8 RV Parks near Ellensburg, Washington
Aug 2018 - $41.00
We found this RV park to be very nice, clean and quiet (a train once in a while). There is a ton of space between each site, which is SO nice to have because most parks cram you in like sardines. The sites are gravel with patches of (green) grass in between. I say 'green' because it has been so dry everywhere we've been in Washington that 'green' was a pleasant surprise. Utilities were placed well and worked fine. We were parked on the back row next to a pasture of horses and cows. It was very pleasant and relaxing. Wifi even worked pretty good. Although this was a delightful park we felt we were handed pages of rules. All, or most, of these rules are standard and common courtesy, but to have them all written out so that when you look at the page you wonder if you're allowed to sit outside or put your awning out. Of course you are, but the you get the drift. The other thing that was cumbersome was the entry gate. It's one of those gates that you put in a code and sit there for a few minutes while it opens sideways. There are quite a few speed bumps at the entrance where that gate is so don't get caught in it while easing over the speed bumps. The park is out in the country and near a relatively small town. I don't understand the need for this mega security gate that is in the way. - jomark
Jun 2018 - $40.00
Newer park with limited sewer hookups and small trees. Nice pull through sites with 50 amp service, level gravel pads, and grass between each site. Located next to the Yakima River in a scenic valley. Two nice sized grassy dog parks and a field. Expect lots of wind in the afternoons in Ellensburg. There is a dump site down the road. 5.00 for second dog. I would stay here again. - Traveler Anne
May 2018 - $39.00
The RV park is in a flood plain, so it is not permitted for dump site or showers/rest rooms, but is serviced by porta-toilets that are cleaned regularly. There is a city dump site two miles north of the park that has a large turnaround and water available. The sites are 36'x70' in the partial service area and have picnic tables and fire pits. There are rodeo bulls in the field, and a wonderful view of the Stuart Mountains to the north, and a very short walk to the river. The park has been expanded so all sites are large and roomy. Prices were at or below other parks in the area, and is well maintained. Camp workers are very friendly and show you to your site. The roads are gravel, but wide enough to navigate with the largest of RVs. Train crossing is about a half mile away, but noise is not obtrusive. Will definitely stay here whenever we travel the I-90. Make reservation, as park tends to get busy in the summer, especially on weekends. An office just opened, so stop at the office to register/check in. Gate closes at 9:00 PM to prevent late arrivals from waking you up in the night-time hours. - trooper4
Jul 2017 - $55.00
The recent reviews are true! Only passing through 1 night, but would not leave our 43' 2016 motorhome to venture anywhere in the area. Creepy people (mentioned below) is right. We didn't even put the jacks down and hitched up and left by 8:30 the next morning. Glad to see this place in the rear view mirror! Staff was friendly in the hotel, but the whole place needs a major upgrade, removal of the run down trailers, and lots of general maintenance. Trash cans overflowing, lots of long term trailers with junk in and around campsite. Next door to a large truck stop and highway entrance. Noisy, and a train track is somewhere close by too. Would NOT stay here again. Any RVer looking for a nice place to stop, short term or long, should avoid this place. - 2SimsNanRV
May 2017 - $39.00
This park is located on I90 East and behind a truck stop so it can be noisy. The good parts include 50 amp service, long pull through sites, free wifi, use of the pool and hot tub and free continental breakfast. The downside is that there are at least a dozen vehicles that cannot be moved due to flat tires, blue tarps, or other conditions. The police were here several times. Many of the people do not keep their sites clean and there are moldy straw bales probably used during the winter around the rigs. The free continental breakfast is marginal. There are 3 parks in Ellensburg and we would rate this as our 3rd choice. We will not stay here again unless it is cleaned up. - rolling homeless
Oct 2016 - $20.00
Rate based on monthly stay. We were here for 3 months and if not such a hassle, we would have left for another park. A lot of full time residents and broken down trailers. A lot of very creepy tenants and people even sleeping in cars. How is it this is rated at 9.5 at GoodSam? This is why it is hard to determine a good park when they are rated like this.
