Date of Stay: July, 2014
This is fantastic on the south end of Lake Chelan near the town of Chelan. They have recently redone the RV sites so that they are paved, wider, and have upgraded wiring. Those are numbers 1-17. The sites across the street 18-35 roughly) are smaller. They accommodate smaller trailers (24') and have only 20 amp and water. The swimming area is great and you can rent paddle boards there or wave runners closer to town. There is a store that sells everything from breakfast to ice cream to inflatables. It is convenient but expensive. Our kids had a great time. I do wish that they had a at least one ranger patrolling at night. At times, a few other campers were loud and one or two had roaring wood fires when fires were banned due to the wildfires. Reserve early, this place fills up many months in advance for the summer.
Date of Stay: April, 2014
This is the most disappointed I have ever been by a KOA. They charge a premium rate, $51, for a utility spot and absolutely none of the extras were available. The pool was not scheduled to be open yet, but nothing else was either. Game room was closed most of the time. When it was open, all of the games, include pool and foosball, were out of order. Bike rentals and coffee hut also closed. All but one estrooms closed and that one was unusable because of its condition. The first site they gave me was a pile of dirt, so I politely asked for another one. They were nice and gave me another one, which had five foot tall piles of pine needles in it. They switched me again. My third site had trash everywhere (cigarette butts and beer bottle caps). The BBQ had water bottles filled with some sort of pink alcoholic drinks that the last people left. Glad my kids didn't get into them. Complete disappointed. I recommend staying at a county or state park nearby instead.
Date of Stay: May, 2013
The park is at the north end of Whidbey Island. It is near Cranberry lake and the beaches face the sound and the inlet. The park has a lot of old growth trees. The location is beautiful and you can easily explore the rest of Whidbey Island, which is very pretty and has an interesting military history. The sites themselves were a little on the small side and backing the trailer in was a little tricky. There are pull through sites, but I would not take a 42' rig into most of them. The restrooms were clean, but there was only one for a large loop, so you had to wait sometimes. My kids enjoyed riding their bikes, playing on the beach, seeing the old forts on Whidbey Island, and hiking.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
This is well laid out state park. Most of the sites are in loops. The sites are very easy to back into, even for larger rigs. It also makes for a great place for kids to ride their bikes around. Restrooms were generally clean. The beach is huge. In the spring, it is a great place to dig for clams and find sand dollars. At this time of the year, many of the sites had standing water close to or in the sites. The town of Grayland is pretty run down. Not much to do outside of the park.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
This place has a motel right on Silver Lake. We saw people fishing from their balcony. The lake is beautiful and this place is very close to the Mt. St. Helens area. The campsites are small and crammed together. Our site #9, was very close to the highway so there was constant road noise and the Wi-Fi did not reach our site. If you have a rig larger than 24 feet, you would be limited to a few sites. There is a small grass area near the dock and my family enjoyed swimming and floating around in our boats. We also fished a little bit, which seems to be the primary purpose of this small resort. We wanted to rent boats, but the prices seemed a bit high ($50 for 2 hours for an aluminum rowboat with a 4hp outboard). After the campground filled up, our electrical power seemed to dim a bit, we could not run the A/C with much of anything else. There is no dump station, but one is available in the state park about 1 mile away for $5. Seems like a good place to go if you have a boat and want to fish for bass.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
My reviews are from the perspective of a dad with lots of little kids. This place is what a KOA should always be. Lots for kids to do, clean park, helpful friendly staff. The rate reflects a utility site. There is no dump station, but there is a free one across the highway in the state park. The KOA features a mini-golf course, jump pillow, indoor pool, afternoon movies with free popcorn, and a free pancake breakfast. The owners obviously take pride in having a well maintained place. Locally, Seaside has a huge and beautiful beach and has a Santa Cruz feel to it. Astoria is nice, but a little run down, more for antiquing. The local area is rich with history as this is where Lewis and Clark's expedition reached the ocean in 1805. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. If the WI-FI ever worked, it would be a 10.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
I always review from the perspective of a dad with lots of little kids. We had fun at this state park. The lake is great for swimming, kayaking, or rowing (no motor boats allowed). There is a trail to hike around the lake. This is a popular swimming hole and the beach area fills up every day, even week days, with day use folks. There is also a nice playground, picnic area, and softball field. There is a small store there that sells food, ice, and firewood. The sites were nice. We had #12. I backed our 24' trailer into it with no problem. We could not put our awning out as we were so close to a tree, but that didn't matter as we were under a canopy of trees. The restrooms were clean and the showers worked fine. There are about 10 utility sites and a dump station on the way out.
Date of Stay: August, 2011
This place is wonderful. The rate reflects a non-hook up site. The sites are very spread out with a huge amount of grass to play on. My kids and I had a great time throwing the football around. The park has a small beach cut into the river, which was really nice. The camp host was a nice retired volunteer. He was really nice and helpful. This is one of the best places we have ever camped. Reservations are required April to October.
