18 Parks near Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Crowded. Wild and crazy. We thought it would be less crowded during the week. Not so. Quiet at night however, so we got a good night's sleep. Make a reservation or you may not get in. We were lucky b/c we didn't have a res. We found a decent site close to the restroom. Site was roomy and somewhat level. Good enough for us and I'm picky when tent camping. - Rick Frazier
Jul 2016 - $16.00
Can be a noisy campground with day use people coming and going, they must pass through and park in the campground. Very close to good trails. - MeetTheGriswolds
Aug 2014 - $10.00
We tried to camp here in August, the only 'walk in' (meaning no reservations) spots that were available were too small for our 31' travel trailer. We were able to drive through the campgrounds but not fit in any spots. We went down the Road to La Wis Wis forest service and got a nice spot. One thought: a nice spot that a trailer would fit in would be occupied by a lone camper in a small tent. Shucks! - Jim Lee
Aug 2015 - $10.00
Campground is in the Southwest corner of the park. Spaces are reasonably separated but most are pretty tight and the loop road is narrow with many trees to avoid. Be careful in a bigger rig. this is a pretty basic campground typical of the NFS. Has water and restrooms but that is about it. Can't beat the location if you are exploring Mt. Rainer from the SouthWest side. - DennisA
Aug 2012 - $10.00
Nice park in the National Park. Good sites, great views. Water available in the park. No showers, no Wi-Fi signal, no TV signal, no phone reception. May dump on way out of park and refill tanks. - JimSC
Jul 2011 - $15.00
Nice park and we had no problems getting into our pull through site. A good location to explore the National park. - tsparky
Jul 2014 - $6.00
Awesome! Right at the foot of Emmons Glacier and well worth the drive. The 'D' loop has the best views but the least shade. As it was hot, I took the shady 'B' loop. No cell service, no hookups, no sewer dump but I will definitely return to this park! - mockturtle
Sep 2012 - $6.00
The rate was Golden Age (1/2 price) rate. Toilets are flush but there are no showers. This is one of those jewels of the old Park Service campground network. It is situated right at the foot of towering Mt Rainier and there is a two mile trail to the overlook of Emmons Glacier Terminus, the largest glacier in the lower 48 states. We were in a 17-footer and will camp here again. - geysergazer
Sep 2012 - $8.00
An excellent CG in a NP. Quiet and serene with several hiking trails that start from the park. Sites in B and C loops are pretty steep, but some in A and D loops are fine. Only a few pull-throughs, but we found a back-in that fit our 31' coach. The sign states a maximum of 27', but we found several that would work, including two right on the White River. We hope to return in the not-too-distant future. - Red Wolf Deux
Sep 2016 - $41.00
We arrived a day early and they helped us out by getting us a site. We moved to our real site the next morning and everything was great. The sites are pine needles and not very level which makes for leveling problems and standing water after it rains. Most sites are surrounded by huge old trees. The next night the park lost power for approx. 4 hours. We didn't have power, however our neighbor did. I was told it was probably my rig but they would check it out. Turned out to be a bad site breaker. Was told they would replace it but no one did so we had on and off power all night. We left the next morning at 11:00 and still no fix to our problem. Just horrible service. - illini777
Aug 2016 - $44.00
Really a nice quaint little campground. We did not spend too much time there other than mornings and nights but while we were there we really enjoyed it. Our site was very long and gave us almost total privacy. It was level and easy to get in to. The check in was very easy and there was really no need to escort us since we were right next to our site at the entrance.
The wifi was the best we have had in any of to 80 campgrounds we have visited, fast and always available. Only negative was that there was no cable or OTA channels.
Very close to the entrance of Mt. Rainier National Park.
