The rate reflects my National Park access pass. This is a dry campsite that sits on the Yakima River. The park only had 5 campers in it including the host. We packed into a huge site next to the river and were very pleased. We would definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Great park for birdwatching, rafting, fishing, hiking, kicking back, and getting away from it all. Spectacular scenery. Seven day limit. Verizon signal weak and sometimes unreliable. No facilities except vault toilets and dumpsters. Bring your own water. Small blacktop boat ramp. Day use picnic sites. Sites and roads are good level blacktop with picnic tables (all wheelchair accessible) and fire rings. Many are suitable for big rigs. Some partially shaded, some in full sun. A few pull-throughs, several tent sites. On site host. Price reflects senior access pass rate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park and recreation area is operated by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The campground was completely reconstructed and paved last year. New fire pits, new tables and restrooms. The campground sites have paved pads and have separated paved pedestrian sidewalks, which were curbed and perfect for my toddlers to ride their bicycles on. Campground has plentiful river access and a nice sand ramp boat launch. Also a river viewing platform with rails is available. The scenery is breathtaking. Campground is open all year and is free with the exception of May 15th thru Labor Day Weekend. Cellular reception was great, and the campground has an emergency satellite phone mounted in the main information area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Absolutely the most creative (less than factual) website I've ever seen. Cable TV was turned off long ago. Pool with a tarp over and green water; 'hasn't been open for a long time' I was told. Playgrounds, tether ball is one rundown swing set. Mini-golf, Café is the shack behind the padlock. Advertised rates are not accurate either. As senior I paid $37 cr card, then $32 second night 'if I wrote a check.' Yes there are pull-through sites but not 60'. We are 38' with jeep toad. We pushed to the front and had to park the toad diagonally. Grass is 3'6" wide, so that is space between sites. About 90% are long-term residents or stored units. No sound barrier between interstate -- a very busy interstate. We watched as more than 3 big rigs pulled in and pulled right back out again after they managed to get turned around in the property next door which is an abandoned gravel lot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We pulled in without a reservation, the staff gave us a nice spot. This is an easy to get to park off US12 with nice wide sites and well thought out utilities. All sites are nose to tail, a layout I really like. The streets are nice and wide for easy turns, the sites are long enough that I didn't have to unhook the trailer, 80'. This is a campground I would return to if in the area again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I'm not as happy with this place as other reviewers. The reason is that after I paid and was walking out of the office the manager says Oh, by the way, we have a water main break so fill up your tank for the weekend because we're shutting the water off till at least tomorrow. I could have been told that up front. I was just hoping my pump worked since I hadn't use it for a long time. The park is a very clean and well maintained park. I would estimate its 80% permanent or full summer occupants since its adjacent to a golf course. The pads are paved, but you may still need some leveling blocks because the asphalt pads have troughs in them. There are no picnic tables so bring your own. The shaded sites are pretty much used by the long term occupants. The sewer connections are not centered so look at the distance before you unhook. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park and right next door to a good local golf course. Access to the site was great with wide turns and wide level sites. Lots of grass and shade trees, a real help during the summer heat. There are about 60% year rounders, but they appear to have excellent quality requirements as the sites are filled with flowers, and shrubs. We would recommend this park and will stay here again when passing through. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice RV park. Large, paved full service sites, most are pull-throughs, shared grass area between sites, no tables. Free Wi-Fi, over-the-air TV, clean facilities, nice laundry, beside golf course, 3 miles to town. Many full and long term clients but sites kept very presentable. Very limited space for over-nighters. Reservations recommended. Would stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is clean and sites are level asphalt. Also the interior roads are asphalt. The only reason it isn't rated higher is due to the electrical voltage. When the temperature is hot and A/C's are running the electrical drops pretty low to around 106 volts on 50 amp. The park is adjacent to the Suntides Golf Course both owned by the same people. Golf course is a nice layout. The park is located on a frontage road easily accessible from Hwy 12 and close to downtown Yakima. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We actually didn't get to stay here, but we've stayed here numerous times in the past. This is the second time we tried to stay here but they were "full". While this is an "RV Park", it's become like so many these days, a relatively inexpensive permanent home for people. There are now very few sites available for travelers, so if you want to stay here make sure you make a reservation far in advance. The low score is due to lack of available "visitor" sites, and the attitude of the manager/owner? The office person used to be very nice, but this is the second time we've encountered this office person and he has no business in the front office. We won't stay here again. With no help from the "manager", we found a space at the Yakima Washington Sportsman's State Park, very nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
