36 RV Parks near Des Moines, Washington
Jun 2018 - $33.00
This is a really beautiful park. It has the flavor of a state park but has more amenities and is also cheaper. The staff were very friendly. It was very peaceful and quiet. There was no sewer at our site, but the dump station was empty when we needed it and we never saw a lineup. We would definitely return to this park. - John A Guderian
Jun 2017 - $45.00
Level, roomy, clean sites. No sewers. No over-the-air TV. Swimming pool warm and looked clean. Spa bottom not clean. Laundry room has four washers and six dryers. Not enough for this size park. Handicapped shower was moldy in corners and walls not clean. Unbelievable dust. All units covered, including ours, and we only stayed one night. Not Thousand Trails park. Sister to Encore so received 20% discount. Couldn't locate website to establish types of hookups available for sewer. $35 charge for honey-wagon. Speed bumps galore and not easy to see. - USA#1 RVr
Jun 2017 - $50.00
No sewer hookups, knew that going in. But it means you have to use their showers. Only 1 facility open before 9AM, was busy one day so had to wait for a shower. Dirty. Didn't get very hot. Worst issue is that there is little to no privacy. Showers are in public bathroom style stalls where you get to see the hairy legs of the guy next to you. Don't bend over or you might see too much. One day had a 6'4" tall guy in the shower next to me and he could easily see over the partition. Hi buddy. Don't show up your first night past 'curfew' (8PM non-peak, 10PM peak) or you will have to park outside of the gate overnight as nobody will let you in. Once I realized this, I had to drive 8 hours non-stop to try to make it in on time. Yes it says this in the email, but i've never experienced this before and really didn't think about it. At $50 a night I expect full hook ups. Also no wifi except in the building. Dirt roads, dirty and muddy, broken picnic table and broken 'fire pit'. Absolutely will not come back to this place. - rayzorben
Jun 2014 - $25.00
I rated this low. For $25/night it had to be the worst WA state park we have ever stayed in. Sites 1-4 are the ones where supposedly the large RVs should be. They are as close together as any commercial campground, so no privacy, noise from your neighbor's generator, etc. There were other pull through sites that would have worked. The website just didn't show they were available for larger rigs, but we saw a RV larger than ours on one of them, That would have been a much more pleasant spot with a little more privacy. $25/night for no hooks and no working dump station felt like it was priced too high. You also get charged extra if you are not a WA state resident and want to make a reservation. Unlike most Western WA state parks, there is little or no vegetation between any of the RV sites in this park. Only sites with any privacy are in the tent or very small class B RV area. You are in the flight path of SeaTac so you do get that noise. On the plus side, nice hiking trail in the park and easy walk to the beach area. Probably not a park we'll stay in again. - DRFink
Jul 2013 - $23.00
Nice woodsy park between Seattle and Tacoma. We were in a 45' motorhome and except for one tight turn because of a parked camper sticking out, I was able to navigate thru the park and to the campsite with care, but no problem. The showers do not work (was told by camp host). The place is a bit overgrown. I had to trim a tree as not to scrape going into my site. Site 1 - 4 are best for big rigs. Easy to back in to and easy to pull out. No hookups (as advertised) and a good price. The beach is great. A nice paved path along the waterfront is nice. A good restaurant called Wally's Chowder House a couple of miles away was wonderful. The park is great for camping. Just not very well maintained with the lack of budget in the WA State Park System. - JoeVinnie
Jul 2011 - $22.00
The park was extremely well maintained. There were many trails to explore, and the beach access had excellent low-tide pooling for investigation. Our site right next to the creek was wonderful. Detractions included the airline traffic heading to/from Seatac (pretty minor, but noticeable) and the dry camping (offset by running a generator to recharge batteries). - bradrf
Jul 2017 - $25.00
This is mainly a place to stay in a big city, and it's reasonable for a city. There are 7 backins with electric, sewer and water. It is difficult backing into the spots because the whole area around the lodge is hilly. It is very close to SeaTac Airport, planes flying overhead constantly, but it does quiet down pretty good in the middle of the night. Wifi doesn't work in the RV's but there is wifi in the building. No cable, but being in a town there are a lot of channels with the antenna. Water pressure was good. - Ginny H
Sep 2016 - $25.00
