Campgrounds: Some were very apparent that it was smaller than other sites, but I loved that each site came with picnic table. Also some camp sites did not accommodate for multiple tents because uneven grounds and tree stumps, so bringing a air mattress or a mat would be helpful.
Amenities: Bathrooms are actually flushing water visible ones. Showers are available at a cost. It’s not bad at all, easy to use. Well maintained.
Park: Even though it’s a short distance - Drive there, as long as you have camp site parking pass, you should be fine. The river was shallow and dropped to the deep end. It was ideal for children becaus the shallow end stretched a bit and the deeper end was the other side .
One down side to the whole experience: Freeway is really really close to the whole camp site. You can hear vehicles at night. If you’re a light sleeper or need nature noises when camping - this is not the site for you. Other than that , i had a good time and felt a lot of what the camp site had to offer was great!
On the flip side, If you messed up and forgot something, wal mart or convenient store was nearby.
This campground was way too close to the freeway. We could see the cars go by. The swimming area was a car ride away which wasn’t ideal.
Nice state park. Close to freeway for easy access. Nice walking paths. Typical state park yurt set up.
Great state park with all the usual amenities: fire pits, trees, ranger station. It's basically two different types of campgrounds in one: there's the sites more out in the open that are closer to the freeway. Then there's a bunch further away in both a meadow and the woods. Obviously if possible, stay away from the freeway. Down at the day use area (which has a nice small beach) the sound was so loud it was hard to hear people talking just a few feet away.
Lots of hiking including a nice trail between the campground and the day use area. Firewood available. Spots for both camps and trailers including electric and water hookups. Nice staff/rangers available for questions. Walk-in spots are cheapest and many are further away from the freeway. Very clean overall.
The Lewis River is awesome. But when we normally go on the river we’re closer to Battle Ground. This campground could be a decent place, but our concern there is when you go camping, it was just too close to the freeway. The traffic noise wasn’t an issue, it was more of a concern about who might show up in the middle of the night from how close it was to the freeway. The River, while it’s pretty, most of the spots you drop down into the river pretty fast, so it’s not a place where you’d hang out, though we didn't make it all the way to the day-use area.
This campground is conveniently located within easy driving distance of Fort Vancouver in Vancouver, WA. The handy location has the disadvantage of being in close proximity to I-5. It is near a river, but the river was not very inviting. The so-called swimming hole was located under the interstate overpass and the water was rather murky.
Walk-in campsites were decent and provided more privacy than traditional campsites. Firewood available at campground. Cleaning and maintenance of vault toilets were not especially good, but it was a busy time of year.
Cute little place, showers, potable water, toilets, buy wood, etc. Has two yurts also. A little steep at 30.00/nt to camp. You have to drive or walk a ways to the river which has a day use area with bbqs & picnic tables. The day use area also provides life jackets if you forget yours. The selling point for this camp ground was the disc golf c.ourse
Before we headed up to Paradise Point State Park I read several other reviews that complained about how loud this campground was, but also balanced it out with the pretty trees and nice beach. It's close enough to Portland I thought it was still worth a try. But I had no idea how loud it really was. I tried to take a video but it doesn't quite capture the noise. It's so loud, especially in the day-use area and in the camp sites right up against the I-5 freeway, that you can't hear what someone is saying five feet away, even if they are shouting.
That said, the campground is beautiful, especially the spaces further away from the road that are surrounded by large trees or in the meadow area, and the day-use area does have a small beach on the river (more of a drive away from the campground than a quick walk). The beach is right under the freeway however, with a constant thump-thump, thump-thump of cars going over the bridge. Overall, there's other, better Washington campgrounds I'd try first.
We went late season and had the place to ourselves. Decent sized sites.