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Great Grays Harbor County spot!!

This is another great Grays Harbor County spot just south of Montesano. Like Lake Sylvia it is super family and pet friendly. The campsite is divided into two different areas…one for RVs and the other for tents. The facilities are all well maintained and the bathrooms have showers. It is a pretty quiet campground even though it is near a highway.

There are lots of spots to fish in the campground as well as the surrounding areas.

Not a site

After traveling down from Spokane, I was not able to find this site anywhere. ūüėē

Hidden Gem

Set in a former logging camp above the town of Montesano, park life revolves around a large swimming and fishing lake. This site is super family friendly and pet friendly too.

There is a playground on site and TONS of old logging roses turned bike trails.

There are plenty of tent and RV sites and s few primitive sites for campers. There are showers a flushing toilets.

Gorgeous!!! Bowl and Pitcher

This is a larger campground great for RV, trailers and tents. The sites are enclosed in a circle, making a nice walk or bike ride. The campgroundl has partial hook ups and is very camper friendly otherwise.

Sites are pretty open not offering a good amount of privacy, though most are along the Spokane River. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring, with bbq grate. The site has showers and flushing toilets!!

This is a perfect getaway for people looking to unplug as no cell service (tested on sprint, verizon, and google fi) is available. There is tons of wildlife and lots of trails and riverbank to explore.my favorite thing was the suspension bridge over the river. Lots of space for swimming and fishing!

Not a structured site anymore

Rock Creek Park - Columbia River Gorge is a campground located near the city of Lyle. The campground was maintained by US Corps of Engineers.

As of now the campground is abandoned but there are still spaces available. From this area you will get the best views of both the back country and the gorge.

Better sites elsewhere

In the lovely Maryhill valley is the Peach Beach RV park. I am not one usually for RV parks but this on was ok. It was well maintained and clean. The spots were very close together and little privacy was had. They claim to have a private beach but it seemed like a muddy inlet overflowing with mosquitoes.on the plus side it is right next to a wine tasting shop.

There are many great places along this stretch of highway. This might be one to pass up.

Petroglyphs Galore!!!

When we are in the area we normally stay near Maryhill State Park. This campground was a delightful change to our routine. The site is small but it offers quite a few different ways to camp: tents, RV, cabins even a teepee!! This site is on Horsethief Lake and offers some great summer fun.

One of the best aspects was the petroglyphs that were along trails near the campground. This was a great spot and I highly recommend it!

My sunny spot!!!

This is one of my favorite campgrounds!! As a Tacoma resident we have a lot of clouds. I head over to Yakima for my sun. This campground never disappoints!

There are lots of spaces for tents and RVs. Clean and well maintained bathrooms. There is plenty of space for kids to play and visibility is high for bike riding. There is a huge group campsite that has bathrooms near it.

The surrounding grounds is a park with playground equipment and a huge field. There are tons of hikes and a small pond to explore…with turtles!

Decent Spot

This is a nice spot to stop over for a day or two. It is a smaller campground but it offers quite a bit. There is a amphitheater for guests and the rangers put on decent shows. There are only two bathrooms for the entire campground but they do have showers. When we went one of the showers was out of order, but we were told it would be getting fixed soon.

There is lots to do around the campground you just have to venture out and find it. This is a pet and horse friendly spot.

There is one hiker spot for first come first serve.

Nice spot close to Lake Coeur D'alene

This is a great stop point before getting into Idaho. The campground was very well maintained and great to stay at. It is located in between Spokane proper and Coeur d'Alene (so Spokane Valley). There are tons of spots to choose from, but it gets pretty busy in the summer. The cabins were great and had everything you needed to get by.

There is a laundromat, store, sports area, lots of space for dogs and a game room at the main lodge. I really liked the community fire pit since there wasnt a fire pit at each site. One cool thing about this site is they have "gazebo sites" for RV campers. They also have an outdoor movie theater set up, but we werent able to take advantage of that perk.

We were able to drive a short way to Lake Coeur d'Alene for their Fourth of July events and even rented a lake boat for tubing.

Great site for families, RVers, and pet owners.

Peaceful

Going up the canyon just a few minutes away from the city makes this campground ideal. The fire pits are scattered between campsites and make each site just a little more secluded than your average campground. With plenty of trails that over look the city and sunsets, this has to be one of my favorite overnight short trips

Cool spot in Ellensburg

This is one of the larger KOAs I have been to. Plenty of room for RVs, trailers, and tents. They also have a few cabins to stay in. Our site was near the playground which was central to the camp ground. There is a TV/ play room that my littlesloved but not as much as the heated pool, yes, they have a heated pool!

This site lies on the banks of the Yakima River. My dad was able to go fly fishing and my littles were able to search for rocks and fish in the shallow areas.

The general store has all your basic needs, but a difference from other KOAs was that they sell bee and wine!

