This park is a small park on a hill overlooking a beautiful lake with a boat house and fishing dock. Beautiful sunset and clear sky to see a billion stars. It does have a two lane road in front and at the bottom of the hill but very little night time traffic. We had a picnic table and friendly neighbors. I would of liked to stayed another day to explore, but we needed to leave the next morning. Thanks Mt St Helens RV resort! I logged you in my "book" as my favorite place of all, and we stayed 16 places in 25 days. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you would like an inexpensive place with a view of a lake, this is for you. If you want a resort, you will be disappointed, no pool, weak electrical line (couldn't run AC and microwave at the same time) and one of the restrooms was a porta-pottie! WI-FI was strong, but Verizon connection was weak. Do not confuse this campground with the KOA of the same name just down the road. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Site #1 $25/night w/GS discount. The roads and sites are gravel and on a hillside fairly level with grass around the sites. A very nice view of the lake across the street where you can swim and rent a boat: looked like good fishing. WiFi was good and bathhouse clean. A few miles from the mountain. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is nice, people on front desk were friendly. Restrooms were clean and they are pet friendly, even for our dog with a low IQ. This place is under used and not sure why. Great view. Cable TV is not great. We have a Verizon cell phone and it worked with no problem. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites back in only for 50amp. Boards on down hill side for leveling. One shower per restroom but really showers. Nicest showers we've seen. But booming music above for shower. Didn't check internet. No road noise because it is located well above and carries little traffic. Don't remember about lighting. Park was well maintained. Roads paved with park on a hill side. Went to tour Mt. St. Helens. Could have gotten closer, but chose this park so we weren't driving motorhome on two lane roads. Had a great view of Silver Lake. Our Verizon internet was fine and so was our Sprint phone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice area to park your RV. Lovely area. People in the office are not to friendly. Some of the park is closed off because of sogginess. Lots of rain. Showers are clean, except the shower curtains are 3-4 feet off the ground and the area where you put your clothes, gets wet. All showers are the same. There is no cell service in the park except the people in the office insists that there is. Both of us are on Verizon. They live in a different area of the park and that could make a difference. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Fantastic pleasant RV park. Interesting landscape with the water canals and very well maintained. Hookup services 50/30amp, water, sewer, cable tv all excellent. WiFi service has issues. Had no issues with AT&T cell service. Picnic table & firepit. Looks like a new clubhouse will be built. Office host very nice. This is a perfect basecamp for hiking, fishing on the north/nw side of Mt St Helens. Sites are nicely graveled but many are sloped upward. Wife really liked the park (which says alot) and we plan to go back very soon. Restrooms were very clean. Would have given a 10 but only has one bathroom and shower. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great place. Shore Services: 50/30amp, Sewer good, Water @90ps sustains 45psi. Wi-Fi is good. 3G Verizon & Sprint Air Card are very poor. AT&T Cell Phone has only 1 or 2 bars. The sites are triple wide and long enough for almost any length RV. The sites are crushed rock and are quite level. There is a mound with a tree between each site. Roads to and into the park are good asphalt. Discounts are Good Sam, Passport America (check requirements) and Escapees. Satellite access is good in most areas of the park. There are permanent tenants but they are in a separate area and most are well kept. Payment can be with credit cards. Office host is very pleasant and very helpful. This is a great place to stay and we will stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We would have rated this a bit higher if they didn't keep filling up the site next to us when there was plenty of room to fill every other site. What could have been a pleasant stay was frustrating with various rigs moving in and out next door. Sites: Decent distance between sites. Gravel, fairly level. Most sites have a grassy area behind the site. Site #109 on water side is nice and Site #110 is really nice across from the water with a large grassy area and next to shade trees. Hook ups: full hook ups. Bathrooms: Didn't look. Laundry: Decent laundry. Four washers/dryers set up in a trailer. The trailer shakes when the washers are spinning. Pets: Pets allowed. Two pets per site. Over 50 pounds need permission, BUT that is not stated on the website, nor the subject brought up when I made reservations. There were plenty of large dogs in the park, so I don't think it is really an issue. WiFi: Free Wi-Fi was TERRIBLE! When it worked, it was decent, but lost service as much as we had service. Verizon Internet: Very, very slow. Same problem as campground Wi-Fi. We kept losing connection. Sprint Internet: No service Verizon cell: 3 bars AT&T cell: No service. Book Exchange: Yes, in office. Activities: Horseshoes, volley ball. Also, fishing and boating. We are right on the canals that lead into Silver Lake. Mail delivery accepted: I don't know. Area/Town/Sights: Not too much around. We drove about 45 minutes to see Mt. St. Helen's volcano. There was an interesting Ranger talk. No dogs allowed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The nightly rate of $29 was with Escapees discount; we also received a Passport America rate of $17 for the two week nights we stayed there. This RV park situated about an hour north of Portland, OR is well located for an overnight stay if you wish to visit Mount Helens National Monument. The gravel sites are reasonably level, and with a good distance between RV's. The hookups all work with no problem. This is a large rural park in a pleasant setting and the grounds are well maintained. Verizon telephone service is problematic and Verizon Wi-Fi does not work here. The cable service did not work on our older TV. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The price listed was the Good Sam rate. We also paid $17/night for three Passport America nights. So, the price was great, and the campground is in a good location for Rainier and St Helens. First the plusses: The roads are good and the layout is nice. The power and water are great. The negatives: There is only ONE shower for the whole campground....and I mean only ONE shower head! What were they thinking? I guess they assume most people use their own showers, but there were popups there. There is a space marked "future site of clubhouse", so maybe there will be more there? There are only three toilets for the women and one for the men. There is quite a bit of variation in the size of the sites which are all gravel, Some are pretty short and some are really wide. And not all are quite level. There are some trees, but very few of the sites are shaded. We had afternoon sun, and our A/C's hardly stopped. The Wi-Fi often drops and/or stops for a while, so you have to be patient. We could not connect our 7-year-old analog TV to the cable since it will only work with a digital TV. We've never had that happen before. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice park with good size sites. However, we were put in a pull-through as far from the restrooms as we could be - about 1/2 mile - therefore we did not use them as one of us is handicapped.. Advertised lakefront is a misnomer. Water is shallow and overgrown with reeds and lily pads. Could not see lake itself. Close to Mt. St. Helen which is a plus. Wi-Fi very poor. Need to improve access to restrooms/showers. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very big sites, long and spacious. Gravel and some flowers near the site. Cable and WiFi free and very good. The campground is rather new and they are working on it. Convenient near Mount St. Helens and just 9 miles of the I5. Very quiet. We stayed with PPA for $17.50. We sure will come back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Looks like this is fairly new. Very large park in terms of layout and number of sites. Paved roadways, gravel parking and like others have said the canals/waterfront is unique. Lots of grass and landscaping well taken care of. Utilities good and very good water pressure. Satellite works depending on where you park. Huge spaces so no neighbor problems here. Wi-Fi good where we were. TV is actually HD, which is first. No end of the places you can walk your dog. Great office and staff. Very peaceful. Great access to Mount St. Helens. No bugs in daytime, but need bug spray after dark. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall a much better than average campground, though calling it a resort is a bit of a stretch, IMO. Points lost for WIFI which was very frustrating to use as it kept dropping even though our site was very close to an external repeater. Sites themselves are very large though inconsistent as some are nice & flat gravel, others are lumpy requiring leveling. An easy fix for most sites with a bobcat & a skilled operator. The canal is a unique feature with the sound of bullfrogs at night; well worth the irritation of mosquitoes though the bats come out & get their share of them. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very well run park with plenty of space for the largest rigs. We visited in May before the summer season so we had plenty of privacy, peace, and quiet. The canals in the park leading to the lake make this an extra special park. A great place to stay while visiting the Mount St Helens area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects Passport America and Good Sam, for the price it was a good deal. We enjoyed our stay here while visiting the Mt St. Helen area. Nice large site with some shade from the tall pine trees. The Wi-Fi and cable TV worked fine. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here a week so price reflects weekly rate along with Good Sam Discount. We really enjoyed this place. Sites are very spacious, park is clean & quiet. The layout & the roads are good. We were backed up to the canal & enjoyed seeing the Lilly pads & not having to look at another RV. We travel full time, & it is not very often we come across such a nice RV park. Staff was very nice. The reason for a 9 & not a 10 was the wi-fi is slow. If in the area again we would stay here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A beautiful RV resort. It may be a lake but all I could see is lily pads. Great check in and our site is not what I remembered stating I wanted which was a pull through. There was lots of them available but I was given a back in. It was situated where I could look out my back window and see all the lily pads. As the same with all RV parks the Wi-Fi was no good. Could not even get a signal. We stayed here so as to visit Mt St Helen's. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What a nice surprise. I recommend this park to anyone visiting Mt.Saint Helen's. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Sites were level and not right on top of each other. All amenities were new or like new. Park is well thought out, surrounded by tributaries of a lake and expanses of green grass, with large pine trees for shade. I easily navigated my RV with tow vehicle attached through the park. Three reasons it was not a "10". First, the Wi-Fi internet was very slow. Second, no swimming pool. Third the cable TV left something to be desired. However at $31 a night, this place was worth every penny. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really enjoyed our stay here. Largest individual sites of any park I have been in. Level. Fire pit. I really enjoyed all the green belt surrounding the sites. Lots of room to walk with my dogs. Of course, there are always those inconsiderate people who did not pick up after theirs, but overall the park was immaculate. I agree with other posters that the cable TV leaves MUCH to be desired. But I would stay here again. Paid $18 the first two nights with club membership. Enjoyed it so much, I paid the regular rate to stay another day. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground looks like it is fairly new. Sites were clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. Reason for lower rating is as follows. Street in front of sites is narrow. If someone is parked opposite your site hard to back in. Cable is very limited - mostly local channels, none like TNT, USA, etc. So it seems to be misleading when they say cable. Wi-Fi speed is slow and was down in the early morning. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice campground. We were able to drive to Mount St. Helen's and Mount Rainier from this campground. Camp sites were level and clean. Just watch out for the goose droppings. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very good RV Park only 4 years old. Wide 35 ft. sites, gravel, but level. Paved interior roads. Nice that long term sites are in their own loop. Nice water channels are adjacent to sites which are boat friendly for mooring. Water channels feed into Silver Lake. Still a work in progress with some construction ongoing. Great place for a club jamboree. Very quiet and have tables and fire pits at each site. Friendly staff. Good point for visiting Mt. St. Helens and fishing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park, great people. Only 4 years old so more is planned. Kids playground is said to be built soon, then a clubhouse. Most of the sites back up to a canal that opens to silver lake, so boat owners "park" behind their campsite. Quiet, peaceful and clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a work in progress. Very nice wide paved interior roads, however all sites are totally gravel and most need to be raked & leveled. They are a good width, but the hook-ups are all in the rear - even the pull thru's. This makes it necessary to detach your tow, very inconvenient, unless you have very long hook-up lines. All utilities are new & worked well. Basic Cable TV. Did not use wi-fi. Bathrooms & laundry are in trailers not building, but are new & clean. This may be because the area has a high water table & was quite wet when we were there. Clubhouse has yet to be built. There is one section of long term campers that is not attractive. Does have a boat ramp & fishermen seemed to be happy. It does have waterfront (canal) sites & access to Silver Lake. Very quiet & convenient to area attractions. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I held a family reunion here and we were so pleased with the park that we have planned to have our 2011 reunion here again! Most of the family camped and some stayed in a rented Park Model. We had use of the Picnic Shelter (which has been recently enclosed) and were delighted with the folding tables and picnic tables that were provided. The BBQ pit that was added last year is very substantial. The park also does a good job of mosquito abatement as we were not bothered. The estuary is beautiful and many family members brought kayaks. Thanks Silver Cove for a pleasant stay! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
New park. Large but neat and clean. A variety of level sites. Quiet, wooded area although most sites don't have shade. Good Wi-Fi, "minor" cable but good reception. Friendly staff. 40 miles from Mt. St. Helens. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I was excited when I saw the booth at the RV show in Portland so we sent in to check it out. I was very disappointed. There were no shady sites and they are all on top of each other, with no privacy. They had said it was a lake front park with lake front sites. they are on a canal and it stinks like backed up sewer sort of. Anyway, we were asked what year our trailer was and it's condition, which I thought was kind of odd. In talking with other people that were staying here, we learned you have to have a certain year and condition motorhome or trailer to even stay here. There is absolutely no tent camping, even next to a trailer or motorhome. In large, we didn't stay, we surveyed the area to pick a spot and ended up leaving as we were looking for some privacy and a spot the kids could go swimming. Neither of that was available. When going back to the office to let them know, they were turning away a pair of Gold Wing motorcycles with a trailer as a tent as it didn't meet their standards to stay in their park. I hate to send a review when we didn't stay, but I was thoroughly unhappy even when not staying. Thanks for listening. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A beautiful and peaceful park, with very long sites. Unfortunately, the length of the sites doesn't matter because the hook-ups are located at the far back of the site. We had at least sisty feet to work with, but we had to stay at the very back of the site or buy super-long extensions for our sewer hoses. We wanted to pull through without unhooking our tow dolly, but even with all that space we had to unhook. As flat as the place is, there's really seems to be no reason that none of the sites are level: they all slant down in the back. There was no Wi-Fi except in the office, and they told me they had been having a problem with their repeaters for at least a month, but it still wasn't fixed. I wish they had told me this before I checked in and set up! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the most peaceful and serene RV parks we've encountered. No railroad tracks, airport or freeway nearby: the silence is absolute. Has nice wide spaces, with a thin layer of gravel, and excellent paved roads in the park. Good WiFi (free). Has a nice staff, and located in a pretty wooded location. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We very much enjoyed our stay at this resort and had a wonderful time. It's very clean and peaceful. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Camp sites were big and level. Very pet friendly as well. We will be staying here again in November. Can't wait. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 6 / 10 ]
Rate is based on weekly rate. Roads are asphalt, pads gravel and are well spaced for a private park. We paid more for a water front site and concur with the previous poster about the description being a bit deceptive. When we arrived there were very few occupied sites and the one we were assigned was neither level, nor were we able to connect to the satellite for our Internet. We had specifically asked for a site with a clear view of the southern sky so this was disappointing. While the staff was very accommodating in correcting this problem, it is not a park that we will stay at in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pretty much agree with previous comments. Water quality was pretty poor when we were here. I wouldn't swim in it, but you can catch all the bass and perch you want in the canals with a worm and a bobber. I wish they wouldn't advertise "lake view" sites. It's a bit deceptive and they charge extra. Some of the sites are along or in view of the canals which ACCESS Silverlake. Silverlake is NOT in view from any site. All in all a nice RV park for visiting St. Helens and the area. Rate was with a 20% Sun-Wed discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park and a beautiful setting. It is refreshing to visit a park that is set up with usable open space; and with sites wide enough to accommodate use without encroaching into the neighbor's area. Park personal were very friendly and tried to make sure our stay was enjoyable. The park is laid out in a manner that allows nearly all the sites to have some access to water. The only down side is the park is new and the landscaping is just getting started. The lake is very shallow so it can have water quality problems however it did not seem to slow down the boating activities. Park is located on the Spirit Lake Highway allowing quick access to the Mt. St. Helens visitor centers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent 5 days here over Memorial Day weekend and really enjoyed it. Check in was easy, office staff was friendly. Office staff rode through the park in a golf cart frequently to keep an eye on things. It was very quiet and peaceful. The park was not completely full, but was busy for the actual weekend and everyone obeyed the rules of "Quiet time" from 10 pm-7 am. The lake is nice if you have a boat, and lots of people stood on the banks fishing. There is no clubhouse even though it shows it on the site map. There was a large covered pavillion with picnic tables and each site had it's own picnic table and firepit. The camp was clean and the garbage cans were never overflowing. There are a few full-timers in the park but not many. Every other Friday a Schwann's frozen food truck comes through and you can buy food from them which was kind of unique. We were there with friends and our two 6 year olds and 1 3 year old had a great time. We had brought our small inflatable boat and we used it quite a bit in the lake. There are no playgrounds but we had enough "toys" for the kids. The roads are paved so bike riding and scooter riding were good and the kids saw deer several times in the wooded areas. Only about 50 miles from the Johnston observatory at Mt St Helens. Several big convienence stores within easy driving distance and shopping malls, fast food, grocery stores and a Target were about 7 miles south on I-5. We are going back in July. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 7 / 10 ]
