8.7 Excellent
Ashford, Washington

Sahara Creek DNR Horse Camp

Ashford, Washington

Ashford, Washington
Phone: (800) 527-3305

Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $1 9/2016

Latitude: 46.759010580124
Longitude: -122.08559948761

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

3 Reviews

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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

If you're ok with no hookups, this is an excellent choice. Pit toilets. We were there midweek and only two other campers, guess total number of sites 20 to 25. Maybe different on week ends. Washington parks pass fee area but didn't see a pay slot otherwise. Large pull through sites, level, we were able to get satellite but probably not at most sites, cell service unavailable. Had some concerns prior to arriving about road if there was rain but no problem, compacted gravel roads and sites. 2 miles from Ashford and pretty near Rainier NP. We camped at Sahara Creek DNR Horse Camp in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Rainier National Park. We did Longmire one day and Paradise the next. To see other areas of park from this location would be a lot of driving. Mt. Rainier is impressive. Grove of the Patriarchs worth visiting. Nice area.

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Review Count: 120
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 57

Date of Stay: August, 2014
Overall Rating:      

$0 per night was for a primitive site (vault toilets, scattered water faucets, no dump station, no trash pickup/pack it out) with a picnic table and fire ring. You do have to have the WA State Discover pass—$30 to $35 depending on where you purchase it—in order to use the sites. All sites are level gravel shaded by huge trees. We used this lovely campground as our base to visit Mt. Rainier. We stopped in Yelm to do our major shopping as there are slim pickings in the small quaint towns near Mt. Rainier. During our week-long stay the campground was open and quiet during the week and became bustling busy with horses and their owners over the weekend, but it was wonderful to hear the horses whinnying instead of vehicle traffic noise. The scenic roadways have awesome vistas and pull-offs to access its hundreds of miles of trails. AT&T cell service was non-existent. Our Millenicom jetpack was getting two bars of 3G which was good enough for some Internet access. We camped at Sahara Creek DNR Horse Camp in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

After doing some research for places that could accommodate a larger RV outside the west entrance of Mt. Rainier Natl. Park near Ashford we found very little available. A nearby RV park (Monthaven) is the only place available that has hook-ups but their web site basically read as though RV'rs and their guests are not welcome so we remembered the Sahara Creek DNR Horse camp which is located about 8 miles outside the park entrance. Sahara Creek (Nicholson) horse camp is in a beautiful wooded setting. Most sites are very large and roomy pull throughs that would accommodate the longest RV and a trailer or Toad with ease. Most of the sites have picnic tables and fire grates. There is a central grassy area that features,of all things, horse shoe pits for playing a round of horse shoes (bring your own shoes) and a building that houses a dozen or more picnic tables for group gatherings under cover when the weather isn't so good. There are two water spigots available and pit toilets. There is no garbage service so pack out what you bring in please. On busy weekends or holidays the park is usually packed with horse trailers and riders as the campground serves a large system of horse trails. During the off seasons and mid week the campground can be all but deserted. We had the whole place nearly to ourselves for the 3 days we stayed here. As it is a horse camp you can expect to find some horse fritters, mule muffins, you know horse crap around the area although most of the horse people are good about cleaning up after their animals. There is no daily charge for using the campground however a Washington State Discover Pass is required. Passes can be obtained at Walmart, sporting goods stores or almost anywhere fishing and hunting licenses are sold for $35 for a yearly pass or $11 for daily passes. Passes can also be bought online. If you don't need hookups and need a place to park a big rig while you explore the area and or Mt Rainier Natl. Park, or just need a place to pull in for a night, this park is an awesome alternative to the local nu-hospitable and expensive RV park. We loved our stay and will be back again. Price of $1 is because you can't enter zero in the field. There is no fee other than the above stated passes. We camped at Sahara Creek DNR Horse Camp in a Motorhome.

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