Crow Butte State: WA Nearest City: Patterson, WA GPS coordinates: 45.85468, -119.85148 http://www.crowbutte.com/ Run by: Port of Benton Reservations accepted: Yes Number of sites: 50 plus a primitive group area Water: Yes Facilities: Flush toilets, hot showers, camp store Hookups: Full Crow Butte campground is an established campground on a large island on the Columbia River. It was formerly privately owned and operated, but now it has been purchased by the state. This large, spacious campground is shaded with established (planted) trees and nice grass all around. The rest of the island is natural shrub-steppe (desert) habitat and is public land available for hiking excursions. The campground is popular, especially with RVs and boaters, so make reservations. There are boat launch facilities, docks, a swimming area, camp store/snack bar, and spacious park areas for games and activities. Hiking, fishing and watersports (especially sailboards) are popular. Sites are big and not packed too closely, but open with little privacy. There are a few sites right on the rivers edge. Popups there have two problems that the big RVs dont: Its frequently windy there in the Columbia gorge, and theres a train track less than a half-mile away. The sound carries over the water and easily penetrates a tent. Another complaint of mine is that most sites dont have fire rings, but they do allow above-ground fires in pits you supply. Still, its a good campground and has some unique things to offer. Its worth a visit. This is a good campground to visit in spring or fall as crowds are less and the weather there in the desert can still be very nice. We have camped there in May and Oct and been blessed with warm weather and no winds each time.