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16 RV Parks near White Salmon, Washington
Aug 2018 - $50.00
Fairly tight roads and sites, but not excessively so. We had grass at our site and the staff encourages clean rigs, so washing your RV on site is OK. Cable for me was very fuzzy, so went OTA and got a number of Portland-based channels that were very clear. Train noise was minimal, unless they blow the horn, which was rare. Road noise was a bit bothersome outside, but not distracting. On most days I'm sure that there could be spectacular views of the river and gorge, but on the day I stayed there was a lot of smoke from the area wildfires, so visibility was only about 1 mile. Park staff advises to NOT drive your RV over the Hood River Bridge. We came in from the east and were advised to cross at The Dalles, on US 197. While this bridge was also a bit narrow, there was no toll. If coming from the west, ask the office for the best place to cross. My site was long enough for my 40-foot class A, but barely. We had to disconnect the toad before moving into the site. All the sites seem to be a bit on the short side. I would probably stay here again if in the area. - Scubadude62
Jul 2018 - $50.00
If spending the night in the parking lot of the 24 hour convenience store is what you're looking for, this park is for you. The park itself is ok, asphalt pads with grass in between (mostly, ours was river rock and unusable). The problem is that it sits right on the highway and adjacent to the 24 hour mini mart and gas station. It appears as though overnights and short stays are assigned the pull throughs in the row next to the gas station. In 7 years of RVing, I've never had such a horrible experience trying to sleep. Satellite reception is good, WiFi is good, Verizon cell signal is spotty. We didn't use bathrooms, showers or the laundry room. Office staff is great. - Chilerick
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
Jul 2018 - $33.00
Location was great, just above the Columbia river with beautiful views all around. The park is tight for big trailers but doable. The downside is that you are right on the interstate. The city of Mt. Hood is close with lots to do and see. - kckid
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
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
Jun 2018 - $10.00
As we were part of a group I can't tell you the rate. Very nice and open parking. We clustered around several poles. The security light was switchable so you get some sleep. Most of the sockets on the poles were 50A. Call ahead to check rates and availability. - CharlieB
Sep 2016 - $10.00
Spots are level and spacious. It was very nice for a fair grounds.
The only thing I didn't like was the lack of a dump station. - Impkitti
Sep 2015 - $15.00
This is a clean park with occasional distant train noise. Some events can also be noisy.
Sites are near-level unshaded grass. Voltage is good.
WiFi is strong. I measured 868.5 kB/s down.
Verizon LTE works well.
TV: ABC CBS FOX PBS. VHF weather radio is very weak.
The manager is friendly and helpful.
Unfortunately, camping is only allowed when some event is held, so it's best to call ahead well in advance. - wjzcbn
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
Jul 2018 - $53.00
Stayed here for 6 days while exploring the area. This was an excellent park for our stay. all the spaces are back in spaces but they are wide and deep enough for rig and tow vehicle. The internet was excellent. There was a fire ban but the each site had a fire pit that could have been used. The whole area was very quite and nice place to stay. A very relaxing time. - Teddy Bear Travels
Jul 2018 - $43.00
Our site backed up to the open forest - sites were staggered, so it felt very private. Bathrooms were outhouses (not my favorite, but were very clean and serviced often). Staff escorted us to site and helped us back in - very nice! Staff provided helpful information on sites to see in the area. Had plastic picnic tables, so you could not set up your BBQ on them. - Kimba
Jun 2018 - $47.00
If driving in a Big Rig - check with the park on which route to take. Coming west there are 4 tunnels - the shortest of which is 11'2'' at the shoulder. We took 84 from Portland and crossed at the Hood River bridge per the owners suggestion. You may get a weight restriction warning on your GPS - but the restrictions were changed and are not a problem. We are 45 feet/13.6"tall with a tow. Park is a reflection of the young owners and their family and camp hosts - which is to say it is very friendly, helpful and we felt like family immediately. It is up a 3 mile road (interesting in a big rig) but only a few minutes from the town of Stevenson. Beautiful and peaceful grounds. Satellite is site dependent - all big rig sites are back in which was not a problem. They have a very comprehensive store on site - almost like a mini mart. Facility is very well kept and we would definitely stay here again. Only nit is they don't have a laundry facility - which means a trip to town. - Zoey and Reba
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
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
Jul 2018 - $30.00
First of all, let me emphatically state that there is no "useable" internet (there is WiFi at the registration booth, none at any site....same with cell phone service (you may get one bar at their playground but NONE at any site). We reserved a premium FHU site (30amp, water and sewer) months ahead of our arrival date and paid around $77 (first two nights deposit) When we checked-in, I asked about cell service and internet (a REQUIREMENT since my wife needs it for her work). The host said ther was no way we'd get either in our assigned site and (after some convincing) they realized that they could put us in a "better" site (but it was gonna cost more). We tried it but it wouldn't work, so just put us back in the cheaper site. It was long enough with plenty of space and privacy. Nice. But no services. We went back to Trout Lake (a no blinking light town) ant found a community park with a handful of camping sites, some with water, a few had water and electric (at least two had 50amp service!)....no sewer at site but a nice dump station (that was "shared" by four rigs....NP!) ....so we moved The folks at Elk Meadows argued about ANY refund (she told me they held the full fees when a month long camper decided to leave after two weeks).....so I told her I was gonna call the credit card folks.....she decided that she was thru arguing with me and refunded all but our two night deposit.... - ArkyDoodle
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