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Osprey Point RV Resort
By Annette Langenstein, Staff Writer 

Published in the October 12, 2017 edition

After 27 years with the original owner, Osprey Point in Lakeside is under new ownership! Chris and Stefani Barnett of Grants Pass purchased the resort on April 28, 2017, and have been busy since improving and updating the facility.

I spoke with Chris Barnett about his recent acquisition. “My wife and I had been looking for a while for something to bring our family to and to work at the same time. This place came up for sale and we realized how much it had to offer.  This is a great resort in a great town – Lakeside!”

For those Shopper readers who are unfamiliar with all that Osprey Point has to offer, Chris explained, “We have a ‘one-stop-shop’ type of facility. There are 80 full hookup RV sites, a store, a restaurant/pub, laundry facilities, an arcade, a rec room, and five cabins. As far as recreation, you can fish, rent two different types of boats, we have boat moorage and a dock.”

The Barnett family are now the new owners of Osprey Point RV Resort in Lakeside.

Osprey Point boasts a full service restaurant and pub, with pizza that’s legendary. “We have a full menu, but what I hear most from people is how good our pizza is,” said Chris.

If campers are in need of grocery items, the store carries everything from ice cream to bait. There’s even a business center, where scanning, faxing and computers are available for use.

Sixteen people work at Osprey Point. “We have full maintenance, store, restaurant and resort crews,” said Chris.  “What makes us different than most RV resorts is that we offer so many different amenities.  Most RV resorts are just about that…RVs… but we really have a wide variety of services to offer!”

The resort covers a total of 66 acres on Tenmile Lake, with 30 acres dedicated to the camping sites and amenities. The plan is to add another 80 full hookups in the future.

At Osprey Point customers will find daily, weekly and monthly rates. And it must be a nice place to stay, because they’ve had customers coming back every year for 15 years. “Some have lived here for eight years, full-time,” added Chris.  “You don’t have to be a park member to live here, and we are a Good Sam approved facility.”

I asked Chris if he could define the typical visitor to his resort. “That would definitely be your retired travelers,” he replied. “They have a routine; they go to different areas throughout the year. We get a lot of repeat business.  Just the other day we had a couple from New York staying here, and they said ours was one of the nicer places they’ve stayed at during their trip.”

Chris said “so far, so good” when I asked him about advertising with the South Coast Shopper. “We’ve already heard a lot of people say they saw our ad in the Shopper. And we wanted to get the word out that this place has new owners. It’s been around since 1995 and we’re doing painting, adding amenities, new lighting, security, etc., to keep it the special place that it is.”

Osprey Point is located at 1505 N. Lake Road in Lakeside. They’re open seven days a week every day of the year. The store is open daily from 8am to 6pm, and the restaurant and pub is open 11am to 11pm daily.  Their phone number is 541-759-2801.

“We’re a family-owned business,” Chris continued. “Seeing customers happy, seeing them come here to get away from their normal routine, relax and enjoy themselves in this beautiful escape that we provide…that makes my day. We’re planning on making Osprey Point one of the best destination resorts on the Oregon Coast.  We believe in this place.”

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