There were very few here at this time (after the Memorial Day weekend) which made it nice and quiet. The sites are gravel, roads paved. The sites are a good size for our 40' motorhome. Most are wide enough to park the towed vehicle next to the RV but ours was a narrow site #114, & we had to park on an angle. We were told we were getting a "lake view" site. The view is of lily pads. The lake is far off and can't even be seen. There are no restrooms open because a combination is needed and we didn't receive it. There is no clubhouse and no trails so nothing to do in the park itself. It's a convenient park to tour Mount St. Helen. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Tried to stay here, but they only answer the phone from 3-5 PM, M-F. Leave a message and they will call back the next business day. Must not be in the RV park business. Maybe the real estate business. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here one night for my birthday, we live local and thought it was a wonderful getaway from "home". The park is beautiful, well maintained, and the paved roads are very nice. The site pads are flat and gravelled. Ample picnic tables, fire rings at every site. Sunny and shady spots available. Very pet friendly. Staff was very pleasant and made you feel welcome. Cant wait to get away from "home" again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a great park. Real new with paved roads and gravel lots. On the way (45 mi.) to Mt. St. Helens. Lots of room to let the dogs run and the kids play. Saw a couple of deer walking through the park. The nights are real quite. The trees at the sites are still young but big ones are all around the park. The only thing preventing a 10 is no WiFi at sites. WiFi at the office. Try it, you'll like it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Brand new park just opened this year 2008. Right on Silver Lake many RV pads are waterfront. Some of the pads are so close to the water we could practically fish from our RV. Large graveled RV pads. Paved park roads are excellent for morning strolls and bike rides. Can not wait to go back! Park Models are available to purchase and staff said rentals will be available soon. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This place has a motel right on Silver Lake. We saw people fishing from their balcony. The lake is beautiful and this place is very close to the Mt. St. Helens area. The campsites are small and crammed together. Our site #9, was very close to the highway so there was constant road noise and the Wi-Fi did not reach our site. If you have a rig larger than 24 feet, you would be limited to a few sites. There is a small grass area near the dock and my family enjoyed swimming and floating around in our boats. We also fished a little bit, which seems to be the primary purpose of this small resort. We wanted to rent boats, but the prices seemed a bit high ($50 for 2 hours for an aluminum rowboat with a 4hp outboard). After the campground filled up, our electrical power seemed to dim a bit, we could not run the A/C with much of anything else. There is no dump station, but one is available in the state park about 1 mile away for $5. Seems like a good place to go if you have a boat and want to fish for bass. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wow what a difference. We had seen this place a few years back traveling the area. I stopped in and talked to the very friendly staff who gave me a great update on what has happened here. Last year the ownership traded hands -not an auction or closed, and the new guy who runs it has hired some really great folks. They are fixing things up well, managing things, improving the property. We had use of their gas BBQ on the peninsula for dinner and had a great time at the bonfire in the evening with other families and guests. My boy caught fish off the dock - his first real fishing, and was thrilled. So we WILL be back a couple more times this summer. The on line reservation system made it really easy to book our next trip. This place is rustic, but clean, well kept, friendly. Not frills - if I wanted that I would go to the Four Seasons. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Park has very dirty, unlevel sites. The owner permitted 40 teenagers on a 2-tent site, to have a noisy overnight party. Resulted in constant vehicle noise, and smells of marijuana permeating the park. Hundreds of beer empties and other possible illegal activities. We informed the police when we got home. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
My family and I wanted to stay here, to see the difference from the other places in Silverlake. I was kind of scared to stay. The sites are not separated at all. They offered the couple in front of us a tent site in the overflow parking area, that had no barrier between Spirit Lake Hwy and the tent area. Basically you are feet from the highway, not conducive to kids being with you! It is basically mostly dirt, when cars drive by your site gets full of dirt. The boat launch is not good, kind of scary even. When we were here, the store itself was closed as the property was closed for auction. I wasn't impressed at all. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
SAVE YOURSELF THE HEADACHE!! Their website is very deceptive! The staff was not helpful and they were rude and condensending. The lake is GREEN and not clear at all. When I asked a staff member about swimming in the lake she said "there's people swimming in the lake all the time." While we were there, which was 4 days, we never saw anyone swimming in the lake at any time. Another staff member actually commented when we were returning a boat to the dock he warned "don't step in the water!" The boats were not well equipped, and we had some safety concerns as well. When we shared them with the staff they commented "oh well, I guess I better pull it out of the water to take a look." The boat was never pulled out of the water. They rented it out the next day to another family who almost sank, too. The restrooms never seemed like they were ever cleaned. The campsite is right next to a very busy road that is frequently traveled on by semi-trucks. They advertise on their website of a waterslide. When arriving we found their "waterslide" sitting in the middle of a playground where they would put hoses down to make it a "water" slide. I would never recommend this place, not even to my worst enemy. My worst camping trip ever!!! We camped here in a Tent.
