What a gem of a campsite! Great open space for bocchi ball and ladder golf, bike riding lanes up to the dam and a friendly park staff! The lake was chilly for swimming, but still a great way to cool off on a hot day! Lots of "regulars" that made us feel welcome. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Oasis in the desert. Bridgeport State Park is very nice and we enjoyed our 2 day stay very much. We chose space 5 and it wasn't the best, it was pretty level but it was right across from the garbage cans and hard to maneuver in without getting on the grass. Not all spaces are level so check carefully when you make reservations on the site you chose. Signs warned of an algae that would cause death if swallowed especially by dogs and livestock so if you want to go swimming in the lake, you might want to call ahead to check the water quality first. There is a boat launch and folks were fishing and the algae didn't see to effect them. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park but lacks security as there is no ranger on site and no public telephone. Some sites are flat and level but most pull-throughs are quite steep and require a lot of blocking. We have been camping at this park for over 20 years and it was always very well cared for but over the last 4 to 5 years it has gone downhill. We go back because the fishing is good. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park as described in other reviews, well maintained, lush grass, level sites. Nice nine hole golf course nearby and a lengthy paved bike trail all the way to the Chief Joseph Dam. If you bring your bikes be sure to have tire liners and/or slime tubes as goatheads are plentiful even on the pavement and they will flatten a tire. This is a popular campground for people fishing. Many of the sites have no utilities. My lower rating is because Washington State Parks desperately needs to put in a reservation system here. I arrived on a Monday morning in May and claimed the next to last site with electric and water. The entire stay I was constantly asked by people "are you leaving?" and was dogged the morning I began to break camp with a motorhome blocking the campground road in order to claim my site. Not the park's fault, but the waiting people were almost hostile when they didn't think I was getting out fast enough. It was 10 AM and checkout is at 1 PM! If this place is full the campground at the boat ramps in Bridgeport is very nice but not much shade. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very well-kept park with a ranger on site who won't put up with any nonsense. My only complaint is that reservations are not accepted. We arrived early on a Friday and had virtually one site to choose from. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Providing a lush green oasis of thick grassy lawns beneath mature specimen shade trees, this Washington State Park lies along the north shore of the Columbia River (Rufus Woods Lake) just above Chief Joseph Dam. Although the sites do not have sewer hookups, a dump site is conveniently available. There is sandy beach access to a swimming area. A well prepared concrete boat launch facility with two ample docks provides ready access to productive rainbow trout waters. This park is meticulously maintained. It can be busy on weekends during the summer. Reservations are not accepted. We camped here in a Motorhome.