We feel this park is overpriced, noisy and poorly maintained. The "free" hot breakfast was terrible; stay away from the tiny crescent shaped cardboard cheese omelets. The constant horrific road noise actually drowned out the occasional train noise. The back bathrooms had NO toilet paper and NO hand towels/dryer. The front men's shower had a dangling shower head. The front desk (within the Days Inn hotel) didn't seem to care. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Rate includes tax. This is a simple, clean, paved park. There is a small grassy spot between sites with a picnic table which would be shared by the rigs on both sides. Pull through sites are narrow, but long enough for a 40' motorhome with tow attached. Free breakfast is provided in motel (Days Inn) and RVrs can use pool and spa without charge. Restaurant and Flying J gas station located in front of park. Freeway noise is mostly a given for this location. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park right off the freeway. There would have been freeway noise but for the fact that Snoqualmie Pass was closed and there were no trucks going anywhere. The spots were level and paved. The Wi-Fi was marginal at best. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Basically a parking lot behind a Day's Inn with a little grass and some junky monthly trailers. However, it was level and convenient to the interstate. Quiet the night we were there and the Wi-Fi worked OK. Would use it again for an overnight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground is next to Days Inn. Open with blacktop pull through sites. You are in a parking lot. Can be noisy from highway and Flying J close by. Very nice staff. Great place to stay for overnight or late check in. Wi-Fi good at site using our extender. Would stay here again as a stopover. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Basic...did I say basic? Paved, level, streets and sites. Enough room. This is a safe, functional overnight stop along I-90, provided you get here late and leave early; nothing else. Wi-Fi, though advertised, is non-existent at your site. Probably will not stay here again if there is an alternative. We camped here in a Motorhome.
2 sides are very loud: Highway side & the truck stop side (Flying J). While not being unkind to animal owners, the park needs to more fully enforce animal droppings' pick up on the 2 far right side isles that are pretty bad if you need to walk on the grass that gets you to the far right back restroom or the long grass to the right side of the park (agricultural side, not the Flying J side). This is a new situation, feces all over the grasses over there. There's a new manager "Randy" openly standoffish toned. The part-owner authority, Ms. Kim, who was present managing up until earlier in the year & the year prior, is generally a very kind person in contrast & it seems she's unaware of the new interaction negative. The park generally is overpriced whether you stay monthly ($600) for wind mill work or a couple nights ($35). The hot tub is generally kept with unclear, unchanged water (chemical treatment isn't enough, they need to 'change' the water way more often) & the pool in a very murky state. Most tv posts don't work so don't count on tv, & a "satellite" cable is needed because a 'regular' tv cable isn't effective on the posts that do work. I think a maintenance man's (Steve?)working on some of that so if you can tell him of a bad post, he tries to change a rusted connection that's gone bad on a lot of them but not sure how long that takes, if it can be done before you're gone (just test/fix them all?). Other than that, it's hard to get noticed negative management interaction issues told to someone that's concerned. Ms. Kim needs to enforce a large, noticeable sign imposed in the lobby that allows contact information to the ownership above the management for a more respectful, positive interaction presence when needed because it's likely very safe to say ownership is unaware this is now going on. You bring the apartment when you bring your motorhome, so $600 for a work month is quite a lot. It's sad it is one of the only places in the area available though. It's nice to have options. A plus is the restrooms were clean, but no one voluntarily turns the lights & fans out although there's signs asking for this; they were on each time restrooms were entered. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground is right next to the highway in a somewhat industrial setting so there was a lot of traffic noise at night but easy access. We had free access to the pool and hot tub at the motel. Breakfast was available for $3 but we didn't use that service. The greeting was warm and friendly and the check in was quick and easy. There was no dish washing area in the wash house. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a Good Sam’s affiliate, so I figured it couldn’t be too bad. Unfortunately, it’s essentially a parking lot with some small grass strips between the tight spaces. It sits behind a Days Inn (where you register) and adjacent to I-90 and a Flying J parking lot, both of which seemed fairly noisy the night we spent here. The park has a nice grassy strip around the outside perimeter for walking dogs, but has little else to offer but a safe place to park overnight. It is big-rig friendly, paved and level but the water at the spot we were assigned didn’t work; so, I ran my hose to an adjacent site that had plenty of pressure. Even though the park was nearly empty the young guy at the desk wouldn’t let me select a site. Three of the rigs here look to be owned by permanent residents and are pretty old and run down. This park isn’t worth $34.65/night and isn’t nice enough to carry the Good Sam’s logo. If you do stay here, get as far away from the Flying J parking lot and interstate as possible. The price listed includes the GS discount and tax. We won’t stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Right next to I-90. Sitting outside the traffic noise is very noticeable but inside MH it is not. Very long site if combine part A & B spaces. Paved and level with grass separators between sites. There are some long-term residents but not intrusive except for maybe one junkie site. Full sun on all spots but if know to ask you can get the door side of the MH in the shade. Good for a single night stay. Days Inn clerk checks you in and was quite personable on the day we were here. Added charge if you want to participate in the continental breakfast. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is just behind the Days Inn Motel. We had a difficult time reaching the RV Park by phone. The Motel handles all the phone calls and one pays the RV fee in the Motel office. Gal at the desk was very pleasant and helpful. Site was easy to reach and easy to depart. There was a wedding at the on-site facility, but the folks attending the reception seemed aware of the presence of RVs. A nice site for a couple of nights. We drove the short distance from the park to the historic part of town (downtown historic area as well as historic home area close by). This park is close to Interstate 90 and made the stop easy. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
