What a delightful surprise. This 525-acre park sits at 4,200′ elevation. We arrived in time to walk along the aspen-lined Williamson River Trail that runs between the campground and logging museum. This is a first-come, first-serve campground and is open between April-Oct. 31. There are 50 full hookup ($17/night), 18 tent ($14) (maximum site 60 feet), 4-corral primitive horse camp. There are laundry facilities ($1.25/washer, $1/dryer), free hot showers, recycling, chipmunks and the promise of a river otter. Family, pet-friendly.
Hensley Lake Recreation Area, east of Chowchilla (U.S. Hwy 99, Exit 170). Great facilities, open all year. Plenty of available sites (some pull-through) when we were there in early part of week in October. Many sites have incredible view of lake. Playground in day use area. Good walking along park roads. Near foothills of Sierra Mountains.
Run by the parks and recreation department, the Crook County RV Park in Prineville, Oregon. The park and bathrooms (with nice hot showers) were clean, grounds keepers were working on the property, and the office staff was friendly and helpful. Nightly cost is $28 for full hookups (including Wi-Fi, cable and sewer), 10-percent discount to AAA; there are also weekly and monthly rates. Most of the other occupants where long term tenants. Convenient to downtown, grocery, fuel, fair ground. Could be warm in summer.
This year-round, extremely popular 99-acre RV and tent campground has 4,700 feet of waterfront on the magnificent Columbia River in Klickitat County on Hwy. 97 between SR 14 and (Exit 104) Interstate 84 in Oregon. Off season rates for full hookups are $28 (cash or check). We were there mid-week, and about half of the 50 RV sites were occupied. Only downside was constant road noise and nighttime railroad traffic. Suggest reservations during warm months.