Hard to rate. Spectacular location overlooking and only 50 yards from the beach. Water and electric were fine. There is a Wi-Fi room at the office, and that is the only place to get Wi-Fi. Late night fireworks were a drawback to me. I like to sleep, but wouldn't be to someone who likes to stay up past 10:30 watching the fireworks of others. Seems to rain there every day, hardly surprising when you are at the edge of a rain forest. Area beaches are very nice for walking. The "bathrooms" were two porta-potties. We got a key card for the one bath/showerhouse at another park which is separated from this one by the resort, and is very busy. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you don't like dogs, you may want to stay somewhere else. Dogs are not leashed. That said, this is a wonderful park with a stunning setting. Our site was directly across the interior road from the beach. Gravel interior road, gravel sites. There's a small grocery store on site, as this park is 14 miles from Forks. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We loved this spot. Yes, it's a big gravel parking lot, but you are right at the beach, and the view is amazing. First Beach is really beautiful, with sea stacks, rocks, and lots of dead trees (one was large enough to walk inside of). It's a really picturesque spot. It's a popular destination for seasonal surfers, and there is lots of partying, fireworks, etc. going on at night, but everyone was friendly to us, and we really enjoyed it. It's also very close to Second Beach is a must-see with some nice rock formations and a few nice hikes. (Keep track of tides, though, as there are places where you can get trapped at high tide.) To make reservations, we had to call the nearby Quileute Oceanside Resort, and that's also where we checked in. On check-in, they gave us a pass for showers at the Oceanside Resort, but we didn't use it. All the utilities worked fine. We got marginal Verizon coverage (good enough for voice, but data was slow). It's remote. The closest serious grocery is about 20 miles away in Forks (but there's a small general store at the park for basics), and gas is much more expensive here than in Forks, so I'd stock my tank and fridge before coming in. All-in-all, I would jump at the chance to stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The location is the best part of this site. Walk right on to the beach. We had a fire on the beach and watched the local fireworks. Campground was full but quiet. It would have been a ten if it had WIFI. Cell service with Verizon but not AT&T. We would come back to this park. Remote and lovely. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Location, location, LOCATION! There aren't too many campgrounds where you can park literally 50 yards from the ocean. This is one of them. Basic park on gravel with large sites tucked into the trees. 50 amps and full hookups makes this park comfortable. Wish we could have stayed longer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is right on First Beach in La Push. The view is amazing and you can sleep to the sounds of the ocean. A lot of surfers here, so fun to watch. Very quiet at night. Has okay laundry facilities. Pay for the shower though, but not a big deal. No Wi-Fi or even phone service in campground, but you can walk up the beach and get phone service. This is not for luxury but if you want to camp close to the ocean this is it. You can also rent surfing equipment on weekends and give it a try. Diesel is very expensive here and it is pretty remote. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were in a 40-footer. The sites were ample and our view was the ocean. The dogs could go on the beach with no leashes. It was a beautiful site. We would stay here again and recommend it to others. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have to paritally agree with review #1. The staff in the store were very friendly and helpful. We didn't experience any fireworks problems. Although there were signs stating they weren't allowed from February to June or something like that. The area was patrolled through out the night by police. Camping is different everywhere. We camped in a tent/van. Not all sites are smooth or free of rocks and all that, so you've got to have the right gear and be prepared. I think its pretty kid friendly. Again preparation/planning. Do your homework. We liked it and so did our kids. (ages 12-5-4-19months.) We look forward to going back again soon. We camped here in a Tent.
