35 Parks near The Dalles, Oregon
We did however find 35 campgrounds within 50 miles of The Dalles. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near The Dalles in the left hand column.
Aug 2015 - $10.00
: Rather disappointed with this Elks RV facility. They have a huge parking lot just on the outskirts of downtown, so it is in a traffic area right across the street from Safeway. Instead of putting the RVers in the quieter portion of the parking lot, the 5 RV spaces are right at the intersection with lots of traffic noise. There are also people cutting through the lot to get to Safeway, so there is not much privacy. Finally, there is absolutely no shade, so in the hot afternoon sun, we were baking. The lot is blacktop and needs repair. There is only electricity at the site. OK for overnight stopover. - gtogrl
Jun 2014 - $44.00
Unlike most of the other nearby CGs (which are between the highway and the train tracks), this is quiet and peaceful. It can get very windy, though. Sites 6-8 good for big rigs. Price reflects out-of-state residency and reservation fee. Be sure to check out the pictographs. - TheRollingJones
Sep 2009 - $25.00
Park has fairly level, gravel sites. Big rigs use site 7 or 8 for easy backing. Self pay at the kiosk in the campground. Has beautiful views of the mountains and river/lake. It's close to City of the Dalles, Oregon. There's no shower facilities and a port-a-potty for bathrooms. - Merryann
Aug 2009 - $26.00
Horse Thief Lake is a pleasant but modest state campground near the edge of the Columbia River. Campsites are gravel and the spaces are adequate. Water and electric are available at the premium sites. As it sits in the Columbia River gorge in an area popular with wind surfers you're likely to have windy days and breezy nights. We think $26.00 per night rate is high for what you get. We likely would not stay here again, primarily because the cost is not competitive with other campgrounds in the area. - happyflyer
Dec 2014 - $20.00
Basic, no-frills park that caters to long-termers working on nearby construction projects. Excellent for us lower-income, retired folks as long as you have your own bathroom. Wifi worked great. Staff very friendly and helpful; I called in from 15 miles out and he was there waiting for me to guide me in the dark to my spot. I wouldn't bring children, a Big Rig or anything with slide-outs here if I were you. - Old Mountain Man
Sep 2013 - $20.00
Sites are very narrow, dirt and gravel and uneven. Neighbors awning protruded into our site. NO TV! Too much emphasis placed on grass. Limited space for towed vehicle. - SmokeyBear
Jul 2008 - $20.00
Nice clean park with wonderful hosts. Small park with some long term residents. Spaces were nicely shaded and adequate for big rigs. No bathrooms, no pool, no game room, no laundry, no Wi-Fi. Just a nice, quiet place with full hook-ups to spend a night or two. If you need more - go someplace else. Cost was $20 per night when we were there. Payment by cash or check only. About 12 miles south of The Dalles, Oregon on SR 197. Coordinates: 45d 27'04.66" N and 121d 07' 44.85" W Address: 10 NE Aiken St., Dufur, OR - Gerry Brentnall
Jul 2012 - $25.00
This is a city run park in Dufur. The host is extremely helpful and does a great job running and taking care of the campground. Most of the sites are back-in next to a creek and facing the ball field. Very clean bathrooms. We would stay again. - spitfirepete
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
Mar 2015 - $18.00
Great park rangers very helpful. Had a level back in on the river & campfires @ nite. Only bummer is the trains at nite blowing there horns, ear plugs a must! - packardrob
Jun 2014 - $22.00
Beautiful park right on the river. Lots of trees but we were able to get a signal for our dish! Sites are more than ample especially if on the river side of the park. Large open area behind our rig. Only two negatives. First is that there are trains and lots of them and second is that you have to 5 miles up river to a Shell station to dump for $6.00. But we have enjoyed this park so much we will stay there again. - User2209
Aug 2013 - $28.00
Clean and comfortable. Easy to back into our spot. We happened to get there when there were a lot of moths. They were annoying. Trains were pretty loud. We had to close the windows and turn on the air conditioning to drown out the noise. Probably will not stay again. Rate reflects online booking fee. - Trekking
Oct 2015 - $44.00
This is a small park near the bridge over the Columbia River. It is neat and clean. The campsites are paved with strips of grass in between. The utilities worked well and we had adequate wifi. The park staff was helpful and friendly. The roads are narrow and turns are tight but we had no trouble with a big motorhome. - Road Trip
Sep 2015 - $48.00
I had to pay an extra $4 per day for two small dogs. Annoying as I didn't see it on the web site or know till checkin. The park is nice, cramped but that's overcome by the nice landscaping and location. Good dog walking run and nice grass for them. We were away from the trains in a pull thru.
