17 Parks near Pateros, Washington
Jun 2014 - $27.00
Very nice park and well maintained in all areas. Bathrooms clean. Nice grass area for outdoor activities, yet lots of "woodsy" type sites. Great fishing and nice swimming area. - Weedmans
May 2014 - $25.00
This park got great reviews in two of our camping guide books, so we decided to give it a try, but were somewhat disappointed. On the plus side, the park is pretty, nestled along the shore of Alta Lake with some sites in the pines and some in more open, and exposed areas closer to the lake. There are three loops. Loop 1 is in the woods with a variety of site sizes. It's pretty and there is some privacy, but you have to walk a ways to the lake. Loop 3 is also in the woods and has some pretty sites, but most are very small and suitable only for tent campers. Loop 2 is more open and down near the lake with some sites being right on the shoreline. There is not much privacy in this loop and the access road is narrow with tight corners. Some of the sites here are large and some are quite small. Most of these sites would be very hot in the summer, but of course you could always cool off with a swim in the lake! This loop also has some electric/water hook-up sites in what is basically a parking lot, but if you're OK with that you would have some views of the lake. On the negative side, this park now uses Washington State Parks' new variable pricing structure with different fees for Popular, Basic ,and Economy sites which you have to sort out for yourself. Also, there is no way to know which sites are available for the night except by copying down the list of open sites posted at the unstaffed entrance station, then drive to pick out your site and then walk or drive all the way back to the entrance station to put your fee in the drop-box. Why not have a drop box in each loop? Washington State Parks are increasingly understaffed with systems that are not designed for the ease of the camper. This campground has flush toilets and coin-op showers. The showers were clean but definitely showing their age. The lake is pretty, but there are lots of summer homes lining the far shore that detracts from the natural beauty in my opinion. Fishing is good judging by the success of the folks in our neighboring campsite. - BruceandKathyWA
Sep 2013 - $22.00
After we arrived at this park, we had to go back and see if we had read the prior reviews correctly and were at the right park! There was only one loop open when we stayed here off season. The signage in the park is very confusing. In trying to check out another loop we ended up driving through the park and into a residential area. Although the arrows indicate otherwise, loops 2 and 3 are right across the entrance road from each other. If you go past the entrance to these loops you will be on a very narrow road with little space to turn around if you are towing. There are some sites with electric hookups. In loop 2, the hookup sites are in a row, with little separation, in a parking lot. Most of the non-hookup sites in this loop are very short or not level. We were lucky and were able to maneuver our smaller RV into a dry camping site with decent views. This park has a very neglected feel; it could use some TLC. The lake is small with part of it on private land with houses visible from the park. On the positive side, there were only two other campers in the park and it was nice and quiet at night. Our Verizon phone worked well and we were able to use our data plan with 3G signal. We were able to get satellite, but most sites would not. Washington has some wonderful state parks, many in this area. We would bypass this park and stay at a different state park next time. - TheJim
May 2013 - $32.00
This is an older city run park and not suitable for big rigs. It was near empty during our stay so we were able to maneuver into one of the pull-through spaces. The 30 amp only service sags to 105 Volts with just a light load, water pressure is OK but the sewer hookups are a bit of a challenge. Satellite TV and Internet were OK. - JScott
Aug 2015 - $15.00
Clean park, old school. all hook ups. grass, showers and bathrooms functional and clean. Camp hosts friendly and helpful. level spot. very good wifi. we would camp here again. - Jim Lee
Sep 2014 - $30.00
Very friendly staff, free firewood! No TV signal, pretty small town so a good overnight stop on the way to Spokane. - John WD Smith
Aug 2011 - $30.00
Very nice people! Small park right on hwy 97/153 in the town of Carlton. Easy Access. Looks like there are several long-term renters there. - Sun~n~Snow
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Small campground with boat launch right on the Columbia River. Decent sized pull throughs, however not big enough for 45' plus tow.
Clean, obviously well managed, decent view.
Needs better 'close-in' directions to campground. If you miss the correct street it's not fun.
