This is a forest service campground located in dense trees and ground foliage approx. 8 1/2 miles north of Hoodsport up the 119. They list the length limit at 30 feet but we're 35' and towing and had no problem getting in and parking our car(site # 11). The interior road is dirt/gravel and very dusty when a car drives by. We were here on a friday early afternoon and there were only a few people camping. By Saturday afternoon the place was full with people speeding in and out of the campground. There is no garbage service here but they do have water. We only noticed one restroom and that was located at the end of the campground loop. It's close to Lake Cushman where there is fishing/boating, hiking, swimming. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice quiet park. Contract managed, but owned by Tacoma Public Utilities. There is a very good swimming hole off the colder deeper lake, trails for walking, and it is not far from either Staircase or Hoodsport. Sites do not drain well in wet weather, but the parking pads stay above the high water mark. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate of $14 included $10 RPI, $3 “resort” fee and tax. This campground definitely has it’s good points and not so good points. Good ~ well forested with lots of mature trees – gives a feel of a state park; sites are large and private; very quiet; clean, but rundown; staff (the one guy we spoke to) was nice; sites have picnic tables and fire pits. Not so Good ~ the “clubhouse” is an old, musty single-wide trailer that just gives off an “icky” feel; the dump station (not all sites are full-hook ups) is nearly impossible to get to – a narrow road outside of the main campground that has huge potholes and standing water. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The rate is for Coast To Coast plus $2. for cable. The staff were friendly but not very knowledgeable about the area. Many sites will take large rigs. They are 2 or 3 pull thrus. There is a lot of shade. 20 sites have full hook ups with 50 amp electric and cable TV. The roads are paved and the sites are dirt with little gravel. Most sites are very wide with lots of vegetation and trees between them. It has the feeling of a state park try lay out. Our Verizon Air Card and phone worked well here. If they installed Wi-Fi and put down gravel on their sites we would rate this an 8. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
In the 2 years since we stayed here, the management has made many upgrades to the sites in the park. It continues as treed and beautiful but the sites have been cleared and made very acessable. The cable TV in our site (2) was the best I've had in terms of quality and selection in all the camping we've done in the past 2 years. With WiFi it would be a 10 We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
An older eclectic rv park. Staff was very helpful. After I found a site we liked, and found we couldn't open our slides, they came with a chain saw and lopers and cleared away the brush so we could open our slides. Heavy brush separates each site. Near scenic Hoodsport WA. We will visit again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoyed our stay at this park. Campground is on hill overlooking Hood Canal, part of Puget Sound. Dock with benches across the road is part of resort. Hoodsport is just a mile south with the entrance road to Staircase area of Olympic National Park. Several state park beaches not far away. The only complaint was that our pull through site put our motor home at its limit to get level. We had a neighbor who was unable to level his motor home. Highway 101 is busy during the day but nights were really quiet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice clean park. It has a spa and a dock across the highway on the hood canal. My son found the fishing to be very, very good from the dock. He caught more than 12 fish in a couple days. The park is very expensive though, one reason I down rated it. And the Wi-Fi is weak away from the office building. This is also the wrong side of Olympic NP to explore it. Get a campground on the North or West side for that. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We paid $28 per night for the weekly rate. Very friendly and tidy campground at the side of the Glen Ayr Motel. Pull through sites level with plenty of space for our 37 foot rig. Excellent services, including Wi-Fi and cable TV. Beautiful location on the Hood Canal in a quiet location. Small town of Hoodsport is 1 mile away with an IGA grocery store. Nearest Wal-Mart and larger shops at Shelton, about 13 miles away. If you want peace, quiet and relaxation, this is it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for a week. The park is very clean, tables and chairs at each site, propane barbeque grills available for guests to use, fish cleaning station, and very nice enclosed swim spa with a view of the canal. They have a wonderful deck and pier on the Hood Canal. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean and well kept. Good power and cable TV. Nice clean crushed rock sites with patios. The bathrooms, laundry and showers were very clean. If you can use a back in site ask for a creek side site and you will be lulled to sleep by a babbling mountain stream. Site 13 is the best, then site number 5. Sites 1 - 4 are close to the road and may have more road noise. Ocean, beach and dock access is across the road. There is also a great spa and clubhouse and a place to BBQ with gas grills provided. Office staff were friendly and helpful. This is a very well run place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Well-maintained and well-situated park overlooking the Hood Canal. One of the nicest that we have ever stayed in and would definitely return here. Helpful managers that made our stay very pleasant and enjoyable. Beautiful surroundings and all amenities provided as advertised. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had a nice time at this resort. Hosts are friendly, sites are nice size, had a picnic table and concrete pad. We were initially in the 50 amp sites, #1-6. At the time, these were the only 50 amp sites, and they were all back in. It looks like they have now added additional 50 amp pull through sites. Our site #1 had an amazing view. Many of the sites have a view of the canal, which is just across the street. Internet was good. They have a hot tub and a small picnic grove where there are BBQs for your use. Laundry room was clean, but didn't use bathrooms. Site was fairly level, but they had wood available to help if you'd need it. There is also a hotel here for friends who do not own RVs. There are no fire pits, but we would not have used them anyway. No "activities" for kids, but again, we would not have used them. It's an RV park, not a campground, but it's not a bunch of concrete slabs. We love the area and will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an excellent RV park along the Hood Canal. The motel is very nice and the RV sites are slightly removed from the motel. There is a spa and a private dock which you can use during your stay. The normal rate is $33 per night. The price listed is based on our monthly rate of $500. There is some shade but the larger pull throughs have no shade. This isn't really important as the weather is very mild, with some foggy mornings. The resort has amenities to cater to RV groups such as BBQ facilities and a large common room for meals and meetings. Cable TV and WiFi are excellent. It is a great location from which to explore the eastern side of the Olympic Peninsula. We spent two months at Glen-Ayr in our Airstream and will definitely come back again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We took this trip by selecting the RV resort online and as a last minute get away. We were thoroughly impressed. The resort is clean, has a clubhouse with pool table, and a BBQ area with large stainless steel BBQ's, and a large gazebo. Beautiful view of Hood Canal. The managers are a sweet, young couple who are beyond helpful and friendly. The resort has its own private dock that you can fish or do some crabbing. We had no idea how to crab, and the manager, came down to the dock with the crab pots we rented and showed us what to do. We had a wonderful family time! The park has a creek that is a great place to walk your dog too. It is close to places to kayak and close to a gas station and grocery store. We will definitely go back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A great location with gated access to dock on Hood Canal. There were benches to sit and enjoy the view or you could carry down folding campchairs. Very large hot tub: no children under 14 permitted and if under 18, an adult was required to be present. Failure to follow rules resulted in $50 fine. Showers and restrooms were very clean. There are 3-4 outside, propane barbecue grills. Management was very friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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I agree pretty much with the previous reviews from May 2009. This small park has FHU, cable, and Wi-Fi at the sites. It was not full when we were there, so the Wi-Fi situation may be different if the park is crowded. Also if full, the park would probably be quite cramped as the sites are not exceptionally large. Except for the aforementioned fishing activities and hot tub, there isn't much to do in the park and there is nowhere to walk since the road (US 101) has no shoulders. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great campground! We stayed here during a busy weekend. The campground has a nice dock you can walk to fish off of. You can also collect oysters and clams on their private beach across the street. Nice dog walking area although it is up a steep hill. Family friendly and activities to do. Bathrooms and showers were very clean. I would come back anytime! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a fairly nice park located across US 101 from the Hood Canal. Most sites have a water view and the park has its own private dock and beach where guests can gather clams and oysters (license required). There are no trees among the sites but tall firs surround the park on three sides. Sites are not real wide, but large enough to get awnings out. There is a patch of grass and a concrete patio with a small table and two plastic chairs between the sites. The parking pads are a combination of paved and gravel. The back-in sites seem to be more level than the pull-throughs. The park has a nice clubhouse and a large hot tub spa (shared with adjoining motel). Cable TV has about 60 channels, plus even more in the club house. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a small State Park in the Olympic National Forest system. There are 37 campsites, of which 18 are utility (30/50) sites, 17 are tent sites, and 2 are for bikers/hikers. This park does not take reservations, it's first come, first serve. It was August, mid-week (Wednesday), and I arrived around 11:00 AM. Campground was half-full, with only a few utility spots available. By Thursday, it was full (and kind of noisy!!!)! The camping spaces are "crammed" together. There are lots of trees for good shade, but you can still look out your window and wave to your neighboring camper. Some of the utility slots are back-in, and some are "half-circles" (try "bending" your RV around that slot!). If your RV is larger than 30 feet, you may not fit in any of the utility spaces, let alone trying to get into them! The driving road through the camping area is narrow and runs up and down hill in a circle with sharp curves. I had a back-in spot, but trying to back in was laborious. Fortunately, a very nice young boy from the neighboring camping spot offered to help me get in. The utility sites have an adequate place to pitch a tent next to your RV, and a fire-pit and picnic table. TV reception via antenna is adequate, not perfect, but adequate. There are hiking trails, and there is a beach across the highway. Next door to the park is a public RV resort with a laundromat, but I'm not sure if you're "allowed" to use the laundromat if you are staying at the State Park. I stayed two nights. If you leave your windows open while sleeping, you will hear the traffic on US Highway 101, even at 3:00 AM! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park comes across as somewhat shabby. Of what appears to have been a fairly thriving diverse enterprise only the RV park was operating when we visited. We had a water side site which had a 50 amp and a 20 amp service. The 20 amp did not function. The cable and WIFI worked better than many places we have stayed. The water side sites are a little tight but paved, level and clean. We enjoyed the view. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Rest-A-While should be put to rest. It is a big time "has been" place. Website looked good with waterfront sites, fresh fish market, marina, drive-in food, private clam and oyster beach, etc. When we arrived, we found that everything except the park's sites were closed up. Even the beach was posted as not safe because of some parasite infestation. They took a $20 deposit on even a fire pit, then didn't open the office until 10 am, which is after most rigs have left, thus, leaving the $20 for them. They charged our daughter and husband $7.00 per day per kid (they have 4), so that left a poor taste right there. Our sites were very old, but were overlooking the beautiful Hood Canal, which we did enjoy. All around, though, we won't return. This place is really an old relic that is all but dead. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are staying here for 5 nights. Our Bluebird group meets here every year. They have put in a few 50 amp hookups new this year. It's right on Hood Canal but not on the ocean. Some spots are right on the Canal. We are in site 19 with 50 amp full hookups. They also have sites across the road back in the trees. Place is pretty old, but the hookups are OK. Our group has been coming here for 8 years in the fall and we will continue to come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park, some sites are right on the water. Other sites located across the hwy, lots of shade. Call ahead to book sites on water as they fill up quickly. Very nice/helpful staff. Reasonable rates considering the location. Local shopping, gas and groceries within 2 miles. Stayed here last year and will come back again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Somehow they lost our reservation. Called in Feb. for a Memorial Day weekend spot & calling a week before arrival to confirm. We think they overrode our reservation w/someone in our same party w/the same last name. No apologies, etc. And they don't require deposits so I couldn't really prove that I ever called in the 1st place. Because of the Hood Canal Bridge closure, traffic on Hwy 101 in Hoodsport is up 63%, and it horrendous, ALL NIGHT long!! The way the hook-up's are, we had to have the bed in our 5th just feet away from 101 & it sounded like semi's were going to come barreling into us!! Plus, there's no privacy, not much for kids to do & Hoodsport doesn't offer much. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Overall campground was nice. Sites are pretty close to each other; no privacy. No fire pits, you have to rent them. Sites are not level, wish they would spend a few dollars to properly grade each site. Strange that they had hookups on the wrong side, had to purchase more hose to connect. Campground is very quite considering you are right on Hwy 101. Host are very nice, they even help get you into your site. Would stay there again if I could get a different site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a great stay here. I have ridden or driven by this place since I was a kid and never stopped. I have seen the cabins replaced with RV sites and never stayed here till now and it was a very pleasant experience all around. It is a bit old-fashioned as RV parks go as the sites run from short to stretched and some of them are kind of weird as to the hook-ups location. The front, beach, are kind of close, but since there weren't too many sites taken, they were more than adequate.. We have decided that since it's only 45 miles from home, we'll be doing some weekend trips this winter and we'll use the front sites. The restrooms are clean, nice laundry and a very nice meeting room. Oh, and it has a sling type boat launch and TONS of Oysters which you can either pick yourself or buy in the office. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had a great View of Hoods Canal from our water front site 28. They have a boat lift to lauch your boat. The oysters we picked on their beach for a very small fee where great. The only negative was the waterfront sites are a little close. The management and staff were very friendly. It's a place we'll visit again after the season rush is over. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice place for a short outing. Stayed here one night in a waterfront space. The office was friendly and helpful. WiFi Internet signal was very strong. There were many TV channels on the cable connection. Most of the facilities such as the office, clubhouses, laundry, and rest rooms are on the other side of the highway from the waterfront. The waterfront spaces get the best view but one needs to take a short walk across the highway to get to the main facilities. For meals you can go to the Tides Restaurant next door or try the nearby Lucky Dog Casino, which looks like an inviting space. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I camped here for a week with some friends. We chose Parkside as opposed to waterfront as the waterfront sites are mainly cement and very close together. But a great view of the canal. My site was close to the clubhouse and even tho there was a club meeting there that weekend the noise was minimal. The managers are very helpful and friendly. We had an issue with the septic tank backing up at one of the sites and their response was immediate. The owner happened to be there at the time and he also dug right in to help and deal with the cleanup. I really enjoyed my stay here and would definitely return again. The WiFi was one of the best I have encountered. There were 5 of us online (at our campsite) at the same time and still had reasonable speed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at a waterfront site with the weekly rate. There is no beach to speak of, not in a conventional sandy sense. At high tide the water is up to the wall, at low tide the gravel and vegetation beach is exposed. The beach front sites are feet from highway 101 with no sound or privacy barrier. Fortunately, the highway sees little traffic at night, so it wasn't too bad. Crystal clear cable with over 60 channels. WiFi is free, signal strengh was weak, but strong enough to connect and worked most of the time. We had the best camper neighbors at this park. I would, however, try a different park closer to the Port Thompson/Port Angeles area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a good weekend here on a warm summer weekend. Our neighbors were all regulars for the most part and were all very friendly. Following a posted calendar, we were allowed to shuck oysters on the park's private beach. We stayed in the main park, but when we return, we'll try the water side of the park, you are just steps from the Hood Canal. Park is under new ownership, so hopefully will not go downhill. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a surprise. This was a real nice and restful camp ground. We had a ocean site and it was just wonderful. Room to setup our stuff and enjoy the sites of Hood Canal. Very friendly staff. I would stay here again anytime I'm headed this way. We camped here in a Motorhome.