Giant park, but the tent section was virtually empty on a Friday night. Check-in staff was kind of surly and not very efficient. On a good note, the lack of campers made for a quiet night's sleep. Fine place for a quick stop over.
This was our 4th visit to Deception Pass. Stayed in site 193 which is steps from the amphitheater, West Beach, Cranberry Lake & the North beach trail. Site location was fantastic, close to the newer bathhouse, trails to the beach, etc... We keep finding new trails, fishing holes, and beach spots here. Navy planes were out on Thu and Fri before Labor Day but they didn't start flying until 8AM and seemed to be done at a reasonable hour. Love this park.
Quiet family-friendly resort on Orcas island. Convenient to Moran State Park. Whale watching tours depart from the resort dock daily, which was nice. Campground was fairly basic, campsites all had a nice carpet of grass and seemed fairly level. Water view sites looked fantastic but book far in advance. Restrooms and grounds were clean and staff was helpful. We'd definitely stay here again, hopefully for a few weeks one summer.
Visited this park for a mid-week two night stay the week before labor day. We stayed in water/electric sites near pool and that section of the campground was nearly empty. We could hear no other campers nor see any other campers from our site, making this a wonderfully relaxing time. The site itself was set among huge trees, the site had some grass and gravel, and the pad was perfectly level. Since it was so quiet we could hear the creek at night. Kids loved the pool, flat roads for biking, and playground. Great basecamp for exploring North Cascades NP. One critique: restrooms & showers near pool could have been cleaner.
Quick winter weekend stay while visiting Leavenworth for the Christmas lighting event. Campground was not crowded due to the season and the store/office had limited hours. Nice playground area for younger kids. For winter campers the rec room was a hit. We ate a few meals at the booths and spent time warming up and letting the kids color and play in the room. That definitely made the stay more tolerable since we were a family of 4 in a smaller camper.
Visited here during President's Day weekend. This campground was fine but very basic. Our site was perfectly level, but sites were narrow and ours did not have fire ring or a picnic table. There is current construction near the bath house so the walk to and from was a bit muddy. The playground area was almost non-existent, but the dam walk was nice. Next time I'm in the area I'm definitely going to the Salt Creek Rec area.
Visited over Easter weekend with my family plus the in-laws in their motorhome. Beautiful weather keyed a fabulous time for all. Sunny warm days at the campground plus decent snow on the mountain made all the difference. Access to the park was good, site was level and water was on which was nice. The daily shuttle service to the base of the ski area was helpful. On Easter Sunday the park hosted a nice egg hunt, which my kids loved. Already planning at least one ski weekend there for next year.
We were only able to book a standard back-in campsite with no hookups, so access was a bit tight. For us, the ideal campsite would have been in the South loop where the main beach and play areas were. Park was clean and every site was full, which is typical for a WA state park on a summer weekend. We'll go back, but we'll do a better job of picking a site which will make a huge impact on my family's fun.
We had great weather for our weekend in June at Lake Chelan SP. Our full hookup site was easy to back into, completely level and backed up to a large playfield with new playground equipment. My entire family had a great time relaxing and playing on the beach here. These are the best RV sites I've seen at a state park and the location around the lake is as beautiful as it gets. Access roads if you bypass Chelan can be a bit rough.
A waterfront site at Kalaloch is just about my favorite thing on earth. This year we had a pull-thru site which meant our camper door faced the water. It also provided significant privacy. Don't expect level-sites or easy access (you should already know about the lack of hookups, lack of good cell coverage and remote location) and you won't be disappointed upon arrival. Rangers were very visible at the park, checking registrations, speaking with disruptive campers and drumming up attendees for the ranger programs.
Crater Lake is a fantastic place to visit and Mazama is an ok place to lay your head while you're in the park. The sites are large and color coded (just make sure you pay attention to that... I speak from experience as someone who had to move after unhooking). The camp store is nearby and well-stocked. This is not a campground I'd seek out as a destination, but I'll definitely be back the next time we visit Crater Lake. It's remote location and allowance of camp fires made for a happy wife, which made my life much easier...
This park is a few miles outside Sunriver and +- 20 minutes away from Bend. We were in a site near the front of the park which meant quick access to the pool, a playground and the store/lodge. All the amenities were nice. My kids particularly enjoyed the movie night and swimming pool. Nearby attractions include the Newberry Volcanic Monument and High Desert Museum, both of which were hits with the kids. My wife and I were disappointed by the burn ban, but that's what we get for camping east of the cascades during August. This park wasn't nice enough to convince me to join TT, but I'd go back and pay retail again.
We stayed here for an overnight stop on our way from Seattle to Bend. Several sites were available on Friday night at 9PM. There was a ranger patrolling during our arrival which was nice to see at such a small park. Really liked the dense tree cover, the day use area seemed nice and overall this seemed to be a great no-reservation park for a quick getaway or stop-over.
We were really pleased with our stay here. A deluxe site near the store and pool building made for a great stay. Our site was paved, had nice grass and tree cover for shade. Our kids (3 & 5) had a blast at the pool and insisted on the free pancakes each day. This park is adjacent to Ft Stevens, which has great beach access and biking trails that we really enjoy. We'll definitely be back.