11 RV Parks near Clarkston, Washington
Jul 2016 - $39.00
Spent one night on return home from 2 weeks in the woods of Montana. We live about 125 miles from this park, felt it convenient for overnight after long drive.
Clean, great shade, water/elec/sewer all good. What we didn't like was paying a $3.50 reservation fee when we were "walk ups"!!!! Second night would be less, what a way to get more cash for a site. Also, not Corps of Engineers any longer!! No Senior discount!!! COE may own the property, but they have nothing to do with the operations.
Lots of day users on weekends, boating, fishing, swimming and sunning. Not a big problem except when they block the single lane entrance!!! - GLB
Jun 2013 - $26.00
Beautiful park on an island in the Snake River. Full hook ups and no annoying cell phone coverage or TV signal. If you want a quiet peaceful place to camp this is it. Staff was wonderful and stopped by multiple times just to visit and asked if there was anything they could do for us. Grounds and restrooms were perfectly clean and well groomed. They do water on certain days and the park workers come by to remind you and check to see that nothing will get wet. After dark the bugs do come out, but thats to be expected camping near the water. We can't wait to make it back here to camp again. - User3213
Sep 2012 - $26.00
We enjoyed our stay at Chief Timothy. The park was clean, had a very friendly manager, lots of green lawns and adequate privacy between the many pull through spaces. There are lots of trees and shade. The park is not modern or fancy but has full hook ups, paved roads and sites, as well as plenty of room for most rigs. There is no Wi-Fi and we could not get a 3G connection either. The park is located in a canyon like area so when vehicles travel by on the highway the noise can be annoying because it deflects off the canyon wall. When there is no traffic it is a very quiet and peaceful place. But again we were there in the off season and nearly had the place to ourselves. The manager said they get very busy during the peak season times so keep that in mind. We would come back. - ChrisO83
Sep 2017 - $45.00
This park appears to be well managed. Everything is clean, neat and functions well. The site layout is good but a little snug feeling. The roads are paved and wide enough to provide easy access for our 34 ft. MH. We had a head in site and the view of the lake/river is excellent. We will stay here again when we are in the area. - 2WArvers
Jun 2017 - $50.00
We were full timers for 12 years and have stayed at this park many times over the last 18+ years. The park is a nice park and at a location that is convenient for accessing stores and the local paved trail system. But with that said, they have many issues that have really never been fixed, even though management has changed several times over the years.
First, the price is high for what they provide. The interior spots are high in cost, and if you choose to be in a spot on the river, the price soars even more. They don't provide any of the amenities that usually garner that kind of price: i.e. pool, playground, workout center, activities, etc. We don't use those things so paying the high price is disappointing.
Further, management is resistant to trim trees in the park, so having those scratch your rig is very likely. And if you ask for trees to be trimmed, you would think you asked them to cut the arms off their grandchild. The interior roads are original and are now crumbling. There are no potholes yet, but there is a constant gravel mess on top of the blacktop, even in the spaces, making for dirty under foot.
One of the biggest complaints is the sprinkler system. I have complained nearly every stay over the years that the sprinklers were not adjusted properly and I would get water on the rig. The water in the park is very hard and spots heavily. So every morning I had to go out early and wipe down the vehicles so they didn't get water spots on them.
My wife is has been irritated by the fact they close the laundry rooms and restrooms at noon to clean them. That is prime time of the day to be using the facilities. They need to clean them in the early morning hours like most parks do. After years of complaining to management about the above issues with no resolution, and now that the price is so high, we won't be staying at this park anymore. - John&Sandy
Jun 2017 - $57.00
Have stayed here many times but not in the last 2 years until this trip. Staff was helpful and very friendly. The park is in the best shape in a long time but the scrubs along the lake spots need to be cut much lower so the view is improved. The lake / river sites are the best and worth the extra cost. - Rosco
Sep 2017 - $41.00
Very nice park with large grassy sites and concrete pads. But location is a problem. Between 2 busy highways so lots of road noise. Also some long term rentals have noisy dogs. - mikesylvia
Jul 2017 - $41.00
This is a nice park and marina. The park is immaculate and the folks running it are as nice as you'll come across. Very nice indoor pool with clearly marked hours. Large lending library. We were in site #1 which is probably the best in the park for view. Absolutely no problems with this park. Not much for dog walking and would love to see them add some recycling. We did suffer sprinkler overspray on the grassy side of the coach every morning. Hard water and tough spots. Outside of their control are the busy streets encircling the park. I don't think there are any restrictions on the trucks using engine breaks as you hear them as the come off the bridge. Parking on the edges would no doubt be quite noisy. Without the noise I'd of rated this park even higher. - SHIPM8
Jul 2017 - $45.00
Long, wide pull-through sites. We were given an end site with unobstructed view of the Snake River. Large concrete pad with hookups on both sides so that the RV can be parked facing either direction. Site was long enough to accommodate our 40' motorhome and toad. - Donny G
May 2017 - $34.00
We had a great stay here. Our trailer brakes needed work and the helpful hosts here recommended a repair shop just down the road. It was a terrific idea, The RV park has clean washrooms and showers, gravel sites separated by wooden rail fences. Our site had a neat green square of grass with room for the picnic table and some chairs. A cable box provided by the office is needed to hook to cable tv. We found basic channels on antenna. Access and check and were easy. I would stop here again. Phone ahead as maybe there are limited sites for transients. - Darleen
Aug 2016 - $26.00
Since I last reviewed this park I'm gonna just give the pros and cons. We stayed a week.
