We stayed several days and had such a wonderfull experience, Extremely friendly and helpful office staff, good coffee and great cookies. Very, very clean restrooms, nice sites however a little close. The only downside was the grumpy maintenance person, not sure what his problem was. Wi-Fi was very good, the office said it was a new system. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 6 / 10 ]
This park is no longer a Good Sam Park and I could see the difference. The cleanliness of the shower rooms and laundry room have really depreciated over the past visits. "Wi-Fi" so to speak is no longer available. "Hot-spots" are used and you must be in the office area or laundry for it to work: when it works. There are 2, so they probably cancel each other out. Reception is bad. Office staff is still good and check in is easy. The reservation website is hard to understand and needs improvement. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nicely maintained park with helpful staff. No shade and sites are very close together. Convenient to anything around Bellingham. WiFi was flaky at times: couldn't connect even though we were in first row next to office. 24 hour access to laundry. They had a Friday evening cookout on our last night: very well done. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We only stayed 1 night while driving through. However, I would stay longer if needed. The park is close to everything, grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, etc. There is little noise from the airport, next to nothing from I-5. Roads are paved, sites are gravel, a little bit sloping forward and long enough for big rigs and tow vehicle. Hookups are all fine and worked well. Sites are close together with a little bit of grass in between. Just wide enough for slideouts and awnings. No trees, no privacy. Restrooms were really clean and the individual shower rooms were big. The office closes at 05:00 p.m. in winter, therefore, get here before or you won't get the code for the restrooms and the WI-FI which, by the way, worked great. I will return if again in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good Sam Park. Paved roads, gravel sites. All pull-throughs. A few well-kept permanents. All-season water spigots, 30 PSI pressure. Well maintained. 4 bar Verizon signal. Remarkably little airport, train, and street noise; airport noise may have been reduced during our stay because many east coast airports were closed during Hurricane Irene. Good recycling program; aluminum cans, glass, cardboard, newsprint, plastic containers. We would come here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What stands out about this park is the friendliness of the front desk help, the cleanliness of the office and bathrooms, and the free cookies and coffee. It is also an excellent location for sight seeing around Bellingham, the Alaska ferry, Alaska cruises, and whale watching. The downside is that the spaces are too close together for my comfort, the roads dusty, and sites not too level. I would stay here again for the reasons listed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Narrow closely spaced, gravel sites. A spot of grass between. Sites close to the office get a lot of noise from a truck stop just across the street. Some noise from adjacent airport. Convenient to Bellingham. We had some sketchy appearing neighbors but quiet. Friendly staff at check in. Lots of early evening noise from staff blowing debris from roads. Good cable TV and Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Fairly nice park in an industrial area of Bellingham. Close to shopping. We enjoyed this park, however several of the sites, including ours, were simply not level. Even with all our blocks under the front jacks, we could not get our motor home completely level. Campground has grass, some flowers but little to no shade. We'd made reservations for a week but only stayed 4 days because we had a breakdown. Management was very good about cancelling the reservation when we called and making space when we arrived. Park is clean, sites are gravel. A good hike to well hidden garbage area. Management was friendly, showers, restrooms and laundry were well maintained. Park was quiet with well mannered residents. We would return, but ensure we got a site that could be leveled. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I stayed here at this park while waiting on the Alaska State Ferry. The park is a bit noisy with traffic and that pesky band that practices till 10 at night. I have stayed here before, and have enjoyed my nights here. It is close to lots of things, and the showers are clean and large. The host was very friendly and full of personality. I will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Traffic is very heavy around this park, you can hear planes, trains, and a very loud local band playing at all hours. We also could not receive satellite signal for Direct TV. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was rather memorable. The bathrooms and showers were very clean. Sites had no shade at all though, so it was quite hot. Like another reviewer stated, the sites were very close together. We got the impression that most of the RVs here, were residents. It felt more like a retirement community than an RV park. The amount we paid, $51.73 was the standard rate of $33.15, an additional $16.58 because we have children, and another $2.00 for our dog. After dark though, is what was so memorable. Many of the residents were sitting outside, drinking wine. Okay, fine. Until the manager came over to talk to us, and she was highly intoxicated. We really didn't need to know the things she shared, nor did our children. We were told that she was leaving and a new manager was taking over. Probably a good thing. Don't think we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is clean and well organized. Check in was fast and friendly. The park is next to hwy 5, but noise was not a big problem. The sites are very tight, with many motorhomes hot having their slides out. The internet was on the slow side, with modest signal strength. We would find another park next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall this park is neat and tidy with some pavement and some gravel roads. Sites are narrow with no trees or bushes between units. Adjacent site's picnic table was almost touching our unit when our slide was extended. Noise level was low even though park is close to a freeway and airport. OK for an overnight stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate is the daily rate for a FHU 50 amp pull thru site with Good Sam discount. Excellent check-in experience. Easy access from I-5 means some traffic noise. Many seasonal/permanent RVs. All sites are pull thru, overnight sites are near entrance, however the sites are not level. Park wifi connection was strong and speed was fast. Gas and diesel available across from the park. Suitable for overnight or longer term stays. We would stay here again if visiting the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really nice park. Some airport noise and no freeway noise,even though it's close. Didn't have a bit of problem getting in or out and I'm over 55' total. And yes the MH was still parked in the same place. Management was very friendly and helpful.The price, $66 total, was for two nights and the third free. NICE. Will stay there again when visiting grandson at school. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
