10 Parks near Carlton, Washington
Aug 2015 - $15.00
Clean park, old school. all hook ups. grass, showers and bathrooms functional and clean. Camp hosts friendly and helpful. level spot. very good wifi. we would camp here again. - Jim Lee
Sep 2014 - $30.00
Very friendly staff, free firewood! No TV signal, pretty small town so a good overnight stop on the way to Spokane. - John WD Smith
Aug 2011 - $30.00
Very nice people! Small park right on hwy 97/153 in the town of Carlton. Easy Access. Looks like there are several long-term renters there. - Sun~n~Snow
Aug 2016 - $35.00
The sites are gravel and dirt. Easy in and out, but the sites were extremely close together. The location is good it's a good jumping off spot to drive through the North Cascades. Lots of trees and shade. It was fine for an overnight, but we felt a bit pricey for what you got. - fulltime birders
Jul 2015 - $30.00
Campground hosts are very nice people who do what they can to accommodate. Good space between sites, grounds kept up. We stayed here in July 2015 in a Class A for about 10 days. Town of Twisp is also a fun place to visit the local pub. - katsuey
Jun 2015 - $37.00
We have used this park for many years and it remains one of our favorites. So much depends on what your expectations are. This park is basic but the location is great!
We take advantage of the Methow River for tubing and relaxing...a short walk from any campsite. The owners are most personable people and great camp hosts. Cable TV...there is none. In fact there is no cable anywhere in the Methow Valley. This is a none issue with us.
A very serene and quiet park. We woke up to deer grazing in the park quite often. People also like to fish this river if that interests you.
We look forward to our next visit! - Alpenlite35RK
Aug 2011 - $31.00
This campground is all about boat access, because that's your only way to get in the water. There is a tiny swimming area that is really only good for small kids, but unless you have a boat there's no other water access here. The people were super nice and the facilities were clean. The campground is also pretty far away from Chelan, but there is a nice store in the campground for ice and firewood, etc. I thought the sites were too crowded, and there were a lot of tents on each campsite. - amandaHoops
Sep 2016 - $30.00
The rating reflects value for money. At 30$ for a dry site we feel this place to be way overpriced. We stayed after Labor Day, so one loop was already closed. Like one of the previous reviewers experienced, we got confused by the signage and drove past the camping loops into a residential area. Luckily we only have a Truck Camper. Good luck if you pull a trailer back there.
The sites turned out to be small and unlevel, offering no privacy. The Wifi was barely usable. The best thing was the quietness at night.
Water taps are around and a dump station is on the way out.
We will not come back. - TheSchweitzers
Jun 2014 - $27.00
Very nice park and well maintained in all areas. Bathrooms clean. Nice grass area for outdoor activities, yet lots of "woodsy" type sites. Great fishing and nice swimming area. - Weedmans
May 2014 - $25.00
This park got great reviews in two of our camping guide books, so we decided to give it a try, but were somewhat disappointed. On the plus side, the park is pretty, nestled along the shore of Alta Lake with some sites in the pines and some in more open, and exposed areas closer to the lake. There are three loops. Loop 1 is in the woods with a variety of site sizes. It's pretty and there is some privacy, but you have to walk a ways to the lake. Loop 3 is also in the woods and has some pretty sites, but most are very small and suitable only for tent campers. Loop 2 is more open and down near the lake with some sites being right on the shoreline. There is not much privacy in this loop and the access road is narrow with tight corners. Some of the sites here are large and some are quite small. Most of these sites would be very hot in the summer, but of course you could always cool off with a swim in the lake! This loop also has some electric/water hook-up sites in what is basically a parking lot, but if you're OK with that you would have some views of the lake. On the negative side, this park now uses Washington State Parks' new variable pricing structure with different fees for Popular, Basic ,and Economy sites which you have to sort out for yourself. Also, there is no way to know which sites are available for the night except by copying down the list of open sites posted at the unstaffed entrance station, then drive to pick out your site and then walk or drive all the way back to the entrance station to put your fee in the drop-box. Why not have a drop box in each loop? Washington State Parks are increasingly understaffed with systems that are not designed for the ease of the camper. This campground has flush toilets and coin-op showers. The showers were clean but definitely showing their age. The lake is pretty, but there are lots of summer homes lining the far shore that detracts from the natural beauty in my opinion. Fishing is good judging by the success of the folks in our neighboring campsite. - BruceandKathyWA
Sep 2016 - $41.00
We have stayed in this park several times before and it has always been top notch. The staff is friendly and helpful. The park is well laid out with plenty of shade tree. The driveways are well graded gravel and easy to navigate. The sites are large, level with grass, a picnic table and fire pit. We will return. - 2WArvers
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This was a lovely KOA. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Our daughter and family were in a cabin and she put us in a spot behind them. We backed into the spot but all the hook-ups were by the road. Good thing we had long cords. She said we could have driven straight in but then it could have been difficult to hook up.again if the grassy area was being used.
