Fort Lewis Travel Camp Featured

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Location

Installation
Fort Lewis, WA
GPS Coordinates
47.10907, -122.5849
Location Information
Fort Lewis, WA
RV Gate Coordinates
47.1067442308571, -122.59113345375

Directions

Directions
Exit I-5 at Exit 120 between Olympia and Tacoma. Enter North Ft. Lewis, using right lane. Turn right at light; veer to right a Y. Good signage.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(253) 967-8282/7744
Mailing Address
Northwest Adventure Center, Bldg 8050, NCO Beach Road, North Fort Lewis, WA 98433

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD/NAF Civilians.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Accepted up to 90 days in advance.
Internet Access
Phone connection in office. Free W-Fi has been added in the commons area on Loop 100.
Campground Information
14 day stay limit from May 1 - Sep 30, with 14 day extension possible is space is available. 28 day stay limit from Oct 1 - Apr 30, with 28 day extension possible. 28 stay limit all year long. 3 day stay limit in overflow. Lakeside RV sites cost a few dollars more. Free sites are located at Chambers Lake and Lewis Lake with no services. Cabin prices vary on type of accommodation. Cabins available from Studio to Three bedroom. All cabins come with full kitchenettes. This includes stove, oven, microwave range, pots and pans and table service for four. All cabins have basic cable and telephones with local number access. All have showers and full bathrooms as well. Cable TV limited without a HDTV.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Propane, Tennis.
Amenities
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Picinic Area
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Boating, Boat Rentals
  • Boat Ramp
  • Hiking
  • Equestrian
  • Gas
  • Commissary
  • Exchange
  • Shoppete
  • Swimming
  • Marina
  • Post Office

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
48
W/30,50A/S/CATV
$22
N/A
N/A
Overflow
10
None
$5
N/A
N/A
Tent
5
None
$5.50
N/A
N/A
Camper/Tent (Rustic)
30
None
Free
N/A
N/A
Cabins
10
Full
$60 - $120
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Allowed with a completed HUB Form 816-1 (Registration of Personal Firearms) on file with the Provosts Marshal's office.
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Weather Information

Our state of the art outdoor facility opened, featuring a beautiful community of recreational cabins, is an absolute hit with Soldiers and their families looking to get away and live the great outdoors fantasy. Our cabins and RV Park are nestled in a quiet corner of American Lake on North Fort Lewis. American Lake is a recreational dream with fishing, boating and swimming as major draws. Fishing is available only steps away from your front door. Ducks, geese and mating pairs of bald eagles can often be seen enjoying this oasis along the I-5 corridor.

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The RV Park is great and has the potential of being better. Everything that is stated in the Campground Information is fact. Our site was classified as a lakeside site but that does not imply a lakeside view. There are perhaps 3 or 4 sites that can “see” the lake. The Campground is located in a beautiful wooded area with dense underbrush making a view of the lake almost impossible. Satellite reception is non-existent. They do have cable TV in the Campground but you have to borrow a satellite receiver from the office. The staff were courteous and do their best to be helpful. It is obvious that they have multiple duties and responsibilities working at the Northwest Adventure Center, which by the way, has a good assortment of outdoor equipment for sale or rent. There are two camp hosts residing in the Campground but you never see them. To the best of my knowledge there are no walking trails near the Campground. For those of us that like to go on long walks we have to fulfill that desire by walking on the roads or sidewalks. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at Ft. Lewis and look forward to returning at some time in the future. I would like to share a few things we discovered while we played tourist. If you are planning to visit Mt. Rainier National Park, plan for a very long and tiring day. It would probably be best to plan multiple days and/or possibly stay overnight closer to Mt. Rainier NP. We attempted to see and enjoy as much as we could in one day at Mt. Rainier but fell short of our goals. On the plus side, we have a good incentive to return. Also, you can save a little time by going through Ft. Lewis (Main) to Stryker Road and out the East Gate to Routes 507 and 7. I had a “boy’s day out” one day and took a ride to McChord AFB - I wanted to visit the Air Museum. I enjoyed my little adventure. The museum consists of two parts; a small building near the PX (BX)/Commissary complex, and static displays of well-maintained aircraft near the airstrip. What I found enjoyable was talking to the volunteers at both locations. They make a special effort to greet every visitor and provide a wealth of information about Air Force aircraft and McChord AFB history. While at McChord I also visited the BX, Commissary, and Holiday Park FamCamp. The BX seems to be similar to Ft. Lewis, but less crowded. The Commissary is small with narrow aisles. The RV Park at McChord appears to be a possibility for a future visit to the Tacoma area. Finally, one day we went to lunch at the Tacoma waterfront. The waterfront is not as picturesque as other waterfront’s that we have visited but the experience was enjoyable.
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harrylouise Reviewed by harrylouise August 02, 2013
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July 14-21, 2013

