38 RV Parks near Coupeville, Washington
Sep 2017 - $1.00
Update to my review from 2010. Still great views across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, although this years regional wildfires limited the blue skies and made for fiery red sunsets. The park has removed some of the trees, making it easier to maneuver our 35ft Class A through the main loop. The staff and volunteers at the park keep it spotless, and as with most parks, they have upgraded to 50 amp electrical. They still do not have sewer, nor a dump station. The nearest dump site is at Deception Pass State Park, but every time we camp we just dump our tanks at Camping World in Burlington or one of the State dump stations along I-5 near Marysville, WA. Broadcast TV was still marginal, but adequate over my old 'batwing' antenna, but I'd be curious to see what campers with one of the new 'JACK' antennas finds. I tried putting my Dish Tailgater in several spots around our site, and even on top of my rig, to get some level of coverage - but was not able to pick up a single Echostar bird, so you'll have to rely on OTA HD broadcasts. Cell service with 4G LTE on Sprint was non-existent, and my phone kept trying to roam internationally to the Victoria BC towers 2o miles away. (I could pick up 3G from the Port Townsend towers, and Sprint support reps said they are planning upgrades to Whidbey Island in 2018 to cover these gaps.) AT&T had one bar of 4GLTE, and I was able to get online streaming Netflix and play some online video games. As my wife is fond of saying, we camp to disconnect from the world, and Fort Ebey State Park certainly is the place to do that. - NavyStore
May 2017 - $35.00
Fort Ebey, on Whidbey Island, is yet another WWII military installation that was turned into a Washington State park. It is on a bluff high above Puget Sound, and has great views of Puget Sound, loads of hiking trails and WWII bunkers for the kids to crawl around on. The campground is quite nice. We came here on a weekend in August once. It was packed and noisy, as would be expected on a summer weekend anywhere near Seattle. On a weekday in early May, however, we have the place pretty much to ourselves. The campground is wooded. Trees and bushes between nearly every site. A combination of back in and pull through sites. There are a handful of sites that are appropriate for bigger rigs, but the trees make driving and parking any big rig a challenge. In general, the pull through sites on the outside of the loop have more space and better views. The sites inside the loop are...cozy. Washington state park campsite prices reflect the site location. We paid $35 for a "premium" site with hookups. "Economy" sites without hookups are $20. About ten sites have 30A power and water. These are all the largest sites furthest from the bluff. The sites are more or less level. Restrooms are not fancy, but are clean. The biggest downside to this place is the lack of dump station. There's no dump station anywhere nearby. There's one at Deception Pass, half an hour north, that is available for free with your camping slip, and a county park 5 miles to the south that is $5. We were able to get some Seattle TV channels, but reception was marginal. The trees would make satellite reception unlikely. With our WeBoost, we had good AT&T reception, and marginal Verizon. Without the WeBoost, AT&T was marginal, and the Verizon phone could have been left at home. - AnnP
May 2015 - $29.00
Previous reviewers pretty well said it all, it hasn't changed. Some sites have water & electric, ours didn't, not a problem for a 3 night stay as we have a genny and genny hours are fair at 8:00AM-10:00PM. I Feel price (includes res. and out of state use fee) pushing the limit for a dry site. I would have rated higher if the price was better and a dump station was onsite. - Procarver
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Park doesn't do reservations after 9/15 until sometime in the spring. New clean restroom and shower building. Watched the ferries arrive and depart. Went up to the old fort and found a TV show being filmed (season finale for Z Nation). Lots of deer and rabbits. Saw a surfaced submarine being escorted out of the Sound. I recommend ferry reservations. We didn't have one and had to wait for the next ferry. - Mary E
Dec 2015 - $1.00
The campground area is basically a big, flat spit with a paved main road and gravel sites. None of the pull-through sites have hookups, but the views are outstanding. Generators are allowed during certain hours. The hook-up sites are in a long oblong and are all back-in. There is reasonable space between sites, but there is nothing but grass and gravel between sites, so no privacy. The restroom was spotless. Showers are $.50 (two quarters) for 3 minutes and the lights are on a sensor, so you may be surprised by the lights going out after you start your shower. When the check-in hut is staffed, or the host is available, tokens can be purchased for the showers.
The ferries do not blow their horns to announce arrival and departure, so are fairly quiet, sounding similar to a train when coming and going. There is no noise associated with loading and unloading and it is actually nice to see the boats coming and going.
The beach is outstanding, and the bluff above the campground has an amazing array of WWII structures put in place to protect the coast. You can spend a day wandering among these structures and imagining what life must have been like for the many soldiers stationed here.
