Gate locked when we arrived at 8 and was met by an obnoxious host. He was very grumpy and abrasive demanded cash only and charged us extra for not having a reservation even though there were at least ten empty spots even upon us leaving the next day. The park setting was great, could use some maintenance but the manager left a bad taste so we were unable to enjoy the place and left asap. Other RV Guests were friendly however and made comments about the managers attitude. Nice place but I would wait until he is replaced before making the effort to visit here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sadly neglected little park on a nice little lake. Sites are tight. 18" tall weeds surrounding the sewer/water and electrical made it difficult to access. No picnic tables at sites. No parking of tow vehicle at site. No cable although they are expecting to get cable in the near future. Good Wi-Fi access. Gravel with very small concrete 'patios'. Tiny little area for wading in lake. Not kid friendly at all. Lots of permanents. The one next to us was about 30 yrs old! Nice laundry area. Not our first choice by any stretch of the imagination but limited choices in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
First impression was this campground needed some work. The site was a little difficult to get into - we had a back-in spot but prefer a pull-through. The pull-throughs were being updated for a reason that become obvious - an Airstream convention was held over the weekend. The lake was awesome. Moved the motorhome a couple of feet after a couple of days just to get a better view! The lake was great for swimming. Staff was very friendly. The dog run was taken down. Don't know if they are rebuilding, but there is plenty of places to take pets. There was some other construction going on as well. Lake Goodwin is beautiful - we'll be back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small park on Puget Sound Waterfront site. No waterfront campsites. One restroom for the park. Water at spigots in 3-4 locations around park. Electric connections are located such that at back-in sites electric is on the left, while pull through sites electric is on the right. This is the reverse of all campgrounds we have ever been to. If you select this park, bring very long extra extension cords. Excellent park for tents. Some Yurts are available. Park ranger service is inattentive due to budget cuts. Camp host was not visibly present. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice county park. The rangers patrol regularly and make sure everything is as it should be. The sites are very spacious and there are a lot of trees to provide shade. The water is a short but rigorous hike downhill where there is a very nice park for walking the dog or sitting by the shore. The beach is rocky. Overall we enjoyed this campground very much. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice County park. This is a publicly owned park and campground. No alcohol is allowed in the campground or the park at all and is clearly posted but having a beer in a unmarked cup won't get you thrown out. Getting loud might get you thrown out because that's when they come to see if you have been drinking. I've camped here more then a few times and the sites are well spaced and secluded. More then half the sites are pull thru. All have electricity hookups but no water or sewer. Water is available out common use spigots so you can fill your fresh water tank easily. The nearest dump station is about 5 miles away at Lake Goodwin State park. The campground is VERY clean and quiet. Well maintained and a trail down to the bay is located within the campground. Some campsites have a view of the water but most don't due to the dense foliage and trees.This year they added a new restroom with a shower. Very nice. All campsites have a firepit. Firewood is available at the campground and it's cheap! When you register you can pay for firewood by the dollar amount. 5 dollars will give you a nice pile. the beauty of the system they have is they bring the firewood to your site and stack it neatly near your firepit. This is a first-come, First-served campground but they have yurts that are available on a reserve basis. The only minus about this campground is the distance to the beach. It's a long walk downhill but if you like walking, you'll find plenty of trails or just take a long beach walk. The beach is very well maintained and has numerous picnic shelters and firepits as well. The beach has a fee to enter if you are not camping but all campers get free access. We camped here in a camper.
