27 Parks near Gig Harbor, Washington
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 - $36.00
We stayed for 5-6 days and on the 2nd to last night we found out about the shooting range within hearing distance! Oh my, guns firing until dark, nearly all day. Also, the pad we were on was the gravel the size of a fist and difficult to get level on and hard to even walk on. We would not stay here again. - CarrieD
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This is not a resort by any means - it is the only RV park anywhere near Gig Harbor. Be aware the park is on a hill and spaces aren't really level... Would we stay here again? I seriously doubt it. Too many issues with staff and grounds. - Budlink
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
Sep 2015 - $35.00
Penrose Point is a beautiful state park with no hookups. Water spigots are available, and the dump station has potable water. The campground is heavily forested, which grants significant privacy for most campsites. Some of the turns are quite tight and branches can be low, so really big rigs may have a tough time navigating to their site. But, my 25' trailer and 20' truck were fine. The sites are moderately level. Bring some blocks. You will need them. Verizon service was good. Due to the many tall trees, satellite TV service is nearly impossible, and broadcast TV is limited to a few local religious channels. But don't spend your time watching TV! Get out and see the beauty of nature in the Pacific NW. There is no playground for the little ones, but a big grassy day use area is available with a smooth gravel beach which is very shallow and perfect for wading. This is an ideal park for kayaking. The hiking trails are extensive and lovely. This park is fairly remote, yet only 2 hours from downtown Seattle, 0nly 1 hour from Tacoma. A big grocery and several small restaurants are located about 20-25 minutes north of the park. The sites are gravel and dirt, with lots of moss mixed in. Campfire rings and picnic tables are at each site. Though I didn't see every campsite, I recommend avoiding site 50 - the trail to the bathrooms literally goes through the site. I camped in site 16 - a moderately sized pull-through. I was at Penrose on Labor Day weekend. My fellow campers were okay. On one side, two families were loud talkers, but generally fine. On the other side, two families that were quiet and hardly noticeable other than the occasional soft notes of strumming on guitar strings. Pretty typical for a state park on a holiday weekend. Kids on bikes were everywhere. Lots of dogs too. I would happily return to Penrose Point. - SeaTeacher
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
Jun 2015 - $45.00
We had space T24 on the beach loop - 30 amp, water, and sewer. The temperature soared to 92 degrees the first day, but our AC worked fine on 30 amps (we're a 50 amp unit). The pull-through sites could be a little longer for today's rigs, but if everyone parks properly, things seem to fit okay. Friendly staff. - NotSoBadBob
Sep 2013 - $37.00
Nice scenery. Some of the pull-throughs are a little sharp for the bigger rigs, but most are okay. We arrived about 1/2 hour before check-in time and had no trouble getting right in. Ranger and staff were pleasant. We stayed in the Beach Loop at a pull-through site with 50 amp, water, and sewer. - NotSoBadBob
Jul 2011 - $35.00
The location of Belfair is great for visiting the Seattle area. The park itself is a wonderful park, and is well maintained. Very laid back, and I was impressed to see the volunteer workers cleaning campsites as soon as a camper left, prior to new arrivals. They do enforce the no check in before 2:30p, which was not a big deal. We are in a 40' MH /c 3 slides, and the spaces are limited for a rig our size, but there are several to choose from. If you don't need services, there are great sites without hookups that would easily fit our rig. The ferry terminal was a 30 minute drive, and we got to Seattle in 1 hr, shopped, and got back without any traffic hassle. Don't attempt to take your MH to the ferry terminal, parking is very limited. We left ours after checkout in the day use area and went on the ferry for the day. - red baron
Sep 2016 - $25.00
This is camping for Elks members only . I consider this urban camping at its best. We stayed here five days; it was convenient to relatives house and also attractions in Seattle. If at all possible try to get the sites further back from the main street traffic; traffic is somewhat steady till late in the evening. There's also some walking residents that cut through the parking lot from the apartment complex behind the Elks Lodge. Sometimes you question first impressions, but there were no issues with anybody and everything was quiet and safe . I did ask the bartender inside the Elks, if they'd ever had any issues with vandalism. He said in the three years he had been there he had not experienced any so that was a good sign. Remember to call ahead as there are only eight sites there and it seems like people tend to stay for longer periods than what I normally see. I would try to get sites one through five if possible. There was a vacancy when we got there on a Friday which worked out for us, but nobody left till we left five days later. All utility hookups are in back of your parking spot which is a back-in, so plan accordingly. You may need longer sewer hoses, water hoses etc. but everything worked fine for us. I would say this, if you plan on camping here make sure you are comfortable with backing up in tight spots on a incline. Your spots are level, but you're on a grade backing in; tow car hook up and disconnect can be an issue. We used the fire lane for a short period of time. I would stay here again if in the area. - monaco cruiser
