5.4 Average
Des Moines, Washington

Saltwater State Park

Des Moines, Washington

25205 8th PI S
Des Moines, Washington 98198
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 47.37306
Longitude: -122.32222

Elevation: 26' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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Review Details

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7 Reviews

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Saltwater State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 78
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Saltwater State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

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). We camped at Saltwater State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

It is a nice park considering you are in the middle of a major city. It can be noisy due to park is in the flight pattern of SeaTac airport. Cell and data service is good. We camped at Saltwater State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground reopened on May 13th after being closed for 3 years. Has level sites, some are located on the stream side. It is a beautiful park featuring 1,445 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound. Located halfway between the cities of Tacoma and Seattle. Reservations can be made on-line. We camped at Saltwater State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 196
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Just noticed that this park is closed per Washington State: http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/?selectedpark=Saltwater We camped at Saltwater State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 456
States Visited: 54
Helpful Reviews: 48

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

A small state park not too far south of Seattle. We spent two nights with another couple and took day trips into Seattle. Park was so so. We had 36' and 40' MH's with slides and several sites (5 - 6) can handle big rigs. Unhook in the big lot and check for a site first. One draw back was that there were people living here. They were nice enough and we had no problems. Not much else in the Seattle area so we would probably do it again. We camped at Saltwater State Park in a Motorhome.

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