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Campgrounds Columbia River Gorge

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Campgrounds Columbia River Gorge

We will be just about ready to set up camp for the night by the time we reach Portland on our way to Glacier via Spokane in mid-July. We had planned to get a campsite at Ainsworth State Park, but I am wondering if any one has other suggestion in case it is full or is too overloaded with big rig RVs. We are humble car campers looking for someplace scenic and peaceful. A 3 mile or so hike nearby would be a bonus.

Any other must see or do on our way to Spokane the next day?


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1. Re: Campgrounds Columbia River Gorge

Forest Service has 2 or 3 cgs in Gorge, Eagle Creek is one. They are small. Here is note about them from FS.

Eagle Creek, Wyeth and Herman Creek do not accept reservations; however they generally have open sites except on holiday weekends (Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day). Arriving any weekday, especially before 3 PM, you will generally find a site!

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2. Re: Campgrounds Columbia River Gorge

Memaloose and Viento are two other State Park options


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I wouldn't recommend staying at Viento unless you think you can sleep through the sound of trains barreling through at all hours of the night as well the disorienting effect the train's horn can have on one. Also, it's right off of the interstate, so when there are no trains coming by, there cars and trucks. They charge $2 per shower, too, which I found tbe ridiculous.

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4. Re: Campgrounds Columbia River Gorge

Not in the gorge, but kind of around the corner, is Metro's Oxbow Regional Park.

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5. Re: Campgrounds Columbia River Gorge

Hmmm, since this thread is over a year old, I hope the OP had a nice trip :-)

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