After a marathon drive starting at around 1:00 AM Sunday morning we arrived in Vancouver, Washington around 8:00 PM. If you know us, this wasn’t exactly our plan, but Columbia River RV park was booked until the end of April.
The website has most of the information needed; including the address, phone number and amenities. You must call to get rates. We were in a bind and this one had the best price for a month stint.
The website actually does a good job with directions. The following came directly from the website.
From Jct. I-5 take exit 4 (78th St.):
Go 1/4 mile east on NE 78th St.to NE 13th Ave. (2nd light)
Take a right onto NE 13th Ave.
Enter on left 500 feet
From Jct. I-205 take exit #32 (West Padden Pkwy):
NE Padden Pkwy becomes NE 78th St.
Go 3 miles West on 78th St.
Take a left onto NE 13th Ave.
Enter on left 500 feet
There is a Fred Meyer grocery store within walking distance on NE 78th st.
The price was pretty reasonable, but this RV park is only 20 minutes from Chris’ sister via I-5 South.
There are 181 level (concrete) sites packed into this small park where most people are here long-term. Regular sites are $395/ mo and Deluxe sites are bigger and include some grass are $480. All sites require a $50 utility deposit for water and electricity usage. Your meter is checked when you arrive and the day you check out. If your usage goes over the $50, you will pay extra. If you are under, then the park will pay you the difference. ($0.08 kw/h and$0.20 /H2O unit)
The park has on site managers, showers and laundry facilities with codes, a recreation building and trash disposal.
Up to 3 animals are allowed and 2 may be dogs. The park has two pet areas near the trash disposal and provide bags. Unfortunately, NE 13th ave and NE 78th st are quite busy and not the best place for walking a dog or two.
On the bright side there are dog parks in the area. Chimney dog park is a large park in Portland off of N. Marine Dr. We took Ally there and she had a “ball”! Woof! =)
Chimney Dog Park:
9360 N Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97255
OVERALL RATING: 2.5/4
Vancouver RV Park has what we need (electric, water, and sewer) for a decent price. It is within tolerable driving distance to the Portland area via I-5 to visit Chris’ sister, our Portland bank, dog parks, etc. Plus this will be our home for just one month AND we will be in Albuquerque for part of it anyway.