This is probably the best RV park in the area. They have several pricing structures depending on the area that you are in. We stayed in the cheap seats. The sites are level and gravel. The sites on the water side of the park appear to be a little wider. The only negative of the RV park is the sewer hook ups. They are down in a hole and your sewer connection is hard to connect. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects waterfront view---but SO worth it. Sites 1-18 are waterfront sites on the bay. Sites are level gravel and suitably wide for a rig with slides on both sides. Sites have grass around them. Hookups are appropriately placed. Good cell and wireless service. Staff was very helpful and friendly as well as informative for local attractions. Park has a meeting hall, which has a nice patio facing the bay with lounge chairs for relaxing. A very relaxing place to stay. We enjoyed watching the water fowl and sea lions play in the bay. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park can be very nice if you get the right lot. We prefer Lot 113 which is extremely private and has a bay view. Lots 1-17 are also along the water; however, they are not very private. The rest of the park is pretty close living, especially Lots 18 thru 56. The driveways are wide enough if no one has parked their vehicle in the street. Good 50 amps. Quiet park close to town and ferry. Very busy park - suggest getting reservation. Picnic table is in disrepair. Good satellite access. We have stayed here before and will return again as long as we can get one of the sites mentioned above. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in one of the cabins. It was a one bedroom park model with a double bed. The unit was handicapped accessed so it was a walk in shower. It comes fully furnished with linens and towels. Small stove and microwave with pots, pans and dishes. Small TV in the living room with a nice covered porch and chairs to watch the bay. It was very clean and the management was very helpful. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
We stayed in a waterfront space so it was probably a better spot than further back. These spots were great. Level and the waterfront sites were pull-in for us motorhome people. Park was well kept, people were friendly. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful park located right on Fidalgo Bay. Each site has a grass area and picnic table. Great paved bike / walking path takes you from the park out to the bay or into town. You can't beat the view of the bay and Mount Baker. Price reflects a waterfront pull-in site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed 10 days in a pull thru with cabana and bay view. So much to like about this place. Registration area is tight and getting to your site is a little tricky with narrow roads and congestion. Interior roads and sites are gravel but flat. Grass on patio side but surprised it didn't look better in NW with all the rain. Staff was very friendly. Utilities were good. No shade to speak of but great satellite coverage. Restrooms and laundry were spotless and very nice. Plenty of dumpsters. WiFi was fantastic. Walking/bike path thru park to town a real bonus. Bay view is lovely. Small stretch of beach you can walk on and go clamming with permit. Clubhouse, patio and boat ramp all nice amenities. Cabana site worth the price for us....gives you two sites, one for rig and other for toad plus sheltered cabana with picnic table. Hated to leave. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A last minute decision on Saturday morning. Load, and quick call to the office asking for a beach site. Which they did. What a view. Great staff, good WiFi. We stayed a day, should have been 10 day. Will visit again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff was friendly and suggested places to visit. They provided the San Juan island ferry schedules along with suggestions for the best time to board the ferries. The ocean view from the sites was great. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park offers no discounts at all. They do have a frequent stay card with a free night after 3 stays. It is a little high priced but the sites are nice and it has all the amenities. There is a nice walking and cycling path through the park over Fidalgo Bay or into Anacortes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice park, where they bend over backwards for their customers. All the staff are super friendly, and the facilities are simply immaculate. We liked the fact that there is a clubhouse and game room, since during our December visit it was dark by 5PM. Roads are gravel and our site had a bit of mud, but this is the West Coast in winter. Wifi was the best of any park we have ever stayed at. Tons to do in the area. Certain sites back on to the ocean, and the $43 rate I posted reflects this. Other sites in the park are cheaper. There is the oil refinery across the bay to the right, but as others have noted just look to the left! One item of note: some sites have the sewer hookup near the front of the sites, so you may need a longer than normal sewer hose. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What I'd call a "comfortable" RV Park. Nice place with wide level sites. What makes this a resort is that there are many folks who come and stay here for the summer, year after year. They like it and so did I. It's right on the bay with it's own boat launch. Good location for a lot of touristy things. Nice casino four miles away. Worse part is the No-Left-Turn at the exit which makes you drive the length of twisty curvy bumpy Fidalgo Bay Rd. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park. The long term units are separated from the over night stays. There is a wonderful walking or bicycling path to Anacortes that goes right through the campground. It is also nicely located for touring Whidbey Island and shopping in Mount Vernon area. We definitely would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very convenient when getting off of the Sidney to Anacortes Ferry late in the evening. We reserved because we knew we would arrive after hours. We were assigned a site when the reservation was confirmed so our arrival was simple. We viewed the on-line map and knew just how to get to our site. Their sites are squeezed very close together but are level and all amenities are correctly placed and worked just fine. We heard quite a bit of road noise but other than that, our stay was good. Forty-two includes all taxes. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice place to stay to see the area: charming island communities. We paid extra for view sites - worth it. Staff is friendly. Sites are crowded, but livable. Wi-Fi on upper level is stronger and therefore faster and more robust. We enjoyed our stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is split into two areas and you pay accordingly. Both areas have both back-in and pull-through. Lower area has back-in sites right on the water. Sites are level gravel. Roads are gravel also. Narrow between most sites but room to maneuver big rigs. Water and power good. Wi-Fi good. Didn't use cable. Satellite reception depends on your site (most are OK). No amenities to speak of. Laundry room good. Paved walking/biking trail right through the RV park all the way to town. Staff was friendly and helpful BUT, we made reservations two months ahead and req a pull-through and not by the adjacent highway. They gave us a back-in right next to highway (very noisy). Not happy about that. Surrounding area is very nice. LOTS of recreation stuff to see and do, i.e. whale watching, kayaking, biking, fishing, etc, so make sure you drive around and check out places like Washington Park and Deception Pass. Downtown has lots of shops. Grocery shopping is iffy. One Safeway and "The Market at Anacordes", both three miles. Closest Walmart is 16 miles in Mt. Vernon. Only a couple RV parks to choose from and this one is OK. Don't know about the other one. Would come here again but would BE SPECIFIC about what I wanted in a site and get it put in the confirmed reservation, and wouldn't rely on office staff to do me right. Cool overcast/fog till about 11 am, then sunny and nice, at least for us. Cool at night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campsite is really nice. We had a water front site. It was beautiful, just look at the Oil Refinery across the bay, look left.. We found people to be friendly. The restroom were clean. The club house had a number of things to do and more than big enough to hang with a large group of people. All it was missing was a pool, but, sometimes it just isn't available. We decided to walk into town. It was a nice sunny day, but town was a lot further than we expected, an hour 15+ mins. We were hot and our dogs were tired, so we had lunch at a cute cafe and had the largest cinnamon bun I have ever seen and it was delicious. Seeing we had an hour 15+ walk back... Why not! We talked to a lot of people who were very nice. The only item that we weren't fond of, is my husband commented on how some people complained that peopled backed into the waterfront sites and ended up having to share a site with a stranger. When we asked, they told us they don't do that...And what happened we seen this happen to 2 people, one couple besides us and they were not happy, when the people moved the picnic table from one side to their side, and their private eating area gone! This made us question, would we go back. We won't like to share unless it was with people we know. There is a fantastic pave trail that goes on for miles and miles. The shore is rocky not really meant to walk on, wear shoes. Friendly staff, even gave me a scoop of coffee, when we ran out on our last morning. My husband thanks you!!!! I need my morning coffee... Cheers everyone! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a return visit for us. There are a lot of sites that are either right on the water or have a great view. Unfortunately we weren't able to get a view site this trip; didn't plan ahead! The staff are very friendly, there is a great walking/bike path. We have recommended this to travelers heading to the Anacortes, WA area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in the ´cheapest´ section. Long pull throughs, but extremely narrow. Gravel sites with grass. We were lucky with no neighbors, otherwise, it is tiny when having your slides or awning out. When you pay $65 you have a nice view on the bay (and the oil refinery) and big sites. Clean and very friendly staff. Free WiFi and excellent cable. During day time lots of freeway noise, road just next to the campground, at night little noise. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for a week in a pull through. They are not the widest sites, but they are well staggered so there was plenty of room for us to get the awning out. The park is in a great location with beaches on two sides and walking/biking trails from the park. It is a well kept park and very convenient, friendly staff, excellent Wi-Fi. Road noise reflects off a cliff face, however, it did not put us off and at night the road is quiet. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Hard to rate this "Resort". We were going to stay two nights but only stayed one and caught the afternoon ferry to Vancouver Island a day early. Staff was friendly, but not a place to stay for a few days. A plus is that the San Juan Ferry terminal is 20 minutes away. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed in the West Park in a pull-through site. They are pretty tight but very flat and easy to access. Super clean facility. We have used this campground for 1-2 night stays several times. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great home base to see the upper Puget Sound area. Wonderful setting, great views, Tommy Thomson trail for walking, biking, etc. Excellent full hookup sites. Not a ten in our view because gravel sites rather than paved, like to give it a 9.5! Rate reflects weekly in season prices, not inexpensive but worth it! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is my personal favorite. It's always well maintained, views are great and service is friendly. This trip we opted for a deluxe space with a cabana which gave us more room and a place to sit if it's raining, great for our bikes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second long weekend here at Fidalgo Bay Resort. We live ~50 miles south on I-5. So it is a very nice comfortable place close to home. Staff was friendly, Wi-Fi was good, cable a bit snowy but no issue to me. The restrooms / showers were very clean. I gave it a 9 for a nice lone weekend place close to home but really, it isn't what I would call a RV "resort". I did enjoy our site right on the water. Great bike or walking trail to the small town of Anacortes. Great local shops and great restaurants. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park has two areas; we stayed in the upper area which was lower in price but had pull-in waterview sites. Interior roads and sites are gravel and fairly level, and while we no one on either side, it would be very tight when full as sites are very narrow. The free WiFi was surprisingly strong throughout our stay, and the cable TV was limited but adequate. The upper area has many long-term residents but their sites were clear of outside items. A paved walking path runs through the park and out into the bay and is open to dog walkers. Road noise can be troublesome, but tapers off at night. The entry road is narrow and very rough, but has little traffic, and to exit you must drive toward town and then back to the highway. All in all a pleasant park that's convenient to Anacortes and Whidbey Island. We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful park with great views. Long pull throughs are great for big rigs towing. Clean park, reasonable rates. The staff were wonderful and truly made us feel welcome. The waterfront sites are fantastic! Great wi-fi. We have made reservations for a return trip. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a fairly nice park, however I wouldn't call it a "RESORT." Yes the hook ups worked great. and Yes the bathrooms, showers, and laundry were nice, new, and clean. And we thought the people working here were friendly enough. However all the roads and sites are gravel, OK no problem. BUT THEN you all have grass next to your rig that's parked on the gravel. These sites are sooooo small you can not turn the picnic table sideways in them. They are not even close to being decent sized. If you were to put your awning all the way out it WILL touch your neighbor's rig. If your neighbors are talking in normal voices inside there rig, you can hear them from your rig. This is NOT a joke, of all the places we've been these are the smallest sites, BY FAR. Also twice a day when the tide is out the SMELL from the bay is truly disgusting. The best thing about this park is the fact that have a really nice biking/walking blacktop path coming right through it. It goes across the bay one direction and into the town of Anacortes the other. Speaking of which the town is very nice, with a lot of nice places to eat and visit. If and when we come here again we would never stay in this over price campground. There are other places in the area to stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Friendly cooperative staff in a spacious park. Roads and sites are gravel and basic, but hookups were good quality and sites reasonably roomy and level. Prices vary due to location and view. Some sites had shelters while others were drive-ins, for motorhomes - much appreciated and rare. Excepting the view, location doesn't matter as long as you are away from the road (and noise). We don't like the pet fee, but they never asked! Would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The fee reflects our Good Sam's discounted rate. This park is close to downtown Anacortes and there is a bicycle trail into town should you wish to use it. Before booking, I checked out the site map and asked for a site in the East Park. Sites 1-16 were on the water and very nice. Ours was away from the water and adequate. We could hear the road, but slept with the windows open and were not disturbed by it. The bathrooms were nicely appointed and very clean. Reception personnel were well organized though lacking in warmth. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We based our week long stay on reviews from this website and were completely disappointed. The sites are very small. I could hear the neighbors TV blaring through the closed windows in our trailer and smell their cigarettes as I entered and exited. The staff was rude to include the night security. Wi-Fi was sporadic. We used 3G most of the time. Road noise from Highway 20 above the park was continuous and loud. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We rented a PULL IN waterfront space. Management allowed a back in rv next to us. The back in rv's door was on our side and the people attempted to use our space for their table, chairs, rugs and bbq.
