Convenient access to Hwy 101 and activities on the northern portion of the Olympic Peninsula. Campground hosts are very friendly. Some summer residents appear to be here for the entire summer for work camping jobs. Campground was very close to the highway so constant traffic noise. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We chose this park initially because it was a Passport America park, and were only planning on staying overnight, however we stayed two nights. It is a basic park with gravel interior roads. They have a number of long pull through sites. Ours was 63 feet long. There are a lot of fulltime residents, however, the park is kept clean, mowed, and owner is friendly and accomadating. About 8 miles from Port Angeles, and 8 miles from Sequim. There is a paved bike path taking you to either town. We would stay here agian. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As noted earlier, this is a run down park with friendly owner. Very noisy, both the street and people in the park. I had to go out at 10:15PM, and ask neighbors to pipe down as they were keeping us awake. There are many permanent residents with run down units. We got up and left early. Will not stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Monthly rate is very reasonable. The roads are very dusty when not raining. Some trashy yearly and monthly rigs and some shady characters, and dogs running off leash. The owner is helpful and pleasant. Close to a busy and noisy highway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
About 25 of the sites are permanent, and about 15 of these are very, very trashy. The only reason I gave this a 4 instead of something lower is because of the friendly owner, the super wifi, pull through sites, and good interior roads. The 30 amp electric was very weak as our autoformer kept busting electric. The owner said because of the economy he was taking in more monthly renters. These were not monthly, some have been there for quit a while and a school bus picks up kids at the park. The dog area is not fenced in as reported here. There is a fence separating the highway from the park on one side. This may have been an 8 or 9 as listed in passed reports, but these are 2 years old. There is a lot of highway noise. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Previous postings are correct about pleasant management and constant updating of a fairly old park. They are doing the best they can to improve things. Our two complaints were very, very close sites and proximity to the very busy Hwy 101. We were unable to open our awning and barely able to open the 2 slides in our 35' Class A. Traffic on 101 is constant and made for a noisy stay, and difficult comings and goings in our toad. We camped here in a Motorhome.
During our 6 week stay here, the owners have constantly been making improvement. Building a small enclosed sitting area with a picnic bench. Planting many trees in order to improve the appearance of the park. The owners are friendly, cooperative and accommodating. The park is clean with good interior gravel roads. Campsites are graveled and mostly level. Even though the park is older it is very pleasant with beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains. Overall it is a very nice park and we will gladly stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has a dozen long pull-throughs sites and the remainder are back-ins, about 35' long. Access is easy for any size rig. There isn't a lot of room between some of the sites, but others are roomier, with a picnic table. It is right on Highway 101, so there is road noise during the day. There is a speedway across the highway; we heard racing going on Saturday night. There is a large fenced off-leash area for dogs, as well as open fields near by and a very nice rural road for walks. The owners are extremely pleasant and helpful. The laundry consists of one washer and one dryer (both new looking) in the office. The park is midway between Port Angeles and Sequim, so every kind of shopping is within 5-8 miles. They had the most reliable WiFi we have ever experienced, and it was fast and free. 9/1-6/15, they take Passport America for up to two nights, including holidays. A great little park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was one of our favorite RV parks. We had planned to stay one night, but changed our stay to three nights due to our positive feeling about the park. The owners are incredibly friendly and helpful. They helped us park our trailer, find a vet in town, offered insider's advice on what to see and what to avoid, even made suggestions for our next destination, and were available around the clock. Overall, they made us feel very welcome, as if we were locals. Additionally, the park is very dog friendly with a big field for dogs to run off leash. I would highly recommend this park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice older park that the young owners are improving. We stayed 4 nights and enjoyed our stay. Lots of room to walk the dogs, were able to let them off leash of 5 acres behind the park. Highway 101 was a little noisy on occasion but not to the point we lost any sleep over it. Would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in the park for 2 weeks, and had a good time. The Park is on the 101 Highway and has road noise during the Day, and gets quiet at night. The Owners are very friendly, The WI-FI has a strong fast signal, Rest rooms are cute and color full. Most sites are level, and real easy for big rigs to get around the park. The sites are a little narrow. Most of the people we saw were 55 and older and friendly folks. The Owners are young and trying to get the older Park up to speed . The location of the place was perfect for us, as we used it as a base camp to tour the peninsula. We loved the area so much we bought a home in Sequim WA. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Friendly owner/staff and free hi-speed wifi bring this rating up. The park is right on busy Hwy 101 and is quite noisy. No room in between sites (unable to even put out awning.) Sites are unlevel. Only 10 minutes on 101 to reach Port Angeles/Ferry to BC. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
OK for an overnight stop. Older park that could use upgrading. Water connections in old rotting boxes, electrical needs upgrading. Don't think there is a level site in the place. Grass and gravel sites and next to busy Hwy 101 so constant road noise. No TV reception or cable TV. Free Wi-Fi. About 7 miles from ferry terminal to Victoria. Nice owners though. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We thought that this park was one of the worst we have ever visited because it is so over priced. This dumpy, shabby place was not worth the $53.99 for only one night. The Wi-Fi only works near the office. They wouldn't let me bring my computer into the office, but suggested I use a nearby picnic table outdoors in the drizzle and cold! The sites are in deplorable condition: weedy, half dead grass, a "patio" smaller than the picnic table, ugly laundry room and rest rooms. It would have been okay for about $20-$30 but $53.99 is ridiculous. The staff was very busy patrolling with binoculars and walkies-talkies to make sure that no one was trespassing on to the property. Anyone who sets foot on their precious private beach must pay $6 and they were far more focused on that than on the paying guests already there. We would absolutely NOT recommend this park to anyone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is a little more than parking lot for RVs. Just dead grass, a table, and a fire pit. The RV are very close together. There are no play area for for children, pets on leach at all times. All visitors have to pay $6 to just enter the camp. We had friends who stopped by to say hello for a few minutes in our RV, they had to pay just to drop by. The staff was incredibly uncaring, and rude to them. I would not recommend this RV camp to anyone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff is wonderful, friendly, and helpful, but this park needs some rethinking. The pads are not well laid out, and someone needs to go out with you and show you where to park. Dump is old and antiquated, and WI-FI is slow. I really believe they cater to daily surfers, not RVs, and the full page list of rules and regulations and the need to wear a wristband while on the beach attest to that. Cell phones pick up Canada, so if you use it, you will be charged international rates. (We were told if you go to the east end of the park, you can pick up US. Open all year. Forewarning. If you are coming from the west side of the Peninsula and your GPS tells you to take Beach Road, just east of Lake Crescent, Beach Road is only one lane wide and 25 MPH. We were lucky; we only met one car that managed to get around us because we wouldn't have been able to back up. Trucks are not allowed, but we didn't see any warning signs and no place to turn around. We would probably return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Surprised at all the negative comments in regards to this RV camp. It is in a beautiful location with good proximity to the many attractions on the Olympic Peninsula. You can watch all kinds of ships going up and down the Strait every hour. Even submarines from the Navy bases. You can see bald eagles flying every day. Deer are frequent visitors. Rare whale sightings. Close access down the beach to tide pools. Great seashells and driftwood. Surfers, kayakers, and kite-flyers make use of this beach. Yes, there are sand fleas. We wore shoes, the water is 57 degrees, most people don't go in without wet suits anyway. The campsites are all full hookup. Individual septic tanks are an issue at times. The manager's keep a close eye on them, and "rest" the one's that need resting using them as tent sites. RV's are put in "rested" sites. This camp is at sea level, any septic tank is going to be slow at recovering at this altitude. The sites are somewhat narrow but are deep, and are adequate for slideouts. There are a moderate amount of mature trees in the park. The restrooms, showers, and laundry rooms are clean. Many families return here time after time. Very safe park. I would definitely return here again and again. You can't beat the view! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We pulled in here but didn't actually stay - the price is based on the price posted at the door. There are only 2 sites that take big rigs - they were full. The front desk people are very nice, but the owner is in charge. The sewer system is shot & we couldn't even park in any of the empty spots without our sewer hooked up (my husband thinks because we'd probably have fallen thru into the drainage field. It was very soft.) This should not be advertised as anything but a small rig and tent campground, with a few sites at the west end for the rest of the world. But, there were a lots of Class B rigs all over the place - so were they not hooked up to water & sewer??? We would not even try to stop here again, even tho the location is great and the view terrific. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is all about the half mile of private, sandy beach guests have access to across the street. The beach is lovely and the views of the strait, especially at sunset, are fantastic. And, the staff is helpful. Beyond that, this park has little to offer. We had friends pick us up for dinner one night and they were charged $5 each at the entrance! And, at this nightly rate: there is no cable or Wi-Fi? The row of trees behind the sites blocked our satellite. Electricity was so undervoltage we had to monitor our usage very carefully. Sites are basically one row of back-ins that are very close together. We’re glad we visited this place. The beach is beautiful, but there are better alternatives in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There is a long beautiful beach accessed by at least 4 sandy paths which is ideal for kayaks, surfboards and beachcombing. Only Canadian TV channels available. Laundry small but clean and well set up. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We pulled in and registered. When we exited the office I found the other driver outside with 3 or 4 bleeding mosquito bites. We then discovered the NO REFUND signs. This is a nice location on a quarter mile beach (across highway) with views of the water, BUT behind the campground is a brackish swamp FILLED with mosquitos. They had a sign that said NO TENTS, but were renting to tenters (who were eaten alive). You should check with them in advance about the insect problem and make reservations NOT ACCEPTING the no refund policy. If they are unwilling to honor that, enough said. We stayed 3 days, used spray and did not get bitten again, but could not sit outside. There is a state campground about a half mile away but only a quarter mile from the swamp. Tried to post this on Trailer Life, but I guess they are unwilling to take negative reviews. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Children welcome, but nothing for them to do other than play at beach which is across a street (not busy, but still) They offer a 1/2 mile stretch of private beach, but it wasn't great. There were tons of sand fleas - you'd walk in your flip-flops and you'd feel them hitting your feet. After crossing the road to get to the beach, you walked thru this field that had tons of burrs - very painful. The $25 is for 2 people, + $5 for our 1 child (5 yrs) +$5 for our dog - per night - $35!! ouch!! The 2 spots next to us couldn't even dump when leaving - the campgrounds' septic tanks were full!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The ladies room only has 1 shower and 2 toilets, but wasn't crowded. It was moderately clean. The park is pretty, and there is a trail to the former dam. Even with a Good Sam discount, the rate was a little too high at $35. The hostess is friendly and knows the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
