We had a pull-through site which offered only 30 amp electric. Most of the time we were only getting 114V to 116V. When we were the last rig in our end of the pull through sites we finally got 120V but when an air conditioner ran it dropped to 118V. Clearly the wiring in the park is inadequate. Young staff had no idea of difficulty of driving a big rig. We had to check in at office then return to the highway in order to move to the pull-through locations. Staff directed us to a hairpin turn shown on the map. Thank goodness we questioned this and didn't drive and try to make it. Friends got hung up trying to leave pull through sites. They had to unhook their car to get around a building that is close to the driveway making the turn almost impossible for a 40' rig. We exited through a vacant site rather than try to get around the building. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park right on Banks Lake at the north end of Electric City. It has two sections and we camped on the north section in site #28 backed right to the lake. The north end is a little higher elevation as it is about 30 feet above the water. The south section seems to be a little tighter between site but it is right at water level and popular with boaters. All spots have shade and it is right on Highway 155 so there is some road noise but not too bad. It appears that back in sites have power and water but not sewer. Most sites have a little grass. I haven't seen the south facilities but the north ones are old but clean. Unfortunately, there is only one shower stall each for men and women at the north end. It's only a couple of miles south of Grand Coulee dam and there is a big Safeway on the way to the dam. Management seems nice and helpful and there is boat rentals and a decent store on site. There is a dump station at both locations. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park could be nice. It has a good location, on Banks Lake, with large shady pull-thrus and tent/small camper sites right on lake. But it has been neglected and is in need of a make-over. We had a big pull-thru because they are assigning two narrow spaces per big rig. The lake view and access is very good. The hook-ups, tables and restrooms are old and outdated. The Wi-Fi did work very well. There is a marina with boat launch, rentals, fishing supplies, and ice cream. It is convenient for a visit to Grand Coulee Dam and has good access for big rigs, but I felt it was over-priced. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites were all gravel. Bathrooms way outdated and in need of repair. Wireless internet barely worked at our site. Not much for our children to do (one small swingset) so they were bored. They do have paddleboates you can rent. For a guys fishing trip its alright I guess but for a family atmosphere I'd look at other options the name "Playland resort" is decieving. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
I was surprised by the fact we did not have a sewer hook up available as I was told it was a full service camp site. Our site #84R is a nice location on the water with boat access. I was told that the site was shaded and it was, until the late afternoon when the sun is the hottest. It was 105 degrees the two days in mid August I stayed at this park. The second day we rented a patio boat for 4 hours. The boat broke down just after 1 hour out, when we stopped for a swim, the out board engine would not restart. There was no radio, or compass on board, but we got lucky and were able to get a weak cell signal, which we used to call the resort for help. We were towed back to a different marina and ferried by truck from there back to the resort. We were refunded the cost of the rental, but received nothing than more than an apology for the inconvience. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Beautiful lakefront location, restrooms and showers need updating, if you are going to charge extra for showers, I would suggest that you make them a little more pleasant to use. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very attractive campground fronting on Banks Lake--shaded backin and pullthru sites with gravel surface--mostly level. They assign double sites to big rigs with slides. Staff helpful and knowledgable. This is part of a larger resort with cabins and watercraft rentals. Marine/fishing/food store on premises. Sewer connection an elbow pipe and it was quite challenging to secure the connection. Priced pretty high, but it is minutes from Grand Coulee Dam which gives an impressive nighttime laser show(free)during season. Would give higher rating for normal sewer connection and 50 amp service, but would recommend this park if visiting the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Perfect fishing camp! Very rustic sites if your off of the water. But okay. You can rent boats, peddle boats, party boats. Nice place to tie up your own boats. The staff is fantastic, very friendly and helpful. Well stocked camp store. Close to town and activties.
We would return again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park has new facilities and is in a beautiful setting. Sitting on the shore of Banks Lake there is a bike path connecting the different sections of the campground. The sites are large with good utilities but no Wi-Fi or cable. We had AT&T cell access. We camped here in a Motorhome.
