Lovely park nestled in the forested area in an urban area. Sites were well spaced so you weren't on top of your neighbor, but tight turns getting into spaces. Spaces were level and quite long. Each site was rather secluded so that you felt you were in the forest. Site was hard pack earth, just like in the woods. Cell service was spotty, probably due the all the trees. Only drawback was a bit of a problem with fluctuating power--probably due to a large crowd there on Labor Day. Park had a nice swimming pool, play area, and even goats. There were hay rides in the evenings. Staff was EXTREMELY helpful and pleasant--helping us with a site --when we wanted to stay longer. This is a nice family park. We would stay here again--if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff here are fantastic! The park is beautiful with lots of trees and gives the impression that you are way off the beaten path. Restrooms were clean and showers hot! The kids loved the hay ride in the evening and loved to see the goats. I have already told friends if they are traveling through Washington they HAVE to stay here. Fantastic! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice place to stay when traveling through Washington on Hwy 5. We stayed in late September, so a sign on the office door says the office is closed for the winter season, and you do a self check-in. They also have a sister campground about a mile away, so they do make visits to this site. Paved roads with dirt sites and "lots" of trees. You can easily be totally hidden from the sun if you pick the right site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Heavily treed RV park & campground, some full service sites, some sites big rig friendly others very small and quite tight. Sites are reasonably level but are not graveled or paved. Interior roads are paved. Table and fire-pits. All fairly private, nice washroom & showers, pool, play area. Quiet. WiFi hot-spot only. Air TV but limited. Staff friendly and helpful. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is lovely with trees and nice, secluded sites. I was there off-season so the pool was closed, but the little goats and chickens were there. The park is easy-access from the interstate, but I didn't hear any road noise, and the owners/managers were really very nice and helpful. Really lovely weekend! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our motorhome is 36' and we had a little trouble with overhanging trees scraping the top and sides of the motorhome as we tried to navigate the very narrow access roads. Once at the site, backing in was very easy, but the site was far from being level. Lifted the rear as much as possible but to keep the rear tires on the ground the motorhome was still tail down. Lots of kids on bikes, so you really had to be careful driving in or out of campground. With the tall trees, satellite TV was out of the question and no wi-fi...had to use our hotspot. Staff was friendly, campground (and facilities) were clean and well kept. With the motorhome, I don't think I would use this campground again, but smaller motorhomes/5ers/travel trailers with families...this is a great spot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff at this campground is terrific! They were very accommodating and ensured we were happy with our space. The park is full of trees and very quiet. The roads are a bit narrow, and some sites would be difficult to park a trailer or rig greater than 25 feet, but they will work with you to find a site that works. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Located just outside of Tumwater, you are about 3 miles from Olympia. Stayed here for 11 days. The town of Tumwater has all the amenities and a great little farmers market. The campground is well treed, with a very friendly and helpful staff. The road to the campsites is narrow, with some lower hanging tree branches. Be patient and you will be fine. With the heavy tree cover, it gets dark! Be sure to have flashlight for walking to laundry facility or washrooms. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I was not impressed, no Wi-Fi when in the site, electricity went down when running A/C and ants everywhere in our site. Management friendly, but major upgrades needed. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 6 / 10 ]
While we loved the owners, we would not stay here again. The bathrooms weren't open yet, but we were not told that when we made reservations. While the park is scenic, with beautiful, mature evergreen trees, the sites are in desperate need of leveling, raking, and fresh gravel, making sites feel muddy and unkempt. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice park in a wooded setting (forget about satellite access here). It reminds us of a State or Federal park. The staff were very nice and helpful at check-in. The roadways are a bit narrow but we didn't have any problems getting to our site. The sites are large and well spaced. We had a full hook-up site and the 30 amp power was a bit on the lower end at a 110 volt with no draw. Running an air conditioner and the electric on the water heater caused the voltage to drop below 103 volt, kicking off my power protection. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We used this park as a stopover at the beginning of a Vancouver, BC to Anaheim trip. We liked it so much we stayed on our way back! The hosts of this park are very friendly and helpful. It is rare to see people who seem to so genuinely care that you are enjoying your stay. The site is heavily treed and although it is very close to the I-5, you don't hear it due to the enormous trees everywhere. Highly reccommended!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a lovely, wooded park with large sites that have plenty of shrubs/trees to offer privacy. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The park has a huge back lawn area which is great for walking dogs. This is a campground that would appeal to RVers who want a little wilderness around them, as opposed to lots of cement and manicured lawns. It's just 3 miles from "civilization" (shopping) yet it feels remote. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a lovely RV campground with long pads surrounded by bushes under a wide variety of trees. It is precisely the way RV parks SHOULD be laid out and is very reasonably priced. The family owners are working hard to prepare the campground for the summer, cleaning everything up. I did check out the laundry room and it had nasty old carpet/furniture/smell and most of the dryers weren't working, so I would not use it. That is definitely one thing that keeps this park from getting a "10" rating, but I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a wonderful park, just far enough off the I-5 to be quiet, but close enough to be handy for getting to Olympia. The sites are spacious, in a beautiful woodland setting, and quite private from the other sites. When they laid out this place out, they obviously made a conscious choice to opt for beautiful spaces over MORE spaces. It's a place designed by campers, for campers. The office staff (owners) are about the nicest people you could ever meet. It is obvious they are doing something they enjoy, and it shows in their attitude. In almost a year on the road, this is the nicest woodland park we have stayed in. There is an organic composting operation beside the park, but in the four days and nights we were here, we had no issues with noise or smell. We would come back here, or send people here, with NO hesitation. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground stinks: literally. If its not pouring rain with some campsites under water, the mud starts to dry out and smells of dog waste. There is also a smell that I think comes from the septic system that you can smell through most of the top half of this small park. The supposed gravel sites haven't seen gravel since probably 1970's. The trees also drop some sort of sap on your rig. There is no internet at the sites; you have to go to their run down laundry room. I only give them 3 points because the staff is extremely friendly, and there is a pool that appeared to be cleaned daily; otherwise I would give it a zero. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the type of park we really love to be in with a motorhome. It feels like you are really camping with big trees all around, fire pits in all the sites, and un-paved pull in's (the roads through the site are all paved). We really loved the animals on site that our little one could feed herself. We were here in the off season before they were technically open (I.e. The pool was closed and there were no free hayrides running) but we could imagine in-season it would be even more fun for the kids and the staff were fantastic. We really feel bad 'only' giving the site an 8 but the site is starting to feel a little run down. The sign out front made us question if they were even open anymore and the playground and other buildings are showing a lot of age. Laundry machines are 24 hours but the machines are getting pretty old and slow. Wi-fi is only at the main building and very close in sites. If you want to feel like you left the city and found something more 'camping classic', you won't go wrong here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I'd say this campground is fairly close to perfect. We camped here in March and so it rained nearly the entire time. But when it wasn't raining we were able to take walks and enjoy the lovely, lush surroundings. The sites are fairly level, but not paved, and easy to back into. We were in a full hookup site, and it was surrounded by large trees and bushes. Very private setting. The campground hosts were kind and accommodating, even though it was off-season. The campground has a large field for the kids to play in with goats!! Our kids had a great time even though the pool was closed due to weather. Would be amazing in summer. Bring DVD's as the cable/TV signal was non-existent. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed there overnite and I will share my comments both good and bad. First of all this is a great campground for families. It is woodsy, with allot of trails for kids to run wild and play hide and seek. The bathrooms and showers were clean. For the matured travelers like ourselves who have done the family camping trips and like the luxury of modern technology this is not one you would enjoy. The campsites most of them are all back ins. The sites with a sewer hookup are very limited I only saw one visible as I drove by the sites but most of the sites just had water and electric. It does not have a WIFI connection as listed when I researched it prior to going there. I was told that they what they call Hot Spots connection that allows you to connect to the internet depending on how close you are to the office but there in on guarantee of that. If you have an older satellite system you will not pick up a signal because of the trees and there is no cable hookups. Also, beware of the poison ivy and oak that surround the campsites. Everyone has their own likes and dislikes in what they call camping. I hope my comments will be a helpful resource for those like myself who are on the road and looking for a site to stay a nite or longer. My final comment is that the staff are very helpful and nice as a prior comments have said. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
A really nice park. Nicely treed!! We would come back here. In fact, we tried but they were booked. The staff were very nice. The pool looked nice although I did not swim in in. Nice large grassy field in the back for kids to play. We camped here in a Motorhome.
After camping at this site for the July 4th weekend, I had to post a review. Firstly, I was HIGHLY impressed with their sweet and wonderful staff. For me, being a person used to city life, and wanting an outdoor's experience, this camp site served me very well! What stands out most in my mind is that their bathroom and toilet facilities were SUPERBLY clean. This made mine and my family's 3 day stay absolutely enjoyable!! Their campground has a wonderful park for the kids to run around in and their swimming pool was also most enjoyable. Thanks to eveyone there for making our stay an enjoyable one!! We camped here in a Tent.