52 sites, Easy access, stayed in the nearer section, large level sites, good hook-ups, big rig friendly, older section also adequate but mostly full and long term residents (away from travelers section). Staff were friendly and helpful. WiFi available (slow and sporadic), TV via air or satellite but not much available, Close to Port Angeles. We would stay there again. GS price. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Fairly level gravel sites. Some sites a little close together. Wi-Fi slow in the evenings. Office staff great. Great central location for visiting the the area. ATT and Verizon cell coverage. Many over air TV channels. We stayed four nights. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very friendly staff. Good Wi-Fi, full hookups, no cable but a few over-the-air stations available. Very dog friendly and some sites are shaded. Would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lovely park, well kept, quiet, charming and with a very helpful manager. It was recommended to us by friends and now we recommend it to others. Showers and laundry were small and impeccably clean. I'd have given it a 10 except that the entrance to the actual rows of RV spaces was a little tight, but just take it slow, smell the lovely flowers, and you'll make it in fine. We will definitely stay there again. Great location for the tidal pools of the Strait of Juan de Fuca beaches and the glorious Hurricane Ridge of the Olympic National Park or the ferry over to Victoria, British Columbia. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We made reservations a month in advance, Stayed for a week. When we arrived we were given a site that was very crappy, we had requested a pull thru 40'w 4 slides, when we leveled the bottom step was 1 1/2' to ground. When we requested a better site we had to wait 3 days then the owner was not real happy, but we did get in the newer area which was great. Couldn't get any TV, antenna or satellite. Area is located under Bonneville power lines. Park is up for sale and it seems that the owners do not to put any work into the place. We would stay again if we could get into the newer area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pleasant park: woodsy, close to the main draw here - Olympic National Park. Friendly owner. Wi-Fi adequate. Low water pressure, only two washers and dryers. We enjoyed our stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were in back in spot #20 which was nice and roomy for our party. there was only 1 neighbor (a full timer) that wasn't there the entire weekend. The campground was nice and clean. Although our space was roomy, a look at many of the other spaces specifically, the pull throughs seemed to be pretty tight. I marked down for no cable TV and the WiFi which was horribly slow and frequently not available. This park makes a good base camp for touring the northwest side of the area. Peaceful and quiet at night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This smaller park is run by very nice folks who have worked hard to make it better, and those efforts have paid off. Twelve new sites, all professionally designed and built are pull-throughs and with full hook-ups for Big-Rigs and are very nice sites. Roads are somewhat tight for bigger rigs, but passable, and maneuvering was fairly easy. It's very quiet here, access to the National Parks is easy, and if we are ever in this part of the country again, we will stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lovely trail circles the park and the Elwha Dam Trail begins right next to the park. This is a busy place so reservations are really important. It's located very conveniently for many treks to the Rain Forest, Beaches, and Olympic Forest. It's a very nice park with friendly owners. It's an older park with nice big trees and plenty of grass. We enjoyed our stay and are happy to recommend it to others. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites: Many pull throughs, but close together. Nice little grassy area in between sites. No shade. Hook ups: FHU (50amp). Bathrooms: Didn't use. Laundry: Didn't use. Pets: Pet friendly with enough area for walking. WiFi: Free, but slow. Verizon Internet: Worked well. Sprint Internet: Worked well. Verizon cell: Good signal. AT&T cell: Good signal. Area/Town/Sights: Some nice hiking trails. 6 miles from the port and town of Port Angeles. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice super quiet location. Laundry was expensive and there were only 2 machines. Wi-Fi was good. No amenities such as pool, spa, etc. Nice spaces and friendly staff which helped with tourist stuff. Convenient to Ferry to Vancouver Island - Victoria. Stayed here 3 days. Peace. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The newer section, designed for big rigs, is entirely satisfactory. The sites are level and long enough. Hookups are well placed for a motorhome. Tranquil setting when not overwhelmed with children. Wi-Fi capacity is inadequate; you must get on early in the morning. Out of town in a rural, wooded setting. Friendly, helpful staff. Will stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Quiet park just a few miles west of Port Angeles. Rate includes Good Sam discount. We were assigned one of the new pull through sites which are large and level. BUT when we had parked we almost stepped on some dog poo on the grass pad beside our trailer. There was more than one 'mine' left. Other than that the site was perfect. Little privacy though. Hookups in the right place and in good shape. WiFi worked well with one of our computers; the other couldn't catch the signal. The roads inside the park are narrow, and there are some pretty tight turns. We are 51' combined length, and there was not too much room when making the turns. Drive slowly and carefully! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Visited here during President's Day weekend. This campground was fine but very basic. Our site was perfectly level, but sites were narrow and ours did not have fire ring or a picnic table. There is current construction near the bath house so the walk to and from was a bit muddy. The playground area was almost non-existent, but the dam walk was nice. Next time I'm in the area I'm definitely going to the Salt Creek Rec area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Just south of Port Angeles this is a good, quiet base from which to explore northwest Washington. Sites are level, gravel and terraced down a hillside with good satellite TV access. Bathrooms are rustic but clean. Easy access for big rigs. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Elwha Dam RV Park is listed on RV Park Reviews as 6 miles SE of Port Angeles, it is 6 miles NW. Likewise Salt Water RV parks are 9 miles NW, not 6 miles SE. Both parks are very nice. Elwha has full hook ups, including 12 new 70' pull throughs, which are very wide, level and perfect. Wi-Fi but no cable. Saltwater is a beautiful state park, with several large pull throughs, 12 deluxe back ins with direct ocean views, and a separate section of shaded private back ins with no view. Water and electric hook ups only. Plenty of space and ideal for kids. No access after 8 PM. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We picked this campground after reading online reviews of others in the area. Close (ca. 5 miles) to the town of Port Angeles and the entrance to Olympic National Park, this is a nice, clean, quiet, rural RV park built on a slope, with wildlife, birds, a garden, and a duck pond. A pleasant lady who is one of the owners has posted lots of signs and rule sheets prohibiting activities that any idiot ought to know better than to do. Admittedly, a lot of idiots don’t seem to know better. The restrooms and showers are clean. The rate we paid ($36 with a Good Sam card) was not too unreasonable for a campground that close to the National Park. We would probably stay here again if we were in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We drove through another park and golf resort, and were shocked at how dilapidated and scary it looked. So we tried Elwha Dam RV Park and were very pleased. The price reflects a weekly rate. We stayed in the new section up a terraced hill. All interior roads are paved. The new sites are gravel and separated by pavers, stacked three high. Remember to park away from the pavers so you can open slides and have room to walk around your rig. This may put you closer to having to open your door and step on to the new sod. The sod in the new area is watered by "hand" daily by pumping water from the small pond in front of the sites. The noise from Rt 112 could be easily heard during the day. But, it was very quiet at night. Much of the campground sits beneath a high voltage power line. You can look up the transmission right of way and see, but not hear US Rt 101. We also got a great bonus by picking blackberries behind the new sites near the storage area. The WiFi although slow, was usable. They recycle glass, aluminum cans and plastic. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park. Great pull-through sites: wide, level, hookups well placed, level. Park is a bird sanctuary & very attractive. Wi-fi mostly worked well. I didn't give the park a 10 because it was the most expensive laundry I've encountered in 3+ years of full-time RVing -- $2.00 each load. But I would definitely return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here three nights while exploring the north side of Olympic National Park. We found this RV park to be nice, and a good central location for exploring Olympic. We had a back-in site in the "older" section of the park, which included a fire ring. Site was easy to access and was level, and we were pretty close to our neighbors. I was disappointed that there was only one men and one women's shower stall for the entire park...they charged 50 cents for three minutes. There was wifi, but it was pretty slow. We would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is on a hillside. The pull through sites were level and newly landscaped. We received a warm welcome and plenty of tour information upon check-in. The map showed the many park roads which fork here and there. Be careful to take the proper road as some roads are not suitable for big rigs. The pull through sites are new this year and signage is lacking. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very well located for access to Olympia NP and Victoria. Pull through sites very big rig friendly but no fire pits. Recently renovated with nice grass and very nice hookups. Wi-Fi is so-so. Single men's shower for entire park! If you have low slide outs watch out for retainer walls! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed our 7-night stay here after a rough start. Though we had made reservations several weeks ahead, upon arrival they had us assigned to a site way too short for our 40-fter. We moved to a new site, got set up, and realized it only had 30 amp. We had requested 50. It was cool enough that we didn't think we would need our a/c, so we stayed there rather than move again. The young girl in the office needs a little supervision/orientation as to lengths of units for which sites and what people require for amps. The new pull-through sites are nice but not finished yet. Bathroom looks antiquated, and the laundry was a steep $2, with only 2 washers and 2 dryers. WiFi worked good. The location was great for visiting many areas of the national park, as well as being only 5 miles from Pt. Angeles. We went twice to breakfast and once to dinner at Cafe Garden, which was an awesome restaurant. If in the area, we would probably return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Older park though they are currently putting in 10 new long pull through sites. Good access to Port Angeles / Sequim and to the north end of Olympic National Park. Stayed here 3 days. Sites are somewhat irregular in how they are organized but all have reasonably good access with some pull throughs and some back ins. 6 -8 long term occupants but as with most parks they are located along one side, so not an issue. Marked it down since no cable TV and really no TV (2 with infomercials and 2 with old TV reruns). Also, the restrooms are somewhat old style but ok. Good Wi-Fi at least where we were located: could see numerous repeaters around the park. Nicely landscaped. Stayed here 3 nights seeing the area and would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We agree with most of the previous reviews. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The campground location was great for visiting Olympic NP. We were disappointed that our Good Sam $5 off coupon was not honored. Also noticed that this property was for sale. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park located 10 minutes from Port Angeles harbor area. Very friendly staff. A few of the sites are not very level but the one we had was pretty good. This is a very quiet park and was a pleasure to stay at. Will definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Well maintained with extremely helpful and friendly staff. They allowed us to change sites without complaint. Only down side is there is no cable although Wi-Fi is good. There is a walking path that leads you to a viewpoint of the dam which is in the process of being dismantled to allow salmon to return to the area. Our site had 30amp only but was wide and long enough to accommodate our 38'fifth wheel. We will stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is very pretty and well maintained. The restrooms were clean and the showers were clean, but there was only 1 shower for each restroom, so there was always a wait. There is not a lot for small children to do in this park, as the playground is pretty old and only has a merry go round and teeter totter, but there are nice ponds to walk around and my boys enjoyed playing ball in the large fields. You can take a walk and look at the Dam, but its pretty far away still, so you can't see it that well. The sites were also pretty close together. We couldn't put our awning down. Some of the sites don't have fire pits, which ours did not, but the owner was nice enough to let us use one on a site that wasn't occupied. I don't know if we would camp here again since we have 2 small children, but it is a nice place if you are looking for some peace and quiet. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Made reservations in advance. Park has a pleasant atmosphere with lots of trees, grass, and ponds (for looking, not swimming or fishing). Some sites are quite close together, ours was next to the pond and isolated from neighbors; quite nice for us. Bathrooms were clean even after a weekend of heavy use by X-country bicycle race people. Laundry facilities were adequate. It's a short drive to Port Angeles where you find major grocery stores and Olympic National Park (Hurricane Ridge). They're demolishing the Elwha Dam so there's no access to the lake and dam. Eventually the river will be restored. A nice park although some facilities look a bit old. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here for 12 weeks in our fifth wheel. The rate reflects the monthly rate. This is just a little gem of a park, tucked onto a hillside, with a great location for exploring the Olympic Pennisula. Some sites are quite narrow as noted by other reviewers (my only criticism of the park), but other sites are quite adequate. The grounds and wood carvings are lovely. Sun is at a premium because of the evergreens and it varies by site, but we had happy hour on the sunny porch and met some nice folks that way. We overheard several folks complaining about the lack of satellite or cable TV. Come on folks! It's the rain forest, and you're out in the country. Choose a different campground if you need to watch "The Bachelorette". We actually watched a game or two at the bar a mile up the road. The owners of the park are three generations of wonderful women who really go the extra mile to see that you are taken care of. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the nicest park in the area. However the pull-through sites are VERY narrow. We could not use our awning while we were here because of the close trees. Also, the laundry room is totally inadequate with only 2 washers and dryers: one dryer was broke the entire time we were here. They are taking down Elwha Dam so we heard a lot of construction trucks very early in the morning. We would not return to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Real nice park. Only 10 minutes from the ferry landing to go to Victoria. Nice spaces but the pull through sites are narrow. We had to choose between opening the slide out and the canopy. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is a favorite: always stay here twice a year on our way to and from Canada. It is on the West side of Port Angeles and about 15 minutes from the ferry to Victoria. It is run by a widowed lady who is 72 and her 94 year old mother!!! They are a delightful pair who have put their personal touch to this park. It is currently up for sale so I hope the new owners will keep up the same high standards. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice place, easy in and out, easy to find, very friendly park staff. This is a beautiful setting for any size rig (we are 40 feet) and convenient to town only a few miles away where you can easily catch the Victoria Express ferry to Victoria, BC for the day. Some sites have fire rings, park is pet friendly and extremely quiet and peaceful at night. We will definitely come back again. The only shortcomings we could find was that there is no cable TV. The one channel we could get consistently was a mish mash of things we never watch on TV like old 1960 reruns. The other thing is that the laundry works great but is so small that with a full campground there is only two washers and dryers, we ended up going to town to laundry. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed a week and chose this location because it was centrally located to lots of places to explore. Our $28 rate reflects the 7th night free. The spaces were a little on the close side for our taste. Otherwise, a nice little park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice RV park. Spaces between the sites was good. Friendly staff who live on site. Good Wi Fi. Occasional early morning noise from the permanent campers. Located close to Port Angeles. Would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A beautiful and peaceful little place that has tons of personality. Nice landscaping and lots of bird feeders and sculptures all about. Very accommodating staff, very friendly and helpful. The space was nice, and we had plenty of room between us and neighbors. We did lose electricity for an entire day, which meant no water either, but I can't hold that against the park owners. Wi-Fi worked well, except during the outage. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent a disappointing week here. This is one of those parks that will be highly rated by smaller units, and for those of us with large motorhomes, be appropriately poorly rated. On one hand, it is nicely landscaped, with flowers, bird feeders, and ponds, and the staff is very friendly. On the other, the sites are too small for motorhomes with slides, not all are 50A, and the 30A voltage is marginal. It's not possible to get into and out of many sites with a tow attached since backing up will be necessary to get in between the trees and into the terraced sites. The park is heavily treed making satellite reception spotty, and there is no cable TV and little broadcast. There are many permanent residents, and while their sites are neat and segregated from the travelers, they drive through the traveler's area each morning, starting at 5:00 AM. If you have a small unit and only require 30A power, this may suit you fine; for us, we'll pass if in the area again. Curiously, it is less expensive to stay day by day than the weekly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a campground for local workers and is mostly full time RV sites. The sites are too short for a 38' RV with a tow car to pull into. The sites are horribly unlevel and so narrow we could hardly open our slideouts. Upkeep is questionable and the owners have not spent any upkeep money since the 70's! However, the staff was helpful and pleasant to work with. We would likely not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This property is well maintained with lots of interesting flowers, carvings, trails, and ponds to explore. The setting is very peaceful and convenient to town and ferry. The family managing this park shared fresh veggies out of their garden. Most sites are great, a few could be larger. There are trees scattered about, grassy areas and good 30/50 amp hookups. The best Wi-Fi we've ever found was available throughout the park. The staff was very helpful on places we should visit while in the area. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back to this beautiful park. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
[ 9 / 10 ]
