17 Parks near Jim Creek Naval Radio Station, Washington
Jim Creek Naval Radio Station, Washington (map) | (425) 304-5315
Sites: 39 | Latest Rate: $25.00 | 3 Reviews
Sep 2013 - $25.00
I would give Jim Creek a 10+ if the WiFi had worked, but we were here for a week and it never worked even at the office. They said the weather had something to do with it, which must mean "a cloud" since we had 3 glorious days. Also, we were not able to get TMobile/AT&T cell to give us more than Emergency Service only, but I understand that Verizon does work. Saying that, Jim Creek is a must do. Sites are wide and deep and level, with electricity and water. (Dump is available on the way out.) Bathrooms are handicapped, but the toilet is metal and will take your breath away in cold weather. Each room has a hot and free shower. Also there is a laundry available for a buck. Staff is wonderful, helpful and lots of fun. Small museum tells the story of the base. Kids have lots to do: playgrounds, games, fields, bike rentals. Pets also have runs. Don't have an RV, lots of wonderful tent sites and cabins with wood burning stoves and porch swings are all over the base. Trails to hike. The lake is about 5 miles away, by trail or road. (RVs and Motorcycles are not allowed on the road as it is narrow.) Once your at the lake, kayaks and paddle boats are available. Make sure you know where you are going as there are no signs pointing the way. After the Dead End sign, you will come to the gate which is manned 24 hours a day. It is open all year long. - Desertthorn
Jul 2013 - $25.00
Let's see what I can say that is bad about this place. Wi-Fi sucked. It was up and down (mostly down) the entire time. That's pretty much it except hat and there is no place to swim or wade. This is, without a doubt, the cleanest, best maintained military recreation campground I have ever seen or been in. They have RV camping, tent camping, cabins (from no bedrooms on up), and a lodge. There is dog walk areas, hiking trails, and recreational equipment to rent (boats, bikes, etc, etc, etc). Don't come here expecting a night-life. There is almost no cell-phone service and the only TV is off a satellite. Mid-week (when we were there) it is quiet, quiet, quiet. Weekends it can be busy: more-so, if the Sea-Scouts are there. You can check out the new national web-site for the site reservation number. http://get.dodlodging.net/. - wetterwashington
May 2011 - $25.00
I am an active duty Soldier and while camping at K&M Beach-wood last year we meet a retired Navy guy who highly recommended this campground. It took almost a year but we finally got around to it and we are glad we did. First off make sure and check the campgrounds website for specific criteria as this is a DOD facility and not everyone can enter but if you make the cut I highly recommend this site. The drive to the front gate was a little "scary" as there are no signs whatsoever directing you to this location. It is a site which allows worldwide communication with the Naval Fleet and thus is well advertised. But as you trek down the well maintained 2 lane road it comes to an abrupt halt at the front gate. But no fear, it is manned 24/7 and as we approached the gate opened up. We checked in with the full time armed security who directed us to the MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation) office where I checked in. The front desk staff are just too nice and very professional and helpful. We stayed in site 11. All the RV sites have a large cement pad to park on. But as we found out the pads are not level and slope. No problems. Some leveling pads and we were good. The sites have a type of water hook up I have never seen before. You attach your hose, and pull the lever up and in the process pull down a round bypass switch when then diverts water into the hose. Strange. Well ours was sort of broke and it took some wet sleeves and pair of needle noses to make it work but the camp host was Johnny on the Spot and assisted me and made sure maintenance was made aware. The sites are just perfect with enough trees to provide cover from the rain and spaced apart far enough to ensure privacy. As with all military MWR sites they offer all sorts of outdoor equipment for rent form horse shoes to mountain bikes. Activities were planned throughout the weekend including an ice cream social and hay ride. All the facilities are well maintained. To top it all off, since the site use to have an Officers Club, they have a nice bar in the top of the check in office and serve all sorts of beers and mix drinks at a fraction of what you pay in the civilian world. We didn't take advantage since we had our kiddos but looked to be a very nice gig. The other main draw is Twin Lakes. Following a somewhat narrow, semi-improved, curvy road up and down the mountains, you end up at a picturesque lake. No swimming but small boats are available for rent as well as entire fishing sets and you can buy a license. So much outdoor stuff to do! We will definitely come back again. Highly recommend to get reservations as early as possible. We booked for the Memorial Day weekend about three months prior. A+++ Good job Navy! - Jim in WA
Sep 2016 - $15.00
We stayed in one of the non electric sites which are back-ins against a fence. The four electric sites back-in to the casino near an entrance. Our site was long enough for the truck and 38' fifth wheel without unhitching but we needed to park the jeep in the parking lot. We were in site 10 which was fairly level, 14 and 15 appeared to have a side to side slope. Site 11 had a light pole in the roadway in front which could make for a challenging back in unless you are small. Security made frequent rounds during our stay and verified that we had our parking sticker acquired at check in. It was a Saturday night and the parking lot in front of us was pretty active until the wee hours.
