Yakima, Washington

Yakima Sportsman State Park

Yakima, Washington



Yakima, Washington
Phone: (509) 575-2774

Sites: 67
Recent Rate: $1 11/2015

Latitude: 46.5910450476071
Longitude: -120.459251403809

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • 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) no
  • 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 ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

18 Reviews

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rfarkle

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.

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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gtogrl

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $45.00
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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.

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K Patrick

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $40.00
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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.

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roadking

Review Count: 107
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $37.00
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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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mockturtle

Review Count: 169
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $21.00
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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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visitor to usa

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

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $38.00
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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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User3453

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

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $33.00
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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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Two old birders

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

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $29.00
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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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Casita Vagabond

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $32.00
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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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rehless

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

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $14.00
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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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campincherie

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

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $31.00
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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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motorgo

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $28.00
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This is a great state park to stay in. We have a small motorhome and two dogs and really enjoyed our stay. It is very neat and has nice hiking trails and a very nice atmosphere. The park is well run and very neat. At night, only a hint of traffic noise can be heard in the distance, yet this park is located conveniently. We camped at Yakima Sportsman State Park in a Motorhome.

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suegee

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $33.00
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Owners told us that the park had been bought by the government and will be closing soon. Park to be dismantled, levee lowered and land returned to the Yakima River. Park had both campers and long term residents. Dusty/gravel roads. OK for short term stay. We camped at Yakima Sportsman State Park in a Motorhome.

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sierramom

Review Count: 150
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $27.00
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After staying at the superior Wallowa Lake State Park in Oregon the previous night, we were somewhat disappointed by Yakima Sportsmen. It's nice, but it costs more and you get less. The park offers volleyball courts and horseshoes and lots of greenspace for games. It's very popular with large parties. Cottonwoods line the roads. There are hiking trails, fishing in a pond (for kids) and in the Yakima River, which you can hear from the campsites. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring, and wood is for sale for $5 a box (you haul). The bathrooms were as clean as can be expected in a state park but have no hot water in the sinks. You have to buy tokens to use the showers, which cost 50 cents for every three minutes. On the first night, quiet hours were not enforced, and we heard people yelling well into the night. The second night was very quiet, however. The sites are cheaper if you don't use the online reservation service (which has a fee) and if you are a state resident. We camped at Yakima Sportsman State Park in a Motorhome.

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rehless

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

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $13.00
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Go here once or twice each summer/fall. Quiet. roomy enough. Clean. Rate reflects senior limited income pass. We camped at Yakima Sportsman State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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