Old park, but new utilities, fencing etc. Sites on the "beach side" very narrow, but long enough. Mostly pull-thru's. Some large enough for big rigs. Didn't use but peeked into bathroom/shower & old but acceptably clean. $5 site & $100 view of the Hood Canal. Can pick your own oysters from the beach for a fee. Sites in the woods across the street had nice shade, but didn't check them out closely. We would certainly stay here again if the occasion arose. We camped at Rest-a-While RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
Just long enough for my travel trailer
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Tow Vehicle Parking
Tips for other Campers:
Close to access to "Staircase" area in Olympic NP & to Lake Cushman Skokomish Tribal resort. Shrimping, clamming, oyster picking, fishing, hiking, elk herd & much more within EZ drive
This is an old RV park. I read that there were new owners as of 2013. The office staff was eager to please. The grounds were not so pleasing. There are great views on the water side of the park, but the sites are very close. We pulled our awning in when our next-door neighbor arrived. We were here with a group, otherwise I wouldn't like to be so close to my neighbors. The club house was adequate. No a/c, old metal folding chairs, etc. Sites on the other side are larger and shaded. Some are pull-thrus on grass. Some are big, some small. Hard to predict what you'll get. Water side had new electric, sewer and water connections. Rental house was shabbier than 2 years ago per members of our group. The best thing about this place is how close to the water you can be if you choose, and how pleasant the staff was. Worse stuff was age and repair of structural things. You can tell that this used to be a really nice facility. Now--not so much. I hope the new owners can fix it up and make it worth $45/nite. They've got an uphill journey but I can see potential here. We camped at Rest-a-While RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Picnic Table, Patio
Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Tips for other Campers:
Seafood when there isn't a toxic event. Boating on the Hood Canal. Looking at the water.
This once great park has really fallen on hard times. I believe the new owner (As of Oct 2013) is trying to bring the park up, but its really needing a lot of TLC. Electrical issues on the water side needs to be addressed. The boxes are OLD and rusty. Some of our members had breakers go often. Talking with another RV group it appears this new owner is trying to restore it, but He needs to invest in the grounds big time. Needs to get rid of the "Full Timers" with seedy rigs and seedier jobs (IE Ladies of the night). I will wait for a year to see if it improves but as it sits now I doubt I will recommend the park. Especially with the Price they charge .. $45 a night water side and $40 a night park side is really steep for the condition its in. We camped at Rest-a-While RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Was never so let down in a place that the Website lied about. First of all the entire place was so run down, the grounds were unbelievably shabby compared to the others we stayed at around the area. All the sites had very old electrical outlets and the Wi Fi was never reliable, we were for ever talking to a Man who referred to himself as the "Manger" that was walking around behind a Wheel Chair. He explained that the place had only just changed ownership and that there were going to be amazing changes this summer to up grade the grounds. We were upset about the two Pit bulls that were tethered to some old boat moorings they challenged our little dogs every time we walked around the landing. One day one of the dogs broke the rope it was tied to and charged one of our Members, I said something to the Man who proclaimed to be the Manger about this and he informed our group that nothing would be done about it because the Owner of the R.V Park was good friends of the people who owned the two dogs. The other side of this Camp Ground is larger than the waterside but it is in worse shape by far, how can someone who owns a R.V Park charge the rates he does when the place is so beat up and run down. Next to the Office is a very old and run down Motor Home that has a smaller R.V parked along side with a very rusted top, ( it appeared to not run ) this place stank of decay and liqueur. The one trailer next to it was not as bad but it to was clearly beat up also, is this a R.V Park or Mobile Home Park for the Homeless?. We did how ever notice one single smaller older Trailer up front that the person clearly cares enough to place a nice little wooden fence around it. This so called Rest a While R.V Park really needs to not worry so much about renting the place out until the Owner steps up and up grades it. We will not be back and will be informing many other Groups about the poor condition of the place. We camped at Rest-a-While RV Park in a Motorhome.