While the park was very well maintained and a nice place to stay, there were 2 things that lowered the rating. First, the sewer at my site was sticking up so high above the ground it was difficult to dump. Second, the nice grassy areas and dog area caused problems because they did not pick up the grass when they mowed. My wife says there is nothing worse than trying to clean the grass trimmings off the dog. While the sites were back-to-back, the grassy area between you and the neighbor was large enough you did not feel crowded on the front side of the RV. There was a fruit stand at the end of the road and plenty to do close by, especially if you like to golf. Our neighbor and us had the same odd issue, though. At night the satellite signal (DirectTV) seemed to fade and you lost some channels. (We've never seen this before). We would stay here again, especially if we can get a site with a lower sewer connection. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pros: Park is truly Big Rig friendly. Has level sites, large paved streets, some shade, but not enough to interfere with satellite reception. Has a strong WiFi signal; reliable utilities; 2 showers, 2 toilets in each restroom, and a clean laundry with a small book exchange. RV Park had very few vacancies during our 17 day stay. Cons: There are no amenities for kids, and several permanent residents, but their sites were very clean and neat. We had to go up Hwy 12 a few miles to access the Yakima Greenway, a lovely 10 mile walking/biking trail. This is a small park, so reservations are generally needed. There is highway noise at night, but we got used to it! We will return here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here because of the reviews on this website. However, most of the sites are permanent residents. There is no cable TV. The sites are macadam and fairly level. There is no shade. Do not stay here because of the golf course, it's very flat. We probably would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nightly rate reflects a weekly rate. Park is located right off of Rt. 12, close to the highway but buffered by trees. No obvious road noise. Nice wide pull-through sites, enough to park tow vehicle and car side by side. Located right next to a golf course, our site backed up to a nice green area. Flying golf balls not a problem. We tried to use the free Wi-Fi, but it was inconsistent, dropping out for hours at a time and coming back only intermittently. There are permanent residents and seasonal RVers in this park, but there is no run-down feeling. We chose Yakima and this park to visit Mt. Rainier National Park. It is about 80 miles west. We would stop here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park was full but not noisy at all. Nice, wide pull-through sites. Wi-Fi did not work for us. No cable TV, but did find TV stations via antenna. Nice big area for dogs to exercise. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed at this park for a few nights when we were just passing through Yakima in 2007. We liked it so much, we made a point of coming back for 2 weeks this year. There are large pull-through sites, the staff is friendly, and the facilities are clean. It's right next to a golf course. What more could you want? There are a lot of long term residents, but they keep their sites clean and neat. There is no "run down" feeling like you get with some parks that have a high percentage of permanent residents. We never saw any dogs running loose and we did have free WiFi both times we stayed there. There is no pool, game room, club house, or anything like that in this park. But if you're just looking for a clean, quiet, friendly place to stay while exploring the Yakima area, this is it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have used this park several times when in Yakima to visit relatives. Quite frankly, there really aren't any other options in Yakima as far as we are concerned and this is just a 5 minute drive to our relatives. The park is spacious, clean and quiet with large, level, paved pull through sites. As others have stated, most of the rigs here belong to long term residents, but we have never encountered any rude people and Bill, the owner, is always friendly and accommodating. We like the large dog area even if it is unfenced. The park is nicely, if somewhat minimally, landscaped. There are quite a few trees in the park, but they are all young and really not mature enough in my opinion to be called shade trees yet so don't count on them offering much shade if you go to Yakima in the summer! If this park would start offering Wi-Fi I would up my rating to an 8. We camped here in a Motorhome.
