Date of Stay: March, 2015
This is a great place for what it is - a paved parking lot in the Mojave Desert. Given that it is in Lancaster and most people don't have any reason to come to Lancaster, it is a very good place to stay for a few nights depending on your reason for being in the area. The bathrooms are extremely clean - free showers - full hookups - very cheap rate $20 a night. It is very clean and quiet - except you can hear the freeway because in the desert sound travels a long ways. The WiFi is very good and free. The manager is very nice. If you want to pay by credit card you have to wait until she is around - but that was no big deal. Very few channels for TV on the antenna. Satellite signal very good. Very large level sites - with both pull through and back in. Any size rig could stay here.
Date of Stay: May, 2013
The only reason I wouldn't give this a 10 is because the Wi-Fi is worse this year than last year when we stayed here. It really is a joke. There is a pay Wi-Fi available that is pretty good and pretty reasonable - it is called NOW. We stayed in the "Point Sites" area in #327. It is not rated as a view site but if the rig to the water side of you is small or positioned back far enough and you pull your rig up to the front you will have a very nice view. The location is great for walking into town or on the beach. It does get quite windy here and there is no protection from it. There are no trees. The sewer hook ups are at a weird angle so they require some propping to get a flow going. The showers are 25 cents for 1.5 minutes (not the 3 minutes in the previous review.) All in all it is a great place to stay to explore the area but not really to just hang out in. The staff is very nice but I think they are training some new people because we talked to a couple who's reservation got double booked and when we checked in they applied my payment to someone who was coming into the same site the following week. They figured it out and let me know. That was OK. Again - I would recommend this park if you want to see Port Townsend and the surrounding area.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
Very nice, helpful and friendly staff. It was very full for the Octoberfest time but the day after that was done (October 21) the place cleared out and we had it all to ourselves. If you stay 6 nights the 7th night is free - at least in October. We did get some snow while we were there but it ended and every other day was bright blue skies. The sites are level and power and water were fine. The rec room was marginal and Wi-Fi only good in some areas. But it was nice and quiet - even though there is a major highway near by. It is close to Leavenworth and not that far from Wenatchee. We would stay there again.
Date of Stay: September, 2012
Very nicely located right on the water (Puget Sound) near the downtown of little Port Townsend. You can't beat the views - especially if you can score a waterside site - but even if not - you will likely have a "peek-a-boo" view out of one or more of your windows - or you don't have to go far to sit out and enjoy the ferries and sailboats going by. It is a short walk to the Wooden Boat center and other points of interest and unique shops in downtown Port Townsend. There is a Safeway about 3 miles away - handy for re-stocking groceries. The showers are pay showers - only 1 1/2 min for a quarter so be quick. The staff is very friendly and informative. This is not very big so you really need a reservation. The WiFi is horrible!!! The cable TV is great!!! But you can get to a WiFi provider that is pretty reasonably priced and the connection speed is good. No trees, dried grass and gravel sites but level and easy in and out. Based on where it is located I imagine it could get really windy as it is on a point on Puget Sound. We would camp here again.
Date of Stay: September, 2012
Nice enough park - good sized spaces - especially like the back in sites because they have grass around them - the pull through sites are all on total asphalt. The first sign you see is "No alcoholic beverages!" They really want to have a "family" atmosphere and the Yakima Reservation is a "dry" reservation. We are not sure what that means because we saw beer and wine advertised at a local mini-mart. But it isn't a big deal unless you want to go there to "party." The staff is very nice and helpful and the propane is the cheapest you will find anywhere. I expected to have to wait for them to come to fill our tank but they were there quite promptly. They have a lovely walking/jogging paved track around the park - about 3/4 of a mile. I would rate this park higher but the highway is nearby and so it was noisy at night - had to use ear plugs to sleep. It was very nice to be near the local orchards and farms to get fresh produce and some wonderful apples if you are there at the right time of year for apples - fortunately - we were. We would stay here again if we were passing through - not too much to attract us to come back.
Date of Stay: September, 2012
The only reason I didn't give this a 10 was because of the mosquitos and other little bugs. If you like a desert lakes you will love this one. The roads are well paved, and it is far enough away from HWY 155 that it is nice and quiet. The hosts are wonderful, informative, and friendly. We came here to take in the unusual geological sites in the area - The Grand Coulee, Steamboat Rock itself, and Dry Falls, etc. Well worth the trip. We saw people fishing and heard the fishing can be quite good. The play area looked like it would be great for kids, although it was off season and during the week so we saw no kids. A group did come in later in the week, and at the group site there were teens and pre-teens having lots of fun, but they were quiet during quiet hours. We don't like heat, so we wouldn't stay here in the summer, and we heard the bugs are worse in the summer although they do control the mosquitos as much as they can. The sites are well laid out, and they are adding more plus some cabins. We would stay here again if passing through, but since we saw what we came to see, we would probably not come back. But we highly recommend it for those who like a desert lake environment.
Date of Stay: September, 2012
Not as advertised and over priced. It is in a lovely setting right by the lake, but the layout is funky and even though we had a pull through site, it was barely long enough for our travel trailer, and we had trouble figuring out if we were in the road or our spot. The place looks bigger than it is because there appear to be several "permanent" residents here. Lots of trees, and if you have a boat you can fish. They gave us a list of TV stations we were supposed to get with our antenna, but we could not get a single one. The Wi-Fi is barely adequate. The quiet hours are 11pm to 8am - which was observed, but 11pm is kind of late; most parks observe 10pm. Only one restroom with 2 stalls and 2 showers. For $43 a night you should be able to shower for free. There are lots of state parks nicer than this. We would not choose this park again unless we had to have a reservation as another nearby park is first come first serve this time of year. We would have preferred to stay there but were coming through on a Saturday and needed to make sure we had a spot. Not sure why people rated it so high.
Date of Stay: February, 2012
We actually stayed here in October of 2011 but I didn't know about this website to write a review and I feel so strongly that I need to warn people about this park. BEWARE! We will never stay here again unless there is no other option and then we would only stay here on Sunday - Thursday. We will park in a Walmart parking lot before we camp here again. On Friday and Saturday it turns into drunken partyville and the rangers go home at 10pm so they can't control it. Their information says that quiet hours are 10pm - 8am and that they are "strictly enforced." That is a bold-faced lie!!! They aren't here to enforce it and the park hosts just put in their ear plugs and turn on their white noise and ignore it. After several polite attempts to ask our "neighbors" to quiet down we had to pound on the door of the camp host at 1:30am. He was only 2 sites away so their is no way that he shouldn't have heard it. They did quiet down some after the host talked to them. The partiers obviously had been here before and they told us that they always come there and party until early morning and that "everyone does it." We didn't see any other lights on in the section we were in. The next day we complained to the rangers and they apologized and said that they would talk to the hosts. But like I said: they go home at 10pm so there is no enforcement of "quiet hours." The partiers left that next morning so the rangers never could have talked to them. Oh and by the way: we also got invaded by ants. If you have to stay here: talk to the rangers when you come in and tell them you are concerned about weekend parties and they probably know who they are so they could talk to them ahead of time. I would also talk with the park hosts ahead of time so they are forewarned that they will be awakened by me: if not the partiers. Beware!!!