8 Parks near Ellensburg, Washington
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Have stayed here twice in two years with a group of mature fly fishermen. We rent 2 rv sites and 2 tent sites. The rv sites are extremely close. You share one dump connection with the rv next door (2 hookups). The rv next to mine did not have a connector as required.
The owners and camp hosts are particularly unfriendly. They come by several times a night to see if you are doing anything wrong. We will find some other place next year.
Mosquitos! There is an old manure pit next to the entrance road. I suspect all of the mosquitos are are there. Don't forget your DEET and citronella.
Many trains pass by in the night. Each blows a horn at the crossing ~1/4 mile away.
Bovines in the field next to the site. Some years they are quite obnoxious. - Sidehill
Aug 2016 - $18.00
We stayed here for 3 nights while visiting friends in Ellensburg. We liked that it's off the highway and quiet, yet close to everything in Ellensburg. Staff was friendly and helpful. We parked in the section with W/E only, but there's a free dump station just up the road across for the Conoco station operated 24/7 by the city of Ellensburg. Our sites were grass and very spacious. We would definitely stay here again. - fulltime birders
Jul 2016 - $26.00
This was fine for one night. They were very flexible with moving dates due to mechanical issues with RV and parking the RV kind of sticking out so that I didn't have to unhook. - rvreviews
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Gravel roads and sites, so in the summer it's dusty. Nice wide site on the end, but no satellite access. Good water pressure, good wifi.
Convenient for I-90 traffic. Not too noisy, even with the nearby interstate. - The Hilts
Aug 2016 - $36.00
Very nice park. Used for overnight stay while traveling. Would stay again. - Marcusf
Jul 2016 - $42.00
Please do your rig and your blood pressure a favor. DO NOT stay at this terrible RV park run by incompetents. It is just awful.
We reserved online for a 7-day stay. We picked a 50-amp site with full hookups and got a confirm showing the site details correctly. On arrival, the desk clerk checked us in and directed us to a 30-amp W&E site. We objected and showed her the confirm. The manager was called. She said the park was full and maybe they could move us to the correct site in a couple of days. Making the best of a bad situation, we agreed.
We got set up and sat down for happy hour. Soon, cars started filling the next site. Eventually, there were 7 tents and 13 people next door. Cars filled every nearby space and one of them parked on the grass at our site. Since the park rules say the site limit is 6 guests, we were a bit put off by the 3-ring circus set up next to us. They quieted down about midnight. As we were up late too, no big deal.
The next day was very hot. As we were stuck in a 30-amp site, only one A/C could be run. About 2pm, our surge guard cut power. The display showed we had low voltage. The park was only delivering 105 volts. If we hadn't installed a surge guard, the low voltage could have burned out our A/C.
I went to the office & asked the manager to be moved to an open 50-amp site. She flatly refused, saying it was reserved. I asked "What about our reservation?" She said "You're already mad, I won't make someone else mad just to satisfy you." When I said we couldn't stay, she said "Due to all the problems, I'll give you a full refund." So we packed up and stopped by the office. The manager gave a refund of $42 less than what we had paid. When I ask about the promised "full refund", she said "Well, you still have to pay for last night".