There are clean facilities and friendly owner. Her family helps run the park, and they are nice, too. It is a safe park. Even though it is off the beaten path, it is easy and quick to get into Port Angeles. It provides good access to the Olympic National Park as well as to Neah Bay. We stayed for four nights. On one evening our daughter joined us and brought her tent along - only cost $2 more per night. It is not a show stopper. If we return to the area - we'll stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed here on a trip around the Olympic Peninsula. Nice and clean park. Lots of grass for playing. Primarily gravel roads. Biggest issue: you cannot reserve a particular site. So we were placed in the ULTRA tight spots even though it's supposed to be first come first served. We were there at 2pm, and there were lots of open spots with a fire pit and "room". I had to maneuver around the neighbor's awning and only had 2 feet between my stairs and the wall for the next tiered site. Front desk said that was the "spot they designated for me" and wouldn't move me. We were so disappointed that we left within about 2 hours. Some of the sites are huge with fire pits, so gamble if you'd like. Won't be back unfortunately. Would go back if they would have reservable sites. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park is a bit cramped. The sites and roads are uneven gravel and in need of maintenance. The wifi was good. Only a few Canadian tv stations available - no cable tv. The owners are very friendly and there are a lot of nice wood carvings. The price for the park is in line with the services provided. There was never any soap in either the men's or women's restrooms during the 3 nights we stayed there. You only get 6 minutes of shower water for $1.00 so you had better hurry when showering. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We chose this campground because of the reviews here and because they will allow you to store your rig for up to a week if you camp for at least 3 nights. This allowed us to visit family in Victoria without dragging our trailer with us. The staff is very friendly and tries to accommodate requests. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Small, a bit cramped, but very clean and well maintained. Lots of trees and gardens. Staff very nice. Many beautiful chain saw carvings on display. Owners have done a great job given the physical limitations of the grounds. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small park with fairly narrow spaces but well maintained with friendly, helpful owners and staff. We spent 4 days over 4th of July so the place was full but never noisy. It's a short distance off US 101 (not overly traveled) so no road noise either. The Wi-Fi was fairly typical for CG's - worked best at the office (I sat on the deck and enjoyed my iced tea while checking in on email, etc). This is a good base for visiting the North and Western areas of Olympic NP and Victoria, BC. When you take the ferry to Vicortia, buy a Grayline pass to Butchart Gardens at the bus terminal or visitor's center in Vancouver not on the ferry. Last year it was US$30/person vs over US$60/person for the "special deal" pushed on the ferry. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very well-located park -- near enough to Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park, but not right in town. Fairly quiet. Bathrooms were decent -- bring quarters for the showers. Wifi was temperamental. Management was fairly helpful. The sites were kind of close together, with not much privacy. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park basically has well-maintained grounds and is conveniently located to Port Angeles, but that is about it. Upon arrival, we were given a site that was too small (with a prior reservation) and then we were asked to park our truck somewhere else to make room for other people. There were also a bunch of cigarette butts in our fire pit. In addition, the cable lines had simply been cut. The WiFi was spotty and extremely slow at best (they have a satellite system with an insufficient number of access points). But, the absolute worst was that the manager/owner left me a nasty message on my cell phone our last day there complaining that “your computer system is interfering with our Internet access and would you shut down your system and give someone else a chance." First of all, what she was saying was ludicrous. She thought that because she could see our network (internal network only between two computers within our RV) on her laptop that meant we were somehow taking away from her bandwidth or somehow interfering. She obviously didn’t know how to configure her laptop properly or it is possible that the satellite provider had bottlenecked them for excessive downloads. There were a lot of people on the satellite system, and they obviously do not have the proper setup for that. I would not have minded it so much if the message had been polite and she was just inquiring, but without any knowledge of what she was talking about she just automatically blamed us. It was crazy. I tried to explain to her that another system cannot “interfere” with her system at all. Plus, our system cannot even send and receive except between our two computers. It is only used to access files on each computer from the other and that is it. But, because she has no idea what she is talking about she couldn’t even understand that. I pointed out to her that her system had worked that morning and that was with our system still in place. Anyone who has used an laptop in different areas will know that there can be numerous networks in any given area and you have to choose the network you want to use. They have nothing to do with each other. The people at this RV park are incredibly rude. If anything, we should have gotten a refund for the fact that their system didn’t work properly almost the whole time. Stay away from this park! There are other nice parks including a county park in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park has been upgraded and now has asphalt perimeter roads which helps keep the dirt down. Also has been given the distinction of being a FWS Wildlife Backyard Sanctuary. For birdwatchers it is great! There are many, many different birds attracted by the feeders and ponds. In the laundry is a unisex shower room and a unisex bathroom, so one can shower while their laundry is running. Because there is only one shower in each of the main restrooms, it is nice to have an option of using this other shower. Also tents are allowed within the RV parking area when there is an RV to be parked also. The store has VHS tapes and DVDs for rent. Just let the staff know how they can help you and you will be greeted with a smile. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice campground - quiet. Owners are great. The wifi has great access but the throughput is really slow. Since they are so far from town apparently their only internet access is via satellite. So there is quite a lag between hitting the key and seeing a response. But if you have patience, it works fine. Spots are a bit narrow. Multiple slide outs will fit but it will be tight. There is no cable TV. Use your outside antenna but expect to pick up only a few Canadian stations. We wanted a quiet location with nice amenities close to, but not in, Port Angeles. This was perfect. Would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Elwha Dam is a very nice, quiet campground with lovely grounds. Although many of the sites lack privacy, ours (#8) is adjacent to a playground and so we only have one neighbor. The campground has free WiFi (not bad quality), 24 hour laundry, and attractive landscaping. The owners live on property in a house attached to the office/store, and are very friendly and give good advice about the area. The only reason I give 8 rather than 10 is that there is only one shower in each restroom, they charge 25 cents for each 3 minutes of hot water and don't provide liquid soap in the restrooms. Please folks, just charge a few bucks extra and give us hot water and a way to wash our hands after we use the john. But aside from those minor quibbles, it's a good value, a nice place to stay (even in peak season) and I'm very glad we moved over here and away from the RV shantytown at Log Cabin "Resort". We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park is wooded, though sites are quite close together in many cases. Some sites are just twelve feet wide. Our problem was with the management. We made a reservation with a credit card for a pull-through site and were told none was available when we arrived. We had to unhitch and back in. We could not get a signal with our satellite dish or service on our cell phone. The brochure lists six TV channels, but these are only signals you may or may not receive with "rabbit ears". When we left on the second day of our prepaid week we were refused a refund. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
The staff was very friendly and helpful. The grounds were beautifully maintained with tall trees around and in the park. There are lots of hand carved figures decorating the campground and a play area for the kids. They have a small store with general sundries and dvd's and video's for rent. Propane is also available. Lots of small birds and the odd chipmunk. WiFi is free but very slow. The washrooms and showers were very clean with unique and interesting wallpaper in the laundry room (you'll have to see...). The park is within walking distance of Elwha Dam which apparently is going to be the first dam in the US to be taken out and returned to a salmon spawning river. The walk to the dam is only for the physically fit as it is quite steep however you can drive. There is some traffic noise as the park is not far from the highway but not bothersome. This park is within easy driving distance to a lot of the local attractions. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had reserved 2 "full hookup" sites (for us and traveling companions) several months ago for a visit in July 2006 and thought everything was in order. We were the first to reserve our sites out of a group of 9 trailers traveling together. All others subsequently made their own reservations for "full hookup" sites also months ago. One of the campers called to speak with the owner the other day by phone and was informed that our "group" would not have any "full hookup" sites as she had reserved them for other people and were full up, but we could all be grouped together with one 30amp plug and one water spigot! I called immediately and was told "sorry would you like to cancel?" and I replied seems to me you could tell the other campers that reserved after we did that you had made a mistake and THEY would not have the full hookup spots and was told "sorry I won't do that!". I then told her that I would check and see what other parks were available and she asked again "do you want to cancel?" and I said no, not yet until I call you back and let you know. Well, you guessed it, I called back 2 days later to cancel and she had already canceled us! Beware of the practices at this park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Since our first stay in this park (Oct. 2002) management had changed and the park was no longer listed with Good Sam Club. We stayed here again because of its peaceful location in a forest and the fact that it is only about a ten minute drive to downtown Port Angeles. The park offers nice walks inside the camp, and to nearby places such as the dam and a scenic highway bridge. There are small duck ponds (with ducks), a picnic pavillion, and two acres next to the forest especially for tenters. Satellite reception is possible from some sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lake Crescent is stunningly beautiful and so it's worth the time to stay right on its shore when visiting. This resort was a little shabby, but nice enough to recommend because of the lake. I couldn't, for the life of me, figure out how to make reservations from their web site (it only seems to want you to reserve a room), but I knew we were off-season so I just went by when we got there and took my chances. The clerk seemed confused that I didn't have a reservation, but eventually worked it out, and then was somewhat restrictive about what sites she would put me in. That all took on a new complexion later in the afternoon, and seemed a bit silly, when we realized that we were literally the only RV guests in the entire place. Still, that's just an oddity and not really a problem. The site we did get had a view of the lake and it really was beautiful. There is a restaurant there, that we didn't use but that looked nice, and you can rent boats, kayaks or canoes to paddle on the lake (you should--it is the clearest lake you will ever see). While sitting at the edge of the lake, an otter swam up and munched on a crawfish right in front of us, so that was a real treat. The sites are your typical parking lot with about a foot of grass between each. The utilities all worked fine. It was lovely with no one else there, but will probably feel pretty crowded once full. All in all, if you can figure out how to make a reservation (which I'm sure you'll need once the season starts), this is well worth the visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I made a campground reservation for the fourth of July weekend for a Truck with a Camper and a Ford Explorer with a tent. When I showed up for the reservation, they did not honor the reservation that was taken, and I was forced to find other accommodations on Thursday July 2. In addition, one of the employees at the resort was extremely snotty and unpleasant. I would not recommend this place to anyone!!! We camped here in a Truck Camper.