A whole lot of freeway noise and worst of all, the wifi is absolutely horrible. If you need wifi, even for a brief time, forget it here.
Lots of overflowing trash cans. They have a single dumpster when they need three. So as trash pickup day approaches, you have a mound of stinky trash around the dumpster.
Many parks around here with much better facilities, go there.
Staff was friendly in the hotel, but the whole place needs a major upgrade and remove the run down trailers. Any RVer looking for a nice place to stop short term or long, should avoid this place. - Randy Campbell
Sep 2018 - $56.00
This is now our favorite RV park in the state. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, the lot was wide, TV reception and selection choice with the cable was excellent. The park resides next to the Yakima River and even has a fly fishing business located on the premises (with a very personable young fishing guide). While located close to the freeway, we found the car noise minimal. A little on the pricey side, I noticed many of the other quality parks have raised their prices as well. It was mentioned that the park has a new owner and they plan on adding improvements in the off-season for next year; which I will be interested to see how they could possibly improve. - Scraig7001
Jul 2018 - $52.00
We were here 3 years ago. My 8/15 review gives a more detailed, still accurate description of the park. As noted in that review, this KOA had a lot of the expected recreational amenities (pool, playground, etc.) for families. For me, the biggest change is the $10+ increase in rates. We again had a level, pull through, FHU site that had cable TV and, as requested, was satellite friendly. The Wi-Fi was good enough for our minimal (e-mail and web surfing) needs. The bathrooms and laundry facilities were clean. The bathrooms might be inadequate if all the tent site are occupied. The staff was friendly and helpful. I still see just aluminum can recycling. - Jerry S
Jun 2018 - $63.00
I've stayed at this park before. Don't remember it being so pricey. I had to use my long extension cord because the electric box was on the other side. Luckily, for the first time, I brought the extension cord. Site was almost level. No shade. - Go often
Apr 2018 - $8.00
As others have written, very nice but basic BLM campground. Site #1 was perfect for our 35' motorhome - we drove the "wrong way" in order to pull into site so we could see the water. As the area is very dry (sagebrush), having paved road and sites is very helpful. Reservations needed for sites with view but there are 4 sites for 1st come, 1st served. Most are level, all with picnic table and fire pits. No water is available; come with water tank full and waste empty. We did cross the road, near the tent camping area and hike up the hill. We did not see any, but this area could have rattlesnakes - just a word of caution. Big Pine is largest campground along Yakima River, but Umtanum BLM has a few sites for RVs that are gravel, not paved. Umtanum is a few miles towards Ellensburg and has a bridge across the river with a nice trail along the creek. Overall, excellent value and most scenic of Yakima or Ellensburg parks. - BandD
Oct 2016 - $15.00
A nice overnight or in our case, almost a week. Immediately off the highway, sites and roads are paved. Only the first few sites have a view of the river and shade and one side of the campground is next to the highway but traffic is minimal at night. To make us fulltime rv'ers feel at home there is a train across the river but no horns. Several sites for big rigs and swing room should not be an issue. We did have to dodge some curbs backing into our site but that was self inflicted because we wanted a river view. There are no utilities and no water, only pit toilets. As another reviewer mentioned, nothing to do in the immediate are but fish or read a good book. No Verizon. - PBuds
Sep 2016 - $15.00
This BLM campground is located right on the Yakima River, sandwiched between the highway and the river and a railroad on the other side. Traffic died down at night and there was only one train rumbling through about every two hours.
The sites are all paved and very level. Some are very large. Most are in the open sun, only a few are somewhat shaded. Reasonable space between the sites which offers some privacy. We were surprised to find this campground well booked (most sites are reservable) for the upcoming weekend. Well, it was fishing season and there is a boat launch right from the campground.
Pit toilets are available but we couldn't locate a water tap.
