Midrange quality KOA. Pluses are exceptionally well groomed and lots of mature trees. Downsides are it is set on a hillside so the turns are somewhat tighter and the roadways somewhat more narrow than I am used to seeing in a KOA. The sites have a fabulous view but are kind of narrow and the roadway is also narrow with a steep hill on one side, enough that I had a bit of trouble backing in. Excellent internet, but only a minimal 11 channels of cable TV. Their big attraction is Mount St Helen's and they know it. Wonderfully helpful friendly staff give you lots of tips with a map on the best possible experience and do regular road conditions checks and they even advised us where the cheapest gas was. We spent two nights here and left our rig in the campground and spent one full day driving up to see the volcano, stopping to view sites along the way. The road to Mt St Helens is long winding and in parts steep and would have not been fun if we had our travel trailer behind us. The drive to the top is about 1 and half hours but there are lots of things to see on the way up and most are kid friendly but not rig or pet friendly. The location of this KOA is therefore ideal, quick and easy off and on the interstate and the perfect spot to safely park your rig and go see the mountain. There were a lot of young (5-) kids here, even for a KOA. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Another great place to stay. Wonderful views from the park and very friendly staff. There is an enclosed and fenced pet area with scooper and rake, but our dog just wanted to smell every square inch. There is also a very poorly maintained trail behind the office. To walk our dog we went to Castle Rock and took the river walks. Wi-Fi and cable worked very well, but there is not a TV listing channel, and the online listings did not match up. We were also able to get six HD TV channels on the roof antenna. Showers are extremely tiny. We would and will stay here again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Very nice park. Very clean and well maintained. The staff was GREAT. We were here with a group, so used the clubhouse which was great. We have stayed in many KOAs over the last few years and this one is one of the best. We had discounts, so price listed is not what we paid. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My site was a back in end site on the top level. The park is on a hillside so rows are terraced. The park was clean, the staff helpful and friendly and the drive to Mt St Helens visitor center was about 30 minutes. There is a fuel station about 100 yards from the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great RV Park. One of the friendliest and most helpful owners we have met in a long time. Great rate. Park was very clean. New enclosed dog area. Free cable and internet (fast too). Super clean showers and restroom. Kids play area. Great layout allowing all spaces to be easy to back into. Nice views also. Will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
New management has taken over this park and it is showing. Very clean, groomed park with easy back-in sites, very friendly staff, easy on and off from I-5 and an hour to Mt. St. Helen's. Great WiFi, clear overhead for satellite TV, nothing fancy but certainly perfect en route overnight or touring. They are planning pull-through sites and other improvements. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I rounded up the price which was $39.72. Too high considering there is no big rig access, no pull through spaces, and no 50 amp service. But the park is really pretty. It is now a KOA. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Well it is an odd park in that the sites are in tiers. I found it a little nerve wracking to park on one tier and it feels like you are on the edge. Definitely need to chock the wheels. Nice and clean. Showers were 25 cents. Cable TV and Wi-Fi work great. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful clean park on a hillside. Great views of the surrounding area. There was no one in the office when we arrived but there were specific instructions on the office window. We found a very level site. Cablevision was excellent as was the Wi-Fi. The sites are a bit tight but we will definitely return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here in a 45' motorhome. We will NOT be coming back here. The sites were extremely tight. We were in the only slot that could handle our rig. Even then it was tough getting into it. We would have left if there would have been anybody next to us (other then our friends). Our friends stayed in the space below us. They had a 32' travel trailer. The trailer bottomed out backing into the slot. They almost had to use four wheel drive to pull out. If it would have been at all damp, they would have had to. The camp was fairly clean, which was a plus. For what little this CG had, it wasn't worth the money. Next time we will be staying a little farther up the road. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park was decent. Set up on the side of a hill. Sites or at least ours was a bit short but you can detach and park sideways. Verizon service was almost zero and WiFi only worked part time. "TengoNet" should be called "terrible net." Staff was friendly and helpful, laundry was reasonable and had lots of washers and dryers. Good place to visit Mt. St. Helens. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good location for seeing Mount St Helens, friendly helpful staff, beautiful scenery from the terrace sites. Good WiFi but not much for cable TV, was able to get satellite. The downside is the sites, they are not level, I had to use all the blocking I brought, and very small, barely enough room to get a trailer in and no place to park your truck except sideways partially in street, then the only way to walk out was through the neighbors. I asked if I could park in an empty site and was told no, although there were plenty of empty sites. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a really nice park and the people working there were very helpful and friendly. The bathrooms were very clean and look like they were recently painted. We had had a rough day getting there and when I mentioned that and asked for a more private site, they gave us one along the side in the very back which was perfect for us even though that was not the one they originally reserved for us. We would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. My site had trees planted between it and the next site, which is a nice touch. Showers are 25 cents for five minutes, which is adequate if you're quick. Strong WiFi at my site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
