This is also a Thousand Trails facility (Grandy Creek). However, they only allow a few sites for Thousand Trails members. It seems quiet enough during the week. Labor Day weekend was very full and loud. We used this facility as a base camp to explore the Cascades. The pool is tiny. I don't know what the nightly rate is since we pay an annual fee. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a joint KOA/Thousand Trails/RPI Park. KOA is $41 a night which we had to pay for one night as RPI forgot to do something to our reservation. The sites have fire pits and picnic tables. Verizon cell and internet worked well here but we could not get any TV: and that is okay with me. It is a quiet park and a nice place to stay if you want to explore the North Cascades Highway or take a whale watching trip from Anacortes. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We really enjoyed this campground. Staff was super friendly and unobtrusive. Nice large treed sites, very well kept. It is a bit of a hike to the showers, pool and store, but didn't mind. We will return and look forward to our next visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park did not meet criteria of my reservation. Site was not spacious. Overgrown tree branches scraped rear of our motorhome. When we let out slide, it was barely 3 feet from awning in neighboring site. Truck in next site was parked extending to our site. Asked for site near bathhouse since I am handicapped. It was several rows away. Bath and showers were filthy with dirt, pine needles and slippery due to water all over floors. We witnesses dogs off leash, small children unattended running into roads and abuse of alcoholic beverages policy. For these reasons, we shortened our stay and asked for a refund. Management agreed, but, to date, refund has not appeared as a credit on our VISA. Unless a person enjoys RVing in sardine-can situation, I suggest they stay elsewhere. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very long, narrow park. The only WiFi available is in a nicely setup, family TV room at the far end of the park. The first half of the park has sites laid out uniformly, fairly close together with some mature trees. The second half has irregular sites placed between very large mature trees such that all sites are quite dark. Compared to most KOA parks there seemed to be little attention to detail at this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After being washed out of a WA state park with our water pump and heater not working, this KOA was a very welcome retreat. The staff was excellent and the facilities clean. Could use some updating, but all the promises in the guide were fulfilled. We'll be back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We're relatively new to camping and have been to 6 or 7 different parks over the past few years and by far this was the most enjoyable of them all. We tented in one of the pull through spots by the playground. The washrooms were very clean and the activities were very well organized for the kids. Our 4 and 6 year old had a blast especially on the bouncy pillow. The staff were very helpful and friendly. One of the staff help our neighbor chop his wood. Just picked up a new camper and will definitely come back. We camped here in a Tent.
I am a very structured person. I called prior to arriving and asked for a pull through so that I would not have to disconnect my JetSkis. I was told it was not a problem. I used my ROD plan to make the reservation. I called to confirm the site and that I would get a pull through. I was told not a problem and that they would be waiting for me to arrive. When I showed up I was told they had no pull through sites available and that no one told me they did. The guard at the gate was the worst and not friendly at all. He didn't try to help or understand. This man made a horrible first impression. After driving hours I felt like leaving but was forced to stay since we had just driven 10 hours. I would never go back and plan on writing letters to Thousand Trails, KOA, ROD and my home club. I am glad this was a short one day stay. I will tell friends and associates how bad I was treated. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is a nice park. The sites are pretty good. It is a really good place to stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This would be one of the better Thousand Trails parks if it were not half KOA. As mentioned previously: Thousand Trails has decided to keep half this park as a KOA because it is a big money-maker for them, but this violates the entire concept of a membership park. Other than that, we really liked the park and found everything to be very satisfactory. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beware of this KOA. We used to come here all the time. We were here in 2007 and we loved it: people were so friendly we had a great time. Well, it has totally changed. This is not a friendly campground anymore. Cannot list all the negatives here: there are too many. The staff acts like you are prisoners not guests. They are not child-friendly (mind you I have very well behaved children). From the moment we pulled in they harped on their guest policy: must register guests. We weren't having any guests, but they met us with suspicion. There was nothing left in the store: no firewood, no charcoal. They completely closed the store at 4pm. They make you pay $4 per child to use the bouncy part of the playground area. After I paid $12, the kids were burned on it because it was too hot. When I asked, they refused to hose it down like