13 Parks near Elma, Washington
Aug 2014 - $27.00
Rate reflects price for a weekend visit (not including the online reservation fee). It's a small park in a slightly out-of-the-way place, but still proved very popular. The day use area has a mile or two of hiking trails, along with picnic areas. Campground was fully booked when we visited, with several tents and two or three cars parked at each site. Fortunately a state park ranger made a couple rounds in the evening, along with volunteer hosts who were very attentive. A handful of utility sites are on a loop by the entrance, but the most secluded sites are in the back of the park. Creek runs by many of the sites. However you are not allowed to set up tents on the grassy banks. Facilities were disappointing, even by state park standards. The bathhouse seems to be original to the park, and was very dirty and smelly. The coin-operated shower in the men's room doesn't drain properly, causing water to pool by the toilets and sinks. - RVNed
Aug 2006 - $21.00
This campground was very busy and noisy. I'm sure during the off season it would be a great place to stay. The utility sites are very close together and dusty. We were in site #2 and had 3 trees next to us which gave us more room than some of the other sites. There are only 6 utility sites and the rest are standard. The dump station is located just outside the park going north. This is a first come first serve park and if you get here by 2pm midweek you shouldn't have a problem getting in. There are 2 restrooms and 1 shower along with a very small store which carries ice and dry goods like soap and sponges, they do not stock food. We would stay here again as an overnighter. - jannie5
Jul 2016 - $20.00
Good value with Passport America, $39 for 2 nights. We had a nice level 50 amp FHU with cable. The wifi was usable, but on the slow side. Site had a very course stone base which was tough on the feet. Some sites are back to back, so if the other half is empty it works like a pull thru. We were able to pull thru into our site, but someone backed into the site behind us the next day. Speed bumps were made of gravel and somewhat hard to see. They had just recently been redone, so they were on the severe side. Parking for the toad was tight as it was between our motor home and a tree. Overall, a nice stopping point and the cookies were excellent. - Bob and Inga
Jun 2016 - $14.00
We stayed here for two weeks using our RPI membership. Sites are dirt/gravel and ours wasn't level, but we were able to get there with our jacks. Initially the power at our site didn't work but the technician quickly replaced the plug. Grass at the sites is very weedy and rough but they won't allow you to put rugs down...a little landscaping work would really help. Clubhouse is nice and everything we used was clean and in working condition. We would stay here again. - z32k12
Jun 2016 - $0.00
Very nice campground with paved streets and plenty of space between camp sites. Staff were all very friendly and check-in was a breeze. We had a 50 amp full hookup site and with our Coast to Coast, we stayed for free. Cable TV was $1.00 nightly. Campground offers ice cream social, breakfast on Saturdays, dinner on Saturdays and awesome cinnamon rolls Sunday morning. Good cell coverage and were able to use our personal WiFi without any problems. Great place to stay. - Dedra C
Jul 2016 - $18.00
Great place to stop on our way home. Friendly host and they had all the hookups plus great cable TV. Would stay here again. - Chief1
Jul 2016 - $19.00
Good value with Passport America. We had a nice level 50 amp full hookups with cable. WiFi was usable, but on the slow side. Site had a very course stone base which was tough on the feet. Some sites are back to back, so if the other half is empty it works like a pull-through. We were able to pull through into our site, but someone backed into the site behind us the next day. Speed bumps were made of gravel and somewhat hard to see. They had just recently been redone, so they were on the severe side. Parking for the toad was tight as it was between our motor home and a tree. Overall, a nice stopping point and the cookies were excellent. - Bob and Inga
Jun 2016 - $3.00
Nothing special here but a fairly quiet park. The employees are really helpful. Sites are gravel, fairly close together. There is a train that goes by at 5:45 am. Thirty minutes to Olympia. I am very tired of parks that advertise free WiFi but the bandwidth and range are so small that it's a joke. I was never been able to access the WiFi even with our booster and we were very close to the antenna. Just a pet peeve of mine being a full-timer. - 12858
Jul 2016 - $32.00
We stayed here one night only. This is a new park and we found it because of a referral from another RV park. This park had openings, probably because it's a new park. But it seems they already have a few full-timers staying there. The park is part of a motel and you check in at the motel's front desk. Check-in was easy and the person who helped us was friendly and helpful.
The park is new, so everything is clean. The bathrooms are especially nice, modern, big shower stalls and very clean. Wifi was terrible (we never could get connected) and they had no cable. And we weren't able to get a single channel with the antennae, a first for us. But because we were there only one night, it wasn't a big issue for us. We rented a movie at the local grocery store and we were fine.
