Date of Stay: December, 2015
Do not waste time trying to stay at any other park in the Seattle area. This has been our "go to" place for years. The only problem is you must make reservations months in advance for summer. Walk or bike to strip mall with nice clean Safeway, great Pizza parlor and even a hair salon. In the city of Bothell which is a great bedroom community for Seattle. They do have lots of full timers but you would never know it by looking at their sites. No junk laying around. Well landscaped and we have been their in all seasons and enjoyed the lake. They have a small temporary storage area if you want to leave your RV for an Alaskan cruise.
Date of Stay: July, 2014
Price without discounts but they take AAA and Good Sam for nightly spots, not weekly. We were here over a busy weekend and week. Bathrooms remained clean and garbage and recycle picked up throughout our stay. You must be there by 8 PM, which requires some planning as it is a remote site and traffic on I-5 unpredictable. Be sure to gas up when you leave the expressway and come stocked with groceries. Wi-Fi and cell phone service not existent. We used an old calling card and phone by bathrooms to notify our family of our safe arrival. Sites were kept clean and fire rings cleaned between stays. Sites are gravel and got pretty dirty and dusty but this is a remote and priceless area. They help you park your rig, which is so appreciated by other RVers. Lots of people bring their dogs and boats but not an issue as rules are enforced. Loved walking paved path around the lake in the evening and so much to explore in the area. Park hosts/manager very helpful and knowledgeable. This is camping like it used to be, not jamming huge rigs side by side in a parking lot.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
We have a lot of family in the Seattle area and spend a large portion of the year there. This is the best RV park in the Seattle area hands down, and their off season long term sites the best bargain as well. The new Safeway is convenient for both grocery and gas. Their storage arrangement for your RV when you are on a cruise is innovative. The park is bigger than I expected but make reservations well in advance. The managers are knowledgeable. The park is quiet and relaxing, unlike RV parks found in most major metropolitan areas. This is a landscaped oasis not a parking lot. There is screening between sites and picnic tables. The bathrooms are getting a little old but are immaculate. They have TengoInternet but we had no problem connecting.
Date of Stay: February, 2014
This is not a resort; it is a parking lot. It is not that convenient to Seattle because traffic is so bad. No left turns out of park. It is not within walking distance to any stores or restaurants, as it is in a industrial kind of area. During the winter their pipes froze up but it was my fault for some reason. This is an "RV resort" with no place for kids to play, no picnic tables, a few scrawny maple trees, tight close sights, no views accept for the parade of homeless past the broken up resort sign. The managers are overworked and when the park is slow "for sale" RVs are brought into the park. The laundry room a pitiful closet. Be careful when turning into park because there are people trying to walk their dogs there. How about some truth in advertising here: "Just a place to park your RV during your Boeing work week".
Date of Stay: October, 2013
Camping among nice tall trees and grassy area. Sights are on or close to the river. Close to the expressway but quiet. A family park. Easy to maneuver in and out. Lots of play areas. No internet and fair phone reception. In the area we camped in (Antelope loop) there were only two potties and two showers for 40 campsites. This is why I only rate them an 8. Looks like good fishing and do have fish cleaning area. They do recycle.
Date of Stay: October, 2013
The campground overlooks Starvation Reservoir and barren mountains. We were here on the first cold blustery day of the winter season during the week and the campground was empty. This is luxury camping at state park prices. The park is located a few miles off US 40 about half way between the Colorado/Utah border and the Salt Lake Metro area. The sights are all paved with fire rings and concrete patios. Most sights have a covered picnic table. There are few shade trees but there is lovely green grass between sights. About 1/3 of the sights have sewer, water & electric. One third are pull through and third on the lake. The pulls through sights generally number in the 30's. The bathrooms are perfect with plenty of hot water and sink, toilet , and shower in individual rooms. Everything is clean and new looking and obviously well planned. We had good cell phone service but did not try TV reception as the winds were so high. We enjoyed dramatic skies and I noted there were fields for sports play adjacent to campground. There is another campground on the beach.
