Date of Stay: October, 2007
It's not particularly fancy, but this is a nice, clean, well maintained RV park. I thought it was a bargain over all, and they were very good about trying to find an applicable discount without being asked. Our group included 3 RVs, 6 adults and 7 kids. The kids had a great time here and would love to come back. There are playground facilities, lots of grassy area, and a bike and exercise path surrounding the park. The pool is very nice, in good shape, and is a pleasant place to spend the afternoon with the family. Several sites have teepee's, each of which is named for one of the 14 tribes that comprise the Yakama Nation. This is also a good place to learn a little history of the local Native American experience. There is a cultural center/museum next door that is worth of a visit for the nominal cost of entry. We came to this as 'destination' for the last 'camping' trip of the season and to escape the cold rainy weather in western WA. It was outstanding for that. In general, it's not so much a destination (unless you come to hunt or gamble, which many do) as it is a very nice park to lay over in while traveling north or south through the central part of WA. Wi-fi worked well for me, but others in our party found it to be spotty. The comment about sites being un-level surprised me. Nobody in our party had a problem. I did use one leveling block under each wheel on one side, but I don't consider that to be out of the norm. Someone else might.
Date of Stay: August, 2007
We camped here with a large group of people, in tents, RVs and a Yurt. This park was arguably the all-time favorite for the group. We stayed in one of the loops near the beach, These sites do not have sewer hook-ups. However, they are only a few years old, are in very good shape, and it is only a short walk to the beach -- sometimes directly from your campsite. All roads and sites are paved and are generally level. Site privacy is excellent. There is ample distance and vegetation between sites. The loops/sites further from the beach -- and nearer the road -- do have sewer hook-ups. They are nice sites as well, but older and slightly more worn, with what appears to be somewhat less -- albeit still pretty good -- privacy. But they seem to get a bit less traffic as well, Thus, those who'd prefer a quieter experience might prefer those. This campground is far superior to Twin Harbors State Park, just a few miles away. It is old, heavily used, a bit crowded and very worn. If you are looking for a SP in the area, Grayland would be the best choice. There are no play structures in this area of the park, but you are minutes away from one of the best playgrounds in the state: Ocean dunes and beaches. Do beware, however, driving is allowed on the beach. But it's a large beach, you can see the cars coming from a long way off, and it's easy to avoid them. We were there during a peak summer week, and saw relatively little traffic.
Date of Stay: May, 2007
This is nice park both as a destination or if you're passing through. It's a 15 minute drive to the town of Roslyn (of TV's "Northern Exposure" fame), and it's less than a five minute drive to the center of town (Cle Elum). You wouldn't guess it though. The park itself takes up a small portion of a large parcel of land alongside the Yakima river, and it feels a bit like you're on the edge of wilderness. Consistent with that, the park is a bit rustic, but the facilities are modern and in pretty good shape. Campfires are not allowed in individual sites, but there are a couple community fire rings with ample wood supply for those who want that. Not all sites have sewer hook-ups (we didn't), but some clearly do. I'm not sure how/if you can get one. They do have a good dump station, easily accessible by rigs of most any size, and with a real hose bib and good water pressure. Management is friendly, helpful and out-of-site but not unavailable. There is a well-stocked RV store on site -- a very nice benefit. No play facilities for kids, but there are trails throughout the woods surrounding the park. There is a pond on-site, with a small waterfowl family. The kids enjoyed that, but you'd want to keep toddlers and small children away from it. The main road through the park is paved. Some sites are paved, but most are gravel. They tend not to be entirely level, but not out of the ordinary. But it could bother those who are picky about that. Some sites are along the river -- ours were. An afternoon spent looking out over the river from your lawn chair is an afternoon well-spent.