Pros, very clean park, very convenient park to surrounding areas, very quiet park, laundry room very clean, rates are right in line I think is a good rate. The people staying here are either permanents or seasonal no problems.
Cons, I really can only think of one and it's not the fault of this park, but it seems to be the whole area. There is a distinct smell that when the wind changes that comes from the paper plant, that either is a propane gas or a methane gas or sewage all combined, but it is enough to make you stand at attention. This is my biggest complaint. You have no indication of when it's going to happen or what time, but it is definitely a stench you want forget and it could last up to hours. - monaco cruiser
Aug 2015 - $26.00
This is basically a trailer park with a proximally six spots throughout the park that are open for overnighters, three of them are right when you drive-in, one pull thru is by the office and there is a couple of backends somewhere. The park was quiet even though we were right by Highway 12. The price reflects a one-week stay +2 extra nights at Good Sam discount. There is a certain smell that comes through the park in fact the whole area either from the pulp plant or something that has almost a propane smell. We've stayed in the Lewiston Clarkston area and I've always stayed at the state park this time because of our size we had to get a RV park that accommodated our length. In all fairness to this park I would probably stay here again but I really did not feel like a part of this park because of our short-term stay and this happens sometimes when you pull into a more permanent full timers park. The laundry mat was clean and the office was accommodating. - monaco cruiser
Jul 2017 - $32.00
Very nice location on the Snake River. Lots of shade in sites, needed it because it was in the high 90's low 100's. Staff was friendly and helpful. Bathroom and shower was cleaned daily. Close to town if you need supplies. You can visit museums or take a boat trip up the canyon, or just go swiming at the beach. We had electricity and water but no sewer....my fault. Worth a visit. - RobBob50
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Great spaces in the A Loop. Lots of space and restrooms were conveniently located. Older foliage provides lots of shade in most sites.
Snake River is adjacent to this park and provides recreation opportunities. - grandflic
Jul 2016 - $43.00
Rate shown includes both tax and $5/day car admittance fee, as it is a state park. For Idaho residents, you can deduct this cost if you have an annual pass to your parks. We should always show/share all taxes and fees to get an accurate picture of costs for visitors. We track the actual cost per night of each stay. As such, this park jumped into the top 15% costliest stay. The park is nice, great power, very well shaded, and reasonably quiet. Deer roamed the park Site was reasonably level although I did raise my front wheels on blocks and the jack logs, treated wood, were filled with earwigs when we prepared to leave. The trails are nice, a visitor center for the Lewis and Clark expedition is nearby, and you have convenient access to major stores in either Lewiston or Clarkston. The Verizon data signal was excellent - had some phone issues (on both phones) on one day only. We would stay here again. Be sure to look at the actual campground map as the Reserve America map site angles are not exactly representative - we try to get an east west site to reduce solar gain, and the actual park map is more representative. - cherib
May 2017 - $1.00
Didn't stay thanks to previous review about low branches. Went back to check it out. Branches much too low. We would not be able at enter or exit with a 34 ft. 5th wheel. Small, muddy circle of sites not inviting even if we could get in. Most sites occupied by what looked like longer term campers. Don't know cost, really. - Darleen
Oct 2016 - $25.00
As others wrote, 1st come, 1st served and because utilities for adjoining sites are together, 1/2 the sites either have to "drive in" or pull utilities under the RV. Most sites reasonably level but some need some work. Yes, there were large rocks at what must have originally been sites, but the 19 spaces clearly have numbers. However, if you pulled in late, I could see that might be confusing (however after reading this, now you know). The staff was very friendly at the hotel where you check in and go to use the nice lounge chairs and/or tables for WiFi. We did get several TV stations by air. Some noise from highway, but cooler so did not open windows. Very convenient for Lewis & Clark things in Spalding and Lewiston. Only a few sites had picnic tables. - BandD
Oct 2016 - $25.00
Didn't stay due to low, overhanging trees. - Heathersdesk
May 2007 - $12.00
This state park, in the southeast corner of Washington, is a lovely spot to get away from it all. There is hiking, wildlife watching, and nearby access to both the Grande Ronde River and the Snake River. The campsites are very private and secluded, but there are also facilities available for rent to large parties. - ravens3
Jul 2017 - $25.00
A great place to spend the weekend visiting someone at WSU. A parking lot with full hook ups. Good Wi-Fi and cable TV. They had tables and a charcoal grill. Spaces are short. We camped at Pullman RV Park in a 25 Motorhome. I would use again because it close to WSU, almost could walk to campus or at least bike to it. Its in town, - doit