This is camping for Elks members only . I consider this urban camping at its best. We stayed here five days; it was convenient to relatives house and also attractions in Seattle. If at all possible try to get the sites further back from the main street traffic; traffic is somewhat steady till late in the evening. There's also some walking residents that cut through the parking lot from the apartment complex behind the Elks Lodge. Sometimes you question first impressions, but there were no issues with anybody and everything was quiet and safe . I did ask the bartender inside the Elks, if they'd ever had any issues with vandalism. He said in the three years he had been there he had not experienced any so that was a good sign. Remember to call ahead as there are only eight sites there and it seems like people tend to stay for longer periods than what I normally see. I would try to get sites one through five if possible. There was a vacancy when we got there on a Friday which worked out for us, but nobody left till we left five days later. All utility hookups are in back of your parking spot which is a back-in, so plan accordingly. You may need longer sewer hoses, water hoses etc. but everything worked fine for us. I would say this, if you plan on camping here make sure you are comfortable with backing up in tight spots on a incline. Your spots are level, but you're on a grade backing in; tow car hook up and disconnect can be an issue. We used the fire lane for a short period of time. I would stay here again if in the area. - monaco cruiser
May 2018 - $60.00
I just have to say that having stayed at Seattle (Kent) KOA, despite horrible online reviews, I don't know who left all the negative feedback. I don't know where to start. Read reviews and expected very cramped spots, unkept grounds and sketchy campers. We Never found any of that! I show a photo of right and left side of our RV when there and not large plots but we've actually seen worse. My son had a birthday and the staff doted all over him. Let him pick movie for movie in the park, gave him free cotton candy/popcorn they serve and Manager even treated him to his pancake breakfast. The pool is clean and heated and the boys had a blast!! Seriously the sweetest staff at any campground we have stayed at. Just on a main road but who cares! Met so many great fur families in the well kept dog park that is gated. Great close-to-home getaway that served our 32' and large truck just fine! Just thought I'd mention if need a fun family spot with lots of activities in Seattle area. - SFamily
Mar 2018 - $44.00
This was one of the worst KOAs we have stayed at. It appeared to be more like an older trailer park than an RV park. Very small, tight spots, mud everywhere and the roads throughout were full of pot holes. Would not recommend this place to anyone. - Silveradobullet
Sep 2017 - $54.00
Not many campgrounds to choose from in this area of town, wouldn't use it again however. Over priced. - Ronzo Rig
Oct 2017 - $10.00
This park has a small salt water beach access area. Lots of trails with some of them providing a good workout. Bring lots of leveling blocks as most of the site are not very level. Water, electric, and sewer infrastructure is in very good shape. Verizon wireless signal level was strong enough to provide internet and phone. This is an older park right in a residential area but your really wouldn't know it. - hoppers4
May 2017 - $40.00
Older park in somewhat rundown condition. As others have said... windy narrow access is not big rig friendly. Lots of "campers" in small tents and autos. First park in 3 years we have felt strangely unsafe. No campground host presence, even though there's a 5th wheel parked in the host spot. He is never "on duty". Bathrooms/showerhouses are being worked on and maybe in the future they will be acceptable. Unlike other campgrounds we have stayed at all across the country, we did not meet any other campers while here. Everybody pretty much keeps to themselves. It is quiet. The traffic around here is terrible with windy roads and aggressive drivers. Not likely to stay here again. - raytwntrvlr
Sep 2016 - $45.00
Except for bath/shower bldg, which was cleaned daily, this campground is not well maintained. Sites are small; large rigs had significant trouble navigating the curved roads & trees (this park works for modest-sized rigs); several rundown rigs were using the max 10-night stay; several feral (?) cats. Asphalt pads in disrepair. Thorny wild berry plants encroaching into site & long overdue for trimming. Lots of air traffic noise from nearby Sea-Tac airport. No garbage cans anywhere except at restroom. Beautiful path to Puget Sound shore. Not worth the fee & hassle of the required online reservation procedure. - Taco stand
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Sites are not all that wide here. We had people sitting only a couple of feet away from us near their fire ring. We could not open any windows because of the smoke from their fire. Kind of a sketchy place, but we had no problems. There are people living in tents here who spend 7 nights, leave for 1 and then come back. Sites are mostly level and paved. Verizon cell and broadband both very good. OTA TV was poor, no networks found. We had ION and a couple of PBS type stations. Not a place we are likely to return to, but our stay was acceptable. - Bob and Inga
Sep 2015 - $25.00
Dogs barking (pit bulls), campers burning garbage (stinks) One trailer was allowing their tanks to drain onto campsite and running into street. Sites are long enough for big rigs. 7 day limit. Some trailers were really run down. We will not be back unless we have to. We usually stay at the Puyallup Fairgrounds but couldn't because the fair was going on. - catrst
Aug 2015 - $25.00
What a gem this place is. We were a little underwhelmed when we arrived but the surroundings are beautiful and it was a wonderful place to stay. Sites are asphalt and level. Stayed for 5 days. Loved the bike/walking path. Can ride for miles along the river and through the trees without crossing a road! If you are into disc golf this is the place for you! Grass is brown because they don't water but the trees are magnificent. It must be beautiful in the fall. They do keep the trees trimmed so they don't rub on your rig. We had no problem with our 38' class A motorhome. Camp host is a great guy. No wifi but Verizon LTE is strong and hotspot worked great. Our Directv roof mounted dish also worked great, even through the trees. Nice to have shade at our site #12. It's about a 45 minute drive to downtown Seattle and if I came back I would look into the public transportation as an option to driving. - thekites