We spent New Year's Eve here and it was blissfully quiet. - rfarkle
Oct 2015 - $13.00
This is a very popular state park that is hard to get into without reservations in the summer. In the shoulder season and during the winter there are no reservations and it's first come, first served. On nice weekends, it can be hard to get into even during the off-season. We came in on a Thursday afternoon and all the hook-up sites (water and electric only) were already taken, as were the best view sites. Still, we were able to get a site with a nice view of the water and the ferry landing. In my opinion the non-hook-up sites are the best because they have the best views and are the most spacious. Washington State parks now have a tiered fee system at their parks (at least some of them anyway). This means that sites are various prices depending on whether they are deemed to be Premium, View or Economy sites. The best thing about this park is the easy access to the ferry which goes over to the charming Victorian town of Port Townsend. It's an easy walk to the ferry from the campground and the walk-on fares are very reasonable. There is no dump station at Fort Casey, but there are dump stations at Fort Ebey and Deception Pass State Parks and they are free if you've been camping at Fort Casey. - BruceandKathyWA
Sep 2017 - $25.00
SAD NEWS....THIS PARK WILL CLOSE, PERMANENTLY, ON OCT 15, 2017. The city is expanding the harbor area and eliminating the RV park. - Tessa & Toadee on the Road
Jul 2017 - $25.00
Stayed here in the past before construction which cut the park in half. It is a good city park, well placed, pleasant except for homeless people and kids sometimes act out. This location, Windjammer park is where lots of activities by the city occur. You can get car shows, Thursday evening concerts by the town band playing big band favorites. Location is great, there is local bus service except on Sunday, that is free and you can go all over the island if you are patient and don't mind the bus. Good restaurants, grocery stores, ect. Nice small town. For us it is really not a camping experience, but a nice place to set up and enjoy all the hookups and civilization after weeks on the road boon-docking on the road up and back from Alaska. - smokeyd
Sep 2016 - $25.00
Staysail campground is co-located in Windjammer City Park, right on the harbor. It is a first come/first served park (they do not take reservations). If you are fortunate to be on the end, closest to the beach, the views are magnificent -- on clear days you can see both Mt. Baker and Mt Rainier. The park has free WiFi and recycles everything except glass (which can be recycled at the Safeway). You can walk to Safeway, Walmart and several good restaurants and coffee shops. There is a car wash, that accommodates large RVs, on the next block and the 'historic downtown' is only two blocks away.
Windjammer City Park has lots of lush grass, apple trees, public restrooms, a nice pavilion and picnic areas; there's a paved walking path along the shore line and its very popular with families. There are frequently free events scheduled in the park.
The general parking area (for the City Park) is adjacent to the RV park so traffic can be heavy. There are also a lot of folks who don't seem to understand the concept of picking up after your dog. Unfortunately, Oak Harbor has a large homeless population and they congregate in Windjammer Park. While we were there, the police visited almost daily in response to calls from the public. I'm sorry to say, on two different days, the police resorted to pulling their weapons; one of those was at the rig parked next to ours. - Tessa & Toadee on the Road
Apr 2018 - $48.00
Stayed in site 311. We parked facing the water so it put our hookups on the opposite side. It worked well for us because it gave us a great view. It was windy and stormy and it was fabulous. The park isn't fancy by any means but you can't beat the view. There is a laundry room and shower area. Full hookups throughout. You can walk to town from here, catch a ferry to the fort and just explore this beautiful area. If you're looking for a lot of resort amenities this isn't for you. If you want R&R this is a great place. - movinonrn
Mar 2018 - $38.00
We camped on the water in site 305. The water, mountain views are just amazing at this site, and few others too. Not much privacy, but knew that from before. Gavel lot, with hook ups, and cable. You need to pay for WiFi, but cell service us great. We arrived this time, and someone had not left our reserved site. They did return around 7:30pm and camp host took care of everything for us, along with the office. Great service by them to get in our site, and thank you. Not sure why people think it's ok to do this. Weather was great, and sea life was active with grey whales this trip. Will be back in the Fall if Fort Worden SP is full. - NXTSTOP
Sep 2017 - $40.00
The very best thing about Point Hudson is the view! The park bends around Port Townsend Bay and Admirality Inlet (the main ship route into the Seattle Harbor). The park has two sections--the "Point" is on the east side, and the "Loop" is towards the west. Premium sites in the "Point" are parallel to the water with the nose of your rig pointed west (so you have that great water view view). Premium sites in the "Loop" are back-in so the nose of your rig is pointed at the water. If you have a rear living room arrangement you may want to pull through for the best view. All sites are gravel (pretty much level), without grass and trees. Each site has good placement of power, water and sewer. Sites 322,328,and 335 in the "Point"provide the most space freedom. Other sites are very close together (at least in our opinion). If you're looking for a park with a myriad of amenities, this isn't the park for you. But there are 'natural' amenities galore...the Inlet, the Bay, the wildlife, and of course, the big ship activities, the marina, and walking trails. There are three restaurants in the park; Doc's, Point Hudson Cafe and Shanghai Restaurant. Others have mentioned that reservations are helpful at Doc's. Reservations are pretty much a 'must' especially for weekends and at any time during the summer. This is our third time here and we just made reservations for the fall of 2018. - boardman