Another campground that wants to be a resort! Spaces are pretty tight for those with big rigs (motor homes or travel trailers) in spite of the pull-thru ability in several. Small children were playing on interior roads on scooters and bicycles before 7 AM. So much for solitude and quiet for campers. Permanent and long term residents spread throughout the park, not confined to a particular area. Sites are on grass (not a great feature considering the annual rainfall in the area), and water faucets are at ground level which makes it difficult to hook up. Experienced "vandalism" twice in 18 hours. While away from the site someone opened the electricity box cover and removed pulled my cord out of the receptacle and laid the cord on the ground. Neighbors claimed innocence and no knowledge. Entry gate locked at 10 PM and a $5 deposit is required for a card to be able to open it after hours. They're "pet friendly," but keep that pet on a leash! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Started out OK but the place is a zoo. kids and dogs running loose. Our dog was attacked by one of the residents dogs. Reported to office, nothing done or no one even asked about dog. No basic RV park etiquette honored, people walked through site. My impression was this is a homeless camp, but that would disrespect the homeless. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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This is a very family oriented park. We come here with our son and his family of 5 kids. There is something for all of them to keep busy, lake swimming and fishing on one of two docks and playing in the sand for the little ones as well as lake wading. We sail our small boat and there is a dock to tie it up that's provided free. We always get lakefront and side by side sites so we can be door to door with them. There are some weekends when the crowd can be rowdy, but that's the case in many places. The folks that run the resort are very friendly and willing to accommodate you anyway they can. There is a well stocked store/gas station at the entrance. The playground has been updated from the rusty swing set mentioned in the '07 review and now they have true playground equipment as well as volleyball and tether ball. The sites are tight, especially lakefront but we have 3 slides and are 42' long and it always works for us. There is also lots of grassy area in front of the lakefront sites for chairs, picnic tables, etc. We think it's a great place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground looks much better on the website than it is in real life! The sites were crammed so close together that we couldn't even put out our awning and an RV with slides would have a hard time opening them. The people in the site beside us had to move their vehicle so that we could back in because the site was so narrow (and we do this often and know how to back into tight spots!). It was dirty and the sites were poorly laid out- water and electrical hook ups were on opposite ends of the site. There are many permenant residents who don't keep their sites clean. The "playground" advertised on the website consists of one rutsy old swing set. Overall, it felt dirty and grungy and far, far overpriced. The worst campground I've ever stayed in. We couldn't wait to get out of there and we won't be going back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Seasonals held most of the lakefront spaces. Lakefront spaces are really narrow. Don't plan on putting out an awning unless the person next to you is already there. Otherwise you'll stick out too far. The inside lots away from the lake were a little larger and cheaper. Cable TV in my space didn't work, but I used a neighbors hookup that had a satellite. Park was a little rowdy at night. As seems to be the norm, the seasonals had a little more leeway in the rules. The space I was in was level. Mangement was nice. Not sure if I'll go back though. We camped here in a camper.
We are in site 3 which has full hookups. Most sites don't' have 50 amps but this one does. Only gave it a 7 because the sites 1-5 are short. Our 35 ft motorhome fit with our car, but no spare room as the sites are 45 feet long. Really had to use blocks to raise rear of motorhome as these sites are not level. Only our site 3 was able to get our Direct TV. Not a lot of room to maneuver. I understand park fills up in summer but I wouldn't stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped in late August just before school started. This campground was completely full with a ton of loud, rowdy kids that needed to scream and yell late into the night. Overall, the campground was nice, but we had to take a pull-through space that was too close to our neighbors. We would stay here again but only if we could get a different site. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Nice park for boaters, as it is located on beautiful Lake Goodwin. Sites would have been really close if park was full, but we were 1 of only 2 campers in our loop. Paid $25 and $7 reservation fee. This is similar fee to a private park, yet must buy tokens to take shower and there is also a fee to dump tanks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a small state park. The web site indicates that it's located 18 miles northwest of Everett, WA; but it's actually closer to Stanwood, WA. The higher numbered spots, which are non-utility, are closed in the winter. The utility sites, which are both pull-through and back-in, have water and electric only, no sewer. There is a sewer dump with easy access on the way out of the park. The electric service is 20, 30, and 50 amp. The pull-through sites are in an open area, are somewhat close together, and can only accommodate RV's up to 30 feet. The back-in sites are in the trees behind the open area; can accommodate the larger RV's, and are a little more spacious. The non-utility sites are located throughout the tree area. Some of the non-utility spots near the outer edge of the park are along a fence-line that appears to border a private residential area. (This could possibly be a problem for both park users and the residents on the other side of the fence!) Each camping site (both utility and non-utility) has a picnic table and a nice fire ring. The sites that are used all year have a sturdy picnic table made from recycled materials. The sites that are used only in summer have either a wooden, or wood/metal picnic table. Some of the sites are designated "pair" sites for people traveling together. The day-use area has a kitchen pavilion for groups, and an amphitheater. Restrooms were OK, but not really clean. And, typical for Washington state parks, the showers were 50 cents for three minutes. This is a good park if you are a boating enthusiast, as it is located close to a Lake Goodwin. Another camper that was there at the time had a fishing boat, caught a lot of trout, and gave me one of the caught trout. If you are not a boating fanatic, this park is good for an overnight (or for taking a new RV out to put it through its paces). We camped here in a Motorhome.