State campground is very well maintained and easy to navigate. Shaded sites are around the periphery mostly and the sun can be punishing in July. Banks Lake is spectacular. The grandeur of Steamboat Rock itself is undeniable. The whole valley is incredible. Worth travelling this route. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A great state park! The Washington State taxpayers spent their money well here. This park is laid out very nice and the new section is awesome. Take the time to climb to the top of Steamboat Rock while you are there. It takes about an hour to get to the top and the trail is very steep in a couple of places but the effort is rewarded with incredible views once you reach the top. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great state park. Large level sites with lots of space between rigs. Every night a herd of 12 deer came down and grazed on the grass. We had a site with a view of the lake. Will come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful campground! Lots of room between sites. It's a lot of fun to be able to walk right down to the lake. The water is warm in the summertime and the kids loved it. Well maintained except for one major problem. The mosquitoes there are Horrible. I don't now if the state doesn't allow them to use chemicals for the mosquitoes, or not, but it is out of control. You can't even take a nice walk or sit out in the evening because the bugs are so bad. I went out to dump my black water one evening and when I came back in I had at least 20 new bites on me, no exaggeration. I would give this park a 10 if it were not for the mosquitoes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our first visit to the Banks Lake area of WA. So beautiful and this park did not disappoint. Well placed hook ups, level paved sites with a view. Gorgeous!! It was a one night stay...but we are already making plans to go back!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The only reason I didn't give this a 10 was because of the mosquitos and other little bugs. If you like a desert lakes you will love this one. The roads are well paved, and it is far enough away from HWY 155 that it is nice and quiet. The hosts are wonderful, informative, and friendly. We came here to take in the unusual geological sites in the area - The Grand Coulee, Steamboat Rock itself, and Dry Falls, etc. Well worth the trip. We saw people fishing and heard the fishing can be quite good. The play area looked like it would be great for kids, although it was off season and during the week so we saw no kids. A group did come in later in the week, and at the group site there were teens and pre-teens having lots of fun, but they were quiet during quiet hours. We don't like heat, so we wouldn't stay here in the summer, and we heard the bugs are worse in the summer although they do control the mosquitos as much as they can. The sites are well laid out, and they are adding more plus some cabins. We would stay here again if passing through, but since we saw what we came to see, we would probably not come back. But we highly recommend it for those who like a desert lake environment. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We are a 38 ft 5th wheel and we normally stay out of state parks because of very tight maneuvering, but not here! Sites were large and paved. Deer and wild turkey everywhere. Good restrooms and showers. Only problem was lots and lots of bugs.Used our Deep Woods Off! Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Steamboat Rock State Park is one of our favorites. We love to come here in the spring or over Memorial Day weekend before the summer heat hits. The campsites all have full hookups and are either right on the lake or you have a view of the water with just a short walk to reach the beach. Steamboat Rock itself is a great place to hike and the views from above are awesome! The trails are a little treacherous and steep so be sure to wear suitable footwear and be ready to do a little rock-climbing at times. Grand Coulee Dam is a short drive away as well! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a beautiful park with huge sites; we were in site 86 which backs to the lake. The sites are wide enough to pitch multiple tents if you wish to do so. The site was also long enough for our 40' MH plus our car. I'm not sure what more one can ask for in a State Park--50A plus water and sewer and a beautiful view. As for the criticisms about internet and satellite access, we do have usable Verizon service, both voice and internet. It isn't fast, but, with the proper equipment, it is quite stable. We had no problem getting a satellite TV "fix" through the trees that border the sites. The price quoted includes both an online reservation fee and a non-resident surcharge. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice state park. Water, Electric and sewer are good. Sites are level and long enough if you back all the way to the back of the site. Satellite is accessible but you need to get around the trees that outline the park. Plenty of room to put out awning, lots of space between sites. Deer run through the campground every night. They don't seem to be afraid of people. The down sides are there is no internet and air cards have no signal and you have to pay a day fee and I had to pay a fee to make a reservation online. Found an open internet in Electric City around a laundromat near a small RV Park in town to the right above the city. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The serviced sites are mostly flat and easy to get in an out of. This is a year of mosquitos and that is the only real downside here. Worth the trip with the family as there is great swimming, hiking and the Dam tour is worth doing, and free! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Absolutely stunning park, but for that kind of money private parks also have Wi-Fi, cable TV maybe other amenities. Also the location of the dump was such that our built in hose system could not reach it. Normally this is not a problem as most parks have dumps by the gate. This one does not. We had to travel to another park to dump. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wow, this is about as good as it gets for a state park. Well maintained areas, level paved large sites, great camp hosts. We got the last spot available on-line for this at the last minute as the parks we tried for were filled. We were very happy with it. No cable TV, Verizon was spotty at times, and no Wi-Fi. Didn't need or want it anyway. But the satellite came in well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground, full hook ups and lots of space between sites. Our site had a great view of the lake. Lots of trails to explore. No firewood and host did not sell any. Great campground for families. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful park. Quiet, trees everywhere, beautiful waterfront, 50 amp service, great camp host in a golf cart that just verified you are the camper with the reservations. This park is a gem. Great boat launch, beach, kayaking, etc. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a huge grassy, treed park with all back-in spaces arranged on circular drives. The interior roads are blacktop and easy to navigate for big rigs. Sites are blacktop with table and firepit. There are hiking trails from the campground to the nearby massive rock mesas and it is an easy drive to Coulee Dam Visitor's Center and tours. Because this campground is extremely popular for fishing, water and jet skiing I recommend reservations. The strange check-in process requires you wait at the ranger station until 2:30pm to be assigned a space if you do not have reservations. If you do have reservations, you must return to the ranger station after setting up in your space to check-in. Otherwise the rules and regulations of the park are not enforced. Loose dogs, trailers parked and tents pitched on the grass, loud music and parties were never questioned. It’s a beautiful park but if you want peace and quiet you won’t find it here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is beautiful. You can hike trails right at the park. It has about 3 miles of road that is fairly quiet and flat for family biking. It is off the highway and quieter than most in the area. No cell phone coverage or TV, so it is truly a get away. We actually got to talk to our daughter again! LOL. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Steamboat Rock State Park is one of our favorites. Every site has full hook-ups, and even though they are all back-in they are easy to get into. Shade trees throughout the park and beautiful views of the coulee walls right on Banks Lake. We had a site right on the water which was nice, but since you can pull up your boat along the beach behind the campsites, there was a fair amount of noise and foot traffic. It has a small sandy beach and nice swimming area, as well as an on-site store/grill. Great hike up onto Steamboat Rock where the views are awesome! And you are close to Grand Coulee Dam which is a fun days outing. This is a very popular park, so advanced reservations are a must. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Camped in 45 foot motorhome. Beautiful campground located on Banks Lake 11 miles south of Electric City and nearby Coulee Dam. This is a very popular park, so reservations are suggested. Many trees, so satellite TV reception might be blocked. Park has paved interior roads and sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Where to start? This park wants to be so much and offer a lot but falls short so badly when it comes to RVers. It is not what I would consider to be a good RV park. They seem to be catering to the "under 35, wake board boat driving, jetski ridin', cheep beer drinkin' and only enough money after boat payments to afford a tent" crowd. RV sites as the last reviewer noted were laid out terribly. Only a handful of sites actually have "full" hookups the others are water and electricity only. Of those sites they only had 30 amp service. Most sites are grassy but unlevel or very hard to access, There are only about 10 good sites out of the 200? or so that they say they have that are acceptable to large RVs (over 33'). The shade is nice but also means you will have zero satellite availability. Oh yeah, and your cell phone won't work here either (I know that isn't the park's fault). Wi-Fi was very iffy and we were right across the street from the lodge. The dock was in fairly good shape but slip #3 which they put us in was broken in half, had exposed bolts sticking out from the patch job and the fenders put on the poles that keep the dock in place had slid down under water. For the $13/night (winter rate, $26 in the summer) rate for the dock slips this is inexcusable! Staff was friendly and the did move us to another slip right away. The on-site restaurant was fairly priced and the food was general "bar" fare, which was fine. My advice, if you have a large RV then keep on driving past this park. Oh, and one last thing. On weekends the "quiet hours" are from 12 midnight to 6 AM. Give me a break! I wouldn't even come here for a "guy's fishing" trip, way toooo expensive for that. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This part is hard to rate. There are many likes and dislikes about it. We like the location and the fact that the park was pretty empty (after Labor Day). The boat launch and docks are in great shape. The restrooms are clean and the showers are fairly large. However, we have quite a few dislikes as well. The staff seemed more interested in relaxing after a busy season than helping. The campsites are not well laid out and most are not level. Some you can only access via other campsites and many RV sites have water on one side and power on the other. We've heard from multiple people this campground is a party zone during the busy season and the bar onsight supports that theory. Park rules are not enforced. There is only one bathroom for the entire campground, but plenty of outhouses. The new rental homes built look interesting, so if we return we'll rent one of those instead. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Did not stay there as we had to cancel,but had a bad time with that.. Made res LAST year for the 4th of July week as part of a group with only the phone #.Told the res deposit was $45 which we paid and were not told it was non-refundable..Cancelled in April with message,no reply.. Same again in May,no reply.They called to confirm res in June and I again cancelled and told no refund.. They called again middle of June to confirm and told us that we owed $213 past due for site and they were again told that we had cancelled,so they did again and no res refund..Watch out for this place.. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have stayed here with several other familys for many years and watched the campground grow. This is an excellent campground with a lot of water front access. The boat launch is great but the dock needed some work. We just anchored our boat and left it in the water the whole time with no problems. We cannot wait to come back to this campground again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.