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Monroe, Washington

Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort

Monroe, Washington



26702 Ben Howard Rd
Monroe, Washington 98272
Phone: (360) 794-8987

Sites: 105
Recent Rate: $1 12/2016

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Latitude: 47.845194
Longitude: -121.872949
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa yes
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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25 Reviews

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
68
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There's a lot to do in the surrounding area, but be prepared to spend some time driving. Just getting into Monroe from this campground will take 18 minutes.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
32
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Snoqualmie Falls is beautiful, in Seattle be sure to visit Pike Market and the Needle.

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Review Count: 291
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

We chose to camp on the river so there was no sewer and we had to pay for the honey wagon. It was quiet and we had good Verizon and too many trees for satellite. As we were Thousand Trails members there was no cost to us. We will stay there again. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
64
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Despite the lack of sewer we would stay on the river again.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Extremely nice park......with an extremely rude manager as of Feb 2016. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed over Thanksgiving and were to have Thanksgiving dinner pot luck style, but when asked what time dinner would be, we were told it had been canceled due to an equipment failure. That would have been ok, except they knew days before and did not take time to notify incoming guests of the problem. Manager was very rude and could care less about what guests thought. Lot spacing was nearby and mostly shady. Site surfaces were gravel and dirt. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
on the river
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

First, the good. Verizon MiFi and cell phone worked perfectly. Water pressure is 70 PSI.

Now, the bad. This park is now 30% allocation of 30 spaces for "annual" leases. Many of these individuals work local construction jobs and stated how much it cost to rent an apartment locally and living here is much cheaper. Children are met at the school bus by the ranger and some of the children are left alone until 10 PM, when parents work afternoon shift. The weekend is a free for all as "daily pass" guests take over the pools and showers. Grass is knee deep in some places, the backhoe grades a ditch down the center of the street trying to keep water runoff out of sites and when you remove the thirty annual and the live-in rangers, very few sewer sites are available. Per the ranger, the jets in the hot tub has not worked since before it was closed last Sept. and Thousand Trails will not approve the cost to repair them now. Dirt and debris collect in the bottom. This park has become nothing more than a low cost apartment alternative. Thousand Trails is intent on converting their parks to this type of clientele. Buy another membership. This one is going downhill rapidly. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 128
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Would be a nice Thousand Trails except for the VERY poor 30 amp power. Never had over 110 volts even at 2:00 AM in the morning. Usually it was 105-108. Even though A/C was not needed, you could not safely run microwave or coffee pot. I worried about the refrigerator the entire time there. Sites are not very level either. Might as well boondock. Try somewhere else. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 291
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: October, 2014
Overall Rating:      

A clean and well maintained resort with 30 and 50 amp service. We are here in the off season and they have activities like movies and breakfast planned. There are no picnic tables but in the rain we would not be out there. If you stay here you are about 30 miles from Seattle. The people running the resort are helpful. We will stay here again and recommend this to others. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

I am a Passport America member. If you are too, make sure you make your reservation online or call it in. They will not accept PA at the entrance for walk-ups. The rate does not reflect the PA discount for Sunday-Thursday nights. The drive in from Monroe has a steep grade about 1 mile from the park. I am guessing it is a 7+ grade for about 1/4 mile. The park is 5 miles East of Monroe on a narrow road (paved and lined). The park has a nice laundry facility, multiple swimming pools, game room, shuffleboard, and mini-golf. The mini-golf is getting worn but still is fun for the kids. Many sites are occupied by "1000 Trails" members. You get to pick your site as "first come-first served" but you can't take an unoccupied member site. There are sites near the river with W & E but no sewer HU's. There is a honey wagon service for $25. Full hook-ups are located in the main campground area. The sites are level but a bit tight. There seems to be a few long-term set ups scattered around. The resort fee of $3 per night that Encore charges makes me upset. It's an extra charge after they take your discount! Overall, it's a decent park with some issues with tenants and aging facilities. It took me 45 minutes to get to Seattle Center on a weekday noon trip. I'm not a fan of Thousand Trails campgrounds, but this one ranks as one of the better ones. It's still not a great campground, just alright. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 107
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: July, 2014
Overall Rating:      

We have not stayed here for four summers. This time we stayed on the river side. No sewers, but way, way nicer spots than on the other side of the street. We saw tubers and fishermen from inside our coach. Plus 50 amps. I think the no sewers part is due to closeness to the river. Friendly staff. No sewer on river side. The gate makes you wait two minutes if you miss the first try and you do not enter the gate code exactly right. The staff person was not exactly welcoming to my criticism. The access road sucks. Very narrow and curvy for 3-4 miles no matter if you come in from Sultan or Monroe. I also like the cost, zero for me. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: June, 2014
Overall Rating:      

Thousand Trails membership park now owned by Encore system so public sites available. We are members thus the $0 nightly rate. We stayed here many times from 2008-2010 and were happy, but this time found it was less than adequate. First site we tried was narrow and not level and we could not get DirecTV. We moved to riverside and still could not get DirecTV. Other campers came over and said since the trees grew higher almost no one could get satellite TV, and there is no over-the-air TV. Road traffic and railroad noise much louder than in 2010. Campground store seems to be gone. Public laundry available. We will probably not stay here again as it is 4+ miles down a narrow 2-lane road. Campground is not near anything. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $3.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground is divided by Ben Howard Road into two sections. The River side does not have sewer hook ups, but the sites seem to be more level than the sites across the road. We chose full hook ups, since we were going to be there for a week. The roads are a bumpy combination of dirt and gravel. The sites are unbelievably uneven. There are quite a few long term residents, with assorted accoutrements attesting to their long term status. Some of them were downright scary, in my opinion. Additionally, dogs were not on leash, and children were unattended. I will not stay there again. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Thousand Trails membership park. Open to public as space allows. We are not members. Site was back-in, on river, traffic noise, no wifi, no cable, no satellite access, no over-the-air TV access. Price was very high - $46 - the most we paid anywhere in 9,100 miles this year! This includes Alaska. We will not stay here again. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

No cost if TTN member. Free WiFi in lodge. Fair Verizon voice, good (4G) Verizon data. No air TV. Two nice pools and hot tub. No store. Food service on weekends. About 50% full hookups (with 50A - no extra charge). Mini golf, playground, a few hiking trails. On Skykomish river. Limited satellite TV in full hook up sites. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Motorhome.

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