Bay Center, Washington

Bay Center / Willapa Bay KOA

Bay Center, Washington

Bay Center, Washington
Phone: (360) 875-6344

Sites: 65
Recent Rate: $36 5/2015

Latitude: 46.6214532777126
Longitude: -123.953247070312

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • 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) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • 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) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • 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 yes
  • 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

11 Reviews

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Finally Time

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Quiet wooded park. Sites are pretty close together. Very friendly and attentive owners and staff. Well stocked little store. Nice grill, serves a good pizza. Walking path down to the beach; the size of which varies greatly depending on the tide. From the numbers of clammers, must be a good location. Wi-Fi at site was fast and strong. Could use a few more TV stations; weekday mornings it's local news or infomercials. Would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Bay Center / Willapa Bay KOA in a Motorhome.





Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the best KOA'S we have stayed in. Quiet and lots of shade trees. Nice walk down to the beach. Saw many people out clamming. Staff was the greatest and lots of humming birds. We camped at Bay Center / Willapa Bay KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 82
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is owned and managed by a very friendly and energetic young couple. They keep the bathrooms and showers clean and the grounds well groomed. We were guided to our site and offered help backing in. There is a short trail to the bay where you can wade, swim, dig for clams or just relax and watch the tide go in and out. There is a playground, go kart bikes and more. There are ice cream socials and other planned activities for kids on the weekends. The camp store is well stocked and has fair prices. Most sites are 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 & has a large grassy pet walk area. Our site was level. The water and electric worked fine. The park Wi-Fi worked sometimes and sometimes it did not. We camped at Bay Center / Willapa Bay KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This place was extremely disappointing! It is tiny, the sites have no privacy and the "beach" consists of about 12 feet of weedy, nasty beach and water. We have several dogs and most of them are quite young so we requested a more private site and instead were dumped at the ends of the turn where all other dogs go to the dog area and the trail to the beach. The site was completely covered in trees and we were freezing to death and unable to sit outside all day. Then, when we went to bed, the campsite hosts hung out by our motorhome making our dogs bark and they were extremely rude to us. These people don't know they slightest bit about dogs and this is an extremely non dog friendly or family oriented park. The play ground consists of two swings, a boat and some tires and there is absolutely nothing to do at this park. I wouldn't stay at this place again if it were the last place on earth and I have stayed at a lot of KOA's, state parks and others and never had problems like this. We camped at Bay Center / Willapa Bay KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a terrific park. The new owners are friendly and helpful and make you feel very welcome. There’s not much to do around Bay Center if you don’t fish or clam, but is well worth it just to sit and relax. We would definitely return to this park. We loved it. We camped at Bay Center / Willapa Bay KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a small, but very lovely park with a nice layout, large trees, ferns,and bushes around every campsite. Out site was nice and level and a little higher, so we weren't stepping out in puddles, since we came at a very rainy time of year. There's a 200 yd path to the beach, which includes some steep stairs, but very sturdy and easy to navigate and the view of Willapa Bay is worth taking the stairs! We were greeted with a magnificent sunset the first night we were there. We look forward to coming back. The owner was very friendly and helpful. We camped at Bay Center / Willapa Bay KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Jerry S

Review Count: 546
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed our stay at this small KOA run by a youngish family. However they have only a dozen full hook-up sites, the cable TV is about as limited as it gets (6 channels), and I could not get the Wi-Fi at our site after two RVs set up between us and the office 100' away. They are working on trying to upgrade the Wi-Fi. I couldn't get satellite on my roof dish and there did not appear to be many sites that would be satellite friendly. As with many KOAs, there are also about 20 tent sites and/or cabins. The park is probably fine for a short, quiet getaway spot for locals but lacks the amenities many of us want. We camped at Bay Center / Willapa Bay KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 124
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice family park where the staff is quite friendly and the guests are, too. When it’s full, the place is a bit tight. Electricity was so undervoltage we had to monitor it very carefully. Wi-Fi was a bit spotty, but we saw a technician wandering the park one day. We were impressed that the park was paying attention to this service. Facilities were clean and well maintained. We camped at Bay Center / Willapa Bay KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2008 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The Bay Center/Willapa Bay KOA is located just off of highway 101 about 15 miles north of south Bend and 15 miles south of Raymond. The park is owner operated and good personal service was evident during our visit. The owner offered information regarding things to do in the area and came out to help spot me while I pulled into my site. The park’s gravel access roads and sites are all large, big rig friendly and easy to negotiate. The sites are boarder by grass and greenbelts populated by trees and shrubs native to the area. There is a short trail from the campground that takes you down to the beach. The really great attraction here is not so much the campground but is the picturesque village of Bay Center where the campground is located. We found Bay Center to be a charming fishing village that has yet to be discovered by any except the accidental tourist. The town appears to be dependant on the small fishing fleet and several oyster farms we passed on the way to the KOA. While there we enjoyed a good sea food dinner at the local restaurant and purchased a liter of freshly harvested local oysters from one of the oyster farms. Fellow RV’ers in a neighboring campsite had spent the day digging for clams on the nearby beach while others were enjoying crabs taken from the bay. We would advise anybody doing the Pacific coast trip or just looking for a great weekend camp spot to check out Willapa Bay and the KOA located at Center Bay. We camped at Bay Center / Willapa Bay KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice, quiet campground with lots of shade. The WiFi went down shortly after we arrived, but they got it fixed quickly and it worked well after that. Short walk through the woods to the beach on Willapa Bay. Beautiful location. It is off the beaten path and somewhat isolated, but that is a big part of the appeal. We will definitely stay here again. We camped at Bay Center / Willapa Bay KOA in a Motorhome.

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Motorhome Madness

Review Count: 7265
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 44

Overall Rating:      

Nice quiet campground in trees. Gravel pads. Some pull-thru sites available. Has a store and rec room. Behind the campground is a nature trail to Willapa Bay and a tidal mudflat beach. This area is known for its oysters and clams and they will "teach" you how to catch them if you ask. New manager was very pleasant and seemed to be a jack-of-all-trades. Restrooms and showers were clean and had safety locks. This campground
would be a good alternative if you can't get into one on the Long Beach peninsula and is about an hour's drive from the ocean beach. We camped at Bay Center / Willapa Bay KOA in a camper.

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