13 Parks near Cathlamet, Washington
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Quaint small fishing CG. Very tight! Just a paved parking lot. Hardly enough room to put slides out and had to back over the bumper log. No table, no place to put one! But the manager and residents (local fisherman) were very friendly and helpful. The view of the Columbia River and the barges that went by was spectacular! Everything was clean and neat. The only water was a faucet way over by the restroom at the end of the CG and the locals said not to drink from it but we did and didn't think it was bad. The dump was at an awkward position in a loop around the restrooms that was a little tight for our big rig. Phone and Verizon MIFI had a decent signal. - rhianna
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
Sep 2016 - $19.00
We had an easy back in site with electric and water. We could have moved to a pull-through the next day but we loved our spot. We stayed over a week and got the weekly rate. They have a complimentary dump when you do that and the camp owner dumped us. He also delivered us firewood. There is no wifi but they have excellent wifi in Clatskanie about 2-3 miles away. We missed the elk in the large open field because we were sleeping, but Mrs. owner tried to call us and tell us about it, though we had our 'do not disturb' turned on. The Clatskanie River was not far from our site, though not visible, but we could hear it whenever we were outside. We had a picnic table and a fire ring. The bathrooms were some of the cleanest we've used. The owners were very personable and friendly. We never saw anything but kindness from them the 10 days we stayed in their park. The previous report seems to be completely out of character for them. It is a family friendly park and they don't charge you the extra over 2 people unless you obviously are more than one family. - Serenashalom
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
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
Feb 2017 - $20.00
Open area for RV parking. Only 30AMP is available but a dump station is onsite. Great rate for Elks members and friendly staff during office hours. Lodge is locked during off hours and is next door to a church. Safeway and mall is right across the street. Grounds are compacted gravel but sites are level. Site are a tad short but for our 30ft and tow it was adequate. - ButterflyDogs
Sep 2016 - $20.00
A members only camping facility, but for Elks members this was set up very nice. All spots were pull-throughs, very convenient to I-5. You are camped on a dirt with a light rock base, so it could be dusty at times or muddy depending on weather. Very quiet at night, you do hear a train in the off distance, but did not seem to be bothered by it. We would definitely use this again if in the area. - monaco cruiser
Sep 2016 - $42.00
This was a nice park situated for very convenient exploring of Astoria and the surrounding area. The sites were plenty long enough for our motorhome and car. The width was OK but the neighboring sewer line was right on the edge of our awning space. There are some other sites that alternate back in spots with pull in spots that would remedy this issue if you can get one.
Overall it was a very nice stay and we will definitely be back when we are in the area. - Elf86
Sep 2016 - $47.00
I like this campground. It's WIFI worked fine and the sites are level with hookups in good working order. This campground is very easy to get around in and has sites for every size. The dog area is huge and well cared for. - illini777
Sep 2016 - $42.00
When we made our reservations we were told only 20 amp site available. When we arrived a full-service site was available. Park is top quality. Clean, flowers and wi-fi excellent the first night. Had to move for the next 3 nights to a beautiful pull-in site with view of golf course. Wi-fi iffy at the new site. Over the air tv - 8 or 9 channels. Verizon service excellent. Only negative for us was golf course. Mats for greens, some holes in grass same as fairways. Really shouldn't advertise as a golf course. Would stay here again. We just wouldn't plan on playing golf. - kim-sue13
Sep 2016 - $36.00
This park is 8 years old and one of the nicest we have stayed in. There is over two miles of paved roads for bike riding. They also have .5 mile gravel trail to the river with "entertainment" along the way , rope swings, climbing bars, regular swings and several other things that I don't know what they are called. There are many amenities for families, pool, hot tub, sauna, dog wash, big field house for basketball, disc golf, outdoor movie house, community fire rings and many sites had in ground fire rings. However there is a big drawback and why we will not return. It is located between I-5, so there is always road noise when you are outside your rig, and train tracks. The train tracks were the killer for us as there are two sets of tracks and more often than not trains would pass each other right as they passed the park and made the ground and rig shake. The northbound trains always blew their whistles just as they passed our site and the trains seemed to pass during the day every half hour and at night about an hour to an hour and a half--so way too many trains for us! If you were outside when they passed you had to stop talking because no one could hear you. We talked to several other folks who were camping (we were there over Labor Day weekend so the place was surprisingly full) and if you are parked closer to the clubhouse the train whistles are not heard so much but then you are above I-5 so really have road noise as the sound goes up. We had a house about two blocks from a train track but there were only about three trains a day/night and only occasionally did the house shake when a really heavy train went by so we figured the trains wouldn't bother us--WRONG!
All the staff were very pleasant and we had a huge site -1oo ft long with our front in the trees and our back in the sun. The kids we saw didn't seem to notice the trains or traffic but it was not for us. The restrooms are individual like a house with shower, sink and toilet in one. - clarksark
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