RV Campgrounds near Wasco, Oregon

RV Campgrounds near Wasco, Oregon
Wasco, Oregon is a small town in the Hood River Gorge and Dalles region in the central part of the state. The Hood River attracts wind-surfers and kite-boarders with the consistent winds that blow through the gorge. The Mount Hood National Forest is an hour's drive to the west. Mountain biking singletrack, hiking, backpacking and rock-climbing can be pursued in the forest. RV travelers to the Wasco region have several parks to choose from in surrounding area.

Rufus RV Park

Rufus RV Park is set in a rural area and has sites for most size rigs. Guests have access to barbecue stations, picnic facilities, hot showers, bathrooms, a laundry room and a dump station. Pets are welcome at the Rufus RV Park. Water, sewer, 50-amp electric connections and Wi-Fi come with each site. The Hood River affords opportunities for wind-surfing and kite-boarding, rafting and fishing. Mountain bikers can head to the Mt. Hood National Forest and ride the singletrack trails and fire-roads. There are over 1,000 miles of trails within Mt. Hood National Forest.

Rufus RV Park
311 Wallace St.
Rufus, OR 97050
(541) 739-2272

Cottonwood RV Park LLC

The Cottonwood RV Park is juts across the river in Goldendale, Washington. The park has showers, bathrooms, a laundry room, barbecue stations and a dump station for guest use. Pets are allowed if leashed. Site hookups include 30- or 50-amp electric, water and sewer. Fans of natural hot springs can drive to the Mt. Hood National Forest and hike in to visit the Bagby Hot Springs. The five-mile Bonney Meadows and Eagle/Tanner trails are within an hour and a half's drive of the Cottonwood.

Cottonwood RV Park LLC
400 N Columbus Ave, Unit 3,
Goldendale, WA 98620
(509) 773-3543

Lost Lake Resort and Campground

RV travelers can park their rigs at the Last Lake Resort and Campground in nearby Hood River, Oregon. RVs should be generator-equipped as there are no electrical connections available. There are quiet hours in the evening when generator use is not permitted. Guests should check for posted rules when checking in. There are showers, bathrooms and a dump station on the property. Pets are welcome if leashed. Hikers can take advantage of the campground's 32-mile Lakeshore Trail, which circumnavigates the lake. The Lost Lake Butte Trails is accessed from the campground.

Lost Lake Resort and Campground
Lost Lake Road
Hood River, OR 97031
(541) 386-6366

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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