Jul 2017 - $45.00
July 12,13 Wednesday, Thursday Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, Washington - 80 sites located in two campgrounds - Beach and Forest. $45, full hookups, Site Beach 16, Bathhouses with pay showers This is a huge complex in Port Townsend located on 434 acres with two miles of saltwater shoreline overlooking the Puget Sound. There is a full conference center here on 90 acres which includes more than 70 historic structures surrounding the old parade grounds and two campgrounds. One can stay in in the restored houses with their Victorian parlors and eat at a few restaurants scattered throughout the park. We stayed in the beach campground with checkin at the conference center or you can use express checkin. There is a store within walking distance that sells supplies as well as burgers. Our site #16 was a backin right next to the host and a short walk to the beach. Every site has a view of the Puget Sound and the 1889 Lighthouse. Pets are allowed on leash. All the sites at the beach campground are full hookups with bathhouses that are clean with two showers (fee) each. The Forest campground is in the woods away from the beach but the sites are nice and more private. One can walk along the beach to the old lighthouse or hike to the remains of the historic fort itself. We biked around the paved trails and the fort and really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. There are some museums on this property and the Marine Science Center. The Port Townsend School of Woodworking is located here which is known for their wood crafting skills and historic preservation. This was a great stay at a very popular campground. Reservations would be wise. It was full both days we were there! . Walking along the beach in early evening, we were able to see two snow covered mountains in the distance. Mt. Baker (Northern Cascades) and looking southeast snowcapped Mt. Ranier. Wow! - gsnakehill
May 2017 - $38.00
Park has so much wildlife, and we enjoy it every time we visit early season. Be sure you have a reservation thou, a lot of late arrivals Friday had no place to stay. Stop at the upper Commons Bldg. to check in. They have nice café inside, and also the Guardhouse, and Taps with nice southerly facing deck. Lots of good hiking, and history. No Wi-Fi, good cell, level site, spacious, but no privacy. Will return again. Price does not include $8.00 reservation fee. - NXTSTOP
May 2017 - $40.00
This park is one of our favorite WA State Parks. Full hookups, widely spaced sites, some sites have terrific privacy, and amazing shelter from the wind. - MalamuteMan
Jun 2014 - $30.00
Very convenient, although sites were closer than we'd prefer. Nice fire pit. Good paved road, convenient restroom. Not well supervised, as one day, these very weird couple appeared out of no where and were very hyper. They quickly cooked their dinner and were scanning all around them, thank goodness they left after that. Otherwise park was ok. Not the beach front, but in the older, upper area. Adequate for a couple nights. Might return, if nothing better found. - Maltaman
Aug 2011 - $45.00
When I checked on reservation website, it showed the park as full. Knowing the lack of accuracy of their system, we came here anyway. Found there to be several sites available, but due to some strange rule, we could only stay one night without a reservation. We found it to be a decent state park campground with the common lack of amenities, 30 amp, no Wi-Fi, no TV, and no sewer for $45/night. Most sites were back, in some pull throughs. The sites were pretty large and even though it was advertised as beachfront, it was 200 yards, plus to the beach. A few sites were shaded but most were not. The large hill west of the park provides shade in the late afternoon. There is a small store on the property but for goods/services you have to drive into Port Townsend [approx 2-3 miles]. Campground hosts were helpful and nice. After the 1 night stay, we moved to a city campground that was directly on the beach and more convenient. If coming here, it is hard to find and after finding the park, it continues to be difficult to find the campground due to ineffective signage. - yachtjockey
Jun 2011 - $40.00
There is good news and bad news about this park. The bad news: You need to have a good GPS and a personal guide to find out where to go and what to do once you get here. Fort Worden is a decommissioned Army post turned into a state park. Don't expect a grand entrance when you get there. It's just a small gate and sign to welcome you. Once inside, we were lost right away. At the first intersection there is a military type sign with arrows pointing right and left with many designations, none of them having anything to do with camping. We just took a guess and started driving around in our big rig trying to figure out where to go. After a while a park ranger pulled along side of us and asked if we were lost. "What do you think?", I said. He said that we would have to go to the park admin office to register first. "Great, where's that?", I asked. He said to follow him and he took us around to the registration office. So, I park our rig and walk back a block or so to the building (through a drizzle) only to discover that the first requirement is that you need to know the license plate numbers of your vehicles. Oh, boy. How many of you know yours? Good thing I brought my cell phone with me to call my wife and ask her to go out into