With its strong winds, clean waters, and fantastic scenery, Hood Rover is justly considered to be not just the capital of windsurfing, but a hotspot for adventure sport and nature lovers. The city is located along the Columbia River in Oregon, making it a bustling commercial port as much as it is a dream for outdoor lovers. The city center offers visitors plenty of dining options, modern shops, and a lively nightlife, while the surrounding countryside offers spectacular views from mountain roads, an abundance of orchards growing fruits in lush valleys, a selection of historic landmarks to visit, and countless recreational activities.
Book an RV in Hood River, Oregon and you’ll be only an hour’s drive from Portland, about 25 miles northwest of scenic city of The Dalles, and a short distance from the Columbia River Gorge and the Mt Hood National Forest. Hood River is connected to Oregon’s capital via I-84, providing easy access to big-city attractions and the Portland International Airport.
The Great Outdoors
Pack up your Hood River RV rental by owner and take a scenic drive to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The canyon offers spectacular views as it cuts a route through the magnificent Cascade Mountains. The river gorge continues for a whopping 80 miles. It contains a grand total of 77 waterfalls, the highest of which is the Multnomah Falls. There’s plenty of water sports to get involved including white water rafting, kayaking, and canyoning. Hikers can follow daring trails along the mouth of the gorge to waterfalls and swimming holes, or walk/climb the 13-mile Eagle Creek Trail. The park also offers adventurous visitors a number of mountain biking trails and scenic driving routes past the basalt cliffs, wildflowers, and lush forestry areas. This natural area is equipped with basic campsites, picnic areas, and windsurfing facilities.
Next, drive your Hood River camper rental to the Starvation Creek State Park where you can trek or cycle on the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. The 12-mile trail runs along the former highway, passing through the Twin Tunnels, fir tree forests, and geological features into the Viento State Park. The Starvation Creek State Park is located on I-84, is open all year round and offers a pleasant picnic area, camping facilities, and wildlife watching opportunities.
Other places to take your RV rental near Hood River include the Koberg Beach State Recreation Site, the Viento State Park, the Seneca Fouts Memorial State Park, and the Memaloose State Park.
Booking a motorhome rental in Oregon is very popular, and there is certainly no shortage of RV parks and campgrounds. Visitors can park a Hood River travel trailer rental at the Lewis & Clark Campground & RV park which is located west of the city center. The site is in a natural area near North Bonneville, Washington. It gives guests the options of a nightly, weekly or monthly rate with electric and water only hookups or hook-up sites with full amenities.
To immerse yourself in nature, head to the Cascade Locks RV Park which is located inside the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The park offers pull-through RV lots with full 20/30/50-amp hookups, cable TV, and WiFi. The camp is equipped with fire pits, picnic benches, laundry facilities, game room, hot tub, playground, an on-site snack bar, and bike rentals.
The Mt Hood Village RV Resort can also provide a quiet retreat for an RV camping vacation. Situated on the slopes of Mt Hood, this is an RV camp for long or short-term stays. Onsite there are full hookups, washrooms and laundry, spa and sports facilities, picnic areas, a restaurant, convenience store, clubhouse, and access to walking, biking, and horseback riding trails.
Explore the City
As well as exploring the great outdoors, you’ll want to spend a day or two of your Hood River RV by owner rental vacation in the city to discover its best attractions. Although the city is best known for its kitesurfing and windsurfing opportunities, art lovers are sure to be enthralled by Hood River’s collection of art galleries, exhibitions, live theaters, and museums. Visitors can even find writing, glassblowing, and painting workshops around the city center. But it’s not all about water sports and museums; Hood River also offers shoppers a wide selection of boutique stores, adventure outfitters, designer brands, and high street shops. Plus, with so much fertile land surrounding the city, Hood River offers visitors a variety of tasty culinary dishes.
After you’ve explored the city center, pick up a map from the visitor center and take your Hood River RV to the Hood River County Fruit Loop. The famous route passes through many orchards with pears, apples, nectarines, peaches, and cherries hanging from their branches. Along the way, visitors have the opportunity to visit lavender farms and alpaca ranches, stop at a local brewery or winery, or taste some delicious homemade ciders, beers, wines, jams and delicious pies. The most beautiful time to drive this route is in April when the orchards are in full bloom and the Hood River Valley Blossom Festival takes place. You can also rent an RV in June to enjoy a pick-your-own lavender experience, or in July and August when the berries are at their best.