20 Parks near Monroe, Washington
Dec 2016 - $1.00
Since we've been Leisure Time members for over 30 years, this was the logical choice when visiting family in the area for the holidays. We used to take the kids tent camping there decades ago, and in the summer it was an ok place with lots of activities. However, things have changed for us and we're now full-timers with a 45' fifth wheel and a HDT. There was no way we could fit on the FHU side, and any spaces we might have fit in were taken up by permanent residents or had cabins on them - not an option when we purchased our membership. We wound up on the river side and still had a challenging time backing into our spot because the road's not very wide. Everything was muddy - kind of a given in Washington in winter, so you would think they might have upgraded with some pavement in the last 3 decades. Our neighbors on one side were in a decrepit Class C with tarps on the top, and a tent that collapsed during a snow event. The teenage son was attending school from there, so I'm guessing they're pretty permanent. We stayed our two weeks, and the manager was terrific and let us stay a couple extra days so we could take care of some business, and also scheduled the honey wagon for no charge. He was very accommodating to us. The road to the park is very winding and steep in places, so I would recommend larger rigs go in from the Sultan side, it's not quite as risky. All the sites on the river side are open, but the line of trees along the road behind them means you're in the shade all day unless some sun (when there is any) peeks through the trees. That means everything stays pretty soggy in the winter, there's no way for it to dry out because the sun can't warm anything up. Oh, and there was plastic garbage in one of the women's toilets for several days, which indicates to me it wasn't cleaned. One of the other stalls ran out of toilet paper for two days, which I consider unacceptable. The hot tub closed after we'd been there two days for the rest of the season. - Denise and Glenn
Nov 2016 - $1.00
You approach on a very windy road. The place needs a bit of work. It appears lots of people are staying long term. There doe not seem to be a cleanliness of rv policy. The little class C beside ours was covered with mildew and algae. the area we stayed near the river had nice views but it looked a bit sketchy. Hot tub was nice though. - Nahidik
Aug 2016 - $1.00
This is a nice, we'll run park. It has gotten a lot of bad reviews and I'm not sure why. The staff does an excellent job of keeping the park operating as it should. It's very clean in the common areas and the pools are super clean and nice. There is an adult only pool that was great! Sites are not super big but we had plenty of room. We were lucky to get a sewer site on the non-River side and we were very happy there. It's close to Seattle and much more. It's really nice to be in a Thousand Trails where the rangers do what they should and the amenities are not broken or old. Good job Thunderbird! - Traveler16
Sep 2016 - $24.00
County run park that uses Reserve American. gravel lots, mostly level, good water, and power, dump available grounds big sites. Sanakans are all we saw for a restroom other than a walk to Fairgrounds. The site was marked reserved upon arrival. Never saw the host, but didn't need to find either. Speedway is right next door, so a weekend stay is going to be noisy. We came for the Red Bull GRC. Staying here made it easy to enjoy the event, and no one needed to be a DD for the weekend. Would stay here again for an event. - NXTSTOP
May 2016 - $25.00
After searching for the RV campground, which was not signed, I called the fairgrounds during their regular business hours, but they did not answer. They did eventually return my call at ten AM the next day. I ,along with two other people in RVs, finally found the site. They had tried to call also, but with no success. I stayed in campsite 213. When I arrived another person was in my site. The camp host was nowhere to be found so I spent the first night in site 214. The next day the "host" was still nowhere to be found. Finally the site i was supposed to be in was vacated. I moved over. The tree behind my site had branches sticking in to my space, and it did not allow me to fit in to the space all the way. I parked a little ways out in to the lane that circled the campground. The site was level, and gravel with no pot holes. The utilities box was in good repair, as were the hydrants. There were no clear site boundaries, but there were some faded chalk lines. People with dogs off leash were prominent, despite the signs stating dogs must be on leash. The sites were lit by street lights, and the lights did not turn off. This made it difficult to sleep at night. - Zach Merritt
Aug 2015 - $25.00
We reserve the same site 2 to 3 times a year to attend races at the adjacent Evergreen Motor Speedway. If you don't like racing noise, avoid this place on weekends. This is a fairgrounds so no tables or fire pits, but sites are wide, clearly marked and most will easily accommodate large rigs. Minimal leveling will be required on most sites. The host, a lovely lady, is the most accommodating and helpful you will find. - Procarver
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
Oct 2016 - $21.00
A quiet park located near Seattle. This time of year it is $21 a night with a monthly rate. During the "season" it rises to $39.00. It has a small lake with Canadian Geese and mallards. It is full most of the time. We have great reception with Dish Network but Verizon wifi is very slow. We hope they improve this service before we leave in May. - rolling homeless
Oct 2016 - $40.00
One of the nicest rv parks we have stayed at! Spacious, clean, picturesque. - Judy2shoes
Sep 2016 - $44.00
Nice location if you want to do the Seattle visit. Quiet in spite of its nearness to I-405. Sites are adequate, but some can pose parking problems trying to get situated. - grandflic
Sep 2015 - $28.00
There is a big open field in the middle between all the campsites and several bike trails through the area. It's a pretty, and a relaxing place. However the only dump station nearby is at the same business that runs the laundry. Both are expensive. - Keystone Trail
Jul 2015 - $28.00
This is a very small campground. All sites are pull-through off the circle drive so they are an odd shape. Full hook ups. Very quiet. There is a historical bridge on the property over a river. Very pretty. The sites aren't quite level. Verizon signal was excellent. - Susan C.