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Wow. It is hard to believe that this is so close to the I-5. It was like camping in the middle of the woods (and I mean that in a good way). The long previous post pretty much covers the other details. I'll add that the kids loved the big park/field and the restrooms look like they have had a recent renewal (they are immaculate!). We would definitely come back for a longer stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wow, I feel like I'm in a state park with lots of trees; can't believe this is a privately owned campground. If you travel with a cat, the cat will be greatly entertained watching all the squirrels running around. During the off season (Labor Day - Memorial Day), this campground is technically closed (no pool or showers), but they do allow self check-in as long as you are "fully contained." I got lucky, and one of the owners was doing some chores, and she checked me in. The price I am showing is the price before discounts. The park doesn't accept Good Sam but does take AAA Motor Club. If you use the discount, it's cash only. You can choose from (1) full hook up, (2) water and electric only, and (3) "no hook up." Tents are allowed to use the water and electric sites, but not the full hook up sites. The sites are back-in and quite roomy, to include a picnic table and a nice fire ring. However, as another reviewer posted, backing in from the roadway is somewhat tricky for some of the sites. I was in Site #7 on the left side of the roadway. It took me about three tries to back in. For Site #7, I had to back around about a 45 degree angle. It would have been easier if I were going the OTHER direction on the road, but it's a one way and you are only allowed to go that way. The site across from me would have been easier to back into. The owner indicated that Wi-Fi is best accessed if you are close to the office, and she did her best to get me a good Wi-Fi site. However, the Wi-Fi was still slow. If you go to the laundry room, the Wi-Fi will work much faster. There is no cable; you have to use your antenna (or hope your satellite can work amidst all the trees!!!), and the channels will be a bit snowy. The park sells propane, always a plus. There are two pay phones in case your cell phone doesn't work. The laundry area is adequate, to include a couple of nice upholstered easy chairs to do some reading. Laundry prices as of this writing are $1.25 for wash and $1 for dry, about what you would expect. The owners are very proud of this park, and work very hard to keep this a "campground" (that happens to have hookups) and not an RV park. One thing to note: if you happen to walk somewhere (like the laundry room) right before dark, make sure you have a flashlight, as once it's dark, it's DARK! I went to the laundry room right before dark, and when I came out, I had to "feel" my way back to my campsite. The only negative comment I have is that I felt the sewer connection was a little too close to the water connection. I recommend not connecting your sewer hose until you are ready to leave and have packed up everything else. This is a great, peaceful place to stop for one or two nights on your travels north or south on Interstate 5, or is a great "destination" park for families. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park was packed when we were here and they were hosting a car show too. Most of the sites looked roomy, but we were in the middle of three sites jammed very closely together even though I had made reservations a month or more in advance. We were jammed close enough that the constant cigarette smoke from the neighbors was always wafting into our site. Choose your spot carefully. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older park with tall trees throughout. The check-in was fast and very friendly. The sites are not particularly level but livable. WiFi was acceptable but only usable for sites near the office. We only stayed here one night on our way south but seems quiet and would be a park for kids as they were many using the pool. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is easy access from I-5, is picturesque and heavily wooded. As others have commented, it is unlike most RV campgrounds. The site are very spacious and isolated from adjacent sites mainly because it is not laid out like a grid. The downsides are, that it does not offer 50 amp service (which was a challenge when the weather outside was in the mid 90s), no wireless internet nor cable TV, and trees blocked satellite reception. It was challenging to park a 40 feet RV but should be easily accessible for smaller RVs. Others have noted that this is a good campground for children -- however, all of the playground equipment were very old and none of it suitable for our 4 year old son. This is a very unique property and with some updates of their hook-up and electrical service, this could be a first-rate campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is truly a campground and not an RV park. Each site is spacious with full hook-ups, but in the dense forest. This park was so quiet, I wondered if we were the only people there! Kind of a rustic feel to the campground, so it probably wouldn't suit those who like the 1st class, concrete pad, pull thru places. Easy access off the I-5 but no highway noise at all. There's tons for kids to do: a pool, hay rides, a paved riding track, a farm with two cute goats, some ducks and chickens, a rec hall and a covered picnic pavilion. It's really a resort RV park disguised as a campground (or is it the other way around?). We'll gladly be coming back here. My only complaint is Wi-Fi is not that easily accessible. I had something to look-up on-line and the lady in the office came to my site to give me the info after she looked it up on her computer. Now, that's service! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is without a doubt the prettiest non-public RV Park we have ever stayed at: well separated, heavily wooded, beautiful sites. We arrived right after the annual blue-grass festival in early September, right after the park had officially "closed" for the season. This park is run by the same folks who run Olympia Campground, a mile up the road, and they were VERY helpful and accommodating. There are a very limited number of sites in both parks where you can site an Internet or TV satellite dish, but they know which ones they are. The broadcast TV reception is terrible, but that is not the fault of the park. There were two goats (Bonnie and Clyde) in a fenced area on the property and evidently lots of family activities during the regular season. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice family campground. Pleanty of activities for kids to do. Close to I-5. Most of the campground is very shaded by tall trees. The sites had picnic tables and fire pits. Sites can be a little tight with all the trees around. We couldn't setup our awning, but it didn't matter since it was so shaded anyway. No cable TV, antenna only picked up a couple of channels, and satellite probably wouldn't work with all the trees around. Then again, you should be playing outside anyway. :-) If you have kids, they will have a good time. Nice playground and pool area. There are 3-wheel and bike rentals. There are hayrides at night as well as movies in the clubhouse. If you don't like kids or noise, this is not the place to be. You will get some traffic noise from I-5, but that never bothered me. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The site for AOR members were two linked sites, I doubt that I could have gotten out if another rig pulled in. The main problem was the noise, trains ran all night, you would have sworn that they were coming through the middle of your campsite. There appear to be only 16 sites for non-owners. The loop is not made for anything much over 32' looking at the trees on some of the tight corners you could see where there had been collisions. We crossed this campground off our list. This is one lake that should remain lost. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Membership park - they were down right rude to those using C2C, RPI, or AOR to camp. Regulated to a small area, not allowed to use most of the facilities as those are for members who BUY their spots. Railroad train is not only LOUD, but runs by every 1/2 hour. Stayed 3 days and could not take it any longer and left ahead of time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
C2C and AOR spots are close to RR Tracks. Only some sites can get free WiFi. No cable and too heavy treed for satellite service. 24hr security gate. Fitness room equipment broken. Nice pool - small hot tub. Limited laundry (2 W/D). Would use again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate includes on-line reservation fee. There are plenty of big trees making the access road is a little tight for big rigs, but it is passable with care. Spaces 203 through 211 are under big trees making satellite reception difficult. Spaces 212 through 238 are mostly in a clear open area. Spaces are gravel. Spaces closer together than we have experienced in state parks in other states. AT&T signal adequate for voice calls. The park is served by two cell sites – one LTE and the other 4G. If you can link up to the LTE site, data works great. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects limited income senior pass. An old CCC park but still nice. As the weather was gloomy and cold, I chose to stay in the hookup area, which is like a parking lot, with paved, level sites with water and electric but no privacy. There is grass between the sites and picnic tables. The woodsy sites were more attractive-looking but perhaps not very level. Great trail system affording a nice, long, but easy hike. Didn't use the restrooms. Would return but would choose to stay in the no-hookup area with more seclusion and scenery. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very pleasant park fairly close (about 15 minutes) from Interstate 5, so a good stop-over park for a night or two. The hook-up sites (water and electric) are in a cleared area. There are a few sites with enough view of the sky to get satellite, but only a few. The sites are large and easy to maneuver. Even though it is not far from the Interstate, neither our Verizon phone nor MiFi worked – not a strong enough signal. We had to drive almost all of the way back to the Interstate to get service. There is a camp host who was very helpful and friendly. It is nice and dark and quiet at night, so some good sleeping. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful Park! We're new to camping and had the most wonderful time. We're early in the year, so not many people camped in the park. Very quiet, lots of room and good play areas for the kids. We will definitely visit again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 4 / 10 ]
This is a camping experience, not an RV park. No TV or internet service available. Sites are nice, large, some pull-through. A few were flooded in places when we were there since it had rained recently. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There are 120 tent spaces and 48 utility spaces. The rate shown is the rate for utility spots. Some are pull through, and some are back-in. The "standard" (tent only) spaces are limited to 35 feet due to the park's tight, narrow roadways in the standard campsite section. Most of the utility spots at this state park are on paved asphalt pads. The paved pads, which are relatively level, are all "out in the open" with the pull-throughs in the center. There are a few utility spots among the trees, but those are on gravel/dirt. The "standard" spots are on dirt among the trees. Although the utility sites don't have a "defined" tent area, you could squeeze a very small tent in. This state park specifically has a rule that allows only one RV/trailer per spot. I don't know if this applies to tents. Each camping spot (to include the "standard" spots) has a fire ring and picnic table. The picnic tables appear to be made from recycled material that is pretty rugged and long lasting. To use the restrooms/shower area, you need tokens to get in the door. At state parks, I usually use my own facilities, so I didn't check the conditions of the restrooms and showers. Television reception is fuzzy via antenna if you don't have a satellite, even if you have an HD TV. There is a pay phone available if your cell phone doesn't get a signal. During the winter, the water faucets are winterized and not available for use. During winter, the only place to get potable water is near the RV dump station. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have camped here many times and enjoy Millersylvania. I do have to say the only drawback is the small aircraft that fly over from time to time... I find the hosts very friendly and helpful. Bathrooms are always clean, lots of trails to walk on and dog friendly. I go usually after the camping season is over and find it very serene and quiet. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The site was okay. Nice little hikes around and lake access. Lake is somewhat dark / dirty. Close proximity with some tent sights exposed to others. If you are lucky you can find some shaded / private tent sites. I went there spur of the moment and got a great spot (didn't have to rely on reservation). We camped here in a Tent.
[ 5 / 10 ]
We checked for full hookup sites in "Washington State Campgrounds" Millersylvania name came up. After pulling in late in the evening we found out that the water was turned off to the sites for the winter. Would of been nice if the web site would of said something to that fact. Luckly the water in the restrooms was still on, we were able to fill all pots for washing and flushing the toilet. The lake looks full of lake grass, unless it is cleaned up during the summer I doubt we'd let our son swim in it. Looks to be a place reservation would be a must in the summer time.
