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Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $32.00
Like others have said this is a beautiful park right on the river, which unfortunately backs right on to the rail tracks. You will encounter a few trains going by but the track does not seem to be terribly busy. Our site (B29) backed right on to the river and the tracks and we found it to be quite acceptable. We'll definitely stay here again. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $24.00
Depending on your rig size, needs and availability this can be a fantastic CG or okay. The sites overlooking the Columbia are superb and the others are close although there is usually plenty of grassed space behind the rigs. Lots of trees so satellite TV will be iffy. Sites not real level. Hosts were very nice but they don't collect the fee: it's on the honor system. As previously noted the entrance can add about 14 miles to your trip if eastbound as you go past the CG to the next exit, get back on the interstate, and then go straight through the rest stop to the CG entrance. Unfortunately, when you exit, you do the same thing. Would stay here again in 45’ rig if traveling eastbound! We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $24.00
Nice state park. The hook-ups were good and 30 amps was enough. We actually got antenna reception. The camp hosts were around and helpful and friendly. We will stay again when we are back this way. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $26.00
We used this campground as a base camp to visit the Columbia Gorge and surrounding areas. Need to remember that you have to go west on the interstate then turn around to go east. The sites were paved, but most of them weren't quite level. We were able to use our ATT cell phones and our MiFi hotspot worked well. Only a couple of TV stations from the antenna. My husband used the bathrooms/showers and they were clean, but they were cold also. We camped on the row beside the interstate, the traffic was constant but not unbearable. If we had gotten a site closer to the river, the trains would have been louder. Even though no train horns, there were a lot of them. We would stay here again, if in the area. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $24.00
This is a great campground, in a beautiful setting overlooking the Columbia River. There are many trees, well-spaced in lawn. The campsites are level and many of them easily accommodate our 40 foot rig. The utilities are conveniently placed. There are some negatives. There is only 30 amp service available. The trees prevent satellite reception in most sites: although with the beauty of the campground it is easy to forego TV. The campground is a little difficult to find. Go through the rest area near mile post 74 on Westbound I-84. If you are Eastbound, you will have to go past the rest stop a few miles and turnaround to go Westbound. We like this place and will likely return to visit some of the nearby attractions. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $22.00
This was a very nice park. It's a bit awkward to access, especially from the east. You have to go past it, get off at the next exit & go back. It is right off the Interstate & thru the rest stop. The sites that are near the Interstate are very noisy A1 -16, & probably B 48,50 & 55. However, you could probably get satellite from one of those spot. We couldn't get it from the B19, but did move later to B43 & did get it there. We couldn't get anything on antenna. The park host was really nice & get everything very clean. There is a train that runs along the gorge, but you got used to it & it didn't blow it's whistle. The views of the gorge are very nice. It was a good spot to sight see Mt.Hood, & the areas along the gorge. The biggest negative would be that you can only go E from there, so you have to drive about 3 miles out of your way to go west or coming from the East. We were able to get cell service & our own wifi. I would definitely return here if I were in the area. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $24.00
Great park for an overnight stay or several days. The park has very easy access off the west bound freeway through a rest area. The camp sites are mostly shaded under large oaks. There are trains but the sound does not seem to be a problem and they do not blow their horns in this area. After being very uncomfortable in the Cascade Locks Good Sam park due to very loud trains that blew their horns all night long, this park was great and less expensive. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $24.00
Although this park is listed as Hood River, it is also only a few miles from The Dalles. You can only access the park from westbound I-84. I really enjoy this park. Lots of shade is available and very strong over-the-air television from Portland. The park is very popular with locals, so be sure to check site markers to make sure the site you select isn't already reserved. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $24.00
Probably the best state park I have ever camped in. Sites are generally level and well spaced out. Volunteers are fantastic and the park is well taken care of. Along the Columbia River Gorge, there is a great view. The only negatives are that it is right next to Interstate 84 and trains pass through the area frequently (you will have this problem just about anywhere along the Columbia River). We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $24.00
Warning! DO NOT come here unless you have made a reservation online. A lot of confusion between the hosts and the park rangers as to which sites are First Come, First Served. Cones cover some sites for no reason. (State workers coming to camp, my guess). Only can stay 1 night in a Non-Reservable site. 11 sites online were X'ed out but yet the ticket on some of these sites said Reserved. Total Chaos! We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $24.00
Another wonderful Oregon State Park. Beautiful green shady park setting with huge spaces between RVs. We love this park. The train runs by but it's not too loud. Easy back in spaces. Could stay here for a week and be very happy. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $30.00
A nice place for an overnight in the Columbia Gorge. Sites are really easy to get into, even for a big rig. We were in the B loop and we had no issues with either train or highway noise at all. Unfortunately though, there was no river access at all when we were there. Apparently, some idiot let their kids play on the train tracks, and a train came and went into emergency, locking up all its brakes. It could have easily derailed. As a result, the river access is fenced off. Otherwise, a very nice well kept campground. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $20.00
A vastly superior Columbia River State park to Ainsworth and Viento. While the sounds of trains is still present, the trains go far slower and do not blow their horns. The park is well positioned in that the freeway is 20 feet above it and the train tracks roughly 10 feet below the lower point, so the noise from either is cut down drastically. This park is wonderful for those just looking for an affordable place to rest overnight, though I doubt it would be great as a destination given its location and the fact that the entrance to the park is also part of a rest area on Interstate 84. My only major complaint about the park was the lack of functioning lights in the Men's showers and the "warm" shower temperatures. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Truck Camper.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $20.00
This State park is beautiful but we experienced too much noise from I84 and repetitive trains. It is still a good place to lay down for a night or two. Trying to find a park most anywhere along the Columbia Gorge with train noise is impossible. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $1.00
One of our favorite Parks anywhere. Have stayed here dozens of times over 20 years. Nice respite from Gorge heat. Restroom/Shower conditions put both Washington and California State Parks to shame, not to mention costs. Lots to do in area at any time of year. Get the "Fruit Loop" map and follow it. Don't miss "Packers" or the Alpaca Farm. Say "Hi" to Charlie the Pyrenese @ the Alpaca place. He's one very cool dude. Some noise issues between the freeway and the trains, but the train horn noise seemed less than usual the last time we were here. We camped at Memaloose State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
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