10 Parks near Cathlamet, Washington
Jul 2015 - $25.00
Great spot on the Lower Columbia River. Caters primarily to boaters and fishing. Upper spots are sloped but the lower ones are fine. Water and power only. Dump station at upper end of park. The only traffic you hear are the fishing boats going out early in the morning. - Retired & Loving It!
Jun 2015 - $25.00
Marina and RV Park, some pull through sites, partial River View. WiFi and Over the Air TV (Portland HD TV). OK for a couple of days. Water and Elect OK. - silverado
May 2009 - $25.00
Pulled in here on a short visit to the area. Nice little RV park: clean restrooms and laundry rooms, well maintained sites: there are electric and water, electric only, and dry sites. No sewer; you have to use the dump station. Staff were warm and welcoming. Nice views of the Columbia River; the dry camp sites have the best views as they are right on the river. Also nice ambiance with the proximity to the marina. Easy walk into town for shopping (groceries, etc.). Small town environment. Camped here in a truck camper this time, but I could easily have brought in my 45' Country Coach motor home as the pull through electric and water sites were deep and easily accessible. Electric / water sites are modern, newish with easy connections. The Wi-Fi worked GREAT! Nice little spot. I'd return. - masterreviewer
Jul 2016 - $15.00
We spent five weeks at Vista Park; our rate reflects the monthly stay. We loved it and we will definitely stay there again. We especially enjoyed the spectacular mountain views across the river into Oregon and watching ocean-going vessels of all sorts sail by on the Columbia River.
In our experience, the pros are: (1) You can choose private, shaded full-hookup RV sites or rental yurts; Columbia River beachfront, water-and-electric-only sites; tent sites; or sunny, full-hookup sites in front of the mountain. All sites are are back-in. (2) Vista Park can accommodate big rigs. (3) There are two areas with playground equipment, and large open play areas. (4) There is river access and a beach area. However, it is not a guarded, swimming beach and the water is very cold. (5) Most sites have picnic tables and fire rings. (6) The Park Manager, Guest Host and staff are friendly, welcoming and helpful. They couldn't be nicer! (6) Free WiFi. Most of the time it worked pretty well. (7) During summer, there is a small coffee bar, Ship Channel Espresso, in the park. They serve delicious coffee, espresso drinks, ice cream and an assortment of other goodies. Even the locals stop by for coffee!
The cons--and these wouldn't be negatives for everyone--are: (1) No cable TV. We chose a narrower and less private, but sunny and open site so that we could use our satellite. Some of the shadier sites can get satellite, depending on the type of dish setup. (2) No pool. However, there is an indoor pool in Cathlamet where you can swim for a fee. (3) Skamokawa is somewhat remote. There is a very small general store within walking distance and two small markets about six miles away in Cathlamet. However, the nearest large supermarket is 30 miles away in Longview. There are a few restaurants in Skamokawa and Cathlamet. - Carolynp
May 2015 - $21.00
This is a diamond in the rough on the Columbia River. Sites are very private and mine [a no-hookup site] was right on the river with beach access. It was fun seeing all the huge ships go by and so very close! Some of the roads are very bumpy and the WiFi didn't work in my site but the Verizon signal was good enough to use my mobile WiFi and for voice with an antenna. Would definitely come here again. - mockturtle
Aug 2014 - $31.00
Months ago we reserved a full hookup site with TV satellite access, and upon arrival we were placed in a slot with only electric--no water or sewer, or TV. (Obviously a miscommunication between us somewhere along the line.) Nonetheless we enjoyed the CG. It is situated on the Columbia River and the shore line is very close to the shipping channel. This is a wonderful site for kayakers, and the Columbia River Kayaking shop is nearby--tours, rentals, etc. The nearby comfort station only has one shower (!) (there are two comfort stations,I believe) and only one "john" per gender. Adequate, but not plush. We will return soon (different camp slot). Great kayaking! - Zigi
Jul 2015 - $10.00
Hidden Gem. Quiet, in city park, showers available at swimming pool, Wi-Fi available at pool. I sat in pavilion and got good Wi-Fi; ask at pool for password. Only thing -- you are parked in a gravel parking lot and cars will park next to you. Which can be a bit unnerving. We would stay here again. River across parking lot. Food and laundromat close by. Nice spot to camp while exploring the countryside. Only about 4 or 5 spaces. - Jim Lee
May 2015 - $10.00
One of the nicest "City Parks" I've ever stayed in, park host was very friendly & helpful. I used one of the four back in electrical & water sites next to the ball field. There were three full hook up sites all right next to each other & the park host for $15.00. Many of the sites were taken by mill workers on the plant shut down. They were working long hours & came back to the park to sleep.