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I agree with the last two reviews with a couple of exceptions. I found the people in the store friendly, and, the beach bums did not cause us any problems, except for the fireworks. The area is beautiful, but the campground is not! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I can verify the previous reviewer's comments. The beach area was very nice. Sad to say with their "no rules" for this park it was not a pleasure at all to stay here. There was a large contingent of surfer people (beach bums) who were for the most part collectively vulgar, drunk and incredibly loud. The people working at check-in convenience store were the most rude indiviuals "don't like it then leave" I have come across in all my stays at RV parks. If you are a party person than this place is definitely for you. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We asked about rules and regulations when we checked in and were told there were none. This perhaps is the problem. No site map, just told to find the number out there and park. Dogs run free everywhere. Fireworks day and night, usually until midnight. Tents are one thing, tarps hung up on overturned picnic tables is something else again. Although there is a sign beyond this area for paid guests, the beach drew anyone with a vehicle to surf or fireworks. Sites are uneven and the road is full of potholes. This is one of those parks that could be great with some care and attention - also security would be nice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Owned and operated by the Quileute Indian Reservation. If you love the far NW Washington Coast you will love this RV Park. With 42 spaces, site 1 thru 18 our right on the ocean. Site 1 thru 6 are the best. In the winter you can just about have
the park to yourself. There are also very nice cabins for rent on the beach and a clubhouse / hall you can use if you need. Very well stocked General Store also offering firewood, gas station and propane. And LaPush Post office is right next-door. At 6:00pm you can go .75 mile to the Marina and buy Crab & Salmon right off the boats. A true getaway no TV reception (A clear view for satellite aim at the dead tree on the hill to the south @30.5 Direct TV) (Told they are planning to ad wifi in summer of 2005). No cell phone coverage. Pay phone at the store. Only one Restaurant it is at the Marina it is very nice. We will make Lonesome Creek one of our favorites and will go back again and again. Meet you there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree about this being a basic park, but I found no trash on the beach or elsewhere. There was one very large, but very friendly, dog on the beach who was only intent on finding someone to pet him or throw him a stick. He wagged up to anyone he could find and tried following alongside people for attention, but nothing scary or intimidating. Closeness to ocean and sea stacks made this a memorable campground I would return to. The enormous log on the beach everyone was climbing on was incredible! Excellent Verizon 4G LTE service, but Internet service provided in one room in the campground was really unusable, which was disappointing because I had been told they had Internet access. Apparently even when it is working well, it only has dial-up speed, so don't come here expecting it. Also it is a long drive out here, so make sure you bring everything you need. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a basic park, nothing fancy by any means. The reason for coming here is the ability to camp so close to the ocean which is not available at most parks. Some posters have complained about dogs being off leash and that is true, not all dogs are on leash, all the time. But we only had one dog that came onto our site to check us out and that dog was not aggressive, just curious. All the dogs got along really well on the beach. And yes there was a little bit of trash on our site but it wasn't a problem. The only problem we had was the fireworks being used. Since this a Quileute Tribe reservation fireworks are allowed until August sometime, can't remember the exact date. But the sound of the ocean waves, the fog drifting in and out, the sea stacks so close to shore and the dogs having fun on the beach and in the water chasing sticks make up for all of this. All that being said, if you are a fussy, motor home owner this park may not be for you since it definitely does not fit the name 'resort' but few RV parks do! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a fabulous surprise this place was! Large (very long & spacious) pull-through sites with water-facing views at the front. Two sewer dumps (one on each side) allowing both Class A & 5th wheels to park facing the view. The entire campground is impeccably clean & well-kept. First beach is literally steps from your RV. Full strength Verizon LTE. Overall can't think of a single thing to "ding". Not sure what happened with the folks who rated this place poorly last year, but perhaps it's changed management? We loved this spot and would most definitely stay again!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Loved this site! Our second time here, we will always come back. It is right next to the ocean and there is no way you can get closer. Super affordable and it is so nice to walk up and down the ocean! Only downside is the restrooms and shower. Our first year here we got card keys to the new restrooms and showers on the other side of the resort. So if u don't mind a walk, it ain't bad. The restrooms you are "assigned" to when staying at the oceanfront sites is really dirty and we didn't use it at all. Overall, we still loved the site though! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very disappointing to see what could be a premier oceanfront resort be so trashed and disrespected. Trash is strewn everywhere throughout the town and the park. Dogs from town roam freely and some are aggressive. Keep your dog on a leash and watch your kids closely! This place could be great with some clean-up and maintenance.mFrom the less than enthusiastic check in to the dirty sites and filthy laundry room ($3 to wash, $2 to dry) I won't return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Arrived on time to find our space littered with trash. Used paper products (paper towels, plates, napkins), a few tin cans kicking around, dog droppings too. The fire pits had unburned trash in them. Not only our space, but the one behind us as well as the one next to us. ALL of the dumpsters were overflowing with trash the first 24 hrs we were there. We picked up trash before we set up. While it's a dog friendly park a high majority of the dogs were off leash, and owners had little control of them. One concern is that the water spigots are lower in the ground then the sewer hook-ups (and very close to each other). The beach itself has a gorgeous view with beautiful sea stacks. There are a few accessible tide pools (at low tide), but they were not overly exciting. Also, the high areas of the beach are c-o-v-e-r-e-d with spent fireworks debris and various garbage. We probably won't return to this park anytime soon. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice big sites. Right on the beach. Quite clean with resort workers always on site. We could tell that they go to great lengths to make this a clean and safe park. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate. If I could I would return here and certainly recommend it to others. We were concerned after reading about stray dogs since we have a puppy. There were NO stray dogs. There were quite a few well behaved dogs at the beach and our puppy was not one of them! Great place to visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here because it was close to the beach. Showers OK but we had to fix one. Cable offered but not available. Watch out for town dogs that wander through the campground. Right next to First Beach. No werewolves encountered. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here for three nights. The site was an easy pull through for our 65' Freightliner & 5th wheel rig. The staff was friendly and helpful. Showers and toilets were clean and relatively new. The tribe has built a covered ramada with picnic tables and a brick grill for outdoor cooking when it's raining. Sites are about 50 yards from a great beach. Sites are separated by wood fences and are large enough for slide outs and awnings with room to spare. There was no playground for kids, but the beach should suffice. Sites and roads are gravel. The pull through sites are level, a few back-ins are a bit slanted. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here one night at $35 plus tax and had a site with a partial ocean beach; the site was about 100 yards from the ocean on the other side of a berm. The site is Gravel with full hookup. It is a nice park to visit and walk on the beach. The only problem it was 14 miles from the main road RT 101, would have like to stay for several days, but it was booked full for the weekend. Verizon cell and MiFi works great, we got 4 bars. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The best thing going for this "resort" is that you can watch the waves from your front window. But it is downhill after that. The sites are dirt, rock, and mud. Electricity and dump were okay, but the water leaked. No WI-FI and no cable, and your cell phones won't work. They do have a small store and propane, but for any shopping you would probably have to go to Forks, about 15 miles from La Push. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Does have a nice beach, mostly rocky and lots of driftwood. Saw both surfers and folks surf fishing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites here are extremely spacious but no defined spot for a fire. The main thing here is that you are steps from the amazing beach. There is a general store but except that there are no other services available. The washrooms were being used by the surfers renting equipment and so there were sandy concrete floors. Often there wasn't toilet paper. The washrooms have locks but even still non campers were using them a lot. The laundry is free but the machines were roughly used by the surfers. When you register ask for the laundry key and which key is for which washroom. The sewer hook ups on some sites are installed in a difficult position to use. Next time we'll bring our own toilet paper. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The beach here is a 10. The sites were roomy and most were suitable for big rigs. The power and hookups were good. The bathrooms and showers were OK, not super clean. There is only 1 washer and dryer but they are free to paid campers. You need to get a separate key card for the laundry. The park does not have much if anything for rules. Dogs from the town run free here and dogs are allowed on the beach and can run free there too. You can have fires on the beach but the sign says a permit is required. Tent campers are allowed to set up on the beach too. This is a remote area and there is not much in town. Second, Third and Rialto beaches are also nearby. Rialto beach is great and a hike to Hole in the Wall is worth it. Cell service is poor to none at all. Our Verizon MiFi worked when it was cloudy and in the mornings. Not fancy but if you like beaches it is a great place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Out of the way but worth the trip to this beautiful spot on the coast. Right off the beach with the largest drift wood trees, mostly redwoods I believe, you can imagine. The root stumps are 30 ft high and you can camp in them. Then there are the large Sea Stacks, small islands that rise 80+ ft with trees on top, right off the coast. A sight you will remember forever. Beach is in a U shape. The indian reservation built the resort and camp site a few years ago and it is first rate. Office service is poor. No restrictions so watch out for the indian's dogs if you have a pet. Camping is allowed on the beach with fires at night. Stayed here 9/2010 We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very new RV Park located just north of the rental units. Restrooms and laundry facility accessed by key card which you receive at the office when you check in and laundry machines (washer and dryer) are not coin operated. The restrooms were clean but the shower area could have used more attention but they were not coin operated so that was a good thing. We were here in mid September so the park was not real busy maybe a third full on the busiest night. The real bonus here is the access to the beach, it is close and you can have fires on the beach if you get the $5 permit at the office which is good for as long as you stay. Rialto Beach is to the north via Mora Road with easy hike to Hole in Wall (1.5 miles), Second and Third Beach to the south. Visit the marina sometimes they are giving away seafood (crab when we were there). I loved this area and will definitely be back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I would love to give this park a good review. Why? Location: Sea Stacks and driftwood beaches, gorgeous Olympic Peninsula. So here is the good, the bad, and the ugly. The good: One of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen. The campground is physically a step up from the Quileute Lonesome Creek Campground down the road. There are 24 brand new (4/2009) wide full hookup campsites all with a great view and easy beach access. The bad: Someone put a lot of money into this, but it is not maintained or well staffed. Yelling Housekeepers, abrupt office staff, dirty restrooms, Laundry facility adjacent to restrooms has a washer/dryer, but no access! WI-FI is slow to frustrating (4 minutes to bring up Google). The sites have cable hookup but no cable. The ugly: No attempt to clean in the RV section during our 4 day stay. It just kills me to see such a fantastic place being run into the ground so quickly. $47 a night was outrageous given the issues. Area Notes: The area has poor cell coverage. Also the Twilight series of books/movie takes place in nearby Forks, so be aware of traffic and teenage angst/driving/noise. Bottom line – Great location, but the problem is price, customer service, and no maintenance. We camped here in a Motorhome.