Overall excellent value for money and we will stay again. - TheSchweitzers
Aug 2018 - $44.00
We stopped here for 1 night on the way to Seattle. It's a nice enough park. Very close to the freeway, so you hear "white noise" from the traffic. The river is on the other side of a high bank, so you can't view it from the campsites. - RnBRV
Jul 2018 - $37.00
Park worked for our 43' 5th wheel. It's right off I-90 and you have road noise and train noise throughout the night. It's a gated park which is nice. It is dusty because of the dirt sites. We had to switch sites during our stay because they didn't have a site with sewer available for the entire week. Only the back-ins have sewer. The pull thrus do not. - KSTraveler
Oct 2017 - $38.00
Staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Invited to a potluck and movie night when we arrived. Gated park which is always nice. Sites are dirt/grass but our site was very level. Did not have to disconnect. - CindyK
Sep 2015 - $22.00
The 3 weeks we were there the men's bathroom garbage was overflowing the entire time since it was never emptied, and 1 toilet was leaking and instead of fixing it they taped it off. There is nothing special about this place. There seems to be junk every where. Welcome sign says manager cabin 6 when it actually a trailer. (very confusing). WiFi was horrible at best, and the basic TV only 4 channels came in clear. No bulletin board with local activities. - RVLifer1962
Sep 2015 - $22.00
Stayed here for an overnight when all 3 travel stops we planned to go to were full. Called at 6pm and they had space available.
Check-in process a bit confusing, if arriving after hours (?) you drive into the campground and go to cabin #6 (the owner's cabin) and they'll set you up from there. $22 gets you water and electric, no fuss no muss. Laundry and shower house are available, but we never used them. Hookups were easy and site was level. There is minimal road noise from State Rd 10, but we did hear a train a few times at night (nothing after we went to bed). Owner has said that there are a few sites saying that this campground has closed, but it's definitely open for business.
Campground appears to be mostly permanent residents, but never felt uneasy while walking around. This is a great option given the average cost in the area for a site ($35+) and the popularity (read: zero available spots) of truck stops in the area. We would stay here again for sure. - LanderWust
Aug 2006 - $13.00
This campground is approx. 10 miles north of Virden on the 97. We stayed in a double site ($26.00 without Golden Age Pass)just so we could be on the creek. We stayed in 2-3 which is a beautiful lush green camp site with wildflowers everywhere. This area is located to the right of the pay station but be careful, there is no room to turn around if you are towing a car. I would walk it first to make sure that you will be able to get out ok. There is water and garbage service. This campground would be heaven if it wasn't so close to the highway but we did find that the road noise calmed down around 9pm. You can take on water near the picnic area which is on the right when you first come into the campground. You will need a water thief since the spigot is not threaded. A single site runs $13.00 a night. We would use it as a stop over again. - jannie5
Jun 2008 - $35.00
I read the last review and it sounds like the park is going downhill. There was still no sod and mostly dirt. No cable TV or Internet and the staff was less than helpful.(Friends called to tell us they were having problems and while the staff knew we were worried as we had gone up to ask a number of times, when the call came they couldn't walk down the 100 yards to tell us. They remembered the next day.) Price was a bit steep for the limited service. River sites have no sewer so you have to use the dump, which is OK. The pull-through sites were right by the dump and the smell was a bad so I don't recommend that you stay in any of them or insist that you stay on the west side. It's about 20 miles from town and about the only place in the area. West are some National Parks and east are some small dry campgrounds. - Desertthorn
Jun 2007 - $30.00
Not a bad campground. Lots of sites right on Naches river. It is under new ownership and there have obviously been some improvements. The gassy areas were sodded and very green and lush. In between the sites was dirt, however I spoke to the owner and he said that they were in the process of sodding those areas. The campground was clean and the grounds were well maintained. The showers were a little run down but clean and free. There was 1 trash can for about every three sites and they were emptied daily. The pool was very nice, heated, and well landscaped. All campsites had fire pits and tables. Propane and fuel available, including diesel. There is a restaurant on site. We did not eat there but there is outside seating with a view of the pool. Little store was remarkably well stocked with essentials. We would camp here again. - Mike and Ronda