Check in is at the gas station and we were told there was water and a dump but did not see these. There was a large nearly empty parking lot on the gas station side of the casino with several rv's but we were told they would be made to leave at 10PM.
It was a good overnight stop and we would not hesitate to use it again. - PBuds
Aug 2016 - $25.00
The casino seems to be in the process of upgrading/changing its RV program. What used to be a unique, inexpensive overnight area is on the path to becoming more expensive and less unique. They now charge $15 for dry camping and raised the price for power hookups from $15 to $25. No sewer/water hookups. Good security (regular patrols) For a dump station I used the nearby rest area on I-5.
The RV parking area has been moved from a row near the gas station to the parking lot on the far side of the casino. There are now only four sites with electricity, but from the numbering on the power boxes it looks like they might add 20 more spots with power. They also handed me a simple survey, asking about amenities and improvements. The new area is more level, but a little bit noisy (next to the casino's HVAC). Overall, still an OK value and easy freeway access. Advance registration highly recommended if you need/want electrical. - OlderGoat
May 2016 - $25.00
Camped for one night , As has been posted $25 for power, $15 dry camp.
This is a striped asphalt parking lot
I had a power site, 30 amp was good and steady, If you can reserve sites 1 or 2 as 3 and 4 are not level (I had to block the front up 5" to get near level)
We will return as this beats anything that the Arlington area has to offer. - Saddlesore
Jun 2012 - $12.00
This is an older RV park with small sites. There are no pull through sites. You will have to back in. It is conveniently located just off I-5 and gives good access to many north Seattle attractions. It is not a quiet and peaceful location but is better than the other Everett RV parks. Most of the occupants are full time or long term but they are required to keep up their sites. The park has one small laundry and bathroom facility. No real common or grass areas but it does have some trees and shrubs. The Wi-Fi was not usable. The management is very friendly and attentive. - cloud9
Jul 2011 - $30.00
This campground is located close to an interstate, a busy highway and a railroad. It is very noisy. The hookups are located in the back between two sites - hard to reach. The people were very friendly. We didn't use the facilities and stayed there for one night in our 31' fifth-wheel. Wouldn't come again. - TheSchweitzers
Jul 2011 - $30.00
Office couple nice, but need more experience. Spaces short and tight. Connections in our space were way behind, 50 feet of water hose. We could not reach the sewer. It would have taken 40 feet of hose. An option we didn't know about is the Angel of the Winds Casino at exit 210, which has RV parking with electric for $15 a night. They have water to fill your tank and a dump. There are not many spaces, but they take reservations. - paxton
Aug 2013 - $22.00
This is/continues to be (at least for us) a step or two up from boon docking. Roads are somewhat narrow, but that's okay. My pull through site was partially blocked by a tree so that I had to back in, but that's okay. Pads weren't quite level, but that's okay too! It's a real campground. Pleasantly surprised by the free showers. Also while crowded, the camp was very quite. There is plenty to do in the surrounding areas, including hiking, and alpine lake fishing. Best of all. No cell phone reception! My total rig length while towing is 45'. I did okay, but this camp is really designed for campers with rigs up to 25 feet in length. - mrhddh
Jul 2007 - $12.00
Located in a beautiful forest by a river. Very quiet and peaceful. Sites are large, with excellent privacy. It gets a little muddy when it rains. Newly-constructed showers and bathrooms are very nice. Lots of hiking nearby. - Prof Dan
Sep 2006 - $18.00
This is a National Park Campground. It is suffering from overall poor maintenance. The best campsites for RV's have been taken by the "Hosts". Every aspect of the CG other than road surface and toilets has been neglected. An obvious victim of Budget Cutting. The toilets are Pit-type and you can smell them from a long way off. Even the Gate Shack looks like it has seen better days. I went to this CG 20 years ago and it had a well maintained look. During the Summer, the Staff would even show movies with an environmental theme. Unless you have a Tent Trailer, Tent, or small Van there are probably no more than 5-6 sites that will accommodate an RV over 14'. The area is beautiful and it is a shame that the Campground doesn't match. - amlevin
Aug 2016 - $35.00
This is a boating venue, but not very busy or noisy (stayed here mid-week on a Monday/Tuesday). The full hook-up sites with sewer are in an open area, no trees. The hookup sites with electrical and water only have trees, but low density and only semi-private. I showed up as a walk-in with no reservation but was able to get a site.
