Date of Stay: August, 2015
This is a beautiful park and a Top 100 park from Good Sam. While it is quite beautiful and right on the river, the rules and office staff are a little off-putting. From the very first phone call to make the reservation to the check in and out, the office staff was quite curt and short, just short of rude. I can see why this park gets good rates as the amenities and grounds are outstanding. The grass is lush and full and heavily watered even in an extreme drought. The beachfront access and beach is amazing. However, behold the RULES! The rules are HEAVILY enforced when making the reservation on the phone and even more so in person. While I don't have too much problem with the rules, as we always abide by them, the way they are enforced seems a little excessive. They do not mince any words and go over them with a fine tooth comb - all 2 pages of fine print! She stated that if you even park a tiny hair over the grass line they will make you move and don't even think about your dog barking - even once. They strictly say barking dogs are not allowed on-line and in their printed rules. Now, when do dogs not bark? We don't allow ours to bark more than just a first few barks of hello because we don't like it either but how can you stop them from completely barking? They also do not state anywhere on line or any of their literature, but they charge $2 a day for 3 dogs or more. They also charge for additional people over 4 and you can only have 6 max. Also, they repeatedly state that dogs cannot be off leash and the leash must be in your hands at all times. HOWEVER, that must not apply to the people who work here as we repeatedly saw someone driving a golf cart on the grass with two dogs in the cart. This person would throw a tennis ball ahead of the cart about 25 feet and then the dogs would jump out and run after the ball, get back in the cart and start over again.
Date of Stay: April, 2015
This park is very convenient for access to the greater Seattle area; just blocks off Exit 17 on I-90. Local paved walking trail directly across from park entrance where you can walk to all the shops and restaurants in downtown Issaquah, which a very cute town. Interior roads are paved and sites are gravel. Some sites are close together, but no worse than other urban area RV parks. There is grass between each site as well as beautiful trees throughout the park! Manager and his wife are super nice and truly care about each person staying at their park. They are very willing to work with customers to get the right site. The park is extremely pet friendly. Manager keeps treats in office for each dog that visits and even learns what treat each dog likes and will buy different treats if the dog is finicky or has an allergy. There is a dog walking area in front of park and bags are provided. Extremely clean laundry and restrooms. There is some highway noise but that is also the case at other area RV parks and we can't hear it once we are inside our rig. Park will pick up your empty propane tank, refill it and deliver back to your site. Propane is available Tuesday through Saturday or if you run out, they will fill it the other days as well. There is a beautiful, brand new horseshoe pit and a nice playground as well. This park is the best park in the greater Seattle area and has the best commute to all the tourist areas of Seattle. The bus stop is not far with a large parking garage for even easier access to Seattle.
Date of Stay: May, 2013
This campground is great for the location. In the National Park and has a shuttle location at the entrance to the park. The sites are all dirt. There is no grass anywhere in campground, which makes it hard for dogs to do their business. Dogs get very dirty! No AT&T service in area. Verizon is spotty. Our satellite worked great. Elk walk through campground and ravens are everywhere. I would not stay in this park if it were not for the location. Showers are not located in this campground. You have to walk or drive to Mather Campground to take showers or wash clothes. They were clean though. Staff was very helpful.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
We stayed free due to the Tents to Troops Program but the entry form on this review would not accept zero dollars. Owner is extremely patriotic and super nice. We had a water/electric only site. This park is all gravel and very dusty. Has nice pool and playground as well as life size chess game. Very busy park. Easy on and off highway. There is train noise if you are outside but could not hear it inside our RV. There is an airport very close and was very busy with small planes when we stayed. Very low flying planes that we could hear inside RV. Has great free WiFi.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
We had an electric/water only site. This is a very dusty campground with gravel. No grass anywhere, which is kind of expected in this part of the country. Very easy access from highway, but there was no highway noise at all. They serve breakfast and dinner (expensive) and will even deliver it to your RV.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
We have stayed here many times for an overnight stop. Staff is super friendly. Has a nice stocked store for RV needs as well as gifts and collectibles. Sites are gravel. We stayed in a pull through. Some sites are wider so when making reservations, please make sure you select correctly. Even though our site was gravel, we got lucky and got a level spot and didn't have to level at all. One negative is that it is right next to the airport and train tracks so you hear both all the time. Has a fenced in dog park but it has no grass and did have waste that other people had not cleaned.
Date of Stay: September, 2012
This is our favorite RV park. We come here at least twice a year. Sites are flat, well spaced and clean. Trails and lake access is wonderful.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
Overall, this is a good park; however, there were a few things that kept it from being a great park. First of all, the sites are extremely unlevel. There were some people that didn't have enough lego blocks or pieces of wood to make their rig level and had to be moved. Even then, some had to resort to using several different types of wood and blocks to make level. There were some motorhomes that had their front wheels off the ground. Secondly, there was no grass at any site. On top of this, there were the soft, little burs that get in everything all over the place. Every time we took our dogs outside, they would come in with over 30 burs in their fur. It was absolutely horrible. And this wasn't just our site, but all of the sites. To make matters worse, none of the sites are paved. They have grey gravel everywhere. My dogs feet, after just a few minutes outside the first day, were black, and I have white dogs. I could not even get them clean. When we came home, the groomer had to shave their feet because they were so filthy. We also had a leak at the water connection. It leaked where we connected to the spigot. Because we were a little higher than our neighbor, it leaked right into their spot. Also because these are tiny sites, they were wet all week. We reported this to the management, and nothing was done to fix it. The sites were very narrow. We could not walk around our fifth wheel on the driver side because we would have been in our neighbor's space. They did have very clean bathrooms and good wifi but that is really all I have nice to say about this place. We will not stay here again.
Date of Stay: March, 2012
Lake Murray has great campgrounds. We love how each space is level and has lots of grass. Some sites have more trees than others.