Date of Stay: June, 2007
This is a well kept parking lot. If you are looking for a place to park your RV and gamble at the Peppermill, this is the park for you. It had very little appeal for us. There was little shade, no tables or grass between sites. The cops were there settling a domestic dispute just after we checked in . The Wi-Fi only worked from the laundry room next to the office.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
This is the best RV park in the area. It is a nice gravel lot with a smallish patch of green grass between spaces. The park is right next to Highway 50, but there is little traffic after dark. The office was closed the whole time we were there, I suspect one of our neighbors was the host (without identification). We'd stay here if traveling the loneliest highway again.
Date of Stay: March, 2007
We love camping at the beach, and this park is on the beach. The park rangers were very polite, helpful and are apparently law enforcement officers since they were armed. The park is enormous with two beautiful and historic lighthouses and interpretive center. The Cape Disappointment lighthouse is more impressive than the North Jetty lighthouse, both require a hike - 3/4 mi. for Cape D. and 1/4 mi. for North Jetty. We would give the park a higher rating, except the restrooms were sometimes very dirty and the sites were fairly small and packed close together; which is really odd, since the park is enormous. All that said, we'll camp here again.
Date of Stay: September, 2006
This State Park is the best kept secret on the Washington coast. We camped here on a beautiful weekend in Sept. The stars were VERY bright at night, the only street lights noticeable were at the Westport Marina, maybe 10 mi. away as the crow flies. The beach is really large and just a short trail away from the new loops built right on the secondary dune. We recommend the new beach sites, we literally had our own trail directly to the beach, as well as a sand pile for our 2 yr. old to dig in. Only problem with these new loops is they have no sewer hook-ups, a small price to pay for such beautiful sites. There are a bunch of local tourism activities, such as a kite festival during the summer, and crab races in April.
Date of Stay: August, 2006
We had a good weekend here on a warm summer weekend. Our neighbors were all regulars for the most part and were all very friendly. Following a posted calendar, we were allowed to shuck oysters on the park's private beach. We stayed in the main park, but when we return, we'll try the water side of the park, you are just steps from the Hood Canal. Park is under new ownership, so hopefully will not go downhill.