Cell reception was very good (Sprint).
However, I had an issue with power at one site. I use a surge protector (Surgeguard Model 34730). The first site I was assigned was #45. The surge protector ran its tests for the maximum 128 seconds and refused to connect. I then plugged in without the surge protector, had power for a bit, and then the power switched off. I have a 30 amp rig, but regularly connect at home to a 15 amp outlet and the surge protector has no problems. The park had had been full the previous weekend and had no power complaints, but the ranger still allowed me to try a different site. Site #26 had a newer circuit box, and might be part of a different main system, so I tried that. This time, the connection "passed" the surge protector test stage. Power readouts were variable. Within the first few minutes, the power readout ranged from 114v at 7 amps, to 116v at 16 amps. It could be that my surge protector is starting to fail, but that wouldn't explain why the power shut off at site #45 when I connected without the surge protector.
Despite the power concern, I would stay here again. The area was very clean and generally quiet (the nearest road is not busy). When staying near Seattle I need to have good cell service, so the quality of the cell signal outweighs a minor power concern. - OlderGoat
Jul 2014 - $29.00
Park has just completed new restroom/shower facility with disability units. New gravel in most sites on Loop 2. Full hookup section (premium sites) is okay, but needs renovation. Pleasant woodsy atmosphere. Will stay here again. - NiekaKnitter
Sep 2011 - $28.00
We are in site 3 which has full hookups. Most sites don't' have 50 amps but this one does. Only gave it a 7 because the sites 1-5 are short. Our 35 ft motorhome fit with our car, but no spare room as the sites are 45 feet long. Really had to use blocks to raise rear of motorhome as these sites are not level. Only our site 3 was able to get our Direct TV. Not a lot of room to maneuver. I understand park fills up in summer but I wouldn't stay here again. - Bluebird Bob
Aug 2014 - $40.00
Another campground that wants to be a resort! Spaces are pretty tight for those with big rigs (motor homes or travel trailers) in spite of the pull-thru ability in several. Small children were playing on interior roads on scooters and bicycles before 7 AM. So much for solitude and quiet for campers. Permanent and long term residents spread throughout the park, not confined to a particular area. Sites are on grass (not a great feature considering the annual rainfall in the area), and water faucets are at ground level which makes it difficult to hook up. Experienced "vandalism" twice in 18 hours. While away from the site someone opened the electricity box cover and removed pulled my cord out of the receptacle and laid the cord on the ground. Neighbors claimed innocence and no knowledge. Entry gate locked at 10 PM and a $5 deposit is required for a card to be able to open it after hours. They're "pet friendly," but keep that pet on a leash! - grandflic
Aug 2014 - $40.00
Started out OK but the place is a zoo. kids and dogs running loose. Our dog was attacked by one of the residents dogs. Reported to office, nothing done or no one even asked about dog. No basic RV park etiquette honored, people walked through site. My impression was this is a homeless camp, but that would disrespect the homeless. - tpaine
Aug 2012 - $55.00
This is a very family oriented park. We come here with our son and his family of 5 kids. There is something for all of them to keep busy, lake swimming and fishing on one of two docks and playing in the sand for the little ones as well as lake wading. We sail our small boat and there is a dock to tie it up that's provided free. We always get lakefront and side by side sites so we can be door to door with them. There are some weekends when the crowd can be rowdy, but that's the case in many places. The folks that run the resort are very friendly and willing to accommodate you anyway they can. There is a well stocked store/gas station at the entrance. The playground has been updated from the rusty swing set mentioned in the '07 review and now they have true playground equipment as well as volleyball and tether ball. The sites are tight, especially lakefront but we have 3 slides and are 42' long and it always works for us. There is also lots of grassy area in front of the lakefront sites for chairs, picnic tables, etc. We think it's a great place. - grammiejan
