13 Parks near White Salmon, Washington
Aug 2016 - $41.00
Clean, well groomed small park with train tracks bordering the park's property. Yes, trains rumble through all hours of the day and night and your coach will lightly rumble too. I will say the train horns were only off in the distance and never when they ran by the park. Tight quarters, but doable.
We spent 8 nights in a 40' 5th wheel so our nightly fee reflects 1 week and a day.
The Hood River Bridge is scary, and wouldn't recommend taking it with a big rig, even though it's right next to the park. Instead, cross the Columbia River in The Dellas on SR197. The bridge there is fine. Take 197 north to SR14. It's only about 3 miles to SR14. Don't worry about the tunnels in Lyle. There's plenty of height. Our coach is 13'6" and no problems. I will say straddle the yellow line for piece of mind, there's very little traffic.
SR14 is a very scenic drive. - Rick Frazier
Jul 2016 - $45.00
A small and very clean campground. The staff were very helpful with recommendations on local places to visit and eat (including a great Mexican place in Bingen). There is a convenience store and gas station immediately adjacent to the RV park making refueling very convenient. The campground is located closely between WA-14 to the north and BNSF railroad between it and the Columbia River. Interestingly, we did not find the noise to be nearly as bad as we'd feared. While located directly across the Columbia from Hood River, it is NOT recommended to take a large RV across the Hood River Bridge as we unknowingly did, which is extremely narrow. A better option is to cross at Cascade Locks to the west or The Dalles to the east. From passing many other RV parks up and down the river, this one is clearly the best! - dandd
Jul 2016 - $52.00
Small Park, Good check in but delayed... Very pretty, but lots of road noise. Real cool T-Shirts if you came by the Hood River bridge. WiFi was Okay, Pads were kinda level. Nice place to stay over night. - Tredguy
Sep 2016 - $19.00
This is a very pretty campground that is also very noisy. The road noise is so loud we didn't have to feel bad about running our generator as we couldn't even hear it! It did quiet a bit at night, though. All the sites and roads are asphalt and in good shape. Ours was fairly level. The "tent" sites are plenty long for an RV, our site was occupied by an 38 foot fifth wheel before us. The tent sites have a water hookup. The flush toilets were very clean. It's a good place to stay to explore, but I wouldn't want to hang out at the campground. - ALbums
Aug 2016 - $28.00
We enjoyed this park's location as a jumping off point to explore the area. The lawns were very poorly irrigated, though dust was not a major issue. Most of the lawns were dormant in late August.
The large yellow jackets and ground squirrel populations are nuisances.
I carefully picked a site based on an aerial photo to enjoy some afternoon shade; the tree turned out to be dead, though still standing.
The showers are free. The water in the showers and at the sinks is temperature-controlled warm water. They provide paper towels. - Civilguy
Aug 2016 - $28.00
We've never stopped here before and didn't know it existed, but we will come back. We reserved one of the longest sites (A9) which backs up practically to the freeway, but we don't mind the noise. Our TV dish worked! Down into the park further it would not have. We can see bits of the Columbia river and the Gorge from our front window. Didn't notice the train noise. Walking thru the park was good exercise. Lots of tents - 110 sites, in addition to 44 full hookups. - BethnBubba
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
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
Sep 2011 - $15.00
This is basically large open fields with various pedestals with the lights for the parking area of the fields on them that also have power boxes with outlets for 20 and 30amp plugs. There's not too many of 30amp outlets available, so pick a spot near a pole that hasn't got too many people already hooked to it. Water spigots are available, but no sewer hookups, but there is a dump station on site. Best to call ahead, as the sites are not always open, depending on weather the fields may be too wet to allow vehicles in to without sinking. Bathrooms are very clean and well built and coin operated, but very generous with the amount of time you get per quarter. All proceeds from the showers goes to help support the local 4-H Club in the Odell/HoodRiver area and hot water is plentiful. One of the funnest times to visit is if you're passing through the area and happen to be able to hit it during the Blossom Festival in April, if you're lucky you might run across a group of classic Winnebago motorhome owners who hold their "Hoodstock Jamboree" there each year :). - The Redneck Express
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
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
May 2015 - $2.00
Previous reviews are right, the trains sound like they're going to plow right into your RV. And they run all night long. The highway is noisy, too but we tuned it out after two days. Despite what phone reservation reps tell you, there is no RV dump station here. They have electric and water hookups but no dump station anywhere except the camp host site, which they will not let you use. The closest dump station is 6 miles one way in Hood River at the Water Treatment Plant on the north side of exit 64. The showers are hot. We had great AT&T coverage. TV antenna only picks up two PBS stations. No laundry facilities. The Columbia River is accessible from the campground. - LifeRidingShotgun
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Little bit of a climb in the campground getting to some of the spots but very doable. Great spot, great staff, private campsites, tons of shade and very quiet. Manager was super helpful! Great pet area! - The Childs
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Stayed 2 nights and enjoyed very much. A bit difficult backing into space but it was level. No sewer hookup but they did have a dump station. A bit difficult finding the resort but got help from owners. GPS not accurate. Checked out bathroom/showers and decided to use trailer instead. Pay showers. Park was in pristine condition with nice dog park not fenced in.
