35 Parks near Federal Way, Washington
Sep 2016 - $45.00
Except for bath/shower bldg, which was cleaned daily, this campground is not well maintained. Sites are small; large rigs had significant trouble navigating the curved roads & trees (this park works for modest-sized rigs); several rundown rigs were using the max 10-night stay; several feral (?) cats. Asphalt pads in disrepair. Thorny wild berry plants encroaching into site & long overdue for trimming. Lots of air traffic noise from nearby Sea-Tac airport. No garbage cans anywhere except at restroom. Beautiful path to Puget Sound shore. Not worth the fee & hassle of the required online reservation procedure. - Taco stand
Aug 2016 - $45.00
This is a beautiful spot! Beware - it is not big rig friendly. There is only 1 site for a big rig (#49). After you come into the campground, do not drive around the circle as the trees, overhead branches and corners are tight. You can back into the site directly from in front of the cabins. This site is along the amphitheater which gives extra room. It is a very wooded campground, but we were able to get satellite. Full 50 amp hook-ups. We made this reservation 6 months ago and are certainly glad we did. It is a hidden gem that is close to seeing everything in Tacoma and Seattle. Check-in is at 2:30! We never saw a campground host or anyone at the gate. - Freedom Bus
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Large site and with fifth wheel parked, it made a very private area with rig parked between site and road. Quiet, full hookup but very popular area. Reservations suggested. I made mine in March for July and 6 days was the longest "open" time. - Edd505
Jun 2014 - $25.00
I rated this low. For $25/night it had to be the worst WA state park we have ever stayed in. Sites 1-4 are the ones where supposedly the large RVs should be. They are as close together as any commercial campground, so no privacy, noise from your neighbor's generator, etc. There were other pull through sites that would have worked. The website just didn't show they were available for larger rigs, but we saw a RV larger than ours on one of them, That would have been a much more pleasant spot with a little more privacy. $25/night for no hooks and no working dump station felt like it was priced too high. You also get charged extra if you are not a WA state resident and want to make a reservation. Unlike most Western WA state parks, there is little or no vegetation between any of the RV sites in this park. Only sites with any privacy are in the tent or very small class B RV area. You are in the flight path of SeaTac so you do get that noise. On the plus side, nice hiking trail in the park and easy walk to the beach area. Probably not a park we'll stay in again. - DRFink
Jul 2013 - $23.00
Nice woodsy park between Seattle and Tacoma. We were in a 45' motorhome and except for one tight turn because of a parked camper sticking out, I was able to navigate thru the park and to the campsite with care, but no problem. The showers do not work (was told by camp host). The place is a bit overgrown. I had to trim a tree as not to scrape going into my site. Site 1 - 4 are best for big rigs. Easy to back in to and easy to pull out. No hookups (as advertised) and a good price. The beach is great. A nice paved path along the waterfront is nice. A good restaurant called Wally's Chowder House a couple of miles away was wonderful. The park is great for camping. Just not very well maintained with the lack of budget in the WA State Park System. - JoeVinnie
Jul 2011 - $22.00
The park was extremely well maintained. There were many trails to explore, and the beach access had excellent low-tide pooling for investigation. Our site right next to the creek was wonderful. Detractions included the airline traffic heading to/from Seatac (pretty minor, but noticeable) and the dry camping (offset by running a generator to recharge batteries). - bradrf
Oct 2016 - $34.00
We have stayed a number of times when we have needed to be in Tacoma and Puyallup. The park is clean and well maintained. The sites that we have stayed in have all be of reasonable size for our 38' 4 slide Carriage 5th wheel. Staff/Management is excellent and friendly. Wifi is dodgy at best. Seems Ok on good weather days but loses it steam when the rain comes. A fair number of full-time residents but all the units are in very good shape and there is no junk lying around. Great for an overnight stop or a more extended stay. My only complaint is that there is no weekly rate. daily (reflected above) and monthly. We will definitely stay again. - tree_skier
Aug 2015 - $34.00
First, the good...the young woman in the office was extremely helpful and pleasant. While the RV park is also a mobile home park, the two are kept separate. There is a pretty little creek (not really accessible) that runs along the back of the property.
We stayed here on the weekend of the drag races, so the place was pretty full.
Now for the rest...
We had reservations but some people didn't leave so what we reserved was not available and we had two options - parallel park our 40' 5th wheel between two carnival rigs or back into a spot that was 30 amp service. Couldn't back in all the way because of overhanging tree limbs.