Aug 2013 - $39.00
Gate locked when we arrived at 8 and was met by an obnoxious host. He was very grumpy and abrasive demanded cash only and charged us extra for not having a reservation even though there were at least ten empty spots even upon us leaving the next day. The park setting was great, could use some maintenance but the manager left a bad taste so we were unable to enjoy the place and left asap. Other RV Guests were friendly however and made comments about the managers attitude. Nice place but I would wait until he is replaced before making the effort to visit here. - User3199
Sep 2011 - $25.00
Sadly neglected little park on a nice little lake. Sites are tight. 18" tall weeds surrounding the sewer/water and electrical made it difficult to access. No picnic tables at sites. No parking of tow vehicle at site. No cable although they are expecting to get cable in the near future. Good Wi-Fi access. Gravel with very small concrete 'patios'. Tiny little area for wading in lake. Not kid friendly at all. Lots of permanents. The one next to us was about 30 yrs old! Nice laundry area. Not our first choice by any stretch of the imagination but limited choices in the area. - shovelguy
Jul 2011 - $30.00
First impression was this campground needed some work. The site was a little difficult to get into - we had a back-in spot but prefer a pull-through. The pull-throughs were being updated for a reason that become obvious - an Airstream convention was held over the weekend. The lake was awesome. Moved the motorhome a couple of feet after a couple of days just to get a better view! The lake was great for swimming. Staff was very friendly. The dog run was taken down. Don't know if they are rebuilding, but there is plenty of places to take pets. There was some other construction going on as well. Lake Goodwin is beautiful - we'll be back! - AZJeeper
Aug 2016 - $32.00
This is a boating venue, but was quiet on a Sunday night. There are about 10 pull-through sites, and nearly all sites are private or semi-private. Many tall evergreens and moderately dense ferns to muffle noise and conceal views. Bathrooms and showers had clean cement floors. Coin-operated showers. Fire ring. Speed bumps. Some hiking trails. - OlderGoat
Dec 2015 - $28.00
We took the 15 miles detour from I-5 because we are always looking for quiet places to spend the night. That's what we got. Tucked away in the woods and far from all shopping amenities. The paved road through the park is very tight and winding. We had to take it really slow with our 34' trailer in tow. Maneuvering into the back in site was tight as well, but we managed. Don't take anything bigger in there.
Sites are gravel and fairly level. No water in the park this time of the year. We knew and had the fresh water tank filled before. Power was stable. Verizon signal strong and steady. Very quiet at night, no traffic noise and no train noise whatsoever.
We'll come back when travelling in the area. - TheSchweitzers
Jul 2014 - $35.00
No sewer. Hot showers (coin), but restrooms can be muddy from rainy days and/or lake swimmers. Hilly park roads. Beautiful woodsy sites. Best kept secret: reserve for 4th of July and get a front-row seat on beach for spectacular fireworks show, with homes around the lake competing for most money spent in professional fireworks. - User3773
Aug 2010 - $28.00
Small park on Puget Sound Waterfront site. No waterfront campsites. One restroom for the park. Water at spigots in 3-4 locations around park. Electric connections are located such that at back-in sites electric is on the left, while pull through sites electric is on the right. This is the reverse of all campgrounds we have ever been to. If you select this park, bring very long extra extension cords. Excellent park for tents. Some Yurts are available. Park ranger service is inattentive due to budget cuts. Camp host was not visibly present. - jake blake
Mar 2010 - $25.00
Very nice county park. The rangers patrol regularly and make sure everything is as it should be. The sites are very spacious and there are a lot of trees to provide shade. The water is a short but rigorous hike downhill where there is a very nice park for walking the dog or sitting by the shore. The beach is rocky. Overall we enjoyed this campground very much. - gary855