OK park for a few nights to visit Mt.Saint Helen's, but very tight back in sites which are slightly gravel and some grass. Hard to walk your dog because of the hilly park, and they state they have cable, but it's just your free stations & the Discover Channel. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has unique terraced RV parking slots that allow them to park RVs up the side of a steep hill. The terracing and landscaping are beautiful, but if your rig is too long for your site, their solution is to let your back-end dangle out into thin air. The RV slots are fairly close together, but there is a tasteful screen of bushes between most of them. The bathrooms and showers were clean and tidy, but it does cost 25 cents to shower for five minutes. I’ve paid more to shower, but I find coin-operated showers to be a pain, and these are worse than usual. The coin boxes are OUTSIDE the showers, so I ended up stationing myself by them and feeding extra quarters when my daughters’ showers ran out. If you were showering by yourself, you’d have to grab a towel to put in an extra quarter. I paid the Passport America rate for one night (half-price, cash only), and the Good Sam rate for the second night (10% off), and I averaged the two rates for the price given above. This campground also charges $2 extra per person if you have more than two people. In general, we found them to be rather persnickety about rates and discounts. On the positive side, however, we were in the area to visit Mount St. Helens, and they offered more and better maps of the area than we’ve seen in other parks. We were surprised though that Mount St. Helens is so far away. It took at least 45 minutes to get to the volcano from the RV park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Friendly easy check-in. It is a nice RV Park. The only down side is the site is a back-in that slopes slightly downhill. To level the trailer, we had to set the tongue really low leaving steps into the trailer pretty high. The Internet connection is high speed. I was able to download Netflix and watch my shows on the laptop. We were camping with a group. The Club house is very nice. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here 2 days so we could visit Mt. St. Helens: the park's main attraction (Johnston Ridge Observatory) is only about an hour's drive east with numerous other visitor centers and viewpoints along the way. Previous reviews have described the park's facilities which are above average and most sites are satellite friendly. There appeared to be numerous extended stay customers and the staff was friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First let me say the only reason we stopped here was to go and have lunch at The 19 Mile House Restaurant. It, to our disappointment, was closed and for sale. Now, I believe others who stayed at this park must have had a better site then we did. Our site was very narrow and by the time we had our main slide out we only had about 5 feet left for our sitting area. We faced a bushy tree and the sewer/water and cable TV connection utility post. Near the rear of our site there was a really fat bushy tree that took up most of the space for chairs to enjoy what view there was. On top of that we couldn't get our main awning out because the trees were too close. We couldn't wait to get out of this park!! Our Aircard and cellphone, we needed to use our ever faithful antenna/booster because the signal was weak and so was the wi-fi. Water pressure was inadequate but the power was good. We wouldn't go back to Mt. Saint Helen's RV Park again, it just wasn't a very pretty or comfortable park for us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I was almost put off by the previous reviewer's description of the steep terracing but we dropped off our toad near the office and easily backed our 34 ft motorhome into a space backing onto to the washrooms. The receptionist was professional and friendly and gave us good information about going up to Mt St Helens itself and the restaurant at Hoffstadt Bluffs Visitor Centre, both of which we can also recommend. We had no trouble using our satellite dish on site G5 (water and 30A, no sewer) and had Sprint mobile broadband and AT&T 3G coverage. The $1 extra wifi charge was not mentioned (we were given a code anyway) and the Passport America rate of $15 plus tax is excellent value (limit one night, you can switch to Good Sam after that for a rate of around $26). We camped here in a Motorhome.
I love the terraces at this park! It's set on a steep hillside, with a wonderful view of the valley. However, highly recommend you chock your tires as all the sites are "back in" and you don't want to roll over those steep banks! I have a 31 foot Class C with a bike rack, and my back end was suspended out over the bank. The sites are close together with a row of arbor vitaes making an attempt at separation and privacy between sites. If you have slides on both sides, you will probably just fill the width. Some of the sites are difficult to back into. I made it after a couple of tries. However, I watched a very nice 5th Wheel that had a "monster size" matching truck attempt to back in with great difficulty. If you have a toad, or you use a car to pull a trailer, there isn't a lot of room to park the car in your space. The laundry rooms, shower and bathrooms were very clean. However, there is a charge for the showers. The trash receptacles were located inside wooden gated boxes to hide them from view. Also, from a business standpoint, this park took an interesting position on the "should WiFi be free or not" issue. The WiFi is locked down with a code. If you want the code, you pay a dollar. Only a dollar, and that dollar is good for the duration of your stay, be it one night or lots of nights! Even though I despise paying "nickel and dime" fees, I found this approach to be quite fair! And the Wi-Fi worked great! Further, even if traveling in winter, reservations recommended, as this park appears to stay busy what with being five miles from Mount Saint Helens Visitors Center. And finally, I want to note one "watch out" factor for those who travel solo. When you leave the park, and come to the gas station to make your right turn to get on the road to head back to the freeway, there is one additional road merging in from the right that is at such a steep angle, it is difficult to see in your mirrors as to whether anyone is coming on that road or not. For those traveling solo, be very, very careful at that point before you make your right turn to head back to the freeway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice and clean, only real drawback was the sites were very narrow. We could not access all of our outside compartments. There is a hedge type tree line between sites which is good and bad. It is good for a little privacy, but makes the site tight. As mentioned they accept PPA, 1 night Mon - Thur only. Wi-fi is a buck for the code, but good for the duration of your stay. We ended up staying 4 nights. Make sure that you go into Castle Rock and see the visitor center. Well worth the time and just a couple of miles away on the other side of I-5. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is for a site with water & electric only. Average park with friendly staff and quiet area. Nicely located on road to Mt. St. Helens Rec Area (90 minute drive on excellent road to the east). Showers are twenty five cents for 6 minutes. Shrubs separate sites, paved roads, Cable TV had 50+ channels. Restaurant choices in area are limited, but pretty good food. Great breakfast at the 49er near I-5. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park, quiet. Staff was friendly. WIFI was $1.00 extra. Did not have a problem backing in with the trailer. I just left truck hooked up to trailer and had plenty of room. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Easy access from I-5. Road signage leading to park is lacking as well as a sign by the park. WiFi costs $1 and is fast. Sites in the "E" section are generally longer and somewhat lumpy, grass sites. Discovered after paying and asking what discounts are available that they honor Passport America...too late. Did not prominently display P.A. sign. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wide asphalt interior roads with no obstructions make it easy to back into narrow gravel sites. Not much room for toad or tow vehicle; we were permitted to park in a vacant site across the road. Sites are narrow, about 8 feet from each other, but small cedar trees between sites smell delicious and offer surprising amount of privacy. Some sites are not level. Cable TV is crystal clear, voltage right on at 120, water pressure 40. Staff are calm and friendly. Washington State Parks Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center is 3 miles away--skip that and go on to breathtaking National Monument centers at Coldwater Ridge and Johnston Ridge about 50 miles away on excellent and beautiful road. Great hamburgers and cobblers at 19 Mile House Restaurant which has deck seating overlooking a river. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Passport America park. Nice park. Has grassy sites on hills. It was wet from heavy rains, which made backing uphill into the grassy site a little challenging. Gravel roads. Site was short and a little narrow. Close to Mt. St. Helens.. Staff was very friendly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park sets on a hillside, difficult to get into spaces, very narrow and not level, voltage here is so low you cannot use your microwave or risk burning it up. This park wouldn't be a bad park if they would do some maintence and quit letting in undesireables for long stays. I wouldn't recommend this park for big rigs more than 36 ft in length. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Not happy about this park. Made reservations months in advance and was given a very tight sight, very difficult to back into and definitely not even close to being level. When asked for a different site, was told it was reserved for someone staying a week. Not only did that particular site stay empty while I was there, it was given to folks who had only made reservations the nite before and were only staying a day or two! It was impossible to get the rig level, despite adding boards, etc under the wheels. Management didn't care. Also, the cable was lousy. While a lot of channels, none very clear. While the location is great if you're going to Mt St Helens (a must see), I would not stay here again nor would I recommend it to anyone. I understand an RV park wanting to make money but not at the risk of ticking off its customers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As with most private parks, the sites are close together but rows of tall hedges separate the sites and provides a sense of privacy. All sites are back in and the rear of your RV faces the forest off to the west. If your RV has the rear picture window, you get a very pleasant view. Many sites are deep enough for large rigs but do not have much room for your toad or tow vehicle. Price is $23 for row D and $21 for all other full hookup sites. Then you get a Good Sam discount. Many channels of cable TV. Nice laundry. Modem access in office is $2 per use. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is located right on the route to Mount St. Helens. The staff was friendly, but stated they had pull through sites when they didn't. Claimed there was a misunderstanding. The sites and roads are gravel base, level, but extremely tight. The entire park is located on a hillside and the elevation from one end of the park to other differs greatly. Many sites are almost impossible to back into due to changes in elevation from site to site. I needed my 4X4 pickup locked in low range in order to have enough power and traction just to back in. Not all sites are this bad, but if you draw one of the bad ones you could be in serious trouble. Single slides just fit, doubles are out. Overall appearance was okay, but nothing to do in the campground. Okay for overnight stay, come in daylight or you will never back in. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Oh wow! We reserved this place for the weekend Friday-Sunday. Friday night we set up camp and left first thing Saturday morning, without a word to the owners. It seems people don't camp here, they live here! I believe we were the only "campers" We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We pulled in after dark and only stayed one night. Staff was friendly and helpful and came out and walked us to the site. Unfortunately, sites are just overgrown grass with lots of trees. There are a lot of permanent residents and the park reflects this. There is a well stocked camp store but the staff were cussing while my kids were with me in the store. This place is OK if you just want a place to pull in and sleep before visiting Mt St Helens. Otherwise, little to recommend it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park was lovely with well-maintained trails. I stayed in the dry camping loop. Sites were quite private but not very level. Will definitely stay here again and stay longer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Arrived at the park in the mid-day heat. Unhooked, plugged in and got the AC going. Went out for a bit and came back to find the trailer a little cooler, but not what we were used to. A few minutes later the Ranger knocks on our door and apologizes for the power going out. What?!?! Apparently the 8 spots in our section of the full hookup section are on an "old breaker" that kept blowing. She said they'd reimburse us to the next level of service down: $2. Wow! The campground is old and cramped. Seems like Washington State is suffering pretty badly right now, so that may be the reason, but we decided that we'll just use private CG's there on our way to Oregon. Fee is based on CG fee/reservation fee/non-resident fee. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It was the end of the season, and the park seemed run down (a sign of the times for state parks?). It's in an appealing woodsy setting. The tent camp sights are more attractive than the RV sites which appear to be not well maintained. The restroom/shower closest to the RV area has been recently upgraded. You need tokens for the showers. But that said, we enjoyed a peaceful stay and I would return. The location provides excellent access to Mt. St. Helens. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