At $66.00 per night we don't expect to share the site with another camper, The management looks the other way and claims they have no control. All the waterfront spaces are pull in and the power and water is on the drivers side rear of the site. A back in rv has to run their sewer, power and water from the reverse side under their rv. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly Staff. Nice park but pretty tight in the roadside section. Narrow sites if you have multi-slides, and the roadways are very narrow. Love the bike/walking path to town. A good location despite the narrow sites. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects a week's stay. The resort itself is clean and the location was excellent for everything we wanted to do. Close enough to town, but far enough away from city noise and traffic. The reason for only an 8 rating, when we made reservations we were told we would have a bay pull in site. Upon arrival, not only did we not have a bay site, we were placed along the road which was under construction, so noise all day long. Wi-Fi was not working and needed a part that was going to take 2-3 weeks. Not a very pleasant arrival after such a long drive. BUT, on the up side, the resort is clean and the bathrooms and laundry area is very clean and showers are very large. Would stay here again, but would make sure to have a different site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects a Good Sam discount (Passport America discount was not available at the time of our stay). Nice park, friendly front desk people. Immaculate showers/rest room/laundry. Sites are a bit close together, but plenty of length. We would stay here again. Plenty to do in Anacortes, especially if you like boats and being on the water. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice campground, close to town, but far enough away to feel more remote. Tommy Thompson trail runs through the campsite and is about a two mile walk to the Safeway store in town. Friendly staff, nice washrooms, and a fun games room made our stay enjoyable. Sites were gravel and well kept. There were picnic tables, but did not see any fire-rings. The road out front was under construction (minor delays), but is supposed to be finished the week of May 16th. The highway noise is noticeable at most sites, but the traffic drops to just about nothing at night, making for a good sleep. With so much to do in Anacortes, we will be staying here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We first stayed in this park back in 2001 and loved the setting, right on the bay with water views on three sides. This year marks our 4th visit and each time there are noticeable improvements, a new additional building with showers and restrooms, updated laundry, picnic shelters with tables sprinkled at sites throughout the park. Sites are level with grass between and picnic tables. Staff members are friendly and helpful. My only criticism is the funky sewer setup which doesn't have a screw on fitting. Sewer hose simply sits on top of the pipe-not good. Everything else we love here. There's a great bike/walking path that goes all the way into Anacortes which is about a mile. It's a great park in a great part of the USA. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park with long sites but not the widest we have ever seen. Anacortes is a nice town with ferry access to the San Juan Islands. Walk on round trip senior fair to Friday Harbor was only $6. The nightly rate is the winter rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Loved the exercise trail that went right through the property, even across a bay! Great fishing too. Most of the sites had a good bay view and plenty of maneuvering room. We were in a group, so we had breakfast at the small club room on the bay front -very nice atmosphere. Anacordes is an awesome town to visit - completely redone and very nice shops too. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Way overpriced, especially for off-season. Not too many cable stations and we stuck to 3G rather than the so-so Wi-Fi. We did enjoy the proximity to the exercise trail. Not really "ocean" front, more accurate would be "bay front'. We camped here in a Motorhome.
On our way to the San Juan Islands, Hubby and I pulled into Fidalgo Bay Resort on the night of the 31st. Instead of rushing to catch the last ferry of the evening, we took it easy and thoroughly enjoyed the amenities that this peaceful park had to offer. As we pulled in our reservation packet was ready for us to pick up at the main entrance complete with all information needed (Wi-Fi passwords, restroom passwords, etc.). Each site is hand raked giving it a very "zen" feeling as you are pulling in. I loved that. We had an incredible spot (lucky #13) right on the water. Our 7 year old really enjoyed the next morning watching the seals and otters go by while beach. We took a morning walk around the premises and were so delighted to see such an amazing clubhouse complete with a playroom (extra large chess anyone?), kitchen, pool table, etc. There is an outside patio where the patrons were sitting enjoying their breakfast and commenting on the sea life as it passed by. If you are ever on your way to the San Juan Islands, this is an excellent stop en-route. You will definitely be pleased. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful park in a nice waterfront setting. Even the view of the refinery can't spoil this place. Our club holds out annual Christmas party here. It was quite a bit different staying here in the middle of summer. Lots of families and full. Great staff and they found room for us while our house closed. Did get a bit of a refinery odor for a day or two but not bad. They recently built a new bath house with brand new private showers and bathroom suites. We will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Will have to come back and spend more time in this area. Had planned to take the ferry to San Juan but weather was bad. Then discovered the great bike path going through back half of park and the nice clubhouse and beach, which was never mentioned by staff at check-in. Our site was in the dusty, very noisy, cheaper front section. Cable TV was good, strong Verizon signals. Watch out for rutted, narrow entry road. Use the SKP discount, or PA off-season. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park if you are on the water front. Beautiful view of the Bay and the water is right at your door step. Anacortes is very bike friendly and a lot going on. This is the third time we have been here, and it is wonderful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We came here for a few days "away". The resort has sites right on the water's edge. They're more expensive, but worth it. We watched the herons, gulls, harbor seals and otters fish from the front seats of our motor home. There are less expensive sites at the resort. They too have great views. The site is located very close to Anacortes, which is a very nice town worth visiting. There is an oil refinery next door, but most views are away from it. You can watch the ships dock though. There is an amazing walking trail running right through the resort. The resort itself is clean. The gravel sites are level. The service is very friendly. There are a few cabins if you bring along friends. We will definitely be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is the Passport America rate. This facility is well kept and well run. We were met on Easter morning with scones, muffins and juice. This resort is on the ocean: one of the views is the oil refinery which is pretty at night as all the smoke stacks are lit up. During the day not so pretty. The sites are easy in and the facilities are great. Easy access for sightseeing the area. The present way in is not so easy: do not follow the GPS right now as there is work being done on the roads. The way GPS wanted to bring us in was impossible. Call the resort for detour directions in the month of April and possibly May 2011. Would definitely stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
RV Park offers fabulous views of the water and neighboring islands. Tommy Thompson Trail runs through park which enables great walking and biking all the way into Anacortes. New individual bathrooms with large showers, toilets and sinks great addition; could be improved with addition of shower caddy for place to put soap, shampoo etc. The park had been deluged with rain before and on our day of arrival flooding many of the waterfront sites. Luckily park wasn't near full and we were able to take a different site than reserved that was drier. For the price this park is charging they should add more gravel to their sites to build them up and fill in the low spots so flooding could be eliminated or greatly reduced. With the high prices they charge and the busy season due to start at the end of the month I would have expected the potholes to have been filled. Wi-Fi worked great from our site (#45).If you want a nice park on the ocean that offers all of the amenities there is no other park which is probably why they can charge the prices they do as this park is definitely not on a par with other RV parks based on their in-season/peak rates; the 30% off-season rates are all that this park is worth. Note that the rate quoted is based on their 30% off-season rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here using their "winter" rate of 30% off the daily rate. The catch is that you have to stay at least two nights to get the rate, which is good through April. Once you have met the "two night" criteria, you can extend one night at a time at the 30% off rate. The park has three different rates, depending on the section you take. The 30% off rate only applies to certain sections of the park. I don't think it applies to the front section facing the ocean (which, as of this writing is about $60!). The 30% off rate is cheaper than the weekly rate. I stayed in the back of the park (the "low rent" section). The best part was that I was close to the showers and laundry in this section. Wi-Fi reception was decent. However, in the back of the park, you will get heavy road noise. Restrooms and showers were clean. Great laundry area. The park has a beautiful clubhouse that can be rented for special occasions. Both the clubhouse and the laundry room have "book trades." I wouldn't call this a "destination" park, but it's good for a winter stay. The regular rates to me are way too high! We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you like to walk, run, or bike this park is for you. The Tommy Thompson trail runs right through the park. Sites are a bit close. Laundry room has nice, new machines. Some of the staff are not too friendly but most are very nice. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for 6 nights while we explored Anacortes and the San Juan Islands. The rate reflects the winter rate and that we stayed further away from the water. The office staff was very friendly and gave us information on the towns and the ferry schedule. The park itself is very large with mostly level gravel sites. We stayed in the upper park but could still see the water. Our dog enjoyed the hike and bike trail that winded through the park. There isn't much privacy between the sites as they are close together, but not as close as some other parks. You also could hear a lot of traffic noise from Hwy 20, which runs right above the park. Also, the Wi-Fi was very sluggish most of the time. Overall, we liked it and would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here in October and there were many sites available. Since we are Passport America customers we paid 50% off on regular rates (only allowed after Oct. 1st.) Our beach front site looking out into the bay normally costs $54 a night and we payed $27 and with no restrictions on length of stay. Sites are gravel but very level and large enough for any size RV and toad. A beautiful bike trail runs thru the park and goes all the way into Anacortes or across the bay to the other side. Cable TV is provided and satellite TV worked very well. Beautiful drives into Anacortes, Deception Pass, Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor and Coupville are not far away. The people in the office were very nice and helpful. On a clear day Mt. Baker is in view. We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Convenient Park for our destination, but not really a destination park in and of itself. We will be off to the San Juan Islands so it worked fine. I love the bike path to town and the people are nice enough. The ocean view isn't much of a view. There is a huge refinery in front of us that takes away from the ocean serenity. If you just need a clean park to stay at while you investigate the San Juans, I would recommend it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for three nights in June while site-seeing the area. The campground was located right on the bay with a walking trail. Has clean laundry and bathrooms. Close for us to take the ferry to San Juan Island and to visit Mount Baker. There was some traffic noise from the highway above the "cheaper" sites. We didn't splurge for a water view but were extremely close to the bay. Had free WiFi. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has friendly and helpful staff who were knowledgable about the area. They gave very good directions for entering and leaving the campground. We stayed in a waterfront site, in 42' motorhome and had plenty of room. WiFi at our site was good. Verizon air card worked well. Very nice park with several options for site type. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed up here for 15 years and find it a convenient location to the San Juans and Victoria BC. This park has gravel sites so there is a lot of dust. Sites are fairly level and the park is kept clean. It has a nice path for walking or bike riding. Their 4th of July is great. Price will depend on whether you are on the water or not. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I have stayed here many times over the last few years, and found it to be a great place. It is quiet, and relaxing, right on the water. Not all sites are view sites, but there is a broad range of prices. The roads are gravel, and when I asked about that, they pointed out that located so close to the water, they could not be sprayed, and paving would create too much run off into the water. The same goes for the brown grass. They cannot apply any fertilizers. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Since the current managers have been there they have really cleaned up the park, and have strict screening processes for long termers. I would definitely stay here again. They are adding new things to park for guest use. This year they added fitness area, pool tables and Wii. Rumor has it there is a pool in the future plans, as well. Managers live on site, and while we were there, there were some people lighting fireworks, which are banned, and they were asked to leave. They keep a good measure of control to ensure all guest have a pleasant stay. There is also a walking path into town, so when there are events, you can walk or bike. And Anacortes has tons of festivals and events. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff was "job nice" not friendly just doing their job. Wireless was basically not available most of the time. Cable, video was good but audio was so bad we had to turn it down. Advised staff a couple of times with no change in service. There are a number of long term customers at different sites, mildew on the RV and unsightly junk around those sites. Grass was mostly brown and dry. The park's general maintenance was obvious lacking. I will not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our second extended (3 weeks) stay at Fidalgo Bay. The reviews on this place can be mixed, but we love it. We stay ONLY in the front sites (1-15). That is why we love it. If we stayed in sites further back we might not enjoy ourselves quite so much. Manager/staff is friendly. WI-FI (when the park is not full) is good. Some cable TV stations - enough for us. Sites are a decent distance apart. Not huge but OK. Yes, it is pricey. But, the waters of Fidalgo Bay are about 20 ft out the front window of our RV. That is what you are paying for and we find it worth every penny. Will return again and again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The 15 bay front sites in the lower park are the best bet here. They're pull-in and have an awesome view from your windshield; they're right on the water! They are plenty long about 70', gravel sites with grass patio and picnic table. The rest of the park is adequate, but definitely does not offer the view and/or the "wow" factor you get on the bay front. The roads are gravel and there is are no shade trees. (Great for satellite reception). Trash, as well as laundry are not well-located (at the entrance of the upper park). However, the Wi-Fi is the BEST and strongest I have experienced all summer! Note: Don't use your GPS; it will take you past the park. Take the first Fidalgo Bay right that you see right after the intersection light at the Fidalgo Country Inn. We would absolutely come back and stay here is we could get the bay front sites; the overall area feels like Maine We camped here in a Motorhome.
