25 Parks near Eatonville, Washington
Jun 2016 - $35.00
This is a park operated by Tacoma Power, so it's not exactly like the Washington State Parks. Price does not include $8 "reservation fee" extracted for the Online Reservation service. (But the $8 can cover multiple reservations made at the same time.) Our site was asphalt paved and was an easy back-in. While there was a downhill portion at the entry, the pad leveled out nicely once we where parked conveniently positioned for the utilities connections. We selected a site that was a short walk from the clean restroom/shower. Shower required 50 cents (in quarters) for 4 minutes. Additional 2 minutes for each additional quarter, if you put them in before the timer stops. The campsite was pleasant, and we had reasonable shade (on a hot day). (Some sites are less shady.) The park is adjacent to a reservoir that allows power boats. Our weekday, early season visit was very quiet -- but it is pretty clear that at peak times boat motor noise could be considerable. Site was shorter (length is listed in online descriptions) but quite reasonable for my Sprinter Class B (Van-type) RV. (Note: I do not tow a vehicle.) I would stay here again. - Pete_by_the_river
Jul 2014 - $25.00
This is a beautiful lake view park. It was packed over the weekend and almost empty during the week. Close to Mt Rainier national park. It is real close to the backside of Mt St. Helens national park. This park is mostly for smaller rigs and tents. Only a few sites will fit a 40'. We have a 42' and we barely fit into our site. The only sites with sewer that fit a bigger rig are in the group area. We asked if we could move there when it was completely empty. No was the answer. Against the rules. The nicer spaces by far are in the group area. The second nicest spots are for small RVs. Very nice if you have kids and a smaller rig. Lots of very nice playground equipment. We were the only larger RV in the park not in the group area. Showers very scarce if you don't bring your own. 30 amp only in the area that will fit bigger rigs. - RFCN2
Sep 2013 - $26.00
This is a campground run by Tacoma Power in Alder, WA, about 15 miles from Mt. Rainer National Park. It is a beautiful camp with clean restrooms, but only 1 shower. And the shower cost $0.50/minute for hot water. But with a senior discount, the rate was only $26. - LTV camper
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Rate was $30 for weekdays and $34 for weekends. 30amp FHU back-in site. Very tight sites with many permanent rigs. All hookups are at the very back of the site. We could not extend our big awning if we wanted to use our 2 slide-outs. WIFI was intermittent, cable was excellent. This park has very nice owners but unfortunately they do not enforce their own park rules. There are numerous dogs wandering throughout the park without leashes and leaving deposits around. One of their rules is that tenants must keep their sites clean, but the folks on both sides of us had plenty of extra goods spread all around their trailers. One of them looked more like a salvage yard, however all the tenants that we met were very nice. Although we made it into the park, the entry turn is very tight and slopes downhill at the same time and can be a problem for some. The turn was at the limit of our turn radius. Ours is a 40' motorhome. The park's setting is very nice on Lake Tanwax and boats and kayaks are available for rent. Use of the dock is included with your camp fee. A nice place to spend an afternoon. - Bob & Stephanie
Jul 2015 - $34.00
The word "resort" is not what I would call it. We were packed in like sardines in the few spots that the permanent residents weren't in. The cable had to have a box from the office to work and the 30 amp electricity went in and out frequently. The dock at the lake with the chairs and swings was refreshing and peaceful. The park was quiet at night, but other than the lake and the peacefulness, I would not stay here again. - Marilynintexas
May 2010 - $25.00
We had our doubts about staying due to the vast majority of sites being occupied by seasonals. There are only a few sites for transients but they are together, separated from the seasonals. As a whole the park is neat & tidy. Most go there for the fishing. The park has its own dock & boats to rent. Transient sites are very narrow. They are FHU. Not all have picnic tables. All have a fire contraption. The Wi-Fi, no extra charge, works well. Cable is very basic but at no extra charge either. Staff are friendly however the fellow who served us in the office is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. - Veebyes
May 2016 - $27.00
Eagles Nest RV Park now offers LP Gas (Propane) $1.90/ gal. They are building a community covered outdoor kitchen and eating area along with sites for tent campers. Soon, each RV space will have storage units for long term stays. Lastly, they put a range extender antenna/amplifier so the whole park can have internet access. - Thor Pinnicacle
Dec 2015 - $13.00
Being that I'm a full-time RV'er, I found that Eagles Nest RV Park has the best view of the Alder Lake and the mountains in the background, so I decided to stay long term. The park is under new management and the full-timers there are very friendly and easy to get along with. The Coin-op laundry room has two front loader washers, and two dryers, the restrooms/shower rooms are very spacious and are handicap ready.
