15 Parks near Packwood, Washington
Sep 2016 - $20.00
PROS: Beautiful park and location. Clean, peaceful and large sites. Really enjoyed our weekend visit. Pretty waterfall also.
CONS: Wish there was an sewer dump close by though. Pull-thru sites are set up with the entry door on the wrong side of site. - SPTPrver
Oct 2015 - $22.00
This campground is a great place to stay for small RV's, tent trailers, and tents of course. The loops are pretty tight and I would not recommend bringing an RV any longer than 22ft. Located along the Cowlitz River, this campground sits next to Mt Rainier National Park. My family has camped here numerous times through out the last 23 years. My sons favorite thing about this place was the swimming hole about 1/4 mile up the river from the main campground. The locals call this place "blue hole". The water is very cold even in the mid August heat. - Jay Gustin
Aug 2014 - $10.00
Located just outside Mount Rainier... this park is a hidden gem operated by Forest Service. Camp Host is very helpful in situating trailer and enforces quiet hours. Spots have privacy, not all crowded in like at Mount Rainier campground. Easy access to Mount Ranier and Packwood is a town with an interesting history We camped in a grove of trees next to the river! We would stay here again. Admin note: park road and campsites have been reported as tight for larger RVs. - Jim Lee
Aug 2016 - $40.00
The nearest commercial park to the east entrance of Mt. Rainier NP, this campground is sadly short of it's potential. The park is run-down, dirty and neglected. It was also mostly empty during the heart of the summer when the Mt. Rainier wildflowers are at their finest. There is free wifi, but it was barely usable and Verizon data was only 1x, though cell service was fine.
On the positive side, the little town of Packwood is very close and kind of cute. The library next door has 24-hour free wifi and we used it often (there always seemed to be a few people there using it too). Mt. Rainier is fairly close and a beautiful drive to get there. Not many choices in this area as the nearby La Wis Wis National Forest CG is limited to smaller RVs, as are the NP campgrounds. - MrSunshine
Aug 2016 - $25.00
Very old park. Low voltage. Probably would choose a different park next time. Stayed here due to Passport America, but they have since dropped their membership. Easy to find and good location. Staff very nice and helpful. Elk visit campground daily. - ouachita princess
Jul 2016 - $28.00
Very old neglected park. It's only good feature is proximity to Mt Rainier south entrance. Management is friendly but that doesn't offset park's dismal lack of maintenance. Also Management is inflexible and not customer service oriented.
Warning signs to pick up dog poop but there are piles of elk poop everywhere. - mmaill01
Sep 2011 - $15.00
Twice a year on the long Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, Packwood Washington comes alive with a huge flea market that takes over the entire town for three days as well as private homes having yard sales for miles each way. This is private property owned by Steve (number above) with a huge level field that the family allows everyone to camp on, in RV's right behind the big event. No hookups, some general courtesy rules and porta potties and dumpster provided. East end of town, turn right at intersection of Shell gas station and Snyder, turn right at 114 Snyder at the first long driveway. Funky and fun weekend with huge crowds at the markets and many RV'rs make this a destination weekend. - happy trails
Sep 2016 - $20.00
We stayed mid-September and some of the loops were already closed. Luckily we arrived just after lunch and could grab one of the very last available sites. Pretty dark under the trees and the road through the loops is narrow and winding. The sites are rather on the small side and most of them are sloped. Some to an extent it is impossible to level with the normal amount of equipment one carries around. There are some water taps around. Very quiet once everybody goes to bed. Our site was well enclosed by shrubbery but privacy doesn't come with each site.
Next time we'll try one of the other campgrounds in the National Park. - TheSchweitzers
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
11519 U.S. Hwy. 12, Randle, WA Randle, Washington 98377 (map) | (360) 494-9202
Sites: 400 | Latest Rate: $38.00 | 18 Reviews
Aug 2016 - $38.00
This park is close to Hwy 12 but by 9-10pm the road noise was much quieter. We were in the full hookup area, however the water/electricity hookups looked lush and tree shaded, and many were very close to the river. 2 pools, both almost constantly occupied by kids, many play areas and a zip line that was also almost constantly in use. This is a wonderful RV park for kids. We had absolutely no cell service or WiFi. Lounge, store, furniture around pool need serious upgrading. - RVtripper
Jul 2016 - $22.00
I know this place has gotten some not-so-nice reviews, but we ended up extending our stay from 4 days to 2 weeks because of the location (ideally situated between Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Ranier, plus lots and lots of other outdoor recreational opportunities) and the fabulous $ value for what it cost us to stay. Yes, the hookups are a bit weird - 4 RV's share one utility location. Yes, it's on a highway so traffic noise can be an issue. But...the trees are large and lovely, there is tons of grassy space between you and your neighbors, interior roads are spacious and easy to navigate, the camp store and pool are nice to have, and you just can't beat the per night cost. The office manager is totally on top of things and honest; we converted from a nightly rate to a weekly rate when we extended our stay and when we went to inquire about a refund of the difference she had already issued the credit to our credit card! Verizon wireless phone service works there but not our 4G data plan. Their wifi only works reliably if you go hang out in the office/clubhouse, because this is such a large park and the RV sites are rather far away. The park covers such a large amount of ground that it is no problem to find a place to walk your dog. The current owners have owned it only 4 years and they are aware that improvements need to be made, and wow, have they ever taken on a huge place. As a side note, the first week we were in site #85 and due to the trees we had great shade but no Dish reception. Week two we moved to site #117 with no trees but great Dish reception. - Idaho RV'er
Jul 2016 - $32.00
If you are looking for the ultimate rundown and neglected campground, Cascades Peak is here for you. It was probably a very nice park in its day, but it is obvious the owners have not put in any upkeep in years. From overgrown, un-level gravel sites, to antiquated power, water and sewer connections. Water pressure was so low. Most picnic tables and lights are in disrepair, the bathrooms and laundry are rundown. WiFi is only available in front of the laundry. There is so much potential here, it is sad. - Rich & Cathy Kelly
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
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
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 - $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
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