35 RV Parks near Port Ludlow, Washington
Sep 2017 - $35.00
We had sunny dry weather when we stayed here, so it was a good experience. Since the sites are dirt, it could be muddy during the rainy season. We loved that it was small, private sites and very quiet. Probably the quietest place we have ever camped!! As mentioned before,Sites are in the woods with trees between them. The owner was very nice and responsive to our initial wifi issues. After that, wifi very good. Antennae tv very erratic; not very many channels. We enjoyed going down to ludlow falls from the trail attached to the campground. Toilets and showers were very clean, however rustic. 25 cents for 5 minutes of hot water. Very convenient to Port Townsend and Port Gamble. - RebaW
Aug 2017 - $30.00
This park is treed and reminds us of a state campground. The gentleman we talked to was very nice and the spot was well maintained. We would stay here again. - Steve & Terri
Jul 2017 - $35.00
This park may not be for everyone, but we really liked staying here. It is small and very quiet. Sites are in the woods with trees between them so it feels very private. We were in a very long pull-through with only 30 amp service, but there was no need for air conditioning, so we just had to pay attention to our power use. There are several interesting small towns to see around the area, and a nice little trail just off the park road. We would come here again. - dbcordello
Aug 2017 - $47.00
This is the second WA State Park we've camped at on this trip and it will be the last. The best I can say for it is that it's far superior to the last one but that isn't saying much. The park itself is nice, and the restrooms/showers are clean and bright. Didn't use so can't comment further. There is a nice view of the canal from the bluff at the west end of the park and you can follow a path down to the water edge. Depending on the tides, there may or may not be a gravel beach area there.
The tent sites are nicely shaded and separated and most would accommodate smaller rigs if you don't need hookups. But the RV area is mediocre at best. The pads are gravel/dead grass and not all level. They differ in width. Ours was so narrow that we had to walk sideways to get past the picnic table to our door. There is no shade, and no privacy with the sites all in a row close to each other.
We paid $93 for two nights for a FHU site with fees and taxes. That is grossly overpriced for what you get IMO. (In 23 states I think the only place we paid that sort of price for a state park was in CA, and EVERYTHING there is overpriced! WA needs to take a look at New Mexico. NM is a much poorer state, but their state parks are among the nicest we've been to and the top price for a FHU site is only $18. Closer to WA, OR State Parks are much nicer and slightly less expensive.)
Wouldn't stay here again unless I had to be in the area and there was nowhere else available. - Pdxjoanne
Apr 2017 - $30.00
This is a smallish campground at the tip of the Kitsap Peninsula, within shouting distance of Seattle (1.5 hours, including the ferry ride). The location is wonderful, on the bluff above a beautiful rock beach and the Hood Canal. In season, there's oystering and clamming. The downside here is there's a pavilion that shares a parking lot with the campground, which is used for events. There were weddings there both days that we were there, and the camp host said that during the summer, there are weddings daily. One of the weddings was fine, but the other one had loud music for several hours that we could hear from our site. The music stopped promptly at 9:30 pm, so it was quiet at night, but I value my quiet, and wouldn't come back for this reason. The campground is divided into two loops. Sites 1-18 are for RV's, sites 19-38 have no hookups, and are mostly too small for anything larger than a van. Sites 1-3 are 50A power and water. Sites 4-18 have full hookups. Most of the sewer hookups were slightly uphill from the parking pad. All of the sites were back-in, perpendicular to the road. The turnarounds were pretty tight as well. Big rigs would have some trouble here. RV sites were very close together, especially for a state park. All of the RV sites were in full sun, with no trees. The camp host was excellent. Very friendly and helpful. The state parks system is trying out a new type of backflow preventer on all of the hose bibs, and he had to explain how to use it to every single camper as they arrived. I'm all in favor of backflow preventers, but these were pretty hard to use. Water pressure was low, less than 40 PSI. The map shows a dump station, but I never saw it. Good Verizon and AT&T coverage. No OTA TV reception. We don't have satellite, but a neighbor told us he couldn't get satellite because of the trees. Being a state park, there's no wifi or cable. - AnnP
Aug 2011 - $29.00
