If you are ever in the Mt Saint Helen’s area and want to stay at a Big Rig Friendly RV Resort you might consider Toutle River RV Resort. It is a new resort off I- 5 at exit 52 near Castle Rock Washington. You can’t miss it for the reader boards along the freeway. It is on the west side of the freeway.
The resort is immaculate, brand new and well landscaped. The staff is friendly and escort your rig to your site. The sites are spacious with grassy areas. Trees are scattered throughout the park. There are huge rock fire pits for large group gatherings and smaller fire pits and BBQ grills throughout the resort.
There is a store, pool, clubhouse arcade, spas, and saunas all under construction and due to open in the spring of 2010. They were getting ready to fill the pool with water the day we left.
Some of the amenities in the park include a nine hole disc golf course, bigfoot croquet,basketball,ping pong tables, volleyball, horseshoes, Fort Winnebago Playground, water forts (a place to have water fights),walking and biking trails, movies, and more.
The northern end of the resort has a huge rally field and an extremely large events pavilion. Next to the rally field a large playground and covered picnic shelter/karaoke stage. This area includes lots of picnic tables and a long banquet counter.
Nearby is a cooking and grilling center with large coolers, gas and charcoal grills, a sink and a beautiful river rock smokehouse they allow you to use. An enormous rock firepit is located in this area.
There is access to the Toutle River and Cowlitz River. You can walk or ride bikes down to the river. Did I mention fishing? Salmon and steelhead are the main attraction.
Mt Saint Helen’s Visitors Center is down the road about 7 miles and the Volcano itself is about 55 miles from this resort. The Spirit Mountain Highway is scenic and an easy drive. Stop by the Forestry Learning Center and Hoffstadt Bluffs with the final destination Johnston Ridge for the best view of the mountain. Coldwater Lake is nearby, so bring your canoe or kayak.
This resort is a great place to stay and will keep your family entertained on your next vacation.