Christopher N.

The Dyrt Pro

Puyallup, WA

Joined August 2020

Good stop on the drive

We stopped here on our way home from a recent trip and was a good stop over point. I’m not sure what activities are possible as a destination campground but maybe water sports?

The good:

  • Easy on and off from the highway
  • Clean bathrooms
  • Easy, pull through sites
  • Very friendly staff
  • They have a grill which will deliver breakfast, lunch or dinner to your site

The mixed:

  • It is an RV resort laid out like a grassy parking lot
  • A lot of resident campers

The bad:

  • The highway was very loud from our site
  • No picnic table or fire pit
Great campsite for exploring Zion NP

We spent four days here for spring break this year while exploring Zion NP. It’s basically just reserved, dispersed camping with outhouses. That said, you are much more spread out than the free dispersed camping around the park.

The good:

  • The views were amazing right at our campsite.
  • There was a fair amount of privacy with everyone spread out through the field.
  • Proximity to Zion (40 minutes to the park entrance or just up the road for some hiking)

The mixed:

  • There are outhouses but they can get fairly full before they get cleaned. They were full when we arrived but cleaned a couple days later.
  • The wind. You are on a plateau with little cover. The winds were coming from the south when we were there so you can try and find a spot with some protection.
  • The road is rough, both up to the campground and within it. Take it slow and you will be fine but it can be a bit intimidating. I would be concerned trying it when wet.
A nice, comfortable stop

We stayed here overnight on our trip and were very happy with the campground. Everything is very clean and well maintained. Most of the campground looks new or at least newly renovated. Bathrooms and showers were very clean. There is also a game room with foos ball and air hockey.

It’s an easy off and on from the freeway which is nice, but that does mean you hear the freeway from camp.

The host was particular about where we park but it was to avoid the sprinklers in the lawn. And there are rules about what can be on the lawn. It was nothing surprising or crazy though.

While we do not atv it looks like this would be a great place to stay if you did. They have a lot of information on local trails complete with suggestions.

Nice campground

As others have said, this campground is on the reservoir at Moses Lake, but it is maybe 20-30 minutes from town. There are really several sections to this campground and they each have a different feel. I am not much of a fisherman, and have always stopped here while traveling, but I have always found it relaxing. If you are a fisherman, you will probably love this campground. Otherwise it would be a nice place to spend a weekend relaxing with friends.

The RV sites are separated into groups of circles where the sites radiate off like spokes on a wheel. Tall poplars surround these groups to break up the wind that can really get blowing in this area of the state. The sites themselves are gravel driveways in a grass field. There are trees within each group but there is very little privacy, even though the sites are quite large. These sites have access to a single restroom with flush toilets and showers. However, the restroom is starting to show its age quite badly.

The tent sites are in two loops amongst some trees. These are definitely my favorites spots in the campground. The sites are gravel/dirt driveways in a more rustic and less grassy setting. These sites are not level, so any RV will require some effort if you care about that. Privacy is still not great but it is better than the RV sites. The biggest issue with the tent sites is that the restrooms are pit toilets (I believe, but I didn’t go in).

Outside our norm

Look, it is a KOA. Some people like them, some do not. We generally avoid them and prefer more rustic camping. However, we decided to stay here to avoid some of the bear restrictions within Glacier, and for something different.

This park is very nice, but I would never call it rustic. We stayed in an electric and water only site which was tucked in some trees. Other sites were very landscaped, like a backyard. In fact, those have patios with awnings and BBQs provided. Our site was a bit small, with our neighbors close to our outdoor area. There were several tent only sites which looked fantastic and were back within the trees.

The staff is very friendly and everything was very clean. It was nice having a small outdoor restaurant, but it’s selection was very limited (4 meat choices, 2 sides with your meat). The ice cream shop was probably the biggest hit. There are also two pools, one adult and one family, and also two adult only hot tubs. When we stayed there it was in the mid-90s, so the pools were a life saver.

Nice but close to the highway

This is a standard state park with separate loops for tents and RVs. There is actually quite a distance between the two types of camping with a nice day use area in between. The campsites are nice with good distance between them and good privacy. The bathrooms are very clean and well maintained. There are hiking trails, kayaking, mountain biking, and even basketball courts and play areas. 

An additional benefit is that it’s close to the Palouse to Cascades gravel trail. 

We enjoy this park as an early season trip because it’s so close to the Seattle/Tacoma area. We enjoy trips to Roslyn to eat out and occasionally mountain biking.