Our 42' motorhome fit fine in the park and our tight space. We will be back to explore more in this area. wifi works great! - gardener
Aug 2015 - $44.00
This is a lovely park, only 35 to 40 spaces. The staff are exceptional. We experienced a problem with the 30 amp power breaker and our power kept going off which was not good in the over 90 degree heat. I spoke to a very nice young man who was able to call their electrician on the property and by the time we came back from dinner the problem had been solved and we were able to keep our unit cool. They even left a nice type written note explaining what the problem was and how it was fixed. We would definitely return to this park again. It's also perfect for exploring Hood River. - pco
Oct 2015 - $50.00
Have stayed here before but the place is looking pretty run down now. Still a nice state park but the prices are too high for what is offered. We had to pay an extra $10 parking fee because my wife follows me in a Jeep. We only stayed one night because we decided to head into Oregon where the pricing is more reasonable. - americana
Oct 2015 - $35.00
We have stayed in this park several times before, and knew what to anticipate. However the unwatered grass and some unkept sites dismayed us. Though easily accessible from the freeway, the road noise is less noticeable than the trains passing at all hours. We love to visit Maryhill winery when we stay there & again they did not disappoint. There is limited Verizon service & no cable, WiFi, or antenna TV. The sites are fairly level, but could benefit from more gravel. Though a bit more costly, the sites by the river remain our preference. We will return to this park & hope the deficiencies noted are resolved. - nw explorers
Sep 2015 - $40.00
The campground was full but because it is spread out did not feel crowded. It is done in typical Government lay out with back-in in the center section and "pull-thrus" on the exterior of the loop. Lots of trees but got luck and got satellite tv. The park is very brown as they are having trouble with the sprinkler system. Nice location on the Columbia River would return. - sjones
Jun 2015 - $30.00
This park is located just East of Maryhill State Park. It was self check in, we never saw an attendant of any kind. We pick a spot right on the Columbia River. The place is immaculate, nothing out of place. The back in spaces o the river have only power and water, the pull throughs have sewer too at $5 more. There is a dump station. No fires of any kind are allowed. - Clyde Clevenger
Jun 2014 - $25.00
This a great alternative to Mary Hill state park, even if the state park is not full. The rate reflects a site with out sewer hookup. Friendly campsite hosts, level sites, good Wi-Fi, picnic tables, and lots of nicely kept lawn made this a very nice overnight stay. The washrooms, while clean enough, are throwbacks to decades past, and long overdue for a remodel. Train noise may be an issue if you were staying for more than a night or two. We would overnight here again. - EmmaS
Sep 2013 - $30.00
This is not a bad location but not somewhere we would want to stay for a long time. The trains run constantly. For 50amp service and pull through site there is no sewer hookup. The pull through sites are not easy in or out because they curve. Some of the back in sites would have been nice but several were reserved; although, the web site indicated it was first come first serve. Would do in a pinch or short term. If it wasn't for the trains and no sewer we would have rated higher. - SubSailor
Sep 2015 - $15.00
This is a clean park with occasional distant train noise. Some events can also be noisy.
Sites are near-level unshaded grass. Voltage is good.
WiFi is strong. I measured 868.5 kB/s down.
Verizon LTE works well.
TV: ABC CBS FOX PBS. VHF weather radio is very weak.
The manager is friendly and helpful.
