Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $40.00
This is a mature park well maintained with a great friendly staff. It was built when RV's were smaller and the sites are a bit tight they are gravel as are the roads. Nice variety of mature trees. If you like fly-fishing you can walk right from your rig and go after some trout on the Yakima River. Good selection of channel on cable and the Wi-Fi was strong, but the electricity was weak. We camped at Ellensburg KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $48.00
The positives about this RV park include friendly staff, level gravel pads, good WiFi, and easy access from I-90. You share your utility pole with the site next to you (including a single water line with two spigots)--kind of strange. It was hot when we visited this park, and they were warning all guests about low voltage issues due to high electrical usage. The sign had been up since July 1 and we visited the park on August 2. This, obviously, is not an intermittent problem. Sure enough, we only had about 112 volts coming into our RV, so we had to be careful not to draw too many amps and trip the breaker. In addition to the sites being gravel, the access roads were also gravel. This led to very dusty conditions in the dry, summer conditions of Ellensburg. We have two children and had to pay an extra $5 per child per night. This seems very counterintuitive for a campground chain that touts itself as being family friendly. In short, this is a typical, overpriced KOA. We camped at Ellensburg KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $42.00
We have been here several times in the past and are staying here again because we know what to expect from this park. It did not disappoint. We had a level, gravel, FHU, pull-through site with 50 channel cable TV. The site, as we requested, was also satellite friendly. Like many KOAs, there are a variety of RV site types: 25 pull-through, FHU with cable and 50+ W&E with cable that are half pull-through and half back-in. The park also has a handful of cabins and about 20 tent sites. Although the park was fairly full, we had a decent 802.11 network connection. There is a pool and various (playground, b-ball hoop, horseshoe pits, volleyball court, etc.) recreational facilities. In addition to bath, shower, and laundry facilities in the main building, there is a satellite bath and shower house in the middle of the park. I saw not recycling except for the usual (for KOA) aluminum can bin. We camped at Ellensburg KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $40.00
Pleasant experience from arrival to departure. Everything is clean and in good repair. Very surprised at how quiet the park was even with lots of kids in the park. Playground and lots of tent area make this a very family friendly park.
The park is right on the Yakima river and that adds to the scenic appeal. Showers are included in the nightly fee. Like most KOA's the price is on the high side as the $40 we paid was water/electric only. It is a well maintained park with very nice staff. I would probably stay here again if needing an overnight in this area. We camped at Ellensburg KOA in a Travel Trailer.
Tips for other Campers:
Check out the Thorp Fruit Market and Antique stores.
One night stay in a 50 amp full hookup pull-thru barely long enough to fit our 40' motorhome and tow. Check-in staff was pleasant and efficient. We were told they would be full but it didn't seem that way. Off leash dogpark was mainly near the tent sites and not close to the RV sites. The Yakma River is closer to the tent sites. Hookups are in the middle. Wifi was very weak even near the antenna. Sites are gravel with some grass in between. Internal roads are gravel with narrow turns. On our way out the next morning, we encountered two trees with low hanging branches that we couldn't avoid since they hung down the middle of the lane. Park is a little overpriced for a night's stay. We camped at Ellensburg KOA in a Motorhome.
We were there for 1 night and had a pull thru site with water and 30 amp service, no sewer. It was also hot when we were there but had no problems with electric. It was easy on/off the interstate. The dog park is located a distance from the RV sites but it is a good walk for both you & Fido. There is also a leash free dog pen while not fancy it will do. We decided to head into downtown, a short drive away for dinner. Wished we had left earlier to be able to tour around. Overall the park is clean and good for 1 or several nights. We camped at Ellensburg KOA in a Motorhome.
Tips for other Campers:
If you are a member of the American Legion go to the legion here. It is located atop a hill overlooking the rodeo grounds. Great people and view.
Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $43.00
This is a very nice KOA. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Our site was gravel, but very level with shade. There is plenty of room between sites. The Yakima River runs through the park. There is a pool and playground for kids. We definitely would camp here again. We camped in a 39' RV for 3 nights. We camped at Ellensburg KOA in a Motorhome.
A very clean, friendly and well maintained KOA. Plenty of very nice gravel pads with grass sites with and without shade. Some with FHU's and most with 30 amp or 50 amp and water. The gravel roadways lead to some dust on windy days. There is road noise from the nearby freeway entrance but nothing to keep you from getting a good night's sleep. One of the few KOAs I would stay longer than a few days. We camped at Ellensburg KOA in a Motorhome.
This is the first KOA I have been in. Very well run; check-in was friendly, fast, and efficient. Sites varied in size and not all had sewer hookups. We had a medium size, level, no sewer site one row from the river, could say we had “partial river view.” Well stocked small store. Clean laundry, restrooms and showers. Wi-Fi a little slow but adequate, lots of TV cable channels. All in all a very pleasant stay. Would camp here again. We camped at Ellensburg KOA in a Motorhome.
This is a run of the mill KOA with a big price tag. Our site was long enough for our rig and truck, gravel, but not terribly level. Services, 50 amp, cable, water, and sewer all worked fine. The restrooms were clean in the early afternoon, but my dad took a shower in the morning to a bathroom crawling with bugs. The ladies room was no better at 8 AM. It is a good place for a quick overnight, but we probably would not return. There is not enough value for your dollar. We camped at Ellensburg KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice KOA! They have 2 rows of pull-throughs with full hookups that stay pretty busy. Then they have 3 rows nicely spaced closer to the river with water and electric only. Some back right up to the river. Sites are level gravel on gravel roads so there is a little dust, especially on windy days. Roads are wide enough to make easy in/out for big rigs. Camp Wi-Fi worked well, which was good since both Verizon and AT&T had weak signals. A few sites were good for satellite. Many sites were nicely shaded. We didn't see any tree limbs in the way except for two weeping willow trees which were easily avoided. Amenities included free cable TV, a heated pool and hot tub, and rental bikes for the kids plus multiple playgrounds. Park is pretty close to I-90 so there is some road noise. We camped at Ellensburg KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
We only stayed overnight but would like to stay longer. Beautiful old trees near the river. No problem getting in, but we stayed on a Tuesday. Friendly staff. Would definitely stay again We camped at Ellensburg KOA in a Motorhome.