We'd recommend it to others. - Tucsonbenz
Jul 2016 - $30.00
This is a delightful green, grassy park along the banks of the Columbia river just below the Chief Joseph dam. It is not busy when other parks are often full (unless the fishing is good, then it might be full). City park, with a host on site who is very nice and friendly. Quiet at night, except the fishermen might get up pretty early (like 3:00 am). The town doesn't have much to recommend it but the small grocery store is adequate and there are several Mexican stores that could be helpful with Mexican food you may be making. We will be sure to stop again on our way to Canada. - saturn7
Jun 2016 - $30.00
WOW. My second wow RV Park this summer. But unlike the last one, this place charges money, $30 per night for a 50 amp full hookup, paved, level, roomy pull-through site on the lower level with good WiFi. Not the best value given the area, but the lower sites sit right on the Columbia River and the view is great. Marina Park is probably the nicest part of this town along with the very nice tree carvings on the way in from 17 on 173. These carvings are very good and well worth a look.
The lower level has 6 sites, A - F. The park host has site A. Sites B - F are all very nice pull-through sites. The 'host from hell' referred to in an earlier review is no longer here. We did not even see 'rules', we just used common sense during our stay. There is a TV antenna on a nearby mountain making over-the-air TV reception exceptional. Limited selection, but we had all of the networks and several PBS types. I was more than happy with the station choices. Verizon cell and broadband both very good. WiFi was pretty strong in site B. Great little muni park for a few days of R n' R. We will stop again if we come through this area again. - Bob and Inga
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Very clean and well state park. Toxic algae levels in the lake prohibited humans or pets from swimming. There was no advance notice of this problem when we booked (just 2 days before our arrival). It was very disappointing not be able to utilize the lake in the heat of the summer. We witnessed families arrive for their reservation and immediately leave. The adjacent 9 hole golf course made our stay worthwhile. Wifi was excellent and unexpected bonus. Ice and firewood available for purchase. - RV 47
Oct 2015 - $45.00
We have always enjoyed Washington State Parks and this is another nice, clean and quiet park. However, we were shocked at the price for a late October stay. 45 bucks and no sewer hook-up along with no other amenities that you would get in a private park for less money. Apparently the state has pulled all funding forcing the parks to generate their own funds. We got tagged an extra 10 bucks because we had an extra vehicle. Too bad, I'm afraid the pricing will force many low to middle income families out of the opportunity to enjoy 'their' state parks. - americana
Oct 2014 - $35.00
I really enjoy this park. It's a desert, but the park is very green and grassy with lots of mature trees. We stayed in site 23, which isn't level. In fact seems to me none of the pull through sites on the outer edge were level. Only the back in sites in the middle of the loop were level. That's okay, we made it work. There's a good swimming beach, a boat ramp and a children's playground. Rattle snakes are common in summer, so be careful with pets and small children on the outer edges of the park. No need to be terrified, just aware. The bike paths are fantastic. Grand Coulee dam is about 40 minutes away by car. There is no cell service in the park, but a town, groceries and cell service are nearby. Interestingly, there were as many tent campers as RV campers. The folks were very friendly. - SeaTeacher
Aug 2016 - $35.00
The sites are gravel and dirt. Easy in and out, but the sites were extremely close together. The location is good it's a good jumping off spot to drive through the North Cascades. Lots of trees and shade. It was fine for an overnight, but we felt a bit pricey for what you got. - fulltime birders
Jul 2015 - $30.00
Campground hosts are very nice people who do what they can to accommodate. Good space between sites, grounds kept up. We stayed here in July 2015 in a Class A for about 10 days. Town of Twisp is also a fun place to visit the local pub. - katsuey
Jun 2015 - $37.00
We have used this park for many years and it remains one of our favorites. So much depends on what your expectations are. This park is basic but the location is great!
We take advantage of the Methow River for tubing and relaxing...a short walk from any campsite. The owners are most personable people and great camp hosts. Cable TV...there is none. In fact there is no cable anywhere in the Methow Valley. This is a none issue with us.
A very serene and quiet park. We woke up to deer grazing in the park quite often. People also like to fish this river if that interests you.