First of all, the reservation system is flawed. When I checked there were only 2 RV sites available. I booked one and upon arrival we found over 10 available. You should try and check with the park and not rely on the reservation system. It is a nice state park with no 50 amp, no Wi-Fi, no TV [even over the air], no sewer or dump. They say that they are working on the dump, but it doesn't look like it. Sites 17-18 (not reservable) are the only shaded sites and they are reluctant to rent 18 as they call it an overrun site even though it is the best site in the park. The other sites with electric are in the sun and offer no privacy. Rigs of 40' will need to be careful of the driveway and approach to most sites due to lack of turn radius. The park is kid friendly and caters a lot to the Scouts, whom sometimes get a little noisy. The rocky beach is approx 200 yds from the camping sites. The park is nicely kept and the staff is very helpful. @ $29/nite its overpriced for what you get. - yachtjockey
Jun 2017 - $21.00
I seldom give 10 but if you can find nothing to criticize. . . Note that this is a 55+ with no pool or playground. It is wonderfully landscaped, friendly, and clean. Utilities were good, wifi worked (with a warning of no streaming), Bathrooms/showers nice and clean, laundry has a sign-up system which means no hassle and 1.25 wash and .75 dry could not be more economical. Our site was level and near the dog path which our cat loved. - gumper
Aug 2016 - $22.00
If you're an Escapee you must visit this park. Same great value and service as everywhere else, and in a stunning location as a bonus. Dry camping and short term sites are all large pull throughs with good spacing. Verizon cell and data worked good, we didn't use the park wifi as it is only in and around the clubhouse. Overall a beautiful park that the residents work hard to maintain that way. - LMH
Jul 2016 - $22.00
This was our first time at an Escapees Park and we were totally impressed - what a well-run place. From the super-clean restrooms, the beautiful landscaping, the sign-up procedures to use the laundry (and "solar dryers"), the clubhouse, etc., it showed a lot of pride of ownership. We stayed in the Guest hook-up spots which were level, with plenty of spacing between the rigs for chairs, awnings, without being right on top of your neighbor. The only park WiFi is at the Clubhouse, so bring your own hot spot if you want to get on the internet from your rig. - gtogrl
Feb 2009 - $23.00
I wanted to stay at the state park, but found this little gem right before the state park. Turns out this place was cheaper! (The rate is the amount including sales tax.) I had to hunt down the manager, but once I found him, he was friendly and I got checked in easily! Cash or check only, no credit cards. The current manager loves to tell stories, just name something and he has a story! This place is "just the basics" and I'm not kidding! No cable, no laundry, no showers, but there was one porta-potty. On the other hand, it has great landscaping, with lots of trees. The RV slots have adequate spacing between them, except for the "pull-through" spots. The "pull-through" spots are in the center away from the trees (in case you have satellite) and are arranged in the "front and back twosie" kind of thing. Although there were lots of RVs there, at the time I was there, only one RV was in each "twosie" so it wasn't bad. It was very quiet! Although there were some "perms" there, they weren't real obvious. I wouldn't recommend bringing families here, nothing for children to do. However, if you just want a quiet getaway with no responsibility and not having to go anywhere, this was perfect. And may I say again, cheaper than the state park! - DXSMac
Jul 2017 - $30.00
This is a great park. There are two campgrounds, one in the forest and one near the beach. There are trails to hike, beaches to walk and nature to enjoy. Not to mention there are old gun emplacements from when this was a coastal defense fort. - Dan C
May 2017 - $38.00
Memorial Day weekend, and busy. Great low tides, but closed to shellfishing. ☹. Site was very clean, as upper loop opened a little while earlier. Good cell through out park. Roads are narrow in upper loop, and would suggest nothing over 30 feet. Lower loop has all the hook up, and big rig friendly we dry camped in upper because of the trees. Park has a general store, stocked with most you forgot, or you know. I want a ice cream cone. Yes we will be back. - NXTSTOP
Sep 2016 - $1.00
Always a well maintained and beautiful park. Campground Hosts do an excellent job of keeping the sites clean and picked up. Bathrooms are clean and nicely maintained and supplied. Lot of hiking, sightseeing, and history to see and do here. Our favorite Western Washington State Park. Our site had a fairly decent view of the bay.