NICE park! Back to back sites, no issues with other residents nor pets as we were told pets must be leashed, in fact while walking our dogs in the park, at least 3 residents spoke first to us. Level, paved sites, nicely landscaped and wide. Several Executives and Prevosts in park, so it can't be too bad! Excellent rate for amenities, lack of TV reception was only drawback. When I called, Bill at first told me he had nothing available, then used caller ID to call me right back within 5 minutes when he had a cancellation; he was very friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice small park next to Suntides golf course. Only about 20 of the sites are for traveling public, the rest are seasonal (or longer). Some of the seasonal residents are downright hostile about their 'patch of grass', cursing at us because our cat (on her leash) was upsetting their unleashed dogs! Dogs are allowed to run unleashed in the pet area, which is not fenced off from the rest of the park, so in effect they run all over. Sites are back to back hookups, most pull-throughs, large and fairly level. Could be a great park with a little work on attitude. But I don't think they really want traveling public, it is so much work checking them in, etc. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older park located in a very run down area of Yakima. Unfortunately, most of the inhabitants are permanent locals. The site was adequate and reasonably maintained. The shower and bathroom facilities were also clean and well maintained. We also found the staff helpful and friendly. However, we did not feel safe in the surroundings. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed in many RV parks in 5 years of fulltime RV travel. This ranks as one of the worst. I am an ER nurse and get a different picture of the town. Many overdose, assault and other drug use patients came from this area, some were found leaning against the fence of the RV park. This area is the worst area of Yakima. They have barbed wire coils and razor wire fence surrounding the park, for good reason, and yet they make you take your pet OUTSIDE of the fence for the pet walk. If they see your dog potty inside the fence they charge you a $25 fee. Note, that is not if you don't clean it up, if your dog potties AT ALL, they charge you. Even after you clean it up. The Wi-Fi is useless. So much so that they told me just to use the Wi-Fi signal from the nearby Best Western. The park manager said that was what they used. The customer service was abysmal. They seemed to not care if we like the place, so long as we strictly obeyed all rules. So, if you don't mind surly employees, high crime and the meth lab in the semi-abandoned hotel just down the road, by all means, this is your place. Otherwise, avoid this place at all costs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
At check-in I was greeted by a friendly staff member. Our site was a paved pull-through with grass on either side and included a table. The large trees between the sites are starting to buckle the pavement which made our site slightly unlevel. While walking around the park I noticed a small playground and a pet walk just outside the fence and along the street sidewalk. The pet walk area must be where the smokers go as well as there were many cigarette butts on the ground. The cable TV had around 30 channels. The park Wi-Fi router was having issues, but I was able to connect through another network. There are many permanent residents at this park. Most of the transients appear to be placed in the front pull-throughs. I would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The pull thrus in the front are very close together and small. Pay the extra for the "super premium site". They are wide, long and worth it. There is no satellite access here. The trees are large and the foliage is heavy. They could have sat. access if they'd trim the trees, but that doesn't seem likely. The man on the phone lied to me and said most of the sites were sat. accessible - the residents told me otherwise when we arrived. They do have good cable TV but that doesn't help if one is missing their prime satellite channels which they pay extra for. There isn't a pet area. They say there's a pet walk but it's out the gate on the street. A street parkway is not a pet walk no matter how many signs say it is; it's the public street! It's very quiet here and the manager is helpful. The 2nd access door to the showers and laundry needs to be opened; it is currently sealed. Dragging all one's clothes through the office is annoying and intrusive. The pool is indoors and heated which is very nice. However there are no windows; it's like swimming in the dark dungeon. There are a lot of junky permanent trailers around but no one bothered us. Because of the junky trailers we chose not to leave any valuable RV items sitting outside unattended (grills, surge suppressors, etc). It is primarily a residential park with a small number of RV's going in and out. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are wide and our toad fit in fine, small grassy area in every site with picnic table. Wi-Fi and cell reception was good, satelite was not good because of the trees but they do have limited cable. Managers especially nice and helpful. Park is a little noisy at night and not in a very good neighborhood. There seemed to be a lot of undesirable activities going on in the area. The park has security gates but I did not feel completely safe at night. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very shabby. Stayed here because everything else was full. A Walmart parking lot would have better. We pulled into our site which was supposed to a pull through, but our truck and 25 ft trailer were too long. We had only been there about 7 minutes and were leveling and unhooking when they came and insisted we move our truck even though we were not sticking out past the parking for our stall. Then the neighbors came, and with their slide out we could barely use our door and tiny strip of grass. They charge you for electricity though they failed to mention it when we checked in. The park ( well, parking lot really) is full of full time residents that have junk cars and motorhomes. I felt really unsafe and nervous, but we were stuck. They advertise wi-fi but it never worked, and the whole place was creepy! We would NEVER go back here! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We are very particular about the campgrounds we stay in with our two older kids. As a general rule, we avoid campgrounds with permanent mobile homes and permanent residents. In a bind, we stayed here. What a pleasant surprise! The managers were extremely helpful, the park was quiet and secure, and the sites were level, clean and wide. Extremely ease access to the highway or to the city centre. Fuel in this part of the city tends to be cheaper as well. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There are lots of long term residents here, only a limited number of transient sites. Office staff helpful and efficient, gave directions for entry and exit. Grounds staff very welcoming, started moving border landscaping stones from around tree to assist with our entry into site. This wasn't needed but he indicated that previous user had difficulty with the stones. There is plenty of room for a big rig and toad. There are little patches of grass that is watered and green. We were unable to get DirecTV from our site due to the numerous large trees. The cable service has about 26 channels, no weather channel, only one national 24 hour news channel. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park, with paved roads and gravel sites that are fairly level. We are in a pull through that fits us nicely and is convenient to the exit for when we leave. The Wi-Fi is strong and we chose an end site so our satellite would work, which it does now. The staff was very helpful and walked us out to look at which site would work best for us. The park is close to I-82, but not so close as to have a noise problem. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I booked a reservation online. I asked for a $28/night, 80x35 "premium" back-in site. Other listed alternates were $28/night, 65x22 "deluxe" pull-through sites, $32/night 80x35 "premium" pull-throughs and $40/night 80x40 "super premium" pull-throughs. The web site states that online reservations receive a 10% discount on the first night's stay. I received a call while on the road and was asked if I wanted to "guarantee" my first night. I said yes and was told the cost was $41. I was otherwise occupied and didn't give it much thought and gave them my credit card number. When I checked in I said I wanted to stay two nights (dumb, tired and not thinking things through) and I paid another $41 for a second night. Later, after giving it some thought, I went to the office and asked why I was charged $37/night for a site that was supposed to cost $28/night. I was told that we got one of the more expensive sites because they thought the cheaper sites would be to noisy for us. There was also something about not being able to fit on one of the less expensive sites. They advertise free Wi-Fi. There is Wi-Fi, you just can't get on it. I did happen to get on it once, but as I understand that was nothing but luck. They have a heated indoor pool, but it is only open during office hours. We would NOT stay here ever again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is OK for a one night stop, but I wouldn't want to stay there longer. The sites are good size, but the whole outside area has kind of a run down look. This may be partially due to the time of year. There are lots of trees, and it may be much nicer in the summer. There are a lot of older RV's that look like they have been there a long time. I will say, however, that the sites are kept clutter free (ie. not a lot of stuff piled around and under the RV's.) There doesn't seem to be much shopping in the surrounding area. The staff are very friendly. We would probably not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Access and parks roads old pavement with some heaves and pot holes. Site was an unlevel paved pull-through. Access to water was a below ground tap that made it difficult to attach water filter. Cable TV channels extensive and only a few being blurry or snowy. Wi-Fi wasn't strong enough to use my Skype phone connection, but good enough for e-mail. Tall mature trees were shedding lots of leaves at the time and it didn't appear maintenance was picking them up. For an overnight stay it was okay, but I wouldn't stay any longer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our experience in this park was the worst we ever experienced. The park is located in the center of a drug infested area. Most of the tenants here seem to have lived here for decades and most appear to be either alcoholics or daily drug users if not both. We felt very unsafe at all times. We had personal belongings stolen, and to make matters worse, the owner/management were racist. They did everything possible to hold onto the $100 deposit we had to give upon check in. Be aware of the fact that they inaccurately charge for electric; be sure to take note of your meter reading upon check in and check out. Your numbers will be slightly lower than their readings. I would suggest you avoid this park all together. It's not actually an RV park but more of a trailer park. We will never stay here again...Never! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an older but well maintained RV park with large pull through sites. The park has lots of mature shade trees which help with the hot weather. The staff was very friendly. The Wi-Fi was very good. There is easy access into and out off the park during the day. We stayed here one day in a fifth wheel while our truck was being repaired. The staff allowed us to leave later in the afternoon when our truck was repaired. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a reservation and were assigned a space when we arrived. No escort to the site. There was someone in our assigned site when we pulled up. 30 minutes later, a walk with the manager to talk to the person in the site, and we were assigned another site. While waiting in the office to straighten out the mix-up, another camper had a similar problem. He had been assigned a back in space and his trailer stuck 3 feet out into the road. There were no more sites were available at the price I had paid so I spent another $5 for a bigger site. The non-premium sites are minimal in width for big rigs, we have 4 slides so I was glad to have the bigger site. The site was level, no blocks needed. WPS were all easy to get to and hook up. The pet area is just a grass strip outside of the park fence, along the street. The park was quiet for us. I would stay here again, but would reserve a premium site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Lots of permanent RVs; spaces wide but short; road ways are wide; and lots of nice landscaping. The big drawback for us was no satellite access. Problem: we were left with globules of resin on truck and on RV roof – not pleasant to deal with. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate shown Good Sam discount for pull thru site. Site pavement with surrounding grass. Water connection in below surface casing, but worked okay. Mature trees around RV park gave us some protection from a windstorm the night we were there. Wi-Fi and cable TV both worked with some fuzzy channels on the cable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park appears to date from the 70s or 80s. Nice shady sites but a big rig will have to do some careful maneuvering in all but a few of them. Many residents appear to be permanent or semi-permanent, some quite run down. Security appears to be a problem in this part of the city as the park is surrounded by a chain link fence topped with barbed wire, and the access gate closes at 11 PM with no access in or out. In the future we will look somewhere else to stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Asphalt driveways with gravel sites. Spaces were short and most people have to park perpendicular to their site making the driveway narrow. Spent one week here. The weekend was very full. Restrooms were clean but very small. One of the 4 men's showers were out of order and not fixed while we were here. Tall trees prevented using satellite dish. Cable TV was available. Little noisy until midnight because of a 1st Street (main street into town) and a warehouse at back of park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
There is poor signage. The location is "in town", is not a plus; park is old looking, meaning sites too small for the most part and although the entrance seems ok maintenance wise the park itself is just "rough". There are rough roads with speeds bumps that are too large and too many. There are way too many, old permanent rigs with "stuff" sitting all around and skirted with old rotted plywood. It just seems like a squatters camp that accepts over night guests, but really if overnight business did not show up, well, everyone would be just as happy. We saw at least 4 "Gypsy" asphalter rigs just "hanging" around as they do and kids that "live" there running everywhere. The trees are so large and close together that I could not get a hint of a satellite signal. However, it is almost the only game in town and the electricity was stable and full amperage. We stayed three nights. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We pulled in, took one look around and pulled out. All long term residents and the place just had a creepy look to it. See my review of Suntides for a much better alternative.