The RV park also has wifi. it's strong enough to stream Netflix and YouTube videos. The only draw back I can think of is... Well... I haven't been there long enough to notice any. - Thor Pinnicacle
Oct 2014 - $28.00
The staff is very nice. However, the sites are short. We were barely able to fit our 35 foot motorhome in the site. As one of the other reviewers mentioned there was a lot of dog poo on the ground. There looks to be a lot of long term RVs there. It is right next to the highway, so there was a lot of highway noise, especially with all the logging trucks going by. There does not seem to be a lot of options though when visiting Mount Ranier. - Super Symmetry
Aug 2014 - $29.00
Rate shown was for a weekly rate. Great park with good utilities and cell & satellite reception. Sites are unlevel front to back so bring lots of blocks. Easy access to the city and Mt. Rainier. Would stay here again if in the area. Very friendly staff. Lots of full-timers. No picnic tables and sites are all gravel. - chezhead
Aug 2014 - $35.00
Parking lot sites, but with incredible view of Mt. Rainier. Close to the National Park, about 45 minutes. Lots of long term residents, but friendly. Highlights are the lovely mowed walking paths through the 10 acre woods in the back of the site, not to mention the delicious blackberries, which we were encouraged to pick. We would stay there again...but probably on a long term basis. - Tonita
Jul 2013 - $28.00
They have paved entrance roads. The left turn off the highway at the top of the hill is dangerous and need to be careful. The view of Mt. Rainier is great. The staff is friendly and with permission you can wash your rig. This rate is for a week stay. The sites are level and all are back-ins and some of them are tight. The sewer is located at the rear of the site so you may need an extension. This is the second time we stayed here and would stay again. - Al and Anne-Marie
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Only had 30 amp power and water. No sewer, laundry, or cable. If you wanted to dump would cost $5.00 and shower was also an additional $5.00. There were a few 50 amp hookups.
The park was very impressive as it was situated in tall western cedars and hemlocks, dark but nice and on a creek. Could not use satellite and there was no over the air TV, and no cell reception. Once we got over the electronic withdrawal it was actually kind of nice. The owner was nice but I think he has it up for sale. - mlbarry
Aug 2015 - $35.00
This is a nice little campground that would be a good jumping-off place for day trips into Mt. Rainier National Park. There is a little creek to cool off in, and a big field for frisbee-throwing. A herd of elk will visit from time to time.
We liked this place because it is only 45 miles from our home and is yet far enough out to be quiet and peaceful. There's a little noise from route 7 that runs nearby, but it wasn't annoying.
It's worth mentioning that there are a lot of really nice tent sites in this campground. That's not always the case with privately-owned operations. This would be a very pleasant place to camp in a tent. There are nice restrooms and showers, and even an outdoor dishwashing sink.
A lot of thoughtful touches have gone into making this a great campground.
The owners are about the nicest people you'd ever want to meet. They were gracious hosts, and came by to make sure that everything was OK.