The RV Park is great and has the potential of being better. Everything that is stated in the Campground Information is fact. Our site was classified as a lakeside site but that does not imply a lakeside view. There are perhaps 3 or 4 sites that can “see” the lake. The Campground is located in a beautiful wooded area with dense underbrush making a view of the lake almost impossible. Satellite reception is non-existent. They do have cable TV in the Campground but you have to borrow a satellite receiver from the office. The staff were courteous and do their best to be helpful. It is obvious that they have multiple duties and responsibilities working at the Northwest Adventure Center, which by the way, has a good assortment of outdoor equipment for sale or rent. There are two camp hosts residing in the Campground but you never see them. To the best of my knowledge there are no walking trails near the Campground. For those of us that like to go on long walks we have to fulfill that desire by walking on the roads or sidewalks. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at Ft. Lewis and look forward to returning at some time in the future. I would like to share a few things we discovered while we played tourist. If you are planning to visit Mt. Rainier National Park, plan for a very long and tiring day. It would probably be best to plan multiple days and/or possibly stay overnight closer to Mt. Rainier NP. We attempted to see and enjoy as much as we could in one day at Mt. Rainier but fell short of our goals. On the plus side, we have a good incentive to return. Also, you can save a little time by going through Ft. Lewis (Main) to Stryker Road and out the East Gate to Routes 507 and 7. I had a “boy’s day out” one day and took a ride to McChord AFB - I wanted to visit the Air Museum. I enjoyed my little adventure. The museum consists of two parts; a small building near the PX (BX)/Commissary complex, and static displays of well-maintained aircraft near the airstrip. What I found enjoyable was talking to the volunteers at both locations. They make a special effort to greet every visitor and provide a wealth of information about Air Force aircraft and McChord AFB history. While at McChord I also visited the BX, Commissary, and Holiday Park FamCamp. The BX seems to be similar to Ft. Lewis, but less crowded. The Commissary is small with narrow aisles. The RV Park at McChord appears to be a possibility for a future visit to the Tacoma area. Finally, one day we went to lunch at the Tacoma waterfront. The waterfront is not as picturesque as other waterfront’s that we have visited but the experience was enjoyable.

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Because we have solar we camped in the overflow. Its been very quite and only cost five dollars a day. They have lots of room. At this time they have a few empty camp sites with full hookups. The regular site are among the tall trees. This campground has enabled us to visit all the tourist attraction on day trips. The campground itself looks very well taken care of. Beth
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pszenasi Reviewed by pszenasi July 13, 2013
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July 13, 2013

Because we have solar we camped in the overflow. Its been very quite and only cost five dollars a day. They have lots of room. At this time they have a few empty camp sites with full hookups. The regular site are among the tall trees. This campground has enabled us to visit all the tourist attraction on day trips. The campground itself looks very well taken care of. Beth

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We have stayed twice in the cabins, the first time in a studio, the second in a one-bedroom. Loved it both times! The cabins are comfortable and clean, the staff is very nice, the area is pretty and anything you want is to be found close by. We love this place!
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rabaob Reviewed by rabaob May 29, 2013
Last updated: May 30, 2013
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April, 2013

We have stayed twice in the cabins, the first time in a studio, the second in a one-bedroom. Loved it both times! The cabins are comfortable and clean, the staff is very nice, the area is pretty and anything you want is to be found close by. We love this place!

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Because we have to visit Fort Lewis regularly, this is a great place to stay with our 5th wheel RV. It is big-rig friendly, but note that maneuvering through the park to get to your site is a little tight. Beautiful and peaceful even with the rain. Camp host (Ursula, I think) was very friendly and helpful. The reservation system is still awful (that is the reason for the 4 in the overall experience). I called to make another reservation and confirm a previous reservation - 22 minutes after talking to several people I finally got things done.
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dellmatum Reviewed by dellmatum May 23, 2013
Last updated: May 24, 2013
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May 2013

Because we have to visit Fort Lewis regularly, this is a great place to stay with our 5th wheel RV. It is big-rig friendly, but note that maneuvering through the park to get to your site is a little tight. Beautiful and peaceful even with the rain. Camp host (Ursula, I think) was very friendly and helpful. The reservation system is still awful (that is the reason for the 4 in the overall experience). I called to make another reservation and confirm a previous reservation - 22 minutes after talking to several people I finally got things done.

