5409 N Darrk Ln
Bow, Washington 98232
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Sites: 262
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 48.56760
Longitude: -122.34595

Elevation: 308' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly no
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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Review Count: 91
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here again this year for our "week out" of the park that's closer to our family. It's a long drive from here to Everett, but there aren't many choices and this one's free for us as 30-year Leisure Time members (the name of this group of campgrounds before Thousand Trails purchased them). We struggled to find a spot that was long enough for us, but finally managed to get to one in the E section - it looks like they've recently done some grading of sites in there; lots of wood/tree debris pushed around. That section is entered with a very steep downhill part, but we managed OK in our 68' rig. Our site was fairly easy to back into, but not very level. We didn't use any of the amenities this time except the bathroom, and two of the centrally located bathrooms were closed - one had porta-potties outside. They have four others, one near the pool. It was some problem with the electricity, people were getting shocked in the showers! They had been dealing with the electric company for some time and not getting very far it seems. As mentioned before, this park is long and parallels the freeway, so expect some noise. It's fairly constant, which makes it like white noise. Lots of trees, it's a wooded, rustic experience. Sites are first-come, first served. Don't expect a sewer site, there are only 17 of those. They'll put you on a waiting list, but who wants to move once you're already set up? Just plan on using your own tanks and their bathrooms. The dump station is awkward for rigs as big as ours, we dumped at the rest area on I-5. Southbound there's one near Arlington and another near Marysville, with multiple dump lanes and easy access. Northbound, there's one just past the freeway entrance from the campground. You can actually see it from the campground if you hike around the perimeter trail. Drive out Bow Rd across the freeway and you can turn right at the Bow Post Office intersection at Hwy 11 and be on Chuckanut Drive. It's a nice drive with views of the water, and a state park. The drive ends in Bellingham, a nice place to explore. College town, so plenty of cheap and interesting places to eat and drink. We camped at Mt. Vernon Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E-18
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

We had previously stayed at this campground in Sept 2017 - it was quite rainy then, so we did not spend much time outside our rig. This time, we stayed only 2 days, but we had friends come to visit so we spend a good time outside the rig. Even though the traffic noise on I-5 was definitely noticeable, it wasn't so loud as to make conversation difficult outside the rig. We camped at Mt. Vernon Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E27
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is right along I-5, so although you cannot see it, you can hear traffic pretty continuously. Friends had cautioned us to have the windows down in the Jeep when we were selecting a site so we would hear whether the traffic noise was disturbing. We knew that the site had traffic noise, but thought that with the windows closed on the bus, we wouldn't hear it... it wasn't so loud as to be disruptive, but it was constant. The campground is very wooded and very long - if you select a site in the back, just driving in and out of the campground can take a while (at 5 MPH). Our nightly rate was $0 as Thousand Trails Family Courtesy Card holders. We camped at Mt. Vernon Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C10
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

We enjoyed driving to Anacortes - Washington Park was a nice drive with pullouts with nice views of the islands. Snow Goose Produce for "immodest" scoops of ice cream - one scoop is *plenty*! But... they will close after the first weekend in October for the winter.

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Review Count: 91
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: August, 2017
Overall Rating:

This campground is Thousand Trails, and as such was set up for family camping many years ago. Amenities are older, and some could use some sprucing up, but overall the place was clean. Very dusty, but they were having a record dry spell when we were there, so it's to be expected. Obviously it would be enormously expensive and wasteful to try to "water" the roads. I'm sure they have the opposite problem when it's raining the rest of the year! There aren't any sewer hookups, so even though they may advertise them, there's only 17 out of over 200 sites and the long-term purchasers have snapped those up. Expect a more rustic camping experience, lots of trees, a nice pool-kiddie pool-hot tub area, mini-golf that could use a bit of an update, and good playground facilities. The clubhouse was very nice, and the little store there had the basics. All-in-all, a very good place to spend a couple weeks if you're a member and need to stay in the area. We camped at Mt. Vernon Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B51
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There's a little mom and pop restaurant in Burlington in the outlet complex, Curious Chef, that was good enough to go back to. All fresh made there, great homemade desserts.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $3.00
Overall Rating:

Overall this TT campground was pretty good. Most sites are only W/E, but the bathrooms are spaced well and in good condition. As many reviews note, the roads are definitely dusty if its not raining. Sites and spacing are generally good, some sites available with more sun, some with more shade.