Sorry for the length, but I couldn't let this park's incompetence and dishonesty slide. You'd be better off staying overnight at a Walmart than risking a single night's stay at this dump. - AZ_Sailor
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Just an overnight stay. This is not a place to stay a few days. Needs cleaned up, many permanent, run down, flat-tired RV's in a lot of spots. My Husband stepped outside & was asked for beer or mixed drinks by the man across from us. Husband told him no! I refused to use the shower facilities. I would have taken my dog to stand guard. Locks on Women's Restroom was bored out so no way to lock door. You register for your site at the Days Inn which appears to be close to the same state as the RV portion. Next time I would choose a Truck Stop over this place. - CurleyJo
Jul 2015 - $40.00
$40 is the rate after Good Sam discount. Check in at Days Inn motel. Nice people but the park is very run down and therefore overpriced. We don't have a big rig but there are a few in the park. Had a dip in the indoor pool (cool but it felt good) and sat in the "hot tub" which is a jacuzzi that is broken. Wi-Fi was very good. Cable TV was fine. Good water pressure. If you are sensitive to the sound of traffic then you will not like it here, as the freeway noise is constant. A train passes by once in a while too. Unlikely that we will return. - roadtripper4ever
Sep 2014 - $40.00
We feel this park is overpriced, noisy and poorly maintained. The "free" hot breakfast was terrible; stay away from the tiny crescent shaped cardboard cheese omelets. The constant horrific road noise actually drowned out the occasional train noise. The back bathrooms had NO toilet paper and NO hand towels/dryer. The front men's shower had a dangling shower head. The front desk (within the Days Inn hotel) didn't seem to care. - bspe
Apr 2016 - $1.00
I rate parks on what they have not what they are missing. For a BLM campground without services this is a great park for the spring and fall. It is located on the Yakima River. I imagine in the summer the temperatures would be very high. The sites are all paved and very large 60+feet and very level. There are a few pull thru. There are 2 extremely clean pit johns.
Several sites are located under huge ponderosa pines that provide great shade. The only shortcoming is lack of other things to do. There is one hiking trail up a small mountain and I guess if you are a fisherman this would be a great place. We stayed in April before the season started so there was no charge. home. - Gindy
Jul 2015 - $8.00
This is a deceptively large BLM campground right on the Yakima River. Most of the riverfront sites have at least some shade. The sites are concrete pads and vary in size and amount of shade but most appear to be big enough to accommodate most big rigs. There are very nice sites all along the river and many more in the inner area. No hook ups, and very little Verizon service, but if you are looking for a nice quiet spot on the river, this is it, and at $15/night ($7.50 with senior pass) it's a deal. There are also three other campgrounds on the river in the Yakima Canyon, but we thought this one was the nicest. Didn't use the restrooms, so can't comment, but the rest of the campground was nice and clean. Reservations are available for this campground, but it's big enough that I doubt it ever fills up completely so it's a good bet for an overnight stop in the area. For longer than that, I think it would pay to reserve in the summer on the weekend in order to get a nice riverfront spot. - Pdxjoanne
Aug 2013 - $8.00
The rate reflects my National Park access pass. This is a dry campsite that sits on the Yakima River. The park only had 5 campers in it including the host. We packed into a huge site next to the river and were very pleased. We would definitely stay here again! - kcjflea
Jul 2016 - $31.00
This is a well kept rustic park right off I-90. Our pull through site was long enough, but narrow. The park is right on the Yakima River however there is a four foot berm so you have to go up on the berm to see the water. People were walking along the berm and it's wide enough to take your chairs up there. I got satellite. We did not have a sewer connection, but we were only staying for one night. There is an RV service facility on site. I don't know anything about it because we arrived late on Saturday. Next time I would stay for a couple of nights. - RVerMJ
Mar 2013 - $29.00
This is a small park with few sites suitable for big rigs, and although the interior road is a bit tight, with care you can maneuver into one of the two or three long grass and gravel pull-thrus. Lots of trees, but a fairly clear shot for the satellite, with fair Verizon cell and data reception. The free cable TV was extensive and clear. Fairly quiet, with a few long term RVs and friendly owners/hosts and a large store. Considering that there are no sewer hookups or WiFi, the nightly rate is at the top end of what we would expect for a park with few amenities. Anyone with a rig over 32' should probably call ahead for reservations since the larger sites are few. - Meanderman
Aug 2012 - $27.00
This is a great park for an overnight stop. There are only a few pull throughs that will accommodate larger rigs. There is lots of shade and its very nice camping among the trees. We enjoyed the river walk and did a loop around. You can also walk into town from the campground. Friendly, helpful staff at this park. Will stay again on our travels. - Idletime
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