We parked in site #6, it was a pull-through right in front of the bathrooms. Unfortunately, it was also right by the railroad tracks. We only heard one train go by and it wasn't loud. But it just wasn't a pretty view at all. There were plenty of other sites where the tracks were not visible, with trees all around. Our site itself was big and roomy; no picnic tables or fire pit available that we could see.
It's right off the freeway, so it's very convenient, and it was easy to get in and out of the park.
The town is a quiet town, with quite a few restaurants to pick from. Within walking distance is a gas station, convenience store and the Fishing Hole Restaurant, which was actually very good.
Although we didn't see much of Montesano, it's a cute little town. Montesano is a fishing town and is between Olympia and Ocean Shores WA. Montesano has many outdoor activities, including camping, fishing, hunting, kayaking, boating, hiking, and bird watching.
According to the motel manager, they do plan on getting cable. But for now, my rating is due to the lack of cable and weak wi-fi. - Phil and Yo
Jul 2015 - $22.00
A real "GEM" Friendly Staff, Nice surroundings. Some sites have view of Lake. Lots of grass. Walking trail around lake. Close to Challis River. Fishing Docks on both lake and river. Verizon OK. No wifi or cable. Water and Elect. Will be back. - silverado
Jun 2015 - $22.00
The price included a senior discount for age 55 and over. There are some very good things about this park. The view is very good with water on two sides and tree covered hills behind the water south of the campground. The sites are all asphalt and fairly level. The manager and host are friendly. It is quiet, which means that it is in the middle of nowhere. The campground is clean and well kept, although there is a lot of old equipment stacked around the host's campsite. There is a mile and a half asphalt trail that goes around the lake on the north side of the campground that is excellent for walking your pets. On the down side, the showers are coin operated and the bathrooms are closed from 9 PM to 7 AM. There is hardly any shade to speak of and there is little vegetation between sites to act as a buffer. The grass is brown. I did see some watering going on, but they waited far too long to start. In their defense, this is the Washington coast, and they should be getting rain, but they haven't had any for about two weeks. There is no cable or Wifi, but we were able to get one Fox station with our antenna and we had a strong signal with Verizon. This is not a fancy park and only has 18 sites, but at $22 per night, it is not a bad value. I wouldn't want to spend a whole summer here, but it works for a few nights while exploring the Olympic peninsula. We would stay here again. - Dale07
Jul 2014 - $22.00
We were delighted when we arrived at this park. The sites are paved and very large. The park has a nice picnic area, boat launch ramps, fishing piers, and playground. The staff was friendly and helpful. The property is well maintained. The park overlooks both a lake and a river. Beautiful setting, beautiful sunsets. Can't say enough about this park. - hbcamper
Aug 2016 - $18.00
We were almost surprised how nice it was after reading the most recent review. We were expecting gravel pads that were not level and instead found a park with concrete pads, asphalt roads, and some of the cleanest facilities that we have encountered. The rate also includes use of the hotel pool, fitness room, and hot tub - all a short walk from the RV Park.
The restrooms/showers are very nice with tile floors and have shampoo/soap dispensers in the showers. The laundry room has 3 washers and 3 dryers that are all kept up and are only 75 cents a load. The wi-fi at the park was the only downfall as it was very slow.
The spots themselves have concrete pads, well maintained grass, and include 50amp, water, sewer and cable tv with 60+ channels. - Bay Area Early retirees
Jul 2016 - $19.00
This is our third stay here in the last 5 years. As noted by others, check in is at the casino hotel. This is always a hassle - especially when you have to find someplace to park the RV before going to register. 18 of the sites are pull through with the rest being back in. The interior roads are asphalt or gravel. The sites are gravel and many appear (from the numerous blocks I saw being used) to not be very level. Site length will be a problem for many larger rigs. Site width is OK - maybe 15' between pads. We had a barely level enough, gravel, pull through, FHU site. I believe all sites are FHU with 50+ channel cable TV. The WIFI worked well for our minimal (e-mail and surfing) needs - it even worked OK after it got dark. There is nothing recreational in the park, but the hotel indoor pool and hot tube are available to RV park customers. I saw no signs of any recycling. This park fills up most nights during the summer season. So, call ahead for reservations - especially if you want to stay on a weekend. - Jerry S
Jul 2016 - $18.00
We have a 45' motor home and must be level in order to extend our slides. Our size and leveling limitations eliminates many choices of locations. Checking in/out is a hassle as their are no signs to guide you. Suggest you ask for your assigned space and park. Then walk or drive or to the hotel for registration. - Don A
Aug 2016 - $25.00
This is basically an "Honor System" park. No employees working the park. You simply pull-in, find a spot and drive to the motel to register. We did secure a space by phone but no specific site. Nice area to walk your dog. A bit tight if you extend an awning but doable. There is a 3ft wide strip of grass separating each site. There is a covered BBQ area with picnic tables. If you like casinos then this park is fine. Nothing else to do in the immediate area. - Alpenlite35RK
Jul 2016 - $25.00
We have a 45' motor home and must be level in order to extend our slides. Our size and leveling limitations eliminates many choices of locations. This is a very nice clean adjunct to the casino that is about one mile away. There are not a lot of spaces, but apparently enough to accommodate the traffic. There is a convenient fuel station across the street. The buffet at the casino is excellent. (of course) - Don A
Jun 2014 - $25.00
We stayed at the remote portion of this park, as the main portion doesn't allow slides. It is basically a paved parking lot, but it is neat and well-kept. No sewer, but the dump station is conveniently located at the exit. There is a convenience store/gas station across the road, and the fuel prices are pretty good for the area. There is a shuttle over the main casino for those who wish to avail themselves of those services. - jamiec
Aug 2016 - $15.00
This is an alternative kind of camp ground for us. You must be an Elk member to stay here. It is not a public campground. My overall reaction to staying here for 2 nights is positive, in spite of what I may now explain.