In winter, part of the park is closed down. If you are traveling in the winter and want full hookups (w/e/s), then stay in the "T" section at the top of the hill. The water faucets are insulated. The good news is, all the sites in "T" section are pull-through. The bad news is, they are rather close together, but there is some grass for separation. But basically, unless you are at the end, you are in a situation of "your front yard is someone's back yard." On the other hand, if you don't need the full hookups, you can stay in the loop that is open. The spots here are either back-in or pull through, and have more "separation." You can either dry camp in non-hookup sites, or just have electric (the water in this loop is shut off). If you have an "electric only" site, it costs $27. Although some of the campsites can accommodate big rigs, need to warn you of this: If you stay in the "loops" the road is quite narrow! You might need vaseline to make sure you sneak through between the trees on either side of the driving area. This park does have some very nice "buddy" sites if you like to camp with a friend. (Or, alternatively, the "oh heck we are stuck next to you because we couldn't get another site," depending on your point of view). This park also has some fabulous Yurts for wintertime camping. The ranger showed me one, they are quite nice and have heaters. However, they are about $60 or so with sales tax. The one bad thing is you can't park your car at your Yurt. You have to park outside the Yurt village. This park also has some nice hiking trails. And the best thing, it's across the street from the Mt. St. Helens Visitor's Center. Worth a visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful park situated in a dense forest of huge trees and located directly across the road from Mt. St. Helens Vistor Center. Manuvering big rigs might be a problem as the roads are small with growth on each side. Unfortunately, it has some nonsensical practices that only a government entity could practice and stay in business. The showers require tokens: something you do not know until you are ready to step in the shower and the tokens are only available at the entrance, a good piece from the showers. Once we were set up at our site, we learned they spray for mesquitos on Wednesday and Sunday, anytime "from dusk to midnight." You can tell them not to spray your site: as if someone is going to stay up to possibly midnight to do so. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This older park has sixteen full-hookup sites. That is the good news. The bad news is that they are jammed in too closely, rank and file in an open area, offering no privacy. If you can live with electric and water only, they have some nice sites. Beware some of the interior roads - they are dirt (mud when it rains, which is often). This place is actually closer to Silver Lake than to Castle Rock. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This state park is very close to Mt. St. Helens and across the highway from the first visitors center. There is an area of full hookups and a more traditional camping area with E, W/E and no hookup sites. The full hookup area is wide open with easy access and level sites. The rest of the campground is wooded. There are a few Yurts available as well. The restrooms were clean. The shower is operational thru tokens available at the entry booth. Overall this is a nice park with easy access to I-5 and Mt. St. Helens. We camped here in a Tent.
There are not many sites suitable for big rigs but they do exist on the limited services loop. We had site #37, dry, which is at least 60' long but quite narrow for slide outs. Nice big pad with table, fire ring & plenty space for a tent behind the parking area. Yes, the loop road is narrow, slippery when wet too. Overall a very pretty if old campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
As state parks go this one is one of the oldest in Washington according to one of the volunteers here. If you are driving a big rig (37' or longer) I would HIGHLY recommend you don't drive through the campground loops. We were dangerously tight getting through with our 37' Class A because of the trees. I did see evidence of scrapes on several trees by others that weren't as careful as we were. If you have a large rig head straight to the end to the trailer parking section which is all pull through sites. However even this area is tight for maneuvering and when things are wet the area becomes muddy and mucky. Lately our state has been closing down parks due to budget problems and I have seen nicer parks being closed. If you have a small rig or truck camper you might like it here. If you have a big rig, drive on by. Also the RV dump station was closed when we visited. Most all sites are in dense trees so you will see little sun and satellite dishes are all but useless. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lovely and large pull through campsite with water and power. We were in site #4 and would select this one again. The dump was conveniently located on the way out. We didn't use the showers because we couldn't find it!! They weren't even marked on the park map. On the way out, we finally located the shower but it was a very long way from our campsite. This campground is probably best if you are fully self contained (or don't care about showers!). Even so, we'd stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A very nice park except for issues in leveling rig. We first stopped at the rear of the site and found the slope at the rear such that we were about 5+" off level. Then we pulled forward which reduced the off level at the rear of the coach to about 3+" but could no longer reach the sewer cap with 20' feet of hose.. We were in site T-14. Water and 30 amp power was fine. Marginal cell service, one digital channel not worth watching. Did get dial up speed internet on Verizon air card. Still,, a nice park. Very quiet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice state park. Heavily forested and the sites are nicely separated from each other. We stayed in a premium pullout site (#4) with power, water, and no sewer and enjoyed it. Note that this site is pretty exposed to the day-use picnic area. We were here mid-week and there was no problem, but on a weekend the picnic area might be busy. Nice hiking trails in the park – for the most part they were wide enough for two people to walk side-by-side and gradual inclines. The longer trail along the ‘back’ of the park trail map was narrower, but still very easy to navigate. We paid $30 and reserved well in advance. But when we arrived on June 28 (Sunday) there was still one site with utilities available for last-minute arrivals. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Took our new trailer trailer here on its maiden voyage. Camped in a standard W&E site. These sites are close together and the entire park is in a forested area. We have a 25' trailer and it was tight getting it through along the roads. More room over in the "T" section with full hookups, but those sites are really close together. All-in-all, its a nice place, we have been here many times and will be back again. Our previous 5er was too large for the standard sites, so this is our first time to stay in them. Many pull-thrus and nice wooded areas, The grandkids loved it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This state park campground is across the highway from the Mt St Helens Visitors Center (under highway walking path provided for safety). About 40 miles from Mt St Helens itself but closest campground to the mountain. Large level RV sites (some are narrow and cannot accommodate slides) with firepits and tables. Do not use sites 55 to 76 as these are designed primarly for tents and are located adjacent to Hwy 504 and road noise is extremely loud. Campground has potable water, RV dump, walking trails, etc, available. Fills up extremely fast with travellers wanting to see Mt St Helens. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a really pretty park close-by the Mt. St. Helen's Visitor Center. I would be hard-pressed to find much to do here for more than a day, though. I think most people were just here overnight. We had a pull-through site and it was okay. The sites were big, but didn't offer much privacy. I expect more privacy in campgrounds set in the woods. There is a couple of small playgrounds for the kids and a big field for running around in (and tripping over gopher holes). I probably wouldn't come back here, but it was nice enough. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had 30 amp pull-through FHU site T9, it was just long enough for our 30 ft class A and toad. FHU sites T11 through T16 are a bit longer. The site was level with gravel/dirt surface. The park had lots of trees and greenery but not so much in the FHU area, we prefered the water and electric sites but there fewer that were large enough for us and that area was more crowded. Mount St. Helens NM was a nice day trip from the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have used this park several times when traveling down the I-5 corridor, but it is not on my list of favorites. It just may be that we are usually here during the off season and it is almost always raining. Although the big firs and cedars are beautiful, they can make for gloomy campsites. This time we opted for a full hook-up site. These are all out from under the trees in a small clearing and so are a bit brighter and because they are gravelled they are not so soggy. Just be aware that the sites in the trees are prettier and more private. All that said, it is a nice enough park in all other ways and has lots of trails and you can walk across the highway to the Mt. St. Helen's Visitor Center. It makes an OK layover if you are going up or down I-5 and a good base from which to see Mt. St. Helen's which is definitely worth seeing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful well maintained State Park. It was the perfect place to stay while exploring the area and right on the road (504) that takes you to all of the visitors centers for Mt. St. Helens. There is an area of the park that has 16 full hook-ups, it's located in the T 1-16 section. There are 18 sites that have water and electric hook-ups and the rest are without utilities. We stayed here 4 days and found it to be quite enjoyable. Some of the campsites are a bit close, but there are some that are tucked up in the trees and more private. We were unable to get a satellite signal in but, it looked as though it wouldn't be a problem in the full hook-up area since there were fewer trees there. If you are traveling without reservations get there by noon as the hook-up sites go fast. We were here midweek and were offered a full hook-up but chose the water and electric site instead. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Seaquest State Park is a part of the Washington State Park system and is located directly across from the Mount St. Helen's Visitor's Center. It is open year round and is located just 6 miles east of I-5 on Highway 504. There are 34 utility hook-up sites, 58 standard non-utility sites, and 4 primitive hiker/biker sites. The campground is in an old growth stand of enormous Douglas firs, cedars, and hemlocks. The trees are so tall that the campground is dark on an overcast day. The campground is very popular and reservations are a must for the utility sites. Campsites are well-trodden and might be a little bit muddy during rainy weather. There is a trailer loop that has 16 sites for bigger rigs, though these sites are not in the trees. Reservations are accepted from May 15 to Sept. 15. After that it is first come, first served. There are five miles of trails throughout the park. But the best part is its accessiblity to touring Mt. St. Helens,
which is, in a word, AWESOME!!!! We camped here in a camper.
The good is the park has lots for families to do. The space is good between paved roads good services. We have stayed before and returned because of the activities, but the park is in need of up keep. What grass there - it was not mowed, even a weed eater would have worked. For the price it should have been in better shape. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great RV resort, except for the fact that it's sandwiched between a VERY busy set of train tracks and a VERY busy I-5. It was hard to enjoy the resort with the constant noise of trains and highway traffic. Our travel trailer shook every time the train went by. We didn't get any sleep, so we were actually happy to leave. If not for the noise, this is probably a very nice place. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Toutle River RV Resort is a very nice park which is relatively wide open; therefore, big rig and satellite dish friendly. The people that work in the park are super nice and friendly and have always been accommodating. The store located at the check in area has just about everything you might need with a huge variety of snacks and movies to rent. The laundry facilities are first rate and the swimming pool is real nice and is open from May – September and heated to just the right temp. There is even a dog shower and grooming area and in the same area there is a place where the dogs can socialize while the owners do their own relaxing and socializing. This park is very centrally located for visits to the Mount Saint Helen’s Visitor Center, Silver Lake, and the August Grand National Championship Flat Track Motorcycle Race at the famous Castle Rock TT track. There is also great fishing on the Toutle and Cowlitz River and just East of Castle Rock the fishing and boat rental at Silver Lake is really hard to beat! A quick 10 mile drive south gets you to Longview, WA which is a larger city and you can even cross the bridge there into Oregon and visit many small towns along the southern shore of the Columbia River. The RV Park is situated between railroad tracks and the I5 freeway so there certainly is not total peace and quiet; however, if you like the sound of trains then this is your place. I have stayed here a few times and the occasional train for me is fun to hear and watch and the freeway is just light background noise. All things considered I heartily recommend this park and if you like an evening fire make sure to ask for a site with a fire pit. I stayed 1 week which is reflected in my nightly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the best parks I have been in, the staff is beyond reproach being very helpful, friendly, and professional. The park is limited access, there is a welcome hut at the entrance. The laundry facilities are clean with 3 washers and 3 dryers. We got a site that was 95' long, exactly what we need with our trailer. The sites were spaced far enough apart to be very comfortable. Although we didn't use the pool or hot tub they appeared clean. Yes, there is train noise but it's muffled by a berm, and I like trains so the noise didn't bother me, the noise from I-5 was minimal. This park is close to Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainer, Portland, and not that far from Seattle and Joint Base Lewis-McCord for those of us with a military need. The town of Castle Rock is only 2 miles away with a grocery