Unfortunately, camping is only allowed when some event is held, so it's best to call ahead well in advance. - wjzcbn
Sep 2011 - $15.00
This is basically large open fields with various pedestals with the lights for the parking area of the fields on them that also have power boxes with outlets for 20 and 30amp plugs. There's not too many of 30amp outlets available, so pick a spot near a pole that hasn't got too many people already hooked to it. Water spigots are available, but no sewer hookups, but there is a dump station on site. Best to call ahead, as the sites are not always open, depending on weather the fields may be too wet to allow vehicles in to without sinking. Bathrooms are very clean and well built and coin operated, but very generous with the amount of time you get per quarter. All proceeds from the showers goes to help support the local 4-H Club in the Odell/HoodRiver area and hot water is plentiful. One of the funnest times to visit is if you're passing through the area and happen to be able to hit it during the Blossom Festival in April, if you're lucky you might run across a group of classic Winnebago motorhome owners who hold their "Hoodstock Jamboree" there each year :). - The Redneck Express
Sep 2011 - $20.00
Best thing about this park is quiet which is why we chose it. Other parks are too close to busy highway and train tracks. There are about 40 sites with water hookups but no electric. Showers and bathrooms are old and run down but I suppose clean enough - they were cleaned daily. Best for smaller rigs but there are a few that can accommodate larger rigs. Pads are small but some are open enough that you can hang over the pad if needed. There was a 40 footer when we were there. Beautiful Hood River runs through it. There is a geocache at the park if you participate in geocaching. Also picked fresh wild blackberries while there. We stayed 4 days and I would stay again. - utchaps
Oct 2010 - $19.00
This Hood River County park is located on 36 acres along the South bank of the Hood River. The campground is close to town, yet quiet (no trains). The sites are kind of spread around with two sections, one mostly for RV's and the other for tent campers. Sites are available on a first come first serve basis with no reservations. We stayed in site E which had a wonderful view and sound of the roaring Hood River below. There is playground equipment, a picnic shelter, tables, and fishing. RVs up to 30' are allowed. The showers and bathrooms were in terrible condition and we didn't use them. Also be aware that the two electrical outlets next to sites M and N were not working at the time we stayed and didn't look like they had worked in a long time, however there is plenty of water at almost all the sites. - josh970506
Jun 2015 - $29.00
We stayed a week at a full hookup, back-in site. There were 2 camp hosts visible. Hosts were helpful with maps and trail information. Nice park with paved internal roads and paved level pads. Our site was surrounded mostly with dirt and dry grass but some sites had much more grass. Most sites were under and surrounded by trees. We had one of the few sites open to the sky. All full hookup sites are back-ins. Some partial hookup sites are pull-throughs but they're in another loop.
Verizon data and hotspot was practically non-existent. My cell was always roaming so we went into Hood River for Internet. No cable, no laundry. Water pressure was strong. No off leash dog park but plenty of places to walk dogs. Hookups were near the middle. Sites were spacious and included fire pits and picnic table. Their website has a map with the pad sizes of the different sites so if you have a large rig, print out the map to pick a site that will fit your rig. We noticed that the longest pad was always reserved. Self check-in only using the envelope system. Pay by check into a box, no debit/credit cards accepted. Hosts do not accept payment. Quiet park at night. Good place to disconnect and relax. - Flippitti
Apr 2015 - $29.00
This is a pretty park, but the camp hosts are rude and the price of a stay is too high for an affordable family outing. There are a few very nice waterfront sites. - Iron Girl
Apr 2014 - $22.00
A Hood River County owned and managed campground with 80 sites in 4 camping loops. 20 sites have full RV hookups, 40 sites have water and electric, 2 sites are for tents. There are 3 group tent sites. This is a forested area with lots of old growth cedar pines and many other types of trees and bushes. Open from April 1 to October 31 every year. There is a 14 day limit. They do take reservations. Campground hosts are on site. The fees are $18 for tent sites, $20 for electric/water sites, $22 for full hookups and $25 for the 5 sites on the river with water and electric. The only reason this place doesn't get a ten is poor Verizon reception and no satellite access due to trees. - Jim Sathe
Sep 2015 - $30.00
This is a serviceable campground, pretty much DIY. You put money in an envelope and choose your own site. If you want WiFi (free), you call the park host and he comes down to the office and gives you WiFi passwords for as many devices as you'd like to use. WiFi works well. The sites are fairly level, have full hookups, and some have some shade. The picnic tables are good. The views are quite nice--you can see the river and the surrounding hills, and it is quite pretty. Nice rather small trees. Grass at all the sites. This is a place where overnighters come, and there are also temporary people, and up the hill are people who live there. No complaints at all. The overnight fee is fair. The showers/restroom is okay. The showers are not very private. Cleanliness is so-so. This is a place where the restrooms are open for showers at $3, and there are locks on the TP dispensers. You can figure it out. No complaints here. I'd stay here again for an overnight or even for a few days. Peaceful overall. - LeeL
