7 Parks near Yakima, Washington
Sep 2016 - $15.00
This BLM campground is located right on the Yakima River, sandwiched between the highway and the river and a railroad on the other side. Traffic died down at night and there was only one train rumbling through about every two hours.
The sites are all paved and very level. Some are very large. Most are in the open sun, only a few are somewhat shaded. Reasonable space between the sites which offers some privacy. We were surprised to find this campground well booked (most sites are reservable) for the upcoming weekend. Well, it was fishing season and there is a boat launch right from the campground.
Pit toilets are available but we couldn't locate a water tap.
Overall excellent value for money and we will stay again. - TheSchweitzers
Apr 2016 - $1.00
I rate parks on what they have not what they are missing. For a BLM campground without services this is a great park for the spring and fall. It is located on the Yakima River. I imagine in the summer the temperatures would be very high. The sites are all paved and very large 60+feet and very level. There are a few pull thru. There are 2 extremely clean pit johns.
Several sites are located under huge ponderosa pines that provide great shade. The only shortcoming is lack of other things to do. There is one hiking trail up a small mountain and I guess if you are a fisherman this would be a great place. We stayed in April before the season started so there was no charge. home. - Gindy
Jul 2015 - $8.00
This is a deceptively large BLM campground right on the Yakima River. Most of the riverfront sites have at least some shade. The sites are concrete pads and vary in size and amount of shade but most appear to be big enough to accommodate most big rigs. There are very nice sites all along the river and many more in the inner area. No hook ups, and very little Verizon service, but if you are looking for a nice quiet spot on the river, this is it, and at $15/night ($7.50 with senior pass) it's a deal. There are also three other campgrounds on the river in the Yakima Canyon, but we thought this one was the nicest. Didn't use the restrooms, so can't comment, but the rest of the campground was nice and clean. Reservations are available for this campground, but it's big enough that I doubt it ever fills up completely so it's a good bet for an overnight stop in the area. For longer than that, I think it would pay to reserve in the summer on the weekend in order to get a nice riverfront spot. - Pdxjoanne
Aug 2016 - $36.00
.This park was just about the best on our journey from Arizona to Alaska
Huge sites that were incredibly easy to get into
First rate hookups
The price was rediculously low for the quality of the park
Jack pads required so plan ahead
Surprised there was no cable TV hookup. - 3browns
Aug 2016 - $30.00
We stayed here a week on site B4. The park is very nice. This is probably the best layout we have seen in 18 months of fulltiming. Sites are oriented and staggered so you get privacy. Each site shares a good size plot of manicured grass and mature shade trees with a neighbor. Utilities all functioned well. Paved roads and sites. Easy access for big rigs. There are a few permanents but everything is well kept. The only ding is there are no picnic tables. Great stop inYakima! - Pjoe
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Have stayed here many times to visit family. Always works very well. Lots of room, some shade, easy access and good hookups. - BoatEscape
Jul 2016 - $48.00
Its mostly seasonals or permanent folks. The pool was thick and greasy, according to the Grandchildren. No locks on the showers or bathroom doors. This place is old and tired and run down. Pet run is a side street, outside of the park. Lots and lots of rules provided by the management. - murphysranch
May 2015 - $32.00
Paved roads, level gravel sites, some grass between sites and lots of big trees. Park is a bit run down and in a bad area of town. Lots of homesteaders. Great place to see Mt Rainier. I would stay again for one or two nights. - PJ's Park and Play
Sep 2014 - $35.00
This is an older park located in a very run down area of Yakima. Unfortunately, most of the inhabitants are permanent locals. The site was adequate and reasonably maintained. The shower and bathroom facilities were also clean and well maintained. We also found the staff helpful and friendly. However, we did not feel safe in the surroundings. - Altoflyfisher
Sep 2014 - $37.00
Absolutely the most creative (less than factual) website I've ever seen. Cable TV was turned off long ago. Pool with a tarp over and green water; 'hasn't been open for a long time' I was told. Playgrounds, tether ball is one rundown swing set. Mini-golf, Café is the shack behind the padlock. Advertised rates are not accurate either. As senior I paid $37 cr card, then $32 second night 'if I wrote a check.' Yes there are pull-through sites but not 60'. We are 38' with jeep toad. We pushed to the front and had to park the toad diagonally. Grass is 3'6" wide, so that is space between sites. About 90% are long-term residents or stored units. No sound barrier between interstate -- a very busy interstate. We watched as more than 3 big rigs pulled in and pulled right back out again after they managed to get turned around in the property next door which is an abandoned gravel lot. - evadu
Sep 2016 - $20.00
We're pulling a trailer w/car on it ...60ft or so. Just fit in pull through although hookups are at entrance to site. Long way to connect if you have a trailer behind you.
