I had originally intended to go to Omak, but I passed Riverbend RV Park on the way and it was quite a find! Other parks in the area were booked full, so I was quite surprised that this park had a few spots open, to include spots right on the river! On a Friday night in August!
There were plenty of shade trees. It was quite peaceful, and just what I needed. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. I had space #9. It’s the best river spot, as there are no trees to obstruct your view. But the down side to space #9 is on weekends, people will walk in front of your RV to get to the river. Oh well. There is also a tent area in the back of the park, along the river. There is also a covered pavilion with a propane grill for group events. For families with children, there is a play area in the back of the park.
Check in was great, I got a personal escort to my sight. Normally you get that in more “extravagant” parks. I noted a sign that said “wireless available.” Guess what, it was FREE! A bonus, as I was not expecting ANY wireless service in this part of the state (valley surrounded by Cascade Mountains). The wireless is locked down with a code to prevent people not staying at the park from using it.
The rate I am showing is the rate for a river spot before Good Sam discounts. Twisp and Winthrop, which are both great “tourist” places, are close by. However, if you have only a bicycle for transportation, well, Highway 20 is pretty busy.
The women’s restroom was clean and acceptable. The park charges 75 cents for a 7 and a half minute shower. The laundry room close to my spot was small with three washers, two dryers, and a deep sink. Outside this laundry room there is a sink for cleaning fish. There is another, nicer, larger laundry room with a library at the back of the park. At $2 for wash and $1.50 for drying (45 minutes), the laundry prices were a bit steep.
The park does not have cable, but you can get the networks and PBS over the antenna. In reading the rules, this park charges a “guest charge”($5 per) for daytime guests, and they must leave by 10:00 PM. Not an issue for me as I was not expecting guests, but thought this should be mentioned. The park rules also state that you will be charged an “early check in” fee if you come before 2:00. I don’t know if this is enforced, as I noticed during my weekend stay that other RV’s came in before 2:00.
This park had some “park models” and mobile homes with permanent residents, but still had plenty of spots for overnighters. My cat had a medical emergency and the owners let me have “in and out ” privileges during my stay, as I don’t tow a car. Lastly, I do want to mention the wonderful vet in Twisp (Valley Veterinary), who came in on a Saturday to handle my cat’s medical emergency.