Jun 2015 - $26.00
This is a fantastic campground, and is one of our favorites so far. The RV part of the campground is 16 sites, all crescent pull-throughs along the outside edge of a giant loop with a huge grass field in the middle. This means we had other RVs about 30 feet behind us and in front of us, but none on either side of us. The camping side of each site has a grass area with picnic table and fire ring but a heavily wooded border, so we had nearly complete privacy during our stay. It's a short walk down to the Tolt river where our dogs went swimming every day among various families staying at the campground or using the river for day use. The sites along the west side (the river) have good shade in the late afternoon and the most privacy. To sum up, it's a beautiful nature setting with huge sites, lots of grass and trees, very dog friendly, and has an accessible river with beach to top it all off. The park was sold out for the weekend but there were always sites available during weekdays. We made a reservation for a week (discounted weekly rate shown above, no extra taxes/fees), which is the maximum time you can stay in one site. Sites have 50 amp and water, but no sewer. There is a $9 commercial dump station (cash only via honor system envelopes) at the park exit. One downside is that there is only one shower per gender at the bathhouse, so we often had to wait quite a while for showers. Also, they clean the bathrooms once a day. With all the campers, that meant the showers got dirty quickly. We had very strong AT&T signal, our Verizon worked but was a little weak. Also be sure to note that the park gates are locked at 10 PM during the summer. We had to cut short an evening out with friends to ensure we made it back in time. Not only would we stay here again, we're looking forward to it! - LifeRebooted
Nov 2014 - $50.00
Where to start with my comments. First the website falsely leads you to believe that this is a beautiful and peaceful place to stay near the water. 2 out of the 4 photos are not from the park. Out of the sites they have only 5 or so we're available for over night stays. This is 90% permanent stays, although they are mostly tidy in appearance. This place is WAY overpriced for the type of park and experience. Based on where we have stayed on this trip and what we have paid at other places this is outrageous! The sites are gravel and very close together and we had concerns about getting our 40' bus out of the lot. There are not many options in town and we planned on visiting Seattle so for a base camp was ok. We would not stay here again. The manager was helpful but very concerned with the actual age of our coach and didn't know what a conversion was to understand the look of our setup. Although he later explained that the older motor homes have propane systems that don't meet their insurance standards. He almost turned us away without explaining that when we were making reservations. - KellyLynnHoff
Sep 2014 - $40.00
This is an update on some two year old reviews. This is an OK park. A very friendly and helpful manager. Sites are gravel with paved roads, they are 20-25ft wide and 38ft plus deep. There are 10 pull through sites that are 25ft by 75ft. There are long stay units but the only items stored outside was lawn furniture. There were no safety concerns in our 4 night stay. Free WiFi is slow but OK. There is only one unisex toilet/ shower that is disabled set up. All cars/ RVs parked off road. We have a 44ft 5er and maneuvering was tight, but big motor homes would have no trouble. The landscaping could certainly use some attention. - TedandJan
Jun 2012 - $42.00
Rented space for a month. Price quoted does not factor in $20 to read electric box, $25 for two rigs (including the one you pull with). Overflow parking, 5 spaces. Even tho they take all info down your rigs may not fit the space. Might have to drive your 2nd vehicle to park elsewhere. Hwy 99 is six lanes here, getting out is difficult even in a car. Washing machines were dirty with a sign that said "Please wipe down when finished", they obviously don't clean them. One dumpster for 65 sites, full before pick-up day. Gravel, no grass. Friendly manager, but this park has problems. - rainyday
Jan 2017 - $20.00
Staff is friendly and very efficient. Park is clean and quiet. Laundry and bathroom facilities are always tidy and clean. Internet is sometimes spotty but if you call they reset router immediately. Long term has option of upgrading cable and Internet. Trash bins in dog areas are replaced daily. Lake is properly kept and people have all been very friendly. I have been very satisfied. - CrookedHalo
May 2016 - $46.00
Prices rise in the "high use" time so it is very pricey. Roads and sites are narrow and hard to negotiate. It is convenient for doctor appointments in Seattle but we most likely will not stay her again due to the cost. - rolling homeless
Apr 2016 - $42.00
Advertised cable... ha ha! If you like the emergency alert station and xfinity infomercials. 3 stations in total. Don't advertise cable if you don't have it.
