I love this campground for its location on the gorge. In the right time of season you’ll find beautiful blackberry bushes in front of your campsite that you can snack on. Beautiful views and wonderful shade in the summer. Great location to head to the local area Town’s and hang out for the afternoon.￼. I love going into town and watching the kite surfers as well as hang out at the local breweries for a bite to eat and a beer.
Do not fall prey to a river view spot! There are no trees to provide shade or protection from the wind! There are burn marks on my tent from the polls rubbing together. It is also a little weird only being able to access the campground from one side of the 84.
Memaloose is a popular busy Oregon State Park with a compact layout and close together, less than private sites. Not our ideal campground. What it does offer to offset the negatives though are beautiful views of the Columbia River and easy access to Hood River and all of its attractions. We had no reservations on a Sunday in July and lucked out and a pretty decent spot was available, B35, with views of the river.*** I think B33, might be the best spot in the park. For a crowded park, with close together sites, it was surprisingly quiet and we had a great night sleep.
Some sites have beautiful views of the Columbia Rive Gorge.
We stopped here for a night with our RV and it was really kid friendly with a small park. I loved how easy it was to check in and navigate. It’s a little crowded. We made our reservations 2 weeks in advance.
Connected to a rest area. $19 camping no hookups. Water, pad, picnic table, and fire ring in site. Free showers. Clean bathrooms. Freeway noise not bad.
Loved this state park …not to big, close to lots of trails….beautiful views. Great restaurant in Mosier called MO CO only a few minutes from the campground too.
This campground was situated in a great area with short drives to nearby hikes. It was family-friendly and felt very safe. Some of the lower sites had views of the water which was lovely. However, it is situated above train tracks and was therefore very noisy at night so we did not sleep much at all. If noise is a factor for you, I would consider staying elsewhere, or trying to get a site higher up on the loop near the entrance.
We drove out here yesterday because I wanted to check out the campground and take a hike I had read about (I’ve seen more than one photo that shows nice views of Mt. Adams). Approaching from 84 East, you need to shoot past the campground and back track about three miles. Once westbound, you enter through a rest area. Keep going and it will lead you into the campground (as long as you don’t mistakenly get back on the highway and have to do it all over again)! The campground itself looks nice but it is sandwiched between the road and the railroad tracks with the Columbia River just beyond the tracks. The sites that back up to the river appear to be very nice, as long as you don’t mind the train noise. After exiting the campground, I tried in vain to find the trail I was looking for but no luck. Before I knew it, I was back on the highway! I’d like to try it again sometime but yesterday was not meant to be! After all of our loops, I realized I forgot to take photos. This campground is quite a distance east on the gorge and not near the waterfalls, if that is what you are looking for.
This is where I first picked blackberries 😜. Being from the desert it was definitely awesome to pick them fresh. I loved this state park because of the view and the blackberries of course. We had a great spot with a good amount of space and privacy. The location can’t be beat for watching the kite surfing nearby and we took a tour of session beer that was awesome!