25 Parks near Kelso, Washington
Feb 2017 - $20.00
Open area for RV parking. Only 30AMP is available but a dump station is onsite. Great rate for Elks members and friendly staff during office hours. Lodge is locked during off hours and is next door to a church. Safeway and mall is right across the street. Grounds are compacted gravel but sites are level. Site are a tad short but for our 30ft and tow it was adequate. - ButterflyDogs
Sep 2016 - $20.00
A members only camping facility, but for Elks members this was set up very nice. All spots were pull-throughs, very convenient to I-5. You are camped on a dirt with a light rock base, so it could be dusty at times or muddy depending on weather. Very quiet at night, you do hear a train in the off distance, but did not seem to be bothered by it. We would definitely use this again if in the area. - monaco cruiser
Oct 2016 - $50.00
This park is conveniently located near I5 but far enough away that there is no noise from it. There is a great walking path along the dike beside the river. The rate has increased quite a bit over the years but we will continue to stay here when in the area. - Idletime
Sep 2016 - $40.00
The rv GPS takes you to the mobile home park before the rv park. This wasn't memotioned before when I spoke with the office, she just said yeah, I should have told you that. We spoke at least 3 times before we pulled into Kelso. And the office door is barely 6feet so my husband split his head open on it. They need to hang a warning. It was no way to end an already stressful day. The park itself was clean and other travelers welcoming. Nice walking path. - likeabirdie
Sep 2016 - $45.00
This campground is ok., sites are spacious and hooks ups are satisfactory. We definitely did not like having to pay extra for having dogs. What kind of non-sense is that? Rates were very high for what you get and the staff is rude. We will not stay here again. - Ccoach53114
Mar 2014 - $30.00
We stayed here overnight in our motor home on the last night of a 7000 mile trip. We called several days earlier to make a reservation and had to give our credit card number, security code on back and expiration date. Also had to give our zip code and house number. Lot's of information for a reservation, don't you think!. When we got there at 4 PM on a Sunday afternoon, the office was closed and no check-in packet. Found our back-in site which had high grass that was wet and site was muddy from rain. Hooked up cable TV, neighbor informed us that the cable TV was turned off in the OFF SEASON. Could not get any local stations on roof top antenna. No WIFI either. We called the office to get WIFI code and only got message. The office called us back late the next day, after we had left. This park looks like a summer fishing camp as it is on the river. Would not stay here again unless I came to fish and the fish had better be biting! - aesdnal
Sep 2013 - $30.00
This park is about 50 miles from Portland. The wi-fi is very weak (need to constantly re-connect), but cable TV is included. Restrooms were only moderately clean. - LTV camper
May 2013 - $33.00
We arrived on a Friday night, and they put us in a full hook up pull through that was very hard to get into. Couldn't use the sewer as it was 30 ft. away. They have the full time live in people mixed in with the campers in the full hook ups, so if possible use the non sewer sites. The power and water sites are much nicer. There's a restaurant on site, but it has strange hours. Doesn't always follow the posted hours of operation. All in all I would go back this summer and check it out again since I know which sites to stay in. The staff was friendly. - Landsharkcampers
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Lots of tall trees and shade which was very nice. Many of the sites are smooshed next to each other. The road is a bit narrow in sections when going to the middle section. Only saw staff a couple times but it was quiet, so that's understandable I guess. Play ground in midst of sites was minimal. Kids didn't like that very much. Playground at day use area was much better. Enjoyed the hiking/biking trails around park. - Hawkdriver
Jul 2016 - $50.00
We stayed just one night to go to Mt St Helens. A great spot for that. Was a very quiet park. Had plenty of room. - DaveVB
Jul 2014 - $27.00
We dry camped. Beautiful sites in heavily forested area, very tall trees. Dark even in the daytime. Peaceful. Be aware that campfire smoke cannot rise through this dense tree canopy and stays on the ground. This caused us some allergy problems. There are full hookup sites in an area that has been cleared so few trees. - MsLucy
Oct 2016 - $31.00
We liked the park. The owner and staff were kind, and the staff did a great job of keeping everything clean and tidy. On Sunday they even had free donuts for anyone that wanted them in the clubhouse, which was a kind touch.
The rules were clear and clearly posted in all of the areas. There was a dog run for the dogs, and a playground for the kids that my son and his friend really enjoyed having to themselves.
In the clubhouse there's rainy day stuff to do, too - a big screen TV with movies to rent, a foosball table, ping pong table, billiards table. There's tetherball and horseshoes out in the back of the clubhouse.
Just an hour away is Johnson's Observatory and an amazing view of Mt. St. Helen's, which we went to see. It was well worth the drive.
We liked the campground, except for the wi-fi. They have several wi-fi networks but not a one of them worked except in the clubhouse. But the bathrooms and showers were clean, the hookups worked, and they were really accommodating with the questions and offering to change our spot if we needed something different.
