25 Parks near Vancouver, Washington
Aug 2016 - $17.00
This is not a destination park and has the negative of being just over a wall from I-5 but is very clean and well maintained. There is an assortment of site sizes and because it was formally a mobile home park, some of the sites have little storage sheds which can come in handy. The negatives: it is not the most aesthetically appealing park, there are a few too many speed bumps for my liking, the noise from I-5 is a constant. There are a few true back to back sites as well. The positives: it is clean and safe, very convenient to many things in the area and there is no train!
We have stayed here more than once to visit family and and plan to return. Verizon phone and 4G worked well. There are no picnic tables. - PBuds
Jul 2016 - $40.00
This park is a trailer park pretending to be a RV park. Although there are no actual mobile homes in the park, it is occupied almost exclusively by permanent RV residents. I don't usually consider permanent campers a problem but the vibe was unsettling at this park. The pros for the park are that roads are asphalt and easy to navigate, management is friendly and helpful and it is convenient to Vancouver and Portland. The Cons are that it is a fairly depressing place to stay. There is nothing pretty about this park at all. Sites are gravel and extremely tight. The "pet area" is a weedy, ugly, patch of "grass" that my dogs would not go into. Thank goodness for the tiny patch of grass next to our rig, or we would have been in big trouble. Highway noise is constant and problematic; we felt like our bed was in the third lane of the highway. The best part about the park was leaving for day trips and getting away from it. Pickings are slim in this area, but use this park as a last resort. - User1622
Jun 2016 - $17.00
Park in now full of monthly's ,very little room for short term or overnights. Nice little park close to everything. Located at the junction on I -205 and I-5, easy to access. Interior roads are easily accessed. - Cactusflower
Oct 2016 - $38.00
I called and made reservations. The phone was picked up rapidly by a real person. The lady was plesant and helpful. Sites are extremely close together. Park seems to be mostly permanent residents. Some areas have a little grass; we had none. A lot of constant road noise. Sites are cement pads with 12 inches of gravel between sites. The feeling is very crowded! We would avoid staying here again. - Mjones
May 2015 - $30.00
A bit on the dodgy side but functional enough to stay overnight while we visited Portland. Sites are fairly close but level. I had to go to the rec room to use the WiFi. Dogs are allowed but not really welcome. Not sure if we',d stay here again. Staff were nice enough. - Thedogsma
Jul 2014 - $30.00
The lady at the front desk went to a lot of effort to find us (the last) spot in the campground. We did not have reservations and were lucky we found this place by accident. The park is full with the "No Vacancy" sign at the office, not on the street. The Wi-Fi works fine though in some places we were told it doesn't work and you have to come up to the clubhouse, the "hot spot". We were on our way to Westport, and unsure of a place there so we called and found a spot in town. - Ted Morgen
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Nice small park but designed for small RV's. If you are larger than 32 ft., very challenging.
The turns getting to the park off Fourth plain Rd are very sharp and treacherous.
Site surface was a concrete pad with sunny and open exposure. - TcaandK
Jul 2016 - $36.00
We stayed overnight at this park. I have a 35 ft motor coach and it was difficult to fit in the site. It is incredibly difficult to maneuver a motorcoach in this park. The park is very cramped due to all of the seasonal RVs that are there and they are unsightly. There is no grass, no picnic table and no trees. I would not stay there again. - Perfection expected
Oct 2015 - $30.00
This is more of a long-term park, than an RV park. It appeared that many RVs were permanent residences. It is a very cramped park. We felt that we were really in an RV parking lot. We did appreciate the location as it is close to shopping, restaurants and travel routes. "Free WiFi" really means no WiFi. The people in the office know that's a problem but make no effort to fix it. Since WiFi is essential to us as we travel, we would give this one a miss in future. The standard pad is level cement but it is a challenge to park. There are some 'premium' pads near the office. - carliewired
Nov 2016 - $32.00
We had easy access from I5 coming south and upon leaving the I5 access going south we crossed three lanes for entrance. Our site at park was large, good utilities and location of utilities, cable tv, cement and grass with no table. Definitely big rig easy and will return. The only real negatives are airplane noise and resident workers leaving at 5am. Will return. - RJourney
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Very clean, spacious. We will stay here next when pass I g through portland. Make sure and make reservations in advance! - Judy2shoes
Sep 2016 - $32.00
City RV park near the Columbia River and very near the airport. So yes, you are going to hear planes and sometimes it's deafening. Neat and tidy, most residents are just that, living there and working. Very quiet at night. Bathrooms were nice and clean. Laundry on site also. There is a group room. All paved. Sites are concrete, but very skinny. My door ended up on the grass, which was a mud hole. It rained an entire day, then the sprinklers run every night, so always muddy. This is not a good park for dogs, but if you need to be in the city, and you take your dog with you, there are many places to take your dog and Portland in general is very dog friendly.