Date of Stay: August, 2011
My review is from the perspective of a dad with several kids. We often go to KOA's and found this OK, but not great. The pool was nice, but small. There is a kiddie pool as well, which was nice. The river is right at the back of the campground, but the website makes it seem like you can go rafting right there, which you cannot. They had a ping pong table and air hockey. The playground was not great, but OK. The Wi-Fi signal was strong but a little inconsistent. Showers were clean. It is right at the intersection of two highways so there is constant road noise. We stayed three nights and the campground was relatively empty. They still put huge class A RVs next to us twice even though there were several other sites with 50amp with plenty of space around them. We found downtown Ellensburg a little depressing.
Date of Stay: September, 2010
This was a nice small campground. This is an excellent base to explore the Anacortes area. The sites are a little close together, but there is a small patch of grass with a fire pit and a picnic table in between. The Wi-Fi was slow and spotty. The mini-golf course was cute and my kids had fun playing around out there for an hour or two. The staff was quite nice. The indoor pool is a nice touch, but the amount of chemicals in the pool and lack of ventilation made us all feel a little sick.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
Great RV only park. There are two pools, one is adults only as is the hot tub. We stayed during the Amador County Fair so it was totally full, but still wasn't too loud in the park. Most sites are back in but there is enough space to get a good sized rig into them. The people were super nice. When we arrived, my site was pretty lousy (probably only happens on really busy weekends). I asked the lady in the office if I could switch sites. She handed me a map and circled all of the sites I could choose from and told me to pick one and come back and tell her (nice). Bathrooms were nice and usually clean. Great little deli/store. They had horseshoes, volleyball, and shuffleboard. There were mature trees throughout most of the park so we in the shade. Great place to explore the Plymouth, Jackson, Sutter Creek area which has lots of pioneer/gold country history as well as lots of wineries. There are a few retirees who live there full time, but not many and the few we met were really very nice. One hint, if you are staying 3 nights, buy the $25 discount card, it pays for itself in 3 nights with additional benefits.
Date of Stay: July, 2009
The positives: lots for kids to do such as a train ride, jump pillow, mechanical bull, movies on a giant inflatable screen and it is close to the beach. General: most sites are back-in other than about 10 premium sites, but they helped me back in. Most of the staff was friendly. The negatives: when we made the reservation, we had done a conference call so that we could make sure to reserve two sites right next to each other for another family we were camping with. When we arrived, we were not together. The guy behind the counter said that there was a $10 fee for reserving specific sites, this was not mentioned on the phone. I understand that people make mistakes, but the young man working the desk could not have been more condescending and rude about it. After ten minutes of explaining the situation to him and getting his eye rolls, we asked to speak to the manager who took care of it placed us in adjoining sites - which the guy behind the desk said was impossible. The other bad thing was that the pool was closed for chemical cleaning one afternoon. The other negative was that they do not enforce the quiet hours. We were right next to the playground and there were teenagers playing on the playground and being loud until close to midnight, which kept our friends in the tent awake.
Date of Stay: July, 2008
The positives: The store was really nice. The people who worked there were really nice, and seemed to be working hard to plant more flowers and fix up the place. We actually elected to leave sooner than our reservation and they very politely refunded my money. The negatives: Unlike many KOAs, this was not really a family friend place. It is a giant, gravel parking lot with no trees or bushes between sites. There is just a picnic table and hook-ups between each site. There are no fire pits, nothing that would suggest camping. The pool is very small and was closed for repairs when we arrived (in mid July). It is very close to the interstate. Usually KOAs are nice places to take families with small children, this place is simply a place to hook-up while you are staying in the Sacramento area.
Date of Stay: December, 2007
The price is the only drawback. The staff was very friendly and very polite. They invited us to their New Year's Eve Party, and introduced us and our children around (even though we only stayed two nights). About 1/3 of the park is people who are there on a permanent/regular basis and the rest are short-timers. The pool was closed but the hot tub was great. They had shuffleboard, a wonderful playground for the kids, and even had a place to pet the animals from the neighboring farm. The sites weren't bad, each was a patch of grass with a fire pit, picnic table and a couple of trees. The whole place was kept up quite well and everything was clean. The price was per night with 30 amp/water/sewer hook-up on a paved pull through site with two adults and three kids (1 free).
Date of Stay: September, 2007
Nice park for families. They have bike rentals, a fishing pond and a large swimming pool. They also have activities such as a band, movies or a clown making balloon animals at times. We have stayed here twice. The RV sites are not particularly nice. The ones in the back are crowded and are just dirt, not so flat, with water and electricity. The stargazing is great. We would come back for the family activities. The cabins are nice but quite expensive.