Would definitely stay again. - John Borajkiewicz
Aug 2015 - $44.00
Our experience was just the opposite of the last reviewer; we were there in August, as well, which is definitely a busy time for this busy national park; I guess we expect people to be using the campgrounds nearby. We loved the trees - gave us nice shade, and cool little 'coves' for each site. Some sites are in full sun with no trees, so my suggestion is if you're a longer rig, then ask for a site that you don't have to work around trees; we were 30' and had no trouble whatsoever backing in. Garbage was picked up twice a day; again, busy park = lots of garbage, but we saw them picking it up regularly. The two drawbacks have been stated: there's only one bathroom and one shower, but they're nice and the wait was not more than five minutes as this is a small park - there's a seating area there in the bath/laundry house where the WiFi is, so it was no big deal to wait. Two w/d's would have been nice as we had laundry to do, but the walk to any site is not more than one minute, so flipping two loads of laundry was no difficulty. And at $1.50/load, it was a real bargain. No Verizon; too remote a place - not much service in the park, either. The owners were very nice; received a couple of packages for us which was very helpful for us full-timers. The price was very commensurate for being 5 minutes outside a national park. We would definitely come back! - Jolly Out There
Sep 2016 - $1.00
If you're ok with no hookups, this is an excellent choice. Pit toilets. We were there midweek and only two other campers, guess total number of sites 20 to 25. Maybe different on week ends. Washington parks pass fee area but didn't see a pay slot otherwise. Large pull through sites, level, we were able to get satellite but probably not at most sites, cell service unavailable. Had some concerns prior to arriving about road if there was rain but no problem, compacted gravel roads and sites. 2 miles from Ashford and pretty near Rainier NP. - abqnm
Aug 2014 - $0.00
$0 per night was for a primitive site (vault toilets, scattered water faucets, no dump station, no trash pickup/pack it out) with a picnic table and fire ring. You do have to have the WA State Discover pass—$30 to $35 depending on where you purchase it—in order to use the sites. All sites are level gravel shaded by huge trees. We used this lovely campground as our base to visit Mt. Rainier. We stopped in Yelm to do our major shopping as there are slim pickings in the small quaint towns near Mt. Rainier. During our week-long stay the campground was open and quiet during the week and became bustling busy with horses and their owners over the weekend, but it was wonderful to hear the horses whinnying instead of vehicle traffic noise. The scenic roadways have awesome vistas and pull-offs to access its hundreds of miles of trails. AT&T cell service was non-existent. Our Millenicom jetpack was getting two bars of 3G which was good enough for some Internet access. - DD Rolling Ranch
Sep 2012 - $1.00
After doing some research for places that could accommodate a larger RV outside the west entrance of Mt. Rainier Natl. Park near Ashford we found very little available. A nearby RV park (Monthaven) is the only place available that has hook-ups but their web site basically read as though RV'rs and their guests are not welcome so we remembered the Sahara Creek DNR Horse camp which is located about 8 miles outside the park entrance. Sahara Creek (Nicholson) horse camp is in a beautiful wooded setting. Most sites are very large and roomy pull throughs that would accommodate the longest RV and a trailer or Toad with ease. Most of the sites have picnic tables and fire grates. There is a central grassy area that features,of all things, horse shoe pits for playing a round of horse shoes (bring your own shoes) and a building that houses a dozen or more picnic tables for group gatherings under cover when the weather isn't so good. There are two water spigots available and pit toilets. There is no garbage service so pack out what you bring in please. On busy weekends or holidays the park is usually packed with horse trailers and riders as the campground serves a large system of horse trails. During the off seasons and mid week the campground can be all but deserted. We had the whole place nearly to ourselves for the 3 days we stayed here. As it is a horse camp you can expect to find some horse fritters, mule muffins, you know horse crap around the area although most of the horse people are good about cleaning up after their animals. There is no daily charge for using the campground however a Washington State Discover Pass is required. Passes can be obtained at Walmart, sporting goods stores or almost anywhere fishing and hunting licenses are sold for $35 for a yearly pass or $11 for daily passes. Passes can also be bought online. If you don't need hookups and need a place to park a big rig while you explore the area and or Mt Rainier Natl. Park, or just need a place to pull in for a night, this park is an awesome alternative to the local nu-hospitable and expensive RV park. We loved our stay and will be back again. Price of $1 is because you can't enter zero in the field. There is no fee other than the above stated passes. - NwJeeper
May 2011 - $20.00
This campground is mainly for those that are fishing. There really is nothing to do at this RV park as well as no cell phone service. There are no showers. They tell you to use the event center in town and those bathrooms are porta potties. The cable TV is very poor as a lot of the channels are not viewable due to the condition of the cable in the campground. Most of the campers here are long term. I will not stay here again. There are others in the area that are more suitable for RV's. - Cactus Pete
Aug 2007 - $20.00
No showers, Porta Potties. Sites very close together (as in parking lot). Staff friendly. Beautiful lake. - Uh-Oh
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Only had 30 amp power and water. No sewer, laundry, or cable. If you wanted to dump would cost $5.00 and shower was also an additional $5.00. There were a few 50 amp hookups.
