Date of Stay: January, 2008
This was a fantastic place to camp. The ranger and camp host were informative and friendly. The park has three fishing "lakes" with lots of shore space. The lower loops of campsites do have shade trees and are close to the river. However, we stayed in the new, upper loops. There were no trees large enough to provide shade but it was still great. This park is close to many National Monuments and other state parks of interest. Also, you are just a few miles away from Jerome. A cool town on the side of the hill. By the way, if you camp in the upper loop, you will be able to look down at the lights of Cottonwood and up at the lights of Jerome at night.
Date of Stay: August, 2007
Wow. Awesome place. You can camp dry in a wooded point over looking the ocean and Canada or with hookups with almost a 180 degree view of the straight of Juan de Fuca. The park is on the East side of the point so there wasn't much fog or rain compared to cities like Forks. There is also a great play ground my kids just loved. This was a good location for our trips to the various spots of the Olympic National Park, and a short trip to Victoria. Just about every morning and evening we had deer in the grass outside our trailer. The park sits on an old WWII gun battery. You can climb in the old observation bunkers and when you dump you have to drive right through the bunker where the 16 inch guns were located. There was also a nice bay to to the west of the camp ground. We saw a whale one morning and a bald eagle every day. The only bad thing about the place was the gate was closed at 10. I had to carry my asleep five year old two hundred yards to our trailer after a long day in Victoria.