The Dogs Opinion (it's all about the dogs): There is a pretty nasty postage stamp dog park across the road that is owned by the RV park. It's just dirt, and because of the rain, it was a mud pit. There are signs everywhere to not let your dog onto the grass, so I took my dogs to the dog park, then walked them in the street next door with houses. That was pleasant. Just east on Marine drive, just past Salty's restaurant, is a big marina and parking lot, go to the far end. You are supposed to pay $5 to park. You can walk down to the beach on the river then hook up with a trail. There is also a paved bike path but I would not walk dogs there, as there are many bicyclist. The beach and trail are lovely and quiet. You can have your dogs off leash here. Also there are many parks in the city that have an off leash area that is unfenced. There are fenced dog parks not too far. Use the Dog Goes dog park finder app to see all the parks.
TV? Cable TV with good channels. Very nice, even had the OWN channel.
Cell phone/Wi-Fi? Speedtest? Verizon is strong here. The RV park Wi-Fi is 1.5 ish mpbs. Too slow for me, I used my jet pack. - Tails From The Road
May 2016 - $1.00
Park is not too bad. The water is dirty and we were told there were no hook up sites. Nobody seemed be around to ask. Didn't seem to have many details on how anything worked. Restrooms and showers were clean. - Google user
Aug 2012 - $29.00
I always review from the perspective of a dad with lots of little kids. We had fun at this state park. The lake is great for swimming, kayaking, or rowing (no motor boats allowed). There is a trail to hike around the lake. This is a popular swimming hole and the beach area fills up every day, even week days, with day use folks. There is also a nice playground, picnic area, and softball field. There is a small store there that sells food, ice, and firewood. The sites were nice. We had #12. I backed our 24' trailer into it with no problem. We could not put our awning out as we were so close to a tree, but that didn't matter as we were under a canopy of trees. The restrooms were clean and the showers worked fine. There are about 10 utility sites and a dump station on the way out. - jjwsfgiants
Jul 2011 - $25.00
Nice state campground, hard to get into as the campground is very popular. - wetterwashington
Aug 2015 - $35.00
I've visited here many times over the last 11 years and if never seems to change...except they keep raising the nightly/weekly rates. WiFi is email and FB speed only, short term pads are broken up and tilt to the right (uncomfortable during showers and stuff), cable requires box, with a $50 deposit (refundable), and then doesn't work (OTA is OK though), bathroom is clean but it's 100 yards away, and requires a key ($5 deposit...refundable). All in all, I would not stay here if it wasn't so conveniently close to my friends living in the area...
When I'm lucky, and a good pad opens up, I stay here for weeks at a time. But that was last year and years past when the weekly was $180, now it's freaking $220. Really, place isn't worth that. - User35
Aug 2014 - $40.00
The place is rundown with 99 percent permanent residents. The pads are terribly un level and narrow. The manager is an older woman with a nasty attitude. Don't waste your time stopping here - Doctorlock
Jun 2012 - $30.00
Price was OK for the area and what you get. Office personal was very dramatic and every request and change seemed to frustrate her. Most sites are permanent residents. Laundry and restrooms are clean and nice. Most spots have trees, making it difficult for satellites to receive. We would not stay here again if we could find another place. - JoyceG
Oct 2016 - $32.00
Unusual place; a mix of good and annoying features. The good: clean asphalt sites separated by generous grassy areas with picnic tables, bathrooms clean and warm, lovely river walkway. The bad: unfriendly and very unhelpful office staff, very poor wifi, rigs back up to each other, train and airplane noise. The unusual: the RV sites are a small part of a very old mobile home park, some well maintained, some not. The most striking feature is the constant stream of airplanes gearing down to land at nearby Portland International; I'm talking major planes flying very low overhead. We were here for a single night stopover heading north on I-5 and actually would stay again for one night. - Kcflowers
Oct 2016 - $32.00
Spaces too close together, too many people. Next to mobile home park which is a little run down. - Judy2shoes
Sep 2016 - $32.00
I need to preface this review by saying we stayed here the previous May and did not have the problems I am about to review.