Aug 2016 - $38.00
Price includes out of state and reservation fees. A very pretty, quiet, Washington state park with some really interesting history and friendly hosts/volunteers/Rangers. Great location with easy (and cool) ferry rides to Seattle. Unfortunately, it really isn't big rig friendly. The road through the park has tight turns with trees very close to the road and lots of low hanging branches. From the web site descriptions and lengths, several of the sites appear to be able to handle big rigs, but after seeing them in person, most are not. Our site (6), while very long, was a V shape with a large tree right in the middle which made pulling through impossible. We also had to bring out the ladder and pruning sheers to trim back branches in our site. Several back-in sites had trees very close to the road making maneuvering in difficult. All sites are very shaded which is nice for cooler temps. No satellite reception, and barely usable Verizon coverage. Most sites are not close to being level. Pull-through site 9 is probably the best site for big rigs in the park if you must stay here. If you don't mind tree branches scraping against your big rig, and are proficient in maneuvering in tight places, this park will be fine. Otherwise, I wouldn't suggest anything larger than 36-38' here (and tree branch scrapes would still apply). - Jerry and Betsy
Aug 2016 - $35.00
We stayed two nights and had a delightful stay. Staff very friendly. They even were trimming bushes at 8:00pm. Very woody sites, nice path to beach. Restrooms very clean so we'd stay here again. - Silvana CLark
Sep 2014 - $30.00
Only a few 50amp sites so check if you need it. Pretty much in the trees with total shade. Makes it nice and mostly private. No sewer at site but good spot in campground. A 1/4 mile hike to the water or drive to day use area. Great spot to stay while exploring Bremerton Navy exhibits. Close enough to drive to town for good food. - Kirt
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 2016 - $20.00
Rate is based on $550 a month and $80 for electricity divided by 31 days. Nice quiet park but you are very close to your neighbor. Hard to put out awning without it interfering on another site. Office personnel nice. They sell propane and will bring it to your site. Good Verizon phone and wifi and good Dish Network service. We would stay here again as it is close to Seattle for medical appointments. - rolling homeless
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
Feb 2017 - $60.00
We stayed 1 night. All the back-ins and pull-thrus are very tight. The pull-thrus would not accommodate our 32ft trailer with the pick up attached, we had to get a back in and pay more. The campground was 90% full and more than half are semi permanent residents who do not seem to follow the rules of keeping their sites tidy. There is no room in most sites for a car to park so they are parked in the driveway and on the roads. Overall impression is that the campground is not well maintained, will not return. - Karen H
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
Aug 2016 - $16.00
Tough to rate this park. The location on American Lake is beautiful and quiet with shade from huge trees. The view (if you're lucky enough to have one) can be lovely. Nice place to walk dogs (on leash only). The sites are a mix of good to bad. The back row up on the hill has 50 amp, the other sites have 30 amp (although the office person who made our reservation said there was 30 amp only). There were only four 5th wheels in the park which tells us those with 5th wheels probably avoid it. We have a 38' 5th wheel and will not return unless we can get on the back row (C sites) or Site A-1 because the others are just too hard to back into. Most of the other sites are too short for big rigs, but a Class A can just manage to fit if they aren't huge. Our 5th wheel stuck out in the road a little and another 5th wheel toyhauler stuck out at least 5 feet. The A and B row sites are too close together. If you can back your rig close enough to the hook-ups you can either park your car next to your RV or you can use your awning and picnic table. One or the other, not both. We could do neither because our site was so hard to get into we couldn't get right up to the hook-ups. We didn't have enough room on either side to put the picnic table or our truck. Our side view was of an old Class C in poor condition. The sites are a mix of fairly level to very unlevel, all gravel and not kept up well. Rows A and B are like being in a gravel parking lot. If you come in on a weekend you can pay by check or cash and leave it in a dropbox. On weekdays you have to hunt for the office in Bldg 16 which is in the coffee shop/credit union building with no number on it. The laundry is clean with 2 household-size washers and dryers but no coin machine. The primitive campsites are at the opposite end of the campground from the bathrooms, an convenient walk. At $16 per day it was a good deal but not good enough for us to return unless we got a decent site. - all4pets