Sep 2015 - $30.00
The park is graveled but the site we stayed in was level and had a little shade. Wifi was charged for so we did not use. VZ cell service worked great. No cable TV, but all other utilities worked fine. It was quiet at night although trains run along the west side of town about every 20 minutes. They never blow their horns so it didn't bother us. They don't take reservations, you pick your spot and use the envelope system at the office to pay. We stayed in a pull through site and stayed hooked up to a 37' travel trailer. They have both 30 & 50 amp power. We stayed one night and would stay there again. - Arlen
Jul 2015 - $22.00
Nightly rate reflects weekly discount, $150 for a week. Basic, no frills, park. Quiet place. No loose dogs running around during my stay. Mgr was friendly enough. He prefers you just drop your money in the box at the office and pick a site, but he picked up the phone each time (3) I called. RV park options are limited in this area. Pull thru site was long enough for my 41' coach and longbed dually to fit. Good water pressure. No cable and zero antenna tv stations. Pretty good wi-fi for streaming. Laundry is $1.50 wash and $1.50 dry. No fenced-in dog area. Lots of permanent residents, but not a lot of traffic coming and going in the park, which is a good thing. I wouldn't put in in my schedule to stay here again, but if I was in the area and needed a place to stay, this would be o.k. - TH travelers
May 2012 - $25.00
A large field with grass sites. Very rough but useable. The Wi-Fi was very slow and stopped working periodically. We didn't use or see the showers or restrooms, but the whole park is very run-down. Easy walk to downtown. Friendly manager. - AloraDanin
Jun 2014 - $30.00
We stayed here on our way to Montana. The park is located at the county fairgrounds, so need to be careful what days you book this park. All services worked well, with the internet very user friendly. It was not crowded for our overnight. Many families were using tents as well as rafting groups who had just finished a day on the Deschutes River. We met a group of Oregon motorcyclists(over 50)who have been coming here for the last 15 years. The sites were gravel and level. - dogdav
Jun 2015 - $20.00
This was the first night of a long trip to places we have never been to. Chose this park because it was the only one that took us toward John Day OR from the Tacoma area in a one day drive that seemed decent. Only about 7 other trailers in park and I think they were full timers. Park had very new restroom/shower facilities that were roomy and very clean. Park was out of town about 1/2 mile and very quiet. Being part of the Grant County Fairgrounds made for excellent pet walking potential. The views of Mt Hood and Mt Adams were nice especially at sunset. We did not go into town so cannot say anything about it. The host was very pleasant and helpful. - Vault
Apr 2015 - $20.00
This park is owned and run by the County. It is a quiet little gem. Beautiful views of the rolling green hills and a lovely little town tucked in the valley. The park is sparse but more than adequate. With spacious pull- thrus. The restrooms and showers were spotless. Wifi was very good as was the cable. The camp host was extremely knowledgeable about everything within 30 miles. It was very windy when we visited. Well worth the 2 days we were there. It is $20.00 for 30 amp & $25.00 for 50 amp. - Ross Brand
Nov 2014 - $25.00
Nice, quiet and clean park with beautiful views all around the camp ground. No bad sites! Clean laundry and bathrooms. Clean and tidy grounds with a few permanent residents. Camp hosts were very nice. They even allow dogs off leash. Clear vision for our satellite receiver. Would definitely stay here again if in the area. We camp in a 40' bus conversion with a tow and had no problems getting into park or out of. - KellyLynnHoff
Jul 2009 - $27.00
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. - Pleahy
Jul 2007 - $27.00
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. - alfadon
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
May 2011 - $20.00
Found this spot in this tiny town after major car wreck closed road for hours. Surprise had excellent Wi-Fi! Good for an emergency stop, traffic noise is loud. Would stop again if necessary. - saturn7
Sep 2014 - $11.00
Rate reflects NPS Senior discount. Level gravel sites, some pull-through mostly back-in. Power and water at all sites, central dump station on-site. This time of year it's full of people fishing for fall salmon, and space can be difficult to get. Verizon data service is mediocre at best, and nonexistent part of the time, so if you need access look elsewhere. - lostinspace
Jul 2014 - $10.00
A previous review said these sites were too close. They could be further apart but I have been in one a lot closer! Nice park. Fair ATT, depending on site, satellite is accessible. As in many places, the "dogs on leash" applies to everyone but their dog. Good swimming access though we didn't use it. Rate reflects Golden Age Pass. Would camp here again. - vmi1962
Sep 2013 - $10.00
