14 RV Parks near Stevenson, Washington
Oct 2016 - $25.00
Not a lot has changed from previous reviews. An older park, some RVs are obviously long term (not well kept around them) while others are well kept. The short term sites all seem to be pull through w/ water and electric only. I think the sites are very narrow but do have wild shrubs, trees, etc separating the sites for privacy; however, we had trouble putting slide out without hitting a tree and it is very difficult to put chairs, grill , etc out. However, it had been raining when we arrived and we had lots of water on our site. The roads have recent new gravel, but we joked that our door mat might float away. Managers now seem to have regular hours and were friendly and helpful. - BandD
Aug 2011 - $20.00
This is more a trailer park than RV park. Sewer is for long term, monthly, only. There is never anyone in the office. Fill out the envelope and drop it in the slot. I was told when I called that the shower was free, it is not. I was also told you could get satellite reception from a rooftop mount dish, also not true. The stream is a rockbed, bone dry. Sites are not being maintained. Many firepits have beer cans and trash in them. Rule says dogs must be leashed, dogs are loose in park. 5mph speed limit is not enforced. Lots of dust. We enjoy trains, but this is ridiculous. It feels like the freight trains are coming right through the living room. - paxton
May 2009 - $20.00
This is a great place stay! Nice area with great views and lots of activities nearby. The atmosphere is pretty casual. The sites are well spread out and there are trees and grass throughout. It is a pretty large place and there is a section for more permanent spaces, but don't let that dissuade you. I believe it is first come first served and you pay by dropping in a slot box. We found two great spots that backed up to the creek and had a great time with the kids. The train goes by every few hours and it is close enough to be pretty loud but not close enough to rattle the dishes. Most of the sites have power and water but no sewer. There is a dump station near the exit. Oh, and we got pretty good cell reception there. And there is a a nice park area across the highway with a store/gas station. - BoJyJoCha
Jun 2016 - $25.00
We stayed here for about three weeks. After the first night we decided to find a different campground due to the road and railroad noise which is pretty bad. BUT, we decided to stay and are so glad we did. We adjusted to the noise quickly.
This campground is a jewel. It's small and terraced and directly above the Columbia River. I so enjoyed our daily dog walks down to the river and back up again. There are coves with picnic tables and benches. There are places to swim (at your own risk) in the river. Pets are welcomed throughout the campground and down by the river.
The grounds are kept up nicely. Hook-ups are well maintained and up to date. Good steady electric and good water pressure. The hosts are wonderful people and very helpful. The laundry is clean. We were in site one nearest the office and laundry and were able to use our satellite with no problems. Good steady electric and good water pressure.
The town of Stevenson is just over a mile away and had a surprisingly well stocked grocery store. Go just another couple of miles and you can cross "The Bridge of the Gods" into Oregon which is perfectly fine to cross with your RV whatever the size. It's a 40 minute drive to Portland via I 84.
The only reason I didn't give this park a 10 is the noise but if you want to be near the river with gorgeous views and don't mind the noise this is the place for you. - RosieandThumper
Aug 2014 - $39.00
The campground pictures were misleading. Hookups had to be done by running the line to the front of the motorhome or if we had backed in to the site if could be done as usually, but you would have missed the view of Columbia River.
The train tracks are approximately 50 yards from the camp sites. The trains run on a regular basis day and night. Very noisy and disturbing.
