I wrote this post sitting at a picnic table in exactly the right amount of shade, looking out over a classic rock fire pit on a sandy bank of the Hood River. By sandy bank, I mean an actual beach.
I was camping with my family at the best campsite we’ve ever seen. It may be the best camp site in Oregon–at least for a family with small children and a pop-up tent trailer.
The site was surrounded by giant pines with enough low trees and undergrowth to block out any other campers in the park. Our campsite sat on a gentle bend in the river. Families before us had moved rocks to create a kid-safe wading area at the bottom of our private beach. We fell asleep each night to the sound of the river. The biggest surprise? With all this natural wonder the site still had water and electrical hook-ups. Like I said, perfect for our needs.
We very nearly missed this campsite.