The only bad news about Eastcreek is that it is for sale. The owners would like someone to take over and let them have a "real" retirement. - Eric Lester
Jun 2015 - $35.00
Although a bit out of town, a beautiful spot. Absolutely no cell service or Wi-Fi in park, but when you get out to main road you will pick it up quickly. Never been to a park (especially paying $35) that you will be charged an additional $10 to dump!! We choose not to dump as we had only stayed two nights and it would be a couple more days before we would be hooked up at a park again. Owner are very pleasant and informed us that our dogs were over the size (max 40 lbs). (We have an airedale and labradoodle and they were an "allowed breed" but we would be allowed since the park was very empty mid week.) Nice spot on the creek except it's too bad they dumped slash over the bank to fall into the river- an eyesore and not the best way to get rid of slash. First night was very quiet and peaceful, second day a family of seven camped next to us and kids were all over the place...and up until 10 playing...love kids...but wanted to go to sleep. A very well planned park with lots of trees between sites. Since as many trees as possible have been left, it's very shady there. Perfect for our dogs who had to stay in RV when we went to Mt. Rainier. It's for sale. - Ollie49
Jul 2015 - $35.00
Stayed for most of the summer. Lovely little quiet park, in the back of a subdivision, up a very steep hill in a rural location near Orting. Only back ins available. Long term stays also required to pay a $10.00 fee to the Buttes homeowners association and for electricity usage. Poor cell service for AT&T. NO wifi included. They say they have it but it doesn't work. Cable is NOT included, but the hook up available if you call and pay for it. Xfinity Wifi is an available option using your modem, pay by the week or month. Nothing fancy, but lovely location and very small. 14 spaces. Everyone is very friendly. Lovely campground hostess. Deer abound and are not fearful of people. Basically a space on asphalt and gravel under the trees, with hookups. They do have a laundry room with one washer and dryer. Haven't used it. - travlinrose
Sep 2006 - $35.00
This is a very nice out of the way RV Park just south of Orting in the Buttes Housing Developement Gated Community. Very clean and quiet and sits on a hill with wild life as deer, chipmunks, numerous birds. - Big Dave
May 2011 - $20.00
This campground is mainly for those that are fishing. There really is nothing to do at this RV park as well as no cell phone service. There are no showers. They tell you to use the event center in town and those bathrooms are porta potties. The cable TV is very poor as a lot of the channels are not viewable due to the condition of the cable in the campground. Most of the campers here are long term. I will not stay here again. There are others in the area that are more suitable for RV's. - Cactus Pete
Aug 2007 - $20.00
No showers, Porta Potties. Sites very close together (as in parking lot). Staff friendly. Beautiful lake. - Uh-Oh
Aug 2014 - $0.00
$0 per night was for a primitive site (vault toilets, scattered water faucets, no dump station, no trash pickup/pack it out) with a picnic table and fire ring. You do have to have the WA State Discover pass—$30 to $35 depending on where you purchase it—in order to use the sites. All sites are level gravel shaded by huge trees. We used this lovely campground as our base to visit Mt. Rainier. We stopped in Yelm to do our major shopping as there are slim pickings in the small quaint towns near Mt. Rainier. During our week-long stay the campground was open and quiet during the week and became bustling busy with horses and their owners over the weekend, but it was wonderful to hear the horses whinnying instead of vehicle traffic noise. The scenic roadways have awesome vistas and pull-offs to access its hundreds of miles of trails. AT&T cell service was non-existent. Our Millenicom jetpack was getting two bars of 3G which was good enough for some Internet access. - DD Rolling Ranch
Sep 2012 - $1.00
After doing some research for places that could accommodate a larger RV outside the west entrance of Mt. Rainier Natl. Park near Ashford we found very little available. A nearby RV park (Monthaven) is the only place available that has hook-ups but their web site basically read as though RV'rs and their guests are not welcome so we remembered the Sahara Creek DNR Horse camp which is located about 8 miles outside the park entrance. Sahara Creek (Nicholson) horse camp is in a beautiful wooded setting. Most sites are very large and roomy pull throughs that would accommodate the longest RV and a trailer or Toad with ease. Most of the sites have picnic tables and fire grates. There is a central grassy area that features,of all things, horse shoe pits for playing a round of horse shoes (bring your own shoes) and a building that houses a dozen or more picnic tables for group gatherings under cover when the weather isn't so good. There are two water spigots available and pit toilets. There is no garbage service so pack out what you bring in please. On busy weekends or holidays the park is usually packed with horse trailers and riders as the