Date of Stay:
May, 2015 -
Really nice wooded setting when so many others nearby are just parking lots. It is very close to many of the Mt St Helens points of interest on the north side of the mountain. Very low key kind of place with friendly caretakers. FYI the Shell station across the street is no longer operating. We camped at Kid Valley Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Big mountain blew its top. Go see. Pray for clear weather. The Visitor Center to the west was also very interesting. Easy, mostly flat hike in the Hummocks to see how nature is reclaiming after the destruction.
Date of Stay:
July, 2013 -
Here is the short list that kept this RV park rating at 9 instead of 10. 1. I had to wait about 5 minutes to "check-in" since there was only one worker. 2. The first morning I had to wait 5 minutes for the single bathroom because I did not know there is a toilet in the shower room and did not have the access code either. That’s it. In other words this is a great place although as far removed from every other RV park I have ever visited as you can imagine. This place is low-key. I mean really low-key. The employees do not stay on-site at all times, so they told us to just check in with them in the morning. One piece of advice, if you are going to do the same, ask for the shower access code. Then if you need to use the bathroom and it is occupied, you can use the one in the shower room. By the way, both the bathroom and shower are brand new. Actually almost brand new as they are still in work. Nice, tile floors and walls, and totally clean. The big item missing is anywhere to hang something in the shower area. I had to use door knobs, hinges, and the sink plumbing. Back to the low-key check in. All they asked is how many nights I was staying and if I wanted to use the sewer hookup ($30 with, $25 without). No license plate, no phone number, no address needed. They did not even ask for an email address! The setting is beautiful, just over 5 miles up Hoh River Road from highway 101. Even though you are right near the road, it is quiet all night. We were in spot 11 that was very easy to back into, and I am no expert. The other spots looked equally easy to get into. The park was only half full on a sunny July weekend so this place can still be considered as undiscovered. We saw a solo Roosevelt Elk doe one evening and thought ourselves lucky. But then at 8:30 on Monday morning I spotted an Elk in the field just across the road from the RV park, and then I noticed there were some more and more and more, about 40 in all, with several males and several young calves galloping around having a good time. They noticed me watching but stayed put until a Harley came chugging up the road. Then they all took off running that was fun to watch as well but I wished the Harley had waited a while longer before riding by. This place is definitely on our list for a return stay. We camped at Hard Rain Cafe and RV in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay:
May, 2013 -
This is a decent place. All the facilities are in good shape and clean. The park is fairly roomy with lots of trees, although the cottonwoods are shedding in May when we visited. The weekend we were there they had the second night free, so it was a real deal. We camped at Ellensburg KOA in a Fifth Wheel.