Date of Stay: July 6th, 2011
Weather During Stay: Hot! 95 degrees at 2 pm, 75 at 9 pm.
Site Description: 33 very spacious, level sites can handle the largest RV’s. Entrance, interior roads, and pads are gravel. Sites are separated by green lawns; most sites have a tree or two. All sites are pull-throughs, and all have 20/30/50 amp FHU. Good strong voltage. Very well maintained.
Rate: Normal price is $22/night; we paid $11.00 with Passport America, good for one night only. A real bargain at that rate, as we ran two AC units all day long. WiFi included.
Phone/radio/TV: NO Verizon signal, so no phones or aircard. NO FM radio stations at all. Good signal for the free campground WiFi (down when we arrived, but repaired by evening and then quite reliable). Because the sites are so spacious, we had no trouble getting the satellite TV signal. We didn’t try the air antenna.
Elevation/Landscape/Terrain: At 750 ft. elevation, this RV park is located in a wide canyon next to the Tucannon River. This time of year, the green grass of the park is only possible due to irrigation, and is a pleasing oasis in the otherwise dry, brown, barren landscape of Washington’s Palouse. Views are of neighboring rigs, the green grass and trees of the pack, and barren, rocky outcrops to the north, trees bordering the river to the south.
Lighting/Noise: Very quiet and dark at night.
Hiking/Walking: Printed information says there is a rustic trail along the river, but it was too hot for us to search it out.
Comments: This was just an overnight stop for us, rather remote - we picked it because it honored Passport America so the price was right. We were surprised by how nice the park is. On the Tucannon River, not far from the Snake, it probably appeals greatly to fisher folk. Nice, quiet, friendly park, well maintained.