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Ainsworth State Park, OR

643 RV rentals

Ainsworth State Park in Oregon is located along the banks of the Columbia River, which also forms the state line with Washington. Just a few miles west is the large city of Portland, while directly south is the imposing Mt Hood National Forest.

When you book an RV in Marion County, you’re in the perfect location to explore the north-west part of the United States, including one of the countries most famous northerly cities, Seattle.

Ainsworth State Park is in the Columbia River Gorge and the area surrounding it is mountainous, with many national forests and state parks to explore in your RV rental. It’s also an easy drive to the Pacific coast for a day …

Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA

747 RV rentals

Alpine Lakes Wilderness, in Washington, was originally established as “Alpine Lakes Limited Area” in 1946, but because this classification didn’t protect it from mining operations and commercial endeavors, nature lovers lobbied for several years to increase the protections. In 1976, President Ford agreed and signed an act to reclassify it as a wilderness, “Alpine Lakes Wilderness.” He was heard saying about Alpine Lakes, “anywhere so beautiful should be preserved.” This pristine slice of wilderness is the home of several endangered and threatened animals, including the golden eagle, goshawk, spotted owl, and lynx.

The closest large town is Leavenworth, WA, which is a charming Bavarian-themed town. Many businesses, restaurants, and shops center around this niche, and visitors will find confectionaries, …

Alta Lake State Park, WA

151 RV rentals

Searching for a secluded camping spot with great fishing and a host of other water sports on offer? Alta Lake State Park could be just what you're looking for.

Located ten miles southwest of the town of Brewster, and nestled in the hills near Lake Chelan, this 181-acre park allows you to immerse yourself in the pristine natural beauty of central Washington. Whether you want to go for a leisurely paddle, cast a fishing line, take a refreshing dip, or just relax beside the water, you'll find everything you need in the park.

And with a pretty and serene campground just a short walk from the lake, Alta Lake State Park is the ideal place to visit in a …

Battle Ground Lake State Park, WA

730 RV rentals

An RV rental in Clark County is a great way to explore southern Washington’s large cities and extensive outdoor opportunities. Battle Ground Lake State Park is located in this county and is a fun place to spend time camping with an RV. The park can trace its geological history to over 100,000 years ago, but it wasn’t until the 1960s that the state park was officially created.

There are over 270 acres of land at Battle Ground Lake State Park, which has been named for the area in which a tense encounter was held against a local Native American tribe in the 1850s. There is also a town named for the same purpose, known as Battle Ground, nearby. The …

Beacon Rock State Park, WA

656 RV rentals

Laying on the shores of the Columbia River, Beacon Rock State Park is a natural jewel of Washington state. This park is located southeast of Castle Rock and a two-hour drive from Olympia. Beacon Rock State Park is known for an 848-foot basalt volcanic plug recorded by Lewis and Clark in 1805. They passed through this part of Washington on their way to the Pacific Ocean. This area became a state park in 1935 after the Biddle family gave away their land to the state in an attempt to save the Beacon Rock from being destroyed.

Today, the 4,464-acre state park is frequented by rock climbers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts looking for their next big adventure. Beacon Rock State …

Bridle Trails State Park, WA

818 RV rentals

Nicknamed “the wilderness in the city," Bridle Trails State Park is a pristine pocket of rainforest in the Seattle metro. The state of Washington purchased nearly 500 acres in 1930 and officially established it as a state park in 1932. It, however, laid largely disused until the late 30s when the Civilian Conservation Corps, operating under President Roosevelt’s New Deal program, cleared out the underbrush and blazed several miles of trails. An extremely horse- and dog-friendly park, Bridle Trails State Park is considered one of the premier equestrian trails in the west.

The town border of Kirkland butts up against Bridle Trails State Park. Just a mile to the northwest, Kirkland is the former home of the Seattle Seahawks, a …

Brooks Memorial State Park, WA

399 RV rentals

Brooks Memorial State Park is situated in south-central Washington 15 miles north of Goldendale, a city and county seat of Klickitat County. The 682-acre seasonal camping park is located just off Highway 97 in between the barren hills of the south Yakima Valley and the pine forests of the Simcoe Mountains.

The park was established between 1944 and 1957 and was named in honor of local resident Nelson B. Brooks, who is credited with developing a fantastic community road system. Book an RV in Klickitat County and plan a rustic retreat at Brooks Memorial State Park, where you'll be able to experience Washington’s stunning environments, epic views, and abundant wildlife.

Columbia Hills State Park, WA

645 RV rentals

Sitting on the Northern banks of the Columbia River, Columbia Hills State Park is also referred to as Columbia Hills Historical State Park. This 3,338-acre the riverside park encompasses the 90-acre Horsethief Lake, 12 miles of trails and a variety of outdoor recreation. The park is ideal for horseback riding, biking, and rock climbing. The park is located just 14 minutes from Lyle and a few miles from Goldendale. Columbia Hills State Park was established in 2003 by merging Horsethief State Park and Dalles Mountain Ranch.