Price reflects Golden Age card. Got here around 2 pm on a walk-in basis, and all the pull-through waterfront spots were taken, as were most of the back-in spots. All sites are uncomfortably close together, nothing like other COE campgrounds we've been in. Back-in sites don't have much of a view either. Those are the reasons for our low score. Lack of on-site sewer hookup doesn't concern us, but proximity to neighbors does. Best get there quite early for best choice of sites, or make a reservation. - NancyB
Jun 2015 - $32.00
This is a City Park un-like most! Nice campground, other than sights close to each other. Right on the river, great for rafting and fishing and all the services close by. Make sure and check out the other side, nice sights, and very clean restroom with showers. Full hook-ups and good WIFI no ATT cell service. - laears
Jul 2013 - $35.00
Great park! We stayed for 2 nights while on a rafting trip. Friendly staff, river access, power, water, sewer hookup at our site. - 3 kids & a dog
Oct 2011 - $24.00
This is a little city park right on the Deschutes River in the small town of Maupin. This town is known for fishing and river rafting. The bathrooms are old but appeared clean. There is no TV but the Wi-Fi was excellent. Lovely area. - saturn7
Oct 2015 - $46.00
Was not that impressed based on others reviews. Basically a gravel spot located between layed down timbers seperating our site from the other. Poor wifi, no cable, a very long windy road to there. Was expecting something picturesque for the price and the area. The manager on duty was polite and helpful, was the only real good thing. The park was clean and tidy. We would not come here again for the drive and the cost. - rdmike
Jul 2015 - $39.00
We loved this place. Up in the hills above the Columbia River Gorge - you can't see the water. Tons of big trees. The best sites are up the hill, which makes backing in a bit tricky, but worth the effort! Didn't try WiFi (at office only). Verizon was weak. Many secluded tent sites too. Managers were friendly and helpful. - RVBeast
Jul 2015 - $39.00
Very, very nice park. Very level sites, plenty of room, great dog area. Beautiful views. Owner and work camper a pleasure to visit with. - borge007
Aug 2010 - $18.00
This is one of the most beautiful campgrounds we've ever stayed in, and we've done a lot of camping. There's only one big problem, road noise from the highway which runs along the cliff above the campground. Although you can't see the cars or trucks, you can hear them, all day and all night. Our campsite was right on the creek running through the campground, and we could still hear the trucks' engine brakes, despite the splashing water in the creek. Other than that, it's great, the sites are widely spaced, the trees are large, there's lots of shade and the whole thing is well-managed by a representative of Thousand Trails. The bathrooms are "vaults," but they are clean. Unfortunately, almost all of the forest service campgrounds near Mt. Hood are right near the highway, next time, we would probably stay in a more out-of-the-way place and "commute" to Mt. Hood. - Prof Dan
Sep 2015 - $40.00
Very woodsy as others have said. Trains did not wake me up at night. Enjoyed this campground, more like camping which I grew up doing. Close to town for restaurants. Nice area. - Jakeysaunt
Aug 2015 - $36.00
Woodsy, beautiful park. As others have stated, rr runs beside park and large trains rumble by day and night blowing whistles. Was awaken 5 times during the night, but the staff had informed me when I called that this would happen. Completely up front about it. Laundry had 6 washers and 6 dryers and was very clean. Site was asphalt and fairly level. Park with the exception of the trains was quiet. Would stay here again, but would try to get a site much closer to the road and away from the tracks. - john11
Aug 2015 - $41.00
The park was very shady. The spaces were asphalt; however, there were a lot of pine needles in the dirt space outside the trailer by the table. The location is great to see the falls and the locks on the Columbia River. The staff were very helpful and the pancakes were delicious. Only problem was the trains. Very frequent and loud! - Marilynintexas
Jun 2014 - $35.00
This is a fantastic park. It is a very woodsy setting with the feeling of privacy between campsites. The view sites are just that--views of the meadows and Mt. Adams. The staff was very accommodating and helpful. This is a destination park rather than an overnight stop. They have a great little 1/2 mile nature walk and a great playground BBQ area. We now call this park our version of a spa. It was really relaxing and very inviting. We plan to be back often. - SAU51
Jul 2013 - $25.00
This is a destination campground. The destination being an awsome view of Mt. Adams. The sites are heavily wooded and private. Very friendly check in. Don't expect to use your dish for TV as most sites are canopied with trees. Not much in the town of Trout Lake but plenty of outdoor activities nearby. Several whitewater rafting companies are near by. - cypressdrive
Aug 2010 - $22.00
Elk Meadows is very forested with generous space and natural growth between sites; it feels wild while offering modern infrastructure. Water and sewer hookups were good, electric was fairly good but went out briefly several times during our week stay and electronic communications were totally absent (no AT&T phone or data service, no Wi-Fi, no satellite TV reception at many sites due to tree coverage). Bathrooms and laundry rooms were clean and strongly sanitized. - never settled
Sep 2011 - $15.00