The back-in site was very difficult for us to maneuver and was not level. The driveway was too narrow and with the large bus across the way from our site prevented an easy back-in maneuver. The site itself could not be called 'paved' as it had very little gravel in the area intended for the RV. The sites near the bay are maintained a bit better, but some would be difficult for big rigs. We happened to arrive during a week when an annual Indian canoe trek was scheduled to stop at the park. The canoes were only at the location for overnight, but apparently many tent campers meet the travelers. The tent campers stayed for the whole week. When we checked in, we received a notice of the event and forewarning that the campers could be rowdy. We were not pleased with the environment created when several of these campers took over the building with the restrooms and showers with gang-like behavior and appearance. We didn't allow our kids to go to the restroom facilities after dark. We don't expect to pay the rate charged and deal with this. The notice told us to be patient and realize the RV staff would have limited abilities to impact negative behaviors of the tent campers. After the tent campers left, the atmosphere was much better and we enjoyed walking along the bay. There are a lot of full time residents in old run-down campers and piles of junk. The tides vary quite a bit and waterfront sites have a lot of mud and the associated smells at low tide. The facility is overpriced considering the amenities and apparently survives based on location alone. The laundry facilities were too dirty for our use. During the period when the tent campers were on-site, the restrooms and showers were in terrible condition. The internet service worked well. We would check other parks in the area before staying here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This could be a great park - but. The roads are not paved so it is very dusty. The roads and pads are gravel. Except for the location, there is just nothing going for this park. It could be great. Some of the spaces have been converted to shelters. Each shelter contains a picnic table. But there is no landscaping at all. The Samish Indians bought the park a few years ago. This could be a great park if it were run by someone who knew the RV Park business. I stayed at this park for 2 days because it was the only park in the area that had a space. I moved to the casino when a space became available. I will not stay at this park ever again even if there is nothing available in the area. I'll dry camp before I stay at it again. And at $47 per night they are gouging. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at this park on a number of occasions because it is fairly close to our home. I have to say that this resort is seriously over priced for the quality & offerings. They are banking on the park being on the water. However, unless you stay on the beach front sites 1-15 there isn't much benefit. The high season is very costly. I classify a "resort" as a campground with many, many amenities, paved sites, etc. etc. This "resort" has a very small registration office where they sell some nice native arts, a club house that you must rent to use, a small room with books, rest rooms/showers. This isn't a family type resort as there is nothing for the kids to do outside of the rocky beach. Grass needs to be maintained, pot holes need to be filled. This resort could be beautiful with some money invested. It should be noted that the resort has a wonderful paved trail the runs through it which is maintained by the City of Anacortes. Kudos to Anacortes! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campsites are narrow, gravel, level, with grass between. Driveways potholed and dusty. Views from waterfront sites wonderful. Hook-ups at waterfront sites designed for motorhomes. Refinery close by makes some noise at night. Waterfront sites are very pricey in season. We stay off-season for reduced rates. We plan to continue our visits. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We decided to splurge and go for one of the waterfront sites. The website does not mention it, but there is a wonderful paved bike path that goes into town, running along the water, and also over the water in the other direction towards the refinery across the bay. (We didn't tow our car on this trip, so we rode and walked on the path a couple of times into town.) It is an expensive park, without much privacy/space between spots, but you are paying for the private beach access and views. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really like this campground. The reviews are mixed and people either love it or hate it. If you stay in any of the sites 1 through 68, you should have no complaints. 1 through 15 are the waterfront sites and they are the very best. You are right on the bay. Sites 16 through 68 are clustered behind the waterfront sites. They are less expensive but not by much. The rate I listed is a waterfront site with a Good Sam discount. We stayed 16 days and moved 4 times so we could stay there. 3 of the sites were on the waterfront and absolutely fabulous. The only smell I picked up was the one you get when you camp by the ocean. If you don't like that smell - go inland. We sat out in front of our rv every night drinking wine and marvelling at the views and the salt air wondering what could be more perfect. Yeah, it's pricey but there just aren't very many places where you can sit on the water like you can at Fidalgo Bay. We will be back every year just like all the people we met there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an ok campground but just that. By no way is it a resort RV park and way overpriced but very close to the neat town of Anacortes. Good golf in the area at reasonable prices. It rained on us the entire 4 days we were here. There are a few sites that has a decent view of bay. Our site was called bay view but due to the tide changes, I was looking at a mud pit in the bay during the day and the tide filled up the bay by around 8pm which made the scenery better, except across the bay was a big ugly oil refinery. I think the RV parks in Mt. Vernon are much better, especially the price but they were all filled up. I would definitely try to plan ahead and stay in another park next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Actually, this RV Park is three parks--not one. First, there is the upper park (Sites 114 through 209). This part of the park is the pits. Short, gravel sites with no view, and many migrant workers. The second part of the park is the Bayfront part on the south side of the park (Sites 102-113). Sites are longer here and you have a view of the water--somewhat. Actually you are looking out over mud flats that are ugly and smelly for the vast majority of the day and a huge oil refinery. These are better than the upper park, but not much. Finally, there is the lower part of the park. These sites (1 through 62) are much larger and have actual water views of the Bay. Sites 1-15 overlook the beach and are quite nice. Unfortunately, there is only one shower/bath/laundry building for the entire park and that is at the entrance to the park (in the upper part of the park. It is quite a long distance from most of the good sites (in the lower part of the park) to the showers/bath/laundry. There is a Club House in the lower part of the park, but it has only two bathrooms (one each), and no showers and is generally for the clubhouse. The park does have excellent wi-fi throughout all sites. My advice is, if you choose to come here, be very, vary careful about site selection. If you get the right site, it can be beautiful. Otherwise, you will not be happy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We came back to this park after driving through Washington Park and finding it was not suitable for our needs. This is the second time we have stayed at Fidalgo Bay Resort. The sites are nice. Easy access and full hook ups. Didn't notice the "transient" status others have mentioned. Quiet and peaceful. Friendly staff. Nice beach and a great paved trail across the bay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We love this place. We have spent many weeks here off and on over the past 2 years and have had great experiences. It can get a bit windy but you are on the water. The view is wonderful and anyone who complains about a smell because of low tide shouldn't be staying on the ocean. This is a great location with sites that look out to Mount Baker (over an oil refinery), Guemes Island and Anacortes. At certain time of the year you'll see many bald eagles and blue herons. Great location, not much for kids to do other than search the beach for creatures. But well worth a trip. We will continue to go there frequently. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Despite other negative reviews on this site, we camped here and absolutely loved it! We have traveled all the way from South Carolina to Washington, and this was one of the most beautiful places we have seen. It was a clean campground with friendly and helpful staff. The smell was the same as you would find at any other beach... nothing that was foul. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 5 / 10 ]
The staff are very nice, helpful, courteous BUT the upper campground is basically a gravel parking lot. Very little privacy, poor quality sites, and not all are level. The campground is much nicer -- larger sites, more privacy, and more of a resort setting. BUT -- we would not consider the upper campground to be a resort at all. Many permanent residents, refinery workers, etc. there, and not much of a vacation setting. Great access to Anacortes by bike or walk (paved trail runs through the "resort". Again, friendly, helpful office and maint. staff. Would we return? Only if we could hand-pick our site. And, too bad they only offer monthly rates for the upper campground, which is the least desirable of the two. Finally -- the much vaunted wi-fi connections (one for the upper and one for the lower campgrounds) does not work consistently. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Back of park (Bayview section) has a large population of transient workers (oil refinery) that make this more of a "Trailer Park" than an RV Park as a function of the early morning noise and general park appearance (lots of old trailers). Not an attractive place to stay but the proximity to the local bayfront and Thompson Trail (walking and biking) is nice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Weekend full park but not unpleasant even though spaces are close. Reservations made easily. Water pressure in camp showers very low. Showers clean but show age. Wifi decent with separate attenna for upper and lower lots. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been here for 11 days and love it here. Not exactly as reported in Trailer Life and Woodalls, but suits us perfectly. Best place to be is in the lower campground near the water. There is no smell from the mud flats, shell beach, and bike or walking track right into town from the campground. It is central for Whidbey Island, ferries to San Juan Islands and the Cascade Mountains. We have a Direcway satellite dish and have very good reception. Like it so much here that we have booked back in for latter part of August for another week. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very overpriced park. Bathrooms dirty. Sites not cleaned of grass and mowing needed. No public phone at all. No modem hookup. Did have wifi but no other way to access internet. No one checking park to see if rules obeyed. Certainly not what I expected based on past reviews and on current ratings in other publications. Not a bad spot just not what was expected. Probably would not return unless management gets a grip on operations. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The person who said that pictures don't lie obviously never visited this park. The website shows a beautiful view of glorious blue waters and a large site. The actuality is that (a) if you stay in the lower part of the park, your beautiful view is of smelly mud flats, (b) if you stay in the upper part of the park, your view of the smelly mud flats is enhanced by a view of an oil refinery. The brochure for this place, along with the "beautiful" photos, says this place "is known as one of the finest, friendliest, and most modern RV parks in the nation." Don't believe it for a second. This park is a second rate dump with elbow to armpit spaces that wants you to believe it is modern and has a good view. It does not. The only saving grace is that it has one of the best wi-fi systems we have encountered, with antennas in both the upper and lower section and excellent reception throughout the park. But the excellent wi-fi doesn't cut it by itself. Stay away or at least visit before you make a reservation. You will be shocked! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very good and very clean park. The staff was excellent. I would suggest you get in the lower section. It has been bought out by a local Inidan tribe and changes may be forthcoming. The rumor is that thare will be more to the good than bad. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 5 / 10 ]
Being fulltimers and traveling all over the US and Canada, we were completely taken aback
when we got to this resort. Touted as one of the premier resorts in the US we expected maybe too much. Sites were gravel, narrow and unkept. The bayside lots give you an intimate view of the oil refinery across the bay. The bay empties out and leaves you a not so sweet smelling bay of mud with no beach that isn't there even at high tide. Oceanside has no "beach" but a bit of a better scene. The park is very overrated. Would not go back. Visited in early May, 2004. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This is our favorite campground. Very friendly and helpful owners. A beautiful campground in a beautiful setting. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 4 / 10 ]
Not very well run by office. If you are in the lower (close to bay) nice park. If you are in the upper area gravel, unlevel sites with almost no grass between sites and no view. Had reservation for 3 months stayed 2 because we wanted to be in the area and could not get a monthly rental at another campground until after 2 months. We camped here in a camper.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We found this to be a wonderful park. We stayed for four days during Memorial Day 2001. We were in the lower part of the park near the new club house and only about 50 feet from the waters edge. We were in what's called a VIP site, which I think means it has phone hookup. When you reserve, they give you your phone number right then so you can let people know. We were in the second row behind the waterfront sites but still had a wonderful view. The office staff were very friendly and helpful. The upper part of the park looks to be older and is probably less desirable. The tideflats they face are mudflats at low tide. Where we were, there was always water at low tide. We camped here in a camper.
