11 RV Parks near Skamokawa, Washington
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 - $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 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 - $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 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 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
Sep 2017 - $47.00
NW chapter Foretravel Rally .Nice & Quiet Park. "Nose In" parking facing the Golf course fairway. Combination Park bench/1/2 picnic table at each site Community fire pit Only oopsie was an errant golf ball that got our windshield, I didn't notice it until after we had hit the road to points south... - Saddlesore
Sep 2017 - $47.00
Have never camped at a golf course before, but we rather like it. Pulled our coach in so that windshield faces the golf course to enjoy the view. Here's hoping no golfer shanks a ball off the tee. Sites are gravel and level. Roads throughout the park are paved and in great condition. Full hookups are side-by-side, so it made sense for us to pull in forward rather than back in. WiFi works great!!! Owner said she reboots the router on a regular basis (more campgrounds should do this). There are shrubs for privacy between sites and some trees for shade. Convenient to US 101. Golf club rentals are included with site. - RagTopDay
Aug 2017 - $42.00
This RV Park is awesome. Very well maintained and super clean. Not many trees, but spaces are decent size, separated by grassy areas and picnic tables. They even offer 100 AMP power. And their rules are actually enforced by the resident owner! There is a very large grassy area on the side reserved for bigger RVs, with part of it assigned to pets and the rest for games. We asked if our agility herding dog may be allowed to run fetching balls covering both areas, and they did allow it if nobody is out there playing games. However, when we let him run in a different area along the golf course - within 2 minutes someone showed up in a golf cart to remind us that dogs are not allowed there. Too many Parks have rules and never enforce them, but we prefer a watchful eye. The people in charge were very nice and helpful, recommending various sights we would have never known about. The Park is located alongside a body of water, next to a very well maintained 9-hole golf course in a very quiet area, but only minutes from downtown Astoria. The office provides excellent maps and helpful hints. We will definitely stay here again. - Chuck Brown
Aug 2016 - $10.00
This is a fishing camp, and if that is what you want, then it is Great. Since it is Columbia Shores resort we were expecting better. Has water and 50 amp. Really tight spaces. If you need to dump, they only allow black water dumping even though their brochure says gray. Internet is $1 per day per device. (We have 7 devices.) Cable TV is $1 per day, but you are better off using your antenna as cable does not have ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox. Dusty, dirty streets. Club house is clean and welcoming. - DigMyPast
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
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
Jul 2016 - $30.00
We can't say enough about this campground, the bathrooms are so clean you could eat off the floors. Grounds are immaculate, the owners very helpful and friendly. This is the nicest campground in the area and there is also a great view! We stayed 5 nights. - lwabend
Sep 2015 - $30.00
Park is in the trees right on the bay. You can watch the ocean going ships entering the Columbia River.
Sites are all grass, a combination of pull thrus and back ins.
Camp hosts are super - they offered to help set up our rig, even helped me back into chosen site. Park is open for another 2-3 weeks so we got in just in time.
Washrooms (2 showers) and laundry (2 washers, 2 dryers) were clean. Our only comment would be that there are no locks on any of the washroom cubicles. I don't know why this is.
We would definitely stay here again - park was lovely and quiet for a weekend stay. - DCM/JMB
Sep 2015 - $30.00
This is an older park that is a gem. Very nice, large spaces among the trees. We had electrical and water and a grey water drain. There is a dump site to use. Located across the bay from Cape Disappointment. We would return. - Thirdtime