Date of Stay: August, 2010
The park is across the street from the beautiful Cape Kiwanda State Park. The beach is gorgeous. The sand dunes were incredibly high and fun to hike, especially at night with the plenitude of stars to take in. There are shops, a pub, pizza parlor, Resort store and etc. This is a great location to simply park and walk everywhere during your stay. The amenities were nice with clean showers and restrooms. We did not swim in the pool although it looked nice. The paved roads seemed wide enough for larger vehicles. We backed into our site with ease with our 19 foot. The bunnies are a must see. They are tame and cute, running everywhere in the early dawn. The camp store is well-stocked with food, camping supplies, souvenirs, ice cream parlor, deli, fresh seafood off the dories, coffee, muffins and etc. It was a nice coffee spot in the morning on the way to the beach. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Why 8 stars? Our site backed up to the playground. The play ground is nice so there was lots of activity. We do not have children and prefer more privacy. The campfire round was situated far away from our main seating area almost in the playground. We are big campfire fans, but felt like everything we did and said could be heard by all the campers around us. The price seemed a little high, but then, the park is highly in demand due to location and amenities. We will stay here again, but ask for a more private area next time. Also, for tent campers the sites back up to the woods.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
It looks like the reviews I could see were from 2006 and 2008. I have stayed here two weekends in 2010. The staff has been very friendly. They have accommodated our crazy schedule and invited us for coffee and biscuits/gravy in the mornings. The lake is beautiful even though the view is small. The sun setting over the lake is gorgeous. This is a small campground with friendly people. The restrooms were clean as well as the showers. It is close to Mt. St. Helens and all the state park has to offer. There is a small store with all types of camping necessities, food and ice. If you are looking for a relaxing place to stay off the beaten path this is a nice spot. The "new" owners truly care about the campground and making sure everyone has an enjoyable stay. I did not find any trash on the ground and the landscaping looked to be professionally done around the perimeter. There are lots of trees and shade. It did not feel like a cookie cutter RV park. We were happy here and will return again.