We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We made reservations for this park with 50 amp full hook up. When we got there a young man put us in site 5. We did not check before setting up but the electric was only 30 amp. When we went back to the office there was an older man and he said he did not have a 50 amp available. When we said that we had made reservations for 50 amp he became very abusive and told me to get my rig out of his campground. This campground sits just below the freeway and is jam in with maybe a 5 ft space between campers. I would not recommend this place to my worse enemy. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Reviewed this park back in September 2011. Nothing changed. Road noise is still bad. Verizon is 4 bars. We stay here each year because it is convenient to I-5 and the surrounding area. We always get "B" because it has 50 amp with full hookups. Staying here for a week this time. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are staying here for a week. It is right by Hwy 5 and you sure can hear the traffic! The location is great for an off the road overnight stop. It is mainly filled with long term people but they do have some empties for overnights. The water pressure is around 50 psi without having to use a reducer. Most sites have 30 amp but we are in "B" with 50 amp service. Not much to choose from in the area so an OK spot for a few days. Would stay here again if passing through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I did not find a nice park in the area and stopped here. An overnight. 6 miles south west of Ft Lewis. Most RVs are full time. Many work at Ft Lewis. All gravel. I-5 noise is considerable. pricey for what is provided. I will not stay here again. Exit 114 of I-5. No trees, poor landscaping. Good 50 amp on about 10 sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not a good park for RV's. Had to share patio. Sites are too crowded. Not a good experience for us anfd glad we only stayed 2 nights. Probably a good park for tent camping in the back of the park. Very pretty grounds. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground has a lot of potential, unfortunately there are too many people just living in the park. These renters have their things stacked up, which detracts from other sites. The spaces are so close together your slide out will actually touch your neighbor. While the sites are unpaved and level, they are not big rig friendly. There is a pool, but no TV reception. The Wi-Fi does not work as advertised. We stayed in a 39' RV and will not be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For us it was another return visit. Friendly owners, helpful. Park road is paved, not very wide and longer rigs have to watch out. Sites are left-right interchanged and on dirt, some have gravel and all have plenty of pine needles. Sites are very long but narrow, and there are trees too. Slideouts are OK, awnings can work on certain sites. Satellite dish will work on sites 1 - 4, the others are too much in the trees. Hookups are dated but working. Wi-Fi works as long as you are close to the office. Restrooms are clean, tiled floor, standard separations. It is convenient for us visiting our friends and we will return again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice small park just south of Olympia. Its supper clean, well maintained, nicely landscaped and set amongst some old growth pines. It’s also in close proximity to a Walmart, Costco, grocery stores etc. However, the main drawback is that it’s a former KOA and like older KOAs it’s VERY tight and a lot of the pull-throughs are very close together. You park in opposite directions and the slides on the rig next to me are about 2 foot from mine. There is no cable and for some reason you can’t pick up the major TV stations over the air. The office also serves as a Texaco gas station and convenience store. The 30 amp is a light 30 amp. The back end of the park is heavy forested and is pretty much for tenters and really small rigs. Not a lot can be done about how the park was laid out, but they need to rock the pads. When it rains you end up with mud and pine needles in you rig. Putting in 50 amp would also help to make it a great park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great CG for visiting the area. Behind a gas station, but very quiet. Dry camping area way in the back is like being in the woods miles from any town. Were it not for a little highway noise and air traffic noise by day, you would never know. WI-FI further than sites closest to the office is very spotty to non existent. Sites are a tad close, but the area with utilities is not exactly a destination for RVs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nicely kept park and very quiet except for occasional low flying planes from a nearby airport. Lots of tall pine trees. I would have appreciated cable as there are very few over the air channels available. We were in site 10, far from the office and the WiFi was not very good. The signal was okay, but it kept going up and down. I used my own Verizon MiFi. Sites are a bit close together. There is a weak 4G Verizon signal here and phone calls weren't always clear. Park is in a decent location and not too far from the capitol in Olympia. It is also near a place called Wolfhaven, a wolf sanctuary and worth a visit. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the air at the gas station in front is free to use. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful trees in this campground. WiFi worked great (we were right behind the office). No TV cable hook-ups but great wooded area to meander in. Close to downtown Olympia (State capital, Japanese gardens, Tumwater Falls Park). Very nice staff who was happy to give directions to tourist sites. Quiet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It was our 3rd stay at this park (4 nights), always in winter. The roads are paved, sites are on gravel and you might need a board or two to level, nothing major though. The sites are left-right interchanged and pretty narrow. I didn't have a problem with my slideout but no chance for the awning, the trees were too close. The hookups are dated but still working, 30 amps only and no cable TV. The WiFi worked o.k. but we were on site #3 pretty close to the office. I setup my satellite dish and got a very good signal, but my sat tripod was on the picnic table. Any site further away from the office is way more in the trees and therefore no sat signal. The restrooms were clean and had very nice tile floors. The shower is a fiberglass one-piece unit (perfect) but the changing room is a little bit small and should have more than 1 hook. As the whole park is under tall trees (very nice), there are millions and millions of pine, fir and other needles covering the ground and you will get them anywhere! It was raining heavily on our last 2 days and there were plenty of water puddles, some deeper than others and we tracked dirt everywhere. That is what you get when you want to be as close