Availability: The Bates is by reservation; please email CS, and we'll ensure availability and provide further details about staying: email@example.com.
- Saturday/Sunday stays: If you haven't confirmed your reservation prior and are arriving outside of our regular business hours, you can stop by our HQ and pick up information on how to get to the Bates and how things work there. Please note it is first come, first serve.
Tentative Open Dates:
May-September (weather depending)
On your moto and searching for camping in the Columbia River Gorge? Stay with us at the Bates Mototel!
Located in White Salmon, Washington, in the Columbia River Gorge, just across the bridge from Hood River, Oregon. Our free backyard 'Bates Mototel Moto campground is a perfect stopover between the Washington and Oregon Backcountry Discovery Routes.
The Bates Mototel campground is just 5 miles outside of downtown White Salmon, where you'll find a grocery store, hardware store, pharmacy, auto parts, coffee, brewery, and several good restaurants.
We have 14 tent sites created specifically for moto travelers. We do not have space for trucks & trailers. There's an outdoor shower with hot water, an outdoor grill and stove, a spot to recharge your phone and camera batteries, and a porta-potty outhouse for your bathroom needs. The 'Dusty Lizard' tent lounge is available to escape the elements if the weather is cold or wet.
There is a KTM & Honda dealership in The Dalles (Fun Country, 20 miles) and a Yamaha dealership in Hood River (Mid Columbia). The nearest BMW dealership is in Portland (BMW of Western Oregon).
We'd love help improving the camping area, from anyone skilled in such things. Any contributions that will improve the experience for future visitors are much appreciated.