11 RV Parks near Trout Lake, Washington
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
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
Jun 2018 - $49.00
This is a very clean well laid out rv park overlooking the columbia river. It would be a 10 had it not been for a very busy noisy road that runs right past the park. This combined with a well used rail track immediately next to the park detracts from the tranquillity and ambience. - flugelboneman
May 2018 - $50.00
Nice park! Asphalt pads, with grass in between, close, but no problems. Good connections, full hookup, free cable TV and WiFi with a good signal. Park is tightly laid out, but quite manageable. Nice trees in between spaces. The manager was quite informative and helpful.
We came from the Oregon side of the Columbia River across a long and narrow 25 MPH Toll Bridge. Our pick-up truck and 36' travel trailer only cost $3.00 for the toll. As of this writing, I don't know whether we will be charged a toll on the return trip. The lanes must be only 10' wide. With an 8' trailer, you need to pay attention and hope the on-coming drivers do too.
One interesting thing is that we found this park through RVTripWizard.com, and when we sent the address to our phones from Google Maps, it came up as being in Prosser, WA. Don't believe it if your GPS attempt to lead you there. Correct for White Salmon, WA. - Richbald
Sep 2017 - $45.00
The campground is quite nice We stayed in site 20 and had a wonderful experience. The blacktop roads are easy to maneuver and keep the dust down. There is plenty of grass between the well spaced sites. The laundry room is clean with large machines and reasonable prices. We would definitely stay here again. - Melissa Koppenhaver
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
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 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
Oct 2017 - $41.00
This is a very small, nice campground 3 miles up the hill from the Columbia River. It is rustic and surrounded by woods with many shaded spots. It is owned and managed by a young couple who go out of their way to make sure that all is OK. We will definitely stay here again. - GilesScott
Aug 2016 - $22.00
Well, this is a nice little park with one big caveat, which is the railroad crossing on the river access road, and one small caveat, which is the lack of even a dump station. Traveling solo and male, I was able to stretch my tanks, but other should take note.
I spent 12 nights in the site nearest the railroad crossing and survived. I sort of like being near trains, but the horns are very loud. Nonetheless, I grew accustomed to it, and wasn't awakened more than once or twice. But that's me, everybody responds differently.
The park has two major advantages. One is actually the railroad crossing... because so many people dislike trains, it's possible to get a space on a summer weekend without booking far in advance. I was able to book summer weekends 3-4 weeks ahead. The other advantage is that it's one of the few parks that has Columbia River access, a nice little picnic area that's only a short walk away.
On an earlier 2-night visit, I arrived to find my site occupied. Just a trailer, no tow vehicle, hooked up but nobody around. The host was very helpful, and they moved me to a "reserve" site that they kept open for such things. So thumbs-up to the staff for handling it well. - bobk3d
Jul 2016 - $22.00
This park is between the train tracks and the freeway, close on each side, and the trains run day and night, but I slept right through them. There is very little shrubbery and usually one tree between sites, so there is no privacy between neighbors other than the block your RV provides. There is very little grass - the ground cover is mostly pine cones and pine needles. My husband and his dog both got ticks here, so check yourselves and your pets carefully. The bathrooms were clean and stocked, and the camp host and the state rangers patrol regularly, which I liked. Hood River is only about 10 miles away, so windsurfers and kiteboarders as well as families, seemed well represented in the campground. This served the purpose for this late-planned trip, but next year we'll plan earlier and stay at a different park. - FrenchDogs
Jun 2016 - $22.00
The only reason I gave this a 3 star rating was due to the trains that run directly in back of the park at all hours. You also get road noise from very busy highway. The park itself is very well kept and you do get power. The camp host was very friendly and did forewarn us about the train. If it wasn't for the train blowing it's whistle every time it goes by, you might get used to the train noise. We planned on staying here 3 nights but only stayed 2 and forfeited our third night's stay. I would not stay here again. - travelerofusa
Sep 2017 - $29.00
