We have stayed here many times, and enjoy it primarily because of its beautiful location, not so much for the facilities at the park. A former NACO resort, this park has seen better days. The recently built golf course has now been removed, and that's an improvement. The floods of recent years have washed away sections of the park, but it still remains a very scenic place to stay. The one noticeable improvement is in the park store, which looks better than it ever has. All in all, a nice relaxing place to stay as long as you don't expect much from the park facilities. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Do not stay here. They are in the process of selling this campground. There was nothing there, just a dirt lot and a full-hook up. They did have security driving around but there was no one around to answer any questions you may have. The office-"clubhouse" was never open. They really need to change their website. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Bring your dog mace to this park. Dogs running free all over the place. Dog owners look the other way as there dog aggressively confronts you and your dog. Also, kids screaming as loud as they can and totally unsupervised. Office staff is great on phone. Don't be mislead. There is absolutely no supervision and it is a free for all every night. The laundry/game room has not been cleaned for months. They are not dirty, they are filthy. There is 22 psi of water pressure. That came directly from the office. I've never camped with such weak water pressure. We had to fill our tank (a 3-4 hour process) and use our pump to get any water. The dust is incredible. Cannot see past the end of your vehicle when someone drives by. It's between Packwood and Randle and a long drive to Mt. Ranier or Mt. St Helens. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fun family park. However, we went on Memorial weekend and it had to have been at near full capacity, which meant for a LOT of people. They have 2 swimming pools, a playground, basketball courts, and a great little road throughout the park to ride bikes, etc. What I liked about the park was the variety of spaces available, you could be either somewhat private amongst the trees or out on a grassy area with no trees. Lots and lots of spaces to choose from. I think it would be a fun park to visit on a weekend when it isn't quite so busy. Also, maybe later in the year when the nearby National parks (Mt. Ranier and St. Helens) are opened up to go hiking or drive up to. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We are members of this park and were told when we joined that it would be availbale to members onlyhi. This was 3 years ago and still not for members only. This would not be an issue, but others (public) can reserve sites if there are 5 or more in the party yet, I, as a paying member, can not reserve a specific site. Also, the parks has turned over ownership 3 times since we have belonged to it and each "owner" promises to make changes but none ever happen. The full-hook up sites are not level and some of them you can never get your motorhome level. If they spent some money they could get sand brought in and level the full-hookup sites but they dont want to. While we were there, there was a broken sewer line in 2 sites and they were never fixed while we were there (10 nights). This park could really be made a great park if only the owners want to spend some money. They built a golf-course and spent lots of money to do that but they dont invest any money into the actual sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We left early because the sewer backed up and they did nothing about it. Said we shouldn't have just opened the valve, but rather cracked it open as their system can't handle full tanks being discharged! The park was damaged by the winter storms and it doesn't appear that they really care about making a comeback. Lots of long-term stays that look really bad. FHUs are near the highway - luckily it is quiet at night. As someone mentioned, this could be a great park, but not with current management. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park does have potential but most sites are very basic and un-level. Nine hole par 3 golf course under construction but will not be playable this year. When we stayed a large group of tent campers (45+ people) moved in across from us that had a "real party" till after 2 am in the morning that no one on the staff tried to shut down. We left the next morning to get some sleep. Interior roads gavel and VERY dusty. Mosquitoes were very hungry and plentiful. Over priced for a very basic site with only water and power. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has great potential, but is lacking in many areas. Unfortunately, the check-in area is the nicest area that you will find. The roads are dirt/gravel and can be quite dusty. The sites are dirt/gravel. There are grassy areas for the kids to play. The full hookup sites are designed for 4 rigs each. You had better hope for good neighbors because you are going to be really close to 3 other rigs. Many large trees block satellite TV on most sites. 24 hour security guy rides around in a golf cart creating dust at all times of the day and night. On a positive, it is a nice place to hold up to visit the eastern side of Mt. Saint Helens: which is absolutely fascinating. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here in July 2004. Most of the 700 sites they claim to have are very rustic and only a small percentage are full hookup. This park could be so much better than it is. Park personnel are completely indifferent to guests needs. Management seems more interested in selling sites than short-term rentals. Pluses are the very attractive setting and the swimming pools. Minuses are the staff (using chainsaws at 7:30 in the morning) and the dust (lots). We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Making reservation in advance did not mean you had a spot to park at when you arrived. The office staff didn't know what site a person has unless they return the hang tag with the site# on it. & then there is a good chance you personally will have to look thru the hang tags to find out. Horrible system, I'm not sure how they would know when the park was full or not. They advertised 700-1000 sites. You can buy a permament site, which is why the river sites where full or blocked off. RV's were parked anywhere a spot was available. Dirt and gravel roads, which is okay if they did the posted speed limit. But we had many rocks flung at our TT from auto's driving too fast. Lost power one night, woke up to no water. Tried to ask a park official BUT they could not take the time to STOP so I could ask them why, how come etc. They rode around on their golf carts all hrs. No quiet time. Now for the good points... Full hook ups are in the open parking lot. Partials are located in the woods (which could be a perfect experience). 2 small pools that were over run by children. Supposed to be 24 hr security, no phone # posted to get a hold of them, so you wandered around till you find a person and a golf cart only then could you
find help. I could go on and on.. Just think they had a 5 star rating posted on the office. UGH!!!! To bad, this could be a great place. 27.50 full hook ups, 24.50 partial, 15.00 tents We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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Stayed here in April, 2003. Of the 700 sites, only 2 to 3 were filled. We stayed in the Meadow. Loved the open space. Like boondocking with electricity and water. Unfortunately the pools were not open. They were getting ready to open. I was disappointed in that the web site does not mention an open season for the pools. Without the pools there was not a heck of a lot to do. We're not into fishing and theres not a lot else in the area. The sites were nice with a great variety of shade and open sites. But there was some junk around that should have been cleaned up. My kids were fascinated by the beaten up, over grown old truck bed, the electrical box graveyard and the toilet flower pot but I wasn't. With only two families in the campground to take care of I thought the staff could of spent their time cleaning the place up more. They should also set up some rules for the "owner" lots that restrict their "additions". Makes the campground seem kind of tacky. All-in-all I was disappointed as we are looking for a nice close by campground with heated swimming pools for those early Spring camping trips. I think we'll find better spots elsewhere. To finish on a positive note, I don't think my son will forget the night that the elk came out to feed. They just kept on coming - 30 of them. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The sites are well-spaced. We have a 40' motorhome and we had to choose a double site ($38 regular; $19 w/Golden Age Pass) because what was left in single sites were small. Reservations are definitely recommended here. It's very busy. Also, for big rigs, you really can't go by the site size on the reservation site because of huge trees at the corner of the sites, rocks, slant of sites and narrow campground road. There is no dump station. This is very convenient for touring Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Ranier parks. Hwy 25 to the campground is paved but narrow and bumpy. It's not steep. There is very little river access here because of a steep bluff. Verizon or Sirius satellite radio did not work in this thick forest. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Amazing Forest service campground. No hookups but the sites are large and very private, paved and level and lots of room for slideouts and awnings. Only one loop open when we arrived as the campground was closing in 10 days. No problem with a 35' Class A. Quiet & peaceful does not adequately describe the tranquility of this place. Very nice trail system for walking. We will be back again next year for 3-4 days. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is simply one of the most beautiful National Forest campgrounds I've ever seen. It's located 10 miles south of Randle at the confluence of Iron Creek and the Cispus River in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. This is a great place to base if you want to see the Windy Ridge (east) side of Mt. St. Helens which is about 25 miles. This is a campground, not an RV park. No hookups or showers. The campground is absolutely stunning. It is in old growth forest with huge moss covered firs, 8 foot ferns, etc. Don't plan on using your satellite. Sites are HUGE, level, paved, and many can easily accommodate rigs up to 40 feet (maybe bigger.) Our Class A is 33 feet and we could easily fit into half of the sites. No problems with clearance under the trees. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit. The forest is so dense that many sites are virtually private. There are also a number of "double" sites (for double the price)if you're traveling with someone else. Yo can either reserve a site through the website, or "walk in" as about a quarter of the sites are non-reservable. The campground has four loops with many sites on C and D loop backing the river. Bring your bikes as the campground is pretty big. There is also a beautiful 1.5 mile walking trail that circles the campground. There are LOTS of places to fish in the area. Every day I caught pretty much as many fish as I wanted between the river and the creeks. If you want to dry camp for a few days, I've never run across a better campground for an RV. Although there are no services, I'm still giving this place a 10. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wasn't quite sure how to rate this so gave this a mid rating because the park is a bit split into a new area and old area. It is also now a members only park, but when we stumbled in, the staff first directed us to a nearby non-member RV park, then said if we wanted we could park in "The Woods," which is the old part of the park. The new part is nicely kept and grassy with a small pond, though the lots seemed a bit small. The old "woods" part next to the river just has water and power (no WiFi), and feels very abandoned and overgrown. Pool area is showing it's age and the shower/changing rooms were not very clean. Golf course attached to the park. If you are a member, this park seems very nice, but for non-members, I would look elsewhere. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Rate reflects Coast2Coast membership. We stayed here five nights. Very pleasant, peaceful CG. Wi-Fi was mostly reliable and we had good satellite reception. Upper CG was mostly full. Area by river was closed and did not appear used in a very long time. Very dark and dank. The 'lake' is not, rather a small pond that needs some definite help. But, all in all, the place is a nice place to stay and we will return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our second stay here, and better than the first time. Roads in better shape. Some shade provided by trees in the main hook-up area. Sites ARE very close together, but no problem in or out with 25' trailer on Labor Day weekend & full park. No issues with water or power, but the run to sewer was very long & uphill. Shower/rest rooms were very nice. Golf course in better shape than last time too. Wi-Fi was fast & strong, but erratic & didn't function as was explained at check-in. Labor Day sale up the road at Packwood was a ZOO! Will NOT go up there again, but park was quiet & pleasant despite full load for Holiday weekend. Will definitely go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is our second stay at Maple Grove. It was off season so we had full hookups with sewer and 50 amp service. During the busy season this often is not possible. People in the office are helpful and friendly. We wanted a place to relax and this was it. They have a pool and meals on weekends that expands when the park is more full. We will come and stay again even if we can't have sewer and 50 amp service. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We tented at this park one night on Labor Day weekend. We were meeting friends who were arriving on motorcycles, and had three sites reserved. My friend who made the reservations was told the office closed at 6:00 pm so be sure to get there before then (arrival was Saturday). I arrived first, around 5:00 pm to find a sign on the office saying "Saturday we close at 4:00 pm for the barbecue." Luckily I found a woman who worked there and she checked me in. I was told to select any open sites "in the woods." Although the main RV sites in the park were quite nice, though a bit close together, the woods was a different story. The roads were dirt, not gravel, and would likely turn to mud with any rain. A number of the sites looked like they had been carved out of a berm with a D8 Cat. No picnic tables. The bathroom was a very long walk and had two stalls each in the women's and men's rooms. Oh, and I was stung by a wasp after I inadvertently stirred up a paper wasp nest in a rotten stump in the middle of the campsite. My left arm is still swollen. The one redeeming thing was breakfast: $3 for biscuits and gravy, same for scrambled eggs and sausage, same for pancakes and sausage. Coffee and orange juice included. The hosts I encountered were friendly. As a place to set up a tent on a crowded Labor Day weekend, it will do, but there are nicer parks out there. If I had my trailer, I'd try to get one of the RV sites in the main park area, but be prepared to be cheek by jowl with the units on each side of you. We camped here in a Tent.
We stayed 14 days without sewer hook-ups! They were available however they would not move us! A person that came in 3 days after us was allowed to move to full hook-up! When asked why we couldn't we were told it didn't happen! The bathrooms are very dirty and not set up for handicap! Lots of gunk on walls and cobwebs! I was not able to get hot water and one of the stalls was flooded! People and kids cut through your campsite as though it were theirs! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very well-run park with lots of extra activities like a BBQ, pancake breakfast, bingo, movie night and live music. We booked for full hook-ups and when we arrived were told that we could not have sewer. We stayed here a week and moved 4 times to take advantage of having sewer. This park is great if you want to see Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens. They have a nice pool. The people running the park are friendly and helpful. We will stay here again even if it means moving several times. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground was clean, neat, and quiet. Nice pool, hot tub, sauna and playground for kids. The sites were grassy but a little narrow. Staff was friendly. Nice golf coarse. Beautiful surroundings. Free Wi-Fi. I would most certainly stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
With past reviews, I was hesitant to make the two hour drive, but we were very glad we did. The interior roads have been graveled and are in good shape. WI-FI worked from our site, and overall the park was in very good shape. They have done a lot of work if past reviews are an indicator. We had tons to do, and lots to do in the area. This is a K&M park, but you can stay without being a member for $35.00 per night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park has potential to be a definite 9, possibly a 10 with alot of work! The pool, restroom and shower room need bigger mats. There is always water on floor, combined with the mud from the flooded 'mud pit' roads, made it uncomfortable to leave the shower with clean feet and pant leg bottoms. The office was rarely open when they were supposed to be. Wi-Fi was good but you can only get tickets for 12 hours at a time: not good when you run out and the office is not open when they are supposed to be. I do have to say though, the office staff was very friendly. Teen center could use some work, broken furniture, no pool balls for the 4 pool tables, no ping pong balls or paddles. Attached golf course was nice. So: fix the roads, open the office at times posted, fix the bathrooms, add some gravel, and plant some grass in some of the spots and they are good to go. Be careful fishing: you will lose your spinners on the fabric pond liner. We camped here in a Motorhome.