People use this park all day long, lots of birds & ducks. The river runs along it also & great dog walking!
Short walk over the bridge to food & drink in downtown with lots of options. Once again very clean park & I felt quite safe, nothing on the antenna tv as your in a valley. - packardrob
Jul 2010 - $10.00
We wanted to camp at this $10 a night city park while in the Clatskanie area so called ahead of time to see if they had vacancies. They did, per camp host, but he told us the park couldn't accommodate 40 ft motor homes, so after setting up our rig at another CG in the area we drove into town and surveyed the city park. The only rig in site at that time was the camp host's 5th wheel and there were plenty of sites available in an asphalt parking area with nice grounds, we were so sorry we didn't survey the area prior to paying $30 a night at nearby private CG. Several times we drove by the city park and sure enough there were motor homes parked there. We would have gladly given our money to a city park rather than a private CG. We hope other big rig travelers will give them a night or two stay, it's a nice little town and has a nice laundromat and Safeway across the street so you can wash and shop. - glchism
Jul 2015 - $20.00
Arrived at the park in the evening. The park was easy to find and spaces are nicely sized and easy to access. Sites are gravel with grass and a picnic table. On the fourth day the camp hosts were drunk and became violent. The husband was throwing the f bomb around like it was the best word he ever heard of. I cannot recommend Perkins Creek RV park to anyone. The location is 2 miles outside of town so very quiet. Unfortunately the camp hosts at this place have ruined it. - campguy
May 2015 - $20.00
Quiet place a couple of miles off Hwy. 30 , used as a Christian retreat & was told as many as 500 people could be there. But there's a private upper campground I believe they use. But when I was there I was the only one in a water & power site #3. All the Trailers were at the other end of the park across the field in the full hook ups that were $25.00 a night.
Owner & Campground hosts were very friendly & helpful, even had a pallet of split alder delivered to my site for $10.00
Path to a beautiful creek with swimming hole with lots of places to let the dog run. PEACEFUL is this private hide away - I will be back! - packardrob
Apr 2013 - $20.00
The only thing keeping this place from getting a 10 is that at certain times of year they are home to a Christian retreat, and if you're not comfortable with a lot of religious Kumbaya, then you won't want to be there during those times. Otherwise, this is my favorite place to go. They make sure you know there cell reception is nil and there is no Internet or TV. This is a place to go to disconnect. It's all rustic. The bathrooms aren't fancy, but if you check the website, you'll realize what you're getting. There's a huge meadow that's great for dogs and kids and for watching the stars. Next time my husband has a week off work, we're going back. Since this place is remote, it's not one to stay at long-term, though I think you can. There are some small stores about a mile away, but that's it. It's nice and quiet and I can't wait to go back. - KendraM
Sep 2015 - $18.00
Beautiful little campground. Close to the river. Quiet (except for the occasional log truck on the nearby highway) friendly host. Great place. I'll go back and recommend to others. - The Jake
Jul 2012 - $22.00
Beautiful tall evergreen trees were everywhere, there’s a large open grassy area for games and play, a pet area, and a playground set for smaller kids. We were in space 4 with a close view of the river. There’s rafting and canoeing for those who bring their boats, and lots of fire rings and tables. The park was almost empty on the Monday that we got here, and only about 1/4 full on Thursday when we left. They seem to be full mostly on weekends. The camp hosts were a typical older couple that you would find as camp hosts at any park, nothing strange. There were some really long motorhomes here and they didn’t seem to have any problem. Ours is a B+ that is 23 ft long and fit perfectly along with our HHR. The town of Vernonia is nearby, but not walking distance. There is a market there, hardware store, bars, and not a whole lot else. We are definitely coming back here soon. - ShariPDX
May 2009 - $20.00
Named after a large eddy in the Nehalem River, this scenic park has large fir trees, open grassy play areas, fishing, canoeing and a boat launch. Most of the sites have new electrical, water and sewer hookups due to the 2007 winter floods. We stayed in site #1 which overlooks the river on one side and the open grassy field on the other. All the sites have a fire ring. The camp hosts are a little strange but very friendly. There is really nice dry seasoned wood for sale as well. There is not a huge amount of privacy between sites, but they are mostly level. This is a great park to bring the kids and dogs to as their is lots to to do for them. - josh970506
Aug 2016 - $47.00
Interesting place within a very short drive across a nearby bridge to Astoria. Very clean and roomy shower but only one for the entire campground!!!! One other rest room (next to the shower, which also has full rest room within it) as well as a couple of port-a-potties scattered throughout the dry camp area.