to nature as possible. The noise from the distant highway was slightly heard, but almost nothing from the close by airport. We will return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Lots of shade so 30 amp was enough - we didn't need AC. Dirt sites that are tight. WiFi worked ok but signal was weak in parts of the campground. The game room doesn't have much to recommend it. Near airport but only heard planes when outside and not very often. Quiet and peaceful when walking the dog at night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was probably our 4th stay here. Great campsite for peace and quiet. Not a lot of kids like their Heritage site but still enough for them to have fun. Bathrooms are always clean and the pool is fun for the kids. There are 3 unofficial areas in the park, the front is for bigger rigs and coaches, the middle is for smaller units or people wanting power and water and the rear loop is more for tenting. I think the rear washrooms are now closed and they have porta-potties but the front washrooms are still spotless! Staff at the gas station/store have always been friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
No TV. Sites were dirt so be careful tracking in dirt. Only 30 amp available but was ok because it was cool. The site was level if you positioned correctly. Roads tight for big rig. Site was long enough but side by side. Your neighbor needs to be all the forward. Water pressure low. Nice pool. Wi-Fi in the main building. Management nice. Showers were the best, could use more hooks. Quiet park with one airplane fly over. Stayed a week for sight seeing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Cold and rainy tonight, so the park is soggy and muddy. Very accommodating hosts, however, and spotless restrooms compensate for a park that's seen its better days. Sites are gravel/dirt with some patches of brave and enduring grass here and there. If you're accustomed to perfectly flat concrete pads, you won't appreciate leveling your rig fore and aft and sideways as well. That said we have no major complaints--and relish the almost surreal quiet of Oly CG. We'd certainly stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed for 4 nights and would come back if again in the same area. The restrooms were clean, not super clean, the tiled floors were nice but I would have liked the shower cubicles to be bigger to have more room to dress. Additionally, instead of just 1 hook several hooks would be nice. The sites were more or less level, on dirt and as mentioned earlier, the buddy sites are really close together. We stayed here in November and the fir needles on the floor were about 1/2 inch thick. Nothing wrong with that, but whatever you do, you will bring a good part of it into your RV. The Wi-Fi was working great and the hookups were ok too, even though a little bit dated, at least everything worked. No cable TV though. Being outside you could hear the train going by, but not inside. The same goes for the I-5. Every once in a while we heard an airplane, but nothing major. There were some seasonal guests too but NOT that many to influence the overall picture. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Overall, not a bad place to stay. The potential here for a great campground is here, but the owners just do not have the ability to make it great. As stated on the site, the campground check-in is at the gas station in the front and the campground is around back. I think the same owners run the American Heritage Campground. The RV sites at this campground are buddy sites for the most part. They are close and you better be friendly due to your neighbor being so close. Some back in sites are single and I would prefer them to the buddy. The campground was quiet except for a few planes flying so some small airport(?). Hookups were easy and the sites are tree covered for the most part. The sites are also fairly level, dirt or grass covered. The lady at check-in was very nice and helpful. She walked us to the site which is the reason they can be difficult to get ahold of on the phone. The pool was still closed at this time due to lack of money to heat it. It was a little cold when we stayed, so that would have been needed. The lady at the front desk almost seemed to offer the American Heritage pool to me when we checked in, but did not really push the offer. The tent camping on the back loop looked awsome. I think they had it best when it came to sites (their restrooms were closed, inserted were a couple of port a potties). We rode bikes a lot here around the campground and my kids played on the playset. It was easy access from and to I-5 and far enough away that you could not hear it. It was however a little strange going through the farm areas to get there. Just up the freeway is a major box food store, a regular grocery store, and a new Walmart going in. I would stay here again if needed, but would pick my site before driving around to the actual campground. Some corners could be a little tight for really big rigs. I think next time I would choose a back in site or the buddy site I had with the big dirt pile in the buddy portion of the site. Be safe out there and enjoy. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a super pet-friendly park and has really wonderful tent sites located in the back of the park in the woods. We needed a pull-through site due to the length of our rig (over 40 feet), and they are located at the front of the park under huge Douglas fir trees. Because we were there in November, there were only about 4 other RVs there, so we had 2 or 3 empty spaces on each side of us, which was great. The pull-throughs are quite close together and have no privacy because the big fir trees have been limbed quite high, and there is no other landscaping until you get back to the tent sites, which are very private and separated with natural vegetation of salal, etc. We really enjoyed this campground with our big dogs, but some people may not have liked the fact that the sites were quite wet with all the rain, and there were a myriad of fir needles on the ground everywhere, which did end up getting in the RV regardless of door mats, boot-wipers, etc. The washrooms are coded-entry and were very clean with good shower facilities. There is a small store with a gas/diesel bar and propane available, as well as free Wi-Fi. We would definitely stay here again. The rate includes the state tax. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is close enough to the interstate, but the nights are quiet enough for sleeping. We heard a few helicopters the first night around 10:30, but none later. Wi-Fi is available at your site. If this park was full, you would be very close to your neighbors. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground received and "8" purely for location. However, there are lots of trees and it is an easy off I-5. They have a laundry and a pool, no cable TV. The sites are very close together and there aren't very many. You check in at the gas station. We camped here in a Motorhome.
