Spa in the desert We wanted to escape the rain and cold and hit the jackpot with this location. I was concerned that the pools might be closed due to COVID but both pools were open. They are fed by natural hot springs and warmer than most hot tubs. The camp ground was tidy and the sports were separated by shrubbery for privacy. They had mini golf and picket ball. The kids loved the pool. That was the main attraction. After a week of boon docking in the desert, this resort was a nice respite. The dog park was ok, dusty and small but the other campers were super nice so it was a fun way to meet people and their fur babies. The owners made it very clear that kids and families are welcome, although most campers were silver haired.
We stopped for a night on our way to Joseph. It seemed like a good stopping point near the highway. The campground is very well kept with nice touches such as a lit pathway through the woods to the washrooms. It is a shame that the campsites are directly by the highway. A half-mile into the forest would have made all the difference! The noise was very loud and traffic did not slow down at night. Eventually we got used to it and it faded into the background as white noise. Convenient but not idyllic.
After camping at damp Olympic National Park campgrounds, we decided on a more southern spot last year. Honeyman has become our go to camp ground for late-summer car Camping with the kids. The weather stays sunny and warm longer than the northern regions of Oregon/Washington coast. Nice amenities including hot showers - which are a welcome convenience after spending the day playing in the dunes ( Sand cookie anyone?). The sites are relatively small but fit our two large tents and cars. The kids enjoyed roaming in the forested stretches between the camp grounds. Best of all, the dunes and lake are a short walk away.
We stayed at camp site #44 which has plenty of space and is surrounded by ample greenery to block view from neighboring camp sites. Vault toilets only. Mosquito repellent strongly advised. The hike to Timothy like is short and scenic. Timothy Lake itself is spectacular. Particularly since motorized boats are not allowed and on a sunny day Mt Hood is reflected in the water. Worth visiting.