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19 RV Parks near Carson, Washington
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
Jun 2016 - $25.00
We stayed here for about three weeks. After the first night we decided to find a different campground due to the road and railroad noise which is pretty bad. BUT, we decided to stay and are so glad we did. We adjusted to the noise quickly.
This campground is a jewel. It's small and terraced and directly above the Columbia River. I so enjoyed our daily dog walks down to the river and back up again. There are coves with picnic tables and benches. There are places to swim (at your own risk) in the river. Pets are welcomed throughout the campground and down by the river.
The grounds are kept up nicely. Hook-ups are well maintained and up to date. Good steady electric and good water pressure. The hosts are wonderful people and very helpful. The laundry is clean. We were in site one nearest the office and laundry and were able to use our satellite with no problems. Good steady electric and good water pressure.
The town of Stevenson is just over a mile away and had a surprisingly well stocked grocery store. Go just another couple of miles and you can cross "The Bridge of the Gods" into Oregon which is perfectly fine to cross with your RV whatever the size. It's a 40 minute drive to Portland via I 84.
The only reason I didn't give this park a 10 is the noise but if you want to be near the river with gorgeous views and don't mind the noise this is the place for you. - RosieandThumper
Aug 2014 - $39.00
The campground pictures were misleading. Hookups had to be done by running the line to the front of the motorhome or if we had backed in to the site if could be done as usually, but you would have missed the view of Columbia River.
The train tracks are approximately 50 yards from the camp sites. The trains run on a regular basis day and night. Very noisy and disturbing.
The host people are friendly and helpful. - USMC5811
Jul 2010 - $35.00
You are on the banks of the Columbia River, but this sliver of land is wedged between the main highway and the train tracks. Dozens of trains day and night come through: crossing is nearby so lots of whistle blowing. No antenna or satellite reception. Convenient location to Stevenson: had a great brunch at the Skamania Lodge a short distance away. Great view from the Lodge. There are lots of campgrounds around if you know the names of the little towns around. Oregon is across the river and a nice boat ride is available from Cascade of the Locks: a lovely little town across the river. - travelexpert
Aug 2018 - $45.00
Management is very friendly. Park is right across from the Columbia River. Lots of trees. Park is kept up and very clean. - grdrod1
Jul 2018 - $53.00
Stayed here for 6 days while exploring the area. This was an excellent park for our stay. all the spaces are back in spaces but they are wide and deep enough for rig and tow vehicle. The internet was excellent. There was a fire ban but the each site had a fire pit that could have been used. The whole area was very quite and nice place to stay. A very relaxing time. - Teddy Bear Travels
Jul 2018 - $43.00
Our site backed up to the open forest - sites were staggered, so it felt very private. Bathrooms were outhouses (not my favorite, but were very clean and serviced often). Staff escorted us to site and helped us back in - very nice! Staff provided helpful information on sites to see in the area. Had plastic picnic tables, so you could not set up your BBQ on them. - Kimba
Jun 2018 - $47.00
If driving in a Big Rig - check with the park on which route to take. Coming west there are 4 tunnels - the shortest of which is 11'2'' at the shoulder. We took 84 from Portland and crossed at the Hood River bridge per the owners suggestion. You may get a weight restriction warning on your GPS - but the restrictions were changed and are not a problem. We are 45 feet/13.6"tall with a tow. Park is a reflection of the young owners and their family and camp hosts - which is to say it is very friendly, helpful and we felt like family immediately. It is up a 3 mile road (interesting in a big rig) but only a few minutes from the town of Stevenson. Beautiful and peaceful grounds. Satellite is site dependent - all big rig sites are back in which was not a problem. They have a very comprehensive store on site - almost like a mini mart. Facility is very well kept and we would definitely stay here again. Only nit is they don't have a laundry facility - which means a trip to town. - Zoey and Reba
May 2017 - $20.00
Wyeth Campground is a USFS campground on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. It is close to all of the fun stuff in the gorge, and is an excellent alternative to the state parks and private campgrounds. Like most forest service campgrounds, it has no hookups, no dump station, and no showers, but does have a restroom with flush toilets, and several water spigots. The campground is clearly marked no big rigs, 30 foot max. Our 25 footer had plenty of room. I think a 32 foot rig could get in, but anything larger would be really pushing it. There is a grassy overflow area that a big rig could get into if there weren't a lot of other campers. Sites are spacious and paved. Really nice. We reserved site #9, but when we got there, we found site 9 was on a steep enough slope that we didn't have enough leveling blocks to level. We switched to site #13, one of the walk-up sites, which was only about an inch out of level. The campground is heavily forested. Satellite and solar panels are never going to work. We didn't try the TV. Verizon and AT&T were both strong. The main problem with all the campgrounds in the gorge is the noise. I-84 goes down the Oregon side of the gorge, and there are train tracks on both sides. We could hear the freeway all the time, and frequent trains. We heard a few train whistles, but they were far enough away that they didn't bother us at all. My main complaint with this campground would be the price. It was $20/night for a site with no amenities. The campground was beautiful. The site was nice. But the price was a bit high for what you get. - AnnP
Sep 2018 - $49.00
Sites were close together. Sites were not maintained very well. Dead grass if any, mostly dirt. Freight train runs about 100 ft. from the edge of park at high speed; horn, a vibration inside campground every half hour or so day and night. We were not told of the freight train when reservations were made. Will not return. - carole darnell
Sep 2018 - $41.00