(Costs of $1 are in just because they don't accept $0 on this site!) - The Mangonel
Aug 2017 - $45.00
We were lucky to get a site for one weeknight with just a few days notice. We have been here twice before. See my July 2013 and 2015 reviews for a more detailed description of the park. Once again, we had a FHU in the open section with water and distant mountain views. The cable TV was good but the Wi-FI is still, as others have noted, extra. The bathrooms were clean this time - we must have been here right after them being cleaned. There are no recreational facilities in the park. I still don't see any recycling in the park. While the park's mediocre facilities and amenities rate a 4 or 5 at best, the location adds a point or two. - Jerry S
Jul 2017 - $45.00
The best park about this park is it is on the water. You can look outside and see the sound from everywhere. It is a gravel parking lot but everything works and if you want to be on the water and downtown it is perfect. I love this place for those reasons. You are right on top of your neighbor in a gravel parking lot but everyone happy and you are ten feet from the shore. Lots of birds everywhere. Marina with lots of boats and two minutes walk into town. The park office is fine. You have a hard time getting a reservation July and August so either you move around a bunch or not on the weekends when it is full. - FrancisandRenee
Feb 2017 - $45.00
First trip out this season, and we wanted to return, and be on the beach. Site 307. This site is right on the water. Gavel lot, mostly level, not much privacy, friendly neighbors, clean, two great restaurants in harbor, WI FI is a added cost. Town has a lot to offer, so explore. Visit Fort Worden. - NXTSTOP
Aug 2017 - $39.00
This is a nice, small RV park. Long, wide packed gravel pads. Good utility hookups, small patch of grass between sites, but no picnic table. Couldn't get the wi-fi to work but Verizon signal was strong. Restroom was older, but clean. Didn't use so can't comment further. Host was very friendly and helpful. Most of the 25 or so spots appear to be filled with long term campers. If you need a spot here, I would suggest reservations. The only negative is that it is right by the main road. The row of sites in front along the road get quite a bit of road noise, although there is a fence and trees that buffer it somewhat. There is another section across the road which is the mobile home park. There is a laundromat there per signage at the RV park, but I did not check it out. Doesn't appear to be much choice for RV accommodations in the area, so I would stay again. - Pdxjoanne
Jul 2017 - $40.00
We stayed 4 nights here. Agreed with other reviews it is quite noisy from the traffic on 305 but that was the only negative remark I have. The camp hosts were very friendly and willing to help with anything. The camp is neat and landscaped nicely. Large gravel pads with grassy areas with plenty of room for your tow. Did not use their Wifi but it was available and was able to have good cell phone service. OTA got about 40 channels but a little choppy. Water pressure was wonderful. Ferry to Seattle was 6 miles down the road and is $8.20 round trip which was super convenient. We would definitely stay again. - Fulltimingit
Jun 2017 - $31.00
This was our first stay at this park. It is a simple park with all the necessities, with no extras like a pool etc. The park is well kept, and the on-site camp hosts/managers are friendly and attentive. They also run a tight ship, as there are many kids in the park that live as long term stays. The kids are well behaved and stay away from other vehicles with their bikes and toys. The WiFi is totally inadequate, almost not usable, although in the early morning hours you can get the basics done. We stayed on the side away from the main highway, and noise was not a problem. I know those who stay next to the highway complained about the noise. The highway is VERY busy, and can be a challenge to get out of the park at certain times of the day. Overall, we loved the park, it served our purpose and the price was reasonable for the local and the amenities. - John&Sandy
Sep 2017 - $30.00
It's a small but clean and quiet park. It does border Hwy 101 so the rvs on that side will have some traffic noise. Our site was plenty big and wide for our big rig with some great shade too. The restrooms and showers were clean. We used this as a base camp to tour the Hood Canal area. There are good restaurants in Brinnon and Quilcene. The small store at the office was very handy too for last minute items. - southwestgal
Jul 2016 - $28.00
Small campground right on US 101 with friendly owners and close to the water.
