Visited over Easter weekend with my family plus the in-laws in their motorhome. Beautiful weather keyed a fabulous time for all. Sunny warm days at the campground plus decent snow on the mountain made all the difference. Access to the park was good, site was level and water was on which was nice. The daily shuttle service to the base of the ski area was helpful. On Easter Sunday the park hosted a nice egg hunt, which my kids loved. Already planning at least one ski weekend there for next year.
We were only able to book a standard back-in campsite with no hookups, so access was a bit tight. For us, the ideal campsite would have been in the South loop where the main beach and play areas were. Park was clean and every site was full, which is typical for a WA state park on a summer weekend. We'll go back, but we'll do a better job of picking a site which will make a huge impact on my family's fun.
We had great weather for our weekend in June at Lake Chelan SP. Our full hookup site was easy to back into, completely level and backed up to a large playfield with new playground equipment. My entire family had a great time relaxing and playing on the beach here. These are the best RV sites I've seen at a state park and the location around the lake is as beautiful as it gets. Access roads if you bypass Chelan can be a bit rough.
A waterfront site at Kalaloch is just about my favorite thing on earth. This year we had a pull-thru site which meant our camper door faced the water. It also provided significant privacy. Don't expect level-sites or easy access (you should already know about the lack of hookups, lack of good cell coverage and remote location) and you won't be disappointed upon arrival. Rangers were very visible at the park, checking registrations, speaking with disruptive campers and drumming up attendees for the ranger programs.
Crater Lake is a fantastic place to visit and Mazama is an ok place to lay your head while you're in the park. The sites are large and color coded (just make sure you pay attention to that... I speak from experience as someone who had to move after unhooking). The camp store is nearby and well-stocked. This is not a campground I'd seek out as a destination, but I'll definitely be back the next time we visit Crater Lake. It's remote location and allowance of camp fires made for a happy wife, which made my life much easier...
This park is a few miles outside Sunriver and +- 20 minutes away from Bend. We were in a site near the front of the park which meant quick access to the pool, a playground and the store/lodge. All the amenities were nice. My kids particularly enjoyed the movie night and swimming pool. Nearby attractions include the Newberry Volcanic Monument and High Desert Museum, both of which were hits with the kids. My wife and I were disappointed by the burn ban, but that's what we get for camping east of the cascades during August. This park wasn't nice enough to convince me to join TT, but I'd go back and pay retail again.
We stayed here for an overnight stop on our way from Seattle to Bend. Several sites were available on Friday night at 9PM. There was a ranger patrolling during our arrival which was nice to see at such a small park. Really liked the dense tree cover, the day use area seemed nice and overall this seemed to be a great no-reservation park for a quick getaway or stop-over.
We were really pleased with our stay here. A deluxe site near the store and pool building made for a great stay. Our site was paved, had nice grass and tree cover for shade. Our kids (3 & 5) had a blast at the pool and insisted on the free pancakes each day. This park is adjacent to Ft Stevens, which has great beach access and biking trails that we really enjoy. We'll definitely be back.