What a gem of a campsite! Great open space for bocchi ball and ladder golf, bike riding lanes up to the dam and a friendly park staff! The lake was chilly for swimming, but still a great way to cool off on a hot day! Lots of "regulars" that made us feel welcome. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Oasis in the desert. Bridgeport State Park is very nice and we enjoyed our 2 day stay very much. We chose space 5 and it wasn't the best, it was pretty level but it was right across from the garbage cans and hard to maneuver in without getting on the grass. Not all spaces are level so check carefully when you make reservations on the site you chose. Signs warned of an algae that would cause death if swallowed especially by dogs and livestock so if you want to go swimming in the lake, you might want to call ahead to check the water quality first. There is a boat launch and folks were fishing and the algae didn't see to effect them. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park but lacks security as there is no ranger on site and no public telephone. Some sites are flat and level but most pull-throughs are quite steep and require a lot of blocking. We have been camping at this park for over 20 years and it was always very well cared for but over the last 4 to 5 years it has gone downhill. We go back because the fishing is good. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park as described in other reviews, well maintained, lush grass, level sites. Nice nine hole golf course nearby and a lengthy paved bike trail all the way to the Chief Joseph Dam. If you bring your bikes be sure to have tire liners and/or slime tubes as goatheads are plentiful even on the pavement and they will flatten a tire. This is a popular campground for people fishing. Many of the sites have no utilities. My lower rating is because Washington State Parks desperately needs to put in a reservation system here. I arrived on a Monday morning in May and claimed the next to last site with electric and water. The entire stay I was constantly asked by people "are you leaving?" and was dogged the morning I began to break camp with a motorhome blocking the campground road in order to claim my site. Not the park's fault, but the waiting people were almost hostile when they didn't think I was getting out fast enough. It was 10 AM and checkout is at 1 PM! If this place is full the campground at the boat ramps in Bridgeport is very nice but not much shade. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very well-kept park with a ranger on site who won't put up with any nonsense. My only complaint is that reservations are not accepted. We arrived early on a Friday and had virtually one site to choose from. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Providing a lush green oasis of thick grassy lawns beneath mature specimen shade trees, this Washington State Park lies along the north shore of the Columbia River (Rufus Woods Lake) just above Chief Joseph Dam. Although the sites do not have sewer hookups, a dump site is conveniently available. There is sandy beach access to a swimming area. A well prepared concrete boat launch facility with two ample docks provides ready access to productive rainbow trout waters. This park is meticulously maintained. It can be busy on weekends during the summer. Reservations are not accepted. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground was very nice and clean, but the hosts were TERRIBLE! We felt like we were being watched all the time. The park had only 6 campers out of 20 spaces and while we were there, just about everyone got yelled at for something insignificant. We left early and won't be back! The woman host, walked her dog several times per day and made sure everyone was abiding by the rules (which she has made up and not posted). We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is hidden gem: at 25 bucks a night it's a steal. The roads and sites are paved, If you are in a large RV ask for sites G, H, or I. They are all paved, back in sites but much wider than most. The older section is very nice but built for smaller campers w/o slides, so they can be tight. Most sites will get satellite TV but not all of them. All sites are paved and the lawns are very well kept. It's right on the river and a very short drive to Chief Joseph Dam and only 38 miles to the Coolie Dam. This place is also a fisherman's paradise. It's part of a municipal park but closed to the public at night time. It's quiet and the hosts are very nice. I would suggest calling for reservations to be sure they have room. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nineteen bucks (as of this writing) and I get full hookups (w/e/s) and free cable? SWEET! Even better, this park will honor the Federal Golden Age Pass if you have one of those (you will only pay $15). Cash or check only. You fill out a slip and pay at a pay station. This is a beautiful park facing the Columbia River. You have to drive through a bit of a "so so" area, but when you get here, the park is beautiful! I came here on a Thursday, and there were only four spots open, one on the river, and three on the upper deck. I grabbed the river spot. The camp host said I was lucky, normally you pretty much need a reservation to get into this park. The RV spots are all pull through. There are three back in spots that right now have water only. The camp host said that the power and water haven't been installed in those spots yet. Those three spots, when they are completed, will be very wide to allow for slideouts, but all three will be on the pavement next to each other. The current existing spots are somewhat close together (but not bad, ok for slideouts) with a small bit of well maintained grass between each. The spots close to the river have a steep slope to them. I have hydraulic leveling jacks, and I don't think I got quite level from front to back. But for NINETEEN bucks, I'm not complaining. The cable isn't the greatest, the channels are all pretty snowy. But for NINETEEN bucks, you just shouldn't complain about the cable. Might have better luck with the antenna unless you have satellite. There is a small restroom with a fish cleaning station. There are also larger restrooms with showers, and those were very clean! There is a kids play area. There is also very nice "swimming hole" and it's definitely a swimming hole. Looks like an "inlet" was dug on purpose to allow water from the Columbia River to create the "swimming hole." Looks decent enough to swim in. One of the best features is the beautiful outdoor covered kitchen, which is available for rent. Lastly, there is a very nice boat ramp (no charge as of this writing). Park is nice and quiet. I told the camp host that I had come to this park because of the one previous review (on this website). I suspect the camp host preferred that this park be a secret gem. Well, now the whole world knows! The camp host said the park is open April through November. Oh, did I remember to say the price was NINETEEN dollars? We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a delightful RV park located on the bank of the Columbia River just below the Chief Joseph Dam. Hard surfaced pull through with grass on both sides of the 35'wide spaces. 8 spaces are 55' and 12 spaces are 45'. Seniors with Golden Age Pass will pay $15 per night. Each space has a metal table and grill. There is even a small inlet cove from the Columbia River to swim if desired. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.