the drizzle and read them off to me. Of course, none of this is explained anywhere, not even in the email that was sent to us confirming our reservation. I finally got registered and paid up -- not cheap. With taxes, extra vehicle and all, it came to $40 per night. They told me that they were going to be full up and that we got the last site available. They were disingenuous about this. Either that or they are inept. We practically had the whole upper campground to ourselves for the two nights that we stayed. Plus, they put us into a site that was very narrow to back into and the pine trees had overgrown the spot and they had to come out and trim some limbs so that we could get our slide-outs out. When we called the office to see if we could move to the site next door, which was more open and easier to access, they said that every site was booked up through the 4th of July. By the time we left on July 1st, there were at least 5 sites wide open all around us. More bad news -- no Wi-Fi, no sewer hookups and, if you want to use their showers it costs 50 cents for 3 minutes of hot water. Not what you'd expect for $40 per night. Well, the good news. The upper campground is not crowded; you have plenty of space. And, the surroundings are woodsy. There is lots of grass and open areas to let kids play and to run your dog. The park is convenient to a lot of things on the Olympic Peninsula and Port Townsend is a quaint harbor town. We would probably not stay here again. - kingfisher
Mar 2018 - $30.00
One of our favorite Washington State Park Campgrounds. Miles of hiking and biking trails. Lot of history from WW1 and WW2. Very friendly Campground Hosts. Only problem is that in the winter the water is turned off. There is one site to fill up at though. Great views of Pt. Townsend Bay and Pt. Townsend across the bay. Hike around to the Lighthouse and get a great view of Admiralty Inlet. Each site has a fire ring and picnic table. Easy, level, gravel back in sites mostly. Some pull through sites further back in the trees, which gives you a great wind break. Highly recommended for relaxation and family time. - The Mangonel
Sep 2017 - $45.00
We stayed in the beach campground. Our site was a back-in, very level and wide, and trees on both sides provided a lot of privacy. A nice quiet park in the evening (a campfire ban was in place while we were there so no annoying smoke). The ranger on duty was very helpful, and the registration booth was well stocked with maps and pamphlets. We stayed two nights and we would definitely stay here again. - mariquita225
Jul 2017 - $30.00
This is a great park. There are two campgrounds, one in the forest and one near the beach. There are trails to hike, beaches to walk and nature to enjoy. Not to mention there are old gun emplacements from when this was a coastal defense fort. - Dan C
Aug 2017 - $25.00
Convenient to Port Townsend and only a short walk to Fort Walton Park, this fairground camp ground was very disappointing. There are five rows with 7-10 sites per row. The first two rows are power/water/sewer (but only 6 of these sites had 30 amp, the rest were 20 amp) these are $25 per night; the second two rows are 20 amp/water (@20 per night); the last row is dry camping (@$17 per night). There is a self-pay station and they accept personal checks (US and Canada).
Note: there is a 10-day maximum stay; you have to leave for 48 hours but can come back and stay another 10 days. The bathrooms were rather dirty, with overflowing trash cans, and one of the three showers (in the women's room) was out of order. The internet signal was very weak; we have Verizon and had only one bar. There are plenty of places in town with free wifi.
On the bright side, this location is only 10 minutes from the car/big rig ferry to Whidbey Island. - Tessa & Toadee on the Road
Jul 2016 - $25.00
A very basic, but reasonably priced campground located near North Beach and Port Townsend. The campground is a large open grassy field with well marked campsites. Some sites are full hookup, some are water and electric only and some are no hookup. Power is mostly 20 amp with a few 30 amp sites. Bathrooms and showers were worn but clean. They do not take reservations, it is self pay, and there is a host on site. There is no cable and no wifi. Since it is a fairgrounds there are lots of places to walk and to run a dog. I would stay here again. - JoyceM
Jun 2012 - $17.00
We stopped here for one night only and found it to be adequate. All sites on grass. We had water and 20-amp electrical for $17. FHU are available for $20. Close to ferry dock and downtown. - rdoghse
Feb 2009 - $23.00
I wanted to stay at the state park, but found this little gem right before the state park. Turns out this place was cheaper! (The rate is the amount including sales tax.) I had to hunt down the manager, but once I found him, he was friendly and I got checked in easily! Cash or check only, no credit cards. The current manager loves to tell stories, just name something and he has a story! This place is "just the basics" and I'm not kidding! No cable, no laundry, no showers, but there was one porta-potty. On the other hand, it has great landscaping, with lots of trees. The RV slots have adequate spacing between them, except for the "pull-through" spots. The "pull-through" spots are in the center away from the trees (in case you have satellite) and are arranged in the "front and back twosie" kind of thing. Although there were lots of RVs there, at the time I was there, only one RV was in each "twosie" so it wasn't bad. It was very quiet! Although there were some "perms" there, they weren't real obvious. I wouldn't recommend bringing families here, nothing for children to do. However, if you just want a quiet getaway with no responsibility and not having to go anywhere, this was perfect. And may I say again, cheaper than the state park! - DXSMac