The host people are friendly and helpful. - USMC5811
Jul 2010 - $35.00
You are on the banks of the Columbia River, but this sliver of land is wedged between the main highway and the train tracks. Dozens of trains day and night come through: crossing is nearby so lots of whistle blowing. No antenna or satellite reception. Convenient location to Stevenson: had a great brunch at the Skamania Lodge a short distance away. Great view from the Lodge. There are lots of campgrounds around if you know the names of the little towns around. Oregon is across the river and a nice boat ride is available from Cascade of the Locks: a lovely little town across the river. - travelexpert
Jun 2018 - $40.00
Great place for those who like privacy between sites. Better spacing than some state parks we've stayed in. Good tent sites too. Management very helpful and on site. Only drawback - steep hills accessing some sites would be tricky with a very long and heavy trailer. Great location for exploring the Columbia River Gorge and nearby national forests. - FRL
Jun 2018 - $43.00
Drive a little over 2 miles off the highway and you will enter a lush park with campsites enclosed by trees and away from the traffic and train noise. There are spaces for RV's, Trailers, and Tent Campers; dirt camping to full hook-ups. Don't miss this park. The Owners, who are on site almost every day, take customer service to the limit. They will help you place your trailer, or just provide guidance if you need it. We had to change reservations; no problems, no hassle, no extra charges. One of the owners spent time with us suggesting books about the area and also suggested a few activities for our stay. We were low on a few items and located them in the camp store, very low mark-ups which is really unusual. The sites are all almost perfectly flat; due to the rain there can be some minor leveling but we backed in and didn't need any blocks. The campground is clean. The showers, toilets, and the outhouses spaced around the park for "tent campers" were all spotless when we used them. They have a large area for dogs, a play and picnic area for families, and if you want a pleasant walk, just walk the park. Though I hate the idea of "Internet" on vacation, I needed it and the speed was more than acceptable. It is quiet here, other than other campers all one can hear is the wind through the trees. At almost every site you are next to the forest (on one side of our site there was just an open forested area. There is a picnic table and fire pit in most sites. If you are looking for a special place for RV camping this is the one in the Gorge, you can travel to any activity from here. There was enough space for both our 23 ft trailer and tow vehicle. - travelingjw
Jun 2018 - $47.00
Only an overnight, but the place is great. Full hookup, level back in, everything very clean and maintained well! Great dog play area up the hill. The staff work really, really hard. We could have taken a bigger site but for just an overnight we took one close to the bathroom and store. - Sparksrick
Jul 2015 - $18.00
We found this little jewel on the southeast side of Mt. St. Helens about 24 miles north of Carson, Washington. The campsite we had (#25) was perfect right next to the Wind River. We stayed here for four days over a completely full weekend and couldn't ask for a better experience. I have stayed in a lot of National Campgrounds and rarely even bother to rate them, but this place was the cleanest best kept we have ever seen. The pit toilets were always full of paper and hand sanitizer and they even went so far as blowing pine needles off the road. The campsites have a sand tent site as well as a paved back in where we were. Water is by way of an old hand pump well but it tastes very good. There is no phone signals for miles from here.
I rate this an 8 because I could never give a higher rating to a place with no hook-ups. But as far as boon docking, you won't do better than this place. The hosts were very friendly (locals) and knowledgeable about the local area and hiking trails including several of the nearby waterfalls.
The fee is half price if you have the Golden Age pass. - kcjflea
Sep 2011 - $15.00
Great Forest Service CG located about 7 miles out of Trout Lake via SR 141 and FR 24 (paved all the way). Sites are generally well separated with dirt/gravel pads. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Water spigots are located throughout the campground. A dump station can be found at the city park in Trout Lake. Campground is generally open from mid May through mid September. CG is close to Goose Lake (about 6 miles) and Forlorn Lakes for those who like fishing. Note that Goose Lake allows electric boat motors and has a boat launch while Forlorn Lakes is muscle power only and no launch site. The campground doesn't experience heavy usage except during the huckleberry season and during the early part of the fishing season. It can, however, be busy during any weekend so reservations for a weekend might be advisable. Peterson Prairie is near the Ice Caves and Natural Bridges. Both were formed when Mount Adams last erupted and are worth checking out. If you decide to explore the Ice Cave, wear warm clothing and adequate foot gear -- it's cold and slippery down there! - Bruce and Sue