They are relaxed enough they let you move the picnic tables around and that gives the park a pleasant relaxed feel. We returned to this park and they have cleaned the pool, hot tub. The hot tub was finally warm! After over 2 years of revisiting this COLD hot tub and the pool was just frighteningly filthy with far too much heavy burning chemicals hurting our skin and eyes. I was really glad to see this improvement of clear normal water with more balanced chemicals. The bathrooms and laundry facilities have a very pleasant relaxed energy, but the shower stalls still have heavy uncleaned build up under the rubber mats and this has been present in over 2 years of revisiting this park. That is still there. There are about 1/2 the dryers that don't dry your clothes so they need new elements installed, that also has been there for the over 2 year period we've visited this park for work purposes. The park does have a nice feel to it, it feels friendly and relaxed much more than any I've ever been to. There are several different prices being paid by those that are staying there for work purposes for a month or more. Of two visitors standing there, both having been there a number of months for work purposes for example, one stated they're paying $550 per month, the other standing there is paying $600 per month and those tenants standing next to each other revealed they didn't know the other was paying $50 less than the other. The fee is excessive when you see apartments can be rented for that much in the Ellensburg area, with your own RV unit this should not be priced so high. The putting others at different fees puts us off when we come across this in RV parks, and I'm hoping they'll keep get their prices back onto the cheaper side, reasonable, and fair without this discrepancy continuing. If they keep the pool and hot tub clean, get the restroom showers cleaned under the mats (the build up is a long-term type left unaddressed), and get their pricing in better more reasonable order, it would make the service a much more reliable one to turn to. Good garbage service. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is attached to a hotel in Ellensburg. The desk clerk didn't have time or take time to give us much information about where to go or what to look for. The sites are drive through and there is lots of room to maneuver your rig. This location is right next to the Flying J truck stop, close to I-90, so the restaurant is an okay place to eat for a fair price. The park is not worth the price, or for more than a night or two at most. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Lovely,clean park, friendly and easy to find. Close to city and good places to eat. Near Central U. It offers a nice stopover, and it is easy to travel by car to local sites. Will stay again We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy exit from I-90. This park is with the Days Inn. The sites are asphalt and level with grass on one side. There are several full-timers in the back-in spots. They have a laundromat on site which I checked out and decided to go to town and find one that was clean. Didn't find a clean one in town either. Oh well. You can participate in the continental breakfast for a fee of $3.00. Would stop in again for an overnight if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here several times. Nice level sites and the road noise was tolerable. Water pressure was very low though. You can pay a bit more and have a continental breakfast. They give you access to the motel's pool. We will stay here when passing through the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It was a first time visit here, and we would stay again for a short stay. It is close to town, and there are two excellent restaurants within walking distance. It is close to a truck stop but noise did not bother us. The check in clerk very hospitable and friendly. There was a complimentary breakfast for $3 for RV residents which was very good. The only fault is that the pull through sites were grouped in twos so that if you were in the back spot you would have to back out to leave which could be troublesome. The Wi-Fi signal was too weak to make a connection on my laptop. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were allowed to pull through a 2-site spot so that we didn't have to unhook. Park is Plain Jane, but our site was paved and level. Flying J is next door for gas and propane, and the park is conveniently right off I-90 but we heard very little traffic (or other) noise. Great for one or two nights, it's not a destination park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Perfect overnight spot: easy to negotiate a 43' MH with tow vehicle and no unhooking. Asked for pull-through spot and was given 411 A-B for same rate (A and B would be two separate spots otherwise). Had some road noise, but easily overlooked when running a fan. No reservations on a weekday and we arrived just at sundown, but park filled up soon after. Would definitely use as alternative to Wal-Mart (none around). We camped here in a Motorhome.
Previous review stated continental breakfast included. Not so. We were told it would be an extra $3.00 a person. So we chose not to indulge. Just a Walmart parking lot with electric and sewer. Nothing fancy. Good for over night stop. Lots of monthlies here. No wifi unless you want to go into the lobby. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This RV park is co-located with a hotel (currently a Days Inn) on the Canyon Road exit off I-90 in Ellensburg. Because of this, they follow "hotel procedures," which mean, you must "check out" when you leave. All pads are asphalt, there are pull throughs and back-ins. The pull throughs, which are relatively level, consist of front and back "twosies" (A and B). A is the front, B is the back. If you are in the "B" slot and need to leave, and the "A" slot is staying, then you have to back out. The "back-ins" are on the perimeter, and not as level. RV's are located quite close together at all sites. The park has 50 amp service. Cable service consists of a limited number of channels, but they are all good channels (networks, USA, TNT, CNN, ESPN, Discover, etc), no "junk" channels. The hotel wireless is available for the RV park, but good luck trying to connect! There are laundry facilities, reasonably priced. The park literature "brags" about clean laundry and restrooms. They were ok, but don't deserve bragging rights. There is an indoor pool and hot tub, you have to go through the hotel to use these. The pool is only 4 feet deep, basically "kiddie size." I was traveling on a Saturday in mid-July, and I had no reservations (risky)! I arrived at 1:00 PM and there were plenty of spots. Many more RV's arrived by 7:00 PM, but there were still a few available spots. Park is located next to a "Flying J;" if you have a WiFi account with "Flying J," you can connect to that service if you can't get the hotel's WiFi. Good place to overnight, if you need it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park. Asphalt pads and roads. Very well kept. Road noise was not a nuisance. Nice stopover. Verizon worked well here! We'll be back. Flying J next door. Continental breakfast included. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is operated by the adjacent Days Inn. You check in at the motel front desk, and have access to the motel pool and Jacuzzi. Grounds were very clean with paved sites separated by gravel and grass. Back-in sites surround the park and appeared to be occupied by long-term guests. Central sites were pull-throughs in an unusual configuration. Sites have side-by-side hookups. Each site is divided into A and B sections and could actually accommodate two rigs front-to-back. I don’t know how often they use both sections of sites, but would think it rather crowded if they did. While we were there the pull-throughs were only about one-third full so this was no problem. Even though there was a rig in the site alongside us, it was actually behind our rig. Cable TV is available but there are less than a dozen channels, and no major network stations are available. The interstate and a train track are close enough that the noise may bother some people. Adjacent to the campground is a Flying J truck stop and restaurant, plus another full-service restaurant; a couple more restaurants are within walking distance. It is a real stretch to call this a “resort”, since you would not go there as a destination in itself, but if you need a campground convenient to the city of Ellensburg or just an overnight stop along the interstate, this will serve your purpose well enough. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice KOA. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Our site was gravel, but very level with shade. There is plenty of room between sites. The Yakima River runs through the park. There is a pool and playground for kids. We definitely would camp here again. We camped in a 39' RV for 3 nights. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a run of the mill KOA with a big price tag. Our site was long enough for our rig and truck, gravel, but not terribly level. Services, 50 amp, cable, water, and sewer all worked fine. The restrooms were clean in the early afternoon, but my dad took a shower in the morning to a bathroom crawling with bugs. The ladies room was no better at 8 AM. It is a good place for a quick overnight, but we probably would not return. There is not enough value for your dollar. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the first KOA I have been in. Very well run; check-in was friendly, fast, and efficient. Sites varied in size and not all had sewer hookups. We had a medium size, level, no sewer site one row from the river, could say we had “partial river view.” Well stocked small store. Clean laundry, restrooms and showers. Wi-Fi a little slow but adequate, lots of TV cable channels. All in all a very pleasant stay. Would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very clean, friendly and well maintained KOA. Plenty of very nice gravel pads with grass sites with and without shade. Some with FHU's and most with 30 amp or 50 amp and water. The gravel roadways lead to some dust on windy days. There is road noise from the nearby freeway entrance but nothing to keep you from getting a good night's sleep. One of the few KOAs I would stay longer than a few days. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We only stayed overnight but would like to stay longer. Beautiful old trees near the river. No problem getting in, but we stayed on a Tuesday. Friendly staff. Would definitely stay again We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice KOA! They have 2 rows of pull-throughs with full hookups that stay pretty busy. Then they have 3 rows nicely spaced closer to the river with water and electric only. Some back right up to the river. Sites are level gravel on gravel roads so there is a little dust, especially on windy days. Roads are wide enough to make easy in/out for big rigs. Camp Wi-Fi worked well, which was good since both Verizon and AT&T had weak signals. A few sites were good for satellite. Many sites were nicely shaded. We didn't see any tree limbs in the way except for two weeping willow trees which were easily avoided. Amenities included free cable TV, a heated pool and hot tub, and rental bikes for the kids plus multiple playgrounds. Park is pretty close to I-90 so there is some road noise. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A couple night's stay at end of their season. Services worked well with good Wi-Fi and cable. Only negative we encountered was the tree limbs that need a serious trimming. At our site we could not have extended our awning if we had wanted due to limbs. Traffic noise not all that serious. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price quoted is before tax. Lovely, slightly rustic campground. W/E sites are along the river - very nice. Good Wi-Fi and cable. Pet friendly. Would definitely stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lots of noise from interstate I-90 but if you want somewhere convenient while traveling that is the way it is. It didn't take away from the place that much. We used it as a base while we went to various nearby areas. We had a great site for our RV facing the river. No sewer hookup because of proximity of the river, but it was worth the trade. Everyone working here was really nice despite the fact that it was Labor Day weekend and the County Fair and rodeo was in town. The park was full. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park would rate a 10 if it had an enclosed dog park. Other than that, the pool is super clean, the two play areas for the kids were fun, the rental pedal bikes were great for my boys, and the river was great, though we couldn't get in it, just fish and watch. The Wi-Fi was very strong, even at the river's edge. Plenty of space to walk your pets, trails and open areas. We were stopping for the night on the way to visit family, and decided to stay 2! The work kampers are amazing, friendly, and so helpful. Pull thru sites are medium width, but the back in sites are much more spacious. We had no problem sharing the power box. The campers next to us were a reasonable distance. Full trees, plenty of shade, very relaxing time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We haven't been here in over 10 years. We stayed here for one weekday night in late July. We had a level, FHU, pull-through site with 50 channel cable TV and good at site Wi-Fi. Many sites have large trees so be sure to ask for a satellite friendly site if you want reception. I think the roads were paved and the sites gravel. Like many KOAs, there is a great variety of site types. There are tent sites, back-ins, pull-throughs, FHU and W&E, etc. The main reason for so many non-sewer sites is that they can't have sewers in the riverside (Yakima River) sites. There are several playgrounds plus a volleyball net, several horseshoe pits, and both a regular and a kiddie pool. There is a second bathhouse in addition to the facilities in the main building which also contains the laundry. These bath facilities are OK. There are some places to eat just across the interstate at this exit. However, it is not a safe walk due to traffic. At $40/night, the rate is just a bit high. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very friendly staff. Basic grounds with good power and water pressure. Due to being down in a valley, cell phone service was intermittent or unavailable. (Not an issue for the park - just good to know if you are staying there). We would likely stay again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a decent place. All the facilities are in good shape and clean. The park is fairly roomy with lots of trees, although the cottonwoods are shedding in May when we visited. The weekend we were there they had the second night free, so it was a real deal. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very typical KOA. Nice overnight stop. Gravel but level sites. Right on the Yakima River if you fish. The only down side was a lot of sites are made to pull in both ways so you can end up sharing your picnic table area with your neighbor. Great if you are traveling with friends. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a sight backing on the Yakima River. All sights are gravel and seem fairly level. The river sites are water and electricity only with a fire pit and table. If it was a busy weekend, you would be close to your neighbor. Shade trees all around. Main complaint is location. I-90 is right there so you hear road noise all the time. Access roads are dirt, so dust is a problem. If you have kids, they have the typical KOA kid stuff with pool, play area, etc. Bathrooms were spotless. Not only typical of this park, but most we have been to lately, why are there so few garbage cans and located far apart in the parks? Long walk to dump your trash. We would stay again for a night. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very nice campground. Well maintained, pleasant staff. I was parked on the river which was wonderful. Level site, good grass, lots of shade trees; however, there are no sewer for the spots right on the river. The dump is free for those folks and they do have a honey wagon for those so inclined. I did not use the Wi-Fi. I have my own Verizon. I did use cable and there were lots channels - as many as my satellite package. Would definitely go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed our stay here. Our site was level, electric and wifi worked fine. The restrooms are clean and the park wasn't really crowded. We enjoyed the town of Ellensburg. We usually avoid KOA because of the cost and all the children. There were lots of families and children about on Saturday; Sunday was much quieter. A very well-run park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We left a "bad" experience at another campground in this town and came to this one. The difference was like night and day. The attendants are wonderful here. They treat us like we're family, practically. The noise at night comes from the highway next to us, but not loud enough to bother us in our motor home. Great, fast moving river here for rafter's, etc., and so nice with the trees. We are enjoying all the families with children and pets that are here camping and the normal noises expected during the day at a friendly campground. Thank you KOA! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is right next to I-90 so there is a lot of traffic noise when you are outside. Not noticeable from inside the MH. The river runs alongside the park and really makes the park. Really just a grassy field with RV Hookups. Restrooms and laundry are very clean and well cared for. Nice general store with a surprising amount and variety of items. Good place to stay if you are in transit and need a place to overnight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice RV park. Has great tree cover and the Yakima river running next to the sites. Clean, safe and comfortable. We stayed here last summer. It was nice then. They have made improvements to make it even better for us. Kudos. We will make our stay longer this time. I will recommend to all: 5 stars. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a welcome overnight stop for us and the pull through easily accommodated our combined length of 45'so we stayed hooked up with only minor leveling required. Staff was quite pleasant an knowledgeable, restrooms and pools clean and previously occupied sites checked after check out. Many activities for kids so would probably be a bit chaotic on weekends. Agree with most of previous comments. We would stay here again for a night or 3 if in the area again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice enough for an overnight stop. First impression when pulling in is that this park needs to be updated but that comes from the fact that there are many mature shade trees that could use some trimming to provide a more open feel. Pull through sites were a bit short to stay hooked up to my 30 ft fifth wheel. Very close to interstate on ramp but highway noise was not a problem inside the RV. Very comprehensive cable TV selection. Pool and kiddie pool were large and very clean. Will plan to stay here again on future visits. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Okay for an overnight stop and typical for some of the other KOA's we've stayed at. Dirt roads, gravel sites. We had to move from the assigned site due to a tree on either side blocking our slide-outs. Once moved we were fine. Staff friendly at check-in but couldn't give us directions to the park on the telephone, not knowing which way to turn off the freeway. On the river, but is posted as no access. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground. Our site was right on the river and had shade trees. Highway noise while sitting outside, but quiet in our trailer. 