4 Parks near Anacortes, Washington
Aug 2015 - $38.00
The only thing recommending this park is its location adjacent to Fidalgo Bay and there are only 17 waterfront sites which are reserved a year in advance! Most of the remaining sites are very crowded - there wasn't enough room on the patio side of our site to set out lawn chairs. The wifi is free but very slow and unusable at busy times. We were here to re-experience the San Juans and to spend time with friends. In that regard, the park served its purpose. - Roger H.
Aug 2015 - $38.00
This park has a few waterfront sites and had we stayed in one of those, our review would probably be higher. We were in one of the back in sites with no view. The roads are gravel and thus, it is dusty. Some of the sites are very close and tight. It is nothing special. We were disappointed. We love the area, but would not travel up to this area again just for a parking spot in a gravel lot. - johnanann
Jul 2015 - $50.00
A basic campground, with gravel sites fairly close together....but what a location! Right on the bay and right on the bike path. Great views of the water, the commercial ships and pleasure boats. Miles of great bike rides right at your door .... can ride to town for supplies or a meal out, or can ride an old railway bridge across the bay, and watch the seals and their pups playing in the water. You can pick buckets of wild blackberries all along the trail and buy fresh, live Dungeness crabs at the docks. What more could you ask for?
People at the office were super nice and accommodating. Loved this spot and would go back, for sure! - MBRADLEY
Aug 2015 - $49.00
We camped in this quiet, pretty and roomy park in a 41' 5th wheel on a super premium pull through site which was very roomy, gravelled and had a large amount of open space to each side of us. Check-in was quick, efficient and carried out by a very nice young lady who waited for us and showed us to our site.
The water, power(50, 30 & 20 amp), sewer and cable connections are all easily accessed and were easy to hook up to. We had cable as part of the super site fee and there were over 60 channels. WiFi worked well and was very fast and I was able to stream TV on my laptop.
Our site had a large metal fire pit and grate which we did not use due to a fire ban, we also had a large wooden cabana with a picnic table and bench seating and we had our bbq under here.
There is one main bathroom block in the centre of the resort and this was always clean and well maintained, it is easily accessed for those with mobility issues.
There is a clean laundry which costs $1.50 for a wash and 25c per 10 minutes for the dryer.
There is some noise due to the planes from the naval air station at Whidbey Island. - DianeH
Jun 2015 - $36.00
Beautiful grounds, very clean and staff are amazingly helpful and accommodating. - Trailrider
May 2015 - $36.00
Love Pioneer Trails. Nice and quiet park. Nice playground for the grandchildren. Bathrooms are clean spacious and are free. It would be nice if they added a pool! We have returned several times. - Magicalwoman
Aug 2014 - $34.00
Nice park with many improvements underway. Very good Two-Salmon Restaurant in hotel. - 78WidgeT
Jun 2014 - $30.00
Swinomish Hotel/Casino/RV Park Review 12885 Casino Drive Anacortes WA 98221, 360-293-2691 www.swinomishcasino.com The Hotel requires that RV’s pay a RV parking Fee to stay in the parking lot. $10 to $30 plus tax according to Security. They do not charge cars to stay in the parking lot! I find this ridiculous that RV must pay to be able to go to the Casino play Slots/Bingo and eat food at the Casino. RVs are parked in a little used vacant part of the parking lot and no services are used except in my case one car parking spot. They do have a substandard RV Park that has very limited services and very low power (about 90 volts or less), which can damage your electrical and electronic equipment. Which it has done to me! My power supply and my fridge were damaged and I had to replace them at my cost, as the manufacture would not honor the warranty. Camping World in Burlington had my RV for about eight months trying to get the manufacture to pay. I agree with many of the reviews posted on line, many which are as follows. In the fifteen or so years we have visited Northern Lights/ Swinomish Casino/RV Park there has been no real improvements and little maintenance to the RV Park, lights, damage plugs and pipes are repaired when someone complaints about them in writing. No facilities for the RV campers, no washrooms, no showers, no laundry, and sewer connector located between RV where the picnic tables are located, not pleasant to eat or sit at. Train runs right beside the camp ground at all times of the day and night, sounds its air horn three times before crossing the rail bridge, wakes everyone up at around 4AM in the Hotel and RV Park. Hotel has taken over reservations from the casino and wants everything charged to your credit card, they have to call a supervisor if you want to pay in cash and they still may charge