2 Parks near Hood River, Oregon
Nov 2015 - $28.00
Pretty campground, lots of grass and trees, but a lot of highway noise in the sites bordering I84. Other sites closer to the river seemed quiet. Full hookup sites included sewer. Not much to do here, no hiking trails, and no river access. But a good place to use as a base to see the sights along the gorge. Entrance is kind of strange, you have to drive through the rest area to find the campground entrance. - LMH
Sep 2015 - $28.00
I found this a great spot for exploring the Columbia River Gorge. Yes, there are trains going by on the river side and the highway on the other side, so just expect there to be more noise than a state park in the middle of nowhere. That's just the way it is on this narrow, scenic corridor. To me, the convenience and beauty of the location made that part worthwhile. And yes, the highway is divided, so you do have to travel some in the opposite direction to get to an exit if you're going the other way. Having the option of full hookups in a beautiful, scenic setting, with good space between the sites, large shade trees with river views made this seem like a good deal to me. There were three camp hosts that I saw at various parts of the two loops and all were really nice and helpful whenever I talked to them, as well as the ranger I met. I remarked to them how impressed I was with the cleanliness of the park, including the restrooms. - Journeyer
Jul 2015 - $30.00
You have to understand that: this park is accessible only from a westbound I-84 rest area; as it is right next to I-84 there will be road noise 24 hours a day; to get to the campground if headed east, you must pass it and turn around at the next exit 3 miles east; although hardly noticeable there is a very busy train track nearby (although they don't have to blow their horns).
If you're OK with all that then stay. The sites are big, the range from no hookups to full hookups and they are paved and level.
There is a lot a tree coverage so satellite reception may be sketchy but there are local stations available on an over the air antenna.
I rated the service as poor/bad. Upon our arrival it took a few minutes to understand the check in process (or lack there-of); that could have been due to our first time experience "checking into" an Oregon state park. But the host on duty never bothered to ask if he could assist us. I had to approach him (as he sat in his RV) to ask where our site was and how to get to it. After a short answer, with no additional information, he returned to his camper. I'm not sure what the hosts do other than move sprinklers around. The park ranger who came around in the evening was much more friendly, talkative and engaging. This is quite different that most campground hosts/hostesses we encounter. - TRDAWG
May 2015 - $2.00
Previous reviews are right, the trains sound like they're going to plow right into your RV. And they run all night long. The highway is noisy, too but we tuned it out after two days. Despite what phone reservation reps tell you, there is no RV dump station here. They have electric and water hookups but no dump station anywhere except the camp host site, which they will not let you use. The closest dump station is 6 miles one way in Hood River at the Water Treatment Plant on the north side of exit 64. The showers are hot. We had great AT&T coverage. TV antenna only picks up two PBS stations. No laundry facilities. The Columbia River is accessible from the campground. - LifeRidingShotgun
Aug 2012 - $20.00
Very nice park. Right off the freeway. It is about 100 yards wide between the freeway and very active train tracks. Good park, clean restrooms, noisy trains. Would stay here again if in the area. About 1 hour to Portland. Good place to stay and visit the River and Hood Mountain. Rode up to Mt. Saint Helens which is about 2 hours away. - JimSC
Oct 2011 - $16.00
This place is a God -send for anyone in transit down the Gorge needing a place to bed down for the night. It's beautiful, right between 1-84 and the Columbia River. In a motorhome with windows closed noise was not an issue, but I could see how it could be in a tent. My dog and I enjoyed the river in the morning before heading back on the road. - Oregon Ms