Aug 2017 - $30.00
The campground is near the scenic Lower Falls of the Lewis River. The toilets are pit composting toilets. There is no cell service, not for many miles. The road south of the campground is rough. Mostly it is asphalt with frequent large dips to bang your hitch on, and near the campground it is gravel with some rugged/steep spots. - Dan C
Jul 2017 - $15.00
We have been coming to this campground for over 20yrs. The last 8 or 9yrs things have changed. The compost toilets are horrendous and this year especially were absolutely unbearable. We were told that they are not being used as compost toilet anymore because of funding and that is such a sad problem because someone with lung problems can not go in there. It's literally so bad you can't breathe. Also this year the mouse issue was unreal. We had so many mice everywhere. We had our food locked up and they still got in our camper. When I say problem..I don't mean a little.... We put a bucket out with a stick so we could relocate them away from our camp area and in 2 days caught MORE than 50 mice :( and that was just in 1 site...we had 4 sites. The little store near by said it's a huge problem this year. Something needs to be done because our neighboring campers had mice climbing on them in their beds when they were sleeping and ended up awake the entire night. It's made us rethink coming back next year if things are the same. Lastly, up until about 5yrs ago it was always so peaceful there.... now on the weekends people flock there and we've seen drunk young people try and jump across the top of the falls and fall in and have to hold on to the logs so we could help them get out so they didn't go over the falls. We've seen people bring full size bbq out onto the top of the falls and cook. It really sucks what social media and tv has done by advertising the "Hidden gems of Washington" it ruins really special places. - Angie Hemenway
Sep 2007 - $14.00
Extremely beautiful RV campground located amongst 124' fir trees. All sites were level, paved and large with table and firepits. There were 3 waterfalls located on easy 5 mile RT hike. I can't wait to get back. However, this campground does not accept reservations so it's first come first served and this is a major problem as the campground is located 15 miles up US Forest Road 90 and you won't know until you get there whether there is a site available. During the 3 days I was there, I saw many RVs turning around and heading back down the mountain as all sites were gone. There are no signs at the turnoff indicating the availability of sites and 30 miles RT drive is a long way to go...especially in the dark. Other than that it's a great park. - olygene
Jun 2017 - $39.00
The camp hosts were constantly on the move asking folks how their stay was going as well as making sure the park was spotless. The water was very soft and had good pressure. The power never went out and was always at 110V even though the park was full and the weather was a bit warm (80-85) during the day. So AC's were running. No cell service (A good thing in my book) as there are much better thing to do in this area than always looking down. But there is a small satellite based hot spot at the office to check emails. The views of Mt. Adams from the RV park was simply awesome. Our site was one of the tighter ones, But was still fine for our 36Ft. Class A Motor Home. We highly recommend Elk Meadows RV park. - super7pilot
Jul 2016 - $32.00
Long but somewhat narrow sites. Shrubs/trees between sites afforded privacy. Plenty of room to manuver your vehicle/ RV. Wonderful views of Mt. Adams. Lots to do at park and in the area. Will definitely go back. - CM WA
Jun 2014 - $35.00
This is a fantastic park. It is a very woodsy setting with the feeling of privacy between campsites. The view sites are just that--views of the meadows and Mt. Adams. The staff was very accommodating and helpful. This is a destination park rather than an overnight stop. They have a great little 1/2 mile nature walk and a great playground BBQ area. We now call this park our version of a spa. It was really relaxing and very inviting. We plan to be back often. - SAU51
Aug 2017 - $37.00
Wide grassy sites that weren't quite long enough for a 36' MH + toad. Had to park the toad across the front. The main large rig sites (21-29) had a definite slope down to the front of the RV. Auto-leveler wouldn't even try, and we had to add 9" of blocks under the front jacks to manually get it to level. Made for a very big first step into MH. Only had 30A hookups, and in 95 degree heat, that was an issue. Hookups were good and water pressure was very good. The campground includes several small cabins, and has a restaurant/cafe onsite. Friendly staff. Only allows 2 dogs per site, which I wasn't told when I made the reservations, as I had said I had 3. The guy who checked us in said the boss was out sick and he was working on his day off, so he said no problem (and put that in writing on our check-in sheet). They also had a pool, and rec room with ping-pong, pool table and card playing tables. I would stay here again, even though they only had 30A connections. - Don Gagnon
