33 Parks near Des Moines, Washington
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 2016 - $60.00
Wow. They are taking greed to a whole new level here. Overflow was everywhere (and they were paying 37 dollars for the privilege). "Packed in" would be an understatement. Overflow parked on every inch of grass, every curb, every possible place. For those who DID have a site there was very little water, I'm guessing it was because they were over their head. Plan on (slowly) filling up your tank and using your own pump for anything useful like dishes or a shower.
My neighbor had a lazy boy, a full sized refrigerator, wood furniture, etc., etc., in his small campsite. Enough said.
That said, if they would curb the overflow and monitor what is going on in their campground this place would rank better. I've stayed in the winter and it was fine, (but they don't reduce their prices much). - Oregon Ms
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Nice park, good staff. One must take into account that this is one of the oldest campgrounds in the area of which there are not many. It is very convenient to the city. It was designed with much smaller RV's in mind, not 40FT+ motor homes. It is tight and close, but clean and well kept. Let's face it, your not staying here to enjoy the KOA. You are staying here to be close to the city. So get over it being tight. The staff was outstanding. The facilities that we used (almost none), were clean and well kept. We left our MH for a week while taking a cruise and would not have a problem doing it again. - Rick & Gail
Jul 2016 - $48.00
Arrived to find RVs "dry camping" in the check-in lane. After finding a place to park, we stepped out of the coach and were "greeted" by a strong urine smell. The lady who checked us in was very pleasant and gave good advice about visiting Seattle. The $1.50 per day pet charge was apparently used to support the filthy, poop littered fenced pet area. We entered, promptly left, and walked our dogs on the green belt trail that is conveniently located to the campground. The campground is very dirty and tents were scattered over the lawn by the pool and playground. It appeared the owners were trying to cram in as many RV and tent campers as possible. We have stayed in quite a few KOAs but never in one like this. Had we another option in the area, we would have left the day after checking in. - JCJ1
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Large site and with fifth wheel parked, it made a very private area with rig parked between site and road. Quiet, full hookup but very popular area. Reservations suggested. I made mine in March for July and 6 days was the longest "open" time. - Edd505
Jun 2016 - $45.00
We arrived at 3:30 in the afternoon. Wait at gate 12 minutes. Gate attendant was very professional and friendly. Drive through the park was very tight with trees leaning over the roadway. We drive a 40 ft DP. The site we were in was the only site that our rig would fit in, it was a drive through, but we had to drive in and back out.
Campsites are medium distance apart and paved. Hookups were well placed. One note - there were no trash cans, just recycle.
Beach access is very nice with a very large parking lot. The beach is typical salt water with a very low slope.
We will not be returning to camp. - Half_Timer
Sep 2015 - $43.00
Difficult to drive through park, winding, low branches and pull-thru unlevel, hard to level out. Tight parking. Only one campground open, Self Registration, ranger on site part time. Watch speed limit. - billandmemakes3
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
Oct 2015 - $30.00
Nothing special about this park, as others have reviewed. The park is conveniently located, right off I-90, which also contributes to the noise factor. We were camping in a 24' travel van, so we're given a space right across from the office. At first, we were unhappy with this location, then came to realize it was the best for least road noise. No privacy whatsoever and no picnic table, but this was not that kind of trip. Two nights here was plenty, but we spent all day outside the park. It's not a place you want to hang out in. Good for what it was, though. There is an indoor pool and large laundry room, which we didn't use. - PrtlndTrvlr
Jul 2015 - $41.00
This is an urban RV park. The sites are very close, completely paved so no grass, some trees and the majority are permanent residents. There is a play area for children and an indoor pool which we did not use and I am not sure is open for use. If you are a light sleeper or traveling with dogs that require a mile long walk this is not the RV park for you. The dog walk area is outside the RV park gate on 1 side only and measures approximately 100'X25'. There are waste bags readily available but some ignorant owners feel they do not have to comply and I find that disgusting. There is a sidewalk that you can walk your pet but it borders business's and once again some left dog waste.
There is non-stop road noise from very busy I-90 that is next to the 2 one way roads in front of the RV park. If you require quiet surroundings to get to sleep this is not the RV park for you.
The people at the office are very helpful with information on getting into Seattle etc.. We opted to drive the short distance to the East Gate park & ride and ride the express bus into Seattle each day. You can walk or ride you bike to this location also. We are both in our 60's and the fare is $1 per person each way and parking is free. Great deal when you do not have to deal with all the traffic going into the city and premium price to park your car. The people in the RV office will provide you with paperwork detailing bus times & stops. One word of advice is to arrive at the park & ride before 11 AM otherwise you may not get a parking spot.
This RV park fit our needs which was to be close enough to Seattle to avoid an hour long commute. We hired a dog service to come to our motorhome twice a day to walk our dog to allow us flexibility. This worked perfectly.
