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Cascade Locks/ Portland East KOA — Cascade Locks, Ore.

Cascade Locks/Portland East KOA
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 3 stars
  • 60%


This small forested KOA is right off Hwy 84 about an hour east of Portland, Ore. Its location in the middle of the Columbia Gorge is great for hiking, waterfalls, and touring the dams/ fish hatcheries. It is an older park, very challenging to drive a long RV into and around. Nice enough once parked, with many pull-throughs, and full hookups. The KOA has a little camp store. The pool and hot tub were not open yet for the season in May.

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  • Great location for touring
  • Nice trees
  • Many full hook up sites
  • Playground, game room, pool and hot tub (seasonal)
  • Decent bathhouses with showers
  • cabins
  • Reservable same day online until 4 p.m.
  • Takes cash or check for late check-in
  • In the town of Cascade Locks- some shopping
  • Cons

  • Driving very tight into and around the park, and into the sites
  • Some freeway noise
  • Trains come almost through park, many times day and night
  • About Athena Pantekoek

    Athena Pantekoek and her husband, Darin, are parents of two teens . They have been traveling the country since 2010 in their Holiday Rambler Class A – “The Rolling Shoebox.” They have visited 44 states, learning America is so much more fascinating than they ever knew. They also have visited more than 40 of the Thousand Trails Campgrounds. Follow their adventures at www.rollingshoebox.com.

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