Internet; they should really get their money back from their non service provider. Couldn't log on the two evenings we stayed.
Funny thing, after numerous attempts I couldn't even submit this review.
Won't come back. - Diego Stevens
Sep 2016 - $50.00
For an overnight this would be OK. Sites are exceptionally tight. We needed a spot over Labor Day weekend and this was all we could find. We have a 40' motor home (14' wide with slides out) with a tow car and the site we were given was 41' long and 22' wide. We could barely open the car door. Additionally the site was so unlevel we had to not only block up the jacks but put wood blocks under the back tires. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The bathrooms were slightly dated but clean. The dumpster for garbage disposal was a mess and in desperate need of attention. If you are over 36' long, make sure you get an interior site, those are longer, but still very unlevel as many people had wheels off the ground or were blocked up. - Carol Warren
Aug 2016 - $65.00
It's hard to know how the owners can claim this to be a "resort." The price is 30% more for 30% less than other parks. The problem is that there are not that many parks close to the Seattle area.
With a lot of work to catch up on we booked this park expecting the Wi-Fi would be decent for such a quality, high priced "resort" but in three days we never did have WiFi at either or two sites we stayed in. The owner admitted in one instance that second site we moved to #24 had problems, but told my wife on a separate occasion that it was our problem. I wound up sitting in the laundry room for 6 hours (this was the owners suggestion). Neighbors adjacent to us also could not connect.
As to the claim of a "resort" - you might expect a community room, pool, hot tub or something other than your piece of concrete. None of these normal "resort" amenities are available here.
The park is an urban one in an industrial area: very convenient to two or three RV sales/service places. OK for a safe place to park, but that's it. - Ray333
Aug 2016 - $75.00
Sites are very small in the length and width. There was 29 inches between sites, I measured it. Access to sites on narrow roads that required several attempts to get our 45 foot motorhome into the site. TV satellite was blocked by a tree. Our site he had a severe slope such that I needed 6 inches of blocks under one Jack. No picnic table. The site was called a pull through but the front and back hung out into the roads and the car needed to be parked next to the motorhome. Would not recommend. Dog parks were in terrible condition. - HHIDUDE
Jul 2014 - $31.00
The sites in this park are very close together but if you can get by that the park is convenient to public transportation into Seattle, the managers are very nice and helpful. The park tenants were very friendly and the laundry facilities, clubhouse, and restrooms were clean. Good value camping. - hbcamper
Aug 2012 - $12.00
Rate is based on monthly rental (plus electric). Very tight park, but great facilities - good electric, free wifi at the site, small lodge with book exchange. Very friendly staff. Walk to stores. Bus service on street in front of park. Park is behind (new) Mercedes dealership, so is somewhat hard to find. Watch for small trailer type sign along road. We would/will definitely stay here again if we need to be in the Lynnwood area. - earlymun
Oct 2009 - $32.00
Access to the campground is through the parking lot of another business, easy to miss the signs and the driveway entrance. Interior roads are paved, but sites are gravel. The sites are extremely tight; I had to crawl under my neighbor's slide to connect my power and water. My site was not level and too short, the manager had to put warning cones in the roadway. No room for my tow rig, so I had to shuffle it around among open spots in neighboring sites. We were parked under the brightest floodlight ever made - I had to tape a black garbage bag over my vent dome to sleep. Most of the residents are permanent, with only about six for transients. I stayed here because of the location near the hospital and ferry, but never again. - Doug Atterbury