Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $40.00
Lots of tall trees and shade which was very nice. Many of the sites are smooshed next to each other. The road is a bit narrow in sections when going to the middle section. Only saw staff a couple times but it was quiet, so that's understandable I guess. Play ground in midst of sites was minimal. Kids didn't like that very much. Playground at day use area was much better. Enjoyed the hiking/biking trails around park. We camped at Seaquest State Park in a Tent Trailer.
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Tow Vehicle Parking
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Also appreciated how close the park is to the Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center run by the state. Very nice center.
We stayed here for 3 nights in the RV loop in site T8. The sites are a tad tight, but in good light, with pretty surroundings and a trail nearby. This was a great base-point for local activities, such as the Mt. St. Helens visitor centers, Silver Lake and more. The trail around the visitor center was very nice. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Seaquest State Park in a Travel Trailer.
We dry camped. Beautiful sites in heavily forested area, very tall trees. Dark even in the daytime. Peaceful. Be aware that campfire smoke cannot rise through this dense tree canopy and stays on the ground. This caused us some allergy problems. There are full hookup sites in an area that has been cleared so few trees. We camped at Seaquest State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $11.00
Park was lovely with well-maintained trails. I stayed in the dry camping loop. Sites were quite private but not very level. Will definitely stay here again and stay longer. We camped at Seaquest State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $47.00
Arrived at the park in the mid-day heat. Unhooked, plugged in and got the AC going. Went out for a bit and came back to find the trailer a little cooler, but not what we were used to. A few minutes later the Ranger knocks on our door and apologizes for the power going out. What?!?! Apparently the 8 spots in our section of the full hookup section are on an "old breaker" that kept blowing. She said they'd reimburse us to the next level of service down: $2. Wow! The campground is old and cramped. Seems like Washington State is suffering pretty badly right now, so that may be the reason, but we decided that we'll just use private CG's there on our way to Oregon. Fee is based on CG fee/reservation fee/non-resident fee. We camped at Seaquest State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $30.00
It was the end of the season, and the park seemed run down (a sign of the times for state parks?). It's in an appealing woodsy setting. The tent camp sights are more attractive than the RV sites which appear to be not well maintained. The restroom/shower closest to the RV area has been recently upgraded. You need tokens for the showers. But that said, we enjoyed a peaceful stay and I would return. The location provides excellent access to Mt. St. Helens. We camped at Seaquest State Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $28.00
In winter, part of the park is closed down. If you are traveling in the winter and want full hookups (w/e/s), then stay in the "T" section at the top of the hill. The water faucets are insulated. The good news is, all the sites in "T" section are pull-through. The bad news is, they are rather close together, but there is some grass for separation. But basically, unless you are at the end, you are in a situation of "your front yard is someone's back yard." On the other hand, if you don't need the full hookups, you can stay in the loop that is open. The spots here are either back-in or pull through, and have more "separation." You can either dry camp in non-hookup sites, or just have electric (the water in this loop is shut off). If you have an "electric only" site, it costs $27. Although some of the campsites can accommodate big rigs, need to warn you of this: If you stay in the "loops" the road is quite narrow! You might need vaseline to make sure you sneak through between the trees on either side of the driving area. This park does have some very nice "buddy" sites if you like to camp with a friend. (Or, alternatively, the "oh heck we are stuck next to you because we couldn't get another site," depending on your point of view). This park also has some fabulous Yurts for wintertime camping. The ranger showed me one, they are quite nice and have heaters. However, they are about $60 or so with sales tax. The one bad thing is you can't park your car at your Yurt. You have to park outside the Yurt village. This park also has some nice hiking trails. And the best thing, it's across the street from the Mt. St. Helens Visitor's Center. Worth a visit. We camped at Seaquest State Park in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful park situated in a dense forest of huge trees and located directly across the road from Mt. St. Helens Vistor Center. Manuvering big rigs might be a problem as the roads are small with growth on each side. Unfortunately, it has some nonsensical practices that only a government entity could practice and stay in business. The showers require tokens: something you do not know until you are ready to step in the shower and the tokens are only available at the entrance, a good piece from the showers. Once we were set up at our site, we learned they spray for mesquitos on Wednesday and Sunday, anytime "from dusk to midnight." You can tell them not to spray your site: as if someone is going to stay up to possibly midnight to do so. We camped at Seaquest State Park in a Travel Trailer.
This older park has sixteen full-hookup sites. That is the good news. The bad news is that they are jammed in too closely, rank and file in an open area, offering no privacy. If you can live with electric and water only, they have some nice sites. Beware some of the interior roads - they are dirt (mud when it rains, which is often). This place is actually closer to Silver Lake than to Castle Rock. We camped at Seaquest State Park in a Travel Trailer.
There are not many sites suitable for big rigs but they do exist on the limited services loop. We had site #37, dry, which is at least 60' long but quite narrow for slide outs. Nice big pad with table, fire ring & plenty space for a tent behind the parking area. Yes, the loop road is narrow, slippery when wet too. Overall a very pretty if old campground. We camped at Seaquest State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
This state park is very close to Mt. St. Helens and across the highway from the first visitors center. There is an area of full hookups and a more traditional camping area with E, W/E and no hookup sites. The full hookup area is wide open with easy access and level sites. The rest of the campground is wooded. There are a few Yurts available as well. The restrooms were clean. The shower is operational thru tokens available at the entry booth. Overall this is a nice park with easy access to I-5 and Mt. St. Helens. We camped at Seaquest State Park in a Tent.
Date of Stay: February, 2010 - $28.00
As state parks go this one is one of the oldest in Washington according to one of the volunteers here. If you are driving a big rig (37' or longer) I would HIGHLY recommend you don't drive through the campground loops. We were dangerously tight getting through with our 37' Class A because of the trees. I did see evidence of scrapes on several trees by others that weren't as careful as we were. If you have a large rig head straight to the end to the trailer parking section which is all pull through sites. However even this area is tight for maneuvering and when things are wet the area becomes muddy and mucky. Lately our state has been closing down parks due to budget problems and I have seen nicer parks being closed. If you have a small rig or truck camper you might like it here. If you have a big rig, drive on by. Also the RV dump station was closed when we visited. Most all sites are in dense trees so you will see little sun and satellite dishes are all but useless. We camped at Seaquest State Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $32.00
Lovely and large pull through campsite with water and power. We were in site #4 and would select this one again. The dump was conveniently located on the way out. We didn't use the showers because we couldn't find it!! They weren't even marked on the park map. On the way out, we finally located the shower but it was a very long way from our campsite. This campground is probably best if you are fully self contained (or don't care about showers!). Even so, we'd stay here again. We camped at Seaquest State Park in a Fifth Wheel.