Great Forest Service CG located about 7 miles out of Trout Lake via SR 141 and FR 24 (paved all the way). Sites are generally well separated with dirt/gravel pads. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Water spigots are located throughout the campground. A dump station can be found at the city park in Trout Lake. Campground is generally open from mid May through mid September. CG is close to Goose Lake (about 6 miles) and Forlorn Lakes for those who like fishing. Note that Goose Lake allows electric boat motors and has a boat launch while Forlorn Lakes is muscle power only and no launch site. The campground doesn't experience heavy usage except during the huckleberry season and during the early part of the fishing season. It can, however, be busy during any weekend so reservations for a weekend might be advisable. Peterson Prairie is near the Ice Caves and Natural Bridges. Both were formed when Mount Adams last erupted and are worth checking out. If you decide to explore the Ice Cave, wear warm clothing and adequate foot gear -- it's cold and slippery down there! - Bruce and Sue
Aug 2015 - $44.00
Daily rate is $40 plus $8 reservation fee and $5 non-resident fee. The site was a FHU, 50 amp, paved and level site. The rate seems high for a State Park that has no other amenities. We had very weak Verizon cell and MiFi reception. Satellite dish could only pick up two of the three satellites limiting the channels available. On our last night a pack of coyotes howled for brief time adding a bit of ambiance. We stayed here in a 33' motorhome. - Dave51
May 2014 - $33.00
There are basically two RV loops. Half of one side is semi shaded (#11 thru 15), the other is mostly sunny(#1-10). The other loop (#16 thru 23) are mostly sunny, but have better lawn. All of the "northern" most sites, that is 15, 16 to 18 and 8 to 10 are under the high-tension power lines and some people find the hum objectionable. We were in 22 and could not hear the hum inside the rig. No broadcast TV reception and cell-phone is spotty - wetterwashington
Jul 2012 - $14.00
Basic for a WA state park. Conveniently off the highway and quiet. Down side is crackling high tension power lines running across the back. OK for a night or two. - the5reeds
Sep 2015 - $28.00
This is a clean park with frequent, loud train noise from both banks of the Columbia River. The trains on the tracks adjacent to the park do not blow horns, but those on the Washington side do, and are quite audible.
Sites are narrow, near-level gravel, separated by grass strips. All have a picnic table. There are some trees but little shade. Voltage is good.
Roads are gravel in very good condition. With the park full, maneuvering would be tight.
There are two showers, one accessible. They are clean and private, but unheated. There's no way to adjust water temperature or the shower head.
WiFi is strong. I measured 1055.4 kB/s down.
Verizon LTE works well.
Staff are friendly and helpful.
No terrestrial broadcast TV or VHF weather radio. - wjzcbn
Jun 2015 - $28.00
How can this park only have one review? Yes, 12' high underpass, but that just keeps out the riff-raff in their oversized MHs. You can throw a rock to the lock. The spaces are angled so most spaces have an unobstructed view west down the river. You can see east from behind the trailer. There is a row of tall trees behind the spaces that give afternoon shade. You have to blindside into a fairly flat space. Very little road noise because the trains drown it out! Yeah the tracks are on the other side of a hedge but we really weren't as bothered as I thought we would be. One bathroom for each sex. One regular shower and one handicap. With 15 spaces, I never had a problem. Let me talk about the showers though. They are what I imagine a prison shower would look like. Big, plenty of room for two. Plastic walls and bare concrete floors with a small corner bench. That's it. No hooks, shelves, color, and one temp fits all. That being said, it was big, clean, and the temp was just right with good pressure and volume. There is a small town with some restaurants, grocery store, laundry (directly across from the burger stand), and a burger stand with slow service and mediocre food. A couple of fisherman sell just caught fish at the lock. 45 mins to Portland but close to historic 30 with the falls and Vista House. 20 mins to Troutdale with more shopping and resources. Great views, clean, quiet (except for the occasional train), and close to stuff. The manager was a bit of a curmudgeon, but still friendly. - Dave n Rene
Sep 2012 - $25.00
A beautiful CG, soft green grass between RV sites. CG is on bluff above the Cascade Locks on the Columbia river. Views of boats and barges going up and down the river. Only $15 if you take one of the 5 dry camping sites. Caution: The is a 12 foot clearance underpass at the entrance to the park! Railroad tracks and trains come by very near the CG, but the do NOT blow their horns and they come by very slowly so the noise is not disturbing. We stayed here 4 nights because it was so pretty. - A-S_Travels
Apr 2016 - $10.00
This is Oregon's newest State Park and we couldn't be more impressed. There are 21 primitive campsites, a tent area with 7 sites and a group tent camp for up to 25 people, all first-come, first-served. The setting is the beautiful John Day River canyon. The sites are very well spaced. There is no real privacy except for wind breaks that are set up at each picnic table. The campground drive loop and parking pads are gravel. The pads are fairly level. The vault toilets were the cleanest I've seen. There are at least 4 water spigots available for filling your fresh water tank. The nearest dump stations are in Moro or Condon (each about 40 minutes away). Recreational opportunities abound. Before choosing this park, please visit the campground website. This is a wild and natural area with abundant wildlife viewing opportunities and some wildlife that are to be avoided. As for us, we can't wait to come back again. - RickB