But for the serious problems entering this campground with a big rig and tow, and the related extremely poor attitude by both the man and woman in the office: I would rate this park much higher. The 90-degree turn, as designated by signs to the office, immediately after entering this park, is impossible with a 40' motorhome with tow attached. On the left there was another 40' motorhome in Site #2 backed as close to road as possible. We had to back up with tow attached to get clear of obstruction to the right and then detach our tow. There were plenty of other sites where they could have placed the other 40' motorhome instead of at the park entrance. Or if the 40' motorhome was at the front of its site rather that the rear, there would have been adequate clearance. When discussed with the managers (both man and woman), they argued with me and my traveling partner in another motorhome and displayed total arrogance. We had spent 3 nights here in June. We cut short our stay to one night this time. We will not return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground. Space #20 was almost level. The lady in the office was very nice, friendly and helpful. Picnic tables at each spot. Nice patio area. WiFi worked great. Direct TV had 21 stations. Rate was with a Good Sam discount. It would be nice if there were amenities like a pool. The bathrooms and showers were roomy and clean. Nice laundry facility - $1.25 to wash, $1.00 to dry. Small book exchange. I stayed here 2 nights. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice, clean, well kept park. Ideal location for overtightened off of I-5. We found the office staff to be very friendly. The Wi-Fi worked extremely well at our location better than most places. The washrooms and showers were as clean and well maintained as we've ever seen at any park. Would definitely overnight here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has sites extremely close together, and the pads are gravel: which you always track rocks and mud into your motorhome if it is wet outside. The landscaping needs a bit of upgrading to create a home like feeling. The office was tidy, but the male manager wasn't friendly even after attempts on my part to make jokes. It is fairly easy to navigate the site even in a large rig. The pads are not level, so you have to extend your jacks as far as possible, but I was able to get level. Unfortunately it is in close proximity to the airport, and Bellingham recently allowed jets, so occassionally you hear excessive noise, the freeway is also close by but the noise is nominal. The internet is extremely slow and intermitent. Overall the park is OK, but if there were other choices in Bellingham I would take a look there: but there aren't. I would rate it higher if the staff were a little more upbeat and friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean and well kept park. As mentioned sites are somewhat tight, but area between sites is grass. We sensed no bad vibes at all. In fact, everyone here was very nice. They had a cookout on Sat. that we were invited to and did attend. Very enjoyable stay. They also allow washing for a $5 charge. Everything worked very well. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is pretty much the only one in Bellingham. The laundry is $1.25 to wash and $1.00 to dry, which is a nice change (no pun intended) from many of the parks we stayed in this summer. The wi-fi is free, and there are always fresh (free) cookies, coffee and fruit in the office. It is located right off the freeway with gas stations and espresso within walking distance. The reason I rated it a 7, however, is that the sites are not level and very close together. And, I'm not sure how to express this any more clearly, but there is an overall bad vibe about this place. The owners are clearly trying to make it nice with cookies and such, but it just doesn't have a very welcoming feel to it beneath the surface. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park is right off the freeway but we did not get any noise. There is food, coffee, and gas right near by. The restrooms, though not new are very well maintained; including soap, papertowels, tissues, and cream...very homey. The showers are unisex between the men's and women's restrooms so it is easy to keep an eye on your kids. Nice place...oh the dogs are very cute too. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Easily located. Park very clean and level spaces. Gentlemen in office very friendly and informative. They had a breakfast buffet on July 4th and a waffle breakfast on the weekend at no charge. Wi-Fi was available and easy to access. The laundry room and restrooms were exceptionally clean and nice. A few long term residents but not too bad. One in particular had STUFF stored under their rig even with this being against the written rules. This was the only negative to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There is a wonderful park only 7 miles from this one in Lynden, WA, which is a much better choice than this one. It is called "Hidden Village RV Park." I would highly recommend it over this one. But, here is my review: If you do not care about internet access, this park is fairly nice. They have good laundry facilities, relatively level sites, nice staff (except one grumpy male manager), and great cable television. However, the WiFi is nonexistent in certain spots. After two days, we moved to a spot that was supposed to have better access, and it was in and out constantly and very slow. When we asked the office, they said that it was due to customers in the hotel next door using it and had no solutions. We took our laptop into the office and still had a terrible connection at best. The staff was not helpful at all. Another disappointment was the lack of a nice area to walk our dogs. The best part of this site is its access to great stores and a beautiful college town. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were disappointed in this RV park. It is no different than many other RV parks we have stayed in with angled pull through sites except the sites are extremely close together. No more than about 8 feet between sites with no possibility of putting out your awning. The office staff was not actually rude but certainly not what I would call friendly or welcoming. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoyed this park. The staff was friendly. They have free coffee and cookies in the office in the morning. The showers and laundry area were spotless. The park is near the interstate but the traffic noise was surprisingly low. The only reason we did not give this park a 10 was lack of pool or hot tub. Cable and WiFi worked great. We would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The owners are extremely friendly and customer-service oriented. When we checked in, we found there were other patrons encroaching on our space and the management immediately addressed the problem very effectively. On the negative side, the sites are very close together, there are virtually no trees anywhere in the park and it's not particularly attractive. However, during our entire stay, the park was completely full. I think this is a great example of a park that needs some competition in the area so they'll improve the amenities a bit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed for three days and used this campsite as a home base for exploring the area. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The sites are clean and mostly level with easy access. Cable and WiFi are included in the rate and the cable signal is one of the best we have had while camping. The WiFi works well with only a minor access problem on Sat. morning probably due to the high volume for the ISP. The campsite is well maintained and even has a few bunnies around in the mornings and evenings. The campsite is quiet both during the day and night. Seems to be quite a lot of units that were staying for extended periods but nothing junky. All in all we found this to be a great park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a really neat smaller park run by an older couple who are two of the nicest people we have ever met. They live in the park and it is maintained like their home. Excellent ingress and egress, and very long and wide gravel sites. Big Rig friendly. I would have given this park a 10 except for the wi-fi. While wi-fi is free, and it covers the park entirely and very well, it is, ufortunately, hooked into a local ISP with a speed about four notches below a sleeping turtle. Terrible. Otherwise, a great park with great people. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed for three months. Very friendly, considerate and informational managers. Excellent provisions: WiFi, Cable TV and water/sewer hookups. Shower and bathroom setup is very accommodating. Laundry facilities very reasonably priced. They take AAA and Good Sam's discounts. Also offer weekly, monthly and seasonal rates as well. Only drawback was the noise from trucks parking across the road at a truck stop gas station. Walking through other folk's sites is not permitted and dealt with accordingly by management. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very dirty park with no pavement. Stepped in cat waste everywhere I went. It's close to the freeway so you hear trucks all night long. No facilities to wash clothes. Manager is hard to get in contact with. My site is all dirt and there is no grass. I am having a hard time getting my motorhome level. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice state park not too far from the city. The park is really not set up for large rigs, although there are a few sites that larger RVs can get into. The park is heavily wooded, so no way to get satellite. Our Verizon phone and data card (MiFi) worked well with fast 4G service. The park does get some road noise, but it quiets down at night. There is also the train, but we love trains so that did not bother us at all. It is nicely dark at night. Because of the tree coverage, it is also pretty dark during the day. There are camp hosts that were pleasant enough. If visiting the area, we would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed with husband and boxer for 2 nights. There is very little reception here for cell or data. The sites are not huge by any means. The gravel/rocky beach is very nice as are the trails to cliff areas: you can sit and just listen to the waves, really nice. Wasn't crowded, but its not summer. Trains did not bother us at all but we live in the city. Camp host very nice and helpful. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Like many of the Puget Sound area Washington State Parks, Larrabee is pinched in by development on all sides, but it is a jewel in its own rite. First off, I wouldn't bring anything longer than 35ft. into the park; the trees along the most of the campsites can 'bite' you (happened to brush the awning on my rig despite my best efforts). There are 50 dry sites only large enough for tents, campers or pop-ups, plus eight tent only, walk-in sites. The other 26 sites are full hook-ups, but only 5 are suited for rigs larger than 32 feet. Make sure you use the state parks website before you reserve a spot, and bring lots of good blocks. I purchased 2 sets of 'LynxLevelers' stack-able blocks to go under the tires (to supplement the 3" wooden blocks I normally use for my leveling jacks). Unfortunately, all 20 Lynx blocks barely kept the passenger side tires touching earth because the rear jacks were still fully extended and we still weren't level. Other reviews mentioned the trains. Yes, they pass along the west side of the park, but it never bothered us (we had the windows closed and A/C on at night due to the heat), but I did hear the horns sound several extra times during the evenings as people were crossing the tracks when returning from the beach. Mosquitoes were only bad at sunset, but the biggest environmental issue for me was the noise from the big bikes that ran up and down Chuckanut Drive. I didn't use the parks restroom facilities, but my daughter said they were clean, but "smelled musty because the fan was broken". The pull-through sites are 30 amp, but I did see that 2 of them had 50 amp connector for what it's worth. One final note about the park is how convenient it is to local sites. Historic Fairhaven has lots of neat shops and is the hopping off point for the Alaska Ferry System and visits to Vancouver, Mt. Baker Ski area (with the beautiful views at Artists Point) and down to Whidbey Island. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older state park so getting around and finding a site for a decent size RV is difficult. We had real problems with leveling on the pull-through sites. Also, the park does get a little "rowdy" on the weekends. We stayed here in order to visit relatives on the south side of Bellingham since there weren't any other RV park alternatives in that area. We had difficulty trying to find a park attendant to answer questions, but it was the last week of taking reservations so the number of staff had been decreased by then. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a beautiful state park. Many hiking and biking trails. The beach area is awesome with lots of rocks to climb. They have a big playground and grassy field for kids. Very clean and well kept. Spacious and secluded camp sites. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.