11 Parks near Montesano, Washington
Jun 2013 - $12.00
Beautiful state park with excellent hiking trails and lush, shady sites. Not for big rigs. There were a few 30' or larger RVs but most of the parking pads [lined with logs] are narrow but the sites are roomy and quite private. Gorgeous, well kept grounds and the lake is for non-motorized watercraft only, so quiet prevails. Excellent Verizon signal. Will definitely visit again. - mockturtle
Jul 2016 - $32.00
We stayed here one night only. This is a new park and we found it because of a referral from another RV park. This park had openings, probably because it's a new park. But it seems they already have a few full-timers staying there. The park is part of a motel and you check in at the motel's front desk. Check-in was easy and the person who helped us was friendly and helpful.
The park is new, so everything is clean. The bathrooms are especially nice, modern, big shower stalls and very clean. Wifi was terrible (we never could get connected) and they had no cable. And we weren't able to get a single channel with the antennae, a first for us. But because we were there only one night, it wasn't a big issue for us. We rented a movie at the local grocery store and we were fine.
We parked in site #6, it was a pull-through right in front of the bathrooms. Unfortunately, it was also right by the railroad tracks. We only heard one train go by and it wasn't loud. But it just wasn't a pretty view at all. There were plenty of other sites where the tracks were not visible, with trees all around. Our site itself was big and roomy; no picnic tables or fire pit available that we could see.
It's right off the freeway, so it's very convenient, and it was easy to get in and out of the park.
The town is a quiet town, with quite a few restaurants to pick from. Within walking distance is a gas station, convenience store and the Fishing Hole Restaurant, which was actually very good.
Although we didn't see much of Montesano, it's a cute little town. Montesano is a fishing town and is between Olympia and Ocean Shores WA. Montesano has many outdoor activities, including camping, fishing, hunting, kayaking, boating, hiking, and bird watching.
According to the motel manager, they do plan on getting cable. But for now, my rating is due to the lack of cable and weak wi-fi. - Phil and Yo
Jul 2015 - $22.00
A real "GEM" Friendly Staff, Nice surroundings. Some sites have view of Lake. Lots of grass. Walking trail around lake. Close to Challis River. Fishing Docks on both lake and river. Verizon OK. No wifi or cable. Water and Elect. Will be back. - silverado
Jun 2015 - $22.00
The price included a senior discount for age 55 and over. There are some very good things about this park. The view is very good with water on two sides and tree covered hills behind the water south of the campground. The sites are all asphalt and fairly level. The manager and host are friendly. It is quiet, which means that it is in the middle of nowhere. The campground is clean and well kept, although there is a lot of old equipment stacked around the host's campsite. There is a mile and a half asphalt trail that goes around the lake on the north side of the campground that is excellent for walking your pets. On the down side, the showers are coin operated and the bathrooms are closed from 9 PM to 7 AM. There is hardly any shade to speak of and there is little vegetation between sites to act as a buffer. The grass is brown. I did see some watering going on, but they waited far too long to start. In their defense, this is the Washington coast, and they should be getting rain, but they haven't had any for about two weeks. There is no cable or Wifi, but we were able to get one Fox station with our antenna and we had a strong signal with Verizon. This is not a fancy park and only has 18 sites, but at $22 per night, it is not a bad value. I wouldn't want to spend a whole summer here, but it works for a few nights while exploring the Olympic peninsula. We would stay here again. - Dale07
Jul 2014 - $22.00
We were delighted when we arrived at this park. The sites are paved and very large. The park has a nice picnic area, boat launch ramps, fishing piers, and playground. The staff was friendly and helpful. The property is well maintained. The park overlooks both a lake and a river. Beautiful setting, beautiful sunsets. Can't say enough about this park. - hbcamper
Aug 2014 - $27.00
Rate reflects price for a weekend visit (not including the online reservation fee). It's a small park in a slightly out-of-the-way place, but still proved very popular. The day use area has a mile or two of hiking trails, along with picnic areas. Campground was fully booked when we visited, with several tents and two or three cars parked at each site. Fortunately a state park ranger made a couple rounds in the evening, along with volunteer hosts who were very attentive. A handful of utility sites are on a loop by the entrance, but the most secluded sites are in the back of the park. Creek runs by many of the sites. However you are not allowed to set up tents on the grassy banks. Facilities were disappointing, even by state park standards. The bathhouse seems to be original to the park, and was very dirty and smelly. The coin-operated shower in the men's room doesn't drain properly, causing water to pool by the toilets and sinks. - RVNed
Aug 2006 - $21.00