Our biggest problem was the electric, which couldn't handle the draw when the weather spiked into the upper-80s and had people running (multiple) ACs. We camped at Mt. Vernon Thousand Trails in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Location is pretty quiet, but an easy drive to Mt Vernon and Burlington for anything you could need.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

First time using a Thousand Trails site, so did not understand how it works! First timers ask lots of questions! Found out upon arrival that the site did not include dump services, water and electric only, fortunately a dump site on the grounds. At check-in we were told to go pick out our own site, which took us an hour of driving through the grounds to finally find a suitable open site. The worst part DUST! People in general drive slowly, but even at 5 mph clouds of dust blow, all the plants around our site are covered with dust. Moments ago a large class A drive by exceeding the speed limit creating a huge cloud of dust everywhere! The pool and Jacuzzi are full of children, so not welcoming for 55+ travelers. Will avoid 1000 Trails in the future!! We camped at Mt. Vernon Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B-10
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Poor signage... Proceed past casino before you find directions. Freeway noise if you choose a site on the outside edge.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

The camp was very overcrowded, and the Hot Tub or Spa was closed which is the reason for the 7 on the review. There was also lots of traffic noise at 1/4 of the campsites located next to I-5 corridor. We camped at Mt. Vernon Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

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

The dust here is significant, the roads should have been paved/oiled long ago. Our new RV received layers of dust in the new window ledges quickly. VERY hard to breath when outside due to all the traffic dust. 2 out of 3 staff members seemed stern. Checking in: more intense than I was ready for, for this was supposed to be a fun visit. The proof of insurance requirement we've never faced anywhere before for a short stay surprised us; we were unaware of this requirement at reservation time or website. Left you feeling stressed out, "What if we didn't have the insurance?" If it's on their website, it wasn't visible to us. We also were not told while making the reservation that there were no sewer-available slots. Front desk offers a slot map with the yellow slots supposedly containing sewer availability; all others must go to a dump station no matter how large the RV is. Desk staff circled 2 as possibly available, with sewer. This map is misleading for we found every single sewer site had fully set up rigs appearing to have been there quite a while & not going anywhere any time soon. I was disappointed at the misleading nature of the map. Ours is 36-40 feet, it was an undertaking to haul this enormous RV to waste dump.

The roads are WAY WAY too dusty, and this is no kidding REALLY DUSTY here: for breathing, for cleanliness for your RV, etc. It was miserable even walking out to get into the truck to go to town. I would not want to stay here again.

50 amp plug electrical hookups, there are none. We used a 50 to 30 adapter and watched the use of electrical things inside so we didn't cause a short.

This park is a long way from Anacortes and isn't Mt. Vernon. We traveled about 25 minutes to Anacortes each day.

Positives, the park is forested, has a kind of neat feel about that aspect. The last day (June 12), we found a positive-natured employee supportive of our need to depart a little later due to some hitch mechanical issue. We camped at Mt. Vernon Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
B22 or B24
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

There is a Skagit Casino buffet nearby with seafood Friday, and a cafe. Fuel is cheaper closer to Anacortes, WA, than at the Skagit Casino station. Lots of seafood markets in town with good, fresh, crab, halibut, and salmon. There are many good restaurants and a Walmart can be traveled to. It is a beautiful location by the sea with many mountain and to the beach drives you can take. Anacortes is a peaceful area with beautiful ocean.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

This is a pretty typical TT resort, except for the fact that it is one of the very few (on the west coast anyway) that have strong WiFi in the lodge. Very wooded, lots of sites, but as always, first come first served. Try and show up on Thursdays before the weekend, or on Sundays after the weekend crowds have dispersed. A handful of full hookup sites, and be sure to check out the electrical stand for good power before completely setting up.

