I suppose relying on a review from 2007 was a bad idea, as that was the last time anyone wrote about this place. The pictures are not even close to telling the truth. We knew the moment we pulled in that we had made a mistake. The grounds were littered with cigarette butts, burned cans, trash, broken picnic tables and truck tire rims as fire pits. Your neighbors are so close you may as well have been in an apartment! NONE of the sites are level, so unless you brought lots and lots of wood or leveling pads you were out of luck! The sites were so small that our car had to parked sideways in front of our 24' trailer. The playground had old outdated and dangerous toys for the kids and with all the weeds, good luck with the horse shoes. The lake had trash floating in it and under the water, the shore had trash and cigarette butts. The cost did not include our dog ($5.00 extra???) and for $2.00 deposit you were given a hotel card key to the restrooms: YUCK! They are filthy and need to be torn down! GROSS showers, mold, mildew, gross toilets and a hand dryer that never did work. The folks running the place were crabby at best and didn't really seem to care. I'm sure they don't even wash the card keys as they pass them onto the next person. We were totally disappointed and will never recommend or go here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I'm writing a review about this park because people need to know it exists. We have stayed there twice in the last two years while doing business in the The Dalles area. Worth the 45 minute commute. The park is situated on a beautiful lake framed with pine forest, private vacation cabins, and views of Mt. Hood to the west and rolling green farmland and high desert scenery to the east. This is a fantastic place to visit with kids. The park has a wonderful sandy beach and swimming area, a recently upgraded dock/marina, boat/jet ski rentals, lakeside restaurant/lounge (with a pretty lively nightlife), a small store, playground, nasty little video arcade, laundry, and showers. If you can't deal with dust, kids, and the general commotion and half-run-down condition of the place it's probably not for you. There is a section with (I'm guessing) around 70 fulltime units stacked in on top of each other like a basket of dumped toys. These are for the most part not intrusive to the rest of the park and inhabited by folks who spend every weekend fishing there. All the negatives aside we have a blast with our kids there. They never get bored and the beauty of the surroundings make it OK for Mom and Dad too. This is one of those places that makes me wish I'd won the lottery just to be able to make it worthy of it's location and potential. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.