Did NOT want to camp on the Columbia River Gorge with the horrific train noise 24 hours a day, so drove just 2 1/2 miles from the gorge up into the woods & into Timberlake RV Park. We were soooo relieved to find a clean, quiet, beautiful campground. Marisa & Kyle are the nice young owners & have worked hard to make this a special place & are improving facilities even as I type this. The camp hosts we met were also friendly & helpful.
There's a bath house with showers; a camp store with basic supplies, some gifts, beer & wine; dog walking area; a small playground plus walking trails; RV & tent sites; lots of trees. Everything was neat & clean! We stayed for 3 nights in our 28' travel trailer & had plenty of room to park it & our truck.
FYI: To get here from Oregon you cross the Gorge over the Cascade Locks "Bridge of the Gods" ($2.00 toll) to Stevenson, Wa. The park is only 9 miles from there & about 20 miles further East to Hood River, Or. Do NOT take your RV over the Hood River bridge....it is way too narrow & scary for that. You can also cross at The Dalles, Or bridge (no toll) East of Hood River. We will be back :) .
Great experience here. The owners, Marissa and Kyle, are super friendly and accommodating. They will even pick up the phone and return your messages!!!! The grounds are beautiful and clean with plenty of room for our 34' motor home and tow jeep. I would highly recommend this campground to anyone and would definitely stay again.
My husband and I loved this campground. It is several miles out of town (15-20 min drive), but it is so beautiful there, that it was worth the drive. The campsites are very wooded, and not too close to one another. In fact, the whole campground is laid out very nicely. We did have a tricky site to back into, but the owner helped my husband, and there were no problems. There is a grassy area for the dogs, though we walked them all around the campground, restrooms are clean, though nothing spectacular, there is a large room for groups (meetings, reunions), and the owners are very friendly and helpful. The only negative was there is no laundry facility. All in all-great place, and we would definitely go back!
We've been here three times in six years - so not frequent guests. The first two times we were very impressed with the cleanliness, customer service, and condition of the individual sites. This last time we were not. Additionally, two of the three days, we had cold showers - which are coin operated, so you know the guests are not just hanging out in hot showers all morning long. The shower stalls have heavy vinyl curtains that were mildew infested so the bathroom/shower room smelled, and they don't open the windows at the top off the walls, so other smells don't dissipate quickly either. On the plus side, the place is very quiet, the foliage is plush, and the host is accommodating for late checkout. It has a nice playground for children if you are traveling with any - which we were not - and it is easy to get to.
I think this is one of the most lovely RV parks we have ever stayed in. The new owner is very attentive to keeping everything tip top. The sites give campers a good bit more room than most, I think. The park is very quiet with East or West wind, we could hear the train on one night when the wind was from the South. Those camping near the river in other parks get the 'Full Train Experience' many times per night.