We had to back up to dump on the way out.
Oh....BTW.....DON'T PARK ON THE GRASS (although we did the 1st night) we were informed that the fine was $250 for doing that.
Doesn't hurt that the game warden likes pizza!!!!!
We had fun but no satellite TV at all in the pull through sites. (1-16)
Try and get a different one that's open for tv. - Ohmalone
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Normally, I wait until we leave a location before posting a review. In some cases, the first impressions are the worse and can improve a bit over time. I can not imagine our impression of this Washington state park improving at all, plus I wanted to get a warning out early in case others may be considering this place. First off, this park is NOT big rig friendly! Very tight turns and multiple low hanging tree branches which you will scrape against. Pull-through sites are very, very narrow, again with really tight turns on the approach. If you even think about driving over grass (and with a big rig, there is no way around it), you will be immediately assaulted by by the park Gestapo, harassed, threatened, and insulted. I was told I need to take driving lessons for a rig our size. FYI, but I have, and have been driving big rigs for many years. Check-in person was very, very rude to my wife. All this for $40/night. If we could get a refund, I'd be happy to pay twice that for a big rig friendly location without the attitudes of the ranger/hosts/volunteers here. In the last several years, we have stayed at one or two worse state parks, but at least in those parks, the employees/volunteers were friendly, accommodating, and helpful. We really like staying at state parks, and are hoping this is not representative of the rest WA state park system. - Jerry and Betsy
Jul 2016 - $42.00
We were in site 33. Arrived a little early, but they would not let us on before 2:30 even though the park was almost empty. Our site, including the picnic table, was soaked because they water until 2:30. The back-in sites are fairly level asphalt and hook ups are well placed. Park is small and fairly quiet. Probably won't be back. Not a lot of value or customer service. - SAU51
Oct 2015 - $30.00
A convenient location for travelers. Easy on and off the highway. Services all worked well, including the free WiFi. Clean and tidy overall. Attractive. Pleasant and helpful front desk. Landscaped and watered lots. Level pad. - carliewired
Aug 2015 - $30.00
Quick check in. Pay for 6 nights and the 7th night is free. Paved roads and pad sites. Easy hook ups. They have both concrete pull thru sites which is more like a parking lot situation with just a planter in between sites or you can ask for a back in which is nice an grassy with plenty of space in between sites. Good grassy areas to walk pets. Wi Fi was a bit iffy but was great when it worked. Local channels came in fine on the tv. Would stay here again. - EggerMar
Aug 2015 - $34.00
Good Verizon 4G signal. This is a large park. When we were there it was not very full. Maybe 30%. The sites are spacious, grassy, and the utilities are all good. There is a mix here of regular RV people and funky people. So some rigs were nice class A clean ones and some converted school buses with "MafiaMotorcycles" and skull and cross bones painted on them. They also rent TP's for the night here. There is a walking-jogging track that goes the perimeter of this park. It gets lots of use from people not staying in the RV park. I assume they are from the Indian "village" that is close by.
There is a very large casino being built close by. We went there for Thursday night seafood night. It was very good. It was packed. We had to wait 30 minutes to get in. This casino is mostly unfinished. The parking lot is full. I think not much else to do in town. - RFCN2
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Have stayed here twice in two years with a group of mature fly fishermen. We rent 2 rv sites and 2 tent sites. The rv sites are extremely close. You share one dump connection with the rv next door (2 hookups). The rv next to mine did not have a connector as required.
The owners and camp hosts are particularly unfriendly. They come by several times a night to see if you are doing anything wrong. We will find some other place next year.
Mosquitos! There is an old manure pit next to the entrance road. I suspect all of the mosquitos are are there. Don't forget your DEET and citronella.
Many trains pass by in the night. Each blows a horn at the crossing ~1/4 mile away.
Bovines in the field next to the site. Some years they are quite obnoxious. - Sidehill
Aug 2016 - $18.00
We stayed here for 3 nights while visiting friends in Ellensburg. We liked that it's off the highway and quiet, yet close to everything in Ellensburg. Staff was friendly and helpful. We parked in the section with W/E only, but there's a free dump station just up the road across for the Conoco station operated 24/7 by the city of Ellensburg. Our sites were grass and very spacious. We would definitely stay here again. - fulltime birders
Jul 2016 - $26.00
This was fine for one night. They were very flexible with moving dates due to mechanical issues with RV and parking the RV kind of sticking out so that I didn't have to unhook. - rvreviews