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Nice well maintained Campground

We stayed in Site # 77 it is a pull through with Full hook up, big & semi private. The lake is across t he street which the parking area can fill up quick. The boat launch is a zoo on the weekends there's is a long line to launch & take you boat out. During the week not so bad.  We had cell service yet some WIFI (which is in the truck) so when the truck was running we had Wifi.  We had a few baby deer in the campground always a pleasure. 

The camp hosts sell firewood

The lake is big & beautiful with great views of Mt Rainier. Good fishing and we found a lot of Lures on old tree stumps and along the shore while kayaking. There are a lot of motorboats with them pulling tubes and some that don't care if they swamp you or not. We saw several folks launch their boat & primitive camp. 

Mt. Rainier is amazing we enjoyed going into the park many times checking it all out. On the way to Mt. Rainier you pass a places called Ex-Nihilo Metal Sculpture Park which the guy dose a great job on big sculptures.  Donations welcome keeps him building more. 

We went to the grove of the Patriarchs with trees over 1000 years old. Big Pines, cedars & Dougless firs. 

Beautiful area, nice campground.

Hidden Gem

This campground is hidden in the middle of a major Western Washington city, Federal Way. Once in the campground, you would have no idea that you are surrounded by a sprawling metropolitan area.

The campsites are small but private. They do allow for campfires but you should bring your own firewood. 

There is a trail that follows a creek down to the shoreline. If you are into geocaching we found a few along the trail. Depending on the season this trail can be quite muddy.

Great memories

I grew up camping here, as a Boy Scout this was a perfect location for many activities.

The campground is located in Capital Forest which is home to lots of hiking, mountain bike, equestrian, and ATV trails. There is even a near by gravel pit owned by the Department of Natural Resources and it is designated for target shooting.

The sites are first come first serve and you okay using and iron ranger.

Great area to explore

Brown Creek Campground is just outside of Shelton WA. There are a lot of cool places to explore around the area. Check it the high steel bridge or hike spider lake and see the beavers.

The historic and infamous Vance Creek bridge is just down the road, but they have made it off limits and difficult to get to.

Very Pleasant 1st RV Park Experience

Loved this RV Park. The staff was very friendly and helpful as we were first timers with absolutely no experience. We also visited during the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic which made their efforts to ensure we enjoyed our time even more appreciated. Follow us @therv_gans on IG more more pics of this RV Park as well as our journey and transition to full time RV Living! #freedom

Crowded Spots and Filthy Showers

Some spots are grassy, some spots are gravel, but all are extremely tight. They have a boat launch that you dont have to be camping there to use, just pay a fee and launch your boat, so some sketchy people end up wandering around. Shower house costs to gain access to and is absolutely filthy. Staff, however, is very friendly. Would not recommend.

NW Adventure Center

Excellent location for those with military access to the base - active duty, retired or family. 30/50 amp hookups. Beautiful views of American Lake. Pet friendly.

Nice

Didn’t stay too long but it was nice. Very close to highway, sooo it was kind of loud, depending on the time of day. View of the lake was pretty. The campground and bathrooms were very tidy. Not too bad for a last minute decision to stay.

I love Free Camping

If you have a Discover Pass already you are good to go. Love of area for Horses, trailers and regular camping. Vault toilets. No views but who doesn’t like Free?

Great fishing and hiking

This is a family favorite and enjoy the time we spend camping here.