We look forward to our next visit! - Alpenlite35RK
May 2016 - $23.00
This is an economical and convenient place to stay in the area. The grounds are nice and very well maintained. The sites are fairly close, but have a strip of grass and picnic table between them. Lots of huge lawn areas to walk the dog and they also have two nice, good sized fenced dog runs, one for the big dogs and one for the little guys. There are some pull thrus but most are back in and some are back-to-back back ins. It is a first come, first served park with no reservations, but we were here on a Canadian holiday weekend and there were still plenty of spots available. Self check-in, so you will need exact change or a check. The showers are 75 cents but it doesn't tell you how long you get for that. They weren't very appealing, so I just used our own facilities. The hook ups are placed oddly in some spots. Hard to figure out which ones you are supposed to connect to. But it worked out ok. The wi-fi is pretty good and Verizon got three bars. You are very close to town here and right by the highway. The road noise wasn't too bad, though. At $22.50 for Good Sam members I consider this place a good value. Would definitely stay again. - Pdxjoanne
Oct 2015 - $25.00
Omak City campground, good place for overnight stop, no cable, WIFI ok, pull through are level could use some tree trimming, now charge $25.00, should be more like $20.00. Repaved pull through couple years ago 2 feet wider would of been great. Area around utilities muddy would of been great it they paved it when doing the pad, do it right the first time. Will return. - bankedtime
Aug 2015 - $25.00
Very clean, full hook ups, Sunny spots and shady spots, very reasonably priced, paved spots. They now have Wi-Fi, there is about 12 t.v. stations available from antenna. Can't reserve but can always get a spot. - albert s
Jul 2013 - $15.00
We stayed in this park at a weekly rate reflected in the price.. The sites are quite close together and length is marginal but doable with a big rig. Only 30 amp power so be aware if heat is in the forecast and you may not have more than 1 A/C. View from the front window is of a small lake down a fairly steep hill to the water. - run2
Aug 2013 - $34.00
Very friendly and helpful owners.. Tight spaces and a steep downhill entry with a sharp turn is not for the faint of heart. We had to lower our rating for this park mostly because of the barking dogs and late night partying that seems to allowed. - run2
Jul 2012 - $85.00
This is the first campground you pass when you pull into Conconully. They have numerous cabins. Only about ten of the RV sites are waterfront and you want one of those, they are the only shaded spots. On the upper terraces you are rather close to your neigbors and dont have grass. They rent out boats and water toys here. Tons of kids so it isn't very quiet but lots of friends and activity for your kids. Really nice people that run it. - KTB342
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Busy, pretty, happy park, so plan your reservations. No cell service, until you drive a half mile to the cemetery. They call it the phone booth. A couple businesses in town have wifi. $10 per nite for car, $8 reservation fee, etc. - Heathersdesk
May 2016 - $15.00
I'm surprised that no one else has rated this State Park since I last did back in 2012! First, let me say that the park has made some significant improvements since then. For one thing there are now paved parking spots for all the sites which is nice. Fees of course have gone up some. There are two sections to this park and most people stay in the main one. In addition to that there is a smaller and more primitive area with just 6 sites. That is where we camped. There are no reservations for this section but if you can snag a spot there you'll be glad you did because they have great views of the lake and some are right on the shore. There are sharp turns into this section but the sites are large and spacious. Really big rigs will be more comfortable in the main campground. This section has no hook-ups, but makes up for that lack with its peacefulness and scenery. In addition to the campsites there are also a boat launch and day use area. A short nature trail connects this section to the main campground. - BruceandKathyWA
Aug 2012 - $22.00
First, the pros: The surrounding country in this part of the state is beautiful and historically interesting. If you like hiking, bicycling, exploring, hunting, fishing or ATV riding you'll find lots to do. This park is situated on a reservoir with some beautiful old willows that provide much appreciated shade during the hot summer months. The restrooms were clean and modern (showers for 50 cents for 3 minutes). The park is within walking distance of the small town of Conconully if you should need any supplies. Be aware that although there are sites available along the lake shore, they are quite primitive and suitable primarily for tenters. Now the cons: If you want a site with electrical and water hook-ups you will be out in the sun in a shadeless area. Better have a good air conditioner! If you can do without hook-ups there are sites on the grass under the big willows. These sites however are rather odd in that they are so ill defined that people just park in a willy-nilly manner and it's very difficult to tell where one site ends and another begins. Additionally, although the shade can be most welcome, branches falling out of the trees when the wind comes up are not! We ended up moving our trailer out from under the trees at 10:00 pm in the dark because branches as big as 1 and 1/2" to 2" in diameter were falling out of them and hitting our rig. None of the sites offer any privacy so be prepared to hear and see your neighbors. For some reason, although the town of Conconully is small and off the beaten track, everyone in town seems to spend all day going up and down the road that abuts the campground and most of them are driving a motorcycle, ATV or big pick-up truck. All this makes for a noisy experience, although things did quiet down after dark. Finally, we thought the price of $22 for an ill defined place to park on the grass with no hook-ups was a little steep. We would probably look for somewhere else to stay if we go back to this area, but good camping spots in this part of the state are few and far between. - BruceandKathyWA