A well-kept park by the Columbia River with convenient access to Portland and the airport at a very decent price.
- Site quality = 4/5
Sites are very decent for a private park. They are long, spacious flat concrete pull-throughs and back-ins with a nice (decently wide) slide of green between each site. Sites in central loops also have a nifty side concrete parking pad. Mostly open layout with no shade, but nicely kept. Full hookups (20/30/50 Amp) with cable TV included.
- Facilities = 3.5/5
Decent set of facilities. Bathrooms are just a tad on the older side, but kept nicely clean. Showers were spacious with a separate bench and good pressure, but with slightly older touches (shower curtains & shower-head).
- Amenities = 3.5/5
Very basic, but good set of facilities here. Big on-site laundry (incl. industrial-size machines), free WiFi (worked perfectly the whole time!), book-swap and recreation room. No swimming pool or playground however.
- Location = 4/5
This is a very central location to explore Portland as well as being only ~6 miles from the airport. Nearby shopping and access to the Columbia River right from the park, plus you’re on the south side of Hwy 5 bridge which means you don’t need to battle bridge traffic to see town (a real bonus!). The only real ding is that proximity to the airport means you do get plane noise from take-offs and landings.
- Pet friendliness = 5/5
This is a pet-friendly park. There is a (very small) green plot for doggies opposite the park which they call their “pet area”. More importantly though you’re only a short drive from wide/spacious beach/tidal access to the Columbia River (follow the river to the right for ~a mile along NE Marine Drive to the parking lot -> people walk & swim w/ their pooches off-leash all along the shore here), plus walking distance to a huge ”unofficial” dog park at the nearby school (follow the river left from the park along NE Bridgeton Road to get to the gated field -> all the locals take their dogs off-leash here).
Overall rating = 4
BONUS ALERT: Easy access to the Columbia River!
Summary: Paul needed a spot close to the Portland airport for my arrival home and found this thanks to a tip from our new RV friends Alex and Ellen. It’s a fairly typical RV park, but has the bonus of a very decent price and some nice, little touches. All sites are large and spacious concrete plots with good slices of green, full hook-ups + cable and even a parking spot. Basic, but good amenities including a nice book-swap and some of the best/most stable WiFi we’ve ever encountered at a private park. There’s not much in the way of frilly extras, and proximity to the airport does mean you get some airplane noise, but location is convenient to the city and the owners are terrific. Also, you’re walking distance to a huge “unofficial” dog park and a few mins driving to the beach (it’s somewhat dingy at the front-end, but nice if you take the time to walk back a half-mile or so along the shore of the Columbia River). If we stop back in Portland we’ll likely stay here again.
Extra Info: Verizon aircard and smartphone had full signal. Free WiFi on-site (works excellent!). Sites $23/night (weekly rate). Discounted monthly rates available.
P.S. Need a good RV Wash? There’s an excellent mobile detailer (Juan’s RV Detail 360-241-8927, 360-567-6715) who’ll come and do everything right at your site. He got our roof gleaming white for the first time since we’d bought the RV. Highly recommend them!