From the first phone call I knew this would be a terrific place. It's convenient off the highway and in a wooded area. It feels like camping should feel except we're in a 40' motorhome. Nice thing about this park is that it is quiet and laid back, propane and diesel is available on site, store is well stocked (great ice cream selection). Easy pull in and space to maneuver a large rig and toad. Check in was fun and the camp hosts were great. Wish we had more time to spend in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is the daily rate for a FHU 30 amp pull-thru site. Park is in a wooded setting and has both RV and tent sites. Because of the trees, a portable dish was needed to receive a satellite signal, and this was limited to just a few sites. This is an older park with somewhat narrow roads and sites, but is a nice, and very low key place to overnight. Park in front of the Texaco station to register. Reasonable priced gas, diesel and propane available. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nicely treed. Quiet. We could not get into American Heritage Campground close by. This is actually owned by the same people as American Heritage. There are cable plug-ins there but there is no cable. Friendly staff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spent 2 nights here midweek and the park was very quiet except for the campers in the tent area. Some arguing going on between a couple. Highway noise is noticeable day and night but not so loud that you were disturbed in your sleep. Woke up on the morning we were to depart and found everything soaked from the dew. Took quite a while to get the dirt swept off of our mat and our shoes were caked with dirt. Hubby didn't know he had dirt on the soles of his shoes and it ended up on the carpet. The pool was very nice and clean and the staff was very friendly. The park office is in the gas station which carries propane and diesel. Costco and a new Trader Joe's nearby. Don't expect to get your satellite in, too many beautiful trees. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great place, easy to get to and you feel like you are miles from the Big City. The people are very friendly and the store has books and videos to buy very cheap. It is a clean park you can tell they work hard to keep it up. Some spots are close but if you can get a spot in the back of the camp they are very private. It is does not look like they use them, we asked for the most remote spot and they put us right up front, not sure why. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Let's face it...it's not fancy. Due to lack of rain, was a little dusty. There are no paved pads. We got the only satellite-friendly site (next to pool), and had good reception. Negatives aside, this is a very beautiful location in tall trees. The management is VERY friendly and efficient. This place oozes a sense of relaxing calm. We would happily stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The people that work here were supper friendly and helpful. They need to cut back the brush: I almost couldn't open the door on my truck. You would never know that you are only a few minutes from downtown Olympia. I would camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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Wow, a woodsy campground to make you feel like you are "away from it all" yet close to a city. The owners, who also own American Heritage Campground, work very hard to keep this like a "campground" (that happens to have hookups) and not an RV park. I had site #14. The good news on that site is that if you are lucky, you might get the Wifi (it faded in and out). The bad news on that site is that if it rains, you get the fun of digging your sewer hose out of a "lake" that will form under your RV (but the electrical post was high enough to not be a problem). But to get the experience of being in a lovely wooded site such as this, I'm willing to make that sacrifice! All RV sites are pull-through, but they are "side by side." The "evens" pull in one direction, the "odds" pull in the other direction. Because of this, the RV electric spots are somewhat close together, not bad, just somewhat. Slide outs are ok, though. Lots of "big rigs" pulled in the night I stayed there. The spots are in dirt and aren't very level. I have hydraulic stabilizing jacks, and I think I hit the limit on one of them as to how far the jacks can be extended. Further, Site #14 had a pine tree which prevented me from putting my awning out. It was also fall, and some of the smaller "decorative leaf" trees in the landscaping were in full color, making it just beautiful despite the rain that occurred while I was there. If you want to use the WiFi, you go in the office building. There is no cable. I had difficulty pulling in TV stations, even the digital ones, via antenna. I'm not sure how satellites work here. The showers and restrooms were fairly clean. The laundry room was in the main building with the rec room, which had a pool table, and other tables where customers were busy using the WiFi. Laundry was $1.75 to wash, and 25 cents for increments of 10 minutes to dry. This seems expensive but the washers were large capacity top loaders, and the dryers were the large type you see in laundromats. The park has a gas station and a propane station. The main building, which also has a small store, appeared to be a "folksy drop in" center, and I had a great time just talking to people that "dropped in." This campground is a great place for an overnight, or to "get away from it all" for a few days. The only thing I didn't like about this campground is the route my GPS unit "suggested" to get here. I came in off WA State Highway 8 from the west. My GPS unit routed me through a semi residential/semi strip mall area, which wasn't conducive to RV's. I had to make a lot of "tight" turns and I swear I scraped a tire against the curb on one of those turns. There has got to be an easier way to get to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There is lots of dirt, mud and pine needles in the Fall. It is an older park, friendly staff, easy to find from the interstate. There is minimal highway and road noise. The paved roads are narrow, sites are mud or dirt. This park has a seasonal pool, convenience store, fuel station (gas, diesel, propane, air, and water). It is definitely a short-stay place, unless you prefer 1970's RV parks. Tall trees makes it exciting to find the right satellite; ask for a site on the east border of the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park with pull-throughs in the front area (big rig) and back-ins in the back part..Does need a bit of upgrading and does have some full-timers,but neat..The big trees make it like a state or NP cg. NO road noise from the freeway, near the airport tho and it is pretty easy to get too..It is the best park for traveling around the Olympia area.. All employees were very helpful and the owner loaned me a bucket of hot water to thaw out the faucets so I could fill my onboard tank because the temp never got above 28...BD. Have stayed there several times and will again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Not a bad campground heavily wooded which means that not a lot of grass in some sites but that goes with the territory. Unlike reviewed earlier some sites are pull throughs and I saw up to 42' rigs their I had no trouble with my 40' rig, these are all in the front section. I also saw very few seasonal campers. Road noise from I-5 was minimal, I am a light sleeper and had no issues with it. I would use this campground again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I would rate this higher if the sites were more level. It's an old KOA that need more rehabbing...It is quiet with big trees and has full hu, partial and no hu sites. Some of the park road is paved and the back part isn't. Has a full gas station, convience store, game room with cable tv, propane and a dump site. I would use it again...BD..The only real problem was setting up in a 4" rainstorm and
