5 Washington RV Parks You Must Visit

Your guide to the best RV parks and campgrounds in Washington.

A key factor in planning an RV road trip is selecting RV parks and resorts.

Columbia Riverfront RV Park, Woodland, Washington © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Columbia Riverfront RV Park, Woodland, Washington © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

5 of the Best RV Parks in Washington

Here are my top five picks for Washington RV parks, campgrounds, and resorts.

Columbia Riverfront RV Park, Woodland, Washington

Developed in 2006 by the present owners who are former RVers, Columbia Riverfront RV Park is a 5-star resort, 25 miles north of Portland. With a view of the Columbia River out our windshield, our pull-in site is 45 feet in length with room for the toad. Utilities including 50/30/20-amp electric service, water, sewer, and cable (43 channels) are centrally located.

Pull-through sites in the 85-95 foot range are also available. Wi-Fi works well from our site; with no obstruction we easily latch onto the satellite for TV. Interior roads are paved and sites are crushed gravel and level. Columbia Riverfront is located in Woodland off I-5 (Exit 22); west 3.25 miles on Dike Access and Dike roads.

Bellingham RV Park, Bellingham, Washington © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Bellingham RV Park, Bellingham, Washington © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Bellingham RV Park, Bellingham, Washington

Bellingham RV Park is easy-on, easy off I-5 at Exit 258, a short drive south of the Canadian border and about two hours north of Seattle. Our pull-through site (#10) is in the 70-foot range with utilities including 50/30/20-amp electric service, water, sewer, and cable TV (20 channels) centrally located.

Some streets are paved while the sites are crushed gravel. Wi-Fi works well from our site; with no obstruction we easily latch onto the satellite for TV. The only negative is that our site is not level, sloping toward the front of the site.

Smokiam RV Resort, Soap Lake, Washington © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Smokiam RV Resort, Soap Lake, Washington © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Smokiam RV Resort, Soap Lake, Washington

Smokiam RV Resort is the old WHR/AA membership park. Under new ownership the park is undergoing a full renovation with new premium big rig friendly RV sites, remodeled restrooms/shower facilities, renovated playground area, new cabin rentals, Tepee rentals, a sandy beach with a new dock and watercraft rentals, a renovated clubhouse for groups/events/adults and families, new café and espresso bar, and a new miniature golf course. Renovations are on-going.

Our site, D-3, is one of the ten new premium pull-through sites facing the lake. These sites are extra long and extra wide designed for RVs up to 45 feet in length. 50/30-amp electric service, water, sewer, and cable TV (25 channels) are centrally located. We’re able to locate a satellite through the trees.

Toutle River RV Resort, Castle Rock, Washington © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Toutle River RV Resort, Castle Rock, Washington © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Toutle River RV Resort, Castle Rock, Washington

Toutle River RV Resort is a 5-star resort built in 2009. The utility hookups are centrally located with 80-90 foot sites and adequate Wi-Fi. No large trees to obstruct satellite. The only negative is the park is located near train tracks and trains run all day and night. However, we would return in a heart-beat.

Conveniently located near Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, Toutle River RV Resort is located off I-5 at Exit 52, easy-on, easy-off.

Columbia Sun RV Resort, Kennewick, Washington

Columbia Sun RV Resort, Kennewick, Washington © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Columbia Sun RV Resort, Kennewick, Washington © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Big-rig friendly, Columbia Sun RV Resort is a new 5-star resort that opened in 2013. Spacious sites, manicured grass on both sides, wide paved streets, and a perfect 10/10*/10 Good Sam rating.

Easy-on and easy-off (I-82; Exit 109), level pull-through sites 40 feet wide and up to 100 feet long with water, sewer, 50/30/20-amp electric service, and TV cable (49 channels) all centrally located. Wi-Fi worked well from our site (#133).

Vogel Talks RVing selected this list of Washington RV parks and resorts from parks personally visited.

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