Stayed two different times in an 8 day period, one night each and price reflects the first stay which was on the golf course side which was paved main roads, gravel approach and site with cement pads for patios; water, electric and dump at this site had no problems; laundry was as described in other reviews - key only and they want you to only use one washer and/or dryer at a time (?).
Second night they said they were full but had space on the grass which they described as dry camping which we didn't mind but they actually came out with an extension cord they ran from a post nearby and gave us 20 amp power; no water or dump but they did let us fill the tank and dump at one of the vacant golf course RV sites before the renters showed up; $37 for this site, on grass, backed up against a creek covered in a blackberry bramble. - pyrthkr
Jul 2016 - $47.00
An outstanding park, especially if you have one of the pull-in sites facing the golf course. Friendly, efficient staff made check-in simple, escort to site. Very nice laundry room, though you need to get the key and pay at the office (not always open early). Utilities worked well, WiFi was sometimes great, other times slow (and not always in the evenings). Sites are gravel and quite level. Plenty of room for the tow vehicle. Very convenient to shopping a few miles away in Warrenton, and easy access to downtown Astoria. Free rental golf clubs for guests, a 9-hole course.
This is the kind of experience you wish you could have all the time. We would definitely return again if in the area. - SW Rick
Jul 2016 - $42.00
This is a very nice quiet park that sits up against a golf course. There's a large grass area the size of a football field in the center of the park, great place for the pets. Sites are gravel, with grass on the sides. Hosts are very friendly. Wifi worked well. Clear views for Sat reception. - supercub
Aug 2016 - $38.00
I take my Grandboys camping here every August for 4 years now. They like the pool, riding their bikes, and the play areas.
The biggest thing is to get use to the freeway noise and the noise from the train on the other side of the park. After the first night I was able to sleep through the noise.
I was very unhappy with the $20.00 fee for visitors. My two children live close by and I like to have a night where they come and we all have dinner together. It didn't happen because that fee is too steep. ☹️
The camping fee is also more than most places I stay. - swhitney9
Aug 2016 - $42.00
Flat, level, gravel, pull through site surrounded by grass. The site was about 80 feet long. Our site had a BBQ, picnic table and a fire pit. There is a well stocked store and the staff was helpful in planning site seeing excursions. There is freeway noise and train noise. I am a sound sleeper so the train noise and whistle did not bother me. The freeway noise varies depending on the level of traffic. The park has many amenities that we did not use. Very convenient to the freeway. I stayed here three nights while exploring the area. I would stay here again. - travelcouple
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Disappointed in this park after reading the reviews. Check-in staff was extremely nice, roads were good and easy to navigate, site was level and easy in-and-out. Utilities worked well, but WiFi and antenna-TV were poor. Last 3 or 4 rows on north end had weeds a foot high, looked very unkempt. Very dicey-looking people in tents near showers on our second night would have made us afraid to use the restrooms if we'd needed to. Our hot water went out so we had to use campground's showers, which were appalling. 2 out of 3 didn't work at all and the 3rd was so bad we could hardly get rinsed. Not what one would expect for $40/night. Neighbors left their 2 big aggressive dogs tied outside so we couldn't walk our dog anywhere she could be seen by them or they'd lunge at her (and they broke loose 3 times that we saw). I-5 was noisy on the east, trains were very noisy on the west. Unlike another reviewer who wasn't bothered by the trains, we were. Counted at least 9 in the first few hours we were there. They shook our 5th wheel they were so close and they blew their whistles right when they reached the campground. Lots of permanent rigs so not everyone is bothered by the noise. They can't do anything about the noise but the condition of the showers was inexcusable. We would absolutely not stay here again. - all4pets
Jun 2016 - $30.00