Jul 2017 - $54.00
This is a smallish RV park with paved road and gravel camp sites. Sites are all back-in and somewhat reasonable size, but on our visit there were many friends gathered in the site next to ours, and the noise of their gathering was intrusive. (They did observe the "quiet time" and the larger group broke up just before 10PM though there was some "quiet" chatting for awhile until about 10:30PM or so.) We were sensitive to this due to a very early (4 AM) departure time for a hike on Mt. St. Helens. Our visit, on a Friday night (with Saturday departure) was on a busy summer weekend. The park was filled to capacity. The Site was ok, but had a definite downslope toward the access road. (Our small rig does not have means to level it.) Utilities are conveniently grouped together, water, sewer, and electrical/tv connections were all within 36 inches of each other. The site was open to the sky, but large trees surround the sites. Late afternoon was shaded by the trees. There was almost no highway noise near our site -- but there's not much traffic on the main road. I wanted to like this RV park ... but in the end, my feelings were just a little disappointed. We camped in a Class B Van. We did NOT have a tow car. I'd consider using this RV park again (but it's unlikely as it's within an hour of our home). - Pete_by_the_river
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Great location close to only restaurant in town the Cougar Bar and Grill and a little store. Great location to visit famous sites like Mount st. Helens the Ice Caves Yale Lake and more beautiful forested area. - Cherie Scott
Sep 2015 - $33.00
The owner is the nicest person! Our site was on a grassy knoll, probably had a lovely view but it was rainy when we were there. I was grateful for the grass (instead of dirt/mud). The 2 restroom/shower rooms were older, but clean. - Deb344
Jul 2013 - $15.00
Love the mountains so this place is great. The owner is a very nice person and does her best to accommodate everyone. She makes it a point to say "hello" to everyone. Bathrooms are clean, yet busy. The fans in the bathrooms need to be repaired though, otherwise, you sweat to death when you take a shower. No concrete pads, but that is expected in a mountain park. Very clean and no problems with the long-term RVers. Wi-Fi is pretty good for the most part. No cell service, but we were not complaining. Satellite is hit and miss, depending on your spot and if it is obstructed. Owner does her very best to accommodate each camper, either with or without full services, tent or RV. We will definitely stay here again. - cdavis67
Oct 2010 - $25.00
Cougar RV Park made our hunting trip really worthwhile. They were located very near the area we were hunting (within 10 miles), they also were located very near the local grocery and restaurant. They had a great area for tent sites and for RV's and let us combine our huge party in a very large site and didn't even charge for every site we actually took up. Although we were there during a slow time in the season, they didn't seem to mind us taking up the whole east side of their park at all. We all had a great time. The facilities are very quiet, well maintained, and provide garbage facilities at all sites. The restrooms were really clean and well stocked and no charge for a shower! We really cant wait to get back to this park next year. - matsigurl
Jun 2018 - $42.00
Outdoor mats not allowed, made RV messy as grounds were wet. We never use pool, hot tub, bathrooms. Seems overpriced for water/electric/sewer, cable, weak WiFi. Stayed here because nothing else available. - nonadonna
Aug 2017 - $50.00
Lovely rustic KOA. Trees abound, gravel dirt sites were level and the hookups were good. The location was very close to the Dam and fish locks, short drive to Mt. Hood, and about 30 minutes from Portland. Berries everywhere for the kids to pick. The 9 year olds enjoyed the bike riding and the playground. The park is located adjacent to a very busy train track, and there is a crossing nearby, so the horn sounds. The kids thought this was neet, others may find it disturbing. We would return to this KOA when visiting Portland. - kalynzoo
Jul 2017 - $51.00
Because we seldom stay at KOAs, so I can only say that this one is on par with those we have stayed at (stayed here due to its location in the Columbia River Gorge). Family oriented, rustic, with the usual mix of Kabins, tents and one-nighters. Our level site was adjacent to the office/amenities complex (pool, laundry, showers, etc.) and was more than 80 feet long, where we were entertained by the antics of the many children at play! Yes, there is train noise, but we were not bothered by it. We camped at Cascade Locks / Portland East KOA in a motorhome. - JohnandMari