Russ H.

Mntlk terrace , WA

Joined March 2017

Great spot on mountain lake

Some spots are a little tight, not the most private sites, but a great place for camping with friends at adjoining sites.  Be aware there's no cell service,  (wait, we're going to the woods to go camping and there's no cell service), it was awesome…  its quiet at night, it is on the flight path for F18 growlers, at a few 100 feet elevation,  and several 100 mph.   There's a store, restaurant,  beach area, and lots of hiking in the area. Since this is a reservoir that supplies water to Yakima Valley agriculture,  it gets drawn down as the summer goes on.  It was pretty much full when we were here,  don't know what sites look like as water levels drop.

nice campground

As with any campground near the Columbia,  there are train tracks and highways on both sides of the river so there is some train and truck noise.  There's no fires allowed,  not the end of the world if you're aware of it.  Due to covid19 protocol,  can't comment on bathrooms or showers.  It's near the Stonehenge memorial,  the Maryhill Museum,  and Some wineries.

Amazing scenery

This has the typical state/federal issue of older campground when trailers were 20 feet long with no slides so it can be a little tight, but the location is incredible.   There's a marina with rental boats,the fish is good,  the town of Joseph is a couple miles away,  The tram and mini golf is a 1/2 walk up the road.  Be advised in Eastern Oregon each town has a max of 1or 2 gas stations. Don't miss the tram.


Depending on intended use its amazing.

This is NOT a secluded wilderness campround where you will have a epic back to nature experience.   Having said that, if you want a place to park your rv (they do have tent sites also), with full hook ups while you explore the local wineries,  with a pool and a shuttle van, then this place is amazing.

Great location

The location is great, the spots are a little tight. We don't have slides, but the class A in the next spot did, and it was about 3 feet from our picnic table, and the fire ring was so close to the rear of his motorhome we were afraid to have a fire.

Lakefront spots are awesome

We were able to reserve a lakefront spot. We were able to beach our boat right in front of our spot. Our spot was very quiet, some of the upper level spots seem close to highway.

There may be jet noise

Let me start by saying there is an active US Navy air base about 2 miles away and the campground is on the flight path. When we got there on Friday afternoon the F18 growlers were shooting touch and goes. Its noisy. When they finished, the Turbo pro and jet powered patrol planes took over. But the beach is great, there's lots of trails and the view from the top of Mt Erie ( not in the park but only a few mile drive ) is amazing.

nice place to stay

We stayed here as a halfway point on the way home. we didn't really use the restrooms but they seem typical state park. the setting on the lake is nice.

With the right expectations it's awesome

We stayed for 4 days while attending some Shakespeare plays in Ashland. Be aware the wind picks up in the afternoon but tends to die down after sundown and there's not a lot of shade trees, but the view is amazing, it's about 15 minutes from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The RV park has the most amazing showers ever…

Amazing destination

We stayed in the RV side in our trailer. The sites have good side to side privacy. If you are in good shape you can walk to the trail network to the waterfalls. We only did the Maple Ridge loop, but if you were more motivated or in better shape there's lots more falls to see. Sites have power and water. The dumpsite is up the road 4 miles, our next destination has full hookups so we didn't bother. We lucked out because we stayed Sunday, Monday. But rumor has it this is Oregon's most popular state park and weekends fill up FAST.

Good base for Mt Hood

We stayed in a trailer. We had a water and power site. I would say it's hit or miss on site quality. Some seem right on a corner with no privacy. We used the showers. They were fine. We didn't use the pool or spa. It's about 1/2 hour drive to Timberline on Mt Hood a must see.

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Great setting

We stayed in an 18 foot trailer. The sites are a little tight for ginormous 36 foot trailers with multiple slideouts. We fit just fine. This place is by the river with some shade trees. No highway noise but the train tracks are across the river. You may have to park your tow vehicle in the overflow lot across the street. There's rafting and fishing. The rv spots have power, water and sewer.

Stopover campground

This is right off I90 very convenient but close to freeway so some road noise. I90 is the main east west freeway in Washington. It is right on the river and there's a pool. Rafting and fishing the Yakima river are great reasons to stay here. If you're looking for a wilderness experience this isn't the place. But for a place to stay while rafting or fishing it's great.

Close escape

Opps this is for the campground not the yurts. There's a fishing pier and boat ramp and great beach access. The sites are big, they just redid the utilities so each site now has water.

Old time fishing campground

Our first camping trip 20 years ago was here, not much has changed. The restrooms are fine. There's a boat ramp and and rental boats and small store. If you get a beach front campsite you can beach your boat at your site. The fishing was great. We had power and water. There's a free dump station.

Great location

The only campground we've been to where we didn't need to level the trailer. RV sites are all pull through its fairly quiet. Nice setting lots of outdoor and indoor activities with in a short drive. We didn't use the restrooms since we have a self-contained trailer. There's a charge dump station at the ministorage at the turn off.