converted element, van, conversion van, VW van... Then this is not a place that is friendly. Checked in with the security guard and was promptly turned away. Must have a self-contained bathro... more

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5bars
T-Mobile 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


11 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

NomadikCulture would stay here again

“Best Overnight Parking Yet!”

Reviewed Nov 11, 2017

Overall Rating

Have had this place on our radar since we were in the area for the Eclipse. Lots of room. Pick for levelness or view of the river. Checked-in with Security and they were right over to give permit. Lots of restaurant choices nearby. Also bus stop nearby if you don’t have a Toad like us.

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4bars
AT&T 4G

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Good”

Reviewed Feb 10, 2017

Overall Rating

Valley River Center is a shopping center, park at the rear of the complex talk to security, they will sign you in and instruct you where to park. The lot is well lit the security patrols the area, the only down side was train whistles.

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4bars
Verizon 4G

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Scott
Sisters, OR
36 Winnebago Journey
2014 Jeep Wrangler
52 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
“Bike stolen here”

Reviewed Oct 12, 2016

Overall Rating

I would agree with all the positive reviews here but add that my bike was stolen here. I had it locked on my Jeep hitch rack but they cut the Krypotonite cable and removed from the frame adapter. According to mall security and a local bike shop, this happens a lot here. I probably should have also had U locks but security said they wil... more

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5bars
Sprint 4G

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AlVie AlBums
Ladysmith, WI
25 Airstream International
2014 Ford F150
93 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

AlVie AlBums would stay here again

“Great for a parking lot”

Reviewed Oct 01, 2016

Overall Rating

I can't say much more than the other reviewers, and add my two thumbs up! This is an excellent location for exploring Eugene by bike as it is right in the center of town. They also let you unhitch, which is great for a parking lot, and you don't have to leave until 5 pm. Though there was lots of traffic on the bike path, it never fe... more

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2bars
AT&T Extended

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Ardent Camper

32 Fleetwood Southwind
2014 Jeep Cherokee
65 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: N/A

Ardent Camper would stay here again

“AWESOME free lot with blackberries, bike paths, and park access (plus mall!)”

Reviewed Sep 27, 2016

Overall Rating

We loved staying here! The lot was pretty empty during our stay (in early August), but the blackberry bushes were full to bursting, so we ate our fill. There's easy walking and biking access to a bike path right beside the parking lot, that leads into a beautiful park system that goes throughout the town. The mall is decent, with its o... more

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4bars
AT&T 4G
4bars
Verizon 4G

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Condor would stay here again

“Great spot, better than Walmart!”

Reviewed Sep 07, 2016

Overall Rating

You're behind an office rather than right in the retail space, so when I arrived around 6:30 there wasn't much traffic activity. The whole lot looks fairly level for easy set up. You have anywhere in the section to park: Quiet, you want over by the building and the grassy area. View: the far side away from the building you can see t... more

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4bars
AT&T 3G

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
199 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Van-Tramp would stay here again

“Easy-peasy”

Reviewed Nov 03, 2015

Overall Rating

Can't ask for more for an overnight (or two nights max). Security was helpful in explaining where and how to camp, but did also warn about theft of items left outside, or even attached too, the RV so be aware.

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4bars
Verizon 4G
4bars
Verizon 3G

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Chuck
Payette, ID
26 FourWinds
4 reviews
Days stayed: 2

Chuck would stay here again

“Excellent location for a quick lay-over”

Reviewed Nov 01, 2015

Overall Rating

We had lived in Eugene for a number of years and had frequented this mall more than my checkbook would like to admit. We have since moved out of state, but return occasionally to visit family and friends. It was wonderful to be able to stay centrally located to all we wanted, have great access to the mall and beautiful Riverside Path, ... more

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birchandpine

26 Airstream Overlander
2014 Toyota 4Runner
4 reviews
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: N/A
“Great place for a night! ”

Reviewed Sep 05, 2015

Overall Rating

We felt safe and enjoyed having other RVing neighbors - something you don't always get in parking lot stays. It was a bit loud until the movie theater closed, but afterward, it was quiet and calm. We slept great and were able to rise and get on the road early!

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4bars
AT&T 4G
5bars
AT&T 3G
1bars
AT&T Extended

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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