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 8 tent sites situated around a large parking area, created specifically for moto travelers. 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 with improving the camping area, from anyone who's skilled in such things. Any contributions that will improve the experience for future visitors are much appreciated.
Email CS and they'll have further details about staying: firstname.lastname@example.org