Sand Island Campground sites are available for booking online from the main menu; but check the rates below first and other details that will make your visit more enjoyable. Andrew is our camp host and shuttle driver, his number is
503 793 9461.
Visitors not camping may take a free shuttle ride to the island Monday through Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm.
For emergency please call 1-503-310-0235. You may check the tent locations on this page from the main menu. The information below will give you details on rates directions and answer some basic questions you may have.
Until you have paid you do not have a reservation.
Check-In Time: 1:00 PM – Shuttle runs from 8:00am to 8:00pm
Check-Out Time: 11:00 AM –Your check out is at 11 a.m. on the morning after the final night you have a paid booking.
Tent Rates Are As Follows:
Each overnight camping area booked may have up to 6 total overnight guests. The rate of $30 per night is charged with your booking.
Over 6 people can book a larger campsite for up to 12 people at one campsite. These larger camp locations #35,36,39,51 & 53 are $50 per night.
* Tax Payers within City of St. Helens, OR with identification receive $10 cash back gift certificates upon checking in from a choice of local eateries & businesses.
Minimum Night Stay:
Generally a 1-night stay is fine; but, during special weekends and holiday seasonal events a 2 night stay may be required.
Don’t forget until you have paid you do not have a reservation.
Smoking is permitted within your campsite. No smoking in public spaces or buildings closer than 25 feet from entrance.
Weekdays call the above number for your shuttle from the main land to the island – Weekends the shuttle comes hourly. Shuttle pick up is as follows:
Daily shuttle to and from the St. Helens, Marina Launching Ramp. This ramp is located right to the North of the Marina Gate. The shuttle comes daily from this location and runs from 8:00am-8:00pm. See additional parking information below.
Bathrooms are on the island, showers are a 3 minute shuttle ride to the main land. Horseshoes, corn hole, and other games are available to check out and enjoy.
Please note Fire wood is available for $5 a bundle, multiple bundles may be purchased.
Please Pack your own water as there is no running water on the island.
Yummy food and no work makes your stay complete! Visit our local Sunshine Pizza for a multitude of offerings and have food delivery right to you at the shuttle pick up location. Their menu is at http://www.sunshinepizza.net/menu
Pets: Pets in your control are welcome as long as you clean up after them and do not disrupt other guests which will result in being politely asked to leave. Pet pick up bags are located at the Sand Island Dock if needed.
When you arrive: 1) Unload your camping gear to the side of the ramp. 2) Call the Marina Store for your parking shuttle. 3) Follow parking shuttle and lock your vehicle. 4) Ride back to ramp and take shuttle to the Sand Island Campground. For late check-ins the shuttle runs until 8:00pm
Cancellations and Early Departure Fee:
If a guest checks out earlier than their original reservation dates, a $15.00 early departure fee will be added to the reservation. To avoid this, revisions to a reservation should be made 5 days prior to the stay.
Check-in Credit/Debit Authorization:
Upon booking, the provided credit card will be charged. At this time we do not accept cash reservations.
Directions to Sand Island Campground:
35 minutes out of downtown Portland. West on hwy 30, to the first stop light in St Helens, which is Gable road. (Walmart on your right!). Turn right on Gable and go 2 and a half miles all the way down to the river. Go thru the stop sign, and take a left on River St, and the marina and launching ramp are at the end of river st.. Go to the launching ramp to unload your gear, and then we will help you park your car, and get your gear to the island, and then to your campsite. St Helens Marina is 134 N River St.
A few things you should know:
1) Please bring drinking water with you. There is no water on the Island it is a 3 minute boat ride away.
2) Firewood is available for purchase on the island.
3) When you get to St. Helens Marina, go to the launching ramp to unload your gear. We will assist you in parking.
4) Call our Shuttle Driver Andrew at 503-793-9461 to get you and your gear shuttled to the island. 8:00am – 8:00pm shuttle hours for campers.
5) Have a great time!