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 :).
I didn't think it possible, but this park actually got worse than it was last year. For some reason, this park has always been the last stop on the Fall Colors Rally. The bathrooms are in a permanent state of "remodel" and are the biggest mess I've ever seen, the men in particular, I have no clue what the women's restroom looks like. To top it off, their sewer system started backing up out of a broke off vent pipe that no one had bothered to fix. There was a literal trail of sewage deposit running down the parking lot. Throw in the highway noise and rather high prices for the conditions of the park and I would never stay here by choice if it wasn't the last stop for the rally. Leavenworth seriously needs a better RV Park, the KOA and Alpine View are both poor quality parks.
Love this park, one our of our favorite stops on the NATCOA Fall Colors Rally. They have group rates and at the time, also offered a small discount for paying for your stay in cash vs using a Credit Card. They've also added a wonderful new group fire pit area for those that like to have a nice group gathering without disturbing folks. Can't wait to visit again!
Returned again as part of the annual NATCOA Fall Colors rally. Sadly, the outhouse was no longer there (Its a portable unit), so you must be self contained, especially in the late part of the open season. Also, large sections of some of the larger sites had pounded from the recent rains and could do with a fresh coat of gravel to make them usable during inclement weather. There are several sites that border above the river with a wonderful view, but no way down to the river below from the sites.
A vastly superior Columbia River State park to Ainsworth and Viento. While the sounds of trains is still present, the trains go far slower and do not blow their horns. The park is well positioned in that the freeway is 20 feet above it and the train tracks roughly 10 feet below the lower point, so the noise from either is cut down drastically. This park is wonderful for those just looking for an affordable place to rest overnight, though I doubt it would be great as a destination given its location and the fact that the entrance to the park is also part of a rest area on Interstate 84. My only major complaint about the park was the lack of functioning lights in the Men's showers and the "warm" shower temperatures.
Elevation 1500 feet. Campground has 10 sites and a group shelter. Swimming in the Nestucca River. Nearby access to the Siuslaw National Forest. A number of area roads are good for mountain biking. This is a primitive Bureau of Land Management campground that is part of the Nestucca Recreation Area. Campground is literally on the side of a hill that eventually makes its way down to the Nestucca River below. There is river access for swimming and what not, but unless you snag the one campground that has this access, you are unlikely to get a chance at using it from Dovre. The bathrooms, permanent outhouse structures, were clean, and stocked with toilet paper. Sites are very small, you'll be hard pressed to get anything much bigger than a Truck and Slide-in Camper into these sites. Major detractors to this campground are the lack of water access, and the fact that Dovre seems to be more the "Party" Campground of the several BLM campgrounds in the area. Alder Glen and Fan Creek, just down the road from Dovre are flatter campgrounds, and seemed to be somewhat nicer layouts, plus having far more universal access to campers to the river than Dovre on its high hill.
Sauk Park is a primitive campground that's part of the Skagit County Parks system. It's technically a subsidiary park of Howard Miller State Park, as both are maintained by Rusty Reagan. This primitive camping at its best, campfires, smores, thick tree canopy of large firs, the roar of the Sauk river adjacent to the park. Toilet facilities consist of a standard plastic porta-toilet, similar to the kind you see at fairs, but in far cleaner shape, there is only one. This park is not recommended for long trailers, or 5th wheels, or giant motorhomes. Smaller Trailers, Truck Campers and Class C Motorhomes would be able to navigate the park without problem. Sauk Park is open seasonally -- April 15 through October 31. This is subject to earlier openings and later closings as weather conditions allow. Please call Rusty Reagan at 853-8808 for any and all updates. The nearest dump station is down the road at Howard Miller State Park. POLICIES: Camp in designated sites only, Self-Pay camp fee $5.00/night, Maximum of 14 days, Quiet time 10:00 PM - 8:00 AM, Dogs must be on leash, Alcohol regulations strictly enforced.
Clean, well setup KOA. Wi-Fi is functional and fast, but you need a good external antenna to get a good signal to it in the outer-most sites in the park. Propane is available on-site, and has nice clean kids play area, and swimming pool (Only open during summer). Park also has multiple bathroom facilities, however, only open during the major travel season (Closed during winter). Laundry facilities are clean and open 24 hours, average priced for most RV Park laundries. Store is clean and well stocked. Major downsides to this park are the road its on is constantly busy with loud truck traffic, mostly surrounded by industrial park facilities. Cable TV is available, but you only get the same channels as you'd get if you were using your broadcast antenna, not worth spending the extra money for. While a very clean park and well supplied, it is also rather expensive for full hookups, even in the off-season when most of the park is empty.
Park's website imagery leads one to believe that this park is set in a tranquil wood where small woodland creatures roam and all is clean and quiet and peaceful. Not quite the reality, as while the park is in a wooded glen, said wooded glen is backed right up to Highway 2, directly across from the Safeway. Highway noise is high and heavy throughout most of the day, it doesn't usually quiet down till later in the evening, say around 10pm. Park does have Wi-Fi, however, the coverage of the park is poor. If you do not have a larger external Wi-Fi antenna, you will not be able to access the Wi-Fi system in this park. Park roads are dirt, with some gravel mixed in. Sewer hookups are spaced oddly and are not easily located. Bathrooms were filthy and in decrepit condition. While cable TV is not available, you can get about 3-4 stations on Broadcast TV if you have a good signal booster on your antenna.
Very nice, clean park, the North American Truck Camper Owner's Association has this as a regular stop on our Fall Colors Caravan through Washington. Park has a smaller group meeting area that we had to add onto with lots of pop up canopies to seat everyone (we took over the park, we're a large group), but we had an all around good time. The only major negative factor of this park is the dump station and its location right on the rather narrow exit road out of the park. If someone stops to dump their tank, odds are you may not be able to get out via the exit road. The park is very quiet at night and has a very nice lake view. Showers are very clean and well kept, and the internet covers the park well, though the ISP that supplies their Wi-Fi with internet can hiccup here and there. Wi-Fi is fast enough to utilize Magic Jack.
Very clean RV Park, rather quiet and well kept. Park neighbors a similarly named Mobile Home Park, so keep an eye out when looking for their driveway or you'll wind up in the wrong park! :p Campground does not allow Fire Pits or Campfires, so if you're looking for that aspect of a camping trip, this RV park will not be able to oblige. Park has a wonderful group room which worked out wonderfully for our Northwest Camper's Fall Rally potluck dinner. Looking forward to the next Fall Rally when we return here again.
If you're looking for a long term stay RV Park, Island Cove is one of the few you'll find for under $500 a month in the Portland area that have monthly rates available (Multnomah County actually has a law not allowing extended stays at RV Parks). The closer together front side-sites are 30 amp and $350 a month, the back, more spaced out sites with the concrete pads and 50 amp service, "Premium" as the previous reviewer called them, are $400 a month. The park does have Wi-Fi, however, the speed can be hit and miss as its satellite based (No wired High Speed is available past the County Line).