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We have stayed here on previous trips and found this to be an ok, but certainly not special rv park. This time our experience was not very good. We arrived around 4:00 and the office was closed and newcomers were advised to use the "night check-in", which basically meant filling out an envelope and enclosing payment. Three pull-thru sites were available on their check-in map. (There were many other empty sites, so I'm not sure why only three were available to use). Although they claim to have a recreation/game room, there isn't anything but an empty space. They also seem to have wi-fi, as I was able to find the network but unable to access it because they did not provide a wi-fi password with their check-in procedure. At first we were worried about not having the access code for the bathrooms, but then realized that the key pads had been disabled and no code was required. Nobody from the office ever bothered to check in with us or have any communication. The rate charged is very high for what you get, but they seem to be aware there aren't many options in this part of the state during the winter months. If there is another place to stay, we will opt for it in the future. I did find out there is an rv park in Richfield, and that's not much further up the road. The sites are fairly narrow and we had a squeeze fitting between the picnic tables. The showers are marginal. Hot water is lukewarm, takes forever to arrive, has low flow and shower stalls have lights with automatic fans. This makes for a very cold showering experience. Best to use your own shower.

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Everything about this park is nice. The check-in at the office was done professionally and pleasantly. The guy who directed us to our site was polite and helpful, and the facility itself is nicely kept. We stopped en route to Utah and would stay here again any time. A very nice spot. My only complaint is that the pull-through spaces are very tight with very little space between. It could have been our own space, as we got the last one available, so maybe the others are wider. There are trees planted, but not big enough to provide shade during summer months. This park caters to adults but does not prohibit children.

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I was hesitant to try this park because of previous poor experience with KOA, but this one is very nice. Office staff was friendly and helpful. It is easy to find, although might be slightly tricky after dark. Our site was on an end with nobody else nearby. Overall it was very quiet, although a distant train did pass through at least once during the night. When we first hooked up, we couldn't get the electricity to work. The maintenance person came over right away to check it out, but my husband had already determined it was a problem with corrosion in the electrical outlet and was able to get it working. I'm not sure why corrosion is a problem in this area of the world, but the locks on the showers had the same issue. We would gladly stay here again and may seek out other KOA campgrounds based on our experience at this one.

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Clean campground convenient to I-5 and easy to find. We arrived after hours, but there was an after-hours sign in box with all the necessary info (restroom code and park map). The manager lives upstairs and spoke with us through the window, letting me know what the AAA rate was. She was helpful. There aren't many amenities in the winter; the pool area was closed and the building marked "clubhouse" on the map was locked. Showers and restrooms were clean and neat. Quiet and within an easy walk to several local businesses.

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The previous reviewers obviously arrived before dark and before the office was closed. It is VERY hard to find this place after dark due to poor signage. When we finally arrived, the office was closed, and there was a long list of rules, and also the very firm statement that no discounts are given. A plain white envelope was provided for paying the nightly rate. There were no maps anywhere of the park to indicate where restrooms were located, how sites were laid out, etc. Gravel and mud spaces, plus this is as close as you could get to the busy freeway without actually being on it. Very noisy. We were not at all impressed and only stayed here because the county park on the river was closed. I cannot recommend this place at all. You'd be better off parking at one of the nearby gas stations. We got electricity for the nightly fee, and that's about it.

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Wonderful park with lots of trees. Friendly staff and super easy after-hours check in. Very clean. Showers are very weak and shower heads very corroded. Didn't seem to be any heat in shower area. Main drawback is train noise. Easy to find, even after dark. We loved picking oranges in the morning. Picking devices can be checked out in front of office and plastic bags are provided for the oranges. Lobby has free coffee and doughnuts in the morning. I watched in amazement as one older woman walked out balancing four cups of coffee. Her spouse followed with four HUGE pastries. We will be back!

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This campground was quite a distance from the beach but there are some peekaboo views of the river. Park Host was friendly and helpful. TV stations come from Pacific time zone on the antenna. Park was very clean.