The park was very impressive as it was situated in tall western cedars and hemlocks, dark but nice and on a creek. Could not use satellite and there was no over the air TV, and no cell reception. Once we got over the electronic withdrawal it was actually kind of nice. The owner was nice but I think he has it up for sale. - mlbarry
Aug 2015 - $35.00
This is a nice little campground that would be a good jumping-off place for day trips into Mt. Rainier National Park. There is a little creek to cool off in, and a big field for frisbee-throwing. A herd of elk will visit from time to time.
We liked this place because it is only 45 miles from our home and is yet far enough out to be quiet and peaceful. There's a little noise from route 7 that runs nearby, but it wasn't annoying.
It's worth mentioning that there are a lot of really nice tent sites in this campground. That's not always the case with privately-owned operations. This would be a very pleasant place to camp in a tent. There are nice restrooms and showers, and even an outdoor dishwashing sink.
A lot of thoughtful touches have gone into making this a great campground.
The owners are about the nicest people you'd ever want to meet. They were gracious hosts, and came by to make sure that everything was OK.
The only bad news about Eastcreek is that it is for sale. The owners would like someone to take over and let them have a "real" retirement. - Eric Lester
Jun 2015 - $35.00
Although a bit out of town, a beautiful spot. Absolutely no cell service or Wi-Fi in park, but when you get out to main road you will pick it up quickly. Never been to a park (especially paying $35) that you will be charged an additional $10 to dump!! We choose not to dump as we had only stayed two nights and it would be a couple more days before we would be hooked up at a park again. Owner are very pleasant and informed us that our dogs were over the size (max 40 lbs). (We have an airedale and labradoodle and they were an "allowed breed" but we would be allowed since the park was very empty mid week.) Nice spot on the creek except it's too bad they dumped slash over the bank to fall into the river- an eyesore and not the best way to get rid of slash. First night was very quiet and peaceful, second day a family of seven camped next to us and kids were all over the place...and up until 10 playing...love kids...but wanted to go to sleep. A very well planned park with lots of trees between sites. Since as many trees as possible have been left, it's very shady there. Perfect for our dogs who had to stay in RV when we went to Mt. Rainier. It's for sale. - Ollie49
Jun 2016 - $35.00
This is a park operated by Tacoma Power, so it's not exactly like the Washington State Parks. Price does not include $8 "reservation fee" extracted for the Online Reservation service. (But the $8 can cover multiple reservations made at the same time.) Our site was asphalt paved and was an easy back-in. While there was a downhill portion at the entry, the pad leveled out nicely once we where parked conveniently positioned for the utilities connections. We selected a site that was a short walk from the clean restroom/shower. Shower required 50 cents (in quarters) for 4 minutes. Additional 2 minutes for each additional quarter, if you put them in before the timer stops. The campsite was pleasant, and we had reasonable shade (on a hot day). (Some sites are less shady.) The park is adjacent to a reservoir that allows power boats. Our weekday, early season visit was very quiet -- but it is pretty clear that at peak times boat motor noise could be considerable. Site was shorter (length is listed in online descriptions) but quite reasonable for my Sprinter Class B (Van-type) RV. (Note: I do not tow a vehicle.) I would stay here again. - Pete_by_the_river
Jul 2014 - $25.00
This is a beautiful lake view park. It was packed over the weekend and almost empty during the week. Close to Mt Rainier national park. It is real close to the backside of Mt St. Helens national park. This park is mostly for smaller rigs and tents. Only a few sites will fit a 40'. We have a 42' and we barely fit into our site. The only sites with sewer that fit a bigger rig are in the group area. We asked if we could move there when it was completely empty. No was the answer. Against the rules. The nicer spaces by far are in the group area. The second nicest spots are for small RVs. Very nice if you have kids and a smaller rig. Lots of very nice playground equipment. We were the only larger RV in the park not in the group area. Showers very scarce if you don't bring your own. 30 amp only in the area that will fit bigger rigs. - RFCN2
Sep 2013 - $26.00
This is a campground run by Tacoma Power in Alder, WA, about 15 miles from Mt. Rainer National Park. It is a beautiful camp with clean restrooms, but only 1 shower. And the shower cost $0.50/minute for hot water. But with a senior discount, the rate was only $26. - LTV camper
Aug 2016 - $1.00
My family of seven stayed for 3 days at Maple Grove, camping with a 20' camper trailer + a tent. Included were grandma, me/wife, and 4 kids ranging from 8-21 years old. We were lucky to get a spot by the little pond, in the main area, in between the playground and the RVs parked on the side of the office and club house. Scenic, relaxing spot, with electricity and water (this spot didn't have sewage, but there are spots that have that as well).