Jun 2018 - $63.00
We spent five nights at this campground while visiting my daughter who lived near downtown Seattle. You can't beat the location. Some freeway noise. There is a market within walking distance. Yes, it is parking lot camping but we were gone all day and only came back at night to get some rest. Front office staff was very helpful. - pb24
Jul 2017 - $44.00
Staff was friendly and efficient. This was a typical city RV park with everyone packed in. WiFi was OK. It was close enough to Uber into city. Site was big enough for out 24ft and a car. The park was clean. I would stay again. Only stayed one night. - Aussie Chums
May 2017 - $45.00
This is THE closest RV park to downtown Seattle, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the University of Washington Medical Center. If you have a family member being cared for at these facilities, this is THE campground to stay at. Staff is friendly and courteous. There is propane refill on site, and they have a procedure for leaving your empty tank and coming back later and picking up your full tank. It is not a scenic park with trails and views. It is an urban park with access to the city and all that includes. If you are staying here, the bus stops about 3 minutes away and runs to the park and ride where you can transfer to get anywhere. The main route at that stop goes to the UW or to Issaquah. Beats driving and parking. - RayB
Nov 2011 - $15.00
A small park with a very nice owner. Most of the sites have full-time residents. The place is quiet, but doesn’t have much in the way of amenities (picnic area with a horseshoe pit), but the price was right. There is also a nice grass volleyball court and a pond to sit by on the owners adjoining property. - Travelin'
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Campground is close to interstate but quiet. Nice scenery on lake with mountain views. Had W/E only and the sites are extremely narrow but very long. Close with a slide out but managed OK. Firepits available. Nice choice for proximity to city. - CCMcLeod
Jun 2016 - $40.00
This is our 3rd time staying. The owners and people are so on top of cleanliness, trash, lawn maintenance. It's truly wonderful if you like lake life. We see eagles and herons flying above us, sun reflecting on Lake Sammamish, our kids playing in the swimming area with slide. . Definitely worth coming again and again.
We were happy with our space. We have preferred the spot on the end (23?). Companies have their parrots at park, but it was fun people watching as well as people launching their boat from the ramp in front of us. One guy fell in water as he was guiding the driver down the ramp. Hahahahah
Definitely book in advance- January for the spots in June - August. Recommend the end spot in the end (23?) - Lagomamasita
Sep 2015 - $35.00
This is a fairly clean park. During the day there's some traffic and aircraft noise; at night it's quiet.
20 amp plus water sites are long, non-level grass and dirt with no shade. Utilities are at the back, and half are on the wrong side. Full hookup sites are shorter, non-level gravel and grass, with utilities in the usual locations. Each site has a picnic table.
Roads are asphalt in fair condition with some potholes and many annoying speed bumps.
There's one private shower per gender, $0.25 for 5 minutes. The men's shower is inadequately ventilated and usually muddy, with discolored tiles, a torn shower curtain, and cobwebs. I saw one silverfish.
Verizon LTE works well.
WiFi is strong. I measured 571.6 kB/s down.
Staff are friendly and helpful.
There are strong terrestrial broadcast TV signals from CBS and ION.
Laundry: 2 top-loaders ($1.75), 2 dryers ($1.50).
Rate is total with tax for a 20 amp site. - wjzcbn
Jun 2018 - $46.00
The park is arranged on a rather steep hillside with lots of mature trees. They have done a good job of grading the sites to be relatively level. We had a large pull through site with gravel surface, very long and wide with some shade. We would have liked to use our satellite but there aren't many sites without tree interference. They do offer cable service that was OK. There is free WiFi but it was not very useful. They have a variety of site sizes, pull-thru and back-in. The bathrooms are clean and in good condition. We used the laundry and it was fine, I think it was $2.00 for a wash. You can walk a short distance along the road, cross to the other side to a very nice 6 mile walk/bike path. The park is very close to a good variety of shopping. I would consider it a little on the pricey side. We paid $46 per night on a weekly rate with Good Sam discount. - Coopsecondact
May 2018 - $47.00
If you are looking for a "resort", pass this one up. Spaces are way too small. Had to park my tow perpendicular to my rig and my wheels were in the street. Wi-if was horrible. Would turn off and on every 5 minutes. Cable TV was so snowy you couldn't watch it. Very dissapointed. - Franko M
May 2018 - $45.00
Sites are very close together. The park is mostly gravel and the roads are not easy to navigate. The office staff is extremely helpful. We discovered on our last day there that there is a trolley stop at the RV resort. I sure wish the office would have told us or advertised it somehow. It was a little expensive for the what they had to offer. - Psushu