12 Parks near Winthrop, Washington
Sep 2012 - $33.00
First about the rate. We had to pay a $5 non-resident fee (how's that to promote tourism?) and a $6.50 fee for on line reservations (which had a problem so we had to call them to complete the reservation). But the east campground is quite nice. Lots of trees, paved sites, quiet, lake views. We got several TV channels and our VZ broadband worked great! We would come back! - rncordy
Aug 2012 - $6.00
This is a National Forest Service campground situated near Early Winters Creek at an elevation of 3,000 ft. That extra elevation is certainly welcome during the summer when the Methow Valley can be an oven. This is a pretty but primitive campground with spacious sites amid some nice firs and Ponderosa pines. The creek is fast flowing and clear, but since the campground is situated up on a bluff above it, access is somewhat limited. There is a maintained trail to the creek however and you can hear the relaxing sounds of the rushing water from many of the sites. This is a great campground for just kicking back and relaxing. Don't expect anything fancy, just peace and quiet. We would definitely stay here again. The rate reflects the fact that we have a Federal Senior Pass giving us a 50% discount. - BruceandKathyWA
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Campground has level, spacious, grassy pads. Nicely shaded and walking distance from downtown. Black tail deer roamed the campground, which was nice. The bathrooms are new but are only 2 rooms and showers are not free. Friendly staff. I would stay here again. - G&S Smith
Sep 2016 - $38.00
This is a wonderful park! The owner, is very friendly and helpful. The sites are all on grass and many have great views. We checked in, unknowingly, during a vintage trailer event. Things were hectic, but the owner made sure we got into our site and hooked up ok, then invited us to the pot luck dinner that night. The next day most of the vintage trailer folks left and it was pretty quiet, but she invited us to eat the left overs from the pot luck the night before, so basically she fed us the whole time we were there! We almost felt like family! If we are ever back in this area, we will definitely stay here again! This is a very well kept park that shows a pride of ownership. - Admiral II
Aug 2016 - $23.00
This is a beautiful park with FHU sites for RV's to grassy tent sites. Owner's keep it in tip top shape, very clean and manicured landscape. Easy walk to town on the boardwalk through the nearby museum. Quiet, safe and friendly campers of all kinds enjoying nature and surroundings. Fellow RV'er informed us of the nearby "Smoke Jumpers" base for a free tour and visit with the team. Excellent and informative visit. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat - this place is one of the nicest we've been to traveling all over the country. Didn't use showers but know they take coins and are very clean. Laundry in same building, clean and in good condition. - Full-timers
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Lovely park near Winthrop WA. This state park has recently expanded, acquiring an old private fishing camp. Beautiful hilly terrain and a clear lake that is just right for kayaking. When reserving sites look at the A and B loops. The C loop sits on the shores of the recently acquired fishing camp and is not up to usual standards. The Parks folks told me they had an improvement plan on the horizon for this section. Many sites are not level here - bring extra blocks but the trade off is fabulous views. On the AB loop the best sites are at the bottom of the hill right on the water (36-45) or on the inside of the loop road on the central grassy lawn. The outside sites are pull-throughs and while they abut forest, the sites tend to be hard scrabble. Beware at the dump station of the sign placed in just the perfect location to scrape the side of your rig as you exit. Lots of deer in the campground - just lovely. - Janet H
May 2016 - $15.00
You must stop at the entrance station when you enter the park, whether you have a reservation or not (we didn't). If you don't have a reservation you must get a list of available sites from the ranger on duty or if no one is there copy down the site numbers from a list that's posted outside the entrance station (hint: use your cell phone to snap a picture of the list). Sites have different rates based on if they're considered Premium, Choice, Basic, etc. It's a confusing system.
In our case when we stopped at the entrance station a nice lady was there to help us. Unfortunately she seemed to be new to the job and had some trouble answering our questions. She finally gave us a list of about a half-dozen sites available for one night and off we went to select one. We noticed at least two really nice sites right on the water that were unoccupied and had no reservation tags on them, but since they weren't on the list the employee had given us, we passed them up. Turned out they were available after all but we didn't discover that until the next morning.
