13 Parks near White Salmon, Washington
Jul 2016 - $45.00
The campground is next to an active railroad. The trains ran all night. But we knew that going in. - Anctmariner17
Jul 2016 - $37.00
The Columbia Gorge is beautiful and worth a stay despite the train noise which is impossible to get away from. At least the KOA is far enough from the interstate so that continual traffic noise is not a problem. Most KOA's we have stayed in are nicer than this location. We were assigned a spot directly across from the pool which was noisy because of malfunctioning equipment. Staff said that would turn the pump off at 10 pm, but did not. Sight was not level. Sites were very close together and not inviting. We saw better sites that were empty as we walked around so we are puzzled that we were assigned this spot. But, it was rainy, and we didn't want to move for just one night stay. Restrooms need updating, and an air ventilating system. We did like the overall feel of the park, as it was more campground than a typical RV park. - Ftcollinscamper
Jun 2016 - $46.00
A nice park in the woods, but when it rains, it is really muddy. Lots to do. Location is great, between the historic Columbia River Highway with it's falls, the Bonneville Lock and Dam, and Fish Hatchery, and The Dalles to the east. Staff were very helpful. Most roads are paved, but sites are gravel and grass. - ta96silver
Jun 2016 - $28.00
What a beautiful park! Our spot backed up to the Columbia River with great views. The spots are dirt but the surrounding area is grass. Hook ups are water and electric only. Each site has a picnic table. Do to the tree blocking our satellite dish, we were unable to use ourTV. Well taken care of, lots of campers this weekend, but very quiet. The park is patrolled frequently by the park rangers and is quite clean. We stayed one night. Would come back again for a longer stay. - KomfortTravelers
Nov 2015 - $28.00
Pretty campground, lots of grass and trees, but a lot of highway noise in the sites bordering I84. Other sites closer to the river seemed quiet. Full hookup sites included sewer. Not much to do here, no hiking trails, and no river access. But a good place to use as a base to see the sights along the gorge. Entrance is kind of strange, you have to drive through the rest area to find the campground entrance. - LMH
Sep 2015 - $28.00
I found this a great spot for exploring the Columbia River Gorge. Yes, there are trains going by on the river side and the highway on the other side, so just expect there to be more noise than a state park in the middle of nowhere. That's just the way it is on this narrow, scenic corridor. To me, the convenience and beauty of the location made that part worthwhile. And yes, the highway is divided, so you do have to travel some in the opposite direction to get to an exit if you're going the other way. Having the option of full hookups in a beautiful, scenic setting, with good space between the sites, large shade trees with river views made this seem like a good deal to me. There were three camp hosts that I saw at various parts of the two loops and all were really nice and helpful whenever I talked to them, as well as the ranger I met. I remarked to them how impressed I was with the cleanliness of the park, including the restrooms. - Journeyer
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
Aug 2010 - $22.00
Elk Meadows is very forested with generous space and natural growth between sites; it feels wild while offering modern infrastructure. Water and sewer hookups were good, electric was fairly good but went out briefly several times during our week stay and electronic communications were totally absent (no AT&T phone or data service, no Wi-Fi, no satellite TV reception at many sites due to tree coverage). Bathrooms and laundry rooms were clean and strongly sanitized. - never settled
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
Oct 2015 - $44.00
This is a small park near the bridge over the Columbia River. It is neat and clean. The campsites are paved with strips of grass in between. The utilities worked well and we had adequate wifi. The park staff was helpful and friendly. The roads are narrow and turns are tight but we had no trouble with a big motorhome. - Road Trip
Sep 2015 - $48.00
I had to pay an extra $4 per day for two small dogs. Annoying as I didn't see it on the web site or know till checkin. The park is nice, cramped but that's overcome by the nice landscaping and location. Good dog walking run and nice grass for them. We were away from the trains in a pull thru.
Our 42' motorhome fit fine in the park and our tight space. We will be back to explore more in this area. wifi works great! - gardener
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
May 2016 - $42.00
My assigned W&E site wasn't level so I paid for a full service site among the Flatlanders. The owner was very nice and helpful. WiFi was pretty weak. We will stay here again since it's the only campground in the area not next to the train tracks. - Thedogsma
Oct 2015 - $46.00
Was not that impressed based on others reviews. Basically a gravel spot located between layed down timbers seperating our site from the other. Poor wifi, no cable, a very long windy road to there. Was expecting something picturesque for the price and the area. The manager on duty was polite and helpful, was the only real good thing. The park was clean and tidy. We would not come here again for the drive and the cost. - rdmike
May 2016 - $35.00
The sites are back in only, If you are skilled at operating your vehicle that should not be a problem. If you are not, you will probably hit the tall concrete divider pillars and damage your rig. The sites are close together, if you had slides this could also present an issue. For my stay the issue was the wind and the neighboring fire ring. The fire ring was located at the front tire of my rig, and the wind easily pushed it too close to the rubber. Had I not been paying attention, this could have resulted in severe damage to my rig. The main issue is space. Noise, and parking were also issues. This is no fault of the campground, but the layout is not conducive for silence or for space. I drive a 36 foot rig which is 8'9" wide and 12'8" tall.
The camp host was friendly, and very helpful. The petroglyphs are within walking distance, and the lake is quite beautiful. The grounds are well kept, and the grass is trimmed. The anthropological history alone is well worth a one or two day stay. I would have liked to arrange a guided tour of the glyphs, but was unable to due to time constraints.
This makes a good base camp, but not somewhere to hang out and spend the day. Other than the lake, there is not much there. The glyphs are about 1/4 mile down the road, and Horsethief Butte is a great climbing place or even a short hike, is also down the road. - Zach Merritt
Jun 2014 - $44.00
Unlike most of the other nearby CGs (which are between the highway and the train tracks), this is quiet and peaceful. It can get very windy, though. Sites 6-8 good for big rigs. Price reflects out-of-state residency and reservation fee. Be sure to check out the pictographs. - TheRollingJones
Sep 2009 - $25.00
Park has fairly level, gravel sites. Big rigs use site 7 or 8 for easy backing. Self pay at the kiosk in the campground. Has beautiful views of the mountains and river/lake. It's close to City of the Dalles, Oregon. There's no shower facilities and a port-a-potty for bathrooms. - Merryann
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 2012 - $20.00
Very nice park. Right off the freeway. It is about 100 yards wide between the freeway and very active train tracks. Good park, clean restrooms, noisy trains. Would stay here again if in the area. About 1 hour to Portland. Good place to stay and visit the River and Hood Mountain. Rode up to Mt. Saint Helens which is about 2 hours away. - JimSC
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 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
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