I was disappointed that there was no safe way to get down to the river. People had made paths down a steep bank to the river but it was not safe to take small kids down and once there, no shore to play on.
The pool was very nice and we spent all afternoon in it trying to cool off from the 99degree heat. They had a small playground that our 3yr old granddaughter liked to play at.
The sites were fairly close together but there was no one next to us so it felt like a large space. I would probably request a pull-thru next time.
Staff were always watering and moving sprinklers to keep the grass green.
I would stay here again if I were in the area. - Rorygirl
Jul 2016 - $65.00
This is a beautiful paek, and although we stayed in a cabin, the rv sites looked well spaced out. The only complaint is that the river is obscured by a row of tent campers. Close to town but far enough away to be quiet. - MeetTheGriswolds
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Campground has level, spacious, grassy pads. Nicely shaded and walking distance from downtown. Black tail deer roamed the campground, which was nice. The bathrooms are new but are only 2 rooms and showers are not free. Friendly staff. I would stay here again. - G&S Smith
Sep 2016 - $38.00
This is a wonderful park! The owner, is very friendly and helpful. The sites are all on grass and many have great views. We checked in, unknowingly, during a vintage trailer event. Things were hectic, but the owner made sure we got into our site and hooked up ok, then invited us to the pot luck dinner that night. The next day most of the vintage trailer folks left and it was pretty quiet, but she invited us to eat the left overs from the pot luck the night before, so basically she fed us the whole time we were there! We almost felt like family! If we are ever back in this area, we will definitely stay here again! This is a very well kept park that shows a pride of ownership. - Admiral II
Aug 2016 - $23.00
This is a beautiful park with FHU sites for RV's to grassy tent sites. Owner's keep it in tip top shape, very clean and manicured landscape. Easy walk to town on the boardwalk through the nearby museum. Quiet, safe and friendly campers of all kinds enjoying nature and surroundings. Fellow RV'er informed us of the nearby "Smoke Jumpers" base for a free tour and visit with the team. Excellent and informative visit. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat - this place is one of the nicest we've been to traveling all over the country. Didn't use showers but know they take coins and are very clean. Laundry in same building, clean and in good condition. - Full-timers
Aug 2016 - $38.00
Upon check-in I was greeted by a very friendly lady. When I asked about backing the trailer into the spot she immediately offered to send someone to help back us in. Boy, was I glad I took her up on it. He had to ask the people next door to move their truck so we had room to maneuver. The places are SO close together. We were in one of the two upper loops. Terrible location. Hard to get into and neighbors within 3 ft of us. If you stay there ask for a site by the lake. They have some pull- thru spots and the spots on the grass have more room between them.