Would stay here again. Very quiet. - mcomeaux
Jul 2016 - $31.00
Several miles off the Columbia River, about 1000 ft above, although no river views. Beautiful, forested camp grounds, landscaped, flowering shrubs around office and dog lawn; and more natural further in. Very Friendly and helpful owners bought business 5 months ago. Kyle led us to site, and offered to back us in himself! W/E-only sites are more natural. Many sites separated by trees and/or staggered/elevation.
Site 43 gravel, level, long and wide enough for 30 ft tt and truck. Slightly uphill approach to back in, but site itself is flat. No neighbors in back, or on tt streetside - just the forest view. On curbside, neighbor is close. W/E only at this site. 50-30-20. Picnic table, fire ring. Ok to bring your own clean wood.
Site 40 gravel, ....... A bit smaller than 43. Good privacy at rear of site.
Quiet - no discernable train or highway noise
No Cable TV. Did not try broadcast/air TV.
Verizon 4G LTE signal was adequate
We chose to unhook but didnt have to.
If you like the natural / minimalistic feel similar to a state park, this is the CG for you. Would definitely stay again. - phann
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 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
Jul 2013 - $25.00
This is a destination campground. The destination being an awsome view of Mt. Adams. The sites are heavily wooded and private. Very friendly check in. Don't expect to use your dish for TV as most sites are canopied with trees. Not much in the town of Trout Lake but plenty of outdoor activities nearby. Several whitewater rafting companies are near by. - cypressdrive
Jun 2016 - $29.00
This park is an absolute gem. It's a bit tight for big rigs, which ours is, but the setting is just gorgeous, and the full hookups (50 amp, water, and sewer) all worked well. Hosts were super friendly. Playground for the kids. Convenient to Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge. We'll definitely be back. - kmghmg
Jun 2015 - $29.00
We stayed a week at a full hookup, back-in site. There were 2 camp hosts visible. Hosts were helpful with maps and trail information. Nice park with paved internal roads and paved level pads. Our site was surrounded mostly with dirt and dry grass but some sites had much more grass. Most sites were under and surrounded by trees. We had one of the few sites open to the sky. All full hookup sites are back-ins. Some partial hookup sites are pull-throughs but they're in another loop.
Verizon data and hotspot was practically non-existent. My cell was always roaming so we went into Hood River for Internet. No cable, no laundry. Water pressure was strong. No off leash dog park but plenty of places to walk dogs. Hookups were near the middle. Sites were spacious and included fire pits and picnic table. Their website has a map with the pad sizes of the different sites so if you have a large rig, print out the map to pick a site that will fit your rig. We noticed that the longest pad was always reserved. Self check-in only using the envelope system. Pay by check into a box, no debit/credit cards accepted. Hosts do not accept payment. Quiet park at night. Good place to disconnect and relax. - Flippitti
Apr 2015 - $29.00
This is a pretty park, but the camp hosts are rude and the price of a stay is too high for an affordable family outing. There are a few very nice waterfront sites. - Iron Girl
Aug 2015 - $10.00
: Rather disappointed with this Elks RV facility. They have a huge parking lot just on the outskirts of downtown, so it is in a traffic area right across the street from Safeway. Instead of putting the RVers in the quieter portion of the parking lot, the 5 RV spaces are right at the intersection with lots of traffic noise. There are also people cutting through the lot to get to Safeway, so there is not much privacy. Finally, there is absolutely no shade, so in the hot afternoon sun, we were baking. The lot is blacktop and needs repair. There is only electricity at the site. OK for overnight stopover. - gtogrl