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Packwood, Washington

Packwood RV Park and Campground

Packwood, Washington



Packwood, Washington
Phone: (360) 494-5145

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $15 7/2015

Latitude: 49.265243
Longitude: -96.363584

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

Review Details

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21 Reviews

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DonnaZ2011

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here 3 nights to visit Mt Rainier NP and Mt St Helen's NM. The sites are a mix of grass, gravel, and cement, but are roomy. The sites are easy to get into and out of even for large Motor Homes like ours, that being said, there is only 30 amp available. The park is under new management with plans to do upgrades. The wifi was decent even though the office lady said it wasn't working. It is very convenient to Mt Rainier NP and less than 50 miles from Mt St Helen's, if you go in the back way, which by the way, gets you closer to the Mt than the other entrance. Every evening Elk would wander through the park. We would stay there again. We camped at Packwood RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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bukhrn

Review Count: 53
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is obviously an old park, with mostly shaded sites, that were fairly level, with full hookups. But the hookups were very strangely laid out, as the electric for our site was being used by one of the neighbors, so we had to use the one for the vacant site behind us.

This park has been sold with big upgrade plans, which are badly needed, but I'm quite sure this will also come with a big jump in prices, as I was told it will be a KOA. The best parts of this place are the elk that wander through the park, and the proximity to Mt Rainier and Mt St. Helens

One of the main reasons we stayed here was the Passport America rate, with the new presumed much higher rate, we would probably not stay here again. We camped at Packwood RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Mt Rainier and Mt St Helens

      Value

      Service

      Campsite

      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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oldguyinrv

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Little gem in the West. Convenient to both Mt. Ranier and Mt. St. Helens. Park situated in a grove, park-like setting. Sites are level but a mixture of grass, gravel, and pavement. 30 amp service only. Staff is very helpful and friendly. The city of Packwood is noted for the GIANT flea market which occurs on Memorial Day and Labor Day, where the flea market takes over the main highway and surrounding streets and any open space available. It's quite a site, but traffic is reduced to a trickle. But best of all was the small herd of elk which nibbled their way through the campground in the evenings. Great place. Definitely recommend. Price reflects Passport America discount. We camped at Packwood RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Jack&Wanda

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

I would have given a higher rating had the campground been less rundown. It is very obvious that this park needs updating (it is for sale). The Wi-Fi was nonexistent. You could connect but that was it. You had to go to the library, which is next door, to use the Internet. Cell signal did not exist, either Verizon or AT&T. It was a very quiet location and I would stay there again, as it was convenient to Mt. Rainier. Over 80 miles to Mt. St. Helens. We camped at Packwood RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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aznumwa339

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a rustic park set amongst some great old growth trees. Packwood is between Mt. Rainer NP and Mt. St. Helens NM so it makes a good base for visiting both parks. I couldn’t get the address to register on my GPS but the park is right in the middle of Packwood on the north side of highway 12 directly behind the local library. The sign for the park is about a block west of the actual office which is a home trailer that has seen better days. The grounds themselves are flat but because of the huge trees in the park and the natural terrain the ground is kind of undulating in areas so bring some leveling blocks. The hookups are OK (30 AMP only) except if you want cable. Not all sites have cable. If you want cable make sure you mention that as you check in and have an extra-long coax because I had to extend mine to the next pad. One of the neat features of the park is its proximity to the library which has a small city park along side of it with some magnificent old growth pines. There are some benches there were you can sit and pick up the library Wi-Fi. However, the park now has its own Wi-Fi. There is a small elk herd that roams the park occasionally. If you’re coming in with a tall class A like an Essex or Marathon you may want to look around first because some of the roads in the parks have some low hanging utility wires. We did not use the restrooms/showers or laundry so I can’t comment on their condition. There’s only 3-4 picnic tables in the park so bring your own. A very limited number of the pads actually have a small asphalt patio but for the most part it’s camping in the woods. We camped at Packwood RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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tetonbjb

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful town and area. The RV park is like moving to Northern Exposure. Big trees, wildlife walking thru the park (a cow elk strolled by our site.) The park is not really developed much. There are several long-term residents in antique (read junky) trailers. The bathrooms/showers were locked and we weren't given a key, so no showers. Pretty, but extremely rustic. We camped at Packwood RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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DXSMac

Review Count: 183
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

If you have Passport America, it's a definite yes for staying here. Otherwise, it's an "okay" stop for a couple days on your way across US-12. They don't take Good Sam. The grassy sites have hookups that are "side by side" so they are very close together. Even the pairs are pretty close. Although they do take credit cards, when I called to make a reservation, they did not request my credit card information. (Good to know). When I arrived to check in, they had my reservation but my last name had been completely misheard. They don't charge extra for cable TV, but not all sites have cable. If cable is important to you, ask for a cable site. Pretty decent cable, lots of channels! The rate I am showing is with all taxes. The park does NOT have Wi-Fi, but it's a very short walk to a park with picnic tables next to the library where you will detect the library's Wi-Fi. Make sure you connect to the correct one, as you will detect a LOT of different Wi-Fi's. It worked pretty good. If you need to use the restrooms or the laundry, you are issued keys for those. I did not use the restrooms, so I cannot comment. I did use the laundry. It's ok, $1.75 to wash,and $1.75 to dry. They trust you to return the keys. I don't know why "swimming pool" was checked "yes". I'm not seeing a swimming pool. If you really need a shady site, you get to negotiate your way around the trees. All I can say is...this park has the basics! We camped at Packwood RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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796ccjohnson