Date of Stay: October, 2013
We are full timers and life long campers and have just finished up an extended stay at this park. First the bad news. There has been little to no money spent on upgrading the facilities since the 1960s. Bathrooms, club house, laundry, RV sites are all as they were built and laid out when the parks was first open. However, everything is clean. Most RVers will have to crawl under their rig to hook up sewer, concrete pads set up for single wide trailers, are too far apart for an RV wheel base. The owners are making good money so it would be nice if they would invest some funds into upgrading the facilities to accommodate RVs. There is really no internet service. This is an over 55 park so families are not welcome and no pets either. Turning into the park can be difficult and the speed bumps are on steroids. If you are here for long term you will be responsible for cutting your own grass with a push mower from 1966. There are no picnic tables and the short term sites are on top of each other. There is no recycling. They do not take credit cards or cash. Checks only. The park is well maintained and, since it is older, full of mature trees and landscaping. The permanent trailers are well cared for and not junked up. We personally checked out every private park in the Denver area and this is the best. Management is helpful and friendly. When you stay here you are part of a community. It is an easy commute to Denver. Major expressways are close, but the park is quiet. We regularly saw police patrols and there is no speeding on Federal Way. Super Target, Cosco, a new King Soopers (Kroger) are close by. A bike/walking path borders the park. We explored most of Northern Colorado with this park as our base. The park is always busy and I would not attempt a stay here without reservations long term or short term. This is our third stay in a trailer park, each time has been a positive experience.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
Once again I give a perfect Colorado State Park a point off because of their reservation policy. However, this cool mountain oasis is wonderful camping/RVing. Huge spots with fire rings, many recreation opportunities including a gambling mecca in Blackhawk a few miles away. A word of caution. GPS does not work well here and cell phone service not existent. The primary camp area is 5 miles from visitors center with better access off 119. Roads are steep and twisting so be safe and know how to get to Reverends Ridge Camp before you try to get their relying on your electronic devices. This is also true for hiking and mountain biking. This is a destination/vacation campground as their is much to do here and in the surrounding area
Date of Stay: June, 2013
I cannot think of any other state park camping this well maintained and this close to an urban area in the United States. We drove our car into Denver but noted public transportation (park and ride) is nearby. This is a very popular park, so summer reservations must be made far in advance. Cherry Creek has a very active volunteer program and it shows. Everything is spotless. Full heated hook ups, unusual for Colorado. Miles of paved roads for biking. A center for outdoor activity for the urban area so something always happening. Daily entrance fee is expensive but we bought a Colorado State Park pass which will pay for itself quickly when you are going to spend anytime camping in the state. This is not a stupendously beautiful state park, but on a long RV trip its nice to have a clean laundry, ready access to grocery, a night out in the city, and great internet service.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
High up in the mountains with excellent views of Pikes Peak. Huge wooded sites and many are pull through. Quiet. Wonderful hiking and cool summer nights. Clean bathrooms. Nice playground over looking the mountains. Good roads. New visitors center and museum. My complaint with all Colorado State Parks is the reservation system. I do not like the fact that all the sites are reserved. People reserve a site then never cancel and never show up so premium sites go empty on the weekend. If you plan on camping in the Colorado mountains next year make your reservations now.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
This park did not receive a "10" because it has pay showers, as do most Colorado parks. They did have a new hot water heater and I really think my $.50 lasted longer than three minutes. This is desert camping, but close to the expressway. There are plenty of pull through sites. Our intention was to just stay one night, but we were enjoying ourselves so we stayed three. It is well worth it to buy a Colorado state park pass, though you must buy one for both your RV and towed vehicle. True, you cannot hook up to sewer or water, but there are plenty of spigots and the spigots are threaded so you can hook up the hose to fill your tank. The wind blew strong, but I washed clothes in the excellent , reasonable laundry and hung them on the back of the rig to dry in about an hour. We camped on the weekend, but nobody was rowdy. The lake is very low, but plenty of people enjoyed it. Nice trails and bike path. We had shelter over picnic tables. I found the staff and volunteers very helpful.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
We found this park after rejecting a very scarey private campground. The park is clean, quiet, and the staff very pleasant and helpful. We have a Texas State park pass so our entrance fees were waved. There are lots of hiking trails and be sure to ask about the areas interesting history and different geography and natural features. I wish we could have stayed longer but we were very grateful for the one night we spent in this quiet well maintained park.
Date of Stay: March, 2013
We have been full timing for over 6 years now and this is one of the nicest parks we have lived in. Rate reflects overnight rate, but monthly and weekly rates very reasonable. This park is a nice mix of long term residents and overnighters. Long term residents keep up their sites and campers. Everybody takes pride in this park. There are lots of pets, but we were never annoyed by barking or waste. However, it is the park itself which we really loved; all the well kept trees and manicured sites, little touches of love everywhere and the conveniences. You do not hear highway noise at all, but the park is close to Interstate 20. We walked to a huge mall, super target, post office. There are probably 20 restaurants within walking distance. The staff is helpful and friendly. The laundry is older but reasonably priced. Generally if you can find an RV park in a major metropolitan area it is a hot, over priced parking lot off the expressway. Not Treetop. You actually live in a neighborhood. Yet the entrance is easy to manage and they help you park your rig. Arlington has many many attractions and it took us about 1/2 hour to drive into Dallas. The park is a little closer to Fort Worth which we actually enjoyed more than Dallas. I hope our next little home is just as nice but it will be hard to top Treetops.
Date of Stay: March, 2013
Cedar Hill State Park is a real gem and close to a major metropolitan area. We camped here on a perfect spring weekend directly on the lake. It was still quiet and uncrowded but 20 minutes from downtown Dallas. If you are staying more than a couple of days and depending on the number in your party it is a wise decision to buy a Texas State Park Pass ($70). There is a $7/per person per day state park entrance fee. We have a state park pass so this was waived for our party of four and we received a discount on camping. Texas is a big state so we use the pass a lot even though we are not residents. $25 does not reflect pass discount. The park has full hook ups as well as just electric and water or primitive. Many sites weave around Joe Poole Lake. There is hiking, kayak rentals, and other lake activities. The sites are huge with nice sheltered picnic tables and fire rings. Rangers are all friendly professionals and when we were there a nice group of volunteers. For a state park it is pretty big rig friendly and is an excellent jumping point for visiting the Dallas Fort Worth area. Cedar Hill has all modern amenities and close to Interstate 20.
Date of Stay: January, 2013
We camped on the lake in a pull through site on a winter weekend without reservations. This park, close to interstate 20, is a quiet retreat either before or after facing Dallas traffic. The park is convenient to gas stations, Walmart and a local Texas winery. Roads are easily negotiable. They have canoes and paddle boats to rent and a small gift shop. There is a beach. There are hiking trails and the rangers and volunteers can recommend lots of things to do at the park and in Tyler. I would suspect the campground is very busy during Spring and Fall.