58 cable TV stations and wireless internet, small pool. Day trips to Table Mountain, Uptanum Ridge, and the Yakima Canyon Road. Highly recommend Perkins for breakfast. Not much fine dining in Ellensburg. We'll go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My review is from the perspective of a dad with several kids. We often go to KOA's and found this OK, but not great. The pool was nice, but small. There is a kiddie pool as well, which was nice. The river is right at the back of the campground, but the website makes it seem like you can go rafting right there, which you cannot. They had a ping pong table and air hockey. The playground was not great, but OK. The Wi-Fi signal was strong but a little inconsistent. Showers were clean. It is right at the intersection of two highways so there is constant road noise. We stayed three nights and the campground was relatively empty. They still put huge class A RVs next to us twice even though there were several other sites with 50amp with plenty of space around them. We found downtown Ellensburg a little depressing. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very nice campground right on the Yakima River. There are quite a few river front sites so just ask if you like to relax and watch the river flow by. The bathrooms, showers and laundry were clean. Washers cost $1.75 and dryers $1.25. There is a nice pool and also a shallow kiddie pool. There is also a play ground, a volley ball net, a game room and a TV room. There were lots of families with kids here. There is good cable TV at the RV sites, our power and Wi-Fi was good. The staff were friendly and helpful. There are a limited number of full hookup sites. There was moderate traffic noise. We enjoyed our short time here and would come back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were welcomed by a very friendly staff and check-in was quick and easy. The site was as told: level, etc. The grounds were well maintained. They were still repairing some damage caused by earlier high water which came through some of the cg. We will maybe be going back later in the summer to raft the Yakima river as they have a launch area and shuttle service for rafters. By the way, some of the work-kampers were a hoot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground, well maintained, clean and quiet. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Although we stayed only one night, we had to ask for a late checkout due to mechanical problems with our pickup - no problem, no extra charge! University Motors just across I-90 from KOA super helpful! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park has new owners since February. The grounds show much improvement. Friendly staff and they are working hard to better the park. WiFi worked well as did cable TV. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I am starting to see that KOA campgrounds are overpriced for what they offer. This park is OK, gravel sites, no room to park if you come with a large rig. Wi-Fi is bad, comes in and out constantly, low or very low signal unless you park yourself in the office. I can not believe they charge so much, $270 a week with taxes, and I have stayed at extremely better places with concrete pads, parking, great Wi-Fi and all at a much lower cost. As I look at other KOA's, I am starting to see a pattern and I guess the best thing is to just avoid KOA altogether. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is another over-priced, under-maintained KOA. The setting on the Yakima River and the close proximity to I-90 is good. However, the roads are narrow, the branches need to be trimmed and the sites are squeezed together. There is very old signage on each site as well as ancient electric and water pedestals show the age. Extra grounds where pets could be walked (but it wasn't labeled) were really scroungy. I couldn't place a reservation earlier in the day by phone because no one answered (on Labor Day) and once arriving, the office employee was disinterested in making anyone feel welcome. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Most park sites share a utility island with another rig facing the opposite direction. The park was OK but appears to be somewhat neglected. Wi-Fi however, was excellent. We opted for cable TV instead of a sewer hook-up, which was a mistake because is was barely visible through the snow. Half of water, electric and cable sites need to back up a short distance to the dump station which is on the entrance/exit main road. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very clean park, but not the best KOA I've stayed at. The staff are all teenagers, but seem to run it alright. The sites are very close together and some have the power boxes on the wrong side. Sites are not all level. It's right beside the on/off ramp to the interstate, so it's extremely noisy. Some sites are right below, so a semi could even drive off the off ramp right onto someone's campsite - that's how close it is. The only saving grace is that the pool was very nice - clean, quiet and shady in the afternoon - and there is a fun games room for the kids. I would probably not stay here again - especially because of the high price tag. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is our second visit to this campground. This time we found it had declined since our first visit. We found the campsite to be dirty and even though we did not arrive until mid afternoon, it was obvious that the site had not been cleaned. We also found our 30 amp service to be weak and unreliable. On the plus side, the office staff was courteous and the pool was nice. However, we found the fire rings full of trash to be off-putting and will not return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Will not go back to this park, place unkepted,very run down. Too many people living there. We felt we were on display. Someone tryed to break into our tow vechicle in the evening.We did not feel safe. This the last KOA we will go too. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older campground, with back-to-back hookups. We've stayed here twice now, both times water/electric only. They have a small but clean store, level sites, and a nice play area for the kids. A word of caution; the Yakima River is deceptively powerful and quite dangerous, so be careful when the water is high. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice and clean park. Very close to the Interstate, but because of location, the tree cover and the Yakima River; the park is very quiet. The sites are large and well designed. Very nice set-up, and a lovely park with lots of places to walk and lots of frontage on the Yakima River. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Worst experience in our 30 day trip. Staff seemed friendly and park cleanup was continuous. However, owner needs some serious anger management classes. Came by one evening because the local police had just driven through the park. Started screaming at everyone is sight and accusing them of calling the police. Stated it was his @#$@ park and they had no place in it. Makes one wonder what he is trying to hide. As previous reviewer noted, the next day he started screaming about our dogs who were securely secured within the bounder of the lot and were not barking until he started cursing and screaming. Later he was stomping down the path hollowing about someone stealing his truck. While the park is convenient, I would not return as I am not sure that this is a safe environment. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This KOA is nice. It is located along the river. Sites are back in by the river with no sewer hookup available. In fact the sewer hookups are limited. It is close to restaurants and gas stations. Its a couple of miles from Ellensburg. There is catch and release fishing in the river. There is a playground area for children. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Would not stay here again. Voltage very low, no sites with full hook ups and cable - you have to choose between sewer or cable. Wi-fi is a joke. There are two wi-fi units, one in office and one in private home (owners) so if you are more than 300-400 feet away, forget getting any signal. Owner yelled and cursed at our neighbor for having their dog tied to tree on their lot while they were outside. The work campers were nice and friendly. We were told that the owner was making improvements - we didn't see any. KOA should pull their franchise from this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
STAY AWAY FROM HERE! No cable, no TV reception, have WIFI to ONLY 2 sites. 1st time in over 30 years we locked up everything and never ventured out. Were going to stay a few days, left the next morning. Staff is unbelievable, snotty, big time attitude, absolutely could care less about you or your needs. This is the worst place I have ever stayed in my life. It is also the LAST KOA I will ever stay in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good park for an overnight with easy access from I-90. Park is clean and Wi-Fi works very well. If you have a large rig with slides, take care not to hit tall water spigot. Rate is Passport America plus $5 for second dog. Park is very concerned about dogs relieving themselves anywhere but in the fenced dog area. So much so that we felt uncomfortable and carried our dogs to the fenced area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a quiet well maintained park. The setting is alongside a cattle ranch in the farm country side about Ellensburg, WA. While the park does not have the amenities such as a swimming pool, it offers a location for a quiet stay. It is a location where families meet. The tenting areas are separate from the RV sites, and this gives the tent campers shade and more remote location. The park is also in a close location to access of the Yakima River. The graphic interface for the review mandates I put a rate in, but that is a one night rate. Weekly rates and membership discounts are available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If not for the PA rate of $22, we would not have even stayed the night. We were told we "didn't need" sewer as we were only staying one night even tho sites with sewer were available. Pull thrus but so tight we had to ask neighbor to pull in their awning in order for us to park. Our slides pretty much touched theirs. Door side was very close to other neighbor who luckily wasn't there. No sewer but also NO bathhouses for showers, only a single portapotty! Would not even consider stopping here again We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a pretty park out in the country with cows, bulls, and horses in the fields next to the park. Roads inside the park are gravel and the sites are gravel and grass. It was a very quiet park during our stay. However, we have an RV so we can travel comfortably with our furbaby. We are very responsible pet owners that keep our dog on a leash when outside, pick up after our dog, and keep him as quiet as possible. We did not feel free to even sit outside or walk with our dog here because we were afraid he would relieve himself somewhere other than the potty pen. (There are several posters on trees and it even states in their rules that dogs are to relieve themselves in the potty pens). This is the first time we have ever felt uncomfortable in a RV park and for that reason we would not ever return to this park. It is also the reason for the low score. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Passport America rate. Very nice little park away from interstate and any noise. Clean sites, and surrounded by cattle and beautiful horses. Owners were very nice and came by to talk with us for a while about their travels. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate cited is based on Passport America for 3 days and if you stay a 4th day or longer the rate increased to $42. This is a well maintained and quiet park located south of Ellensburg. There are fields with bulls and horses. The sites are gravel and we have a pull-through with 50 amp. There are no bathrooms or showers but there is a portable outhouse in the park. We have stayed here before and will stay here again as it is convenient to family. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Went with middle of the road for this small but clean and level gravel pad park. Accepts Good Sam and Passport America so we paid $17.50 which was what it is worth for a no frills park. We had water and electric hook-up only, port-a-potties near-by, no showers, no place for groups to meet, limited fire pits, tables, and a few trees. Surrounded by cows and horses so it has the scent of a farm. Train could be seen and heard from our site, TV and WiFi worked fine but we do have a booster. It's not really what I would call dog friendly as we were asked to have our pug potty only in the pet area. We requested a site next to the area so she wouldn’t have to hold it until she reached the potty area. Not sure that older dogs could hold it long enough to make it to the “area” if you stayed at the far ends. We would stay here again for an overnight but only if we could stay close to the “area” as our pug is our fur baby. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice place to stay. It is well maintained and the host and owners are friendly. They have a sani for use by the people and no showers that I know of. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here for an overnighter between destinations. The owners were very helpful to point out interesting sights to see that we're close by. The sites are okay. I would not call it a pet friendly campground, better described as pet tolerant. You can't walk your dog inside the campground and we were asked to prevent our dog from using the grass for ANY business, which is fine, but it is difficult to explain to your dog that he has to wait until you walk across the park to the dog walk, before he can lift his leg. Quiet campground, close to the canyon. OK for one night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was just an overnight stop. The bad rating is heavily weighed upon their restrictive dog walk policy. Priced at $35 for a water/electric site, and $42 for a FHU site. This is way too much money for this bare bones park. Accepts Good Sam and Passport America, so we only paid $17.50 which is all it was worth. A friendly atmosphere, but sites are close together and piggy back, although they did try to put rigs in every other site. Only a port-a-potty. Free WiFi which worked well. Lots of rafting on the nearby Yakima River. Dogs allowed, but only allowed to do their business in the enclosed 75' x 35' dog area. There are signs all over this small park stating this is not a dog area. It's a nice area with fields surrounding the park with cattle and very friendly horses. But noooo, your dog can't do its business anywhere but the designated area. Ridiculous. That is the reason for the only low rating. Would be a nice cozy social park to stay at if they would lighten up about the dogs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here three nights at the Passport America rate of $17.50 for the non-sewer rate. We enjoyed our stay. The Free Wi-Fi worked very well. There are campground hosts here now. Payment is self pay at entrance. There is a reservation board at entrance showing the reserved sites. No restrooms or showers. One row of parking sites are sewer, electric and water. The other row is without sewer. Normal rates are $35-non-sewer and $42 with sewer. If you have a very large--over 40'-- maneuvering and parking will take some care. There is a free dump at the city sewer facility about 2 miles N of the RV Park, 0.2 miles S of I-90. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is for Passport America. No sewer, water & electric only. Sites are narrow, long and level. Very little, if any shade. No bath or facilities. Very close to the river. Friendly hosts. Takes Credit Cards. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Over the last 3 years we have stayed here for 1-3 months each time. Will stay here anytime we are in the area. They have made some changes from last year and have more planned for the future. Have gotten along with the owners very well. Short walk to the river, there is a trail along the river to the boat launch. Have seen deer and coyotes in the field next to the park. Lots of osprey in the area and have even seen a porcupine taking a nap in a tree along the river. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The price per night quoted is for the first 3 nights if you are Passport America. The 4th night ,and from then on, rates are $42 a night. There are no showers and there is one porta potty in the campground and that is why I rated them a NO. On the positive side the sites are pull through and level. There are campground hosts there now. They are also Good Sam affiated. It is a great place if you like to fish or want a spot to stay when you are checking out the area. We will stay here again and will recommend this park to our friends. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
OK for a overnight stay if you get the Passport America rate, otherwise too pricey. You have a choice of hookups with and without sewer, sewer costing $7 more, or no hookups. No facilities, outside of a portable toilet. It was quiet, the sites were level and long. Would stay here again for overnight as long as the P/A rate was available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent one bad night here. The woman that runs the park is extremely rude and chastised me for being too loud while trying to help my husband park our 44 foot motor home! It was quiet during the day (only 7 R V's) while no one was here, but at night it was the loudest park we've ever stayed in due to their own animals. The cows and donkey's were so loud all night we couldn't sleep, and the trains that run through the property about 500 hundred yards from the campground, didn't help either. There are NO amenities at this park, no restrooms and no office. There was a kiosk with information about the park and how to pay by check only. The woman was very negative about restaurants in the area, as well. Needless to say we will never stay at this campground again. In all our travels we have never met an owner or attendant that has been this rude! We moved the next day to another local R V Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 3 days at the Passport rate of $21 including tax and full hookup. No amenities and has one port-a-potty for restrooms. Water pressure was low and they were watering the grass during the day which made pressure go lower yet. This is a fair, clean, quiet, lots of trees and a nice park. Probably would stop again for overnight only. Drop box for camping fee on honor system for payment by cash or check. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very spartan, rustic park next to a bull pasture. There is no attendant to help you, just an unstaffed outdoor table so you have to serve yourself. The honor system applies and you put your money into a pipe near the entrance. There are no restrooms or showers, just a porta-potty. There is no cable or Wi-Fi. We had full hookups on our site. Very strange, never saw such a deserted spot. Our rate was half price due to our Passport America membership. Frankly, it was in no way worth twice what we paid, so I would not recommend this to anyone without a PA membership. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Exceptionally clean park and with Passport America the fee is $21 for the first 3 days ($63 total) and on the fourth day and after it is $42 a day. We paid $105 for 4 nights and that works out to $26 a night). That seems very high to me so we will be exploring other options if we need to stay more than 3 days. Nice people run the park with 50 amp service, good water pressure, grass and picnic tables. We travel in a fifth wheel. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I know why this is the best kept secret! It has nothing to offer except a view. Sites are very tight and side by side. Only a port-a-potty. It is basically a parking lot in a field surounded by a cow pasture. It was quiet, however. It is self check-in. Mountain views were wonderful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I'm convinced the review that called this park a "best kept secret" was written by someone close to the ownership. In truth it is a gravel and grass, incredibly buggy parking lot with about 40 underdeveloped, crowded, side by side sites and fewer than half with sewer. No services at all except one porta potty. The punitive set of rules says that if you take a sewer site, you must arrive with an empty tank. Who would know?? Wonder if they have a meter on your outflow. It's surrounded by a ranch with beautiful horses and a herd of steer, and that's the only nice thing I can say. Thank goodness we got the PA rate; anyone who paid $40 for this place would be very sore, indeed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is the best kept secret in Washington State! Sites are on gravel with grass for the picnic tables. All sites are pull through's, 30 or 50 amp service and 16 have sewer connections. The park is located a short walk to the Yakima River for floating or fly fishing and easy access to Ellensburg to the north and Yakima to the south. It is very quiet and peaceful. They will provide shuttle service if needed. I called and made reservations to ensure we had sewer but many people show up and self-register. They do not take credit cards. We were able to use our Passport America card. We will stay here again and recommend it to our friends. