This campground is nice and has lake access, but you’re not allowed to put tents on the grass, so you have to put them on the gravel and you have limited space depending on how many vehicles you have.
This campground is cool and has lake access but the sites are smaller and it tends to get very windy
I’ve been to this campground countless times because the group site is perfect to pull up boats. There is great fishing, a huge day use area with a volleyball court and room to play softball. The cabins here are comfy. In the past there have been sand dunes on the lake where we’ve explored, as well as a beautiful waterfall. The small canal that comes off the lake is perfect for kayaking or paddle boarding.
This campground is wide and spacious, especially the group site. It has Columbia River access, has the Maryhill Winery just up the road, and has a Stonehenge replica to explore. There is a roped off swim area at the day use park.
This campground perfectly embodies PNW camping. The ocean is literally a short walk away, you can hike up to the lighthouses that provide incredible views, and the campsites are nice and large. The campground is right outside the touristy town of Longbeach.
Wanapum is the perfect place to camp when it’s hot in the summer and you bring your boat, or just your floaties. It has great Columbia River access, it’s close to the Gorge, and it’s a beautifully kept campground. The one caveat is that sometimes the winds can kick up and you have to secure all of your belongings because they will blow away in some of the windstorms.