9 Parks near Skamokawa, Washington
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 2016 - $46.00
Stay here when we are in the area. Close to Shopping(C0stc0-FredMyers) Utilities Great, Plenty of Grass, Well Kept. Office staff very helpful. First Class. - silverado
Jul 2016 - $42.00
This is a very nice quite 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
Jul 2016 - $45.00
We really enjoyed this RV park. The spaces are good quality gravel, and all hookups worked fine. Good wifi. Excellent staff who work hard to ensure that your stay is a good one. Grounds are immaculate. Easy in and out (plenty of space). Tons of green space for the kids to play on. Ladies in the office bent over backward to tell us about all there is to do in the area. We couldn't have had a better stay, and we hope to return. Very convenient to historical sites in the region. A great spot! - kmghmg
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 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
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 2014 - $3.00
Nice location if fishing out of Ilwaco, and close to Long Beach if you want to utilize your KM park access. Office staff was helpful and professional. Tight spots that were mostly back-in, but deep enough to accommodate big rigs. Wi-Fi and cable worked well. Right on HWY 101 so the road noise during the day was always in the background and as mentioned in previous reviews, no sewer dump at campsites. Plane Jane park with no KM amenities that you would expect with the price of membership and yearly dues. With that said, location is great for playing on the WA and OR coast. KM nightly price for minimal for cable and Internet. - 737geek
Sep 2012 - $1.00
The K/M web-site calls this a "fish camp" and it really is. If you are a fisherman, great. Not so good otherwise. At the time of our visit both the TV and Internet were down due to the bankruptcy of the provider. Large sites, quiet. - wetterwashington
Jun 2011 - $1.00
This is a decent little park, but it is not a resort. Because it is so close to sea level and the Columbia River, black water can be dumped only at the dump station and gray water can be drained only in the drain at the site. Use of washing machines is prohibited. The nearest laundry is across the bridge in Astoria. Sites were grassy back ins with good separation between sites. Most were plenty long enough for any rig. Restrooms were clean and well maintained. There is a pleasant clubhouse with a TV. Although right on the highway, nighttime noise was not an issue. There are a few trees, but this park effectively has no shade. Verizon reception is good, but not great - about 3 bars. Rate for ROD was $0. - Morpauwe
Nov 2015 - $35.00
This older park was recently updated. Paved road. Gravel back-in site with a picnic table. Updated restroom building. Office is being modeled. Close to the Columbia River boat dock. - bradydane2009