There are full hookups and partial, and there's a dump near the exit if you're in a partial. We'd stay here again. My son really enjoyed it, and it was his first time "camping" since he was a baby (we were in an RV). - chasmyn
Jul 2016 - $38.00
A little confusion with registration because we didn't get a confirmation and then when I called to make sure we still had a site we were told check-in was 3 p.m. we arrived at 3:10 and the office was closed. This would be a great place if you were traveling with kids! The Wi-Fi didn't really work at our site but there is a lovely deck set in the woods off the back if the store/recreation room that we used. Great coffee in the mornings too! And you can borrow fire pits! - Nini03
Jun 2016 - $38.00
The staff was friendly and super fun. Wonderful camp for my family of 4 children. There was a kids baseball tournament near by and the hosts jumped right into action so all the kids had a blast! Great atmosphere for families! We will definitely be back! - The Bagner Bunch
Sep 2016 - $38.00
By all means, this is not a resort! A small RV Park right off the road to Mt. St. Helens. Not suitable for big rigs. Very narrow road inside. The rate is for a water/electric site which was just big enough to get the Truck Camper in. Leveling was difficult. Some sites are paved, some are gravel. All crammed together under some trees. No privacy. The complimentary WiFi was really poor in the evening but worked ok in the morning. Some road noise as of early morning, otherwise quiet.
We will not come back. - TheSchweitzers
Aug 2012 - $29.00
This place has a motel right on Silver Lake. We saw people fishing from their balcony. The lake is beautiful and this place is very close to the Mt. St. Helens area. The campsites are small and crammed together. Our site #9, was very close to the highway so there was constant road noise and the Wi-Fi did not reach our site. If you have a rig larger than 24 feet, you would be limited to a few sites. There is a small grass area near the dock and my family enjoyed swimming and floating around in our boats. We also fished a little bit, which seems to be the primary purpose of this small resort. We wanted to rent boats, but the prices seemed a bit high ($50 for 2 hours for an aluminum rowboat with a 4hp outboard). After the campground filled up, our electrical power seemed to dim a bit, we could not run the A/C with much of anything else. There is no dump station, but one is available in the state park about 1 mile away for $5. Seems like a good place to go if you have a boat and want to fish for bass. - jjwsfgiants
Apr 2011 - $29.00
Wow what a difference. We had seen this place a few years back traveling the area. I stopped in and talked to the very friendly staff who gave me a great update on what has happened here. Last year the ownership traded hands -not an auction or closed, and the new guy who runs it has hired some really great folks. They are fixing things up well, managing things, improving the property. We had use of their gas BBQ on the peninsula for dinner and had a great time at the bonfire in the evening with other families and guests. My boy caught fish off the dock - his first real fishing, and was thrilled. So we WILL be back a couple more times this summer. The on line reservation system made it really easy to book our next trip. This place is rustic, but clean, well kept, friendly. Not frills - if I wanted that I would go to the Four Seasons. - Smiling Man
Jun 2016 - $30.00
This is a small park, and by no means a resort. Friendly staff and residents. Mostly long term residents, think they have 2 overnight pull through sites. Interior gravel roads, some pot holes. We stayed 4 nights. No cable, but no problems with water, sewer or electric. Level site. Easy on off of I-5. Near Mt. St.Helen's, but a bit of a drive to Mt. Rainier. If you mind a mostly long term residence park, then this park is not for you. We felt safe and would return if in the area again. - Vicki K
Apr 2016 - $33.00
We camped here for a couple days and decided to stay for a couple weeks. The weekly rate was cheaper then daily. We had to move from an overnight spot to longer term which was inconvenient. The Rv park in mostly long term residents. Manager was very nice and the tenants were nice as well. It's a little noisy with road noise and close to a railroad crossing. No cable or internet. Good place to stop for a few days. We would stop here again. - Dreamer53
Jun 2008 - $30.00
Oh wow! We reserved this place for the weekend Friday-Sunday. Friday night we set up camp and left first thing Saturday morning, without a word to the owners. It seems people don't camp here, they live here! I believe we were the only "campers" - NFLJenn
Sep 2015 - $30.00
Horrible experience. The "owner(s)" started drinking at around 10am. Appeared to be family owned because our complaints were met with hostility. Everyone in our group, and everyone in the park for that matter witnessed the family who owned the park do nothing but sit around a picnic table and drink in front of the store they were attempting to run. The owners were drunk and rude. One of them called a group of our children a name that I won't repeat in a review. They embarrassed themselves and their park.
The boat exhaust gave everyone a headache. The bathrooms/showers were horrid. Flies and filth everywhere. Human feces on a wall and the floor in the men's room. The "store" was shabby and over priced. The RV hookup was an electrocution waiting to happen.