The layout is interesting - not all that level and definitely not groomed. There are 4 or 5 pull through sites and 15 or so back in sites. All are E/W only. Some of the interior roads are in fairly good shape, others not so much. There is a dump site as you leave; the power was only 30 amp or less. (It was over 90 degrees each day - we ran the generator.) There is wi-fi at no cost - not bad but a little spotty. Our DirecTv worked as well as some local channels on the wind-up antenna. There were only 5 or 6 other rigs in the park when we were here. The price was terrific! All on the honor system - put the money in the envelope and the envelope in the tube.
We never met the camp host, however we were there for the Thursday night Bingo in the lodge basement, where we also found a fairly decent hamburger and sandwich menu. The lodge isn't open often - Thursday and Friday nights primarily. The road out is scary - we will be exiting thru the entrance, thank you very much! We might come back here. We have friends in the area and like the price. - BethnBubba
Jul 2015 - $15.00
You must be an Elks Lodge Member. The sites are fairly large and easy to access. There is a large grassy area where we ran our two dogs. beautiful views and the lodge is very nice.
Camp host provided a welcome package, we enjoyed her company and think she is the best host we've ever met. Enjoyed Dinner during Thursday Bingo and Had fun at the Friday Country Dance. Sad that we missed the live Band on Saturday. Volunteer staff very helpful and friendly. - Camper2541
Sep 2015 - $38.00
This is the worst park I have stayed in since Oklahoma. A very loud hwy runs right next to the park plus a railway is just across the street. The park has a bunch of junkie trailers and plenty of junk outside the trailers. Stay somewhere else. - nordicboats
Sep 2015 - $450.00
We stayed here a month. My mom lives very close and it was good to be able to have our own space. The bathroom and showers were clean and maintained. There were a lot of fulltimers. A group of working farmers, were staying there in 3 separate units. They would drink beer outside of their units, and leave half full cases just sitting there for any minors etc. to find. Here is my bigger concern. They have the same passcode for the bathroom for men and women. On several occasions I would go to try and have a shower and one of these guys was in the stall doing his business. There is no way I feel safe having a shower. I expressed this to the kind lady at the office and I was told I should go tell them it is unacceptable. Seriously? That is on me? The Wi-Fi is so incredibly poor. I asked the same lady in the office and was told it is shared and I should keep my expectations low. Wow. It is adjacent to the highway, lots of road noise. Along railroad tracks as well, so you get the benefit of trains all night. The power was sketchy. It has been very hot and lots of people had their air conditioning on. So the power would come on and off. It was horrible to come back and find our fridge was defrosting due to no power. - Michele Rene
Aug 2015 - $36.00
Last-minute decision after the nearby Love's was full. Full service pull- through but the single most crowded conditions seen outside of a RV dealer's lot. Lots of seasonals/permanent residents. Site was satisfactory, level, full hookup, etc. Would have preferred the truck stop. - Mtmoi
Aug 2016 - $36.00
Very long pull-through, FHU, 50amp site. Cable TV with numerous stations, WIFI was great some days and awful others. River setting is very nice. Convenient to the National Park and other areas to visit. Great park managers to deal with, friendly and helpful and one lady makes fresh cookies every day! - Bob & Stephanie
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Wifi didn't work in the back. Site was a back -in and was wide and long enough. Nice area to walk the dog. - littlegeneral
Sep 2015 - $36.00
Nice park along the river. Great deck area on the river for relaxing, reading or barbequing. Friendly staff and good access to the interstate highway. Our site was a little narrow. - ckharvey