Apr 2014 - $1.00
We stayed in the free camping area. Clear Lake is a gorgeous lake that is riddled with trash, broken beer bottles, and human waste. Campers have managed to completely trash the grounds. The fishing has always been good when we've been there but after one night, I wasn't feeling safe and was ready to go. - Roadtrippinmama
Jul 2009 - $18.00
Peaceful, spacious, and private campsites near a beautiful mountain lake. Hard to imagine a better camping spot. - cosmos
Sep 2006 - $18.00
This is a Mount Hood National Forest Service campground and we really enjoyed our stay. It is located approximately 9 miles east of Government Camp on highway 26 and about a 2 miles off of the highway on a paved road. Stay on Forest Route 2630/220, don't turn right until you get to the campground. We were there after Labor Day and there were only a few people camping. The campsites next to the lake are $18.00 and the others are $16.00 a night. There is water but it's a hand pump. Vault toilets are provided and were clean. The elevation is 3600 ft. so it did get cold at night. Very busy on holidays and weekends but, you can make reservations through Reserveamerica. If the campground had pressure water so we could have filled our tank we would have stayed longer and I would have given it a 10. We will be returning next year for sure!! - jannie5
Aug 2011 - $20.00
This is more a trailer park than RV park. Sewer is for long term, monthly, only. There is never anyone in the office. Fill out the envelope and drop it in the slot. I was told when I called that the shower was free, it is not. I was also told you could get satellite reception from a rooftop mount dish, also not true. The stream is a rockbed, bone dry. Sites are not being maintained. Many firepits have beer cans and trash in them. Rule says dogs must be leashed, dogs are loose in park. 5mph speed limit is not enforced. Lots of dust. We enjoy trains, but this is ridiculous. It feels like the freight trains are coming right through the living room. - paxton
Jul 2008 - $20.00
The address is listed as mile post 37, Highway 14, North Bonneville, Washington 98639. It is located on a small side road, just past a concrete yard item factory. (Where they make birdbaths, concrete yard ornaments, etc.) The RV park is about 3 or 4 miles west of the Bonneville dam visitor entrance on highway 14. It’s a right turn for west bound travelers. The place is an older park, but very nice. Campsites are separated with trees and greenery. (No crammed in, side by side RV’s here) There’s lots of shade with old growth pines and firs. It’s very quiet, with few permanent residents at the upper end. There are a lot of antiques in the clubhouse. You can ask for a tour as the clubhouse is for rent by RV groups. There’s also a lot of antiques hanging on the outside of the main building too, and other things to see such as an early 1900’s ‘’oil engine’’ (early diesel) that has 5 foot flywheels. (And rated a measly 25 HP) Access is good. We have a 40 foot diesel coach, and getting parked and set up is not hard with most of the sites in the middle row. The lead in roads are wide. There is 30 amp electrical with water and sewer at most sites. The price is $20 a night. This park makes a great base for touring the dam, walking the Corps. of Engineers nature trail, (by the dam) climbing Beacon Rock, or hiking the Pacific Crest trail. There’s lots of things to see and do in this area. - Adondo
Oct 2014 - $20.00
Nice spacious sites in a nice wooded area. Great price for full hookup and so close to the Columbia River Gorge attractions. It is not very busy in October. - Super Symmetry
Aug 2014 - $24.00
We arrived early on a Sunday figuring that with no reservations accepted this would be the best course of action. That worked out well as people were just pulling out. We were able to get a pull through site with plenty of room to deploy the slides on both sides. There are a number of low branches to navigate around and walking the loop first would be a good idea to find the best vacant and most level site. Overall a great location to camp while visiting the many local sites. - Elf86
Aug 2014 - $24.00
$24 per night (all sites are first come, first served which will be changing to the use of the reservation system in March 2015) was for a slightly un-level asphalt pad site with full hookups, picnic table, and fire ring. Most sites have shade at some point during the day while others are in full shade—at least during the summer. This campground is located 35 miles E of downtown Portland and is out in a country-like setting but near to shopping/dining. This is bicycle country so there are many miles of trails for riding/ walking/hiking. This campground is located adjacent to the Historic Columbia River Highway, I-84, and railroad tracks but is surprisingly quiet as the train doesn’t blow its whistle because there are no crossings nearby. The traffic noise from I-84 is like white noise as trucks don’t use their compression brakes and traffic flows at a steady pace. AT&T cell service was two bars LTE. Our Millenicom Jetpack was getting two bars of 4G LTE which was great for Internet access. There was plenty of over-the-air TV. - DD Rolling Ranch
Sep 2015 - $29.00
The park was convenient to the area we were visiting.