[ 6 / 10 ]
Historic resort with stunning lake and mountain scenery. Unfortunatley during July & August
weekends the operator allows such overcrowding that the National Park experience is spoiled. Visit in off-season and you'll love it. Helpful and friendly staff. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is for an extended stay and I was working in Port Angeles for a few months on a construction job, so it worked out perfect for me to pull my rig in. It was clean, comfortable, safe and had all the hookups I expected. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is more of a tent camping place. The sites are not level and are mostly dirt. Only a few 50 amp sites and two are "premium" and two in a hole. Roads are full of holes. Does not look like they take care of this place very well. Will never go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This KOA does not come up to the standards we are used to at KOAs. Normal park maintenance was just not there. The recycle area was more like an open trash area, totally inadequate. The park is next to Highway 101 so there is a lot of traffic noise. There are many other parks in the area that appear to be a better choice. It is highly unlikely that we will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here the final weekend of July because the other parks we called in the area were booked. We have been here before and didn't want to pay KOA prices for 2 days. We had a level, FHU pull-through site with 60+ channel cable TV and good WIFI. This park is more campground than RV park. Only about 25 sites are really adequate for today's RV. There were more tents in the park than RVs and, of the RVs, more popups and small trailers than larger RVs. In addition to the 90 sites with some type of hookups, there are dozens of no hookup tent sites and a dozen cabins. My biggest complaint is that when we called the 800 number for reservations we got a message saying we could make reservations through the website. What about somebody who doesn't have a computer or access to the internet. When we called the non-800 number we were told to leave a message. We called the 800 number again and got the same message again. The message I got is that you can't make reservations here by phone. Apparently you must you use the internet. Fortunately we did have access where we were at the time we were trying to make the reservations. This is just wrong. I did not bring this topic up with the staff while I was there for fear of losing my cool. My only dealings with the staff revealed a rather snippy "we know best" attitude. I don't think so. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the worst KOA`S we have ever stayed in. Our site may as well been in the middle of the highway the noise was so bad. Park was not being kept up, grass was high, gravel site but no gravel. Will never stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here in May over Mothers Day weekend, where we got one free night. Well, we were charged for the free night & only got a rebate the next day from the "office girl" because the owner didn't know anything about it or how to fix it. NO MAINTENANCE....tall grass thrown all over after it finally got mowed; weeds around office & everything else; mold in shower stalls; clogged up shower floor; owner never said hello, can I help, nothing but a blank stare. Everything looks run down, weedy & seedy. Store is pitiful. There is good TV and WiFi signal. Water tastes good. Lovely setting with beautiful mountain scenery. Too bad this promising park is not being loved and cared for properly. The $42 is way too high of a price, but it is close to the Victoria ferry (7 miles West and no shuttle service). We would stay here again if the price was cut in half. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The only thing good is proximity to Coho Ferry. The park is in need of attention. No gravel in sites, so when it rains, they are swampy. We have been here 3 times, and there is never anyone in the office. Rates are far too high in the winter season considering what is offered. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park was basically dirty. The trash was not collected; the game room floor was just dark with dirt; the pool table was not working. There was very little mowing or trimming. The shuttle bus not working. It's like a once grand old house that has been neglected. The premium sites are ok but very expensive. We would not want to stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Called ahead to make a reservation. The woman who took the reservation was very friendly but it took what seemed like an inordinately long time to make the reservation. The store is well stocked and very rustic in appearance. The check in lady was very helpful, pleasant and friendly. When driving to our site, I noticed that the roads were very narrow and care had to be taken to avoid trees along the windy road. Each site has a movable large true tire rim for a firepit. As they can be moved, most every site, including ours, had ashes and burned wood scattered here and there. Of course, the grass under the ring was burned out, leaving unsightly spots everywhere. There was recycling area and garbage dumpster near our site. Throughout the entire day garbage and recycle items were scattered all around. During the 24 hour stay, no one picked them up. Each site had picnic tables. Our site had three. All had to be moved in order to park. The sites are too narrow for so many tables. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There is no doubt that this place could use a little TLC, but I see no reason to be as critical of it as the last several reviews have been. Yes, there is road noise, but that's not something the campground can do anything about and it's no worse than at many CG's around the country. The sites are relatively narrow but are typical for CG's in popular vacation areas. The sites are grass with a little gravel, but our full-hookup site was quite level. The grass was mowed repeatedly while we were there. The roads are mostly gravel and are narrow and have ruts so some of the turns are difficult in a large rig. The staff were quite friendly and polite. Not that there's anything wrong with long-term campers, but I didn't see any in the full-hookup part of the park. The only clothesline I saw was one that someone was drying his kids swimsuits on--nothing that I found offensive. Satellite TV reception is possible at many, but not all sites. Over the 9 days we were there the Wi-Fi varied from great to non-existent. I think most of the problems were with the ISP rather than the CG's system since when they occurred the Verizon signal usually crashed at the same time. The Verizon signal was strong but subject to periodic network slowdowns. There is no question but that, on an absolute basis, this is an expensive CG for a 30 amp site, but this is a popular destination area; if you think this is expensive you ought to try some other "destinations" in the US. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects water/electric pull-thru site with KOA discount. I stayed here one night while touring Olympic National Park. This is definitely the worst KOAs I've ever been to. Grass/dirt sites, inadequate restroom capacity for the size of the park, and overall shabby appearance made me glad I was only there as a stopover. The one saving grace was the excellent Wi-Fi-- fast and reliable. I would probably not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Where to begin. I could throw a baseball onto highway 101 from our site, constant noise. The lone basketball pole/volleyball net is in the middle of a field with no court. Weeds overgrown everywhere with two "Chads Plumbing Repair Vans" parked among them. Appeared to have long term residents with the traditional 30' rope tied to a tree from which laundry was hung. Positives: strong Wi-Fi, central location for exploring Olympic NP, and great view of surrounding mountains from our site. This was the worst KOA we have stayed at. Obviously we would not stay here again or recommend this KOA. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects Value Kard discount for a deluxe patio site. Staff was helpful and friendly. Site was concrete, spacious and well equipped. We encountered some low branches at the entrance, and the grassy spaces, including the dog off-leash area, needed mowing. Views were spectacular. Park is very convenient to shopping and has easy access off Hwy. 101. We wished we could have stayed longer and would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Older park, expensive, dilapidated, run-down, not at all worth the high expense. I stayed in one of three "patio" sites (only thing available) which were the nicest sites in the park - but still not at all worth almost a $100 bucks. People running the park were helpful and friendly, but got the impression no money had been put into the infrastructure there for years! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a typical KOA campground - well used, a bit run down and in need of some TLC, 30amp electric a little shaky, water a little trickle at busy times. Having said that, it is in a good location for visiting Olympia NP, Port Angeles and Sequim and there are not many campgrounds in this area to choose from. Strange system of a 2hr ticket for Wi-Fi! Can understand that some sort of control needs to be in place on a large campground for busy times. We were given a few tickets at a time and the Wi-Fi worked well. Good cable TV. Would use again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great park if you have kids, there is so much for them to do. There is a swimming pool, a playground, mini golf, go kart bikes and more. They also have hay rides, ice cream socials and many more planned activities for kids. The camp store is well stocked and has fair prices. The bath rooms & showers were OK. They were heavily used as we were there over a busy weekend. Most sites were wooded. There were some sites for big rigs and many tent sites as well. The Kamper Kabins looked nice and most were occupied. This park is also pet friendly & even has a pet coral to put your pet in while you go in the store or bathrooms. This is a good close location to base when exploring the Hurricane Ridge area of Olympic National Park and the many other attractions in the area. Our site required some blocks for leveling. The water and electric worked fine. The staff were friendly and helpful. The park showed a bit of wear & tear from heavy use but was overall very nice. If you are a senior camper looking for quiet and relaxing you may not want to come here on a summer weekend but then we had a great time just watching all the kids have so much fun. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great place to stay in Port Angeles. Very friendly staff. We stayed in a patio site and really enjoyed it, especially when it rained. Typical KOA with a good little store, game room, and other activities. Drove through several other RV Parks in the area. This is where to stay. Easy drive to town and ferry. Very good place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I scale campgrounds on three headings: Facilities, cleanliness and ambiance with a maximum score of 3/3 on each. One point for (or not) something special which equals a scale of 10. I rate this KOA on facilities 3/3, cleanliness 2/3, ambiance 2/3 and can find no reason for a bonus point. Therefore 7/10 to me. It is closely situated to both Port Angeles and Sequim which is handy. It is a big lot with varied terrain, ie: not a flat parking lot! Has trees and grass and reasonably level RV sites. It will hold big rigs as well as tents. The staff are KOA friendly and helpful. There is a pool and spa, and various other activities available. The Wi-Fi is basic and slow. The bathroom was flooded when we arrived and stayed like that for 2 days. But I suppose that can happen to any operator. However, at $50 per night with hookups its one of the most expensive we have stayed at. In my view for a reasonably "adequate" campground, that's too much. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have stayed at this campground a couple of times and it has always been a pleasant experience. We love to use their miniature golf and other activities. We have several young dogs and requested a more private place off the beaten path and they let us choose between a few sites so that it would work for us. It worked out very well and we will be back again and again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I cannot recommend this campground. We were in a 43 foot RV, the site we had barely fit our RV and did not fit our car. It was tight and expensive with poor 30 amps power. At times only 103 volts, had to run our generator to use the microwave. The worst part for me was the road noise, as much to my surprise our site was only 50 feet from route 101, separated by a set of bushes. Had road noise from 6 am to 11 pm. The park was nearly full except for approximately 10 premium sites which were all 50 amp back ins, not too much further from the road, but level and open for satellite TV. I did go to the office and complained about the noise. I asked to be moved to a more level site and one further from the road. All but one of those premium sites were empty. The nice girl said all sites were full except for those premium sites (which were hard packed stone, back ins and had a cement patios). She said they were a few bucks more, so I asked how much more. Ready for this? She looks at her paper and says to me with a straight face: "$87 dollars per night." I refused the site, what a total rip off this is. That explains why those "premium" sites were all empty except for an occasional overnighter, who would be gone the next day! The park did have a hot tub. I love hot tubs but this one is not to appealing, stuck behind a building, enclosed by a chain link fence. This park is close to the Olympic Park and that is the only thing it has going for it in my opinion. If you do not mind the noise, do not want satellite and can deal with 30 amps, there are some nice sites. But at 50 bucks, it's still way overpriced. