My wife and I just returned from three wonderful nights at Denny Creek campground. Deep in the woods with hiking trails all over. Not only did we ride our bikes, but walked up to Franklin Fall. The trail to Franklin Fall are well maintained mile hike each way. The bathrooms were clean with flush toilets. There are no showers, no RV hook ups other than a few with 30 amp power. Lots of tents and travel trailers all seemed to be a natural fit. Camp fires nightly at each site. We had a pull through site. Needed a bit more leveling, but nothing a block didn't fix. The only reason for a 9 rating was the freeway noise, Denny Creek is between East and West bound I-90 two or three miles from Snoqualmie summit. The park hosts were very nice and went out of their way to help if needed or sell you fire wood if you run out. We ran out. The road into Denny Creek is narrow. We RVed in a 35' rig and a few times cars had to stop or move over just allow us to go by. To be sure, Denny Creek will be a annual trip, just an hour and a half from home. This is a great place to enjoy nature. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Just an update on the campground. There is no bridge restriction on Exit 47 anymore. I did not realize that and followed the advice of a previous reviewer and got off on Exit 53 and came in the back way with a very large rig. It was not fun. The campground has 50 amp service in 029, the campsite we are currently occupying. I don't know about rest of sites. I was only expecting 15 amp service so was pleasantly surprised. Very isolated but the hosts are friendly and helpful. There is considerable road noise but not objectionable when inside the camper. North Bend is a wonderful scenic mountain town with all the supplies you will need at normal city prices. Will stay again, but it is not big rig friendly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is probably one of the most beautiful campgrounds we have stayed in. It is quiet and away from the beaten path. The campsites are large and spread out enough for a little privacy. It is so much fun playing in the river and using the natural "watersides" formed by the river. There is an easy hike to Franklin falls just up from the campground. Only 20 minutes back into North Bend for supplies. Don't miss out on this campground! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are staying here for a week. A couple of nights we will be spending in a room in downtown Seattle. I think otherwise a week here would be too much relaxation for us. The park is deep in the woods and was made to seem even deeper for us because we had to take the long way in due to the bridge that has weight restrictions at exit 47. Our 39ft 5th wheel is at the maximum length of anything I would want to take in here. Be sure your water tanks are full and holding tanks empty before you before you get there. There are many popular and beautiful hiking trails here to explore. The is not even a satellite signal to be had here because of the trees. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Denny Creek is a very unusual yet very nice campground. It has 11 electrical sites, which is unusual in Washington for a Forest Service campground. There are three hikes that start at the campground and several more just a few miles away. Snoqualmie Pass, with a hotel, restaurant, gas station and small store is only three miles away. The campground is set in the tall timber with very good privacy between the sites. The one drawback, which is the other unusual fact about the campground, is that it is in the middle of I-90. The eastbound lanes are about 500 feet above the campground and the westbound lanes are across the river again about 500 feet up. You can't see the traffic but you do hear it. Not bad but constant. If you have a site on the river, the sounds of the river may drown out all but the loudest vehicles. There is no dump station on site. The campground is very well maintained and would have been the perfect "10" with the natural beauty and recreational activities it offers but for the traffic noise. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I stayed here as a long term monthly tenant while I was working at the Snoqualmie Falls Dam. I stayed for over a year and have nothing but great things to say about Nor' West. I think it's $35/night but I paid per month. It's primarily monthly folk which makes for a quiet park. The park went through a complete revamp last spring with nice landscaping and each site has a storage shed. Showers and laundry are cleaned daily and grounds are also very clean. Would return if work brought me back here! Thanks guys! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
All back-in sites, full hookup and Wi-Fi was okay. We stayed here overnight and would have gone somewhere else if we hadn't been so tired. When we got there at 6:30pm, the site was occupied and the couple told us they had an arrangement to leave at 7pm. They were quickly loading but it was an inconvenience for both of us. We went on down the lane, assuming there was a way around or to turn around. There was no round about and a U-turn was difficult. Once we pulled into our overnight site, a loud obnoxious man came out of his apartment and hung up a sign saying "no campers". That was when we realized that our site was actually a driveway into the apt parking area so we had to disconnect, which we hadn't planned to do, to allow apt. renters to use their driveway. The camper on our other site was friendly and offered what help he could. Our site was the first on the left and if that is going to be your site, go somewhere else! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was just a place to spend the night along the way. It wasn't bad at all. Management was friendly and we felt secure and off the beaten path amongst the trees. There were a few long term shady looking units, but you could easily find a spot that wasn't next to one. It's a small park and for just a night or two to stay along the way or a place to stay and go hit the outlet mall it served it's purpose. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I consider Valley Camp a fortunate find. If you're tired of the same old jammed, plastic campgrounds, give this jewel a try. Only a half hour out of Seattle, Valley Camp is owned and operated by a nonprofit organization, generally appealing to groups as well as regular RVers, many of whom are long time users. This campground is well off the beaten path, about 6 miles from the small Washington town of North Bend. Quiet, peaceful, and uncrowded, Valley Camp is a prize if you like a mountain meadow, possibly shared with a herd of elk. There are sites for wilderness camping as well as sites with full (30 amp) electric, sewer and water. There is a bathhouse, although we didn't use it. The hosts treat you like old friends. Valley Camp has never endeavored to be a high profile campground, just a serenely peaceful retreat for the lucky few who find it. We camped here in a Motorhome.