The hosts are great but are pretty strict with quiet hours (which I prefer with littles).

Already planning return trip

This is a smaller spaced out campground. It's on the southFork of the Snoqualmie River and the water level varies with the season. There is plenty of access points to the river.

The campground has hook ups for RVs and trailers and a group site, which was in an area by itself, super convenient for big groups. There is a host on site and an info center and the center of the camp ground. Each site has a picnic bench and a fire pit with grate. A few of the RV sites are pull through making parking very easy. Franklin Falls is very close, a short drive or longer walk. Didn't go this time, but will next trip.

The camp ground was sold out when we went, so get your reservations in early, don’t count on walk in. On the drive in there are many shots to dead out camp though.

Near freeway but worth it

This is a great campground on the south fork of the Snoqualmie River, however, no matter what month we go, the water is always super cold. Gotta love glacier water.

There are ton trees through the site as well as more open sites to get the occasional sunshine. We stayed in a site directly on the river and loved hearing the sound of the water at night. There are a few bathrooms around the campgrounds but only one water spicket for drinkable water.

There was both walk-in sites and reservable sites for both tents and RVs. No hookups though.

My littles loved the Discovery Trail on the edge of the campground. It was super easy for them to do and only about a mile and a half.

Off the 90, you have to go down a mile and a half unpaved road. The sight is near the freeway and you will hear the cars during a busy weekend.

Good for fishing

When I think of camping, I think of wilderness, semi-privacyand a campfire.

Pros:

-Right on the Columbia River

-Very small site and Inexpensive

-you can fish from your campsite

Cons:

-Right on a busy Highway

-Very crowded spaces and no privacy

-No fires

-No more tent camping

This was a decent campground if you are interested in staying still and not bothered by a cramped no privacy site

Perfect for Shrimping

We stayed here for our annual family shrimping trips. My family usually takes up 5-7 sites if we aren't able to get the group site. This year we were each in individual sites but they were pretty close together so it felt like a group area. Seal Rock is right on the water of Hood Canal. This is nice because there is a bit of beach access and a nature trail that runs along the shore.

During our time shrimping, we also head out and get oysters and clams. The oysters are so abundant and you are able to crack open a few and eat them there on the beach!

My littles love all the trees and hidey holes they can get into during our stay. Cell service is botchy so dont rely on that.

This is a first come first served camp ground and it fills up quickly. There are spots for both tents and rvs and a few spaces are on the beach. There is potable water, flush toilets and electricity is in the restrooms, tables and fire pits at each site. Garbage cans spaced throughout campground make clean up easy.

Plenty of options

This small campground has it all. A few yurts, cabins on the water, lots of tent spaces and partial hook up with a dump station. Thebathrooms were clean and had showers. Tent sites were only $25.00 a night! There are firepits and picnic tables at each site. Ice is sold at office and the hosts are very friendly.

The small town of Skamokawa is super cute and gives you a few options for dining. The Ducks Inn was particularly good.

You are right in the marina so traffic is pretty heavy but the views of the Columbia and beaches for kids make it worth it

Good for long term camping

This is a great campsite for a stop off or if you are looking for a few more amenities. Each campsite has a picnic bench but all are very open.

They have ice and wood available for purchase as well as a small general store. At the main lodge, there is also laundry available and a pretty fun game room with pool and foosball. One great aspect of this campground is it has a fenced in dog run for your furry friends. They also have a kid zone that has a play ground, tether ball and a bounce house

I liked the campground on a whole, a good option for a quick one nighter or if you need to stay a few weeks, a great base point.

Go here!!!

They have glamping! Or as the campground calls it: pampered camping. This is a beautiful park located on Deep Lake just outside of Olympia. The park itself is huge offering lots of options for campers. Super easy to get our trailer in and out of the spaces and there was lots of extra parking for our larger group. A quick walk around the grounds offered a nice hike and showed us some pretty awesome sites Id like to stay at in the future. They are on a progressive price, meaning depending on the site is what your price will be.

The canvas tent option was one I didn’t know about until I got there. The tents are cabin shaped and have a few chairs and BBQ grill outside it. Great option for families.

The park also offers a cottage right next to the lake. This is a nice alternative to traditional camping. One thing that was great about the park was the various kitchens around the grounds. This offers a great way for larger groups to have a set space for meals.

Good base camp

This is a great campsite for a stop off or if you are looking for a few more amenities. We stayed here last summer and enjoyed our time. There was a burn ban so didn’t get to have a campfire but the option was nice. Each campsite has a picnic bench and all are relatively secluded.

They have ice and wood available for purchase as well as a small general store. At the main lodge, there is also laundry available. One great aspect of this campground is it has a fenced in pool. This year they are offering hayrides through the park.

The bathrooms in the park are Porto potties. There is a bathroom in the main Lodge but be prepared.