We stayed here as part of a Habitat Care-A-Vanner build team and the group was able to get spots next to each other. Ours was a 50-amp site backing to 101 - it was somewhat loud with traffic noise but quieted down around 11 PM so we slept good. The sites are tight but there is a nice common area, a decent little store, and it is a short ride to Brinnon or Qulicene for dinner :).
The first day we were here (Sunday) we had no cable tv but the owner had us back up within an hour of us letting them know. We quickly learned the owners will do whatever they can to make your stay decent. We will definitely stay here again. - Bay Area Early retirees
Jul 2017 - $40.00
We chose this park to get close access to Seattle. Most campgrounds around the area were booked. The decision was great because we could take the ferry to Seattle and end up on the waterfront. As for the campground, it has an extremely narrow road through park and it took several back and forths to get into our site due to proximity of other vehicles. We were close to neighbors but all were friendly. We had to walk dogs to entrance to find place for them to go. It's got great evergreen surroundings. If you are intimidated by narrow, close campgrounds, it's not your place, but if you want an easy access to Seattle touring, it's perfect. - chillyvt
Jun 2017 - $32.00
Most sites seem not to be level but not much to get level. I usually get a back in site, shaded, easy for my smaller RV. The pull thru sites are very narrow as others have said. I've stayed here before and will again. Not much choice in the area. The staff are friendly and helpful. They work hard to keep the place nice looking. Only about 3 miles to Poulsbo for any shopping. - Go often
Oct 2016 - $35.00
We've traveled all over the US & Canada, and this is one of the tightest RV spots we've ever been in! The slides just fit inside the site's borders, barely clearing the power stakes. Once we were parked & levelled, our neighbours tried putting out their awning. They couldn't fully extend it without hitting our motorhome!
I understand that we're as large a coach as you can get (almost! 44', 3 slides), but if you really can't accommodate us, then tell us when we call. Also, don't advertise yourself as "big rig friendly" if you're not.
However, all that being said, it's convenient to shopping, grocery stores, and the casino. A good distance off the highway makes it a quiet location. 50 amp service, and free cable & wifi.
We won't be in much of a hurry to return. Far too claustrophobic for us! - Kelly S
Jun 2016 - $25.00
Stayed here due to a lack of any other options on So. Whidbey. There are no definitive parking guidelines, just primitive pedestals, which allows people to park anywhere. The field where you park is covered with rabbit pellets, a function of the mass of loose rabbits on the grounds. A 4H function brought people in that created a sardine parking situation, but worse, some people brought their horses into the RV parking area next to the RVs and proceeded to groom their horses in the area with the RVs. Health Dept should visit this site, but it's owned by the county. - John R
Oct 2015 - $25.00
Sites are un-numbered, scattered about a field. You are close to a road, but it is quiet. The place is crawling with rabbits (which have escaped during previous fairs, apparently), so your pets will probably love it. Port-a-potties are provided for your convenience. - hikinghack
Jul 2014 - $15.00
Camping is in a large grassy field near the arena. Weekends and evenings you share the area with the horses / riders and their rigs as they come for practice or riding events. Other than that, it's a very quiet campground, probably the cheapest on Whidbey Island. Has suited our purposes well for a place to hang out before and after their annual art show. Nothing special about the campground itself, space between rigs is very dependent on how people choose to park. We had a nice large site for 7 out of our 10 days and for 3 days had a motorhome that pulled in 5 feet behind us and blocked our limited view of Useless Bay. The fairgrounds are populated by bunnies, a past 4H program that went awry. Great entertainment for pets that travel with you as they watch all the bunny antics. - DRFink