Glacier National Park Road Trip (Fall 2022)
September 7, 2022
Troutdale to Rufus, Oregon
Daily Mileage: 99
Site: #1 (ideal sites #2 or #3)
Duration: 1 night
Weather: Hot! 92 degrees, sunny and windy
We planned a short day so that we could spend some time at Multnomah Falls. In all the years we've visited Oregon, and in addition to living here since 2017, we have never stopped at the falls. It was well worth it!
We continued on along the Columbia River and had no trouble finding the Corp of Engineers campground, which is at the confluence of the Columbia and John Day Rivers. There are 22 sites, vault toilets, (no showers), asphalt pads, picnic tables, fire rings, and our pull-through site had a great view of the river. We didn't have much in the way of shade and it was very hot (92 degrees) and windy, which made for a noisy night. The road noise (from I-84) wasn't too bad, although we could hear vehicles crossing the bridge at the mouth of the John Day River.
The park has a nice beach area for swimming, and we saw a few fishing boats out on the river. We had a very weak cell signal, but were able to use our WeBoost cell booster to bump it up to 3 bars on both Verizon and T-Moble.