store, post office, and restaurants. This park is on my list for the next time we are in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After bypassing this park back in 2009 because it was not completed (it was open), we stayed here one late July weeknight. We had a level, FHU pull-through. We were given only a hard to read computer printout of the park map and instructions concerning the internet at check-in. After driving what seemed like half a mile to our assigned site, we found it to be in the heavily treed section of the park. We had asked for a satellite friendly site, so that was not acceptable. We were then given an open site a couple hundred yards from the office/laundry/pool/restroom area. With so few RVs in the park (maybe 50 of the 300+ sites occupied), I don't know why they originally put us so far away and in the trees. As I was setting up, I noticed that the water was yellowish - even after running the water for 10 minutes. The office assured me that the water was tested, safe, and would not stain anything. I did a load of laundry that turned out fine. Later in the evening most of the yellow hue was gone. Since there was only one other RV with in 3 rows of our site, it must have taken a while for the "bad" water to clear the system. There is no cable TV (local provider does not service this area), but many sites are satellite friendly. Their WIFI provider is Tengo. Since I usually have trouble with Tengo and the sign on procedure appeared tedious, I did not bother with the WIFI. Except for those three issues (Wi-Fi cable, and water) the parks facilities and amenities are fine. Then there is the noise issue. The park is located between a busy rail line and I-5. It did not bother us too much, but obviously bothers a lot of folks. I think that the noise issue is why they don't have more long term or seasonal customers. I think that was their original goal (to have lots of extended stay customer), but the noise was too much for too many potential customers. If you don't mind the noise, can use Tengo, have your own satellite dish and trust the water, this park isn't bad. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is actually a nice park; although, next to a very busy train tracks and a crossing. They stop at 2:30 a.m. and start again at 5:30 a.m. No sleep. Park has tall weeds and trees with mostly pull through sites. Beautiful setting, right next to I-5. We left a day early to go somewhere quiet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very well maintained, clean and full-featured park. Pricey, but don't what other parks nearby were charging. No highway signage, so know the driving directions from the website. Stayed in the center of the park and I-5 traffic was not a problem. Trains nearby are frequent and noisy, but I knew that from other reviews. Wi-Fi was good. Management was helpful. Ideally located for Mt. Saint Helen's Visitors Center. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a decent park. The staff seem friendly and the grounds are well kept. We are only staying one night so keep that in mind. We are staying in the middle of the park and the freeway noise isn't an issue and the train doesn't really bother us but it does come by at least once an hour. Our only real complaint is the park is half empty but yet they chose to put us in a spot that basically has unusable outside space because the the utilities and other garbage in our site. However, all said we would come back but would make sure we ask for any spot but 208. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pros: Large RV spots, many amenities. Cons: Very loud. Freeway on one side, constant train traffic and loud whistles every 20 minutes. Poorly managed: restrooms not cleaned often enough, management hassles campers several times per day about parking permits, unorganized paperwork process. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful facilities. Great staff. Nice level sites with some trees. Wi-Fi slow at all times. Too bad they built this with a 6 lane Interstate highway on one side and a double track major railway with trains couple of times hourly 24 hours daily. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We wanted to stay in this area, close to Mt. St. Helens. After one night we moved to another RV park. This RV park is an island between I-5 and the train. You have a choice of a site by I-5, my husband said he could count the lug nuts on the trucks, or by the train tracks. The clerk at the office said we were better off with I-5 noise, sure glad we didn't take the train noise if that was worse. The landscape is trees, the lawns are dead, our site was littered with garbage, and the pad was not level. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice and close to Mt. St. Helens. Trains go by almost every 15 to 30 minutes, and they were very close to our site (within a half block). I like trains, but in the middle of the night it interfered with our rest. I gave this a 9 because it more than served our purpose which was to see Mt. St. Helens and not be in a really rustic RV park. We stayed 3 nights. People were friendly and knowledgeable of the area. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you have a train phobia don't stay at this park! Personally, I found them entertaining. As others pointed out this is a new park so most of the landscaping is immature. There are some nicely wooded sites for those who aren't concerned about satellite reception. Bathrooms were very clean but located at opposite ends of the park. The northern one is a mobile type bathhouse, the other is part of the pool/office/store complex. The store was very well stocked with fair prices. Interior roads are all new pavement, sites are gravel, level, long and wide. The park is very clean. Lots of areas to walk our 4 legged campers but no enclosed dog run or waste bag stations. A fairly long hike to the river. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This spot is conveniently close to I-5. We stayed one night while en route south but it would be a great base to explore Mt. St. Helens too. Trees are small as others have noted but that will improve. Sites are super easy to get into. Lots of trains, but they weren't a problem noise wise. There is a nice trail to the Toutle River, where you can take a dip, or use the riverbank fire pit. A nice touch. We will return for sure! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