If we had not been eligible for the Passport America discount, we probably would not have stayed. We stayed one night and moved on.
Park has an indoor heated pool and spa. There are walking trails within the park and a trail linking the park to a public park.The park was clean and well maintained.
We visited during the off-season, and some of the facility's hours were reduced. If we had visited during peak season, we would not have been allowed a Passport America discount. - Rialta Don
Jul 2015 - $65.00
Lot of very scruffy people and campers. But this is a good location to visit Mt. Hood. Tough parking a large motorhome. - User3771
Jul 2015 - $34.00
Visual driving in looks great, staff nice, we where half hour early for check in, but got us our spot, map, info on resort. Site was nice, trees, moss, ferns, trails behind site. Felt like a SP, sites needed cleaning, some sites tables where unusable. Bathrooms have a key code, and what a surprise. Toilet doors ripped off, toilets clogged, tp dispenser on floor. Garbage stacked outside bin. No staff for 2 days to clean. Wi Fi is pay fee. Not sure I will stay ever at club resort. - NXTSTOP
Jul 2015 - $18.00
We found this little jewel on the southeast side of Mt. St. Helens about 24 miles north of Carson, Washington. The campsite we had (#25) was perfect right next to the Wind River. We stayed here for four days over a completely full weekend and couldn't ask for a better experience. I have stayed in a lot of National Campgrounds and rarely even bother to rate them, but this place was the cleanest best kept we have ever seen. The pit toilets were always full of paper and hand sanitizer and they even went so far as blowing pine needles off the road. The campsites have a sand tent site as well as a paved back in where we were. Water is by way of an old hand pump well but it tastes very good. There is no phone signals for miles from here.
I rate this an 8 because I could never give a higher rating to a place with no hook-ups. But as far as boon docking, you won't do better than this place. The hosts were very friendly (locals) and knowledgeable about the local area and hiking trails including several of the nearby waterfalls.
The fee is half price if you have the Golden Age pass. - kcjflea
Oct 2015 - $21.00
We felt very fortunate to find a spot. After reading that there was only 12 spots in the park we were nervous. When we arrived we found that there were mostly permanent stays living here and only 3 spots available to campers and one was already reserved. There was an extended area designated for dry camping so that might have been an option had we needed it. The office was closed so we used the after hours registration. Overall while the space was tight and no drive throughs we unhooked our tow and backed in. It is definitely a small park but clean and quiet other than the train noise, traffic wasn't a problem. Nice area to walk our dog too. - KellyLynnHoff
Jun 2015 - $25.00
Small first come first serve park with a nice marina. We were in #3 & had a pull through with a patio. Very warm - 103 - but no wind, however we woke up to small black ants in the rig. Overnight they came from the tree to the awning & into the rig, first time that's ever happened. Lesson learned now we carry ant baits & spray & will watch where we deploy the awning. Had a nice swim in the marina with the dog, green spaces for dog walking also & a park close by & market. Good Verizon signal also but no antenna TV reception. - packardrob
Aug 2012 - $21.00
This is a small park, but it can handle big rigs. We are 62' long including our car hauler trailer, and we fit perfectly in site #5 with 2 feet to spare. They do have 50 amp service, and free Wi-Fi that is blazing fast. I am writing this review using that Wi-Fi. There was no wind today. There are nice restrooms, but no showers, and no laundry, which is fine; we have our own. This is a first come, first served park--no reservations. There appear to be several permanent rigs here, but all are in nice condition. There is also a dry camping area with long pull throughs for $9/night. A nice overnight spot, especially when the wind is not blowing. Walking distance to town, and nice sandy beach where swimming is allowed. - chockwald