(We did not stay in this park) We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were going to dry camp but it was so hot we decided at last minute to stay where we could get 50 amps to power the roof AC. This turned out to be a basic but very nice park. Lots of mature trees kept the temps down. Maneuvering was tight but quite doable in our 40 ft motorhome. There are a lot of permanent residents. The surrounding area is not great and there were a couple of trains blasting their horns in the middle of the night but it was a lot better than the parking lot at WalMart in the 100 deg temps. We would definitely stay here again if necessary when passing through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Most sites are longterm and for smaller trailers. The pull-through sites are long and there is some shade from large trees but can be difficult to get into due to cars/vans parked in front of other campers. Campground is easy to reach from highway. The water hookup is below ground level and somewhat difficult to hookup. There are no refunds after hookup, and deposit with reservation was not refundable. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice experience. Park was neat and clean. Lots of shade in most sites. Appreciated the dog walk and supplies to pick up after your dog if you didn't come prepared. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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We have stayed at this park several times when visiting relatives in Yakima. It is a quiet park. There is not a lot of landscaping just gravel sites with large shade trees. It has a club house with a game room and other amenities. We will use this park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Moderate blacktop interior roads, spacious gravel site with adequate room for auto parking. Rear security gates closed in the evening. I was able to obtain DirecTv satellite, inspite of the many interior shade trees. WiFi wasn't functioning during our stay, but excellent Verizon aircard service. Located at the north end of Yakima with excellent access to various highways and Interstate. No water restrictions on washing vehicles. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed for 1 week. Staff was excellent-our space was in full sun, we ask to move to one with full shade before we hooked up & was told OK. We have been full time RVing for 3 years & this is one of the nicer parks we have been in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed one night. Park was clean and quiet. A very strong lemony smell was very evident, which the campground staff informed me was the nearby hops processing plant. Didn't use the indoor pool, but it looked nice. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The web site shows lovely pictures of mountains and rivers-unfortunately your view is of your neighbor's rig. There are so many sites crammed into a fenced, barbed wired lot right on the main drag of town, that squeezing between your picnic table and your neighbor's slide-out is a challenge. We stayed here because the state park was full and would not return. Our first site was next to a seasonal that had a gaping hole in her sewer drain and the stench was too much. The owners were apologetic and helped us find a better site. As others have mentioned, there is a small library, clean laundry room, and the pool appeared clean although we did not use it-too many children. Large beautiful shade trees drop nuts and sticky debris onto rigs and cars. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
It’s fairly easy to maneuver a 40’ coach around in. The sites aren’t too crammed together for what you’d expect in an RV park in town. The pool and spa is well maintained and nice. Note that it’s a public pool open to kids etc. in the daytime, but only to campers in the evening. It’s open ‘til 8 pm. The staff are friendly. There’s a computer with internet access in the day use room. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of those places that's good enough to spend a night at but certainly not a destination type park. Set in an industrial part of town with barbed wire around a good portion of the fencing was fairly appropriate looking for the neighborhood. Had some nice trees, site was level. Fair number of long term residents though seemed that they were mostly around the far side of the fence. Park could be best described as tired and in need of a major make over though managers look to be trying to keep it as clean as they can. Would only stay here agains as an absolute last resort. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I thought that this was a very clean cg and would probably stay here again .Huge shade trees,nice clean pool and spas,game room,nice smaller meeting room and quiet library.Showers and laundry exceptionally clean. About 1/2 of the sites are seasonal,but are very neat..I agree about the way that the sites are set up as I had a car parked across from the back of my long pull-thru and a tree on the left as I came in and it did make it a little hard.. There are some small pull-thrus and long ones also.. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This RV park is clean enough, but there is NO security evident. Over priced, but they know that they can get it. We will stay in the State Park for much more (including a security gate) for much less. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A Very Nice Park with Jacuzzi-Indoor Pool and BBQ Area. Close to Shopping and Restaurants. The staff was very nice and polite. You will have all 4 seasons here, I prefer visiting there in Spring and Fall as it is hot during July and August and cold during the Winter. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an older, outdated park with rates that are too high for the quality you get. The park is surrounded by apartments, commercial establishments, and city streets. RV spaces are ok, but if the park were highly occupied, it would be difficult to deal with a big rig. The park is fairly well maintained, but the water in the indoor pool and jacuzzi seemed cloudy. We had electrical outages both days we were there.