With a little maintenance, this park would be a 10. It is located in a beautiful area and makes a good base camp for visiting Mt. Ranier NP & Mt. St. Helens. The interior roads of the park are full of pot holes and mud. All the sites could use additional gravel. However, we would stay here again. Very nice folks at check in. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground could be a 10 if they paved their roads and sites and had 50 amp electric. The staff is friendly. Not all sites have shade. The rate is for Coast To Coast plus $1 for electric and $1 for cable TV. Wi-Fi is also $1 a day. The river is hidden back in the woods where about 125 partial hook up sites are located. We arrived the day after they had 3 days of rain and these sites were very, very muddy. The upper part of the park had many pot holes that where filled with water. They have an indoor pool and sauna and hot tub. Their is a golf course plus other amenities. Great place to stay to visit MT Rainier and MT ST Helens. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice, clean and well-kept park. There are no full hookups-only water and electric, but they have a dump station for a $5.00 charge. We stayed here with Passport rate for $12.50 per day, which is a great price. We parked on grass that was recently mowed. There are lots of trees for shade and moderate road noise. Owners are very friendly and I would definitely stay here again. This is a great park for a home base to visit Mount Rainier and Mount Saint Helens. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The name is a misnomer. The mobile home area is completely separate from the RV section. We were offered our choice of sites because of our after Labor Day arrival, they were full for the weekend. Most of the park is shaded by large fir trees that have been trimmed very well for large rigs. Three newer sites offer full hookups but most have only water and electricity. The other sites are among the trees and are very confusing as to the boundaries between sites. Each site has a picnic table. The owners are very friendly and told us to wash the tow and motorhome if we wanted to, just be on the grass. The laundry room machines were very old and the room smelled like cats. We opted to wait for the next park to do laundry. There are other larger parks around and we'd shop around before staying here again other than overnight just because this park appears a work in progress. The access is easy to miss and NOT off of Young Road as the address suggests. Part of the road system is asphalt millings (irregular in dimension and not level) and the rest is gravel. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Long, wide, grassy spaces, most with shade. A good deal with the PA rate. Payment is cash only. A few spots have Satellite reception. Big shower with short hot water supply, could be cleaner. Daytime road noise, quiets down at night. Deer and elk in park sometimes. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very nice, quiet, family run RV Park. The sites are large and grassy. There are many large fir trees. Some sites have mountain views. There are picnic tables & fire rings. Most sites are 30 amp with water. They only have a few full hookup sites but there is a dump station. They sell fire wood and ice but not much else. The owners and manager are very nice and take time to visit with you. It is located near the entrance roads to both MT Rainier National Park and MT Saint Helens National Monument. The bathrooms and showers were reasonably clean and there is a washer and dryer. This is not a fancy resort type park but is a very relaxing place to stay while exploring the area. There is no web site that I could find but the address is 107 Young Rd. just off highway 12 about 2 miles east of Randle WA. Watch carefully for the signs as they are a little difficult to see from highway 12. They share a driveway with their horse blanket shop and that is where you turn in. They are also a Passport America Park. The regular rate for RV's is $25.00. They do not take credit cards, we paid by cash. We stayed a little longer than we planned and would return in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Roads are dirt/minimal gravel. Friendly staff. We needed a battery jump and they were more than willing to help and advise where to go for repairs. Bathroom/showers are old and could be cleaner. Hookups are at the end of the site, beyond your rig. We needed 50' hose and 50' cable. Did not have sewer so we used their dump station. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park for a layover or even a day or two to enjoy the surrounding area attractions. The nearby Packwood Flea Market was a great adventure. It is held Memorial and Labor day weekends. Nice friendly staff, we would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice little park that lives up to its name. The owner managers are friendly and very accommodating. Interior roads are easy to maneuver, sites are spacious and level. The following items keep this park from being rated a 10. (1) Even though PA is accepted at this park except on holidays and the 3rd week in July, it appears the discount is also not accepted if the management thinks they are going to be busy. We stayed at this park the 2nd weekend of August, not a holiday, not the 3rd week of July and were not allowed the PA discount or any discount. (2) No lighting at the entrance. You may never find the entrance to this park at night. Flags are visible during daylight hours, but the entrance is nearly invisible during nighttime hours. (3) Road noise is especially intrusive at the sites along the route 12 perimeter. (4) 30 amp service and no sewer at the site. There are a couple sites with 50 amp service, but the majority has only 30 amp and no sites have sewer hook-up. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have a standing reservation and meet some of our family and friends here every Labor Day to do the swap meet in Packwood. Pwners are on site and very friendly. Reservations needed for Labor Day weekend. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a wonderful Passport park. The spot directly to the right when you enter the park is 50 amp pull through and you get Dish Network. The park is in very tall pine trees. The staff was friendly and check in was easy. The park was very clean and the spots were level. We were close to the road but the traffic slowed in the evening and it didn't bother us. One of the better Passport parks we have stayed in. The owners are on sight and we would stay here again and again. The only drawback is no sewer hook up. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is actually a large forest of firs, so the name of the RV Park covers the situation exactly! We stayed here for 2 nights. The place was deserted and we saw 2 other overnight campers. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The main building is very, very old, but the restrooms and showers were clean and well maintained. They have only a few back-in places with limited hook-up (no sewer), but dumping is easy. If you want to use satellite TV, avoid the shady part of the park. We chose this place to visit Mt.St.Helens, but the road was still closed as the bridge had been washed away some months ago. Mainly for that reason most guests had canceled their reservations. The camping is located next to the highway, but before you know, you miss the entrance and have to make a U-turn. If we ever go to this area again, we will definitely stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
$14/night is the Passport America rate, this park accepts CASH only, be prepared. Beautiful, clean, park as described below. Brand new laundry facilities that worked better than any other park I've stayed in, $2 wash/$1.50 dry and dry in one cycle. There are a couple of sites that have cable hookup, I can't imagine that any broadcast channels are available at this remote location. This park really slows down after Labor Day, we were the only ones there the last day of our stay. They do keep a few sites open all year. Check for road closures and plan your trip accordingly, access to Mt St. Helens is not available on FS25, and it's a long way around to the other side. You can make a nice loop visiting Rainier from here via Morton. I would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A Passport America campground. The park has water and electric only, no sewer hook-ups - but there is a dump station. Park is well maintained with grass sites and un-paved roads. three quarters of the park is under a canopy of fir trees that are just beautiful and provide great shade, but don't allow satellite access. The front row has less coverage and three or four sites from which satellite is accessible. There is some highway noise, with a lumber mill a block away, but it was not a major concern. Randle is just about halfway between Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier. It is a good stop if you intend to see both parks. The town is very small, but it has a couple of gas stations, a small well-stocked grocery, and several restaurants. Rating would have been higher with sewer hookups, but we will return if in the area again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A typical park for Passport America - great for short stays. Very friendly staff, even told us where blackberry bushes were for picking. Some 50 amp sites. Some sites for 'buddy parking' We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were only going to stay here for a few days and ended up staying for 11 days. The owners were very nice people and very helpful and informative. There is a market and an RV supply/repair shop a short distance to the west. The park is on well groomed grass so it's not dusty or dirty. The laundry facility has 2 washer and dryers and the room was very clean. I would give this park a 10 if it wasn't for the hwy. noise, but we would stay here again in a heart beat!! We are also Passport America members and there were no restrictions on how long we could stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Passport America accepted at 10 bucks a night. Laundry available. Vehicle & rig washing ok here. Free firewood for campfires. Grass sites and the campground is very well kept. Management is very friendly and helpful. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.