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14 RV Parks near Cathlamet, Washington
Jul 2017 - $23.00
A bit tight but doable. There is a picnic table and a grill at each site. Watching ships going by on the Columbia river was fun. Even found a website for tracking them. Verizon MIFI signal good. Fish cleaning table with water was available. First time I noticed a campground with an AED (portable defibrillator) available nearby. - ForestWalker
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
Sep 2017 - $27.00
2nd time this year, River View section is excellent sand beach and watching the ships go by is a big plus. The river channel is being dredged so the crews are parking their rigs in the play field & yes there is some heavy equipment noise but didn't bother us one bit. - Saddlesore
May 2017 - $27.00
The sites near the river were upgraded two years ago, so decided to write another review. They made the sites more level, and added 50 Amp service and water to sites to V4-V15. Bathrooms have gotten interior upgrades. Our favorite spot, V15 which is on the river bank was taken, so we settled for V12. Get V15 if you can. It is the best camping spot just about anywhere. WiFi still works very poorly. Looks like they put better equipment in, but it doesn't seem to work for some reason. - vtofa
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
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
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Our hosts were so welcoming and gracious. We felt comfortable and safe. A little slice of heaven. Located just outside town and about 30mins to the coast with access to some great restaurants too. Ixtapas for mexican and Fultanos for pizza, burgers, etc. Or just stay by your campfire. Or walk the 30+ acres. This is our favorite campground. - Clackamas Girl
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
Jul 2014 - $25.00
This is a county park, including playgrounds, play fields, ballfields, soccer, etc. There are only about 2 sites there are "big rig" friendly. In fact there is one entire loop that is tents/micro-trailers only. This is a very popular campground with the locals. While it was nearly full, only two of the guests were from out-of-town. There are many children's activities possible, between the playgrounds and ball-fields. We stayed there while attending a nearby meeting. If we were in the area, we would stay here again, and so would our friends that "camped" in a parking lot to attend the meeting. - wetterwashington
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Spent June and July 2016 in this park. They were going through changes and had a new manager. A little rough first few days then everything got cleaned up and mowed. I love it there. It is just feet from the trolley stop and river walk. An 11 mile bike path that is why we went there.
Pier 39 has a brewery, restaurant and coffee shop. You can rent kayaks. Every Sunday the downtown streets are closed for the farmers market. A really fun place. There is a maritime museum on the river walk, and a Coast Guard ship that you can visit. There are sea lions on pier 38 and they can be quite loud, however watching the ships come in and the sunsets are worth the nature sounds. We plan to spend a lot more time there. Hope to see you. - Jodi Hawkins
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
Jul 2017 - $20.00
Stayed here 6 nights while visiting mom..level site, 30/50 AMP and water..all good..lunch in lodge all week plus dinner most nights..great ER as she was very informative and helpful..good spot - Kaysha15
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
Jul 2018 - $47.00
Very friendly management. Beautiful park. Convenient location. Loved staying here. We were in one of the premium sites but the first night because we arrived early we stayed in the back area which was lovely. Sites are quite spacious. The grounds are meticulously maintained. WiFi was only weak spot. - V4369
Jul 2018 - $46.00
Beautiful park. We looked out over a golf course from our front window. Nice place. Nice dog area. - User3274
Jul 2018 - $47.00
BEWARE: This is a lovely spot IF you're able to get one of the 7 premium sites in the upper area along the golf course. We had no knowledge of this when we booked this park and we were relegated to the lower parking lot very near the road where construction noise and the "beep, beep, beep" of heavy equipment went on all day long. Our view consisted of the trailers that were 2 feet from us on either side and the full timers behind us. The row in front of us looked out on the golf course but was set up for motor homes only. 5th wheels and other trailers are second class citizens at this park. Although that row is fortunate to have a view, they are still subjected to the constant noise. The upside; while we are often torn between relaxing at our campsite or site seeing, we couldn't get out of there fast enough each day. Astoria is a lovely town! I will say that once we saw our site and asked the owners for something different, they said they were booked and gave us the names of a couple of other campgrounds in the area and told us they'd refund our money if we moved out within the hour. That was nice of them. One was even worse and the other was full so we ended up staying. It just was a very disappointing experience. - SJ1950