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Most Recently Reviewed
Alta Lake State Park
Latest Review Submited On
2014-07-16 23:09:39
1 Park(s) Reviewed Near
Pateros, Washington
Camp Information
Sites
123
Date of Stay
June 2014
Latest Rate
$27



Hookups
Electric
yes
50amp
no
Water
no
Sewer
no
Wireless Internet
no
Cable TV
no
Accommodations
Pull-Thru Sites
no
Big Rig Access
no
Waterfront Access
yes (Lake)
Shade Trees
yes
Pool Access
no
Pets Allowed
yes
Tents Allowed
yes
Family Friendly
yes
Latest Review Information
Ratings (Last 10 Newest/Oldest)
9   5   3   7   7   
Clean Restrooms (Last 10 Newest/Oldest)
yes  yes  question  no  yes  
Clean Showers (Last 10 Newest/Oldest)
yes  yes  question  no  question  
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[ 9 / 10 ]
June 2014
$27
Very nice park and well maintained in all areas. Bathrooms clean. Nice grass area for outdoor activities, yet lots of "woodsy" type sites. Great fishing and nice swimming area. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
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[ 5 / 10 ]
May 2014
$25
This park got great reviews in two of our camping guide books, so we decided to give it a try, but were somewhat disappointed. On the plus side, the park is pretty, nestled along the shore of Alta Lake with some sites in the pines and some in more open, and exposed areas closer to the lake. There are three loops. Loop 1 is in the woods with a variety of site sizes. It's pretty and there is some privacy, but you have to walk a ways to the lake. Loop 3 is also in the woods and has some pretty sites, but most are very small and suitable only for tent campers. Loop 2 is more open and down near the lake with some sites being right on the shoreline. There is not much privacy in this loop and the access road is narrow with tight corners. Some of the sites here are large and some are quite small. Most of these sites would be very hot in the summer, but of course you could always cool off with a swim in the lake! This loop also has some electric/water hook-up sites in what is basically a parking lot, but if you're OK with that you would have some views of the lake. On the negative side, this park now uses Washington State Parks' new variable pricing structure with different fees for Popular, Basic ,and Economy sites which you have to sort out for yourself. Also, there is no way to know which sites are available for the night except by copying down the list of open sites posted at the unstaffed entrance station, then drive to pick out your site and then walk or drive all the way back to the entrance station to put your fee in the drop-box. Why not have a drop box in each loop? Washington State Parks are increasingly understaffed with systems that are not designed for the ease of the camper. This campground has flush toilets and coin-op showers. The showers were clean but definitely showing their age. The lake is pretty, but there are lots of summer homes lining the far shore that detracts from the natural beauty in my opinion. Fishing is good judging by the success of the folks in our neighboring campsite. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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[ 3 / 10 ]
September 2013
$22
After we arrived at this park, we had to go back and see if we had read the prior reviews correctly and were at the right park! There was only one loop open when we stayed here off season. The signage in the park is very confusing. In trying to check out another loop we ended up driving through the park and into a residential area. Although the arrows indicate otherwise, loops 2 and 3 are right across the entrance road from each other. If you go past the entrance to these loops you will be on a very narrow road with little space to turn around if you are towing. There are some sites with electric hookups. In loop 2, the hookup sites are in a row, with little separation, in a parking lot. Most of the non-hookup sites in this loop are very short or not level. We were lucky and were able to maneuver our smaller RV into a dry camping site with decent views. This park has a very neglected feel; it could use some TLC. The lake is small with part of it on private land with houses visible from the park. On the positive side, there were only two other campers in the park and it was nice and quiet at night. Our Verizon phone worked well and we were able to use our data plan with 3G signal. We were able to get satellite, but most sites would not. Washington has some wonderful state parks, many in this area. We would bypass this park and stay at a different state park next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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