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Yakima, Washington

Yakima Sportsman State Park

Yakima, Washington



Yakima, Washington
Phone: (509) 575-2774

Sites: 67
Recent Rate: $40 8/2016

Latitude: 46.591045047607
Longitude: -120.45925140381

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.50 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.50
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $5.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 5.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • 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) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • 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) yes
  • 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 yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • 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 ?
  • 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

Ratings overview

22 Reviews

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Yakima Sportsman State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Yakima Sportsman State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 101
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Small state park on the edge of Yakima, WA. Easy access from I-82. Pull through sites are adequate size if you are less than 55' in length. Utilities are placed at the rear of the sites requiring long sewer hose for connection. Site is asphalt and reasonably level with only slight use of the leveling jacks. All pull through sites are partially shaded. The back in sites are much larger but some are much less shaded. The park is quiet and patrolled by the park ranger on a regular basis. The only drawback is the site pricing, $42 for site with no pool, or WIFI, or cable is unreasonable. We camped at Yakima Sportsman State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stopped here on an overnight trip from Portland to Winthrop. It was still pretty much winter and the trees had not yet flowered but I'll bet when there is shade, it's very pretty here. We just got on of the pull throughs and parked for the night - I'm not sure how it would have been for a longer stay but probably fine. There are a few longer term folks here that have some rather unusual looking trailers, but overall, it was fine. It was easy to find, well marked, safe. We didn't use the restrooms so I can't address that issue. I'm not sure where the guy came up with the $45 figure - you can stay here for $30 with hookups and $20 without hookups so really quite reasonable, I think. We camped at Yakima Sportsman State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Asphalt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Lots of wineries nearby

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived at dusk and had some trouble locating the pull-thru sites. When we drove in to the campground, there was a woman sitting behind a road barricade with her lights on and the engine running. Very odd...not a park employee. We found a pull-thru site and were able to hook up without difficulty. Sites are somewhat narrow, but we were the only ones in the pull-thru area, so no big deal. There was a fire pit and picnic table for each site, with some grass in between. I don't even want to think about how unpleasant it would be to use the fire pit with it being only a couple of feet away from the motorhome door. The restrooms are old, but were clean and smelled of bleach as though they had just been cleaned. Showers require tokens and there is a sign saying there may not be anyone from whom to purchase tokens due to staff cutbacks. In the morning, the same woman who was sitting in the white Hyundai the previous evening was sitting in her running car, lights on, almost directly in front of our site. She sat there immobile for at least 15 minutes. We sneaked out to disconnect and drove out. When we stopped at the entrance building to turn in our payment envelope, she drove out of the park. My suspicion is drug dealing, since there is no security in the park and it's certainly close enough to neighborhoods for people to stop in for a quick buy. There were only a handful of other campers this time of year and I didn't feel completely safe. We stayed for free because we have a Washington disabled veteran card. We camped at Yakima Sportsman State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Middle of pull-thrus
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The campground is easy to find, although I didn't think the directions in the camping guide were especially accurate. There are lots of signs.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Yakima Sportman SP is an older state park that has seen better days. It is way overpriced at $45 especially considering the lack of amenities and deferred maintenance/updating needed. The sites are level, but there are no trees or shrubs for privacy barriers between them. The bathrooms require tokens and don't always function properly. There are only 2 shower buildings and one was not functional and the other was "iffy" per the attendant. If you are in need of an overnight/emergency spot that is quiet and off the highway but with easy access, this is ok, but I can't imagine staying here as a destination. We camped at Yakima Sportsman State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

A real gem - nice sites, friendly park staff, very well maintained grounds, and great location. Close to downtown but also out to Yakima Valley vineyards and their great red wines! I had vehicle problems and wound up staying 5 nights. Good walking trails along the dyke. My only complaint is it's expensive. We camped at Yakima Sportsman State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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Review Count: 114
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an urban campground located within the city limits of Yakima. Our campsite did have full hook ups but we only connected to electric. The hook ups were located at the very rear of the site and not convenient. Verizon cell/mifi worked well. I would not call this campground big rig friendly for several reasons. We had a pull thru site that was long enough but so narrow that we barely missed the fire pit with the truck (on the right) and the utilities with the 5th wheel (on the left). The utilities have concrete barriers that you find in parking lots to protect them because I am sure they have been taken out by RVers trying to park. The trees desperately need trimming and we felt fortunate to escape without roof damage. We talked to the ranger about it and he was ambivalent at best. Watering occurs every day which makes the grass green but floods the streets and hits your vehicle as you drive to your site. We would not stay here again. We camped at Yakima Sportsman State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 183
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects senior pass. Lovely park, immaculately maintained. Good cell on Verizon. Would stay here again. We camped at Yakima Sportsman State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Great welcome from the ranger when we checked in. I think it was $38 but it may have been a little cheaper. Very pleasant and well set up site in a wooded and flat park setting. Not many vans around but lots of sites were flagged as booked for the coming weekend, so it would be hard to get casual camping then. Handy for Yakima and Tuppenish - well worth a visit for the murals. We camped at Yakima Sportsman State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful campground. Level area's, shade tree's, full hookup's and plenty of room for all size rigs. All spots were very private. Rates are 40.00 for weekends after May 1 and 37.00 for week days. I would stay there again without hesitation even if the rates were high. Must buy tokens for showers. We camped at Yakima Sportsman State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We stay here often because it is far off the highway and therefore quiet. There are acres of grass, so are many good places to walk our dog. As early in the season as we were, it was hard to find a garbage can in which to dispose of dog wastes. The sites are level, and although there are very few trees the sites are wide so there is a good distance from your neighbors. We always try to get a powered site, but unpowered sites are available. We camped at Yakima Sportsman State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful and well maintained state park. You must buy tokens from the camp host to use the showers, and the restrooms are a little run down, but clean. The beauty of the park, nice shaded level paved sites with grass, nature trails, etc. make this park a real gem. I would stay here even longer next time. We camped at Yakima Sportsman State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is in Winter mode, no water at camp sites and bathrooms closed. I camp there during the Summer season and the bathrooms are fine at that time. The Park was nice and quiet and surprisingly, there were several rigs there. The rate of 14.50 pernight is limited income senior. We camped at Yakima Sportsman State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

This campground was a pleasant surprise. We were a bit concerned, since it was so close to town, and some of the previous reviews were less than complimentary. However, the park was very clean, hookup sites were spaced out well, with shade trees. It was very quiet all three nights we spent here. It is close to walking trails along the Yakima River. There are many activities close by, including museums, wineries, etc. so this is a good place to stay! We camped at Yakima Sportsman State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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