your credit card which will take months to get a refund. Hotel does not take reservations but assigns campsites regardless of the size and type of RV. They have been very unorganized and it can take some time to check in. Power is low, (about 90- Volts) you must have a cable box to get cable and channels are very iffy, possible due to the low power. Water pressure is very high so be sure to use a pressure regulator. A large air conditioner (about the size of a city bus) is located behind the hotel closet to the RV Park that can be quite noisy, Ducts can pulsate and some times has a high frequency noise that only some people can hear, I am one that can hear it and have to use ear plugs to sleep and not get a head ache. Finding your way into the RV Park is difficult and at night as it is very poorly lighted. Wifi is intermittent; you can connect to the router but not the Internet. Site numbers are difficult to see they are now painted on road where road dirt will obscure them, before they were on posts. They water the grass at inappropriate times, it can be a real challenge to get between the RV park and hotel especially at night as you can hear the sprinklers but can not see them. Granted the Casino is open 24/7 so no mater what time they turn on the sprinklers someone will get wet, but they could have them on between 1 and 4AM instead of the busy times of the day, timers are set by the lawn maintain people who, I do not think have considered that people need to get back and forth between the hotel and RV park. There is not much of a variety of food offered at Swinomish just about all of it is very spicy and is more for the Spanish palate, which maybe is their customer base. They went high class and fancy after the Hotel was built. As no washrooms for the RV Park I have witnessed some disgusting acts. When camping in site 11 I had to take my dog for a walk at 4AM and saw someone squatting at the rear of their RV in site 8. Later after they left I realized he had taken a dump behind the RV. I called the Casino and they sent someone out with a dustpan and broom to clean it up. While staying in site 32, I saw two people in site 33 who had a van, not an RV, use a bucket to go to the bathroom, later when it got dark they dumped the bucket in the long grass. I have also seen the same thing happen at the Silver Reef Casino. Another time we stayed in site 20, at least 10 people with five cars stayed in site 21 in a large popup camper. In the morning I witnessed both men and women taking a pee behind their RV and two males took a pee in the area behind my slide out where my power cord, water hose and cable cord is. I expect this also happened during the night, which I did not see. After they left I got my hose and washed the area. When you see something on the ground don’t assume someone did not clean up after their dog! I realize that the Hotel cannot control the discussing actions of some of the campers but providing services such as washrooms would greatly reduce this activity. Or only lettings RV that are self-contained use the RV Park. Some campers have nothing more than a Van or pickup with a canopy; they must think they are staying in a full service RV park and do not want to walk to the Hotel to go to the bathroom or get wet from the sprinklers. They give themselves a high positive rating I suspect the positive rating are by employees. - Bill Wright
Sep 2013 - $35.00
This is a convenient park for gamblers at the casino. It is also convenient for shopping in the Burlington and Mount Vernon area. However, there are no facilities for the RV campers. The train runs right beside the campground and does run at all hours of the night. This is very disturbing for sleep. We found the rate to be very high for a casino park. The rate has increased substantially since the hotel took over running of the RV park from the casino. We will stay at another park that is close by. - Idletime
Jun 2015 - $25.00
This is such a beautiful park to visit with so many view points, and short bike ride to Anacortes. The restrooms this visit are in need of major work, but will return. - NXTSTOP
Mar 2015 - $25.00
This park gets a 9 out of 10 from me because for us it was really nice, very woodsy and quiet. The sites were a little muddy at our late March arrival date, and the roads are narrow. I would not want to bring anything longer than a 28 foot trailer in here. If you have a trailer that size or smaller, you can do it. Some sites are tight to get into, but if you persevere it is well worth it. There is a trail network leading out of the campground to amazing views over the ocean. There is also a swimming beach. This is a camping in the woods experienced which we loved! For those accustomed to manicured level sites, they might not like it so much. - Fish dude
Apr 2014 - $23.00
First weekend of the season. Perfect weather. Site A-10 was very private. Great hiking and view points to die for of San Juan Islands. A short bike trip to Anacortes and close to ferry terminal. Would stay again. - NXTSTOP