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.
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.
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.
[ 6 / 10 ]
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.
Owners told us that the park had been bought by the government and will be closing soon. Park to be dismantled, levee lowered and land returned to the Yakima River. Park had both campers and long term residents. Dusty/gravel roads. OK for short term stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We pulled here in on Friday of the labor day weekend. It appeared to be clean and the owners were friendly. However, when they escorted us to our site, we were on a dirt room (very dusty). They were, however, spraying to keep the dust down. However, when we got to our site it was like parking in a dirt parking lot. Not a sign of grass near our site. There appeared to be many permanent sites. We really did not like the looks or feel of this campground and left immediately. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We would have rated this campground lower, but the staff was friendly so that's what brought it up. That's the only positive thing about this park. We should have read reviews here before camping. The complaints previously listed are accurate. The spaces and roads are incredibly tight. We barely made our turn into our spot. We have a 39' motorhome. I would not recommend trying to bring a rig this big into this campground. Other large rigs had similar problems coming in/out of the park. Roads within campground are way too tight for large rigs. Playground not in good shape and not much for kids to do. This place has potential but needs a lot of work. We definitely will not return unless there are substantial improvements. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were very disappointed in this KOA. When we arrived, after the office was closed, they did have a map waiting for us with the directions to our campsite. We couldn't find the campsite due to the fact that it was in a gravel parking area! So, we asked someone who was near by and he was very helpful and explaining to us that he lived at the park in a mobile home. So, he suggested that we just find an open spot and set up for the night and talk with the manager in the morning. When we got up the next day we were shocked to see not only old mobile homes but also old camping trailers with permanent residents. The manager did find us a better spot but it was next to the old camping trailers which also had broken down cars that had garbage filled in them. The bathrooms were clean and we did enjoy the ducks flying in and out of the pond. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This park has very narrow sites. Roads are mostly un-paved and very dusty. Too many full time residents with cars coming and going all hours of the day and night. Lakes are nasty with ducks everywhere along with feathers and droppings. Watch out where you step. You have to pick up after your pets but the owners think duck waste is OK. Complain to the owners and they act as if they don't know what you are talking about. Save your money, don't go to this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very narrow sites, hazardous to your RV. Hornets nests in electrical boxes. Everything closes down at 8:00PM, nothing for the kids to do after that. Traffic going in and out all night long as is also a trailer park. Kicked everyone out of pool during storm and never reopened pool afterwards till next morning. Wildlife(skunk) roaming park - very smelly. Would not ever go back to this park - don't waste your money!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I reserved way back in January for May and was disappointed that we were put in a site that was actually too small for our rig just because the park was very busy that weekend with kids soccer tournaments. Other than that the park was just ok, sites all grass or dirt, close together. No cable or internet. A little pricey for what you got. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a wonderful place to stay. Every fall (prior to the purchased of our trailer) we would go in with a group of friends and stay in a few of the two room "Kamping Kabins". Then for the next couple of days we would all tour the Yakima Wine Country. The showers located proximal to the "Kamping Kabins" would usually be locked up for the upcoming winter temperatures, but that was fine, we would just use the main restroom/shower area which was clean and tidy. The mornings were so crisp and bright. I would take a warm comfy shower and then scurry back to the "Kamping Kabins" in the crisp morning air as the steam rose from my wet hair to get ready for a wonderful day touring and tasting wine from the nearby Yakima Wineries. In the evening we would always have a fire in the fire pits in front of the "Kamping Kabins" which were located near the shore of the lake. The fire would reflect in the water of the lake and it was absolutely mesmerizing with its contrasting warmth to the cold night air. I was soon nodding off in no time and sleeping in one of the comfy beds in the "Kamping Kabin". The owners always made sure that we had portable electric radiators for heat in the "Kamping Kabins" for the cold fall nights and I can honestly say that we have very fond memories from staying here and would gladly stay here again. The park is clean, and whimsical. Especially with the permanent man fishing in his boat in the lake. I love all the spider webs that fisherman has strung all around him and the sign as you leave that reminds you to check to see if you have everything, including "your wife". :) We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
This is a different kind of review because we chose not to stay here once we arrived but because the only other reviewer gave this place a 10 we thought it was necessary to post an opposing view. We called ahead but only got a recording. Upon arrival, Saturday around noon, we found the office and store locked with a note saying check-in was only between 9-11 or 4-6. We looked around the park for available sites, park was mostly empty, and found most of the sites to be unlevel and covered with leaves. The ponds were full of scum and the river access, if there is any, is heavily overgrown. Definitely not a 10 in our book. Try Sportsmans State Park around the corner. Much better choice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Clean restrooms, very clean! Friendly staff escorted me to my site and helped me back into my site, other sites were pull through, but this one was waterfront so it was not. A great KOA! We camped here in a camper.
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.
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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.