The lake was beautiful and people were boating, SUP, fishing. We enjoyed watching the moon come up over the water and seeing lots of bats catching insects. - Rorygirl
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Park is situated on Pearrygin Lake a short distance from Winthrop. The lake had a moderate temperature and offered fishing, swimming and water sports. Nearby Winthrop is great for browsing. The park sites are close in and there seemed to be a number of sites with both RVs and tents packed together. Lots of shade trees and grass make for a beautiful setting. This park offers a good destination for families and tourists. - Doug Toye
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Bad service because reservations said, "space #57 best for satellite reception". Uh, no. No Phone, no TV. Only the guy with a 50' cord, on his satellite tripod, and parked on the end has a dish out. Wifi is exasperating. The AT&T tower burned up in a fire. So, that being said, it's pretty, baby trout are biting, etc., etc.. Landscapers are everywhere. - Heathersdesk
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Lovely park near Winthrop WA. This state park has recently expanded, acquiring an old private fishing camp. Beautiful hilly terrain and a clear lake that is just right for kayaking. When reserving sites look at the A and B loops. The C loop sits on the shores of the recently acquired fishing camp and is not up to usual standards. The Parks folks told me they had an improvement plan on the horizon for this section. Many sites are not level here - bring extra blocks but the trade off is fabulous views. On the AB loop the best sites are at the bottom of the hill right on the water (36-45) or on the inside of the loop road on the central grassy lawn. The outside sites are pull-throughs and while they abut forest, the sites tend to be hard scrabble. Beware at the dump station of the sign placed in just the perfect location to scrape the side of your rig as you exit. Lots of deer in the campground - just lovely. - Janet H
May 2016 - $15.00
You must stop at the entrance station when you enter the park, whether you have a reservation or not (we didn't). If you don't have a reservation you must get a list of available sites from the ranger on duty or if no one is there copy down the site numbers from a list that's posted outside the entrance station (hint: use your cell phone to snap a picture of the list). Sites have different rates based on if they're considered Premium, Choice, Basic, etc. It's a confusing system.
In our case when we stopped at the entrance station a nice lady was there to help us. Unfortunately she seemed to be new to the job and had some trouble answering our questions. She finally gave us a list of about a half-dozen sites available for one night and off we went to select one. We noticed at least two really nice sites right on the water that were unoccupied and had no reservation tags on them, but since they weren't on the list the employee had given us, we passed them up. Turned out they were available after all but we didn't discover that until the next morning.
We camped in the East Campground which is nicely groomed with lots of grass and big trees. There are restrooms, showers and a dump station. If you don't have a water/electric site you will have trouble filling your fresh water tank if you need to because although there are water spigots throughout the park none of them are threaded so you can't attach a hose. We finally pulled into an empty hook-up site to fill our tank. - BruceandKathyWA
Apr 2014 - $37.00
There isn't much privacy between sites, but the sites are nice and large! We were there off season and were able to have our dogs swim in the lake, not sure if they could do that during the busy time of year. The park is quiet and there are lots of birds and wildlife to enjoy. We used the park as a base to do some day trips into Twisp and Winthrop. We would definitely come back again! We stayed in the East campground. - TGordon
May 2013 - $32.00
This is an older city run park and not suitable for big rigs. It was near empty during our stay so we were able to maneuver into one of the pull-through spaces. The 30 amp only service sags to 105 Volts with just a light load, water pressure is OK but the sewer hookups are a bit of a challenge. Satellite TV and Internet were OK. - JScott
Sep 2016 - $39.00
Had been 27 years since I had visited, and tent camped a lot here. Park has made some good improvements in the RV area, but only one side of the strip. Tent site have been much improved too. My RV site was not one of the improved site. Those overlook a grass field, concrete patio, and driveway. Mine was level, gravel, and dirt. Site wasn't too close to friendly neighbors, cell service is good. This time of year buy firewood ahead of time as park store is closed for the season. New boat parking, new docks, still a nice beach area. I would come back. - NXTSTOP
Aug 2016 - $54.00
Pricey during prime-time, and our site was very un-level. We stayed one night. $49 + $5 booking fee. The City is workin' this nice park for all they can get! But it's a nice park, with a beach, the sites are spacious, and it's well-maintained and operated. So let's call it a good value.
We stayed in a large pull-thru site, # 24-2. The half dozen sites in this block were not leveled when they were built, so it's asphalt on sloping ground. Bring blocks and work at it when you arrive and you'll be fine. Most sites around the park are on more level ground. - Kmuinch
Jul 2014 - $35.00
This is fantastic on the south end of Lake Chelan near the town of Chelan. They have recently redone the RV sites so that they are paved, wider, and have upgraded wiring. Those are numbers 1-17. The sites across the street 18-35 roughly) are smaller. They accommodate smaller trailers (24') and have only 20 amp and water. The swimming area is great and you can rent paddle boards there or wave runners closer to town. There is a store that sells everything from breakfast to ice cream to inflatables. It is convenient but expensive. Our kids had a great time. I do wish that they had a at least one ranger patrolling at night. At times, a few other campers were loud and one or two had roaring wood fires when fires were banned due to the wildfires. Reserve early, this place fills up many months in advance for the summer. - jjwsfgiants