in the past. They do not allow children under 12, to be anywhere on the premises without their parents. They do not allow children to use the hot tub at all. They actually told my children and my mother to leave the pool on our last day because we had checked out of our cabin. Mind you the campground was empty: we were the only people renting a cabin the entire time we were here. They ride around in their carts searching for infractions. I saw them ride over to a nice family all alone with their small puppy in an open field and admonish them because they let him off the leash for a moment. When we were kicked out the pool, other guests were outraged and told us their stories, all saying they would never come back. It is hard to explain the level of hostility here: I have never experienced anything like it. Baffling! I would never come back. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
[ 3 / 10 ]
We camped here using our Thousand Trails membership in a 40' 4 slide motorhome with tow vehicle. All full hookup sites were full with the KOA full hookup sites mostly empty. We parked in a 30 amp electrical, water site. This part is part Thousand Trails and part KOA. It is pleasant and quiet. A separate entrance is needed for checking in or for people already signed in. There can be in line for awhile when returning. It's an older park with lots of trees. Low branches hit the top of our motorhome. It's hard to maneuver for big rigs but can be done. It has low voltage. We consider this park more a campground than a membership park. We would return - if need be. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lots of trees and shade. Great place for kids if you got them. We had a large, level, pull-thru site. As stated earlier, no cable or wifi at your site. Firewood available for $5 delivered, but it was fresh and burned poorly. Staff was friendly and effecient. One of the most beautiful areas in all of North America. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great KOA. The sites are under huge trees and are nicely shaded. We had a pull through and the size in both width and length was more than ample for our 37' motorhome and jeep tow car. They had a pool and hot tub which we didn't use but we did use the laundry. Cost us $13 to wash and dry 4 loads - laundry very clean and there were about 6 washers and dryers. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. No cable but our antenna picked up the major networks locally. They have free WIFI but you have to go to the office to use it. Nice area with tables and chairs to sit with your laptop. Will definitely come back here again. Would have given them a 10 if we could get WIFI at our site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice, down to earth staff- lots of waving! Great park for the young kids. Nice pools including a large hot tub and a kids wading pool. The part of the park away from the pools was nice and quiet for those who aren't so fond of children. The park is located about 1/2 mile off of Hwy 20- no traffic noise, only the sound of the stream at night. Good size and variety of fairly level sites. We had an end site that had a very large grassy area and some big trees for shade. I saw a few DirecTV dishes set up in some sites. The facilities were nice and clean. The grounds are not "manicured and polished", but were more natural and for the most part neat. The surrounding area is a country/small farm setting. There were several sites still available when we showed up on a summer weekend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our family really enjoys this park. Just returned from a short weekend getaway to this lovely KOA. As always, the owners were very friendly and always helpful. The sites are large with plenty of grassy areas for the kids to play. Lots of time spent riding bikes and playing at the nice playground. We look forward to our next visit. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This is our 3rd stay at this campground in a little over a year. It's a wonderful little gem about 30 minutes from I-5 and less than an hour from the North Cascade mountains and wilderness areas. The owners have done a really nice job of managing and updating this former LTR property. It's large and spacious, with lots of open area and activities for the family, both on-site (pool, playground, inflatable jumper, miniature golf, 'duck races' on nearby Grandy Creek, hay ride, etc.) and nearby (national and state parks and wilderness areas, nearby trails too numerous to mention, 30 minutes to discount outlet stores). There is wireless internet access in and near the main office area. Roughly half the sites are in a moderately shady area, close to the office, facilities, etc. These sites have power/water but no sewer. The rest of the sites are in a grassy area that has somewhat fewer trees, but still provides plenty of shade. These sites have full hookups. We've camped in both areas and find them both to be pleasant. We tend to stay in the full-hookup area, however. I was surprised to see a rating of '5', particularly given the otherwise favorable comments that accompanied it. This is a somewhat rustic feeling park, but it's in the foothills of the mountains where a rustic setting is appropriate. The facilities are modern and in some cases new. We've found the sites to be generally level, albeit not 'rv park' paved. Nothing required more than a single 1' leveling block. If you're looking for an urban RV park, this wouldn't be it. If you're looking for a nice, spacious campground with RV accommodations, this is a great find. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Excellent facilities, showers were spotless and huge. One of the best KOA's we have ever stayed in. We rolled in on a Sunday night after driving the North Cascades Highway all day. It was drizzling rain and they had the hot tub covered. I asked the owner if we could use it to soak our weary bones and they said OK. Very accommodating and helpful. Will stop here every trip. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here for 1 night. We were supposed to stay for three, but our site was accidently given to somebody else and the site we were moved to was so unlevel that we chose to move. The campground overall is really nice, but rustic. A lot of the sites are on grassy, unlevel sites. About 1/2 are in the trees and the rest in open area sites. There is no TV reception and no internet access at your campsite. The family activities are great! Nice pool and hottub as well as a well-stocked small store. They provide daily hayrides in the summer and have a unique jumping pillow that you have to see to believe. Our daughter loved it! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very pretty campground. Most sites have a good mix of sun and shade. Some sites are available next to the stream, but they weren't the best sites. The rest of the campground was nice enough that I wouldn't bother with the streamside sites. The pool area was nice. There's a large grassy field, good for kite flying or playing ball. Brand new restroom/shower facilities that were in excellent shape, and clean too. Moderately stocked camp store. Ice cream social in the evenings was a hit with the kids; Pancake breakfast in the mornings was a hit with the adults (no cooking on the last morning). Owners were very nice, and eager to please. Would definitely camp here again, without any reluctance. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very nice KOA. Used to be a Leisure Time park. Office is situated in the rear of the campground, not up front like most KOA’s, but that only proved to be awkward until we found it. Had an escort back to our site due to somewhat confusing road layout. Nice pool and hot tub, but on the small side, so could get crowded on a busy weekend. Most sites are fairly level. A couple of sites were kind of narrow, but most were wide enough for double slide-outs. Lots of trees, so satellite reception could be tricky at best. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We looked for this CG for quite a while before entering Concrete and getting directions. Our route was steep and curvy, but beautiful. It's about ten miles from Concrete. No GPS most of the way, but good Verizon and decent internet here via the phone. We are one of three camp rigs here today. It's a beautiful place with all but electricity. Porto Potties suffice. No showers. No charge to camp in this off-season. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Kulshan campground is located about a mile in on a good hard packed dirt and gravel road (Baker Lake Ranger District off of hwy 20). This campground has 108 campsites and is located in two loops. It is next to Baker Lake Dam and has a boat-launching ramp. The first loop upon entering the campground has water & sewer (no electric) hookups and is more heavily treed than the second loop. This loop also has a dump station with potable water and a good sized bathroom that has flush toilets. The second loop has fewer trees but they are clumped together. This loop doesn't have sewer or water; it's just dry camping with honey buckets that appear to be new. The price is $15.00 a night or half price($7.50) if over the age of 62. Both loops are the same price with or with out hook-ups. When we arrived midweek there was hardly a soul here but by weekend it was rocking and rolling with loud music and barking dogs that were running around loose. The lake is quite beautiful with a view of Mount Baker in the distance. Kulshan Campground is not a Forest Service campground; it belongs to the power company and has a host that is located in the first loop. This is the only campground on Baker Lake Ranger District that can accommodate any size RV besides Baker Lake Resort that is further up the road. The Baker Resort has some sites with full hookups along with a small general store. Kulshan Campground is like any other Forest Service campground with a table and a sturdy fire pit with a grill along with garbage service. No cell or aircard service (Verizon) here. We were able to use our dome satellite in the second loop. We would stay here again only during midweek. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Cash only. This was a new park for us, very near Rasar State Park (so we knew the area). It is rustic, but had all services and we truly had a pleasant stay at this park (yes, we would return). It was very hot when we were here, and the sites were right in the woods! We stayed nice and cool, despite the heat. Great host, great cable TV and great internet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were headed to another campground and found this one. There are large fir and cedar trees providing shady sites for all with a breeze. The sites are very large and leveling was not a problem. The park is kept clean and there is a trail (used to be rails) a block away for biking or hiking for 37 miles. Also there is a small area for quick walks with the dogs just across the street. It is very peaceful. We would stay there again and recommend it. They do have a game room with pool table but we did not go there. We camped here in a Motorhome.