When I read in travel catalogs that this was "Washington's #1 RV Park", I had a certain level of expectation. Sign at entrance was faded, hard to see, went right past entrance. The park is clean, utilities well located for rigs of all sizes. If you have a satellite dish (for TV or internet) you shouldn't have any problem getting a signal. Most sites are wide open with just short trees. The biggest detraction is the train noise. I have never been in a park that had so many trains, passenger and freight, go by in a 24 hour period. I thought they would stop at night. No luck. It's just a small thing, but with all the "one way" signs in the roads to sites, there isn't a single "Exit" sign in the whole park, as large as it is. In the future we would look for an RV park farther away from these train tracks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I rate places for three things: cleanliness, facilities and ambiance, with a maximum of 3 /3 for each. If the place is special, I give 1 more point for a maximum of 10. This facility gets 10/10 for me. It was clean, had excellent facilities and was beautifully laid out. Its a new campground. The sites and roads are paved, trees abound although many are still less that 10' high. The whole site is clean and well maintained. There are remarkable saunas worth trying and a multitude of things for kids to do to let off steam while the adults enjoy a glass of wine perhaps, after a long drive. Its marketed as the center for exploring the area and I'd agree. My only complaint is the Wi-Fi. It is not what it should be. The connection is via Tengo and is often difficult to connect to. Once connected, the bandwidth is dismal. I think the managers could do better with a simple router for their site. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
My family had a great time here. The staff was kind and courteous. They had karaoke, a large social fire pit, and many other activities. My son and I did some Steel-head fishing. We took the lab down to the river to play and swim. The dog washing set up was a great help. Plenty of room, paved, and one way streets helped keep traffic flowing (watch out for the kids on bikes). We were close to the freeway, but that didn't bother us to much. The trains were a little annoying, but we will go back. I just wouldn't want to be in the sites that are right next to the tracks. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Large campground, large spots. Trains pass by approximately 20 times day with very loud horns and I-5 traffic noise is on the other side. No cable TV. Staff is very nice except for the camp Manager who insulted us for having our kid's toy sacks by the picnic table. Lots of activities for kids; giant croquet course, disc golf, wooden play set (has nails sticking out), Karioke and movies on weekends. Restroom floors always dirty, no hot water unless you get there early, and garbage cans in park always overflowing. I have stayed in worse places, but for this price I will definitely pass next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was clean and with friendly staff. The huge negative is the train noise which seems almost continuous during the day and night. Runs beside the park and uses whistle. Unfortunate, since this would keep us from returning. Looks like a great family park with movies, etc. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were here 5 days, and I have to say that this campground has potential (could be a 9 or 10), but they do not seem to take it seriously. The campground is new, but the restrooms/showers (we like the "family style" shower/restrooms) look as if they are very old because they look dirty and not well maintained. Maybe having only 3 for a park this size has caused this. If they ever get grass growing on the sites, it will be nice. Also, cable TV can help. (Not their fault: still waiting for the cable company to provide it). The Wi-Fi worked very well (strong signal, and fast: but few people here at the time). There are many things to do if you were here with a group, but no activities for individuals to join in. Maybe during peak times it would be better. The hot tub was broken, but the saunas were available. Watch your bill: they charged us a one day deposit, but then charged for all 5 days when we arrived (so, an extra day). When I pointed it out, they corrected it with no hassle. I read about being escorted to the site, that did not happen during our stay. We also saw sites with old dog waste and trash on them (ours had trash when we arrived). The top resorts tend to clean a site when people leave rather than just hope they did not leave a mess. A good location to visit Mt. St. Helen's and some smaller communities around (good hunting and fishing, I assume). If they decide to make the service match the amenities, and decide to seriously keep up the park, this could be a top resort. It just felt like they were willing to let it "get by." While the trains were noisy and frequent, they did not bother us (except a couple of times the whistle did give us a start). For the price and location, they need to realize they are going to have to offer top service to justify it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The good news is that this resort is right next to the freeway. I say that in jest as it is also right next to the railroad tracks. The freeway noise is the lesser of two noises. The train went by every half hour all night long blowing its horn! Yes, I am a bit of a light sleeper but that is enough to wake the dead. If you are a heavy sleeper, then you should have no problem. All that aside, this is a really nice park! It has really clean bathrooms, wonderful staff, nice pool. It also has a great walking trail that takes you to the river. The sites are wide and roomy. The park is clean and tidy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a new campground with a lot of potential. Nice large level sites. Very family oriented. Only concerns no cable even though it is wired for it, train noise, track is very close by along with apparently uncontrolled crossings in the vicinity. Trains blow their horns for these crossings at all hours of the day and night. Some work needs to be done on the sites such as putting in grass instead of weeds. Would return for a short stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large campground with level spots, fire pits and raised grills. A nice campground (other than being near train tracks). Woodall's listing says they have cable TV, but they don't. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground. Has lots of things for kids to do. Has large clean, level sites. There are some fire pits and more are being added. Staff was very friendly. No cable TV as of yet. They are waiting for Comcast and the state to get on the ball and install. We will make this one of our favorite places to stay. One of the only down sides is the trains running by, but I've noticed that a lot of parks are by tracks. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed at this park just prior to its official opening on Memorial Day. The pool area, etc. was not open at this point. Overall a nice park, but still needs some work. We stayed during the week thus the park was not busy. Some previous folks are correct about the train; the park is close to the tracks and at times the train can be loud. We did get used to it so it didn't bug us much. Our site was very large and accommodated our 35 ' 5th wheel with no problem. According to the head office there is some problem with the local cable company thus no cable at this time. The campground is prewired for it. We were able to pull in 5 channels with our antenna. I can see this park being busy once it is open officially. I only gave a 7 rating, since there is still some work to be done. Not all sites had picnic tables or firepits, etc.. Grass still needs to be seeded properly, etc. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is pretty new and set up very nice. Staff was helpful, led us to our site and then, I think fled the area before the next train came through. It's too bad, the park is real nice but the train track was about 150 yards from our motorhome and the trains came rumbling through all night complete with horns blasting. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A great resort: had lots of activities for all ages. They had clean restrooms and showers; nice walking areas; was pet friendly and had a helpful staff. Was good fishing on the local rivers. Will come again on our return trip from wintering in Florida! We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We Really enjoyed our stay. I have to say that had I read the reviews on this web site I probably would not have stayed here and missed out on a great time, great people and plenty of activities to make our stay well worth listening to a few trains go by. These trains didn't bother us whatsoever! This park has a lot to offer and should not be dismissed because of trains! Check out the new web site and see for yourself. The fishing is great. The new pool, store and clubhouse will be an asset to this resort. They even lowered the prices for winter to 24 dollars a night! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really enjoyed this place. It is super convenient off the freeway and the staff guide you to your spot in the golf cart. We have kids and there was an excellent playground and open space. The newly planted trees will be wonderful in a few years: it can be a little hot in the sunny spots. The resort would be excellent for a big family reunion as they have wonderful group spaces and have put a lot of effort into the facilities for this purpose. We will definitely be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This park has all the makings of an outstanding resort once completed, except for one thing. The owners have forgotten the golden rule: location, location, location. This park sits immediately adjacent to an active (24/7, once or twice an hour) train track that is used by freight and commuter trains. It's not the rumbling that gets you as they go by, but the whistle: sometimes three or four times for each train. Highly annoying. Perhaps with a lot of other RV's to buffer the noise, it would not be as bad. When we were here, we practically had the place to ourselves. The park is still a work in progress, but has been done up quite nicely: landscaped, nice size sites, minimal road noise even though it edges I-5, with tons to do/see. I could rate higher if not for the trains, over and over again. But hey, that may be ok with some folks, just not me. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park appears to be a very new campground. The staff is friendly and the sites are close to level. There is a grass pad for every site. There are also cable and phone jacks, but they are not active yet. the park is between I-5 and a very busy train track, so expect quite a few train horns through out the day and night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a campground with unique amenities and loads of potential. It is only partially finished, but what is finished is fantastic. Our 4 kids (for whom we were NOT charged extra) thoroughly enjoyed the giant croquet game, the water squirting station and ping-pong. They also watched a movie on the big screen TV. The roads are all newly paved for easy access and the sites are large and spacious. Park had plenty of picnicing areas for groups, immaculate washrooms and laundry. There were also volleyball nets and a fitness trail with 20 stations. Lots of fine details and great signage. Great rates for a great campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a new park with fantastic facilities. All the roads in the park are now paved. All pull thru sites that are huge. This park would have rated a "10" with us except for two problems that, unfortunately, cannot be changed or improved upon: 1. A train line runs adjacent to the park and are very noisy. They run every few minutes all night long and this is a location where they sound their horns for a crossing. Even more problematic is that the campground is built on lava silt from Mt St Helens eruption and the entire campground shakes when trains go by! It is very bothersome. 2. The campground uses well water that is very murky. Not good! Another issue is the electricity. We had stayed at this campground previously and had electric issues. Once again our monitor indicated very low outputs in the 114 range and our management system several times indicated that the 50 amp current was actually functioning in the 30 amp range. We would stay here again in a pinch, but would basically dry camp and not use the electricity or water since both are unsatisfactory. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a large, new, well landscaped park that will be a great place for groups or rallies once all the buildings are complete. The interior roads are now all paved, with nice gravel sites that are mostly level. We were led to a shady pull through next to several raised planting beds surrounded by natural stone. We were surprised they don't have cable TV, but we received many digital channels from our antenna. The Wi-Fi worked well. The trains come through about twice an hour, but after a while you don't even notice them. Our water was yellow and cloudy, no matter how long we ran it to flush out the line, due to high iron content. We wouldn't drink it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed there over the July 4th weekend and were very happy with the resort. They are still not quite done with everything but it is scheduled to be fully operational in November. All of the roads and campsites are gravel right now but paving was set to begin the week after the holiday. We have a 40' class A with toad and had no problem at all with the roads or turns. This is a resort that has gone out of its way to provide for amenities you don't generally see. A movie pavilion showed recent films on a large screen HDTV, they had Karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights, several covered picnic areas with BBQ and large fire pits and they even have a dog shower/tub if you want to clean off Fido. A clubhouse with library/reading room, swimming pool, jacuzzi and saunas is under construction and a large campground store is also under construction. The resort is between the freeway and a railroad track. We found that the freeway noise posed no issues and sounded more like wind in the trees, the trains sounded like trains. Didn't bother us at all but it might bother some. A private trail takes you down to the river - about a 1/2 mile walk, and there is a large enclosed play area for kids along with a "bigfoot croquet" field and a soaker squirt gun field - squirt guns provided - so there are lots of things to keep the kids occupied. We enjoyed the resort and will return there in the future. Our rating of "8" will go up once all of the amenities are complete. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV park is waiting on final permits to open in the next week or so. They allowed us to park in a level gravel site because we saw their ad and called the number listed. The roads are a little hard to manage on the turns, but the pull-thru sites were long enough to accommodate motorhome and tow car. Close to I-5, day trips to Mt. Ranier and Mt. St. Helens. Trains were close by and ran often. We camped here in a Motorhome.