This place is great if you plan to spend most of your time on the river, or trails, but not so much on at your site. The lots for most tents/trailers and RVs are pretty close together, not a ton of privacy.
On the plus side the river is beautiful, mostly slow, and shallow, and pretty clear. BUT BRING A LIFE JACKET, accidents happen all the time on this river and I wouldn't put my kids in with out a life jacket.
There are some cool yurts, cabins and platforms for tents on the other side of the river and plenty of hiking. Trails go along the water, and up into the woods behind the campground. As of now it is clear cut once you get over the ridge. This is sad in one breath, but gorgeous in very next. There is wildlife in the area so come prepared (black bears, bobcats, coyotes).
Overall a great place, but like most western Washington campgrounds it's better in good weather by a significant margin. It may flood in the winter, and when it's rainy it's pretty soggy.
Carnation is a neat small town that the park is at the very edge of. Plenty of options for groceries and laundry.
It’s right in the floodplain, so it is only enjoyable when it is not rainy season. This campground is south of Duvall, which is an affluent town with shops and things to do. The campground is next to a classy laundromat, and I say classy because it’s probably one of the nicest laundromats in the area that even has a dumpsite for RVs. There’s not a lot of privacy for the campsites. Good location for parking and exploring the east side of Lake Washington cities or access to mountains and hiking on I90.
This campground was clean there are alot of rat holes so make sure you keep tents and car doors closed and bring pepper spray there are bears around other then that it is a cool place to camp
Nice spacious lots. Lots of families… riding bikes & walking. Play equipment for the kids.
Showers are free but the water pressure is lacking. But hey… it’s free! 40 minutes to Seattle.
It was quiet and peaceful.
Camping in Tolt McDonald park for Timberfest in the roof top tent was better than any previous camping I’ve done there.
I would highly recommend getting a premium site if you can, we set up two ground tents, a roof top tent, and had three cars parked in our spot. We also had a picnic table and a fire pit with room left over.
The music is always the best part of timberfest but there’s something to be said about wandering around the park at night with 100’s of other music lovers.
The food trucks and merch were great as always, but per usual the toilets were not emptied enough for the number of people. The normal park bathrooms are shut down during this festival.
This is a nice little place. The tent sites aren’t great. It’s worth the 10 bucks to upgrade. They were very nice and helpful. Connie is fantastic if you call and book. lots of trees and trails. They have a neat suspension bridge and a trail that leads to the river and one that leads to town. Close enough to town to be convenient, but far enough away that you aren’t bothered by noise. Showers and bathrooms were ok but clean. Loved staying here.
Tilt McDonald park was great! It was close to home, very clean, and very quite. A little spooky, given that it's Halloween season! Will definitely return!
spent a night in the yurt. Everything worked.
Love this campground! So beautiful here and peaceful!