We were greatly disappointed by the condition of the place, first the R.V park is really not that at all it is more of a run down Mobile Home Park. It was not maintained at all we were a large group of 30 and could not believe the un-kept condition of the grounds. The water side is the only part of this tired ole R.V Camp that is partly maintained, though clean on this side the entire place needs a complete facelift. The electric is out dated, internet kept failing due to old wiring, sites are old and run down, there is really nothing to do at this place other than walking across the road at the water. There is no place to walk our Dogs with out going into another's site which is rude to those camping. The showers were smelly, dingy and never very well cared for, the laundry room had only two washers and dryers for so many sites. There was one older Motor Home and Trailer on the right side of the road next to the Business Office that had household items around their sites along with a smaller older R.V that sat there also (not running), my husband was appalled at this and talked to our other members about the way the Owner of the place allowed such trash to be here. How sad to allow a place to host such people who clearly do not care how they live to be apart of his business, clearly anyone who permits this type of person to live that way has no business running a R.V Camp. Needless to say we will not be returning and will be sure to tell others about the place. We camped at Rest-a-While RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $40.00
This park comes across as somewhat shabby. Of what appears to have been a fairly thriving diverse enterprise only the RV park was operating when we visited. We had a water side site which had a 50 amp and a 20 amp service. The 20 amp did not function. The cable and WIFI worked better than many places we have stayed. The water side sites are a little tight but paved, level and clean. We enjoyed the view. We camped at Rest-a-While RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $38.00
The Rest-A-While should be put to rest. It is a big time "has been" place. Website looked good with waterfront sites, fresh fish market, marina, drive-in food, private clam and oyster beach, etc. When we arrived, we found that everything except the park's sites were closed up. Even the beach was posted as not safe because of some parasite infestation. They took a $20 deposit on even a fire pit, then didn't open the office until 10 am, which is after most rigs have left, thus, leaving the $20 for them. They charged our daughter and husband $7.00 per day per kid (they have 4), so that left a poor taste right there. Our sites were very old, but were overlooking the beautiful Hood Canal, which we did enjoy. All around, though, we won't return. This place is really an old relic that is all but dead. We camped at Rest-a-While RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $34.00
We are staying here for 5 nights. Our Bluebird group meets here every year. They have put in a few 50 amp hookups new this year. It's right on Hood Canal but not on the ocean. Some spots are right on the Canal. We are in site 19 with 50 amp full hookups. They also have sites across the road back in the trees. Place is pretty old, but the hookups are OK. Our group has been coming here for 8 years in the fall and we will continue to come back. We camped at Rest-a-While RV Park in a Motorhome.
Nice park, some sites are right on the water. Other sites located across the hwy, lots of shade. Call ahead to book sites on water as they fill up quickly. Very nice/helpful staff. Reasonable rates considering the location. Local shopping, gas and groceries within 2 miles. Stayed here last year and will come back again. We camped at Rest-a-While RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Overall campground was nice. Sites are pretty close to each other; no privacy. No fire pits, you have to rent them. Sites are not level, wish they would spend a few dollars to properly grade each site. Strange that they had hookups on the wrong side, had to purchase more hose to connect. Campground is very quite considering you are right on Hwy 101. Host are very nice, they even help get you into your site. Would stay there again if I could get a different site. We camped at Rest-a-While RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Somehow they lost our reservation. Called in Feb. for a Memorial Day weekend spot & calling a week before arrival to confirm. We think they overrode our reservation w/someone in our same party w/the same last name. No apologies, etc. And they don't require deposits so I couldn't really prove that I ever called in the 1st place. Because of the Hood Canal Bridge closure, traffic on Hwy 101 in Hoodsport is up 63%, and it horrendous, ALL NIGHT long!! The way the hook-up's are, we had to have the bed in our 5th just feet away from 101 & it sounded like semi's were going to come barreling into us!! Plus, there's no privacy, not much for kids to do & Hoodsport doesn't offer much. We camped at Rest-a-While RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a great stay here. I have ridden or driven by this place since I was a kid and never stopped. I have seen the cabins replaced with RV sites and never stayed here till now and it was a very pleasant experience all around. It is a bit old-fashioned as RV parks go as the sites run from short to stretched and some of them are kind of weird as to the hook-ups location. The front, beach, are kind of close, but since there weren't too many sites taken, they were more than adequate.. We have decided that since it's only 45 miles from home, we'll be doing some weekend trips this winter and we'll use the front sites. The restrooms are clean, nice laundry and a very nice meeting room. Oh, and it has a sling type boat launch and TONS of Oysters which you can either pick yourself or buy in the office. We camped at Rest-a-While RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
We had a great View of Hoods Canal from our water front site 28. They have a boat lift to lauch your boat. The oysters we picked on their beach for a very small fee where great. The only negative was the waterfront sites are a little close. The management and staff were very friendly. It's a place we'll visit again after the season rush is over. We camped at Rest-a-While RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: April, 2008 - $29.00
This is a nice place for a short outing. Stayed here one night in a waterfront space. The office was friendly and helpful. WiFi Internet signal was very strong. There were many TV channels on the cable connection. Most of the facilities such as the office, clubhouses, laundry, and rest rooms are on the other side of the highway from the waterfront. The waterfront spaces get the best view but one needs to take a short walk across the highway to get to the main facilities. For meals you can go to the Tides Restaurant next door or try the nearby Lucky Dog Casino, which looks like an inviting space. We camped at Rest-a-While RV Park in a Motorhome.