Horse Thief Lake is the only campground within Columbia Hills State Park. Gravel sites are all back in, mostly level, but with no visual separation from your neighbor. Sites are separated by concrete posts. Each site has fire rings and picnic tables. Showers, as with all Washington State Parks, are pay for three minutes -- in this case 25 cents for three minutes. Of note is the short walk to the Petroglyph trail which is quite interesting. Also swimming and fishing in Horse Thief Lake. And for a special treat, visit in the Spring and catch the profusion of wild flowers throughout the Columbia hills -- can be awesome!
Rate reflects electric and water hook-ups only. Full hook-up sites were closed while we were here -- cost for full hook-ups is $27.00. Sites are spacious with fire rings, picnic tables, heavily shaded and well separated. Asphalt pads are generally level and some will accommodate the largest RV. The campground can be busy and noisy in the summer especially with all the boats and PWCs on the lake but, quiets down quite well in the evening. The lake can be fair to good for fishing for trout. We will return.
Full hook-up sites are as close together as most RV Parks but without the amenities (no cable TV, no laundry, no convenience store, etc.). Has 30 amp and 20 amp electric, sewer hook ups are curved pipes sticking about 8 inches out of the ground (better have a tight fit or stuff will flow every which way). Showers, which we didn't use are available by purchasing tokens which are good for three minutes. Beach is a good walk from the CG and is sort of boring -- which is typical for that part of Washington. Each site does have picnic tables and fire rings. Would add that the no hook-up sites are more spacious and better laid out. We probably won't return, but if we do we'll take a no hook-up site.
Have been visiting Crow Butte for many more years than I care to remember and have always enjoyed our stays. Great hiking trails to Crow Butte and Sand Beach which afford awesome views over the Columbia River. Also as two boat launches for easy river access for skiing and fishing (bass fishing was great while we were there). Pads are exceptionally level and sites are very spacious. Keeping this from a 10 are two factors: 1. The restrooms while clean are unchanged from 30 years ago -- getting a bit dilapidated and, 2. The electric system is also the same as 30 years ago resulting, at times, in marginal voltage. The above issues should be resolved this winter as the plan is to update both the restrooms and the electric facilities (will put in 50 amps service).
We've stayed here four times on trips to and from the Flathead Valley and enjoyed each stop. Owners are friendly, helpful and truly outgoing. Be sure to check out the chainsaw carvings -- really impressive.
Update from our 2005 review -- Wi-Fi is now available. Shade trees are nearly there. New hosts who are as friendly and helpful as the former hosts. strongly advice a stop as you're traveling along US 12 in Eastern Washington. You won't be disappointed! By the way, not only are the sites big rig accessible, they're HUGE rig access able, with room to spare.
We've found Cactus Pete's (actually Saguaro CG) to be a convenient stop when traveling on US 93, as it's a long way from anywhere in Nevada. Sites are mostly level (bit of a tilt on some), long and well separated by grass. Wifi is available but not strong (use an antenna). Note that when the water is off the price drops to $13.00
Nice smaller park conveniently located between Zion, Bryce and Cedar Breaks. Sites easily accommodate larger rigs (couple 40' snowbirds were there when we were). Pads are crushed gravel separated by grass. Power held up well, minimal voltage drop.
Campground is located on the Nevada/Utah border along US 50, 6+ miles East of Baker, Nevada and Great Basin Nat'l Park. CG is part of the Border Inn Restaurant and Motel. Typical for that part of the country, landscaping is minimal, CG is crushed gravel with mostly level sites. Noted minimal voltage drop with both A/Cs running. Good for an overnighter or longer if you're planning on visiting Great Basin Nat'l Park and searching for a home base.
As stated, the CG is a function of the Wildhorse Casino. Also adjacent to a nice golf course and the Tama'stslikt Cultural Institute which is definitely worth a visit. Not a lot of shade but, the trees are growing. Sites are mostly level, really deep, and spacious, for this type of CG. Did note a bit of voltage drop as the CG filled but not sufficient to cause concern.
Nice RV Park, friendly management, location is convenient to all the stuff inn the Tri-Cities, indoor pool, nice "club room", clean restrooms/showers, great playground for children, and mostly level concrete pads with grass all around. Only negative is it sits adjacent to I-182 which is a busy freeway. Suggest you run your a/c or a/c fan 24/7 to drown out the traffic noise. We will return.
Have stayed here many times and will again. Campground sits along the Lochsa River which is a great fishing river and known for its class IV rapids. Asphalt pads are generally deep and level and the sites are well separated. Do watch for voltage drops in loop A (loop with power) as they can be significant.
Pulled in to the park on a whim after reading the earlier review and have to agree with all that was said. Restrooms were immaculate, grass grounds were clean and tidy, pool was sparkling and the wood carvings scattered around the park were truly impressive. The only negative was the power was a bit on the weak side - voltage dropped to about 114 - which keeps me from rating it a 10. Definitely will return to/from our trips to the Flathead valley.
Park is a combination RV Park and Motel along US 93. Flathead Lake is accessed by walking across the highway. Park has both back in and pull through sites and the gravel pads are deep and wide with good separation from your neighbor. Each site has a concrete patio. Restrooms were exceptionally clean and management seemed to take pride in that. Only negative is the lack of trees for shade.
Park is located 10+ miles north of Goldendale on US 97. Brooks is a, so far, undiscovered gem in the Washington State Parks system. Sits at the base of Satus Pass in the middle of a, largely, Ponderosa Pine forest. Great place to do a bit of hiking, exploring and relaxing.
Park sits along the Columbia River across from Biggs, Oregon. Great for; swimming, boating, wind surfing and fishing. Nearby you'll find Mary Hill Winery and Mary Hill Museum as well as the historic town of Goldendale, Washington
Great new RV Park/Resort. C-Store is well stocked, grounds are tidy and well maintained, staff are friendly and helpful and the sites are level with great spacing. Offer discounts for; AARP, Union membership, Good Sams, etc. Will definitely return -- probably many times as wwe have family in the area!
Nice park catering to horse folks. Gravel sites are level deep and wide. When we were there seemed to have some voltage problems but not bad enough to cause problems (as low as 112 volts). Near old town Wickenburg for a bit of relaxation and shopping and close enough to Phoenix to allow ffor an easy drive into the "big" city
Great State Park sited where the emmigrants left the Snake River and began a long overland journey to the Blue Mountains of Washington and Oregon. The CG is near the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center out of Baker City, Oregon, which should not be missed. Also is the "Gateway" to Hells Canyon and a mecca for rockhounds.