The "dog walk" is a joke. It's actually a road w/ signs threatening fines if we don't pick up after our dogs. My dogs won't poop on a road. Oh, yeah, the dog walk is where they wanted to parallel park us.
There are NO refunds. Make sure you like your spot before paying by cash or check (they don't take credit cards.)
The place is not kept up. The roads are fairly narrow. The sites are adequately wide. Trees surround the park.
We would NOT stay here again. - User3146
Jul 2014 - $38.00
Do to the past reviews, we were a little reluctant to stay at this park. We found the office person very friendly and helpful. Our site was 75' x 20. Very adequate. Very nice and friendly park. If I were you I would ignore the past reviews. The road in is blacktop, and the parking sites and on Gravel, so what. We stayed over the 4th of July and were near an Indian Reservations. The fireworks sounded like dynamite. My two little dogs were shaking the whole week we were there. Not the parks fault. We would definitely stay their again, but not over the 4 th of July. - Journey39k
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Sites are not all that wide here. We had people sitting only a couple of feet away from us near their fire ring. We could not open any windows because of the smoke from their fire. Kind of a sketchy place, but we had no problems. There are people living in tents here who spend 7 nights, leave for 1 and then come back. Sites are mostly level and paved. Verizon cell and broadband both very good. OTA TV was poor, no networks found. We had ION and a couple of PBS type stations. Not a place we are likely to return to, but our stay was acceptable. - Bob and Inga
Sep 2015 - $25.00
Dogs barking (pit bulls), campers burning garbage (stinks) One trailer was allowing their tanks to drain onto campsite and running into street. Sites are long enough for big rigs. 7 day limit. Some trailers were really run down. We will not be back unless we have to. We usually stay at the Puyallup Fairgrounds but couldn't because the fair was going on. - catrst
Aug 2015 - $25.00
What a gem this place is. We were a little underwhelmed when we arrived but the surroundings are beautiful and it was a wonderful place to stay. Sites are asphalt and level. Stayed for 5 days. Loved the bike/walking path. Can ride for miles along the river and through the trees without crossing a road! If you are into disc golf this is the place for you! Grass is brown because they don't water but the trees are magnificent. It must be beautiful in the fall. They do keep the trees trimmed so they don't rub on your rig. We had no problem with our 38' class A motorhome. Camp host is a great guy. No wifi but Verizon LTE is strong and hotspot worked great. Our Directv roof mounted dish also worked great, even through the trees. Nice to have shade at our site #12. It's about a 45 minute drive to downtown Seattle and if I came back I would look into the public transportation as an option to driving. - thekites
Sep 2007 - $20.00
A nice park. Has gone through a lot since the flood in 2006. Still seems to be picking up the pieces. - cnelson
Aug 2016 - $25.00
What a pleasant place to stay! I think it would be a little crowded if all the spaces were full, but that will probably only happen during the fair. The fairgrounds owns a lot of adjacent property, one of which is bordered by blackberry bushes. That lot also has two apple trees, two pear trees and two Italian plum trees. What a treasure!
The camp host was very friendly and helpful.
There were several full-time RVers and they organized some activities. - User3146
Nov 2015 - $25.00
Had a relative in a nearby hospital, making this location very convient. As stated before, ground is soft when rains hit, but the camp host showed me a good spot. Nothing special about the park, but well suited for area travels. Weather turned very cold while there, causing water problems, but worked though it. Site can get very close but there were about 10 rvs on site, so plenty of room. - sfretts
Oct 2015 - $25.00
If you're going to see stuff or do something in Tacoma this is a great location. As mentioned, it's just a big grassy parking lot with full hookups. You can save $5/night by signing up and paying in the Fair office. I can't say that it's convenient for running into Seattle. The fact of the matter is the traffic into Seattle is horrible. You can pretty much count on 1.5 + hrs to drive 30 or 40 miles unless you get very lucky. Right now it's a combination of traffic volume, construction, weather, and accidents. We went into the Seattle from here 3 times and each time it was at least 1.5 hrs each way. That being said I'm not sure there's any place else to stay around the area that would be any better. When we stayed here there were only about a dozen sites filled so we had plenty of space. When it's full you'd pretty much be right on top of one another. Verizon MiFi worked great. We'd stay here again. - pumper9x9
Aug 2015 - $15.00
The sites are wide and there is a pool and showers. However, after we got our motorhome leveled off and slide outs extended we discovered that there are NO WATER connections at the sites. All plastic pipes above ground have been broken at each site. Camp Host offered no realistic explanation, nor was there a note in the sign up box to that effect. There is a fresh water spigot near the dump station, but who knew we needed to fill up before setting up ? There are showers available for use but they're not in great shape. We will not return to this Elks Lodge unless the water issue is corrected. - RVtravelers2
Sep 2014 - $15.00
30 Amp with Water and easy access Dump station. Showers available when the pool is open or just ask and they will let you use them. Grass spots with enough room that makes it comfortable. We eat Sunday breakfast and had dinner a couple of times. They have a golf course next to them that is private but they have an arrangement so that if you are staying there you can use it. Swimming pool available showers are available in the pool house if you ask.