This is a small park, and by no means a resort. Friendly staff and residents. Mostly long term residents, think they have 2 overnight pull through sites. Interior gravel roads, some pot holes. We stayed 4 nights. No cable, but no problems with water, sewer or electric. Level site. Easy on off of I-5. Near Mt. St.Helen's, but a bit of a drive to Mt. Rainier. If you mind a mostly long term residence park, then this park is not for you. We felt safe and would return if in the area again. - Vicki K
Apr 2016 - $33.00
We camped here for a couple days and decided to stay for a couple weeks. The weekly rate was cheaper then daily. We had to move from an overnight spot to longer term which was inconvenient. The Rv park in mostly long term residents. Manager was very nice and the tenants were nice as well. It's a little noisy with road noise and close to a railroad crossing. No cable or internet. Good place to stop for a few days. We would stop here again. - Dreamer53
Jun 2008 - $30.00
Oh wow! We reserved this place for the weekend Friday-Sunday. Friday night we set up camp and left first thing Saturday morning, without a word to the owners. It seems people don't camp here, they live here! I believe we were the only "campers" - NFLJenn
Aug 2016 - $50.00
A campground which is used by a lot of long-timers with a lot of dogs. It's a bunch of concrete pads in between young trees. Be sure that you will be watched in any step you do. The campground is far enough from I-5 to be quite at night. - Karsten
Jul 2016 - $51.00
We last stayed here 3 years ago and this parks still seems to cater to "oldies". I saw few younger customers and no children in a park that was 90% full. Most sites appear to be occupied by extended stay customers with local (OR and WA) plates). We had one of the 40 or so pull through sites on the perimeter of the park . Most of the sites are back-to-back back in sites. I believe all are FHU on cement pads with 70 channel cable TV. Our site was severely sloped - high in front and much lower in the back. I saw many sites with multi-level blocks to level their RVs. The WIFI was fine until the evening as people returned for the night. There are 2 bathhouses that also have laundry facilities. I think there were 5 or 6 washers and dryers in each laundry. Unlike most RV parks, these bath and laundry facilities are adequate for a park this size. Like most parks on this trip, their WIFI was OK for minimal usage until it got dark. I saw some bins for recycling that indicated they were only for paper products. One staffer in the office was fine, but the other came across as rather rude and nasty. I thought the nightly rate was a bit high for the location, facilities, and amenities. - Jerry S
Jul 2016 - $50.00
This is a neat, clean, plain campground very convenient to the towns of Longview and Kelso right off I-5. We had a pullthrough site, but the car was still on the street behind our 40 footer so we detached it. There was a roomy grassy area alongside each rig. Most sites have a tree, but it didn't interfere with satellite. Wifi was very weak during the day and better late at night and in the early morning. We were allowed to receive two packages while at the campground and the manager called us when the mail arrived. I would have given the park a higher rating but for their guest policy which allows any number of guests. Our neighbor had 12 friends/family member there each night including 6 screaming kids. - RVerMJ
Jul 2016 - $38.00
A little confusion with registration because we didn't get a confirmation and then when I called to make sure we still had a site we were told check-in was 3 p.m. we arrived at 3:10 and the office was closed. This would be a great place if you were traveling with kids! The Wi-Fi didn't really work at our site but there is a lovely deck set in the woods off the back if the store/recreation room that we used. Great coffee in the mornings too! And you can borrow fire pits! - Nini03
Jun 2016 - $38.00
The staff was friendly and super fun. Wonderful camp for my family of 4 children. There was a kids baseball tournament near by and the hosts jumped right into action so all the kids had a blast! Great atmosphere for families! We will definitely be back! - The Bagner Bunch
May 2016 - $46.00
This particular KOA really caters to families. You can tell the owners really like their jobs and go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. We had a slight mix-up in our reservations (we had a group) and instead of getting all flustered, we just worked together to find the problem. The names were just mixed up. This park is on a terraced lot, some spots are tight, others are not. They had a scavenger hunt for the small kids as well as s'mores by the playground. We will definitely be back to stay. - robbynoh