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a wonderful little park in a rural part of town; it's part of (next to) a working ranch, with cows, horses, a sheep, and a goat next door. It's quite beautiful here with grass, huge trees on the perimeter, and gravel. This is not a typical big-rig cement RV lot, and that's what makes it charming. There is plenty of free-run dog space next door. The owners are very dog friendly. There are no bathrooms, only a porta-potty, and there is no Wi-Fi (but air cards seem to work fine). But the lack of amenities are more than made up by the views, the peace and quiet, and the space. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Pretty setting up against the hills SE of Ellensberg within easy walking or biking distance of the Yakima River, popular with river floaters and fishermen. The management offers shuttle rides for floaters. They also cater to people hauling horses. As their website says, they are also a working ranch. They have corrals for horses and a clubhouse for gatherings and functions. There is still no shower or restroom at the site, although there was one very clean porta-potty. Power outlets are duals so one party has to face the opposite direction of their neighbor. It's prime benefit is that it is in a very peaceful, quiet and picturesque location. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The area is beautiful, the park was a bit of a disappointment. It's hard to get around in a large MH or 5th wheel and the sites are very narrow. If your rig has opposing slides, you'll be right up to the RV next door. The even numbered sites are the best, although they appear to be for longer term rentals. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Compared to the other local RV parks, this one is nicely situated off the highway in a scenic location. All the people we met here were very friendly. The location also seemed very safe. There are not any stores nearby, so make a stop for anything you'll need overnight before you make camp. I'll definitely stay at Yakima River RV Park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. We have stayed here 3 times now, once in 2006, once in 2007 and now this year. We find this a very quiet and restful place to stop. We have stayed from 1 week to 1 month, at different times. The staff is very friendly, and knowledgeable about the area. We will be coming back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have stayed in this campground for the past four years. It is rustic, but they have been making improvements. There are no showers or formal restrooms, only port-a-potties. However, if you're in a motorhome there is no need. This year the full service spots were upgraded with nice crushed gravel to park on. It's a quiet place among cows, bulls, and horses. I love to hear the horses whinnying occasionally. The owner rides around on her bike to meet and greet everyone and met us this year with a bag full of corn she had picked that morning. We'll be back next year! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have camped here for about 7 years for the rodeo. This park is very quiet. Has cows and horses in the pastures that surround three sides of the park. The Yakima river is a short walk away. There is green grass and shade trees on each site. The owner is an excellent camp host and does the majority of the upkeep herself as well as maintain the farm. I would recommend this park to anyone that likes the rural setting. Come see for yourself. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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I stayed her for one week in June. You self-register at the Kiosk in the front. This is not a fancy park. I enjoyed the rural feel, the quiet, the shaded spot, and the easy ride to town. There are some "semi-permanents." The "Leroy workers" mentioned by another review included some folks working on wind generation and a fly fishing guide. They were very nice and quiet. There were also recreational travelers and families. The park lies in the front of a ranch. You must walk back to the ranch house to see the tenting area, have river access, etc. There is an area with horseshoes and a volleyball net. I found good river access at two places right down the road. There are mosquitoes, but that is not uncommon for the area. The wind would keep them down. If you want fancy, this is not for you. I wanted bucolic and peaceful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Appeared to be a "worker camp." Their website said, and I quote, "Come stay overnight at the ranch, on the scenic Yakima River in central Washington." It goes on to say, "Easy Pull-Through Access, Rustic Club House, Livestock and Wildlife Viewings." Now, let's break down Truth from Fiction. STATEMENT: "Come stay overnight at the ranch." REALITY: There was no ranch. There was a patch of grass in the middle of a cow pasture. STATEMENT: "On the Scenic Yakima River in Central Washington." REALITY: We never saw ANY river. STATEMENT: "Easy Pull-Through Access." REALITY: There was nothing easy about maneuvering 52' of motorhome and trailer through parked cars, trucks and 100 year old Airstreams. I also had to dodge the port-a-potty. STATEMENT: "Rustic Club House." Now, unless they are referring to the bulletin/chalk board at the road that listed the rules, and a kiosk to put your payment in, I never saw any such club house. STATEMENT: "Livestock and Wildlife Viewings." Well, this one may be the closest to the truth. We were sharing a field with the cattle, and the wildlife viewings we saw were mosquitoes that were running rampant here. Even our poor dog was scratching from the mosquitoes. If you don't mind staying in a field with LeRoy scratching himself as he stands in the doorway of his 15' 1948 Airstream on blocks, then this isn't that bad. We camped here in a Motorhome.
No Showers, rest rooms, laundry, cable or TV reception. Close to down town Ellensburg. Quiet. Good for one or two nights stay. Not a resort. Easy access to I-90 for traveling to Eastern Washington and Idaho. Has potential. We camped here in a Motorhome.