We enjoyed walking down to the river and swimming in the albeit very cold, but refreshing water. The girls loved to swim and play with the little frogs they found by the water. It was a daily ritual going to the river and a highlight of our stay.
The clubhouse is big and has movies, tables and couches/chairs to relax in. There is a kitchen you can use to cook your own food if you wish. Coffee available with donation. Very good set-up.
For those who golf, there's a nice well maintained course. We don't golf, so this was not an attraction for us.
There's a good playground for the kids to play in.
The RV park does not feel crowded like some of them we have stayed at this Summer; i.e. we didn't feel like sardines scrunched inside a tin can...
The weather was awesome (August) and we got out one day for an excursion to Mt. Rainier, at night. Got to do some star-gazing with astronomy pros who had their telescopes set up. Another highlight of our stay there.
We liked the resort enough that we signed up with KM Resorts under a promo deal that gives us access to just this RV park all year. - Lewis C
Jul 2016 - $0.00
We are members, so our stay did not actually cost us anything.
Definite improvement in cleanliness in the bathrooms since the last time we stayed there. The upper area of the park looked well cared for, but we prefer to stay in The Grove, which is more primitive and quiet. - Impkitti
May 2016 - $10.00
This is a membership Park. You have to pick a spot. The site was on gravel with shade. Full hook ups with 50 amp. There are pull through, back ins, also 30 amp water & electric only. Shaded. The anemities include pool, spa, playground, pet area, rec rooms. - jcpjane
Sep 2016 - $20.00
We stayed here a few days while exploring Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier. Our price reflects Passport America rate. They offers open, sunny sites, or shady spots under the pines. We had plenty of wiggle room in our site and didn't feel cramped. Trees have been well trimmed and were not a problem for our motorhome. Fifty amp service and water were at the site. Dump station is free to those staying in the park. Didn't use the laundry or bathrooms so can't comment on those, except to say that each evening several van loads of people pulled in to use the shower. - WGlengrl
Aug 2016 - $15.00
Beautiful campground with mature pine trees providing lots of shade to most sites. Long spacious pull thru and back-in sites with grass ground cover. 50 and/or 30 amp electric. No sewer, but dump was available for an additional $5.00. Laundry facility and firewood available. Conveniently located 1 hr from Mt. St Helens and Mt. Rainier. Located on Highway 12 so there is some noise but trees along road dampen noise somewhat. Was surprised to not see many more campers in such a nice park but found out park only advertises with Passport America. Drove by several other campgrounds that had several campers, but parks did not look nearly as appealing as this one. Park staff was very friendly. Great value. Would definitely stay here again. - Dewster
Sep 2015 - $18.00
Stayed for three nights to visit Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainer. This is a very convenient location (Randle, WA) for visiting between the two parks. The campground is a little odd. It is a family business with extremely nice people. They had just harvested their garden and shared the bounty with us. The office is extremely messy- looks like a bad junk store but that did not bother me.
The laundry room was large and worked but had not been cleaned for a while. Again, this did not bother me as I made sure the machines were clean and they were. So honestly I was pretty pleased with the park overall. Nice people, spacious sites and convenient with an acceptable price.
The price reflects the Passport America discount. My husband and I would stay again. - lindy j