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We found the entrance thanks to a previous post and were able to look at the campground from a large gravel lot above. It is a very attractive place and looks very nice. However, it closes for the season on November 1. I didn't see this info on the park's website and wanted to alert others who might be wanting to stay here. I believe it reopens on April 1, but would call ahead to confirm. The day-use area appears to be open year-round.

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New managers are friendly and have made some improvements. Site number markers are clearly designated. Both doors to women's restroom now in use. Previously one was nailed shut. No soap provided in restroom. Could use some paint, too. Pamphlet with park information has completely outdated and useless list of TV stations. Our site was not level at all. We didn't have enough blocks to get to even close to level. Front end was obviously downhill. Playground is rather sad and includes a broken swing. Some things would be very easy to fix and would create a more positive image. I like this park because if its not full, there is plenty of space between units. The driveways in and out need to be smoothed out. We stayed for four nights and will return. I would recommend not paying for more than two days at a time because your receipt will be stamped "No Refunds". I don't use Wi-Fi for security reasons, so don't know how good it was.

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Basically a gravel parking lot with very little space between sites. If your neighbor has slide outs, you'll be looking into their camper. Appear to be quite a few long-term tenants who are surely are not paying nearly $40 per night. Hosts are friendly. Park is directly adjacent to a highway but I didn't notice much noise. Might be different during the summer if you have open windows. This was a last-resort place for us due to weather and darkness. I don't think we will stay here again. There are other parks within 50 miles with more amenities and lower prices.

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We have stayed at this park during the off season when most of it is closed, as well as stopping for a lunch break in the day use area. This time we were able to take advantage of the other camp area and found it to be a great place to stop. The staff is very helpful and friendly, recycling bins are provided in the camp area, and the sites are nicely kept up. Our site was a back-in, and our traveling companion used a pull-through (22' motorhome with a 20' car trailer...no problem with the length). There were many campers with boats, and also some people fishing. One of the camping loops was quite full, probably because there were many large shade trees, but the furthest loop, where we camped, was very quiet and pleasant. The "swimming beach" is marginal and very rocky, but still enjoyable for a quick dip. We will definitely stay here again.

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This is a pleasant park on the Columbia River. The highway is very close and there is some noise from it. If you sleep with the windows closed, you will probably not notice it. We enjoyed the swimming area and walking along the river to skip rocks. The wind does get blowing pretty hard, so watch the awnings! Sites were level and there is lots and lots of grassy area. Pull-through sites along the river have some shade, but back-ins are closer to large shade trees. No issues with low-hanging branches, tight turns, or other bothersome problems. Staff is very helpful and friendly and reservations were handled efficiently. We would gladly stay here again and find it a very nice alternative to the over-priced (and not very nice) RV parks in Pendleton.

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Winter rates were in effect due to restrooms being closed for the season. This is a nice park in a great location. A bit of noise from the nearby county road, but not intrusive or anything that would interrupt sleep. The sites were large enough to accommodate most rigs and each had a nice grassy area, picnic table and barbecue. When we visited, there was snow on the ground. We did not take advantage of the river amenities, but would recommend this place and would stop here again.

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Arrived at 7:35pm on a Saturday and the office was closed. The posted hours indicated it would be open until 8:00. It's difficult to discern how full this park is until actually driving around it, because the outermost spaces are now occupied by shipping containers. Whether these are being used as a windbreak or as storage units, or both, many sites with city views are now unavailable. The night check-in was easy enough, and the washroom code is included on the registration form. Note that the code is really not needed because the lock mechanism doesn't work, so the door can be opened without the code. I think the price is a bit steep for what the park offers, especially in early April when nothing much is going on. It should also be noted that the rate covers two people and they expect an additional fee for children under 12. Perhaps this is to discourage families, although the park itself does not provide any amenities attractive to families. It's a parking lot with hookups.

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This is a well-run park with very friendly staff. A nice playground is available for kids.