5.6 Average
     
Monroe, Washington

Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort

Monroe, Washington


26702 Ben Howard Rd
Monroe, Washington 98272
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Sites: 105
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 47.845194
Longitude: -121.872949

Elevation: 105' (approximate)
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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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

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33 Reviews

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Another old, tired Thousand Trails park. The check in was fast and efficient with one of the most pleasant ladies we have ever seen. One half of the park has sewer sites, but only one was available and we are too large to fit. The opposite side of the highway for non sewer sites. Rigs in the park appear to be lived in by homeless people who use the park for a residence. Adult lodge smelled of mold and had to go here to get TV reception. Electric pedestal and water connection were wobbly. One way in/out and horribly dusty. Will probably not stay here again. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
79
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

TEST the voltage BEFORE you plug in. Low voltage in camp burned out our microwave and central vac system. Our neighbor revealed there have been previous electrical problems at Thunderbird. Thousand Trails member services does not return phone calls. Absolutely worst customer service we have ever received from TT. We do not recommend this park to anyone with electrical appliances. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
43
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the closest Thousand Trails park to Seattle. We wanted to visit friends in Seattle, and so it was a good choice for that. However, some negatives: there is quite a long drive (3-5 miles) on Ben Howard Road to get to the campground, and it is pretty narrow and windy for a 43' motorhome. The site we chose (43) was off a road that was very uphill and the site was pretty much perpendicular to the road, which meant the site was pretty level (a good thing) but was rather hard to get the bus into. I noticed the sites on the other side of the road were at an angle to the road which would have made them easier to get into. It appeared that the sites across the Ben Howard Road (water&electric only) would have been easier to get into - but then you would have had to come to the other side of the road if you wanted to dump. The dump station was well located if you needed to dump after leaving the full hookup sites, but the turn to get into it if you were coming from across Ben Howard Road looked like it would have been challenging. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
43
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here at Christmas time and weren't impressed at all, but it looks like a few things have improved since then. When it's dry, the sites are comfortable and pleasant - not so much when it's raining or snowy out. We had to stay across the road on the river side again, because there are no sites available on the main side of the "resort". All of the longer ones appear to be taken by "permanent" guests. That was not allowed when we bought our membership almost 30 years ago, and it makes it very difficult to stay in what used to be a nice resort when we tent-camped years ago with the kids. One improvement we saw this time was the tent sites have been graveled where you'd park the car, and there were new fire rings at each site. The bathrooms looked like they were getting more attention than the last time we were here as well. Although they're still not what I would call clean, they're not the worst we've seen. After 30 years they could definitely use an overhaul. What used to be a nice family resort with activities is now a tired place filled with permanent trailers that have taken up the best full-hookup sites and left the rest of us members with a long walk, a street to cross to get to the amenities, and only electric and water with the privilege of paying for the honey wagon. We're disappointed, but since it's the closest one to the kids and grandkids we'll be coming back to try to get our money's worth out of the dues we've paid over 28 years. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
85
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Campground is about 8 miles from Monroe on a road that is 35 mph with several 20-25 mph curves and a very steep hill. There is a Walmart and Fred Meyer in Monroe, along with a Tractor Supply Co. which is an excellent source for propane.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

So much wrong with this place that 2000 characters won't cover it! Beautiful setting is my only compliment. Sites (and we had reservations) are first-come-first served. So we found a full hookup site but it was a race to the office with someone else, and they won. We ended up in a site with no sewer and no wifi for same price. Had to be sneaky to even secure this site. 5-6 people looking for sites at same time on a Wednesday meant "grab and run". We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
65
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Muddy grass in front of the RV site. Bathroom is dirty. The laundry room was not opened on time twice when we were there. The office never picks up the phone when you have an emergency. The visitor parking is always parked by an employee, so I got chewed out if I park in the visitor, the manager will charge me $5. The manager also charged double the price for sewage pump on a scheduled day. Even though thousand trail advertised free wifi, we never get wifi connected. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
63
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Monroe has Walmart, grocery outlet, etc. about 15 minutes drive from the camp.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed for Memorial Day weekend expecting to get full hook up sites for the amount of money we were charged a night, only to find out that all sites are first come first served. We ended up across the street in a lot where the grass hadn't been mowed in weeks, no trimming of the BlackBerry vines so we could utilize our full space. We only had water and power, no sewer. Normally I would only pay about $32 a night for that type of accommodations, but we drove a good distance and had no choice but to stay. What you are looking at on the website isn't what you get in real life. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Absolutely will NOT be back. Grass is overgrown everywhere. There are no defined separation of sites because of this, and people had their tents, dogs and law chairs touching our slideouts. Garbage and dog poop scattered around. Rude employees. Scolded at check in for pulling ahead 2 feet further than marked. Scolded at the pool for letting our baby in the adult pool that was not marked anywhere. I guess we are just supposed to know these things. We follow rules in life. All of them. I do not like being scolded by rude and unhappy employees like I'm a felon. Bathrooms were disguising (in the am) amenities are in disrepair. We will not be coming back. We camped at Thousand Trails-Thunderbird Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
River 91
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 7

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: 306
States Visited: 48
Helpful Reviews: 43

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: 12
States Visited: 4
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: 37
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 6

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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