Date of Stay: August, 2006
This is our 3rd stay at this campground in a little over a year. It's a wonderful little gem about 30 minutes from I-5 and less than an hour from the North Cascade mountains and wilderness areas. The owners have done a really nice job of managing and updating this former LTR property. It's large and spacious, with lots of open area and activities for the family, both on-site (pool, playground, inflatable jumper, miniature golf, 'duck races' on nearby Grandy Creek, hay ride, etc.) and nearby (national and state parks and wilderness areas, nearby trails too numerous to mention, 30 minutes to discount outlet stores). There is wireless internet access in and near the main office area. Roughly half the sites are in a moderately shady area, close to the office, facilities, etc. These sites have power/water but no sewer. The rest of the sites are in a grassy area that has somewhat fewer trees, but still provides plenty of shade. These sites have full hookups. We've camped in both areas and find them both to be pleasant. We tend to stay in the full-hookup area, however. I was surprised to see a rating of '5', particularly given the otherwise favorable comments that accompanied it. This is a somewhat rustic feeling park, but it's in the foothills of the mountains where a rustic setting is appropriate. The facilities are modern and in some cases new. We've found the sites to be generally level, albeit not 'rv park' paved. Nothing required more than a single 1' leveling block. If you're looking for an urban RV park, this wouldn't be it. If you're looking for a nice, spacious campground with RV accommodations, this is a great find.
Date of Stay: May, 2006
This one has something for almost everyone. Boating, fishing, swimming, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, endless undulating grassy meadows and a camp store that serves up good breakfast and a respectable cuppa joe. It's a large, clean campground in a beautiful setting. Open and grassy, but with ample mature deciduous and evergreen trees and a good mix of sun and shade. A wide selection of pull-through and back-in sites are distributed among three loops. some by the water, some in the 'birds eye' loop overlooking the lake and campground. The sites themselves are well-laid out. Fire pits are thoughtfully located away from the pad and out of the foot traffic areas. This one was also great for the kids. They loved the grassy fields and play structures. Good biking opportunities. A large beach, and a grassy slope that's good for volleyball. The only drawback I found was the lack of sewer hookups. Sites come with power and water only. Pull-throughs have a somewhat tight radius that can be a bit of a challenge for longer rigs. Those might be happier in the many back-ins available. In both cases, maneuverability and visibility are excellent.
Date of Stay: April, 2006
It is a medium sized State Park situated in an historic and highly scenic location. It is on a high bluff overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the western edge of Whidbey Island. This is a good family park, with numerous bike and foot paths traversing the bluff and surrounding woods. The sites are well laid out and fairly private. Out of a total of 50 sites, only 10 have electricity and power. Some can accommodate larger rigs, where others can not. Over all, we found this park to be pleasant and quite enjoyable. A return trip is highly likely.
Date of Stay: May, 2005
As the name implies, this is situated where the Wenatchee River dumps into the Columbia River. It's in an odd location, otherwise. It is surrounded by commercial/light industrial buildings. It's a clean neighborhood, however, and a large park (200 acres), so you might forget about it were it not for the Home Depot glowing on the distant hillside. Still, it's a very pretty, clean park, easily accessible from the highway, and with easy access to the city of Wenatchee, the Columbia River, and the city of Leavenworth (15-20 mins away). The restrooms were clean and well-maintained, unlike some other WA State Parks. As with many Eastern Washington State Parks, it is sunny and grassy, not unlike a city park. The shade is minimal; this campground will be very hot in the summer months. I wouldn't be averse to staying here again, but wouldn't probably do so as a destination. I liked the park well enough, but I would choose Lincoln Rock State Park, 15 minutes to the north.
Date of Stay: May, 2005
Very pretty campground. Most sites have a good mix of sun and shade. Some sites are available next to the stream, but they weren't the best sites. The rest of the campground was nice enough that I wouldn't bother with the streamside sites. The pool area was nice. There's a large grassy field, good for kite flying or playing ball. Brand new restroom/shower facilities that were in excellent shape, and clean too. Moderately stocked camp store. Ice cream social in the evenings was a hit with the kids; Pancake breakfast in the mornings was a hit with the adults (no cooking on the last morning). Owners were very nice, and eager to please. Would definitely camp here again, without any reluctance.