[ 3 / 10 ]
The park discourages children and is vocal about that. There is absolutely nothing for children to do. One of the worse managed parks we have ever stayed at. Dogs run wild and rules are definitely not enforced. Sites they advertise as waterfront are actually on a huge bay of mud that stinks when the tide goes out. Most sites are very small and narrow. Not a park for large rigs. Very scenic views with very unfriendly staff and management. We camped here in a camper.
The price stated is for a week for a premium spot and includes the high Washington state tax. Best, by far, to pay the monthly rate if you will be staying long. Overall, this is a fine campground for exploring in and around Anacortes. There were times during the day that the military planes could be heard and also nearby trains. However, nights were very quiet, and we slept with the windows open. The park was not full when we were there either so we had some privacy and our site was very large. Some of the interior roads can be a bit tight for large rigs (ours is 45 feet) but are doable. Many of the shady spots are taken by long-term renters and most appeared to be used only on weekends. Everything was clean and well taken care of. The main problem we had was intermittent WII FI. It was either moving along fine or screeching to a halt. We resorted to using our phones most of the time. So it's irritating to pay a rather high price for a site with iffy WII FI. As others have mentioned, it's a bit dicey, even in a car, getting on highway 20. They really need a stoplight there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First let me say that this park could really be a great park. The owner and staff are friendly. But some things need attn. First, laundry room needs upgrading. Second, the roads are dusty and the Lignite that they spray on the roads in mid to late July helps but gets messy when it rains more permanent solution should be found. 5mph speed limit needs better enforcement. There are trees that need to be looked at dead limbs hanging and some trees look dead most of the way up. Last and this is not something they have control over but you need to be careful when getting out onto the main road can be challenging The rate is based on monthly stay we stayed three months but will not be going back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice campground well kept, in a good area, room for the largest of RVs. The young man that's is campground host is so polite and helpful. Nice playground and large off-leash dog area. Nice on-site store if you need something, and a clean laundry room. Close to everything, my only bad comment is there is a very dangerous left turn coming out of the campground, with no light, hard to pull out with a big rig, but can be done. There are a lot of people living here, but this is a large park and all sites well kept! We camped here in a Motorhome.
I would actually give it 4.5 stars. We have RV camped in numerous sites around WA and this is one of the better. The spaces have plenty of room. The entire campground its clean and the staff is very attentive and friendly. I will go back and highly recommend the facility. Note: you must be careful exiting from the site onto the highway. Vehicles travel quickly on that road. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The rate posted with this review is for a super premium pull through site before tax. I am not aware of any discounts such as GS or AAA. The first thing I noticed upon arrival was the large open space just inside the property line. This enabled me to park our 41' 5er easily without obstructing anyone else. Check-in was effortless and conducted by an extremely polite and courteous site host. He then proceeded to escort us to our site, despite it being in view of the main office. Nothing appeared too much trouble for this gentleman who assisted in guiding us so that we sat perfectly in our enormous, treed pull-through site. The crushed gravel pad must be at least 80' long and plenty wide enough for our five slides and awning to be deployed without any interference from the trees or shrubs. All of the neighboring sites were empty but there is plenty of room and the trees allow for a feeling of privacy. The whole resort is very 'big rig' friendly. Water, power(50, 30 & 20 amp), sewer and cable connections are all well placed and functioned perfectly. I had forgotten about the cable service prior to our arrival so that was an added surprise. Our site was also equipped with a large metal fire pit and grate as well as a large wooden cabana with a picnic table and bench seating. Each site also has their own garbage bin. I don't know how often these are emptied as I never saw it happen but I do know mine never contained waste for long. WiFi worked well and was very fast but then we were directly opposite the antenna. There is one main bathroom block in the centre of the resort. This requires a numerical code to access but once inside everything is spotlessly clean. The whole unit is well lit and professionally tiled. There is another washroom (not shower) attached to the back of the office block which appears to be available during office hours only. Also attached to the office building is the laundry. $1.25 for a wash and .25c per 10 minutes in the dryer. All washrooms, laundry and office are easily accessible to those with mobility difficulties. For the kids there is a playground area with climbing frames. I also saw horse shoe pits for the adults and there is a short nature walk (no bikes) in the woods around part of the resort perimeter. The whole resort is wrapped up in mixed cedar and deciduous, mature trees giving a definite 'woodsy' feeling. The office stocks some groceries and RV supplies. Propane is available at what I considered to be a very reasonable rate ($15) for a new, empty 20lb tank. Within striking distance is Camping World, Costco, Wal-Mart, Safeway and an outlet mall. There are way too many other attractions in the area to list. The only negative for this entire area and every campground, resort or site (within a 30 - 40 mile radius) is the noise of jet aircraft taking off and landing at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. They resumed their training flights earlier this year after a moratorium lasting about 7 months. Occasional (30 or so per day) flights go from about 10am until midnight, four or five days a week. Again, this isn't a slight on this RV resort. The noise will affect everyone for many miles around so I haven't deducted an score for that. Despite this, I would most certainly stay here again when next in the area. This is a fantastic resort with excellent staff. Thank you for providing such a great service. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of our favourite parks to camp at; we used to have a tent trailer and they were just as friendly then as now when we have a big trailer. Staff are super kind. Note, they only take cash or debit (but if you're Canadian, your debit card may not work) - they were nice enough to let us stay the first night trusting that we would hit the bank for some cash on the second day. Restrooms/showers are really clean. Dog off leash area is not huge but is more than adequate. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very fine accommodations at this park. Very clean, groomed, all the infrastructure (power, Wi-Fi, cable TV) functioning perfectly. The staff was super helpful without being intrusive. Frankly, it would be nice if we could expect this type of facility and service at more "RV Resort" locations. We have had enough negative experiences that it makes an experience like Pioneer Trails the exception rather than the rule. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The rate reflected is the monthly rate+electric+propane for an extended stay during the winter months. This is a very clean, well maintained park with sites in the open and some nestled among the trees. Management and employees were very friendly and accommodating to your needs. They take a lot of pride in keeping the park clean and are constantly picking up pine cones and branches that may have fallen after a storm. The minuses for a park this size are not enough washers and driers (4 of each) and the hour that the laundry is open. We are early risers but had to wait until 9:00AM for the laundry to open. WiFi was good until they had some work done (believed they switched carriers) and then it was poor. If there was a swimming pool and/or a hot tub we would have given them a higher rating. It's unlikely we will return to Anacortes but if we did we would definitely return to Pioneer Trails. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is very clean and groomed campground. They seem a little strict about rules, but that also means that they care about it. There are some sites with trees, but mostly the spots seemed a bit like a parking lot. Easy access to Anacortes and the ferries, so we didn't really hang out at the campsite. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed a month. Electric is $.09 per kilowatt/hour. Didn't add that to the price of the stay. Very friendly staff. Got an escort to our site. Although a little bit of a small site for our stuff, the wife and I got everything in it. Angled back in sites. Gravel roads and sites located on different levels. Some small (like ours) some very big. Some in trees, some not (like ours). Has garbage cans at almost every site, recycle containers for paper, plastic, and metal behind the store. Allows campfires, so had to close the windows some afternoons and nights to not die of smoke inhalation. Amazingly quiet neighbors except for four nights of our stay. Weekends with drunk noisy neighbors. Got some planes flying over at different times of the day and night. Excellent cable TV, and Wi-Fi worked 90% of the time. Easy in and out with a big rig. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great camp ground and friendly staff. The office has a minor amount of groceries for emergencies. We stayed in a pull through overnight. Site was concrete and level. Park is very nicely treed and clean. We didn't use the washroom. There is no pool. Very close to shopping at Anacortes, the WA state ferry terminal, and LaConner. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We just loved this rv park. The sites are mostly gravel, but are nestled among luscious tall trees. Our site was one of the premium sites that had a gazebo as well as a picnic table and fire pit. It was quiet and spacious. Our only complaint was that the park had gravel interior roads which became dusty. The park treats these roads periodically to control this dust, and after a treatment, the dust decreases dramatically. Our daily rate reflects a monthly rate plus electricity that we paid separately. We checked out the other parks in the area and felt this was the best one. Another park has waterfront, with a view of a refinery. We gladly fore go that view to get privacy, spaciousness, quiet, and beautiful forest. The reason we gave this a 9 instead of a 10 is the gravel interior roads. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a really pretty park, and perfect if you are planning to spend some time exploring the surrounding area of Anacortes and the San Juan Islands. the staff is friendly and knowledgeable, the grounds are well maintained and attractive. This is a nice park to walk in, and there is also a pretty nature trail. We would come here again, maybe in the summer! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a huge park with sites set among very large trees - minimal chance for satellite TV access but good choice of channels on cable. Bathrooms are clean but the shower set-up is a bit funky in that you push a button and get about 1.5 minutes of water. So, you just have to keep pushing the button in order to shower! It was quiet in the fall, but if this place was full it might be a bit too crowded for us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the third time we have stayed in this park. If you like a park-like setting, you will love this place. It is large, very well maintained, and clean. All the roads are gravel as are the sites. Utilities are excellent. We did not use the showers nor the cable TV. Wi-fi was normally good, but on busy weekends it was slow. Sites are good-sized and in some cases are separated from others by mature trees. Staff is very friendly and helpful. We had one of the few sites that could receive satellite TV. If satellite reception is important, try to get one of these sites: G12, G11, G7, G8, G9, G10, G14 or G15. The dog park is great, as is the nature trail. Leaving the park to turn onto Route 20 can take some patience. They could use a light at this intersection. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Prior recent reviews are exactly on target. We would give it a 10 except our "perfect" spots include water views. A real plus for us is that our Verizon Broadband connected at 4G speeds! We were very comfortable with leaving our trailer here for 4 days, unattended, while we visited the San Juan Islands. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
When I think of the ideal campground/RV park, this is it! Tall pines (well-trimmed), excellent Wi-Fi, plenty of space between sites, satellite TV access from many sites, quiet, friendly staff and located in one of the most beautiful areas in the country. If I didn't have ties in Southern California, I'd move here in a minute! The folks who run this place are doing an absolutely exceptional job. I wish we lived closer. We will come back at every opportunity. We camped here in a Motorhome.