A small Oregon State Park right off the Freeway. Access is difficult, if going East. It is on the West side with no on/off exits. One must drive a few miles to get East freeway access - not a big deal. The park is heavily treed with lots of grass. The trees hang over the interior roads and will scrape the top of large rigs. Otherwise it is well maintained. Staff is friendly and extremely helpful. The roads and sites are asphalt. Access is tight, but doable with care. There is a overflow parking area for trailers, boats, etc. There are several full hookup sites, all are back in. Utilities all worked well. No cable, no WIFI, ATT and Verizon good signal Personal WIFI worked well without booster. Down side is it is between the freeway and train tracks. It is very noisy, so would not stay their again. - Pacatrader
Aug 2017 - $8.00
Absolutely NO quiet! Between the freeway noise and the railroad, you could hardly hear yourself think! Never, never again! The campsites themselves are not bad. There is very little privacy between the sites - the entire area is very open. The best sites are down along with water. You have a little less traffic noise and if you don't mind trains, you have a chance. The staff was very helpful. The area was kept clean and they were attempting to keep the grounds green by watering. There is ice on site which was nice since getting anywhere from the campground is a challenge. Keep in mind that the park can only be accessed from I-84 westbound and is located off the rest area. That means going eastbound you have to go three miles past the campground, use exit 76 and go under the freeway and head west back on I-84 before you arrive. Too bad there are no road signs telling you this. You do get a sign eastbound telling you to use exit 76, but then there was nothing. Found ourselves on top of a cliff with a 40 foot trailer thinking this was the way - there were no road signs!!! Just not my favorite site...sorry! - Barney2017
Jun 2017 - $35.00
Beautiful state park on the Columbia River. There is no river access from the park, but there is plenty of access in the area. Close to fun and trendy Hood River, lots of water activities, wineries and beautiful scenery. the only drawback is the closeness to I-84 so there's quite a bit of highway noise. - RV Wizards
Sep 2011 - $20.00
Best thing about this park is quiet which is why we chose it. Other parks are too close to busy highway and train tracks. There are about 40 sites with water hookups but no electric. Showers and bathrooms are old and run down but I suppose clean enough - they were cleaned daily. Best for smaller rigs but there are a few that can accommodate larger rigs. Pads are small but some are open enough that you can hang over the pad if needed. There was a 40 footer when we were there. Beautiful Hood River runs through it. There is a geocache at the park if you participate in geocaching. Also picked fresh wild blackberries while there. We stayed 4 days and I would stay again. - utchaps
Oct 2010 - $19.00
This Hood River County park is located on 36 acres along the South bank of the Hood River. The campground is close to town, yet quiet (no trains). The sites are kind of spread around with two sections, one mostly for RV's and the other for tent campers. Sites are available on a first come first serve basis with no reservations. We stayed in site E which had a wonderful view and sound of the roaring Hood River below. There is playground equipment, a picnic shelter, tables, and fishing. RVs up to 30' are allowed. The showers and bathrooms were in terrible condition and we didn't use them. Also be aware that the two electrical outlets next to sites M and N were not working at the time we stayed and didn't look like they had worked in a long time, however there is plenty of water at almost all the sites. - josh970506
May 2017 - $20.00
Wyeth Campground is a USFS campground on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. It is close to all of the fun stuff in the gorge, and is an excellent alternative to the state parks and private campgrounds. Like most forest service campgrounds, it has no hookups, no dump station, and no showers, but does have a restroom with flush toilets, and several water spigots. The campground is clearly marked no big rigs, 30 foot max. Our 25 footer had plenty of room. I think a 32 foot rig could get in, but anything larger would be really pushing it. There is a grassy overflow area that a big rig could get into if there weren't a lot of other campers. Sites are spacious and paved. Really nice. We reserved site #9, but when we got there, we found site 9 was on a steep enough slope that we didn't have enough leveling blocks to level. We switched to site #13, one of the walk-up sites, which was only about an inch out of level. The campground is heavily forested. Satellite and solar panels are never going to work. We didn't try the TV. Verizon and AT&T were both strong. The main problem with all the campgrounds in the gorge is the noise. I-84 goes down the Oregon side of the gorge, and there are train tracks on both sides. We could hear the freeway all the time, and frequent trains. We heard a few train whistles, but they were far enough away that they didn't bother us at all. My main complaint with this campground would be the price. It was $20/night for a site with no amenities. The campground was beautiful. The site was nice. But the price was a bit high for what you get. - AnnP