We camped in the East Campground which is nicely groomed with lots of grass and big trees. There are restrooms, showers and a dump station. If you don't have a water/electric site you will have trouble filling your fresh water tank if you need to because although there are water spigots throughout the park none of them are threaded so you can't attach a hose. We finally pulled into an empty hook-up site to fill our tank. - BruceandKathyWA
Apr 2014 - $37.00
There isn't much privacy between sites, but the sites are nice and large! We were there off season and were able to have our dogs swim in the lake, not sure if they could do that during the busy time of year. The park is quiet and there are lots of birds and wildlife to enjoy. We used the park as a base to do some day trips into Twisp and Winthrop. We would definitely come back again! We stayed in the East campground. - TGordon
Aug 2016 - $38.00
Upon check-in I was greeted by a very friendly lady. When I asked about backing the trailer into the spot she immediately offered to send someone to help back us in. Boy, was I glad I took her up on it. He had to ask the people next door to move their truck so we had room to maneuver. The places are SO close together. We were in one of the two upper loops. Terrible location. Hard to get into and neighbors within 3 ft of us. If you stay there ask for a site by the lake. They have some pull- thru spots and the spots on the grass have more room between them.
The lake was beautiful and people were boating, SUP, fishing. We enjoyed watching the moon come up over the water and seeing lots of bats catching insects. - Rorygirl
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Park is situated on Pearrygin Lake a short distance from Winthrop. The lake had a moderate temperature and offered fishing, swimming and water sports. Nearby Winthrop is great for browsing. The park sites are close in and there seemed to be a number of sites with both RVs and tents packed together. Lots of shade trees and grass make for a beautiful setting. This park offers a good destination for families and tourists. - Doug Toye
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Bad service because reservations said, "space #57 best for satellite reception". Uh, no. No Phone, no TV. Only the guy with a 50' cord, on his satellite tripod, and parked on the end has a dish out. Wifi is exasperating. The AT&T tower burned up in a fire. So, that being said, it's pretty, baby trout are biting, etc., etc.. Landscapers are everywhere. - Heathersdesk
Sep 2016 - $41.00
We have stayed in this park several times before and it has always been top notch. The staff is friendly and helpful. The park is well laid out with plenty of shade tree. The driveways are well graded gravel and easy to navigate. The sites are large, level with grass, a picnic table and fire pit. We will return. - 2WArvers
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This was a lovely KOA. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Our daughter and family were in a cabin and she put us in a spot behind them. We backed into the spot but all the hook-ups were by the road. Good thing we had long cords. She said we could have driven straight in but then it could have been difficult to hook up.again if the grassy area was being used.
I was disappointed that there was no safe way to get down to the river. People had made paths down a steep bank to the river but it was not safe to take small kids down and once there, no shore to play on.
The pool was very nice and we spent all afternoon in it trying to cool off from the 99degree heat. They had a small playground that our 3yr old granddaughter liked to play at.
The sites were fairly close together but there was no one next to us so it felt like a large space. I would probably request a pull-thru next time.
Staff were always watering and moving sprinklers to keep the grass green.
I would stay here again if I were in the area. - Rorygirl
Jul 2016 - $65.00
This is a beautiful paek, and although we stayed in a cabin, the rv sites looked well spaced out. The only complaint is that the river is obscured by a row of tent campers. Close to town but far enough away to be quiet. - MeetTheGriswolds
May 2016 - $4.00
Falls Creek is a lovely primitive Forest Service campground on the banks of the Chewuch River just north of Winthrop, WA. This campground is suitable for those with small trailers, tent trailers, pick-up campers, camper vans, etc. The Forest Service claims the sites can accommodate trailers up to 18' in length, but you could easily get slightly longer trailers into some of the sites. There is water available at a centrally located old fashioned hand-pump spigot and there are two vault toilets which we found to be clean and relatively odor free. The road into the campground from Winthrop is paved all the way. Interior campground roads are dirt and gravel. A beautiful waterfall is across the road from the campground and is accessible via a quarter mile trail. Falls Creek is a great spot to enjoy some old fashioned quiet camping in a beautiful forested setting and yet be close to all the attractions the town of Winthrop and the surrounding Methow Valley area have to offer. Our rate reflects getting half off by having a Senior Federal pass. - BruceandKathyWA
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
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
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
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