We’ve stayed here many times. It’s close to the freeway, but it’s quieter in the B section, which has more trees in between to filter the noise. All roads are paved, sites included. It can be a bit tight for a 40 foot motorcoach, but it’s doable. There’s shade galore with large pines everywhere. There are trails all over, and most lead to a large power line road on top of the hill. There’s a horse camp at the North end of the park, so you might run into horses on the trails while hiking. There are also a few small cabins for rent. The cabins and a select few RV sites are open in winter. It’s a pretty park, with old wagons to look at, and kiosks with Oregon Trail info. It’s also a good base to explore the Oregon Trail from. Old highway 30 takes off a bit south from here, and it leads to the Oregon Trail Interpretive site, as well as entering La Grande from the back end. I once asked a ranger about Emigrant Springs. They got buried under I-84 when they built the freeway. There’s one large central bathroom with tiled showers. The park is well kept and clean.
We’ve stayed here before a couple of times. The RV sites with hookups have some limited shade from smaller trees etc. but the really shady sites are for tents in alcoves in the brush and trees. Not that it really matters since you’re right next to the Pacific ocean and sunshine is a rare event anyway. The RV sites are gravel with gravel roads, but it’s not dusty. The park area is pretty open, so there is plenty of room to maneuver a 40 foot coach. The sites are spread out a bit, so you’re not crammed in too close to the next RV. This time, we stayed right out on the jetty itself. (There are a few sites in the X and Y section) There are no RV hookups out there, but the beach is 30 yards away, and you can see water in the Tillamook Bay lead in. You can hear the pounding surf, which makes for a great night’s sleep. It’s nice to watch fishing boats heading in and out right from the RV windows. There’s a low sand dune and huge jetty boulders that block the ocean itself from your RV’s view, although you can see a sliver of the Pacific from site Y3. There is a sewer dump on the way out of the jetty, so dumping after a stay isn’t a big deal. For the rest of the RV sites ‘inland’ from the jetty area, trails lead to the beach from all over. It’s not over three hundred yards or so to the beach from most sites. Barview is a small hamlet about 2 miles north on 101 from Garibaldi, and the county park is past the tiny town.
The address is listed as mile post 37, Highway 14, North Bonneville, Washington 98639. It is located on a small side road, just past a concrete yard item factory. (Where they make birdbaths, concrete yard ornaments, etc.) The RV park is about 3 or 4 miles west of the Bonneville dam visitor entrance on highway 14. It’s a right turn for west bound travelers. The place is an older park, but very nice. Campsites are separated with trees and greenery. (No crammed in, side by side RV’s here) There’s lots of shade with old growth pines and firs. It’s very quiet, with few permanent residents at the upper end. There are a lot of antiques in the clubhouse. You can ask for a tour as the clubhouse is for rent by RV groups. There’s also a lot of antiques hanging on the outside of the main building too, and other things to see such as an early 1900’s ‘’oil engine’’ (early diesel) that has 5 foot flywheels. (And rated a measly 25 HP) Access is good. We have a 40 foot diesel coach, and getting parked and set up is not hard with most of the sites in the middle row. The lead in roads are wide. There is 30 amp electrical with water and sewer at most sites. The price is $20 a night. This park makes a great base for touring the dam, walking the Corps. of Engineers nature trail, (by the dam) climbing Beacon Rock, or hiking the Pacific Crest trail. There’s lots of things to see and do in this area.
It’s fairly easy to maneuver a 40’ coach around in. The sites aren’t too crammed together for what you’d expect in an RV park in town. The pool and spa is well maintained and nice. Note that it’s a public pool open to kids etc. in the daytime, but only to campers in the evening. It’s open ‘til 8 pm. The staff are friendly. There’s a computer with internet access in the day use room.
This is one of my favorite places on Earth. The place is very spacious. The access roads are more like U.S. Forest Service roads, with private ‘’alcoves’’ in thick woods for campsites. You might forget there are other campers around. Maneuvering a 40 foot motorcoach here is easy, even though the highway leading in from White Salmon is almost not enough road for such a large rig. At the North end, the premium sites border a huge meadow. Mt. Adams can be seen from these sites, and is all of eight miles away. You all but look UP at its snowy peak. There is a beautiful nature trail that starts at the edge of the playground. It leads all the way to the town of Trout Lake. It follows Trout Creek. There are benches and a picnic table along its length. There’s also a lot to see and do nearby. Natural Bridges, Ice Cave, Langfield Falls, the Big Lava Beds, fishing at Goose Lake, picking huckleberries and blueberries in late Fall. There are also a LOT of lava caves in this area if you know where to look.
We stayed here during a cousin’s wedding. It’s a challenge to maneuver a 40 foot motorcoach here. RV’s that large were unheard of back when the place was built. The sites are close together, and the freeway is 50 yards away. The staff are very friendly, and the park is well maintained, so we will stay here again in future visits to Spokane.
For an RV park so close to town, you tend to forget it’s there. There’s a nice paved nature trail on the North end. (albeit a short one). A longer and more wild trail is to the South end, and somewhat follows the Yakima River. The RV sites are a bit close together, and maneuvering a large 40’ motorhome is somewhat challenging. The campsites are spread out between sections. The bathrooms are always nice and clean. The park has a lot of open grassy areas to walk around in, and are well maintained. There’s a large flock of ducks and geese to feed, and they’re tame enough to stand right at your feet as they squawk for handouts.