We finished up a volunteer stint in eastern Washington 9/12 and planned to spend a few days in Portland with our daughter. Jantzen Beach is reasonably close to her. When we are traveling, we try not to disconnect the truck from our fifth wheel, so we always request a pull through and advise we need enough room for this. It was not a problem whe we stayed in May, although admittedly very tight.
When we arrived my husband went in to check in and looked at the map for the site we were assigned. He pointed out it was not the pull thru we needed. He was promptly advised specific types were not reservable. It had not been a problem in May when we requested the same thing. We went down and looked at the back in site and weren't sure we could even get our fiver in it. Back at the office, the manager told my hubby no one reserves specific site types. Being full timers that travel extensively, we know this is simply not true. We ended up leaving and stayed somewhere else. Luckily, they don't take a credit card up front, so we weren't charged. - Patmo13
Sep 2016 - $60.00
This is a very clean, quiet and well managed park just outside Portland with convenient bus transportation into Portland if one chooses rapid transit. It is conveniently located near Sandy and the highway to Redmond and Bend, Oregon. If you are like us and really need Wi-Fi, this Park's system is both confusing and marginal for pick up. If you are an Apple device user, this system is not the best. We have downgraded this park purely based on the less than adequate Wi-Fi system. - Cannondaler
Sep 2016 - $54.00
This park is Way too expensive. The best thing about it was the proximity to Portland. We had a small, tight spot. WiFi would not connect (but our Verizon broadband signal was strong). We did not use the restrooms or laundry room. Before we chose this park I read many reviews online and by far the most consistent comment was how rude the front desk staff was. We didn't really find them rude but you should not have any expectations for being welcomed as a valued customer. At best the staff is humorless and indifferent. We won't stay here again - will seek out a happy place next time. - roadtripper4ever
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This is a stop we have made before. It is convenient to the Columbia Gorge, Portland, Gresham, and Wood Village. This park is enormous, but you aren't aware of how big it is because it is very spread out. Spaces are a good size. There is a little road noise, but not a problem. Walmart is right down the road. - WSKeifer
Oct 2014 - $15.00
10 level sites. Good location easy off and on freeway. Without full hookup I cannot give any site more than 8. But it is a good place other than that issue. - Gilbert & Gail
Jul 2014 - $30.00
This campground is in the country and good location to many things in this area. Lots of trees and full hook-up, BUT many of the sites are taken by what look to be full time people living here and not all of them are well kept, so kind of gives a unsettling feeling to me any way. There is room for some pretty large RVs here, and the nice ones are only here for short stay. Lots of trees, so that is nice. BUT the bathrooms are down right GROSS. I would not give my dog a bath in there. Sad they are making money and don't see a need to do something about cleaning up the bathrooms. It's a place to stay if you have things to do in this area, but make sure you have onboard what you need so you never have to go into the bathrooms. - laears
Jun 2013 - $26.00
Cute little park in the trees. Thirty seven sites. Lots filled with residents. Tight, but accessible for big rigs. NO SATELLITE reception. AT&T ok. Good water pressure. We spent a week here. The PPA rate was for four nights and the remaining three nights was full price. Total, $153 for the week. - walt66
May 2010 - $26.00
Nice rustic campground if you want to get away from the feel of the city. No road or rail noises but a lot of dogs barking and some loud neighbors (it looked like many sites had 'residents' but most residents seemed to keep their sites in order). Gravel drives and pads. Lots of big trees and a separate area just for tents. Small grocery on site and charcoal bbq's at all the sites (no wood fires). - RV Bell's