New owners are trying to improve park. They said they were re-doing the sewer tanks and they would offer them again at some point. Lake access, dock fishing was nice and boat rental reasonable. Sites are level but utilities are irregular. One site had 30 amp that I saw. One site (16) had a long extension cord to connect 15 amp to the bathroom junction box. Our site had 15 amp solely. Make sure you clarify all utilities for each site upon reservation. There was a lakeside barbeque and campfire nightly for all to enjoy. The central grassy field was great for the kids. Sites 10 through 15 had a paved patio and a patch of grass with picnic tables and fire ring. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is definitely one of our family's favorite spots. While it certainly could use a little sprucing up it is still kept clean and the staff are super friendly. Playground, paddle boats, canoes, excellent views of Mt. St. Helen's right off the dock. Very kid friendly and the sites are spacious and many are private. Very charming setting; quaint and reminds you of the fifties! Note: There were once sewer connections but they are no longer offered and campers may dump at the State Park 2 Miles west. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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We pulled in & decided not to stay. The place is a run-down pit. All RV sites back up
into this grassy circle where you just watch everybody else - no privacy whatsoever. Office staff rude & not helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It is an interesting place. It is on the hill overlooking the lake, but the lake is across the highway. I did watch the fellow fishermen rescue some guys who fell in the lake, the aid car came and everything. It created a unique memory. I will come back here to check out more as the season continues. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
The nicest thing about comming here was the view of the lake, no lake front but you are on a knoll with a wonderful view. I have been told that the fireworks on the 4th of July is a wonderful site here also. We did not stay with children and I am glad we didn't. The music from the bar and restaurant would have kept them up as it did me and my husband. I would come back to eat here, the food was good but I wouldn't camp here again. Not relaxing, too noisy and too busy at the bar. We camped here in a Tent.
Gravel roadway in places. Unlevel gravel sites. Firepits and picnic tables are limited, you need to grab them from an unused site. Campers next to us were "friends" with the owners, and very noisy and unruly. There is a restaurant and bar on site which contributes to the noise level. Their "dock" to the water is a very scary thing to walk on. They seemed more interested in making money on the bar than the campground. Playground was in disrepair. We saw a lot nicer places than this near Mt. St. Helens. We camped here in a camper.
First, let me say that there were some very negative comments in past years; however, the park has changed owners and they are doing a wonderful job. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The park is a very popular weekend getaway for families, so weekends are busy. Some sites are filled by locals who leave there units here, but there are a few transient sites. Their spot on the lake is nice and there is a shallow area for swimming. We had a very nice time kayaking the lake. There is also a boat ramp so many weekenders also bring their boat. You are about an hour from Mt. St. Helen's. We were told cable TV was extra, but they didn't know how much? Verizon cell and data was weak, but did function. The site was close but adequate. The free Wi-Fii worked well, but did drop out occasionally. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived on a hot, muggy July Saturday and found a beautiful lake, clean bathrooms and about 3 times the number of people and vehicles that there should be for such a small place. The long term people who park there and use their campers as vacations homes have all of the good spots with shade, trees, grass, landscaping, best views, etc. The casual, short term campers get the crowded graveled spots out in the unfiltered sun. This is very uncomfortable after a few summer hours of baking. We left earlier than planned. This is also a day-use spot because of the lake and water sports. This adds to the crowding, vehicles, noise, etc. They are definitely squeezing every dime out of the place that they can to the discomfort of some of the campers. They have a cute little store that sells ice cream cones as well as other food and general items. If you have a smaller camper and water toys or like to fish, this may be your place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It looks like the reviews I could see were from 2006 and 2008. I have stayed here two weekends in 2010. The staff has been very friendly. They have accommodated our crazy schedule and invited us for coffee and biscuits/gravy in the mornings. The lake is beautiful even though the view is small. The sun setting over the lake is gorgeous. This is a small campground with friendly people. The restrooms were clean as well as the showers. It is close to Mt. St. Helens and all the state park has to offer. There is a small store with all types of camping necessities, food and ice. If you are looking for a relaxing place to stay off the beaten path this is a nice spot. The "new" owners truly care about the campground and making sure everyone has an enjoyable stay. I did not find any trash on the ground and the landscaping looked to be professionally done around the perimeter. There are lots of trees and shade. It did not feel like a cookie cutter RV park. We were happy here and will return again. We camped here in a Tent.