This campground was very busy and noisy. I'm sure during the off season it would be a great place to stay. The utility sites are very close together and dusty. We were in site #2 and had 3 trees next to us which gave us more room than some of the other sites. There are only 6 utility sites and the rest are standard. The dump station is located just outside the park going north. This is a first come first serve park and if you get here by 2pm midweek you shouldn't have a problem getting in. There are 2 restrooms and 1 shower along with a very small store which carries ice and dry goods like soap and sponges, they do not stock food. We would stay here again as an overnighter. - jannie5
Jul 2016 - $19.00
Good value with Passport America. We had a nice level 50 amp full hookups with cable. WiFi was usable, but on the slow side. Site had a very course stone base which was tough on the feet. Some sites are back to back, so if the other half is empty it works like a pull-through. We were able to pull through into our site, but someone backed into the site behind us the next day. Speed bumps were made of gravel and somewhat hard to see. They had just recently been redone, so they were on the severe side. Parking for the toad was tight as it was between our motor home and a tree. Overall, a nice stopping point and the cookies were excellent. - Bob and Inga
Jun 2016 - $3.00
Nothing special here but a fairly quiet park. The employees are really helpful. Sites are gravel, fairly close together. There is a train that goes by at 5:45 am. Thirty minutes to Olympia. I am very tired of parks that advertise free WiFi but the bandwidth and range are so small that it's a joke. I was never been able to access the WiFi even with our booster and we were very close to the antenna. Just a pet peeve of mine being a full-timer. - 12858
May 2016 - $19.00
There are permanent residence some have been there for years. Some are messy. Very friendly staff & residents. The sites are close by. Gravel pads. Back in sites. FHU, cable, WiFi. Clubhouse with book exchange. - jcpjane
Jul 2016 - $20.00
Good value with Passport America, $39 for 2 nights. We had a nice level 50 amp FHU with cable. The wifi was usable, but on the slow side. Site had a very course stone base which was tough on the feet. Some sites are back to back, so if the other half is empty it works like a pull thru. We were able to pull thru into our site, but someone backed into the site behind us the next day. Speed bumps were made of gravel and somewhat hard to see. They had just recently been redone, so they were on the severe side. Parking for the toad was tight as it was between our motor home and a tree. Overall, a nice stopping point and the cookies were excellent. - Bob and Inga
Jun 2016 - $14.00
We stayed here for two weeks using our RPI membership. Sites are dirt/gravel and ours wasn't level, but we were able to get there with our jacks. Initially the power at our site didn't work but the technician quickly replaced the plug. Grass at the sites is very weedy and rough but they won't allow you to put rugs down...a little landscaping work would really help. Clubhouse is nice and everything we used was clean and in working condition. We would stay here again. - z32k12
Jun 2016 - $0.00
Very nice campground with paved streets and plenty of space between camp sites. Staff were all very friendly and check-in was a breeze. We had a 50 amp full hookup site and with our Coast to Coast, we stayed for free. Cable TV was $1.00 nightly. Campground offers ice cream social, breakfast on Saturdays, dinner on Saturdays and awesome cinnamon rolls Sunday morning. Good cell coverage and were able to use our personal WiFi without any problems. Great place to stay. - Dedra C
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Wifi didn't work in the back. Site was a back -in and was wide and long enough. Nice area to walk the dog. - littlegeneral
Sep 2015 - $36.00
Nice park along the river. Great deck area on the river for relaxing, reading or barbequing. Friendly staff and good access to the interstate highway. Our site was a little narrow. - ckharvey
Jul 2015 - $36.00
Nice RV park along the river. They have a deck set up at the river's edge. Wifi occasionally slow. Shower situation is weird. You have 5 minutes and if you're not done, you have to wait another 5 minutes before it resets. - murphy1
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Sites are arranged somewhat like a wagon wheel. The back of the sites are very close to each other and have a very large bush in between them. These are way overdue for trimming. The grass is at least 18" tall and appears that it simply never gets cut. At $20 this place is probably ok, but $25 puts it on the edge value wise. The hookups are all at the rear of the site, so it took a bit of time to position our motor home where we could put the slides out and still reach the sewer connection. But once setup, it was very nice. No OTA TV, the wi-fi was very fast and dependable. - Bob and Inga
Oct 2014 - $20.00
Sweet place to land while in the area. All the sites face the bay with lovely sunsets. The spaces are grassy with a gravel pad and full hookups. The bike trail head is right at the foot of the driveway. Owner and office staff have a great sense of humor and there are no heavy rules, everything is very relaxed. Nice and quiet but with some noise from Hwy 101, as to be expected...but not bad. The internet is free and fast. We stayed here for three nights in a motorhome. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat. - Da Keeffes
Sep 2014 - $20.00
This is a very small no frills park on the same site as a catamaran construction company. All sites overlook a river and it is quite picturesque. The sites are fairly level and utilities are in top shape. These is Wi-Fi but no cable TV and no restrooms or showers. We did not have much luck accessing the Wi-Fi. Overall, you can't beat the $20 price. - Altoflyfisher