When we made the turn west on Washington State Route 14, monster head winds up the Columbia River cut our MPG from about 13 to 7.3.
We pulled into to our destination, the Maryhill (Washington) State Park, near 4:30 p.m. This year-round, extremely popular 99-acre RV and tent campground has 4,700 feet of waterfront on the magnificent Columbia River in Klickitat County off Hwy. 97 between SR 14 and (Exit 104) Interstate 84 in Oregon. Off season rates for partial hookups (no water in winter) are $27 (cash or check). About half of the 50 RV sites were occupied.
Fuel is available across the Columbia River in Biggs, Ore. At the Circle K, Pilot and Shell stations.
Photo: Site #2 in Maryhill State Park. (Julianne G Crane)