Beautiful, well-maintained park owned by the power company operating the dam. Staff friendly and accommodating. Stayed mid-week for two nights. Excellent swimming beach that gets raked every day. Nice store/cafe open during busy season. Stayed in a pull-through spot near the swimming hole with kids. This is one of the best equipped campgrounds anywhere. Big lawns for play, paved biking paths, BMX path (not paved), boat launch with two long docks for loading/unloading. The addition of sewer hookups and Wi-Fi would earn a perfect score. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in one of the waterfront RV sites. No sewer hookup but nice dump station. The sites are nicely spaced apart - felt mostly private. The road down to the water has some very sharp corners that would be difficult to maneuver with a larger trailer. We only had a 19 ft and it was still tight. Only toilets near the waterfront sites. No showers so if you were tent camping it would be a hike to the showers. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I last reviewed this park in June 2011. Same great park now as it was then. Park staff at the front gate are especially friendly and helpful. I also note that they patrol the area frequently. The camp is well maintained and the lawns are immaculate. We'll be back...in Sept. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great campground run by Tacoma Public Utilities as part of the Cowlitz River Project. We stayed in the main campground and found that the views of Riffe lake were fantastic from our site. There are only partial hook ups at this campground so visiting the showers was necessary and they were spotless the both times I used them. There is a store/cafe near the beach which carries most of the items you might run out of or maybe forget and the Riffe burger basket isn't half bad. The only criticism is that we would have loved to have stayed an extra day except for the policy of apparently allowing people to rent a camp site to park their boat and tow vehicle while camping with friends at another site effectively locking someone out of actually using the spot for its intended purpose of camping. It was disappointing to see it allowed. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a beautiful park. Nicely tended lawns surround the campsites. Campsite themselves have paved drives and gravel tent/table area. Driveways are not level. I had to add three inches on the left side to find level. Remember, this is a campground. A great place to come and let your kids/grandkids play. Good sight seeing in the area. If your life requires television and WiFi this is not the place for you. I just wish that they would add sewer hook ups. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great park! We stayed for a week and had a great time. We went with a very large group with a motorhome, travel trailer, several tents, and 4 boats. Sites had plenty of room and there was an open space across from our sites that was perfect for a giant water fight, but would also be great for a football game, baseball game, etc. Lots of stuff to do: bike paths, horseshoes, playground, and swimming area. The lake is huge and when we were here during the middle of the week there was not much traffic. Loved that there was laundry facility in the park. Would give it a 10 if there was sewer hookup. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A good place for an overnight stay with pretty lake views even from some of the upper loop sites. We wish we could have stayed longer and enjoyed the lake. I would like to stay near the shore next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent campground only 25 miles east of I-5 on the way to Mt. Ranier. Sites are laid out in such a way that you don't have to look in your neighbors window. Cell phone availability is very spotty to non existant. I would give this a higher rating if they had 50 amp and sewer at each site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The regular reserved RV sites are $22; however overflow unreserved sites without power and water are $11. We actually moved from a $22 site to the $11 site because these sites were right on the water; had a better view; and more convenient to the boat launch, swimming beach, laundry and store. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love this park due to the large campsites and large play field. There is also a store near the swimming area that has breakfasts during the summer. There are multiple playgrounds also. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Level gravel sites with lots of grass around your space. Only water and electric, but plenty of dumping stations on the way out. This place is a jewel with a great staff. It does fill up on weekends. You probably won't get in without a reservation. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites were large and spacious. One draw back is the birds eye loop is up a pretty decent sized hill. Restrooms were clean but doors were left proped open so bugs would hang out in there. Showers were only 1 stall so you would have to get dressed on the wet floor. Not much to do in the area. If you like boating/fishing this is a great location for you. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This one has something for almost everyone. Boating, fishing, swimming, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, endless undulating grassy meadows and a camp store that serves up good breakfast and a respectable cuppa joe. It's a large, clean campground in a beautiful setting. Open and grassy, but with ample mature deciduous and evergreen trees and a good mix of sun and shade. A wide selection of pull-through and back-in sites are distributed among three loops. some by the water, some in the 'birds eye' loop overlooking the lake and campground. The sites themselves are well-laid out. Fire pits are thoughtfully located away from the pad and out of the foot traffic areas. This one was also great for the kids. They loved the grassy fields and play structures. Good biking opportunities. A large beach, and a grassy slope that's good for volleyball. The only drawback I found was the lack of sewer hookups. Sites come with power and water only. Pull-throughs have a somewhat tight radius that can be a bit of a challenge for longer rigs. Those might be happier in the many back-ins available. In both cases, maneuverability and visibility are excellent. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Tacoma Power campground with boat launch on Riffe Lake. Very well kept with large spaces lots of play equipment for kids. Good fishing and water sports lake . Lots of grass and trees. 22 miles from I-5 S of Chehalis. We camped here in a Motorhome.