Columbia Hills State Park is a home to Native American Petroglyphs dating back to 1957. These historic petroglyphs and pictographs were salvaged from being submerged in Columbia River Gorge area following the construction …

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, WA

627 RV rentals

At 292,000 acre Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is one of the largest and most popular national scenic areas in America and was designated in 1986. This area gets its name from the 85 miles long, and 4,000 feet deep Columbia River Gorge created when Columbia River cuts through the Cascade Mountains. Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is a year-round outdoor-recreation attraction located just 30 miles from Portland, OR, and approximately 47 away miles from Troutdale, OR. The scenic area lies along the Washington-Oregon border and extends to six counties.

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area features cliffs, deserts, rain forests, grasslands, rivers, alpine meadows, lakes, wetlands, and native Indian petroglyphs. In addition, this area is …

Daroga State Park, WA

473 RV rentals

The name, Daroga, is an amalgamation of three brothers’ names: DAvid, RObert, and GRady Auvil. The trio founded a peach orchard company, the Auvil Fruit Company, in the early 1940s and created a new type of peach called Daroga Peach. The original site of the orchard was flooded after the construction of Rocky Reach Dam. The orchard had to be moved further inland as a result. Grady Auvil is also credited with creating the famous Granny Smith apple and bringing Rainier Cherry to Washington State. The site of the original orchard was later sold to Chelan County in 1981 and has been leased to the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission since then.

Central Washington, in contrast with the coastal …

Dash Point State Park, WA

772 RV rentals

If you enjoy swimming, kayaking, fishing, and a variety of other water sports, you'll love Dash Point State Park. Located just west of Federal Way on the Puget Sound, and easily accessible from both Seattle and Tacoma, this 461-acre park is all about being on, in, or near the water.

And with an RV-friendly campground that's open all year round, Dash Point State Park is a great place to take the family for a weekend or even a whole week of water-based fun and relaxation. Keep reading to find out how to plan your perfect camping vacation in this beautiful Washington state park.

Deschutes River State Recreation Area, OR

630 RV rentals

Deschutes River State Recreation Area lies in northern Oregon, on the border with Washington state and near the towns of Wasco, The Dalles, and Hood River. Deschutes River State Recreation Area is created at the confluence of two rivers, Deschutes and Columbia. These two rivers create some of the most fertile ground for both fishing and watersports for those choosing to visit this borderland recreational site.

Although only 35 acres, Deschutes River State Recreation Area is favorite of both Oregon and Washington campers, as it is only one of 28 parks with camping available all year round. As well as boating and fishing along the two rivers, the Deschutes River State Recreation Area is also great for …

Discovery Park, WA

828 RV rentals

Discovery Park is located in the northwest corner of the Seattle metro area. The park sits on the inner, Elliot, and Shishole Bays, that branch off of Puget Sound, which eventually leads to the Pacific Ocean. Other larger towns in the local area include Bellevue, which is less than 15 miles to the east, and Tacoma, which is around 40 miles to the south.

This is a beautiful area of Seattle to visit. Discovery Park offers a quieter, more secluded and natural setting in a very scenic part of town. In addition, you are just on the outskirts of a large city and can enjoy all the cultural activities and eclectic restaurants, shops and museums available there.

Flaming Geyser State Park, WA

722 RV rentals

Flaming Geyser State Park is a hidden gem in Washington that not many know about, despite its close proximity to the sprawling metropolis of Seattle and the capital of Olympia. In fact, if you head along the Route 169 from Seattle, it takes just 45-minutes to reach Black Diamond, the gateway town to this 480-acre state park.

Flaming Geyser State Park is named after its central feature, a natural gas vent that once shot a flame eight feet into the air. Nowadays, the flame is only 6-8 inches tall, but it’s still worth a look during your Flaming Geyser State Park camping adventure, as is the second bubbling geyser that can be found in the park. Other than …

Gifford Pinchot National Forest, WA

944 RV rentals

Established in 1897, Oregon's Gifford Pinchot National Forest is one of the oldest National Forests in the United States. Originally called Columbia National Forest, it was renamed as Gifford Pinchot National Forest in 1949 in honor of Gifford Pinchot, a prominent politician, and advocate. Gifford Pinchot is often is credited with spawning the idea that nature should be protected and preserved for the future. Pinchot was not shy about leaning on his network to achieve his goals of creating national parks and national forests, and one of his close contacts was President Roosevelt, who was like-minded.

The closest large town is Portland, which is about 50 miles west of the southern entrance to the national forest. Portland is considered …