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Thursday, July 7, 2011


Huge Sites TucannonOur Opinion: Neutral.  This spacious park worked well for an overnight stop.

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.

Spacious Entrance TucannonPhone/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. 

Palouse hillsidesFavorite Sites: We had site 25, close to the clean, roomy, cinderblock restrooms.  No favorite sites here - they are all LONG, level, and essentially the same.

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.


squawmama said...

Looks like a pretty nice park other then the NO verizon... Thanks

Vladimir Steblina said...

There are several COE parks in the area that are also nice. The folks at the Tucannon River RV Park are real nice.

Also in the area are many boondocking sites on COE lands that have great fishing, bird and deer hunting.

This part of Washington was once part of the great Columbia Desert. It is the only desert to disappear from the maps due to Grand Coulee and the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project, though the Snake River area is just east of the project boundary.

Enjoy your blog and campground reviews. We owe you one for the county campground in Eugene. It was great.

Here is my blog: http://usbackroads.blogspot.com/2011/05/blog-summary-washington-destinations.html

Lots of Washington sites here. Hopefully, you will come back to eastern Washington in April or May when the wildflowers are out and the temperatures are moderate. September and early October are also good times.

Don't forget Walla Walla for fine red wines.


Anonymous said...

Hey L&O, Thanks for reviewing this park..We have passed by it a couple of times heading to Vantage.We will spend our
1st night out staying there on our way to Idaho hot springs...Zim's...Burgdorf..and who knows where else..

Anonymous said...

Hi, I get soo confused with the new tech...So, I don't know if I write this here whether you will read it..David and Joyce are back @ Tucannon RV and Karen is still nice and the WIFI is working great!! Last time here mid-week, we only had the choice of 2 spots. Today....many spots!!
There is a fire going on up by the falls. According to Karen there were many fires started by last nights lightening storms...
Thanks for telling everyone about this place.

BigD said...

Just FYI the folks at Tucannon River RV park do have a new web site at www.tucannonriverRV.com