We would stay here again if we find ourselves in this area again. - petpeople
Jun 2015 - $45.00
We stayed at the Travel Inn for 4 days in our 40' RV. The web site and google earth are very misleading. Out of all the parks we have stayed in across the lower 48, this is the worst. It is mostly extended travelers or full time residents. They are crammed in so tightly that it is hard to get into and I have been into some tight spots. While they look like all pull thrus they are not. It all depends on how they put you in a spot and how big your rig is. We were in a pull thru. If your neighbor has a travel trailer or a tow car they may park that vehicle in whatever space you have left over on your space. It was so tight in the road ways that trucks and cars just parked in the middle of the road and you had to ask someone to move in order to drive through them. You cannot put an awning out without hitting your neighbor. We put our slide out only half way. The place is very trashy and while we were there some guy walked through the parking lot (this is what it really is) with a leaf blower blowing all the trash, dust, dirt into your RV and space. We did not feel safe leaving my motorcycle or anything of value outside overnight. There is no security and no gates. Your close to the freeway so you will hear that the entire time your there. We made reservations in January so we could not cancel without losing money but, we were tempted to. The only thing that kept us from doing this was that there were no other parks with vacancies and we planned to see Seattle and this was the closest park. The utilities were in working order but, you had to share the water hook up. The restroom and shower were old and out of date and not clean. Several of the laundry machines were not working or took your coins and didn't work. The pool and spa closed at 8PM. The only plus is its location close to Seattle. We will never stay here again. - SteelHorseRider
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 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 2015 - $33.00
This place sucks! We were in space 16. The water and electric is over in space 15 next to us but unless you have long hoses and elect cord you won't hook up. Also it's only 20 amp service and recommend not using air conditioning as it will pop the breakers. We tried it at 90 degrees who would stay if you can't use air conditioners!?! It worked and didn't pop breaker. Also, pets have to stay inside camp spot on a leash. They cant even go to water and can't be walked inside campground. The woman of the campground isn't nice. Husband is a great guy! - Corey Esson
Oct 2014 - $35.00
The campground is $35 per night or $180 per week. It is very quiet, beautifully situated on the lake. In the office, very friendly employees. For visitors to the city of Seattle, the location is ideal. However, you need a vehicle (Towing-Car). The wifi is extremely fast. We felt very comfortable here and would definitely come back. - usa
Jul 2016 - $50.00
This is a nice resort just outside the cute town of Gig Harbor. It is very neat and clean. The sites are carved into the hillside and and roomy length-wise, but all different sizes width-wise. Our site was very narrow, but we had a nice area behind the rig to put our chairs. All the sites are gravel although our gravel was golf ball size and hard on the pup's feet. I was careful when I walked, also, so I didn't turn my ankle. There is only one place to hook up the car or unhook it and that blocks the entrance to the resort. I would stay here again because it was very convenient. - RVerMJ
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Pretty RV park (not a resort) nestled under well-trimmed evergreen trees. The roads are paved and the sites are gravel. It is on a hillside so sites are terraced and roads are steep in a couple of places. Office staff was friendly and helpful. Our site was a long, fairly level pull-through with 50 amp. The back-in sites were of various sizes. The bathrooms, showers, and laundry were modern and clean. WiFi worked some of the time. The park is less than a mile from downtown Gig Harbor and close to a bike trail.
Larger RVs should use the Burnham Drive exit when arriving from the east.
We enjoyed our stay here and would gladly come back again. - JoyceM
Oct 2015 - $40.00
This campground is in a beautiful setting, large mature trees, hilly terrain with sites terraced into the hills. Many of the sites are hard to get into, we were lucky and our pull through was easy, but was right on top of our neighbor, 4 feet between slides. Road and sites are gravel and not real level. Wi-Fi was weak and the cable had fair reception. - Traveler II
Sep 2014 - $30.00
Only a few 50amp sites so check if you need it. Pretty much in the trees with total shade. Makes it nice and mostly private. No sewer at site but good spot in campground. A 1/4 mile hike to the water or drive to day use area. Great spot to stay while exploring Bremerton Navy exhibits. Close enough to drive to town for good food. - Kirt
Sep 2013 - $30.00
From the pictures on the website, we thought we'd have a waterfront site, but we had to walk or drive down to the day use area to see the water. It was really nice down by the water, and I enjoyed seeing the ferries along with the historical sites. Our site was nice, but very dark, whether the day was sunny or not. We had some nice fires, but didn't expect such darkness. It is a nice place, and the facilities are great. The rangers are very helpful, but now only work part time because of budgets. Good, yes, but not what we expected from the website. - LeeL
Sep 2013 - $27.00
They are listed as having 50 amp but it is only in one or two sites. The 30 worked fine for the time of year we were here. It was cool and rainy so we didn't need AC. Park roads were paved and they only had one loop open. Roads in this loop were a bit tight in a couple of places but not a big problem. Sites are gravel and pretty level for the most part. The sites we had had water and electric and there's an on site dump station that has easy access in and out. The showers will cost you 1 token (50 cents) for 3 minutes. You will spend the first minute an a half waiting for the water to warm up. They didn't spend any time cleaning the shower for the 5 days we were here. The sites were quiet and you could hear the ferries going into Bremerton but it was not loud. I'd stay here again. - pumper9x9
Apr 2016 - $35.00
Dirty stinky restrooms and showers. Sites are in semi gravel mud with weeds, no trees on the site we were issued as represented. Attempted to get another site with trees and better grading but was denied. Once they have your money upon reservation there is no going back for a change. My wife and I left early because the park was so muddy and filthy. This is a membership park (we aren't members), the members we spoke with were not at all happy with this place and vowed not to return. - rl and dm powell
Apr 2016 - $40.00
Staff was extremely unhelpful. Just making a reservation was difficult for them. No sewer sites and it is not even high season yet. Dirty. - Mav
Aug 2015 - $1.00
Large park with pull thru and back in sites. All sites level gravel. The big rigs pull thru sites are very narrow, not enough room for awning if rig in next site. 75% of the sites do not have sewer and all only have 30 amp. Tall pine trees so 90% of sites have no satellite signal. Next to with direct access to Lake Sawyer. No pool, spa or exercise room. Wi-fi extra thru outside service. Very good Verizon cell and 4G signal. Nice kid's areas but no activities such as breakfasts etc. Staff great. We would stay there again. Private membership park, Sunrise Resorts. Cost listed is for Sunrise member and also accept RPI, C 2 C not ROD. - Pepper Dan