HUGE sites, strong Wi-Fi, cable, trimmed trees, nice staff, close to everything, and very clean restrooms and showers. I debated giving this an 8 or a 9. While some roads have been treated, there is still a bit of dust. No pool, but we don't use that anyway. Many sites here have been sold and the owners are VERY nice, and will go out of their way to make you feel welcome. I would recommend this park and would be happy to come back here. Very big rig friendly as well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is equally convenient to Anacortes, WA, Deception Pass State Park, and Laconner, WA. One loop is beautifully landscaped and the other is stripped bare. Site privacy is generally poor. The restrooms are very clean but closed at night. The guy at the front desk was fairly gruff, reading a long list of campground "don'ts" to me at check-in. The heater in our cabin was broken. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
Very spacious wooded sites, nice staff, clean bathrooms, fast Wi-Fi: this place had it all. Easy access to Deception State Park, the San Juan Is Ferry, and we even left the camper here while we went into Seattle for two days/one night. We moved here from another local campground after learning that their Wi-Fi was out. Since we were staying 5 nights and have 2 teenagers, this was important to us. Highly recommended, but make reservations: they were full on the weekend! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
A very woodsy and picturesque park. Nicely landscaped; laid out with many different types of sites from heavy trees to out in the open. We stayed in one of the wooded sites and it gives you a rustic sense of privacy. Nice grounds to walk and very friendly and helpful staff. Anacortes is just short drive away. We will most certainly come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived at Pioneer Trails after a 5 1/2 hour drive. We got out of the truck with our dog to check in and immediately, a man from the office approached us and asked us what breed our dog was (not hello, not welcome to Pioneer Trails). I told him Alaskan Malamute. He then asked us if he were a wolf hybrid because he "looked like it" and that he was big. We told him no, he's 100% Alaskan Malamute. He then said that all the people there camping are going to be calling him wondering about our dog. I told him I did not care what others thought and that it was not their business anyway. To make a long, long story short, he insisted that we prove that our dog was not a wolf hybrid. He went on line and looked at our dog's breeder information page and eventually, had to embarrassingly call our vet at home. Our vet straightened things out over the telephone. After 45 minutes of that rude, offending and unexpected fiasco, we were told that our site was not available (why, I don't know). Luckily, they had others available so we set up camp. In all honesty, after the "greeting" we received, we should have just left and not given this place a dime. But, we ended up staying and spent 5 nights and the resort ended up being very nice (we had reservations since December of 2010). Lots of trees and a large off leash dog area. Centrally located so a good place to stay as a base camp. With the exception of that man on the first day, the rest of the staff was very friendly to us and great. My husband said he would return some day but I am not so sure. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Staff were friendly and helpful. Escorted to your site. All sites are gravel, only grass is in play areas. Some sites are heavily shaded, some open, all have fire-pits, full hook-ups, cable TV, free WiFi, free showers and big rig friendly. Playground basketball court, horseshoe pits and dog walk area. Rest rooms, showers and laundry are immaculate. We would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a nice stay in the woodsy campground. Most of the staff was friendly and helpful. The sites we had was B5 and was a fine size for our 33' rig. There were fire pits and picnic tables. The laundry was clean. There was a lot of dust and the mostly gravel sites were not too clean so we ended up with a dirty dog! Not much for the kids to do. There is a park but it is not too extensive. Nice fenced dog area. We would return although they have ceased Good Sam discounts. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed here in the middle of winter but never at the height of the season. Even being full this is a beautiful park with lots of room and privacy between sites. Very helpful and accommodating staff. Plan on staying here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed for almost a month. They gave us a discount because of the length of our stay. Our site (H-9) was very nice since it backed up to a grassy space. Our site was a little narrow, but the grassy area gave us a nice place to set up our chairs. The personnel was helpful and courteous. We enjoyed our stay and would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our four day planned stay at this park extended to sixteen. Hosts are extremely helpful and nice. Dust can be a problem when guests don't follow the 5 mph speed limit. With that in mind, I suggest avoiding sites located on the main park road. Sites are level and very spacious. When a guest leaves the site is raked and manicured for the next visitor. My only negative comment about the park concerns the showers. While they are clean and the water pressure is great, one has to press a button about every 15 seconds to keep the water flowing. For the four legged guests, waste bag stations are scattered throughout the park and there is a large off leash doggie run that has grass, trees and bushes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice campground, but not a 10. The interior roads are dirt and very dusty. Every vehicle that drives by your site kicks up a load of dust. They even have signs that ask you to slow down because of the dust. Why not pave the roads? The wireless coverage is very good, but the internet connection is slow. It becomes very slow during the day when a lot of folks are using it. The grounds are very nice. Similar to camping in a State park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful, peaceful and quiet. This park is a hidden gem. Found out about it while we were staying at the Northern Lights Casino near Anacortes. The host was gracious on the phone as she found a spot for us during a Canadian holiday. The park was very full! She put us in an oversized pull through end site (B-17) with 15/30/50 amp service. Some sites have 100 amp service. We also had 99 cable TV channels and 100% signal with the parks Wi-Fi at no additional charge. Satellite TV may be difficult to set up depending on which site you have. (Most sites have lots of trees.) The park is nestled inside a large wooded area about half way in between La Conner and Anacortes. Close enough to drive to the store, but far enough to feel like you are lost in the woods of a beautiful state park. Whale watching tours are popular around this area, a must see! We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is a well run, wooded park. The cable TV system has more channels than you will have time for. Trash cans are very convenient. If there is a negative, it is the lady at the front desk. She is about accommodating as an IRS agent. Also, cabins had wrong rate listed on the website. So, if rate is important you may want to call first to confirm. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I agree with previous reviewer about front office staff. They can be a little flakey. If you can get by that, it is a nice campground. One of the nicest in the area. The sites are all good sized for the most part and most are shaded. Very nicely laid out. It is kept neat and tidy and is always pretty quiet. Cable TV is good and free Wi-Fi is fast. Be warned that they no longer accept any credit cards, debit cards. Their website does not indicate this and so we were surprised when told this upon arrival. We were not told when we made a reservation either. So, our cash flow took a hit but, like I said, it is one of the nicer campgrounds in the area and I am sure we will return: with cash. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park in a wooded area with level, well spaced sites. The rate reflects a discount for staying by the week. The only gripes are that it is north of the naval air station at Whidby Island. The Navy flies until around midnight, a night or two a week. The fighters are noisy. Also the front desk staff doesn't like to accommodate campsite changes. A site we were interested in, was open when we got here, but we were told that it wasn't available for our two week stay. It was used once for a short overnight during that period. Otherwise, everyone's friendly and helpful. Has good cable TV and Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a delightful park: clean and aesthetically pleasing. There is a section in the midst of a cleared old-growth forest with lots of shade, and there is a section that is sunny and roof-top internet satellite dish friendly. There are back-in sites and pull-throughs, most are wide and long enough for the largest RV. Trees are trimmed so that the tallest of RVs have no problems. Roads and sites are gravel. Most sites have a picnic table and fire ring. Water pressure is great. Entrance is well marked. If you want a specific section during the three summer months, make your reservation well in advance, because this is a popular place. Hosts are friendly and will escort you to your site. The lower rating is because we were highly disappointed in the staff’s unwillingness or inability to change our pre-assigned site. When we made our reservations two months prior to our arrival, we stated that we must have a clear view of the southeastern sky for our roof-top internet satellite dish. They told us at the time and when we arrived that others got satellite connection from this site. It looked doubtful to us and we asked for another site where we knew we could get connected. We were told that because we were going to be here for two weeks, they couldn’t move us to the other site. That site was empty when we arrived and empty when we departed. No less than 6 RVs from a pop-up tent to a 40ft MH cycled through that site while we were here. None had a satellite dish and most where here for only a night or two. We did get connected in the site they had assigned us, but we had to pull so far forward that we were almost in the road. It took three hoses to connect to the sewer. We are full-time RVers and lived here for two weeks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Everything about this park reflected outstanding management. A beautiful natural area, good-sized sites, A+ restrooms, well-stocked store, excellent Wi-Fi and cell reception. It was almost completely full; however, the park was exceptionally quiet. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is an outstanding park in a beautiful area. After an initial mix-up that put us in a site that was too short for our rig, the manager made some changes and put us in a beautiful site with plenty of room. Our SAT worked from our site but there are lots of trees and many sites won't have reception. WiFi was strong and fast. We extended our stay and would like to have stayed longer. We'll definitely be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Big sites, heavily wooded, great staff, good roads and convenient to Anacortes. Great in every way. Excellent restaurants in town and they give you a good printout of what is where and what to do. Lots of cable channels and good Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the second time we have stayed here. This park has increased in size since our last stay two years ago, for a total of about 150 spaces. It is very clean and well maintained. The staff is friendly and helpful. There are a lot of trees which make it a beautiful place, but can interfere with satellite reception. The spaces range in size, but there are plenty that can accommodate a larger motorhome. We stayed in the newer, less treed section and the spaces here were very generous in size. Wi-Fi and cable TV were excellent, and Verizon wireless reception was good. The daily rate reflects our one-month stay. We definitely will return when we are in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a wonderful, family oriented park. We had a nose-in site which we'd never experienced before, but it provided much privacy. Each site has it's own fire ring which is a bonus. The only drawback is there is no pool; that would be nice for the kids. It has a great playground and is close to lots of things to see and do. The owners provided a nice list of local attractions, sites and restaurants which is always helpful. We are definitely going back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here for Labour Day weekend and thought it was was awesome. The kids loved the park and I loved all the trees. The sites are nice and big. I will definitely come back here again. Maybe even next weekend! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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This is one of our favorite places to stay in Washington State. The campground has evolved through the years and has only gotten better each time we go there. Sites are spacious, some shaded some in the woods and some in the sun. All you have to do is ask for your preference. Staff is always extremely friendly and the last time we stayed here they had a BBQ that they hosted for the entire campground, no charge! There are many fine places to dine in nearby Anacortes. Don't miss the Donut House on Commercial Ave. Apple fritters as big as a dinner plate. Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate was a weekly rate. A great RV park with a wide variety of site locations. Some areas have large trees for those of us who like shade and some areas have no trees for the satellite users. Next time, I will make a reservation earlier to try to get in row B. We were in spot D2 and had to use several boards to get the RV level. The managers were very nice and helpful with things to see and directions to get there. This is the best RV park in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful campground with very large sites. The trees and landscaping are beautiful. The sites are gravel. They have a large fenced dog run. The staff who registered us were friendly. The campsites were very well maintained. The staff were continually cleaning. The park was quiet. We were on a two month vacation and this was my favorite park. I plan to definitely return and stay for a month. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We planned to stay 2 days, and ended up staying two weeks! The location is very convenient to lots of activities. Mount Erie is a short drive. Also the city of Anacortes is sweet. Finally the ferries are close by and we spent some days in the San Juan Islands. The park has a huge dog run, and that was important to us. There are lots of fir trees. The hosts were very accommodating to all our changes. The folks in the camp were friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this attractive park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is quiet and peaceful, with not one spec of litter! It could use a pool and hot tub:) The staff was great, and went out of their way to settle us in our space. It would be a 10 star if it only had a pool. We did not see any children, so if there were any they were very well behaved. I'd go back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a great place! We will be back.Close to everything. Went whale watching, took the ferry to Port Townsend. Not out of the way at all. If you want a 10, this is the place. Sites are very large,and clean. Only thing missing was a pool, but who needs one when you already a 10!!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It's a pleasure to be able to give a good review to a park. Management was helpful even to the extent of helping guide us into back-in site. Grounds were clean, buildings well maintained. Showers and restrooms were immaculate. Majestic firs, red cedars and other northwest trees gave a special ambiance to the park. Although you felt as if you were in a state park, access to neighboring attractions was easy. Our only suggestion for improvement would be the addition of a second shower facility. It was a long walk downhill to the one in the park. Otherwise no complaints, an enjoyable stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very pleasant, quiet, well-run Park. Shady sites. A bit removed from shopping and attractions or I would have given it a 10. Pull through sites were level and spacious. Restrooms were nice. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had a shady pull-through site. Some sites are in full sun and it was hot today. They are not as pleasant as the shady ones, although some are in deep shade and some partial. There is a laundry. The staff were friendly and the park was quiet. The roads were gravel and very dusty. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Bravo!!! What a fantastic park! Looks to be renovated within the last 6 months and a whole new section added! Rustic done right! Whatever type of campsite you like you will find it here whether you like heavily treed sites, some trees, no trees! Can accommodate ANY type of rig and they also have "super sites" - double sites that include gazebos! Big grassy areas for picnics, tons of walking trails, new basketball court, and more! No grass in most sites but the scenery is wonderful...big majestic pines everywhere! Roads are gravel but very well kept. They even have an off leash, fenced in dog area! Close to Deception Pass (a must see!) and the Anacortes Ferry to the San Juan Islands. Also close to the delightful town of La Connor. The staff is outstanding and they even deliver wood to your site! Great general store with supplies. We have already booked another trip here in July! Very highly recommended! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park overall, clean restrooms and showers and nice walking paths and park areas. Very friendly staff, we stayed there almost a month due to work and they always made sure to make us feel welcome and were all very friendly to our children. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Overall this is a great RV park. The grounds are very clean and the gravel roads are well maintained. The park is quiet and the trees provide some great shade and privacy. Sites are spacious, level and well manicured (but no grass). The playground is small but decent. There is a mix of full-timers and folks storing their RVs on-site, but the owners obviously make sure everyone maintains their sites. The hosts are very polite, the bathrooms are clean and the small store is decently stocked with basic supplies. I was happy to see Wi-Fi and cable TV were included in the price. This is definitely a great base-camp for touring the surrounding area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here from September 2008-January 2009. The staff was very helpful, and public areas were always spotless. Great location just outside of town, but setting of the campground was peaceful. Management had their favorite long-term renters, and they were allowed to "break the rules" (have more vehicles than allowed, could make more noise, could leave their pets outside all day, etc.). Because we stayed in the colder months, we were informed that we were required to provide heating tape, etc. for our pipes. We were also charged for our electric use. This was fine with us, but all other campgrounds in the area notified us of these things when we first visited, not after we'd been there for months. Wireless internet was very unreliable. Upon check-in, we were told that some improvements that were needed at and next to our site would be done within a couple of days, but it was more like a couple of months. If we were passing through again for a few days, we'd probably stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is our idea of an ideal campground. The sites are spacious, with lots of tall trees. Satellite reception wasn't possible, but the cable was excellent. After a windy storm on Saturday, the crew had the debris cleaned up by the next afternoon. The only problem area we noted was the WiFi that went from good to nonexistent at times. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed the weekend of the Anacortes "Oyster Run" and really enjoyed this park. Despite the continuous roar of hundreds of Harley Davidson's on the nearby highway, the park was surprisingly quiet. Employees were personable and helpful. The facilities were great. Our site was very spacious with a nice split-rail fence between sites, fire pit, picnic table, full utilities 30/50 amp, and cable with 99 channels. Lots to do in this area... Deception Pass, LaConner, Swinomish Casino, ferry to the San Juans etc. We will use this park again! Without a doubt, the best in the area! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice campground with well kept grounds. Had a back in site, but the roads were wide enough to maneuver easily with a 35ft fiver. Large variety of sites available to suit anyone's needs. Owners were very nice and helpful. Not sure if Satellite service would work here as there are lots of trees. Would have rated higher except that roads are dirt which made things a little muddy driving around at times. Wi-Fi service was spotty depending on the time of day. Sometimes was quick other times very slow. Other thing was that I was told my site was 50 amp and when I got all set up found that it was 30 amp. Not a big deal but wanted to point it out. Overall, this is one of the best campgrounds I have ever stayed in and I will be back over and over again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is fantastic. Nice wooded sites with full services. This is the closest thing to a National Park! Great playground. Perfect Wi-Fi and cable. Owners super friendly. This is the first park I have ever given a 10 to! Book early, it fills every night in summer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate is monthly. Daily rate is about $30. This is a very nice, well run park. The owners, managers, and staff are all doing a great job. The park is being remodeled to add 55 more rv sites with full hookups. The old covered wagons are for sale. The park is also for sale. If you park in a site in the trees, you will get a lot of pine needles on your roof and you probably wont be able to use your satellite tv but the cable is adequate. There are sites in the sun if you prefer. The park allows open campfires at each site so there can be a lot of wood smoke in the park if there are several fires. The park is usually full from Memorial day to Labor day so make a reservation. We camped here in a Motorhome.
WOW, If you want a great camping spot you have to come here. The managers are exceptional; they are friendly and courteous. They make sure you are set up in your camp site by walking down with you and help you park your rig. They are always around; they make sure everything is to your liking and that everything is working well. The rest of the staff are quite nice as well. They make you feel welcome and at home. The sites are large enough and well groomed. The park is a great place for the kids as are the trails and the basketball court. This RV Park is excellent. We are here for the month and will continue to come back. Thanks for such a great place to stay!!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great park in a great location. Friendly staff member guides you to your site and helps if needed. Large older trees throughout the park and very quiet here. The wifi was ok but not very fast (see older review). Cable was good with lots of channels. Good fire pits at each site that were clean (wood available at the office). A picnic table at each site. We were more than pleased with our stay and will be back again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great Park. Woodsy - well cared for - staff is really nice. Big rig friendly. Cable / WiFi. Rates are really good - have long term discounts too. Week-ends area really busy - suggest reservations. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is truly a park that allows you to feel you are still "camping" even if others laugh at you for calling it that when you have a 40 ft rig with 4 slides! A very well maintained park with tall trees and generous sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice large site. The staff was very friendly. It was an excellent location for exploring Whidbey Island and Anacortes. WiFi worked. Not much grassy area for dogs. Shaded sites and very quiet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older park with mature shade trees. Unlike the other nearby park, most of the spaces are very generous, although some are fairly close together. Management is friendly, helpful, and the park is well maintained. The location is close to Anacortes and La Conner. Showers and laundry are clean, but busy (only 4 washers and 4 dryers). Sites are gravel and most are level. We were here a month in a 50-amp site, with no electrical problems. Cable TV was very good, so no need for satellite in our site. That said, most sites are not suitable for satellite TV because of the many mature trees in the park. We learned that we could drive 30 minutes to La Conner to the cable supplier (Wave Broadband) and for $24 rent a cable modem for the month to obtain secure, high-speed Internet service which complements the cable TV service included in the campground fee. Otherwise, the WiFi seemed to be overwhelmed (translation: slow) most of the time. We camped 31 nights in a 25-foot travel trailer with no pets. Our per-night price reflects our one-month stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very nice rv park. Our site was huge. Woodalls said average site width was 20 feet. Ha! I'd say a whole lot wider than that! Huge trees, very rustic. People who run it very nice and accommodating. Only facilities we used were laundry and it was clean. We were in a 50 amp site and then moved to a 30 amp. Didn't have to run the air much so can't say how good the power was. All in all, a great campground if you like rustic and wooded. WIFI was great and free. Only reason I wouldn't give them a 10 is because they charge $2 a night extra for pets. We would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pro's - quiet, big trees, great staff, good value, moderate price, good water and sewer, very good ambience overall. Con's - 30 amp sites may have low voltage if it gets warm. Our motorhome disconnected automatically and we could not use more than about 15 amps without dropping out. I think the 50 amp sites are better. The park was full most of the time while we were here so we could not move sites. The cable tv signal is weak so your picture may be snowy or noisy. There are only a few sites that can use satellite dishes. The wifi worked fine when it worked but there were intermittent outages. Most of the park is gravel/dirt roads so if it is dry it will be dusty. We liked the park a lot and will return again but will get a reservation for a 50 amp site. The rate reflects the monthly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The family that runs this was very friendly. It was a good place to stay just outside of town. Halfway between Anacortes and Deception Pass. Lots to do here. But their website state a outdoor hotub, but it hasn't worked for almost a year. The ivy is taking over and it doesn't look like they are going to repair it. That was disappointing but I would come back here. Of course, I love the San Juan Islands nearby so... We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a nice park with a 'campground' rather than resort feel. Trees are everywhere, which is nice. Our site was pretty level, though we saw quite a few that weren't. The big problem here is the showers. There's mildew and they operate on a push button system that can't be adjusted for temperature. Wifi was nice and strong since we were right under the antenna and the staff is super nice and helpful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have stayed at this park a couple of times and found it to be OK. This park has the potential to become a great RV resort if they would make it kid friendly by adding a swimming pool and a recreation/game room. The owners also need to give consideration to the seasonal/permanent residents who are letting their campsites get junky. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful treed park. They had free Wifi and also were knowledgable about satellite sites. The laundry room was clean and moderatley priced. There are plenty of nice places to walk your pets. They have you sign a contract upon arrival acknowledging rules and regulations. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice and clean campground, very wooded with fern undergrowth, very nice playground, clean rest rooms and showers, the laundry room was rather small and always busy so we went into Anacortes to do laundry. Friendly manager and staff. We stayed for two weeks in July 2005 for the weekly rate of $150.00, very reasonable for such a wonderful park We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at the Pioneer Trails RV Resort Campground and found this resort to be all they say it is in their advertisement. The park is very clean and well taken care of. The staff is very helpful. We were provided a guide to our site and he guided us into our RV space. We were able to obtain a space in the trees and recommend these sites. They are very spacious, big and semi-private. The resort provides many recreation activities. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at Pioneer Trails RV Resort Campground because we don't like parking lot type
campgrounds and we love to camp among the trees and ferns. Other campgrounds in the area simply couldn't match the larger campsites or fantastic natural setting of Pioneer Trails. We stayed here for five weeks and were thrilled with the campground and the friendliness of the manager and staff. Trash was picked up every day and there were two or more staff members always maintaining the grounds. They have just completed a major renovation with all new electrical, water, cable TV (60+ channels) and sewer system. The packed gravel sites were level and drained well. We were a little skeptical when we saw their web page with the cabins and covered wagons that reminded us of KOA's. Once we got there we found the park to be very large, and those other accommodations were located away from the RV campground and were no problem. We're already planning our return visit. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Swinomish Hotel/Casino/RV Park Review 12885 Casino Drive Anacortes WA 98221, 360-293-2691 www.swinomishcasino.com The Hotel requires that RV’s pay a RV parking Fee to stay in the parking lot. $10 to $30 plus tax according to Security. They do not charge cars to stay in the parking lot! I find this ridiculous that RV must pay to be able to go to the Casino play Slots/Bingo and eat food at the Casino. RVs are parked in a little used vacant part of the parking lot and no services are used except in my case one car parking spot. They do have a substandard RV Park that has very limited services and very low power (about 90 volts or less), which can damage your electrical and electronic equipment. Which it has done to me! My power supply and my fridge were damaged and I had to replace them at my cost, as the manufacture would not honor the warranty. Camping World in Burlington had my RV for about eight months trying to get the manufacture to pay. I agree with many of the reviews posted on line, many which are as follows. In the fifteen or so years we have visited Northern Lights/ Swinomish Casino/RV Park there has been no real improvements and little maintenance to the RV Park, lights, damage plugs and pipes are repaired when someone complaints about them in writing. No facilities for the RV campers, no washrooms, no showers, no laundry, and sewer connector located between RV where the picnic tables are located, not pleasant to eat or sit at. Train runs right beside the camp ground at all times of the day and night, sounds its air horn three times before crossing the rail bridge, wakes everyone up at around 4AM in the Hotel and RV Park. Hotel has taken over reservations from the casino and wants everything charged to your credit card, they have to call a supervisor if you want to pay in cash and they still may charge your credit card which will take months to get a refund. Hotel does not take reservations but assigns campsites regardless of the size and type of RV. They have been very unorganized and it can take some time to check in. Power is low, (about 90- Volts) you must have a cable box to get cable and channels are very iffy, possible due to the low power. Water pressure is very high so be sure to use a pressure regulator. A large air conditioner (about the size of a city bus) is located behind the hotel closet to the RV Park that can be quite noisy, Ducts can pulsate and some times has a high frequency noise that only some people can hear, I am one that can hear it and have to use ear plugs to sleep and not get a head ache. Finding your way into the RV Park is difficult and at night as it is very poorly lighted. Wifi is intermittent; you can connect to the router but not the Internet. Site numbers are difficult to see they are now painted on road where road dirt will obscure them, before they were on posts. They water the grass at inappropriate times, it can be a real challenge to get between the RV park and hotel especially at night as you can hear the sprinklers but can not see them. Granted the Casino is open 24/7 so no mater what time they turn on the sprinklers someone will get wet, but they could have them on between 1 and 4AM instead of the busy times of the day, timers are set by the lawn maintain people who, I do not think have considered that people need to get back and forth between the hotel and RV park. There is not much of a variety of food offered at Swinomish just about all of it is very spicy and is more for the Spanish palate, which maybe is their customer base. They went high class and fancy after the Hotel was built. As no washrooms for the RV Park I have witnessed some disgusting acts. When camping in site 11 I had to take my dog for a walk at 4AM and saw someone squatting at the rear of their RV in site 8. Later after they left I realized he had taken a dump behind the RV. I called the Casino and they sent someone out with a dustpan and broom to clean it up. While staying in site 32, I saw two people in site 33 who had a van, not an RV, use a bucket to go to the bathroom, later when it got dark they dumped the bucket in the long grass. I have also seen the same thing happen at the Silver Reef Casino. Another time we stayed in site 20, at least 10 people with five cars stayed in site 21 in a large popup camper. In the morning I witnessed both men and women taking a pee behind their RV and two males took a pee in the area behind my slide out where my power cord, water hose and cable cord is. I expect this also happened during the night, which I did not see. After they left I got my hose and washed the area. When you see something on the ground don’t assume someone did not clean up after their dog! I realize that the Hotel cannot control the discussing actions of some of the campers but providing services such as washrooms would greatly reduce this activity. Or only lettings RV that are self-contained use the RV Park. Some campers have nothing more than a Van or pickup with a canopy; they must think they are staying in a full service RV park and do not want to walk to the Hotel to go to the bathroom or get wet from the sprinklers. They give themselves a high positive rating I suspect the positive rating are by employees. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a convenient park for gamblers at the casino. It is also convenient for shopping in the Burlington and Mount Vernon area. However, there are no facilities for the RV campers. The train runs right beside the campground and does run at all hours of the night. This is very disturbing for sleep. We found the rate to be very high for a casino park. The rate has increased substantially since the hotel took over running of the RV park from the casino. We will stay at another park that is close by. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park serves its intended purpose: provide a place to park for gamblers or overnight travelers. No amenities like rest rooms, showers, laundry, pool. You do get full hook ups, a level pad, a picnic table, and some grass. Water pressure is very high: 90 psi. Management deals with this by advising campers to turn off the water spigot when not in your camp site. That advice won't protect your plumbing from damage - only a water pressure regulator will do that. Friendly gal at the check in desk. Excellent food at 13 Moons - a restaurant in the casino. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What used to be a pretty nice RV park is not any more. In order to get into the park you need to take a dusty road behind the casino. Then go into the hotel lobby to register. I had reserved a pull through but was assigned a back in. The problem is that the back ins only have 30 amp service. After some arm twisting I was given a pull through. You no longer pay up front for the space but have to check-out upon leaving. They don't have a clue as to how to assign spaces. There were camper shells occupying the pull throughs and big rigs in the back ins. If only they knew how to manage an RV Park. And at $38 it is hardly worth it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at this park for 9 years & like it here until this past stay. The park is now managed by Swinomish Lodge. In the past the casino is where we checked in & staff was friendly. The staff at Lodge check in treated us like we were less than stellar people, we were not informed in order to have cable TV we had to order a box from check in, in the past we simply plugged in once we were hooked up at the sight. We were also informed we can no longer reserve a specific site, they told us they are managing RV park like a hotel & that specific sites are no longer an option, plus they have raised their rates $10.00 a night, also unless you have thousands of points on players card you can no longer use players card to pay for RV site. We are very disappointed in how this park is now being managed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived here in the evening and found it difficult to find the road to the park - it winds around the back of the casino. The actual site was difficult to find as the lighting was very poor and the numbers are printed on the road. Take a flashlight! Some highway noise and two trains came through in the night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The other comments apply. We did get awakened late at night (4am) by the train going by and blowing its horn. This may be unusual but it happened twice during our stay. For the price its a reasonably good deal. The hotel is now occupied so the great deal on breakfast is no longer available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
CAUTION, use your water pressure regulator. I didn't at first and gave my pant leg a bath when I flushed the toilet. Back in 30 amp sites only $22, 50 amp and pull through $25. Great value for level gravel sites with grass between and a table with water, power, sewer, cable and Wi-Fi. Construction is complete so park is very quiet. Add in the casino with good eats and you have a winner. Don't forget to get a players card, even if as is our case we don't gamble because this gets you discounts in the eateries. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Construction is done and campground is quiet. For a Casino Campground the price is about right. You have cable, free internet, 50 amp and pull throughs. While i have stayed at casinos either boon docking or in there campground from west coast to east coast this probably is one of the best. The campground has good and bad points but overall i give it a eight. The food and service at the Casino restaurant was very good and you have to check in at the Players Club counter, very friendly. My only complaint is if you stay for a week you could have to move a couple of times due to the fact people reserve spots by number for instance if we wanted to stay another day we would have to move because someone reserved our spot even though the campground is only half full but we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here over a Sunday so the construction noise they warned us about on check in was non-existent. We had a lovely water view site. There are tons of activities besides the casino. A good base for exploring the San Juan Islands. We camped here in a Motorhome.
