Eagles Nest – Sunrise Resort - Ilwaco, WA. on the edge of the town of Ilwaco on the Long Beach peninsula in southwest WA. Big park with over 100 full hook ups with cable TV. Big rig site 25 with13 pull throughs, 75 smaller back in sites and 40 additional seasonal dry camping sites. Paved roads and level gravel sites. Two different sections, one for big rigs with narrow patch of grass and no trees, cable TV, good satellite signal and Wi-Fi. The larger section is all back-in and heavily wooded with narrow roads, big rigs need to be careful. Cable TV but no Wi-Fi. No walking beach access. Cell phone OK in some areas. Family and pet friendly. Indoor heated pool and spa. Big club house with big TV, pool tables, and games. Staff friendly and helpful. Park well maintained. Steep entrance and exit road. Would stay there again. Cost is for a Sunrise member, but they allow public use during off season. They accept ROD, RPI, Coast to Coast. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Just because an RV park has the word "resort" in its name doesn't necessarily make it one. We came in after the office was closed and all there was to guide us was a note on the door to pick a spot near the office and pay in the morning. There was no indication as to what the fee would be or any other information. The only signs of life were two other rigs and a couple of park models. A gentleman came out from one of the rigs and asked if we needed help and when we said we just wanted to stay for the night he merely informed us to check the water supply before we picked a spot because the water had been turned off for the winter in some of the spaces. We later learned that this man was the on-site off-hours host! So much for a nice helpful welcome. Because the office was closed we had no way to access the restrooms or showers. In the morning a lady finally showed up at the office and when I mentioned the restrooms/shower dilemma, she said that they really weren't open for the season yet and they'd provided a sani-can by the pool building for customers to use! Sani-cans aren't exactly the sort of facilities that I think of when I think of a resort. I understand that it wasn't high season, but I feel an RV park should provide its advertised services if it's open to customers. Otherwise, don't be open at all. The sites by the office are completely out in the open with no privacy between them. The pads consist of narrow strips of gravel between the overall surrounding area of grass. Internet access is through Tengo-net and there is an additional fee for that. All in all, I think this could be a nice resort, especially in the summer, but it seems poorly managed. We got the impression that what limited staff there was didn't really care very much about the quality of their service. We probably wouldn't stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
OK I'll have to say the weather, cold and raining, influenced my opinion. This park is broken into sections. The front section near the office area is a dirt parking lot but you may or may not get Wi-Fi there. The second second further back has nice tree cover but no Wi-Fi at all. My Sprint air card didn't work either. They seem to be building another section beyond the second section. When you check in they'll tell you if you want Wi-Fi you have to walk up to the office. They do have a nice heated pool and spa and the lounge is nice. Be warned the entry drive from the highway is steep dirt. Lots of class A's in the park, though, so they all made it up. This park is part of some membership group but they let non-members in. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is suppose to be the "flagship" park of the Sunrise Resorts. It is a nice enough park but other then location we do not see the attraction. The lodge is wonderful. Have a gift shop and seasonal cafe. Indoor pool and beautiful private bathroom suites. There are plenty of large sites in a wooded setting. We choose to stay in the upper area with pull through sites. It is a great jumping off point to start our southern migration down the coast. We have stayed here before and will return again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here as a member of Sunrise Resorts. Phase I is out in the open and the spaces are very close together. Phase II is on the lower level and extremely shaded. Phase II spaces are semi-level. We had trouble fitting our 40' without hitting the overhanging tree branches. This Phase is a better fit for Class B & C rigs. Cable TV was terrible. We had better reception from our antenna. Park speed and quiet time are not enforced. Fireworks going off after midnight. Would not be my first choice in this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Visited during the Kite Festival and salmon season, the reason for the $40 nightly fee. Phase 1 is on the top of the hill, long narrow sites, no shade, easy in and out. Phase 2 is in the woods, sites are narrow with trees on both sides, have to do lots of moving back and forth to get enough room for the slides. Sites are gravel and dirt and not very level. All have fire pit and table. I was unable to open my awning due to trees and tight site, no matter with all the trees there is plenty of shade. Huge recreational hall. Indoor pool, but very cold water. Roads are gravel and dirt, very dusty when dry and muddy when rainy. The 5 mile a hour speed limit is not enforced. As well as the dog owners picking up after their pets. Park is close to both Ilwaco and Long Beach. Towns have much to offer, as well as the long walks along the beach. I would stay here again but not pay $40. Coast to Coast rate makes it worth a stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is for Coast to Coast, plus $3 for 50amp, plus $3 for resort fee per day. We were offered a site up top or in the trees. Pull throughs at the top were nice and long, but very narrow, so we took our 4 slides to the treed area. Sites are gravel and dirt. After a rain some are muddy. There are pull throughs and back ins in both areas. Office staff was very efficient and helpful. Office building is very nice. Would camp here again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We've stayed at this park several times because we are members of Sunrise Resorts. This stay proved that they are really trying to improve this park. It was much cleaner than before, and the staff was very courteous. On the down side, the weekends were very busy, and the dirt roads which were labeled for 5 mph were not observed or enforced. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Washington State seems to have a very poor selection of RV Parks, which is why we see a lot of Washington plates everywhere else. This Park has a nice location in the woods, but that's it. While walking back to our site, our on leash dog was attacked by an off leash dog. We called the office to report the incident and they did nothing. The dumpsters were overflowing and trash was blowing around the park. The second evening after 10:00 pm, two or three sites were having a very loud party. We called the office , no one was available. We left the next day even though it was paid for. Will not return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice park located where the Columbia River meets the Pacific. The upper portion has some views of the Columbia River. The lower section is in a forest settiing which is somewhat private. It's just a short drive to Long Beach for shopping, beach combing or learing more about the most westward part of the Lewis and Clark Trail. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Relatively new park, some sites were still settling in and should be really nice by now. Good little restaurant with an awesome view of the Columbia River as does the gift shop and rec hall. The entry road is a bit steep but it is well paved and should be no problem unless you're horribly underpowered. We'll more than likely use it again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Nice park with great view overlooking Columbia River and Pacific Ocean. Only a few sites get the view, otherwise you need to walk around the outside of the lodge. Nice, big indoor pool (5' deep) and large hot tub that can hold at least 10 people comfortably. Sites are level gravel with grass in between. Rather soggy if its been raining alot. Nice lodge, office, store, meeting room. Putt-putt golf course looked okay. From entrance gate, its a steep (I'd guess about 8%-10%) uphill for about 200'. Make sure trailer brakes are set correctly before going back down. We heard a few lock-ups going down. Not sure if open to the public. Used to be on Coast to Coast and RPI lists, but not any more. We camped here in a camper.