Take the Plunge in Eastern Washington at Horn Rapids RV Resort

An RV resort with a perfect Good Sam rating nicely situated to plenty of activities.

Image Caption: Photo Credit: Visit Tri-Cities

Eastern Washington’s Tri-Cities area uncorks recreation possibilities ranging from wine tasting to water skiing. Horn Rapids RV Resort, located in Richland, puts travelers in a prime position to enjoy this sunny region of the Evergreen State. The top-rated resort boasts all the amenities travelers need to stay refreshed and ready to enjoy a year-round playground in the Columbia Valley.

Horn Rapids RV Resort

Photo Credit: Visit Tri-Cities

A Perfect RV Resort

Boasting a 10/10*/10 rating by Good Sam, Horn Rapids RV Resort sits just minutes from the Columbia River. The park treats RVers to 225 full-hookup sites with 20, 30, and 50-amp electrical service, along with water, sewer, and propane (available at the mini-mart).

Large pull-through sites accommodate longer RVs, and each site has parking for tow or haul vehicles. All back-in sites include a cement patio for relaxing and ample overflow parking to accommodate visitors.

The resort keeps guests busy with shuffleboard, volleyball, and horseshoe pits. Kids can cut loose on excellent playground equipment. Each play area has a pagoda with a picnic table and barbecue.

Convenience is key here: There are three laundry rooms with washers/dryers; three shower facilities that are handicap accessible; and a mini-mart. The clubhouse includes a meeting room with a kitchen.

Traveling with your pooch? The resort’s fenced dog run helps your furry companions blow off steam (check the resort for breed restrictions).

Horn Rapids RV Resort

Photo Credit: Visit Tri-Cities

Fun on the Water

Boasting roughly 300 days of sunshine per year, Washington’s Tri-Cities area ranks as one of the top water sports destinations in the Pacific Northwest. The towns of Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick all sit on the banks of the Columbia River near its confluence with the Snake River and Yakima River.

Anglers can fish in the Columbia River for Chinook and coho salmon or head north and hook rainbow and kokanee trout in reservoirs like Moses Lake and Banks Lake. The Snake River is also a hot spot for steelhead trout from October to March. Prefer paddling? Launch your kayak into the Yakima River Delta to reach the dramatic White Bluffs, or set off on the Northwest Discovery Water Trail to navigate the Clearwater, Snake, and Columbia rivers. Other popular paddling destinations include Lake Sacajawea and Potholes State Park.

Great Grapes

Renowned as the “Heart of Washington Wine Country,” this sunny region has 200 wineries within a 50-mile radius. Vintners in Yakima Valley, Prosser, Red Mountain, and Walla Walla take advantage of the fertile soil and warm temperatures that coalesce into perfect wine-making conditions.

Horn Rapids RV Resort

Photo Credit: Visit Tri-Cities

Top Tastes

No visit to wine country is complete without a chance to taste some of the local flavors. You can find rustic tasting rooms at Barnard Griffin Winery, Hamilton Cellars, and McKinley Springs. Book a tour with Water2Wine to combine wine sampling with a Columbia River cruise.

Bone up on your wine knowledge with the help of Washington State University (WSU). Located in Richland, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center offers an observation deck for visitors looking into research conducted by top viticulturists. Learn all about the science that takes wines from grapevine to stem glass, and gain a new appreciation for these beautiful beverages.

Get Your Golf On

With a sunny climate, fertile soil, and hilly terrain, it’s no wonder that the Tri-Cities boast some of Washington’s top golf courses. Play 18 holes year-round at places like the Wine Valley Golf Club, with rolling hills and a Blue Mountains backdrop. If you want to refine your putting game, tee up at Canyon Lakes, home to the Pacific Northwest’s largest green at 12,000 square feet. Those new to golfing or seeking professional guidance will appreciate the 28-acre Pasco Golfland, with a driving range and chipping and putting greens.

Find it all at Horn Rapids RV Resort, 509-375-9913.

John Sullaway
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