I can only give an overall grade of 8 to any site that does not have sewer connection at the pad. But other than that this is a 10 site. - Gilbert & Gail
Aug 2016 - $56.00
The campground is very tight you are right on top of your neighbor. Made me think of sardines. Not sure how the bigger rigs can get in and out when the campground is full. We had a situation come up and needed to leave a day early and I was happy to get out. The cable TV is very limited, which is OK but the reception was terrible. The WiFi is TengoInternet, which we always have problems with but this time it did work for emails very adequately. They do have a pet area for our dog to go off leash. - Tagil
Jul 2016 - $60.00
Wow. They are taking greed to a whole new level here. Overflow was everywhere (and they were paying 37 dollars for the privilege). "Packed in" would be an understatement. Overflow parked on every inch of grass, every curb, every possible place. For those who DID have a site there was very little water, I'm guessing it was because they were over their head. Plan on (slowly) filling up your tank and using your own pump for anything useful like dishes or a shower.
My neighbor had a lazy boy, a full sized refrigerator, wood furniture, etc., etc., in his small campsite. Enough said.
That said, if they would curb the overflow and monitor what is going on in their campground this place would rank better. I've stayed in the winter and it was fine, (but they don't reduce their prices much). - Oregon Ms
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Nice park, good staff. One must take into account that this is one of the oldest campgrounds in the area of which there are not many. It is very convenient to the city. It was designed with much smaller RV's in mind, not 40FT+ motor homes. It is tight and close, but clean and well kept. Let's face it, your not staying here to enjoy the KOA. You are staying here to be close to the city. So get over it being tight. The staff was outstanding. The facilities that we used (almost none), were clean and well kept. We left our MH for a week while taking a cruise and would not have a problem doing it again. - Rick & Gail
Oct 2016 - $42.00
First, this was a great park overall. I'm from Oregon and usually stay at secluded Oregon State Parks so this was a first for me at a less secluded type of RV park. It's hard to compare to a State Park, but it was clean, well run with facilities people doing touch up maintenance every day, and had a friendly staff. I would definitely return if I'm in the area again at some point.
The cons were that I was parked in the bright sun all day, close to the office, as compared to under the trees in other locations, and was quite close to the neighbor above me on the sloped ground. Otherwise though it did allow for satellite if desired, the restrooms/showers were close by, (The distant sites are quite a ways from the restrooms/showers/laundry etc.), and in all other ways the site was fine. - oregoncamper
Sep 2016 - $45.00
This is one of the best RV Parks in the entire Puget Sound area. Most are very poor. We have returned to the Puget Sound area a number of times. We chose to stay near Tacoma because of the activities we were doing.
Very good interior roads. Very good gravel sites. Our back in site was level. The campground is built on a hill, so some sites may experience tilting while parking their rig. The staff was friendly at courteous. The bathrooms were clean. Shopping is about 1.5 miles away. The harbor is only 0.5 miles away. The Cushman bike trail is less than 0.5 miles away.
We would stay here again if our travels took us to the Tacoma area. - rvfulltime
Aug 2016 - $50.00
The ladies who work the reception desk bent over backwards to make sure we felt good about our stay. They called us three times before we arrived, once to make sure we knew we had a site for the whole time and didn't have to move, and twice to make sure we were still coming. Also, to ask our arrival time and give us instructions if we were running late.
The site we had was back in and not level. We have auto-levelers but we still had to use boards. The surroundings are a wooded forest and really very shady and nice.
The bathrooms are clean and secured with a code, which I like. - Linda dlm