We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an urban campground located within the city limits of Yakima. Our campsite did have full hook ups but we only connected to electric. The hook ups were located at the very rear of the site and not convenient. Verizon cell/mifi worked well. I would not call this campground big rig friendly for several reasons. We had a pull thru site that was long enough but so narrow that we barely missed the fire pit with the truck (on the right) and the utilities with the 5th wheel (on the left). The utilities have concrete barriers that you find in parking lots to protect them because I am sure they have been taken out by RVers trying to park. The trees desperately need trimming and we felt fortunate to escape without roof damage. We talked to the ranger about it and he was ambivalent at best. Watering occurs every day which makes the grass green but floods the streets and hits your vehicle as you drive to your site. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great welcome from the ranger when we checked in. I think it was $38 but it may have been a little cheaper. Very pleasant and well set up site in a wooded and flat park setting. Not many vans around but lots of sites were flagged as booked for the coming weekend, so it would be hard to get casual camping then. Handy for Yakima and Tuppenish - well worth a visit for the murals. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful campground. Level area's, shade tree's, full hookup's and plenty of room for all size rigs. All spots were very private. Rates are 40.00 for weekends after May 1 and 37.00 for week days. I would stay there again without hesitation even if the rates were high. Must buy tokens for showers. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stay here often because it is far off the highway and therefore quiet. There are acres of grass, so are many good places to walk our dog. As early in the season as we were, it was hard to find a garbage can in which to dispose of dog wastes. The sites are level, and although there are very few trees the sites are wide so there is a good distance from your neighbors. We always try to get a powered site, but unpowered sites are available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful and well maintained state park. You must buy tokens from the camp host to use the showers, and the restrooms are a little run down, but clean. The beauty of the park, nice shaded level paved sites with grass, nature trails, etc. make this park a real gem. I would stay here even longer next time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park is in Winter mode, no water at camp sites and bathrooms closed. I camp there during the Summer season and the bathrooms are fine at that time. The Park was nice and quiet and surprisingly, there were several rigs there. The rate of 14.50 pernight is limited income senior. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground was a pleasant surprise. We were a bit concerned, since it was so close to town, and some of the previous reviews were less than complimentary. However, the park was very clean, hookup sites were spaced out well, with shade trees. It was very quiet all three nights we spent here. It is close to walking trails along the Yakima River. There are many activities close by, including museums, wineries, etc. so this is a good place to stay! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great state park to stay in. We have a small motorhome and two dogs and really enjoyed our stay. It is very neat and has nice hiking trails and a very nice atmosphere. The park is well run and very neat. At night, only a hint of traffic noise can be heard in the distance, yet this park is located conveniently. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My husband and I have camped within the majority of state parks within western WA. We do not recommend staying at this campground, unless maybe you live in Yakima and have little tiny kids. There wasn't much to do at all. We felt like we were in a daycare with hundreds of little kids making a ton of noise. The park is also used by homeless people to spend the night. I didn't feel our stuff was safe, way too much noise and nothing to do! Yakima Speedway is across the river and the sounds were so loud, we just looked at each other and laughed. We drove 2.5 hrs to get there and had to stay the night, but we left as soon as we woke up. WE WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS CAMPGROUND WHATSOEVER! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Go here once or twice each summer/fall. Quiet. roomy enough. Clean. Rate reflects senior limited income pass. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
After staying at the superior Wallowa Lake State Park in Oregon the previous night, we were somewhat disappointed by Yakima Sportsmen. It's nice, but it costs more and you get less. The park offers volleyball courts and horseshoes and lots of greenspace for games. It's very popular with large parties. Cottonwoods line the roads. There are hiking trails, fishing in a pond (for kids) and in the Yakima River, which you can hear from the campsites. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring, and wood is for sale for $5 a box (you haul). The bathrooms were as clean as can be expected in a state park but have no hot water in the sinks. You have to buy tokens to use the showers, which cost 50 cents for every three minutes. On the first night, quiet hours were not enforced, and we heard people yelling well into the night. The second night was very quiet, however. The sites are cheaper if you don't use the online reservation service (which has a fee) and if you are a state resident. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This huge park has a limited number of sites(make reservations early), but vast amounts of grassy, treed, well maintained areas for play, exercise, group functions, or family barbeques. A perfect base for a wine-tasting week-end. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
For an RV park so close to town, you tend to forget it’s there. There’s a nice paved nature trail on the North end. (albeit a short one). A longer and more wild trail is to the South end, and somewhat follows the Yakima River. The RV sites are a bit close together, and maneuvering a large 40’ motorhome is somewhat challenging. The campsites are spread out between sections. The bathrooms are always nice and clean. The park has a lot of open grassy areas to walk around in, and are well maintained. There’s a large flock of ducks and geese to feed, and they’re tame enough to stand right at your feet as they squawk for handouts. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here for two days during the off season. The park was very clean and well maintained but the restrooms were closed for the season. All sites are now outfitted with 50 amp service along with water and sewer. It was fall and the colors were beautiful and the weather was great. The park rangers stopped and visited with us for a while as did the camp host. It was a wonderful stay and we will camp there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
July, 2003. Around 102 degrees. Many mosquitos, be prepared. Hookup sites are quite open. Pull through sites are very close together. Very grassy park with large trees. Stream runs through park (mainly in the tent area). Quiet. Great day-use area with lots of green grass & huge beautiful trees. Nice play equipment. Group BBQ area with picnic shelter. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.