Well, many other reviewers have pretty much said it, but here's my observations. The road in over Fishing Bridge is VERY potholed. The roads within the campground are a little better. The back-in wasn't terrible, but not the easiest either. There are things to watch for like little stumps at the edge of the parking pad. The sites are VERY tight. If the person behind you overhangs (backs in too far) even a little bit, you could have a problem. The parking pad at the site is road, grounds at the site are gravel/dirt and weeds. The staff was friendly and accommodating. In our reservations we noted we were traveling with another family in an RV and they would try to put us together. They put us on opposite sides of the loop and a few off, which meant we would have to either cut through a site (if it's empty) or walk around the loop to get to each other. We went and asked if our friends could move and they quickly set it up - no problem. If you are traveling with others - backing up to each other is the best way to do it. The Yellowstone General Store and visitor center is in walking distance, which was nice for evening walks with our dogs. The grocery is not very well stocked, in that it has a poor selection. With Verizon we did have service, but the data signal was weak. About the only thing this campground has going for it (in my opinion) is location. It's PERFECT for getting to see the whole park. We pretty much covered it in a week. This park could really use some updating, but I would grudgingly stay here again - mainly because it's so convenient.
I loved that this campground was located in a village setting - we could easily walk to grocery, gift shop, the visitor center, the marina, lake, and restaurants. However, at the site, you kind of forget that all that stuff is so nearby. The sites were not very level, but for offering full hook-ups inside a national park - I won't complain, just bring plenty of leveling blocks. The campground quieted down early, everyone was very friendly, and daily we saw staff coming through to clean the grounds. Dogs are not allowed on any trails in the national parks, but there were plenty of areas that we could take them within the village to get a few miles in each afternoon. The grocery store on-site is surprisingly well stocked. I didn't expect to find the amount of things they offered. With Verizon we did have service here, though the data signal was weak. We would most certainly stay here again, we really enjoyed our experience.
This is a nice campground right on the Columbia River. RV sites are large and many have full hook ups. There are mature trees throughout and plenty of well manicured lawn. There's a large grassy day use area, a boat launch and a hiking trail. This is a great place to stay if you like to tour wineries or enjoy boating/swimming activities. We were in site 18 facing the river. At the back of site 20 there is a trail to the water, but most people were using our site, to the extent of walking through the middle, stepping over our dogs, etc. We ended up leaving early because of it. On the way to another campground, I emailed the park and in less than an hour had a very nice reply. I would recommend this park, but expect heavy foot traffic if you are in sites 20 or 18 and lighter foot traffic in sites 22 and 16.
Advertised as 'the way camping used to be' and it is true. It's not a resort, but they do have a small store, laundry, and a cafe/BBQ on site. The staff is really friendly and helpful. For those that may bypass it due to the lack of sewer hookups, they offer a pump out service by truck for a fee. Park rules state no generators, but there is a boy scout troop here using one for hours right across from the office and they don't seem to do anything about it. The campground and buildings are very clean. This is a fabulous alternative to staying in the National Park without power, especially on hot days. We would stay here again.
We really liked Deception Pass State Park, but that was before we camped there. Now we LOVE it. Our spot was very private, heavily treed/shady, and even though the campground was full it was pretty quiet. We were on the Forest Loop and didn't walk through any of the others. We found the interior sites to be less private than the exterior sites. We had a split level site, but the spot for our RV was very level and easy to get into. There are miles of trails in the area and being so close to the beach was fantastic. Highly recommended campground.