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Adventures at Elk Meadows RV Park

We spent a great weekend at Elk Meadows RV Park in Trout Lake, WA near Mt. Adams. (The Washington side of the Columbia Gorge.) The weather was beautiful, the view was fabulous and the campground was relaxing.


On Saturday, Matt and I hiked up to Sleeping Beauty a 2.7-mile round trip out and back.

No problem, right? Well...it gained (and lost) 1300 feet in 1.3 miles. Straight up on the way there and straight down on the way back. Our legs were sore from the "downhill" portion of a couple of days! The four steps out of our SportTrek Trailer challenged our sore muscles on Sunday! Check out what the Washington Trail Association has to say about this hike. After the hike, we decided we needed to treat ourselves and we stopped at Double Mountain Brewery and Cidery in Hood River for dinner and drinks. Their on-tap cider was amazing! (Photo on left is a view from the top of Sleeping Beauty).


Elk Meadows RV Park is a great campground. It is quiet, wooded, and has an amazing view of Mt. Adams. The outer row backing to the Forest Service Road is often filled with monthly travelers. If you can book a reservation far enough out, sites 15-18 and 50 and 51 have amazing views of Mt. Adams.

There is not as much privacy between these spots, however. We stayed in spot 21 and thought it was perfect. Partly shady, long, and set up nicely. If you camp with friends take a look at the spots which back to each other for a shared campsite!


There is limited AT&T service at Elk Meadows RV Park, but they do have two limited hot spots (one near the main office and one near the clubhouse). Neither of these reaches campsites; however, swinging by to check for phone messages and texts is easy. Spots are a combination of full hook up and water and electricity only. There is a dump station, propane filling station, restrooms, showers and laundry. There are even cabins to rent for those who do not have their own RV. Reservations are highly recommended!


Have you been to Elk Meadows RV Park? What did you think?


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