May 2017 - $25.00
A great place to spend the weekend visiting someone in school. more or less a parking lot with full hook ups. They had tables and a charcoal grill. Spaces were short. - Landsharkcampers
Aug 2015 - $25.00
Well, about the best things I can say about this park is that the folks at the other end of the phone at Parks and Recreation tried their utmost to make things work; and , there is a beautiful park with ball fields just across a small street that has a measured jogging path around it. Arrived and found someone parked in my spot but couldn't find owner so called the number on the welcome board (no attendant, self-service). Was offered another spot which proved an amenable solution, and actually spoke with my reserved site residents later who did not seem to concerned. Gravel/stone sites, nearly level; 30a power spot on at 120v; you definitely need a pressure reducer on the water spigot! Lots of antenna TV channels and Verizon worked pretty well. Property itself is in need of major tree trimming and weed/plant removal. Looks like it is an afterthought to the Parks and Rec maintenance building which forms the front of the property. Most issues would probably go away if there was a camp host on site. Would stay here again, if I had to, but would look for another option first. - pyrthkr
Sep 2016 - $20.00
Very nice elks lodge RV place to park. You have six back ends that basically back up to the golf course but you're far enough away that I don't even think a terrible hacker golfer could hit your RV, so please don't let that be a deterrent for not visiting this lodge. Shared water, 30 amp plug-in and you are parked on grass . I only have one complaint and it seems to be my complaint on all these smaller parks that have multi use meaning not all our RVers, it's dust control you have a long driveway coming in and it amazes me the speed people can get up to knowing that all they have to do at the end of the driveway is parked their car, REALLY. I would say my recommendation to this would be get the site furthest away from the driveway which would be number one and that would help a little bit but overall this is a very very nice place to visit and I would definitely stay here again . - monaco cruiser
Oct 2013 - $18.00
An Elk Member only site. Six back in sites on the edge of the golf course. A little unlevel and a swale to back over. When you look at it you'll wonder if your rig can back in and get out again. My 43' rig did fine. Caretaker advised he was "turning off utilities" at end of week for the winter. Lodge and golf clubhouse is up the hill from the RV parking area. DO NOT DRIVE UP THE HILL! Friendly check in. Quiet and peaceful at night. - Bucky Beaver
Jun 2014 - $24.00
This was one of our favorite places to visit on a trip through Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Utah. We really loved this park! I don't know why the other reviewer gave it 6/10, it's absolutely beautiful. I didn't see any algae in the lake, and there is a shortcut from the hook-ups campground to the lake. It's a short walk, cutting between the B & C loops (about a 200 foot walk). The fishing was amazing, with lots of bluegill and perch for the kids. I caught a 5 pound catfish, which was some work to bring in. We backed our 29' travel trailer and crew cab F-250 into our space without any problems, and it was fairly level.
There is a campground host in each of the three loops, and they sell firewood on site for $5/bundle. The store at the front entrance was nice also, with some apparel and some snacks for the kids. There are no sewer connections in the park, but the dump station is right outside the park, next to a convenience store (very easy to access and free). The store was very nice with lots of fishing gear, bait, snacks, drinks, etc.
The park sits at 3,900 feet, so it was very cool and comfortable in June. My wife says that Winchester Lake is her favorite park anywhere - and we've traveled about 9000 miles in our RV! I can't speak for maneuvering around in a 40' rig, as I've never owned one. However, we're about 40' long (truck and trailer) and had no problems getting into and out of the "B" loop. - Loki 1968
Sep 2012 - $12.00
We barely fit into Site #1 with our 40' motorhome because of trees and large boulders at the edge. We would not recommend this park for RVs bigger than 35'. The roads are narrow and curvy to maneuver. We had a site with no hookups and that loop was at the lake. The upper loop had electric but was not lakeside. Unfortunately, the lake was full of algae but fish were being caught. Gas motors on boats are not allowed but ATVs riding throughout the campground are allowed which made for a very noisy Labor Day weekend. There are hiking trails and the lake setting is pretty. There is a free dump station approximately 1/2 mile from the park. The electric loop had clean flush toilets and showers but the dry camp area had vault toilets. There are a lot of day visitors fishing here. Because of the site situation for big rigs we would not return. - nbi600
Jul 2012 - $24.00
Friendly staff! Lots of pine trees throughout the camp. Very clean restrooms and shower facility. Great fishing! Planning a another trip before the end of the season. Money well spent. - ZaZa