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Cascade Locks-Portland East KOA

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841 Northeast Forest Ln. Cascade Locks, OR 97014 800-562-8698 541-374-8668 Official Website

GPS: 45.6779, -121.8689

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Overview of Cascade Locks-Portland East KOA

Number of Sites 119

Pad Type asphalt

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally March-Oct.

Elevation 131 ft / 39 m

Max Length 110 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 3 Users
Last reported 8/15/2019
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 7/8/2018
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75' Renegade Sport Deck Toter Home and stacker race trailer 1989 Country Coach Sedona SE
3 reviews
“Great KOA in the heart of the Columbia Gorge area”

Reviewed 7/8/2018

Nightly rate: $48
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 41
Overall Rating

Love this place! Tall pines shade the entire place and it smells wonderful. Sites are rustic and fairly close together. Most people seem to be gone all day sightseeing so it’s very quiet even though they were booked up. Trail down to the river covered with blackberries that I plan to pick and make cobbler. Very nice attentive staff. Kevin told us over the phone that we would fit into the 110 foot pull through but when we arrived I had my doubts. Kevin offered to move some big rocks but it was unnecessary and we fit fine. Pretty rare for us and this 75 foot Toter Home and race trailer. Walked to the town of Cascade Locks for dinner. Cute town and a good dinner at the Locks Grill watching the Steamship Paddlewheeler leave. Will try a couple more restaurants before we leave. Nice pool and spa and clean laundry room. Have not used the bathrooms. Cute typical KOA store with the necessities and a bunch of stuff you don’t need! Would love to come back soon. Decent wi-fi too. Also, I love trains so no issues with the noise. Beats our usual TruckStop overnight. It’s all what you’re used too!

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Verizon 4G/LTE

Mstewart would stay here again

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Voyagers On Wheels
Sioux Falls, SD 33' Winnebago 2008 Voyage
79 reviews
“3 stars SOLELY because of the train noise”

Reviewed 8/18/2016

Nightly rate: $38
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 45
Overall Rating

This is the first time we have stayed at a KOA since being in our MoHo but when we tent camped with a preteen we stayed in several places. This KOA is actually more like "real" camping-as in more rustic, not a lot of people all over, and laid back. It's convenient to Portland AND Mt Hood and the Columbia Gorge and that, along with waiting too long to make reservations, is why we came here. In the end, although I have to say we would not return, it is only because of the train noise that we wouldn't. The staff is excellent and the other visitors that we met were very nice. But those TRAINS!!!

Access: Our Garmin had us heading a bit east of where the sign pointing to the campground was and as soon as we determined that it was kooky we turned around. The turn off Wa Na Pah St is onto Forest Rd NOT Hammond so it's only about 1.5 miles from the turn off from I-84. Very convenient! The sites, while not too private are large and there is plenty of room to sit without being right next to your neighbor. The sites are level and clean. A mixture of dirt and gravel they are watered down when yo leave so the dust was well controlled. The regs say no mats or rugs but virtually everyone had one and there was no problem. (I suspect this is in recognition that the area is somewhat dry. ) The sites, most of them, are nicely shaded and the day the temperature hit 98 we stayed relatively cool and comfortable until mid afternoon when we had the a/c on for a few hours. They have 30 A/water pull-thrus and back in as well as 50A (for $10 more) According to one neighbor they told her the noise from the trains was less in the more expensive sites but when I was in the showers, with 2 others running I not only heard but felt the train go by so unless you are running a/c with all windows closed I can't see it making that much of a difference.

Noise: This was the only really bad part of this experience. We understand that there is train noise next to the river whether in WA or OR but some of the trains literally shake the earth. In addition, they run all day and all night and some of the operators seem to lie on their horns coming through no matter what hour it is. The campground is quiet both day and night between trains unless your site is near the pool, in which case you hear people in the pool during the day but it's not bad.

Bathrooms and showers: are clean, the water in the showers stays hot all day but the shower heads are only about 5.5' off the ground so very hard for anyone with any height. The water pressure is OK but the stall is large with hooks and a bench and a nice floor that filters away the water.

Cell reception and WiFi: there is free WiFi but, as with most campgrounds that we have found, it fluctuates. Never fast, it is sufficient most of the time. We had both ATT and Verizon signals though-2 bars-so switched back and forth.

There is lots to do near here both east and west and the famous waterfalls, like Multnomah Falls, are all very nearby. Town is right down the road with several restaurants (we tried and liked the Ale House) and small grocery stores.

Pets are very welcome as long as on a leash and there is a dog run.

The garbage and recycling bins were full to overflowing when we arrived on Mon but everything was picked up on Wed.

Overall, I have to say that had we been in a 50A site where we could have run our A/C at night and kept the windows shut we might consider it again except for the $47/night price tag that would involve.

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Verizon 4G/LTE

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  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
  • cable tv
  • wifi: free
  • bike rental
  • hot tub
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • rec hall
  • swimming pool: onsite
Site Amenities
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • cabins
  • dog run
  • dump station
  • firewood
  • general store
  • hot tub
  • laundry
  • propane
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • swimming pool: onsite
  • trash
  • water available
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  • dog run
  • pets


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