10 RV Parks near Carlton, Washington
Jul 2017 - $15.00
We had hoped to stay at this RV Park, and reserved a site the previous day. However, when we arrived and hooked up at our 30 Amp site, our voltage meter displayed 104 volts with NO appliances or anything on. We tested the system by briefly turning on our electric hot water heater, which dropped the voltage to 98. We tried plugging in to the adjacent vacant site. The same problem occurred. Although the camp host was very pleasant, he acknowledged that campers who "use a meter" have said that before (i.e. that the voltage is too low). Kindly, we explained we could not stay and risk our electrical appliances and we relocated to another campground in the area. - RDR
Jul 2017 - $20.00
Hate to give a bad review but it's about the facts. That said, it's not a good park. The people who run it are very nice and helpful but we weren't happy at all. We were booked for several nights but only stayed one. The 30 AMP power wasn't strong enough to run the AC and the TV. Forget about a microwave or hair dryer. The WiFi was non-existent. There are maybe 12 sites in the place with 9 or 10 being old full timers. The laundry was being worked on and didn't go into the restroom. - 2VetsRVing
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
Jul 2017 - $35.00
Very friendly staff, well kept park, large fenced yard for dogs, right on the river and quiet! Lots of trees for shade but still got satellite plus plenty of space between rigs. Sites are long and pretty level, definitely big rig friendly! Some pull through. - 2VetsRVing
Jun 2017 - $40.00
Nice park for a night or two. Basic full hookup. No cable, no pool or hot tub. Park is well maintained. Large fenced off-leash dog run. Quiet even though it is near the highway. Verizon signal good. Some older permanent Mobil homes in one part of the park. Nice river views from most all sites. - Bobco
May 2017 - $30.00
The owners were very friendly and helpful. There are long, level, gravel sites along the river (motohomes pull in forward for view out the front), and pull-throughs behind them off the river. Lots of trees give the sense of being in the forest. Each site has a fire pit. Twisp and Winthrop are small towns, but have everything you'd need. - ZoAnn
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
Jun 2017 - $1.00
We were camp hosts for this park. Three years ago the park was caught in the Carlton Complex fire, the largest in Washington's history (over 250,000 acres burned) and was nearly destroyed. Hundreds of ponderosa pine and shade trees were reduced to ashes. Since then, the park has been in recovery. New trees have been planted and the native sumac has returned. You can obviously still see the devastation but it now lends the park a very rustic atmosphere enhanced by the predominately tent camping site arrangements. With a few exceptions sites are gravel and mostly dry camp with nearby water. There are water/power sites as well and depending on location a choice of 50 or 30 amp. Very few FHU but there is a dump station. The main attraction is the namesake - Alta Lake with trout, kokonee salmon, and bass. There is a large marked swim area and a concessionaire stand for food, ice, and firewood. Personally, I feel the state mandated pricing is high as the park is still recovering from being wiped out. - DennisK
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 2017 - $41.00
Large park right on the Methow River. Super friendly owner. Laundry and bath immaculate. Very conveniently located in Winthrop. Sites are grass and mostly level. Would stay again. We didn't use the pool but it looked very nice. - cchall112
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
Jun 2017 - $37.00
This is our second stay here and we liked it more than last time. All sites are on an open grassy area. There are a few pull thru's, but most sites are back ins. Most are open, some are shaded. The bathrooms and showers are in excellent condition and very clean --- with lots of HOT water. Wifi was good even though we were on the far edge of the park. The park's location close to downtown Winthrop is a real bonus. We rate this park a solid eight (Higher ratings we reserve for paved roads and sites and places with more amenities). Two thumb's up --- We will come here again. - whizbang
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 - $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
Jun 2017 - $10.00
This was our second year camping here and always had great experience. This time we picked a "lake site" and it was super pretty. Very private came with a parking spot, close to the lake, fire pit and bench and jasmine trees all around. The restrooms were very clean and taken care of by the state park employees. The price was always reasonable, but book in advance! Did not use shower myself, but looked clean as well. Easy access to Chelan town. Will return again! - Lucie Jiraskova
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