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We thought this was a great park with lots for the kids to enjoy. I didn't feel the playground was at all dangerous, but do agree that the mini golf needs an update. The staff was helpful and friendly and answered any questions we had about the area. Several of the sites are fairly private with plenty of room in between. We have our favorites we request for each trip. It is true that the Wi-Fi was plain not working properly during our last stay, but hopefully this has now been remedied as we were told it would be. The location is excellent for day trips to all the wonderful things to see and do on the Olympic Peninsula. We love going to the Wednesday night Concerts on the Pier in Port Angeles and also driving to the Dungeness Spit for a great experience with nature. All in all this is a great campground and we will definitely visit again soon! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground was very run down. Not what a KOA usually is. The playground is very dangerous with a slide that little ones can fall off of the side of and very splintery play equipment. The mini golf course was a trip hazard. Wi-Fi was absolutely horrid. Overheard the owners speaking about it being the campers fault that they couldn't log on to the Wi-Fi since it worked great for them in the office. Also, the owners didn't seem to like little kids being in the shop at all. My kids were all asked not to touch the toys. KIDS TOUCH TOYS. That is how they decide if they like it! I'd find another place to stay if I were to travel back to the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Typical KOA. We do not normally stay KOA because of price/value and we have no need for the kiddie stuff. We were here for three days and the Wi-Fi was useless. After going up to the office were told they were putting in a new system and were sorry (no discount/refunds however). The owners were not too attentive, on our way out a family with a travel trailer stopped in the middle of the entrance/exit road and proceeded to "finish" packing up. After holding up traffic for 15 minutes and three rigs backed up they finally left. The owners stood outside and just watched the circus and never said anything to anyone. It is close to Olympic/Hurricane and the Juan De Fuca coast. Sites a reasonably level and some will fit a big rig if the toad is parked elsewhere. Lot's of kids as normal with a KOA, but the bathrooms on two occasions were filthy (so bad, we would not use them, details not needed). We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We do not usually stay at KOA's since we do not use most of the services. This is more than we normally spend for a park but we stayed here as the lavender festival was in town and we could not find another park. If you have children that like to run around and play games then this is the park for you. If you want a quiet less crowded park, then this is not it. The bathrooms were kind of small and it was difficult to get into them due to the number of people there. The space we had was big enough for our 34' and the tow behind, was grass and level. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed one night before taking the ferry to Victoria and thought the park looked rundown. I realize they had a rainy winter, but the grass hadn't been cut in months. The garbage was overflowing and needed emptying. The registration desk was only open from 4-8 PM which was a problem when we arrived at 1 PM. The entrance to the park off Obrien Street is tight and motorhomes might have to disconnect their tow car before making the turn. We have stayed in this campground twice before and it looked a lot better. My point is, if they are not going to look after it in the winter months, then don't charge $35. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is your typical KOA campground.Friendly staff,on-line reservation, and free internet that worked well and was fast. It is on Highway 101 so there is some road noise but it didn't seem to bother us. Sequim is 7 miles east of Port Angeles on highway 101 so it is close to the ferry for those traveling to Victoria. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here in October so it wasn't very busy. Very nice, clean restrooms, nice store, very friendly staff. Highway noise may bother some but we didn't have any problems. Great place to stay to visit Olympic NP the Olympic peninsula. Over 50 cable stations, including ESPN and very good Wi-Fi. Definitely would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It seemed like we must have visited just after the big summer rush because the place was in pretty bad shape especially the rest rooms which were in need of a complete wash down. The showers were so small you almost had to get out to turn around. We only stayed one night; however next time we go to Victoria, BC, we'll stay elsewhere. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A small KOA park with some freeway noise. Lots of TV channels. Wi-fi pretty strong, good connection. Sites are gravel, pretty level. Typical average KOA with KOA amenities, pool, store, etc. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of those KOAs that seems to be the epitome of the chain. It has a variety of facilities from tent sites to cabins to FHU pull-through sites with cable TV (40+ channels) and Wi-Fi we were able to get our site. There are lots of families and vacationers when in season. Sometimes, a lively park is a nice break from those that are almost too quiet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy to find campground between Sequim and Port Angeles. Our kids had a great time here with all the activities and game room. There was also a pool which looked nice, though it was too cold during our stay to swim. Our site was a pull-through and plenty large for our rig. We had problems with the electrical hookup that the management was unable to resolve, and so we were restricted to 15 amps. Also, we were directly under a huge cottonwood tree that made a mess of our campsite. Office staff was aloof. The campground was certainly adequate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If I had not had reserved the deluxe spot with the patio I probably would have turned around upon entrance and gone to park in my friend's yard. My first impression was not a good one, but after staying my overall view is that this is an OK KOA. Decent park, friendly people, quiet. Good place for kids; there is an arcade area inside, mini golf that could use some TLC, dog run area. Pool and adult hot tub, neither of which I used. Would I stay here again, probably not just for the fact I have lots of friends in the area with yards I can crash in. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great location off US 101 and just a few minutes from downtown Port Angeles. We used this campground as a base to visit Olympic National Park. The sites were fairly level and have fire rings. The restrooms and showers were very clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a lovely campground! Paved sites beautiful views of the Straits of Juan De Fuca, gorgeous sunsets. Visits from deer every morning, fire pits, playground, the only reason I didnt give it a 10 was not full hookups but an easily accessible dump station and no TV service without a dish but well worth checking out! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nicely run Family-owned/operated park. Spaces are level and roomy enough. They worked with us on a reduced rate for 4 days when we left our trailer here while we visited Victoria, BC. but they were able to do so because school wasn't out and crowds hadn't arrived. However, we appreciated their willingness to work with us on this. The hot tub (for adults only) was a nice feature. Heated pool was good. WiFi was adequate even at far end of park. The only complaint we had about this park is that there is a lot of busy highway noise. Trees dampened the noise at the end closer to the entrance, but the far end lacked the tree buffer. Recommended and would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park's location is perfect for touring the Olympic Peninsula and taking the Black Ball Ferry to Victoria. We stayed here for 4 nights and found the park to have very few people staying there each night. The sights are not very level, the roads are in only in fair condition, and there appears to be some deferred maintenance in the park. Wi-Fi signal is poor at times but at other times worked just fine. The park is just off the highway and there is quite a bit of noise at all hours but it did not disturb our sleep. There are lots of trees and grass between the gravel pads. We would stay here again but felt the rate was very expensive even with a KOA discount. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A fun park, had nice wide pull through site with a fire pit. Excellent and beautiful views of the mountains. Lots of fun stuff for kids to do. We didn't bring the kids this time so just enjoyed the scenery and playing put put golf. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park has 2 "luxury" spaces that are nice. But, still hardly worth the price. Park is OK overall, but has terrific employees and great, (free) Wi-Fi. We might stay again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for three nights and my overall impression mostly negative. The shower faculties are poorly designed and coupled with the fact they were poorly maintained and always dirty. This park just seemed to be worn out from use and in serious need of being refurbished. The campsites were poorly maintained and overrun with weeds. On the positive side the camp personnel were pleasant and helpful with facilitating our tour packages. We found that there were much better RV parks in this area (Salt Creek.) We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A diverse, KOA campground. Turns are very tight for a big rig. We had to drop the tow'd. Spaces are close-in to your neighbor. WiFi worked great. All facilities were clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is what I call a 50/50 campground. If you do not select the right camp site you could find yourself in a narrow unlevel site with weeds instead of grass, or you could be in level site with lots of room and green grass. The pool is small, any more than 10 people and there is no room to move around. The roads are all gravel and are dusty when dry and muddy when wet. The picnic table at our site was ready to fall apart. The campsite next to us had a dog that continuously did it's business right if front of our trailer. Even after several complaints from us and other campers, the campground management was not able to get the problem solved and did not boot out the offending campers. The mini golf is a joke. I cannot believe they actually charge for that. The campground is by highway 101 and you can hear the road noise if you are at that end of the campground. The good news: the store is ok, fairly good supplies and there is a good variety of videos and dvd movies that you can rent at two dollars each. In general this campground is starting to look run down and it is obvious the owners are not putting in any more than a minimum effort to keep it going. We will not camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice site with room to sit out and enjoy the camp out. Very green sites. Pool was nice, store a little small and stocked okay, but could be better. The wireless internet did not work from our site and I could only get it to work in the game room next to the microwave oven. But then, most KOA WiFi does not work at all, so I guess I it was okay for a KOA. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Loved this KOA! Staff very friendly. I would have rated it a 9 but it is right on Hwy 101, and does get noise from it. Store and game room were well done. They book tours to Victoria with shuttle from ferry to KOA if you book with them. Kamping Kabins are in the trees and nice. Pull through sites are out in open, but well cared for. I would stay here again for sure. If you don't need a pull through with full hook ups, I recommend the sites over by the Kabins in the trees. (I think they only have electric and water). We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our second stay in as many years. Very nice staff. Very clean. It appears they are creating some new sites with concrete pads (not ready yet though). We prefer the more secluded area away from the highway. Road noise quiets down at night. Nice view of the Olympic Mountains. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Clean and nice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This campground is located at the foothills of Hurricane Mountain. The view from the majority of the sites was fantastic of Hurricane Ridge area. Many of the pull thru sites were very spacious, both in length and width. We camped here in May so the campground was fairly empty. The owners were extremely courtious and gladly helped plan day sight-seeing trips. The sites are all fairly level, gravel base, with firepits and picnic tables. Restrooms, showers, office, rec room, and grounds were very clean and well maintained. We would forward to staying here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is probably one of the nicest parks on the Olympic Peninsula. It is clean and well maintained and, very quiet here. Port Angeles and Sequim are nice towns to visit and shop in. Note... Be careful of international roaming charges being applied to your Verizon bill. We caught ours in time and Verizon took care of the problem. Don't waste your time traveling any farther west with your RV. The road is difficult to drive and the towns and RV Parks (?) are run down and unpleasant. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a bad experience at this park, which has driven my rating down. But let's start with the positives first: it's a beautiful setting with most sites having a wonderful view of the Strait of Juan De Fuca. There are also nice trails for hiking and great tide pools to explore. Our problems stemmed from the staff and their policies. We made our reservation two months in advance, with 2 calls to the park manager to confirm our site and the dates of our stay. We arrived to find we'd been assigned a site other than the one on our confirmation sheet. We took the alternate site, set everything up......only to find we had no water. Since no one was in the check-in office, we finally contacted the manager by phone, only to be told that a special shut off valve had to be activated in order to get water. Fine...we wasted 90 minutes to finally learn that. But the real topper for us was to learn that several hundred middle school students were arriving the following morning for a day of marathon competition....and, oh, you won't be able to leave or arrive at your site by car between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. because the marathon runners would be on park roads. So basically, we were stranded there for the day, unless we could get our car out of the park by 7:30 a.m. It would have been nice (and professional?) to have been warned of this in advance, especially since we talked by phone with the park manager twice earlier in the summer. Then there is the small matter of what 300++ middle school students do to park ambiance when they arrive in the school buses and basically take over everything. My advice is, if you plan to book here, inquire in advance about the possibility of events like this. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful camping in the dry camping bluff area, sites in the 50's and 60's. The hookup area sites were rather close together and not very appealing to us, but those on the bluff were secluded and nestled in the trees overlooking the Straits of Juan deFuca. We liked most of the sites in the 50's and some in the 60's which were more protected from the winds. Bring your generator as there isn't adequate sun for solar. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I will have to write this before I figure out what the rating should be. Negatives first. The reservation system is from the last century. Download application from Internet, mail it in with a check and wait a week for a reply. We reserved early and it worked well enough since we started very early. No sewer at the sites but there is a convenient dump station onsite. Bathrooms were pretty heavily used and a bit dirty. BUT, most of the reason for the dirt was the wonderful access to the tide pools. More on that later. There is a no-alcohol policy. My wife flaunted her nightly wine using a clear glass and no one mentioned the flagrant violation. Final negative is more odd than negative. I screwed on the hose and turned it and nothing came out. You'll have to get down on your hands and knees, open the cover and operate the water from the main valve. Not a major issue but a bit strange. Now, the good stuff. Our campsite was level and roomy enough. Plenty of room for the four slides and parking the tow was easy enough. Almost all sites can see the water. Tents were across the road from us which allowed our unrestricted view. The access to the tide pools is great, though steep rocks might be an issue for those with problems. The tide schedule is posted and we had great fun. The camp staff is very limited but was friendly and actively taking care of the facility. The camp was full when we were there with half the sites space available only. Lots of kids riding bikes but we had no noise problems and everyone seems to have gotten along well. We stayed four or five nights and had a good time. Weather was foggy and cool but OK. I would go back if in that area. I really enjoyed the closeness to the Hoh Rain Forest. We did the Hurricane Ridge trip and the trip to the actual rain forest area. What an education. Spectacular views and access. Now that I have listed the pros and cons I guess I will choose an "8". Probably a "9" except for the reservation system. You'll need to plan ahead. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our first camping trip with our new rig. Salt Creek is close to home and we have been here many times over the years, just not in an RV. Nice, well-kept facilities. Could benefit by adding another dump station. Rate we paid was residential - a couple dollars more for non-residents. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This county campground is extremely popular in the summer, when reservations are highly recommended. During the off season it is quiet and peaceful. There are two camping areas. An upper area (where we stayed)offers spacious, but not at all private, electric/water hookup sites with fantastic views of the Juan de Fuca Straits. The lower campground offers more primitive sites amid tall evergreen trees. These sites have more privacy and easy access to some interesting tide pools. There are flush toilets and showers, but given the number of campsites and the popularity of the campground, it would be nice if there were more showers available. Be advised that this is a no-alcohol campground. Signs were prominently displayed that no alcoholic beverages are allowed. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park. We stayed in the front row of the open sites with a great view of the Strait of Juan De Fuca. There are 3 tiers of back in sites in this area with a view. Our satellite worked fine, the drive through and other sites are in the forest and not as good of a view. There are 3 sets of stairs that go down to the small beach and tide pools. We would stay here again for sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground with a view of the Strait. Paved roads and somewhat narrow sites, some in the open and others heavily treed. Water and electric service only. Almost 30 minutes to Port Angeles for shopping. We would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
First a warning about cell phone use. Depending I suppose on your carrier, but for us with Sprint Data plan, our modem phone was picking up the international signal, and we were charged the extremely high rates until we were sent a warning from Sprint that is was occurring, and we turned it off. Now the good, I'm a history buff, and hiking around and exploring the old WWII bunker sites was fun. The hike to the top of Striped Peak is a "healthy" work out, but the view is fantastic. Other hikes worth checking out are the paths to the rocky shorelines and tide pools. The roads along the back-in terrace sites are narrow, as noted. My 33 ft class C got in, and with some wiggle a similar size 5th wheel got into a middle terrace spot as well. There is only one pay shower stall per gender, (25 cents for 2 minutes), but even with a large school field trip camping, I didn't find a wait at the gate. We arrived early afternoon on a Friday, and by that evening the park was 80% or so filled. This still being the slack season, I suspect getting in without reservations will be difficult in the summer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of best settings I have ever encountered. The views are phenominal. The big rig area is divided into basically three tiers which are at different levels. The middle tier which we stayed in, site 21, with our Jayco 29QBH, could have been challenging if we had neighbors on each side. There is a short but substantial drop off to the first tier which could make backing a big rig, esp TT a little challenging without cutting a corner through your neighbors site. The reservation process is a little bit of a pain but we had no problem with a first come first serve. Just make sure and check the available sites on their web site and if there are plenty left covering the length of your stay, you should stand a good chance of getting in. I checked the day before and day of. We had reservations at Diamond Point, K & M but based on Salt Creeks photos we chose to take our chances. Sites 1-5 are nice but could present a challenge for a big rig. The remaining sites, on the west side of the area are all dry and for the most part pretty small. We could have gotten into some of the sites but not the majority. The pull throughs look to be pretty unlevel. Our site was almost perfectly level side to side. The camp host was very friendly and firewood bundles are modestly priced. Firerings are provided and are very adequate. There is a dump station but no fill station, minus water points which you can fill water cans with. Playground is nice but designed for 5 and up. Plenty of trails and open spaces. I saw four or five horseshoe pits which looked to be very well maintained. The must see are the tidal pools which are just awe-inspiring. Our weather was near perfect with not one day of rain. Closest store is in Joyce about 10 minutes away. I can't wait to bring my in-laws up here as they will really dig the ocean and WWII bunkers, which are neat to explore. Bring good shoes for the tidal pools though as volcanic rock is kind of jagged. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The rate was for out of county and extra car. It is very clean and has great views. Deer every morning and fog every morning as well. The showers and bathrooms were very clean. We got very lucky driving in on a Mon to get a first come, first serve spot..phew I would recommend the reservation process, even though it's long. It seems like we saw 15-20 people a day trying to get a spot. We camped here with 2 small children. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is in a wonderful location. We spent the day wandering the tide pools. There is little privacy between sites and no shade where we were. However, we had a major problem. There is no office, so we followed instructions and paid for our second night by placing payment in a lock box. Our site had a "reserved" sign locked in place. We left for a few hours to go to Olympic Park and did not leave our personal possessions behind (concern about theft) but counted on our payment and reserved sign. When we got back, our site had been rented to somebody else. There was some information at the entrance saying that we should make the site look lived in to show occupancy. It did not say the consequence would be losing our site. The ranger would do nothing to accommodate both parties. A letter of complaint written to parks and rec later was brushed off. BE CAREFUL AT THIS LOCATION! Leave personal possessions behind or your site will be taken over by somebody else even if you have paid for it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is by far the best of all of the ones we have stayed at. The view can't be beat and your looking at Vancouver Island across the water. The entire park is outstanding. Even saw bald eagles and the sunsets are great. The only thing that needs some mention is not enough bathrooms or showers. Also be careful of your cell phone service and or wireless modem use. We have Verizon and found out we were hitting cell sites in Canada from the park. When we got home we were told we owed over three hundred dollars in roaming. The service is good in an around Port Angeles though. Check first before you use your cell phone with your company and see if you might be hitting cell sites in Canada. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have put this Clallam County park in our top five. Absolutely fantastic views of the Straits of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island, even the lights of Victoria at night. We had three rigs and reserved four months in advance, it's an archaic reservation system but well worth it. Start through their website. We stayed in sites 26, 27 and 28, these are on the top row with great views. Many things to do in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is wonderful! We stayed only two nights but would have loved to stay longer. We were able to get a walk-up site for our 30' motorhome with no trouble: directly overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca. But by the next morning, the place had pretty much filled up so you should reserve a site if possible. Check out their web site for more info. Salt Creek Rec area is paradise for children also. Crescent beach is nearby and there are plenty of tidepools to explore and enjoy. My Verizon broadband modem worked. The dumpstation is well laid out and easy to access. We did not use the restrooms but based on how well everything else is maintained, I would imagine they are clean. We would most definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is by far the best place to camp on the North Olympic Peninsula although your enjoyment of the park will depend a lot on the weather (it can get foggy and windy). When the skies are clear, there is no better view in the area. Watching the vessel traffic on the Strait of Juan de Fuca and seeing the lights of Victoria in the distance is really spectacular. Sites in the more open eastern portion of the park are large, mostly 40 ft plus. In addition to about 35 back-in sites, there are about 10 pull throughs that are around 50-60 ft but their view is somewhat restricted by trees. There is access to a number of tide pools to view the sea life and there are some short trails to the old WWII bunkers and surrounding areas. For children there is a wonderful new playground and softball field. All of the guests were friendly and there were no problems with noise whatsoever. The one drawback is a rather cumbersome reservation system that requires you to mail in your request or visit the county courthouse two weeks in advance. Without a reservation you should probably plan to arrive mid-week to get one of the first come, first serve spaces. You should also be aware that this park is about 15 miles west of Port Angeles so if you need to stock up on supplies plan to do so before you come out to the park. We will definitely stay here on future visits. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a great place to watch the ships pass by the Strait. Was well worth the few miles outside of Port Angeles. One of the nicest places we have ever stayed in 12 years on the road. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We didn't actually stay here - we didn't make reservations (they need to be made 2 weeks prior to a visit) so we just tried for one of the 1st come/1st served spots, but they were full. They do save a bunch for last minute people. This was a great looking campground! One area has big open sites for trailers & motorhomes, with views. The other area is back into the trees. We were there on a Monday and it was pretty much packed - tents, trailers, motorhomes, you name it. Good times were being had by all. We'd stop again & try to get a spot. WE DID NOT STAY HERE. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a county park, but very nice by those standards. It has 50 sites or so, each with hookups. AT&T cellular service is overridden by Rogers Cellular from Canada (across the Sound), which makes your calls, texts and data activities international; however AT&T says that they will credit these international costs since we’re really in the US. Park closes the gates at 10PM, so keep this in mind. Easy access to dump station which is included in the camping fee. There are two sets of campsites – the front set and the back set. Best sites in the front set: for back-in trailers, sites 25-32 offer great view of Puget Sound out the back window. Other sites below these back-in the wrong way and the back window doesn’t face the sound. But for motorhomes, the upper or lower sites also offer great views – but the middle row is blocked by the lower row. Many very private tent sites are also available. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I agree that this is a wonderful park. Very clean and well maintained. The park ranger was vary helpful with finding a site. The dump station was under construction when we visited, but, should be finished soon. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a great park! Many of the sites a located on the bluffs overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca, so you can sit at your site and watch big ships go by. During low tides you can climb down the access steps and visit the tide pools. The grounds were kept immaculate with lots of grass and tiny daisies all over the fields. Great playground for kids and a neat World War II bunker to visit. Fire rings are available at each site and the camp hosts can sell you some firewood if you forget yours. Showers are 25 cents for 5 minutes. If this park had sewer hookups I would have given it a higher rating. Overall, we really liked Salt Creek Park and will definitely return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Well tended, very attractive grounds. Limited hook-ups that can accommodate big rigs with a pull-through. Some back-in sites with utilities. Level, well maintained grassy sites with good separation between sites. Dump is unique -- following the arrows requires driving through a very low tunnel (12 foot height limit), an old gun emplacement site consisting of concrete bunkers. Dump can be reached by backing in the out road, approximately 150 feet from the intersection. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wow. Awesome place. You can camp dry in a wooded point over looking the ocean and Canada or with hookups with almost a 180 degree view of the straight of Juan de Fuca. The park is on the East side of the point so there wasn't much fog or rain compared to cities like Forks. There is also a great play ground my kids just loved. This was a good location for our trips to the various spots of the Olympic National Park, and a short trip to Victoria. Just about every morning and evening we had deer in the grass outside our trailer. The park sits on an old WWII gun battery. You can climb in the old observation bunkers and when you dump you have to drive right through the bunker where the 16 inch guns were located. There was also a nice bay to to the west of the camp ground. We saw a whale one morning and a bald eagle every day. The only bad thing about the place was the gate was closed at 10. I had to carry my asleep five year old two hundred yards to our trailer after a long day in Victoria. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Quite a few miles west of Port Angeles, but worth the drive. Spectacular view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca from your front window. Cargo, ferry, and passenger ships frequent this strait. Interior roads and sites are paved. Sites are not real level, but workable. Central dump station was closed during our visit, but was to open soon. Stayed on Site 9 in a 45 foot motorhome. Park easily handles big rigs. No reservations, so arrive early. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been full timing for 10 years and have stayed in many types of campgrounds. In our prior experiences with county campgrounds, they have been either very bad or very good with little in between. Salt Creek is one of the very best campgrounds we have ever been to. Sites are level and easy to get into and out of; no rocks, posts, etc. Ocean views from the hook-up area are spectacular. The sites in the wooded no hook up area are mostly short, but there are about a dozen sites that would accommodate a 30+ foot rig. In order to reach the dump station, must go through a 12' 5" tunnel, too low for our 12' 10" rig. Campground host says it is possible to back the 0.1 mile into the dump station; we chose to dump at our next destination. Most RVs had Washington license plates; fellow campers were unusually quiet and considerate. No reservations-hooray! Starts to fill up mid-afternoon and full by Thursday evening for the weekend. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A large variety of sites that should suit everyone. We were prepared to camp without hookups and that's what we chose. We had a woodsy site with stairs down to the water. Lots of hiking trails. Though our hike up to Striped Peak was cut short due to the closeness of gunshots. Camp hosts were very nice and fellow campers were quiet. There is a very nice children's play area and basketball courts. This is a well known area for tide pool exploration. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There are 39 newly upgraded w/e sites in a meadow with a great view.There are 51 non-utility in a treed section. The rates are actually $20 for county res and $22 for non. The tent sites are $14 and $16..This a great place place with nothing to do but scuba dive,fish off the rocks,tide pool at low tide, some hiking and a lot of sitting and looking at the water. No res as yet. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Don't know why this park has not been rated before. We visited all the parks in Port Angeles area: not many good options. Yes, the county park is ok but very noisy. This park is great, off the main hiway, and very quiet at night. Close to all the places one wants to visit. The owner is a great guy. The nightly rate is $24, but the weekly rate is $95, a great deal when the rest of the parks around are about twice that. Yes, there is a lot of full time residents, but they are very laid back and tend to keep an eye on things for you when your out exploring. WiFi was great. Has satellite TV and internet great. Verizon cell excellent. We would highly recommend this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The owners actually work in the camp, the store and its grill (the food is good and the prices are reasonable). VERY friendly and easy to interact with. Just enjoyable people. Each row in the RV Pk is terraced which gives more privacy. The wind break trees in the front will block most of the views. We were in the 2nd site, 1st row and could see the mountain across from us. They are well spaced apart and the back-in for my 36' 5th wheel was not a problem. Park is very clean and well maintained. The only downsides are no TV (not a bad break for a change) and the Wi-Fi was like most parks - not very good. We used our wireless modem most of the time. We checked out other parks on US 101 and this one was by far the best one. Granny's Café is close by - the food is fair and over-priced. In Port Angeles, KoKopells food is above average. In Port Angeles the Café Garden is in a beautiful setting and the food was EXCELLENT! We ate there twice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I agree this is the better park in the area aesthetically and the proximity to local area attractions is not excessive. The spacing of sites is more than the usual commercial RV park. The road noise is apparent but not obnoxious or disturbing. The pay showers are a drawback; I do not understand or appreciate. The dusty roads in the park needs to be addressed, but it has not rained here in nearly two months. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Extremely clean and well-kept park. Other reviews mention road noise; didn't find this disturbing. Older review also mentions aging plumbing that left orange stains on clothing. We did 5 loads of laundry and had no such experience. We did notice an odor of sulfur in the water, not unusual considering the proximity to Sol Duc Hot Springs in Olympic National Park. Owners were watchful but not disagreeable. We were grateful for their oversight of the facility. Had one minor problem with a toilet in the men's room, which the owner immediately addressed upon notification. We loved the look of the place compared to other campgrounds in the area and would definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A nice, older campground on a hillside near lakes Crescent & Sutherland. We fell in love with Crescent Lake as we were driving East on 101. Stopped at this campground to be close to lake activities. I can understand the issues campers have had with the longer coaches & short spaces here. Some spaces on the front row 37 & 40 are 44' long with room to put the toad sideways in front. Spaces 2-5 are 70' long. We could not level on 3 & only got close on 2. We watched a coach give up on 4 & move to 40 where it is tight but level. The gentleman even purchased leveling blocks from the camp store before he moved spaces. The staff was very helpful even when we needed to change spaces. Must agree with prior reviews we have noticed the road noise at night when the truckers are rolling. I can vouch for the burgers & fresh cut fries at the deli. Pricey but really good. Ice cream cones looked delicious & very generous. The specials seem to be the good value. The store has staple items + some camping needs and gifts. Owners are ready to sell the campground, and are a bit fussy about the unusual 1 way road which isn't marked as to where 2 way resumes. and, also apparently as mentioned with kids & pet owners. Not sure we would return here.
We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here because it was the only campground we found in the area offering nearby food service; the store had a grill - the hamburgers were pricy but great. The campground was noisy, as it was adjacent to the highway. The truckers often used their jake brakes, making it even noisier. My major complaint was with the showers. I was undressed, in the shower, turned the water on -- oops, no water. Then, thanks to another guest, I discovered it was a pay shower. Nowhere in the advertisements or literature does this fact get mentioned. I do not typically carry money to the shower, so had to abort the process and get redressed. Very inconvenient--would highly recommend that this fact be communicated to guests. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
I camped here for a month with my son. Campground is NOT kid friendly, they yelled at my son while he was in the sand box. They are not pet friendly although they do have their own. Campground is nicely maintained but old water pipes that keep breaking. Water will also stain everything orange. Wi-Fi is spotty and you won't get it unless you are close to the shower building. Truck noise is considerable when they go by, otherwise it is quiet. Store had a grill which is good but expensive. Sites are fairly large but back in only and tight to back into them with anything over 36'. They have one site for over 40'. Electrical boxes are hit and miss- you might get 50 amp. They have mostly 30 amp. Laundry is very expensive to do here and the dryers don't actually dry your clothes. It's an older campground that is due for some remodeling. I would not stay here again. I'd travel to Forks or stay in Sequim. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is in a good location if you are taking a few days to visit the north side of Olympic National Park. The campground is clean and quiet, but the sites are short and narrow with no privacy. Trees are behind each campsite. The campground is also terraced into a steep hillside with three separate levels. Big rigs were staying there, but they took up their entire site. We had to park our SUV perpendicular to our camper in order for it to fit. Sites are not paved, but fairly level. Cost of showers is not included in the overall daily rate, so be sure to have several quarters on hand if you use their facility. Nice large laundry room with two coin-operated washers and dryers as well as a large table for folding. Nicely stocked General Store with espresso and ice cream for a bed-time treat! Gas and propane also available. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.