I have been staying here off and on for the past 5 years. This park has taken on some terrific changes over the past year with the newest owners and some of the same ones. You can tell a lot of blood, sweat and tears so to speak, went into the renovation of this park, especially by the comments of the newest visitors. The bathrooms are always clean, even the shower area was clean with rubber mats so you don't have to walk on the floor where someone might have walked in with muddy shoes. Some of the sites are redone so you don't have the person next to you overtaking your spot. Not all of the sites are redone yet, but that is understandable with this economy. I was told most of them will be finished during the next off season. There are cabins with newly painted trim that match the bathrooms. The store has everything in case you forget. The sandy beach area for the kids is wonderful, there is no fishing here so you don't have to worry about the kids getting a hook caught in their foot or something. My friends and I tie our floaties together and enjoy the sun while floating in the water with the beautiful scenery all around, but we are only feet from our kids and our trailers!! My favorite thing to do is to go sit at the end of the dock and just listen to the birds and the laughing of the kids, playing in the water. I have friends that live in the local area and are so excited the store is back, they remember as kids coming to the store and getting the hand dipped ice cream cones and sitting at the bar visiting. The WiFi is an added bonus to my husband who is addicted to Frontierville on facebook!! And it's pretty quiet since it is not near Spirit Lake Hwy. Lake Road does go through but there isn't very much traffic on that road, usually just the local houses on it, or people driving by checking out the place. And I heard they are going to be open year round for hunters and fisherman, to see how it goes, and the store too!! The store is open all week, which the neighbors can walk down instead of drive, and get some exercise! Overall, I thoroughly enjoy coming to Streeter's Resort and know that my children will take away terrific memories and friendships from this place, as will my friends and family that have come to visit. Quote from my mother, "I totally understand why you spend so much time here, it is so peaceful and beautiful and everyone gets along and helps out." Anyway, I just wanted to let people know that Streeter's has changed over the years, but I believe the owners are striving to make this the place what it used to be, friendly, inviting and family friendly. Who wants to go camping (our version of camping) when people are loud, obnoxious and it is so noisy you can't sleep! My overall view is that Streeter's is awesome and I can't wait to see the newer changes to come! And the best part, they love suggestions! Let me tell you, my family has given them a few! Have a terrific camping vacation! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The owner and his extended family live on property at Streeters. They're all nice folks and seem to mean well, but the place reeks of squalor. It's in a nice setting near a lake, and they recently put in a boat dock and one small KOA-style cabin, but the rest of the RV "resort" looks like a third world country: dogs roaming, trash on the ground, old bits of broken machinery and parts of furniture. The owner had his young teen sons (who live on property in a separate beat up camper) clean up our site, hauling away broken bricks, a pile of rocks, etc. But they left pieces of old cars, furniture, etc. Truly a lousy place, and the bathrooms looked like they needed cleaning 30 years ago and nobody got around to it. I feel bad slamming it so badly because the folks there seemed nice--that is, until nightfall, when the partying started and went on until 1 AM. We stayed there because all of the places that were rated were full. Let this be a warning to you. There were plenty of nicer-looking places that weren't full, and weren't rated here, closer to Mount St. Helens. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.