the resulting lakes. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park like setting along the river and off the highway but frequent trains pass nearby. Staff was friendly at check in. Some permanent residents but doesn't have too much of a trailer park ambiance. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice clean campground with a brand new restroom-shower-laundry facility. Tent sites on the river. Awesome Salmon fishing included. Friendly staff w/security checks. Under new management. Would definitely go back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Huge number of permanent and semi permanent sites. 10 pull thru sites for overnight, 10+ more back-ins. Water and 50 amps at our site, cable TV listed, but not available at our site. Dump station nearby. Some paved interior roads, some gravel. Gravel sites, grass in between. $10 additional pet charge, $6 additional guest vehicle. Lots of rules, seem to be not enforced for the permanent residents. There is a one-way tunnel prior to the entrance; it has a 14' clearance. It was convenient for our purpose, but I would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price very reasonable. At first look it appears to be an old drive in Movie Theater. Staff is friendly and helpful. Hook ups are all in the rear of our 5th wheel; we did not hook up sewer for 2 nights and when leaving dumped at their dump easily. There is a large grassy area which also appears to be storage for many Airstreams. Park was fairly empty; understood it was going to be full the following week fine for us. Good location for Rainer and Olympia. Great Cabalas in Olympia; you have to check out. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Basically a gravel lot with hook-ups. We were after hours arrival. Payment by check only (No CC). Needed to ask another camper for password for WiFi as flyer did not have the info. Quick in and out which was Ok since we were late to arrive and early to leave. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here a few days while friends were visiting in Lacey. The park is in a quiet residential neighborhood close to shopping, gas stations, etc. It is basically a large gravel parking lot with hook ups located in the rear of the site. We stayed in a couple of short pull-thrus under some large trees next to the office. (I think there were only 3 or 4 pull thrus.) The staff members were pleasant. The park is clean and well maintained, all hook ups worked well. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is basically a parking lot. It has the basic amenities and we were able to run the dogs off leash in the neighbouring field. It's quiet and close to a shopping and the fairgrounds. It's an Airstream club park but nonmembers are allowed to park here. It was close to the location of a seminar I was attending. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We almost didn't stay here due to some ratings. However, we wanted to be close to visit family at Fort Lewis and took a chance. This is a great park for being close to the base. They don't have 50 amp, but temperatures allowed us to manage our electric use on the available 30 amp supply. We are self-contained, we do not use restrooms at any park, as we prefer our own facilities. That said, this park does not have restroom facilities or laundry available. We have our own washer/dryer, and it is close enough to town to locate laundry facilities, if needed. There are sites that are level and some that slope slightly. There is one site that is partly shaded. The rate provided is a 15% discounted rate for Escapees Members, which makes this one of the best values including tax, anywhere in this area. The Staff are friendly, helpful and welcoming. WiFi did not reach our site, but we provide our own internet access. We are extending our stay, and will return when visiting family in the future. A very clean and quiet park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good for a one or two night stop-over when travelling. Positives are quiet at night, lots of room, great park and dog run, decent Wi-Fi, security gate, friendly staff, close to shopping, restaurants and services, easy access to and from I-5, least expensive in the area, clean washrooms. Negatives are gravel and uneven sites, no cable TV, very poor roof top antenna TV, bathrooms locked from 8:30 PM until 9:00 AM (while we were there), no showers, and the whole RV area is just a big gravel parking lot with no shade trees. Yes, we would stay here again while traveling because of the positives. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The rate is for non Airstream RVers. The very friendly staff prepared us well for our late arrival, including gate code and WiFi password. The park is basically a large parking lot with no greens inside. All sites are compacted gravel, which was surprisingly soft and unlevel. However, backing in was no problem, lots of room to maneuver. Hookups are in the back. WiFi worked well. Pretty quiet during the night but traffic on Steilacoom Road picked up around 6 am. We would come back for an overnight stay when traveling through the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here 3 times over a month, Great location. Park is being upgraded, WI-FI is working, Verizon, No Cable - very little over the air reception. Close to Costco, Walmart, Cabelas, etc. Large grass area for pets. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Until recently this park was for AirStream owners only. They have opened it to all RV'ers. You can stay for 2 weeks and a max of a month during any year. Great clubhouse, close to Olympia's attractions, not too pricey. It is one huge gravel parking lot with hook-ups, no landscaping, no pull-throughs, poor 30 amp - my electricity went out once. No online reservations but can phone or email. There is space for 160 rigs but there were at most 25 in the park while I was there. The park is located in Lacey but their address is 9101 Steilacoom Road SE, Olympia, WA 98513. I wish there was a better park in the area. I may stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.