Plus, campsites nearly always have electric and water hookups at each site with a dump station nearby. And this one is in a very pretty place.
This is the I-84 bridge over the John Day River as it enters the Columbia River. Behind this bridge is also a railway bridge.
Looking from my campsite towards the bridge. Note that several campsites on the left are empty.
Looking upriver with empty sites behind and in front of my site.
This is the day use area. It was empty on this Friday morning, but got really busy over the weekend.
This park is what is called "right off the freeway." Luckily, the campground is at the far end of the park, so there is almost no road noise other than a little bit of noise as trucks hit the roadway connections over the bridge.
The camp hosts have camping spots high on the hill and protected from the hot sun by canvas shade structures. It can get REALLY hot here, like the 108 degrees when I arrived last week!
Looking down to the campground, past the day use area.
On Friday afternoon, the weekenders started to arrive with their big boats, large families, guests, and multiple vehicles!!
It was very windy today on the Columbia River, as you can see by the whitecaps past the bridges. So most of the boats were not launched until noon and then mostly stayed on the John Day River instead of going onto the bigger river.
You can see the willows bending in the strong wind. These are two of the boats. I think they were some kind of a group because there were several boats that were almost identical except for the paint.
And they all made way too much noise roaring back and forth!!
The good news, at least for me, is that most of these people have to go to work on Monday, so will be leaving around noon on Sunday.
I, on the other hand, am lucky enough to be able to stay here until next Saturday when I will be heading to my next campground on the coast.