I really love this place right on the Columbia River, and the sounds of the trains, a little bit of Americana. Clean, close to Maryhill Winery 👏👏. However, the sounds of Jake brakes coming down the hill is annoying. Don’t know what the law is regarding this, and not all trucks use their Jake brakes, fortunately. Really, that’s my only complaint.
Posted Sep 16, 2019 by Cjpugh63 from Port Townsend. This is the subjective opinion of a traveler and not of AllStays LLC.
Nice green well maintained but really expensive for a state park.
Posted Aug 15, 2019 by Oly555 from Or. This is the subjective opinion of a traveler and not of AllStays LLC.
Extremely nice staff. Beautiful green grass, nice river bank, roomy level sites. Enjoyed our stay.
Posted Aug 12, 2019 by Shoiley from Colorado. This is the subjective opinion of a traveler and not of AllStays LLC.
One of the nicer Washington State Parks, as far as setting and overall functionality, but has a few rough edges. Usually extremely busy. There is only one restroom building for the entire campground loop, It has only one (1) shower stall in the Men’s section, and one (1) shower stall in the Women’s section. The restroom bldg is old, but usually (not always) fairly clean. Showers are $0.50 per 3 minutes (US Quarters only). The “3 minutes” seems to vary a little with each payment. The nearby (a few minutes walk) Day Use area has another fairly large restroom bldg but not with working showers. There is also a Group Campground loop nearby with a third restroom bldg, which is newer (and usually cleaner) than the others. The entire park has an abundance of large old shade trees and well-irrigated green mowed lawns. It’s a cool oasis in the summer. The Day Use area’s designated swimming area has a nice gravel beach and is safe for children. The concrete boat ramp is well designed, including both access and truck-trailer parking. Most sites are open, not particularly private as far as views, but they aren’t crowded together either. The sites on the inside of the loop have tree shade, many for all day. The pull-through sites on the outside of the loop are much less shady in general. The RV Dump ($5 dump fee for noncampers) is easily accessible and well designed. The waste inlet is in a concrete apron set below ground level so gravity dumping is easy. Rinse water is provided. Fresh (potable) water is available year-round at a separate clearly marked faucet about 25 feet ahead of the waste dump. A heavily traveled railroad line is near this campground, Very fast, very long trains pass by every couple of hours, 24/7. Thankfully there’s no nearby RR X-ing so no train whistles. The Columbia River Gorge is constantly windy so expect at least 15-20 mph wind steadily, with higher gusts, much of the time. Nearest reasonable grocery shopping is in Goldendale WA to the north.
Posted Jun 05, 2019 by DanC from Oregon. This is the subjective opinion of a traveler and not of AllStays LLC.
Nice clean park. Stayed late September 2016. Grass was being watered very other day but wasn't a problem.
Good pull through sites with great privacy. Nice views of river and gorge.
Tried to stay at Des Chutes state park and it was full. Thus was a pleasant surprise and much better!
Posted Sep 28, 2016 by GypsykimRV from WA. This is the subjective opinion of a traveler and not of AllStays LLC.
This campground was okay. A little expensive for a tent site ($30) when another tent site 30' away was $25?? Pretty windy, but it was warm and kept the heat down at night. Bathrooms weren't the cleanest and it cost $.50 for three minutes for the shower. The lake/river was just a short walk away. You have to drive across the bridge into Oregon for any services.
Posted Sep 28, 2015 by Sheepdog from California. This is the subjective opinion of a traveler and not of AllStays LLC.
The electrical system has been revised to provide 50A service. The park has evidently fallen on hard times, maintenance wise. Weeds, bare dirt patches abound. Not the place it once was.
Posted Sep 08, 2015 by Clark from Cheney, Wa. This is the subjective opinion of a traveler and not of AllStays LLC.