Close to regular shopping in Mt. Vernon, great view of Mt. Baker from the entrance drive. We camped at Mt. Vernon Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

First...this park is not located in nor close to Mount Vernon tho their mailing address might, indeed, be Mount Vernon. Second...hard to find unless you follow specific instructions provided by park staff. There are virtually NO signs to help direct you. Third...the roads thru the park are dirt with light gravel. That is fine if you don't mind dust and dirt. We drove in with a clean large motorhome with tow and proceeded to drive up/down/around the hills looking for a space large enough to handle our rig. We found many trailers and tents but few large rigs in this good size park. When we left my rig was clean no more. I would say this is not a bigger rig friendly park and not for seniors like myself. I'm also with understanding that this park is no longer a Thousand Trails campground, but I could be wrong. And as mentioned, the name of Mount Vernon is very misleading for anyone expecting to be in the general vicinity of Mount Vernon. We camped at Mt. Vernon Thousand Trails in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

The pool is nice and big and heated perfectly. The bathroom shower area one walks through to enter the pool is dated and dark with missing tiling etc. Do not count on your GPS system to get you there or you will end up at the old entrance far away in the woods which is closed. Another person was following us having the same problem. Just head for the casino and keep on going. You will then reach the entrance which just looks like a large RV storage facility. We camped at Mt. Vernon Thousand Trails in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
loop B
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This park looses points for being so hard to find - no highway signage and even as you approach the park the only sign says "No Through Road". Sites really vary in quality - they're all private, nice wooded setting, but some are level, others not, small, large, you name it. Maintenance not the best - my tap was missing the knob, replaced with a rusty old set of pliers, probably been there a long time. This section of I-5 has very few options for good parks so, yes, I would probably stay here again. Not a ringing endorsement of Thousand Trails though. We camped at Mt. Vernon Thousand Trails in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade, Covered Forested
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Love the sites and the layout. You can pick your site and the area is great for walking around the park and finding the trails around it. We really hope they get the pool permanently fixed. Problems with it through out the summer cause a lot of people not to come back. We camped at Mt. Vernon Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Very friendly staff, unfortunately we arrived the day after the pool and hot tub closed! No wifi at the site, shaded trees, nice sized site. We camped at Mt. Vernon Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 131
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: May, 2014
Overall Rating:

Rate is member rate. Getting there is a bit of a leap of faith. You exit I-5 onto Bow Hill Road and make your way to the campground without a single road sign. Not only that, but you turn at what appears to be only the entrance to the Skagit Casino. The road is marked as the entrance to the casino, there’s a “dead end” sign, and you basically drive a road that is part of the casino parking lot. At the northern end of the parking lot, you continue down a road marked “no thru way.” It looks for the world as if you are headed for an overflow parking lot for the casino. Then, at the end of that road, lo and behold, you’ve arrived at a large, “hidden,” campground. The roads through the campground are wide, gravel roads that are in pretty good shape. Many of the campsites are both deep and wide, big enough for most any rig. Many are cut into the woods, providing a great deal of privacy (but making it nearly impossible to get a satellite TV signal). There are some sewer hookup sites on the western side of the campground. They are pretty popular but there’s a price to pay for using them: not only will it be a challenge to get satellite TV at most of them, they are also situated quite close to the busy and noisy Interstate. The eastern side of the campground is quieter with no sewer connect but RVers in one section in particular (nicknamed “satellite row”) have a better than average chance of getting a satellite signal. Some of those sites are more crowded together than those in the rest of the campground. It’s quieter on the eastern side most of the time. The exception is Saturday evenings. Just below the campground is a raceway that’s in full swing on all but winter Saturday nights. The noise of the cars and announcers is very loud. The campground has a nice Activity Center and large, heated pool. These are out near the entrance – quite a walk from most of the campsites. We heard reports of people having low electrical voltage but we were fine. I had a decent 4G cell data signal but it was having problems and would go away once in a while. We camped at Mt. Vernon Thousand Trails in a Fifth Wheel.

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