Large, family-oriented, busy KOA close to the Interstate and the Historic Cascade Locks and Bonneville Fish Hatchery. Hard to find if coming from the East--ask for directions. Well marked if coming from the West. Sites are situated under beautiful large pine trees, but grass is almost non-existent, creating lots of dusty areas. Many children playing in the streets, riding bicycles, etc. Drive carefully!! Makes a good base for exploring the Columbia River Gorge--but not for a quiet, relaxing place to hang out for a week. - MissouriBird
Jul 2018 - $44.00
Nice park, mature trees, lots of shade. But the location next to the railway and crossing makes for a very noisy night. Very busy park that fills up quickly. Sites need to be built up to level them. Lots of sandy dirt. It would be very muddy and wet if it is raining a lot. - acadiandave
Jun 2016 - $30.00
A tiny gem right on the Columbia. Amazing riparian life in this area! Campground was well kept. If you are planning to camp here be mindful of the height restriction at the park entrance. - Janet H
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Best campground that I have ever visited because it has all of my favorite things within view. The Columbia River Gorge, trains and a brew pub with an excellent porter are all right here within a 500 yard walk. The sites are close together and the showers are stark but clean. Would love to spend more time here. - ditsyquoin
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
Oct 2018 - $25.00
Pretty campground but we backed right up to the train tracks. I'm sure we we as close as legally allowed! When the trains came by you knew it. We always knew when they were coming as they blew the whistle loud and long. If you were at the upper side you had the highway. It's close to lots of things to do including Mt.Hood and Mt. Adams. It's a very pretty area with hiking trails and the Columbia Gorge has lots to offer. Again visitors center a must to see all the wonderful places to visit. The only drawback is no dump station. You have to drive to the sewer plant for Hood River. It's easy in and out but up the road from the campground. - Landa
Jul 2018 - $24.00
If noise keeps you awake at night, you might consider this: the railroad is very busy, and sounds its horn near the camp area; and there is highway noise on the other side other side of the camp area. However, the park is beautiful. It is convenient to find. It is clean, the sites are well spaced for good since of privacy and elbow room. I believe they are all back-ins, so one might want to check the depth of the sites vs the size of your RV. Sites are well shaded, level and comfortable. Sites have water and electric hook-ups. There is river access for recreation purposes. The system seems to be: go in and choose a spot, then return to the kiosk and follow the self-register instructions. A nice park. Just be aware of the noise problem. - W Davidson
Aug 2016 - $22.00
Well, this is a nice little park with one big caveat, which is the railroad crossing on the river access road, and one small caveat, which is the lack of even a dump station. Traveling solo and male, I was able to stretch my tanks, but other should take note.
I spent 12 nights in the site nearest the railroad crossing and survived. I sort of like being near trains, but the horns are very loud. Nonetheless, I grew accustomed to it, and wasn't awakened more than once or twice. But that's me, everybody responds differently.
The park has two major advantages. One is actually the railroad crossing... because so many people dislike trains, it's possible to get a space on a summer weekend without booking far in advance. I was able to book summer weekends 3-4 weeks ahead. The other advantage is that it's one of the few parks that has Columbia River access, a nice little picnic area that's only a short walk away.
On an earlier 2-night visit, I arrived to find my site occupied. Just a trailer, no tow vehicle, hooked up but nobody around. The host was very helpful, and they moved me to a "reserve" site that they kept open for such things. So thumbs-up to the staff for handling it well. - bobk3d
Oct 2016 - $25.00
Not a lot has changed from previous reviews. An older park, some RVs are obviously long term (not well kept around them) while others are well kept. The short term sites all seem to be pull through w/ water and electric only. I think the sites are very narrow but do have wild shrubs, trees, etc separating the sites for privacy; however, we had trouble putting slide out without hitting a tree and it is very difficult to put chairs, grill , etc out. However, it had been raining when we arrived and we had lots of water on our site. The roads have recent new gravel, but we joked that our door mat might float away. Managers now seem to have regular hours and were friendly and helpful. - BandD
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
May 2009 - $20.00
This is a great place stay! Nice area with great views and lots of activities nearby. The atmosphere is pretty casual. The sites are well spread out and there are trees and grass throughout. It is a pretty large place and there is a section for more permanent spaces, but don't let that dissuade you. I believe it is first come first served and you pay by dropping in a slot box. We found two great spots that backed up to the creek and had a great time with the kids. The train goes by every few hours and it is close enough to be pretty loud but not close enough to rattle the dishes. Most of the sites have power and water but no sewer. There is a dump station near the exit. Oh, and we got pretty good cell reception there. And there is a a nice park area across the highway with a store/gas station. - BoJyJoCha
Jun 2018 - $10.00
Searching on-line for more information I found this: "Part of Beacon Rock State Park, the Woodard Creek Campground has five utility sites that provide electricity, water and sewer. Follow signs off Highway 14 (near mile post 34) to the watercraft launch area and follow the signs to the RV campsites. The sites have a maximum length of 40 feet and these campsites are open year round. The equestrian campsites, located at the equestrian trailhead, feature two standard sites that will accommodate a horse trailer each, a hi-line for horses, livestock water and a CXT vault toilet. There is no potable water and no electricity. Primitive camping fee applies. All campsites are first come, first served. Winter facilities at the moorage area include two tent sites, one shower and one restroom. Overnight moorage and the boat launch are available year-round." - JackSchmotzer