Fort Stevens is a large state park located on the Pacific Ocean at the mouth of the Columbia River. Its 12 camping loops contain 174 full hookup and 302 electrical sites. Nearly all sites are shaded. The park offers miles of paved bike / hiking trails and easy access to the sandy Pacific beach at several points. The Fort, built to protect access to the Columbia has a small museum and several self-guided walking tours are available. Convenient to Astoria and the many historic sites in the area, the park makes an excellent base for exploration of the area. Staff and hosts were very helpful. Excellent paved interior roads. Close to many attractions. Especially liked the site layouts in small loops with shower/restrooms in the middle.We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Easy on/off I-40 and makes a good overnight stop.Certainly nothing fancy, but certainly OK. The pull throughs are 100' long, hard-packed dirt, narrow and level. Pull through sites have two hook ups and rows alternate even/odd, so that your entry faces your neighbors. You share a concrete slab with 2 tables on it with your neighbor. There are a lot of trees, and some sites would have shade in the afternoon if you wanted shade. Very convenient, multiple sewer dump receptacles at every site. This is a nice touch. Showers were roomy, with a large dressing area. There was a nice laundry, although we did not use it. The park was quiet. The staff was courteous and efficient. Took me less than 5 minutes to check in. We camped here in a 5th wheel.
Great place for an overnight. Gas is MUCH cheaper across the bridge in Arizona, almost a dollar a gallon cheaper. Clean, spacious restroom/showers. Level gravel pull-through or back-in sites with very large concrete patios. Not many seasonals here yet, but many unoccupied RV's waiting for them. I-40 is 4 miles away, so no noise from there. Trucks use Rt 99, but very little noise. Clean laundry facilities and nice rec room. 106 degrees in September!!!! We camped here in a 5th wheel.
Great park for an overnight stay. Easy access from I-5 or 99. Eliminates the need to go through Bakersfield. All sites are pull through and extra long. Our truck, 38' 5'er and an extra car all fit nicely in the site. Didn't use the cable TV, although available. Over 35 channels with the antennae. Good Verizon phone and Wi-Fi signal. Didn't use the park Wi-Fi, although available. Due to a recent fire, no showerhouse, bathrooms or laundry were available. New facilities being worked on. Absolutely no shade whatsoever. We'll stay here again if we pass through this area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice small resort, but it needs a little TLC. Everything seems just a little faded, although all the cabins seems to have been recently painted, with some new picnic tables. The RV park is very small, with only 2 pull-thru's, and 6-7 back-in's. Tough to turn a big rig around in it. Good Wi-Fi, and free cable (only 10 channels, but there's no other TV). Verizon didn't work here. Nice hot tub spa and group fire pit, with free firewood provided for it. Campfires can be had at individual sites, but only in fire tubs provided (which are the inside tubs of old washing machines. These work very well for campfires) The main attraction for this park is its location, right on old Hwy 101 (Ave of the Giants). Superb location to view some of the greatest ancient redwoods. Priced a little high, but big rigs won't fit in any of the CA state parks. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a beautiful and well maintained park. The sites were large and relatively flat. Interior roads are paved. Some sites can be a bit tricky to get into with a big rig. The views of the beach are fabulous and it is an easy walk to the beach. There is a path/bikeway to the nearby town. The restrooms were clean and well kept. This park even has a laundry facility that was clean and in good working order. The campground sells firewood and an enterprising entrepreneur comes by to sell ice and ice cream. A great place to stay and I would definitely return again! We camped here in a 5th wheel
Great park and reasonably priced. Access roads are paved, but a little narrow. Good variety of site sizes. Great view of the ocean from the day use area. No access to beach from the park, but it's an easy 1/2 mile walk from the gate. Camp hosts very helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park, but the access roads are narrow and the trees haven't been trimmed in a long time, and are much too close to the roads. I scratched the side of my rig badly trying to get in/out of my site. Great access to the beach on paved hiking/biking trails. Close proximity to many local attractions, especially downtown historical Newport. Very busy CG, even in mid-Sep. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Jim Creek Military Wilderness Recreation Area, Arlington, WA
This is a military campground and recreation area for all active and retired military and Department of Defense civilians. Located on an active radio transmitter site, it has diligent military security. Very nice facilities, clean and well-maintained. Situated at the base of the Cascade foothills, the scenery is stunning. All RV sites except the 4 designated for camp hosts are concrete back-in sites, level and angled for easy backing in. 25 sleeping cabins are available, as well as 20 tent sites. Large lodge is available for large functions or individual rooms. Two full furnished apartments are also available. Jim Creek runs through the rec area. No fishing in the creek, but good trout fishing in Twin Lakes, 5 miles from the campground, accessible on a winding mountain road. Nice camp store and game room. Disc golf, ball fields, horseshoes. We would definitely stay here again.
This park has the most awesome views of the Rocky Mountain peaks known as the Fourteeners!! Park itself is old, with fairly run-down facilities. Sites are laid out in a very unorganized fashion on a hillside, and many sites are very difficult to maneuver into. All sites are dirt, some level, but most are not. Only a few sites have shade. Some organized activities for kids. Very windy with much dust blowing around. Clean, well-maintained showers/restrooms. We would not stay here again.