campground serves a large system of horse trails. During the off seasons and mid week the campground can be all but deserted. We had the whole place nearly to ourselves for the 3 days we stayed here. As it is a horse camp you can expect to find some horse fritters, mule muffins, you know horse crap around the area although most of the horse people are good about cleaning up after their animals. There is no daily charge for using the campground however a Washington State Discover Pass is required. Passes can be obtained at Walmart, sporting goods stores or almost anywhere fishing and hunting licenses are sold for $35 for a yearly pass or $11 for daily passes. Passes can also be bought online. If you don't need hookups and need a place to park a big rig while you explore the area and or Mt Rainier Natl. Park, or just need a place to pull in for a night, this park is an awesome alternative to the local nu-hospitable and expensive RV park. We loved our stay and will be back again. Price of $1 is because you can't enter zero in the field. There is no fee other than the above stated passes. - NwJeeper
Nov 2013 - $20.00
We stayed here after moving out of our house due to military orders. One of the quietest parks I have ever been too. And talk about green! The park is for DoD ID cards only. Located close to the runway of McChord AFB. You would think plane noise would be a problem but it wasn't. We stayed on site 37. Ample room for parking. The site itself was pretty level but if you have to set up in the hours of darkness, like I did, bring a headlamp because it is DARK! There is a large playground for kids and plenty of trails and low traffic roads. A running trail goes the entire length of the runway and into the base itself. Burger King and post shopping facilities are under 5 minutes away via car. The office staff are extremely friendly. There is WiFi available but we used my Verizon phone as a hotspot and had ample access. There is a clubhouse available as well as a large pavilion for rental. This would be an excellent place to stay if you wanted a base camp for exploring the Puget Sound area. For the money you can't beat it. Overall this a very nice campground and I would definitely stay here again. - Jim in WA
Aug 2016 - $44.00
Really a nice quaint little campground. We did not spend too much time there other than mornings and nights but while we were there we really enjoyed it. Our site was very long and gave us almost total privacy. It was level and easy to get in to. The check in was very easy and there was really no need to escort us since we were right next to our site at the entrance.
The wifi was the best we have had in any of to 80 campgrounds we have visited, fast and always available. Only negative was that there was no cable or OTA channels.
Very close to the entrance of Mt. Rainier National Park.
Would definitely stay again. - John Borajkiewicz
Aug 2015 - $44.00
Our experience was just the opposite of the last reviewer; we were there in August, as well, which is definitely a busy time for this busy national park; I guess we expect people to be using the campgrounds nearby. We loved the trees - gave us nice shade, and cool little 'coves' for each site. Some sites are in full sun with no trees, so my suggestion is if you're a longer rig, then ask for a site that you don't have to work around trees; we were 30' and had no trouble whatsoever backing in. Garbage was picked up twice a day; again, busy park = lots of garbage, but we saw them picking it up regularly. The two drawbacks have been stated: there's only one bathroom and one shower, but they're nice and the wait was not more than five minutes as this is a small park - there's a seating area there in the bath/laundry house where the WiFi is, so it was no big deal to wait. Two w/d's would have been nice as we had laundry to do, but the walk to any site is not more than one minute, so flipping two loads of laundry was no difficulty. And at $1.50/load, it was a real bargain. No Verizon; too remote a place - not much service in the park, either. The owners were very nice; received a couple of packages for us which was very helpful for us full-timers. The price was very commensurate for being 5 minutes outside a national park. We would definitely come back! - Jolly Out There
Aug 2015 - $46.00
This campground is a perfect example of supply and demand - high demand and scarce supply - due to its close proximity to the park entrance . In fact, the traffic congestion from the park entrance extends past this campground's main entrance. Only back-in sites are available. Our reservation was made a few months ago and we were told only 20 amps sites are available. The sites are very tight as there are plenty of trees around and challenge the driver's backup ability. This campground has one of everything - one shower, one bathroom, one washer and one dryer. The bathroom trash was always overflowing whenever we managed to get in. There are a couple of deer that come around the camp because the owner feeds them. WiFi reception is good but connection drops constantly. There is no AT&T cell reception. The nightly rate is high for the minimum amenities offered. The only bright point is the great service provided by the camp owners. - gartail