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is under large trees, just behind the Packwood town library. There is a good little coffee house right across the street and a good burger place (the one with the skis) just down the highway to the south. The elderly campground operator (anyone who looks older than I is elderly) was initially taciturn, but a nice fellow. We had two rigs (my son was traveling with me) and wanted to have spaces together, so the operator set us up in a grassy, less formal area with hookups, where my son had an elk follow him to the restroom. This park is older, rustic, and has some minor maintenance problems. The restrooms are clean, and are sufficient if not luxurious (the mens’ restroom had two each shower stalls, toilet stalls, and sinks, no urinals and no soap, but the showers had plenty of nice, hot water under good pressure.) The regular rate seems a bit high, but I paid $15 with a Passport America card, and considered the park a good value for that price. We camped at Packwood RV Park and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Dirt Biker

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This RV park feels like a camp with beautiful, old, 150' tall pines with a great view of Mt. Rainier and driving distance to Mt. St. Helen. The park is close to many dirt roads and trails in Gifford Pinchot Nat'l Forest. The park is within walking distance to restaurants and a grocery store with two gas stations that sell diesel. For a minimal fee (in the summer) you can swim and golf at the local country club a couple miles away. There are great photo opportunities here; from the elk to the river behind the park. The park manager was very helpful providing information about our interests. We camped at Packwood RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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The Beasties

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

If you want concrete pads and manicured landscaping, this is not the place for you. It's a quirky, friendly campground in a beautiful setting among grass and huge old trees; there are even elk wandering through on many evenings. Lots of great hiking in the area and lovely drives to Mt St Helens and Mt Rainier. Excellent free Wi-Fi available from 9am to 9pm at the local library just steps away. Sit outside to use it when the library is closed! Only one block from the highway but minimal traffic noise. Contractors primarily on a separate access road so no disturbance from early truck traffic. Easy access for any size rig: ours is a 42 ft motorhome. We camped at Packwood RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Kent and Margaret

Review Count: 156
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The manager here is pretty darned good. The park itself is funky and below average as regards hookups and parking surface. The electricity that we experienced was no more than 30 amp using ancient electrical boxes. We were here during the fall Packwood Flea Market so every piece of available space had an RV or tent on it. It rather reminded us of camping at a state fair. The upshot is we had fun; the camping albeit funky was not a bad experience at all. They need to trim trees so you can make it down the newly graveled access roads in the park as well as into many of the sites themselves. We would stay here again, however. We camped at Packwood RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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roamingrosie

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

At first glance we were very sceptical about this park. It is old and run-down. But it was a deal with our PA discount. The location is great because it is so close to Mt. Ranier. It's also right in the town of Packwood. There are several good restaurants that we could walk to. There is a library next door so I was able to connect to their WiFi. The spaces are big and there are huge shade trees surrounding the park. We saw elk roaming around in early evening. We camped here for 4 nights and would stay here again. We camped at Packwood RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Michael Kibler

Review Count: 122
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for two nights, at $15.00 for one night using our Passport America card and $30.00 the second, plus tax. We couldn't use our Passport America card the second night because it was a weekend. The park is an older park and it shows it's age. Our site was a pull-through grassy site with full hookups. The RV park's location is very good as it is near the southeast entrance to Mt Rainier. We drove to Longmier, parked our car, and took the free shuttle up to Paradise, which we recommend, as it is very difficult to find parking at Paradise. If the weather is clear, be sure to take the drive up to the Sunrise overlook. It's awesome! We camped at Packwood RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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4339

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We were very disappointed with this park. There was a huge pile of excrement next to our sewer dump and the entire "park" was very unkempt. I was afraid to go into the bathroom, and when I did try, the door was locked: we were never given a key. To make it worse, it was 100 degrees and we only had 30 amp. There aren't many park options for big rigs: but would not recommend staying here. There was another RV park about 7 miles down the road that looked much nicer. Rate reflects Passport America. We camped at Packwood RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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rockjock37

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We have camped here twice in the last two years while working in the area and visiting with relatives. The location was the most convenient for our purposes. Packwood has a huge flea market on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. We had to change sites when we were there over Labor Day 2008. This is an older RV park with large shade trees. The facilities are adequate but not real well maintained. Our site had a good view of Mount Rainier and lots of elk right in town. We camped at Packwood RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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