BEWARE they are building a hotel to the casino and they start working at 630AM, and 7AM on Sundays. The front desk has little sympathy for any comments about the noise. I will not be back until completed next year some time. No showers and was rooms are located in the casino. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When I made the reservations they told me they were building a hotel and there was construction noise. What they didn't say is that it started at 6:00 A.M. and ends about 7:00 P.M. They also did not warn me about how to get to the park. I noticed that after we had come in they had someone out directing people on where to park to register. Because of the early morning noise and lack of signage I have given them a 3. When the construction is done this score will improve. Didn't tell us that the fireworks stands were open and the operators light on banging ones during the day and at dusk some of the pretty ones. We will stay here again after the construction is completed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The previous 3 reviews are accurate. However the sites are not all that level. Now for the problems, Wi-Fi was out of service the whole time and worst of all there is MAJOR construction going on -- building a hotel adjacent to the RV park. Entrance is changed and no mention of this by the somewhat surly check in staff -- had to go around the building through the construction area to get to the campground. The construction noise started very early and went till after 5pm at night. There is also talk of moving the campground somewhat. So, be aware if you are planning on staying here during the next year (?) or so. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I've been here many times, quick check in and friendly staff. My biggest complaint is the sites are gravel and when it rains you get puddles and very muddy. Sites are level, the black connection is a few feet from other connections which can be problematic. All in all good, just wish they'd pave the sites. Very clean park and quiet. Can get windy so make sure your awning wind guard works! No showers or wash rooms in the casino. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I liked this park. The woman checking us in was very friendly. Although it says to go to the gift shop it is just the counter by the front doors where you check in. The sites are nice and wide. There is grass between each unit. There is even a beach to walk down to. Very nice dog area. But best is the short walk to the casino. The only problem I could see is the sites might be a bit mucky if it was raining. I will definitely go back here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We found this park to be a good stop for a night or two. While the sites are very basic gravel/grass with some sprinkler issues (read mud), the bay view and the adjacent good food and service at the casino kind of made up for it. Our clubhouse sandwiches came in at about five pounds and lasted four days for $9.95! Dinner was great as well, with reasonable wine prices. The adjacent fuel stop is also Indian owned and we found fuel to be 20 cents less than other stations. Other guests here said this was the lowest priced diesel within 100 miles! Boats go by the nearby grassy beach area. Don’t worry about the train tracks as only one local freight train goes by each day. We planned on taking the drive south down highway 20 and the ferry to Port Townsend but had to turn around. We did not have a reservation and the wait time at 11AM was stretched until 9:30 PM! Book ferries ahead of time! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have RV'd at this place a lot, but we have never been in any other spaces except #28, 29 and 1. We are presently in space # 3 and it has more water in it than any other space in the c/g. Over all I would rate it no higher than a 2. If you want to go to Anacortes, Burlington and other places its good for a base camp. The Casino is nothing to rave about, tighter than most Casinos that we have been to. The Farm House Restaurant, heading back to I-5,on Hwy 20, is a great place to eat, and the Calico Cupboard in Anacortes is OK but pricey. In view of it all, I don't think we will be coming this way again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff was nice, the park was clean but needed the lawns mowed and weeded. I suppose since people are there for the casino its not a big priority. Big issue was they water in the late night and puddles everywhere on the sites. I was disconnecting my utilities and my feet were sopping wet. Basic cable TV, WiFi worked great. Staff was very nice. Checkout was 11A and they extended till 1P no charge. I'd come back only as its connected to the casino. Enroll in the slot programme for a small discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is just a big, paved parking lot, but if you are into gambling, I suppose it is a good place. I only stayed because it was late and I wanted to stop for the night. Would not come again for any length of time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed 5 nights in a 40-footer. There was a nice area around the campground to walk dogs. The campground had dispensers for dog waste bags, but were empty until our last day. We liked the campground except that they irrigated daily from 5 AM until 7 AM leaving water standing in the sites all day. We commented on this several times to no avail. That is the only real problem, but is the reason we would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here after we got off the ferry. It was 9:30 pm and we only paid $10 in the overflow parking. Was perfect since we were leaving early in the morning and it was secured. They also have a gas station, really convenient for us. Will stay here on our back to Vancouver Island before going on the ferry. So glad we did. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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It is okay for an overnight stay with hookups. It is nothing fancy. There are no restrooms or showers. The food not so good. We had a free steak dinner and veggies were cold. The rolls came after we had eaten dinner. The steak was not done enough for husband. It included one trip to salad bar, but was not told soup OR salad. There was no lettuce, so we took soup and waited on salad to find out that it was either soup or salad, but gal let us have salad, but they were out of ranch dressing. So we wouldn't not recommend the food. We will go to nearby restaurant for breakfast. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a reasonably priced, FHU park with decent cable and WI-FI that worked fine for us. I can understand some of the previous complaints (poor site assignment, to much watering, lack of restrooms, lack of staff for the RV park, etc.). However, it works fine for just an overnight stop. I'd probably stay at one of the other parks in the area if spending more than 1 night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the 3rd or 4th time I have stayed at this park. It is getting run down. There is very little maintenance that has been performed over the years. And they water way too much - so much that there are large puddles around the coach each morning. They still have a one week limit and they still assign spaces when you make a reservation with no regard for the size of rig. Consequently camper shells are using the long pull thrus and big rigs are backed into short, 30 amp only, sites. They don't have a clue as to how to run an RV Park. It is run by the ladies at the customer service counter. I found a pretty decent RV Park in Oak Harbor run by the city. 30 amp only but only $20 per night. Unfortunately they don't take reservations and the electricity failed during the recent hot spell. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have stayed at this park a number of times. It is the best in the Anacortes area. Better than Pioneer or Fidalgo Bay - although a number of new spaces have been added to Pioneer - and some have satellite access - clear sky to the south. The casino is still assigning spaces when you make a reservation and they don't assign based upon RV type. So you often see camper shells in the long pull thrus and big rigs in the smaller back ins. The problem: All back in sites are 30 amp only, whereas the pull thrus are 30/50. And the one week max stay policy does not allow one to setup base camp for visiting surrounding areas - including the San Juan Islands. I will stay here again when in the area. I wish they would change the one week stay policy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not much to add to previous reviews except to be prepared for the odor from nearby oil refineries when the wind shifts. Park fills up fast so make sure you have reservations. Office staff needs to leave the office and check out the park since they claim that the Internet map is deceiving and all pull thru's are the same length. They Are Not ! Spaces are close together and they are expanding the parking lot so maybe a laundry facility is in the future. The price is right though, for what you get. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If you just need a place to park while you are gambling I think there are better choices in the area. Very low class stale smoke casino to match the low class parking lot with hookups. A very lengthy check in procedure that added to the average rating. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pretty good RV park for a casino. Better than dry parking in a casino parking lot. Great WiFi signal and good TV signal. Grounds are well maintained with walking trails down to the river and blackberry bushes everywhere. No restroom or shower facilities available. For the price, it's a fair deal. Nothing spectacular but not disappointing. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I have stayed at this park a number of times. The reservation policy does not consider the size of your rig. All the pull-thrus are 30/50 amp. All the back-ins are 30amp only. There were lots of campers and trailers in the pull-thrus and they only used 30amp. They should assign spaces based upon the rigs electricity requirement. One of the pull-thrus had a camper shell and only used 1/3 the pull thru space. I would think they would assign spaces when you arrive rather than when you make a reservation. And reservations do not require a credit card number. Not well organized. You are given a coupon book worth a number of things, including a free round of golf but we were never able to book a tee time thru Guest Services - no one ever answered the phone. But the park is much better than the alternatives in the area - Fidalgo Bay and Pioneer Trails. Fidalgo Bay is very run down and Pioneer Trails is an old park with too many trees. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is great and easy behind a casino. Had a nice view of the bay. Didn't have reservations, but it is advised. The only drawback is no showers or restrooms, but gal at desk said there are rumors of maybe one someday. Would stay here again. Found the office help to be very efficient, not as others had experienced. They were friendly and helpful. Tuesday is Senior Day so the park is usually very full due to special discounts for seniors. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Satisfactory park-nothing special. Water view was let down-would not describe as "ocean view". Had distant view of mountains. Fairly long walk to casino but guest services accommodated my disability by sending a golf cart. Best price in area (with discount). Food in casino was good. Ok place/ would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is very convenient to the casino and has all the amenities you would want. The staff is friendly. The park is clean and easy to navigate. The only criticism I have is that you register at the gift shop and if they are busy it takes a while to check in. Otherwise, a great stop for a night at the Casino or on the way to the Ferry in Anacortes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here during the Tulip Festival and were pleasantly surprised. This is a great rv park with excellent free WiFi, level sites, security cameras, paved roads, good cable and was clean. The low rates are an incentive to spend a few bucks at the Casino but that is part of the fun. (The Casino is clean, well ventilated and appears to be well run.) Some good comedy acts appear here. The Casino also has good food at reasonable prices. You get a discount book for the Casino at check-in with discounts for food, gambling, etc. We enjoyed our stay and will return again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a neat and tidy park. There are no shade trees. Grass, picnic table and paved parking at each site. We stayed in site 30 which has a view of the ocean. The park is adjacent to Swinomish Northern Lights Casino. The only issue we had was at check in. They had us reserved in a site that we had not requested. There were two others in our group who had also reserved in advance, who were assigned a different site. I would recommend when reserving a site to have the person you are speaking with to repeat the information back to you and also obtain this person's name. We have stayed at this park 3 times and will stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park, clean, level sites. Well kept lawn, no trees. Just a walk across the green belt to the casino and restaurant. Nice views of the water. Staff was friendly and helpful. This is a great place to stay if you want to base yourself to take in the local attractions. Cheap rates! Self contained units only, as there are no showers available to guests, and the nearest rest rooms are in the casino. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
First weekend of the season. Perfect weather. Site A-10 was very private. Great hiking and view points to die for of San Juan Islands. A short bike trip to Anacortes and close to ferry terminal. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For our setup this park works fine. We are a 17' trailer and we like a woodsy setting. Reminds me of a USFS campground. Being February, I expected the water to be turned off at the sites, but it was on! Bathrooms were closed for the season in the camp loops - a bit inconvenient but we had our own in the trailer. Very shaded. Great trails. I'd stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I read the reviews on the site before camping here. I have to say that the reviews are right: the roads are narrow; the entrance to the campground is narrow; the sites are not level. BUT it is extremely family friendly and for the money, you really can't beat it! We really enjoyed our time here and enjoyed having the deer come visit us while we ate dinner. The tide pools were great, but were in an area that was too steep to take our two year old. It is in a fantastic location and my little girl loved throwing rocks into the water. Some sites would accommodate a big rig and we actually saw some larger motorhomes in a couple of sites. Be prepared to bring a lot of leveling blocks! We would camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I have camped here for the last 20 years and have never had a bad time. This is a camp ground with electric and water; not a full service RV park on pavement with cables. This is a clean family oriented great treed camp. I can't really remember the rate but it was fair. Thank you Anacortes for this camp. I don't recommend bringing anything over 30 feet. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The prior reviews, even though old, are still correct. The location is great, out on a point over-looking the San Juan Islands, and very close to the Washington Ferry departure terminal, but: Very tight entrance and narrow campground roads, sites are small and not level. Campground has water and electric, but no sewer or dump station. So many trees you can barely see the sun. This place needs some major fixing up. Better off staying at Pioneer Trails or the Indian Casino RV park. We chose not to stay here and moved on. "We did not stay in this park". We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I can not understand the other low ratings. This is a city owned park designed much like state parks. No, it is not a 5 star park but it has the ocean, trees, boat launch and the San Juan Island ferry terminal within a mile. If you like to camp with trees and a camp fire instead of wi-fi and cable this is a park for you. It has a dump station on the way out. I have not had a bad stay here in the last 19 years of use. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We actually did not spend the night at Washington Park. After a long detour over extremely rough road, we arrived at the park. The narrow one-way road was overgrown and muddy. Had trouble negotiating the steep grades in the mud. 5th wheel scraped on sides from trees and brush. The sites were small, for this novice...too difficult to back in to, and I doubt I would have had room to extend the slide. For those wanting a "deep woods" experience, this park might be just the ticket. It simply wasn't for my wife and myself! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The only reason we stayed here is because A. We didn't know any better and B. Our friends house was a block away. The park is owned and operated by the City of Anacortes and it appears that there is no one here that knows how to run an RV park. This is definitely not a big rig friendly park. Our motorhome is only 30' and we had a heck of a time in this park. The roads were dirt and very muddy as well as narrow. My biggest problem with the park is that it is layed out so that you have to pull nose-in to all the sites as the hookups are at the front of each site and on the wrong side. However, the traffic flow through the park is backwards making it extreemly difficult to pull into a site. Because of the backward flow the pull through site we found had the hookups on the wrong side. I had to do a big turn around number to get into the site. The pay station was a vending machine type of system that wouldn't accept crisp new $20 bills, so we had to wait for one of the park employees to find us (the office wasn't readily identifiable) The park is situated in the woods with really tall cedars, which means that your satellite receiver won't work. Because of the density of the forest, little or no sun gets through either. Trees are so close that awnings are practically useless. On top of all this, the park doesn't accept reservations except from residents of the city of Anacortes! What ? I can't even begin to try and comprehend this policy. My advice would be to bypass this one and go 10 minutes down the road to Deception Pass State park. Besides the main campground, there is a little known and smaller campground on Bowman Bay that is great. We camped here in a Motorhome.