We left early cutting our stay short. We will never stay there again. And I will advise friends and family to avoid. Avoid like the plague! - The Jake
Aug 2012 - $29.00
First, let me say that there were some very negative comments in past years; however, the park has changed owners and they are doing a wonderful job. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The park is a very popular weekend getaway for families, so weekends are busy. Some sites are filled by locals who leave there units here, but there are a few transient sites. Their spot on the lake is nice and there is a shallow area for swimming. We had a very nice time kayaking the lake. There is also a boat ramp so many weekenders also bring their boat. You are about an hour from Mt. St. Helen's. We were told cable TV was extra, but they didn't know how much? Verizon cell and data was weak, but did function. The site was close but adequate. The free Wi-Fii worked well, but did drop out occasionally. - Kokomo
Jul 2012 - $28.00
We arrived on a hot, muggy July Saturday and found a beautiful lake, clean bathrooms and about 3 times the number of people and vehicles that there should be for such a small place. The long term people who park there and use their campers as vacations homes have all of the good spots with shade, trees, grass, landscaping, best views, etc. The casual, short term campers get the crowded graveled spots out in the unfiltered sun. This is very uncomfortable after a few summer hours of baking. We left earlier than planned. This is also a day-use spot because of the lake and water sports. This adds to the crowding, vehicles, noise, etc. They are definitely squeezing every dime out of the place that they can to the discomfort of some of the campers. They have a cute little store that sells ice cream cones as well as other food and general items. If you have a smaller camper and water toys or like to fish, this may be your place. - ShariPDX
Sep 2016 - $36.00
This park is 8 years old and one of the nicest we have stayed in. There is over two miles of paved roads for bike riding. They also have .5 mile gravel trail to the river with "entertainment" along the way , rope swings, climbing bars, regular swings and several other things that I don't know what they are called. There are many amenities for families, pool, hot tub, sauna, dog wash, big field house for basketball, disc golf, outdoor movie house, community fire rings and many sites had in ground fire rings. However there is a big drawback and why we will not return. It is located between I-5, so there is always road noise when you are outside your rig, and train tracks. The train tracks were the killer for us as there are two sets of tracks and more often than not trains would pass each other right as they passed the park and made the ground and rig shake. The northbound trains always blew their whistles just as they passed our site and the trains seemed to pass during the day every half hour and at night about an hour to an hour and a half--so way too many trains for us! If you were outside when they passed you had to stop talking because no one could hear you. We talked to several other folks who were camping (we were there over Labor Day weekend so the place was surprisingly full) and if you are parked closer to the clubhouse the train whistles are not heard so much but then you are above I-5 so really have road noise as the sound goes up. We had a house about two blocks from a train track but there were only about three trains a day/night and only occasionally did the house shake when a really heavy train went by so we figured the trains wouldn't bother us--WRONG!
All the staff were very pleasant and we had a huge site -1oo ft long with our front in the trees and our back in the sun. The kids we saw didn't seem to notice the trains or traffic but it was not for us. The restrooms are individual like a house with shower, sink and toilet in one. - clarksark
Aug 2016 - $38.00
I take my Grandboys camping here every August for 4 years now. They like the pool, riding their bikes, and the play areas.
The biggest thing is to get use to the freeway noise and the noise from the train on the other side of the park. After the first night I was able to sleep through the noise.
I was very unhappy with the $20.00 fee for visitors. My two children live close by and I like to have a night where they come and we all have dinner together. It didn't happen because that fee is too steep. ☹️
The camping fee is also more than most places I stay. - swhitney9
Aug 2016 - $42.00
Flat, level, gravel, pull through site surrounded by grass. The site was about 80 feet long. Our site had a BBQ, picnic table and a fire pit. There is a well stocked store and the staff was helpful in planning site seeing excursions. There is freeway noise and train noise. I am a sound sleeper so the train noise and whistle did not bother me. The freeway noise varies depending on the level of traffic. The park has many amenities that we did not use. Very convenient to the freeway. I stayed here three nights while exploring the area. I would stay here again. - travelcouple
Sep 2016 - $44.00
Great place to stay while visiting Mt St Helens. Newer facility with nice sites, but restroom facilities are limited and far away from most sites if you need to use them.
Landscaping is super and lends to a nice place to sit and enjoy the great surroundings. - grandflic
Sep 2016 - $44.00
This was our first time staying here and we liked the park so much we stayed an extra night. It is in a beautiful location with lots of grass and trees and canals and ponds running through the park. It is VERY well maintained and the showers/bathrooms were spotless. The staff were helpful and friendly. Some of the spots are not as level as others, but they are very spacious and the interior roads were easy to navigate. The park is off the main road to Mt. Saint Helens, so it is convenient as a base for visits up the mountain. It is also quiet at night as it is a rural area. Would absolutely stay here again. - gtogrl
Aug 2016 - $39.00
We love it, stayed next to friends in large camper trailer twice this summer. The spaces are huge and new fire pits now. The people are incredible, helpful and friendly. The park is huge and clean with channels of water everywhere leading to the lake. Good parking for the boat trailer, spotlessly clean park, wide roads.
Only thing I would like is if they had something to tie the boat to like a little dock or trees near the boat ramp. We put an Danforth anchor in the grass to hold it but not very secure even with the tips in the grass. - Alice and Les