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If you are looking for a quiet place to take the family RV camping where you can get away from it all, then Chief Timothy Park is just the spot for you. Although this park has a Clarkston address, it's actually on Silcott Island in the middle of the Snake River. At the campground, you will find fire rings, tables, and BBQs at each site. There are restrooms and showers with plenty of hot water for you to use at the end of your day. If you need to wash clothes, no problem, as the camp has a laundry facility too. Being on an island in the middle of the Snake River means having access to swimming, boating, fishing, and plenty of hiking trails. Chief Timothy Park boasts outdoor games, horseshoe pits, a pavilion, and boat rentals.
Chief Timothy Park has both pull-through and back-in sites, many of which are full hookup with 30-amp electrical connections. There is a Wi-Fi hotspot, but as long as you have cell service with a major carrier, you should have access to service. When you go camping with an RV here, you'll find that all sites are paved and have patios, so you never have to worry about rain.
When you go RV camping at Chief Timothy Park, you may feel as though you have no reason to leave Silcott Island. When it comes time to venture out though, the town of Clarkston is only seven miles east on Highway 12. There are many things to do for your whole family when you book an RV in Clarkston. Just across the border in Lewiston, Idaho is Hells Gate State Park, where you and your travel crew can enjoy picnics, hiking the nature and garden trails, and spending the day on the sparkling white beaches along the Snake River.
Chief Timothy Park itself on Silcott Island and has a lot to offer. RV camping here gives you access to the river, walking trails, and more. While you are here, you should check out some of the boat tours that take you through Hells Canyon and to a variety of locations up and down the Snake River. In the park, you can enjoy a nice picnic in the shade, and don’t forget your four-legged friend as the park is pet-friendly. You can go kayaking and canoeing, enjoy great fishing, and, of course, simply relax in this peaceful setting.
In nearby Clarkston, you and your family can visit several parks including the Granite Lake Park. This is a six-acre park with plenty to see and do, including a selection of plants that were native to the area 200 years ago, when Lewis and Clark first discovered the area. It offers places to picnic and also has public restrooms. The park offers spectacular views of the Snake River and the surrounding hills. The largest park in the city is Beachview Park, where you will find numerous BBQ grills, picnic tables, a skate park for the kids, plenty of open space to enjoy, and more.
Just across the state line in Idaho is Hells Gate State Park. The park sits on a river bottom created during Ice Age flooding over 15,000 years ago. You can see basalt columns from 14 million years ago and see the remains of a Nez Perce village. There isn't very much left of the village, but you can see where the pit houses once stood. You can also bring your campervan rental to the Hells Gate Campground. The RV campground offers full hookups with 30 and 50-amp connections, Wi-Fi, showers, access to hiking trails, fire rings, and it sits right on the river. The nearby marinas offer jet boat tours of Hells Canyon, something that is a "must-do" for you and your family.
When you're camping at Chief Timothy Park, the closest cities are Clarkston, WA, and Lewiston, ID. These sister cities have a lot going on to keep you busy when you're ready to get out and explore. For those who enjoy spending time on the links for a round or two of golf, the area sports some excellent golf courses, two of which are on the Washington side of the border while the third is over the state line in Idaho.
If you like taking a step back in time, then a short trip west on Highway 12 will take you to the town of Pomeroy, home of the Garfield County Museum and the county seat. The museum has been here since the 1950s and offers a wide variety of antiques, many of which have been donated by the people who live in the area. One of the most popular things people come to see is the museum's license plate collection. This is a great place to visit after you have parked your RV rental at Chief Timothy Park.