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T.P. left this review using the Directory software: - Visited for 3 days excellent camp. Staff is very friendly and professional. It is a good thing they have cable because over the air reception is limited and due to the very wooded nature of the park there is no satellite reception. You will need to pick up a converter box when you check in to use the cable. The box is free but you have to leave a $150.00 deposit on the box. They run a paper credit card slip when you pick up the box and return the slip when you bring back the box. Will use this camp again.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy April 11, 2013
Last updated: April 11, 2013
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Feb 22-24, 2013

T.P. left this review using the Directory software: - Visited for 3 days excellent camp. Staff is very friendly and professional. It is a good thing they have cable because over the air reception is limited and due to the very wooded nature of the park there is no satellite reception. You will need to pick up a converter box when you check in to use the cable. The box is free but you have to leave a $150.00 deposit on the box. They run a paper credit card slip when you pick up the box and return the slip when you bring back the box. Will use this camp again.

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Very much a 'vacation spot' vs those of us that are full-time...we had to move 4 times the first two weeks! The Adventure Center store is stocked and people were pleasant and accommodating but their reservation system sucks! 2 RV's were going to have literally flip sites for one day before one couple left!!-the RV'ers worked it out. They need to update their systems! Most sites were sorta flat but some were way uneven. The lake with fishing and party on boats was noisy some days and some military helicopter practice could be watched. I picked up trash in every site we were in but then watched them blow leaves on empty sites the last visit thru. Watch out for tree sap in many sites and you can tell they haven't ever washed a table there. You can have mail or UPS/FED-Ex delivered at Adventure Center. Our Verizon MI-FI was fine as you have to go to commons room to get wi-fi. Both sets of camphosts were visible and available and helpful. 2 HUGE dog parks on main base and the Pet Brigade offers many services like kenneling or baths etc. We would come back here again vs McChord and just try to make reservations 6 months in advance!
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rouxster Reviewed by rouxster October 13, 2012
Last updated: October 14, 2012
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Aug.-Sept. 2012

Very much a 'vacation spot' vs those of us that are full-time...we had to move 4 times the first two weeks! The Adventure Center store is stocked and people were pleasant and accommodating but their reservation system sucks! 2 RV's were going to have literally flip sites for one day before one couple left!!-the RV'ers worked it out. They need to update their systems! Most sites were sorta flat but some were way uneven. The lake with fishing and party on boats was noisy some days and some military helicopter practice could be watched. I picked up trash in every site we were in but then watched them blow leaves on empty sites the last visit thru. Watch out for tree sap in many sites and you can tell they haven't ever washed a table there. You can have mail or UPS/FED-Ex delivered at Adventure Center. Our Verizon MI-FI was fine as you have to go to commons room to get wi-fi. Both sets of camphosts were visible and available and helpful. 2 HUGE dog parks on main base and the Pet Brigade offers many services like kenneling or baths etc. We would come back here again vs McChord and just try to make reservations 6 months in advance!

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This camp was great. We first went to McChord AFB and it was full. We drove to Ft Lewis and they had several spaces that could accommodate our 40' motorhome. The staff who checked us in were very pleasant. They had us drive around the park and select our site. The site was full hookup with cable included. It was clean, quiet, forested. Our only negative is the location. It is 40 miles south of Seattle. We spent a lot of time driving back and forth to visit our son, do sightseeing and attend a Mariners baseball game. However, this was the closest camp and we enjoyed our stay.
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rhoge Reviewed by rhoge October 11, 2012
Last updated: October 12, 2012
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October 1-7, 2012

This camp was great. We first went to McChord AFB and it was full. We drove to Ft Lewis and they had several spaces that could accommodate our 40' motorhome. The staff who checked us in were very pleasant. They had us drive around the park and select our site. The site was full hookup with cable included. It was clean, quiet, forested. Our only negative is the location. It is 40 miles south of Seattle. We spent a lot of time driving back and forth to visit our son, do sightseeing and attend a Mariners baseball game. However, this was the closest camp and we enjoyed our stay.

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Stayed there two years and both times the reservation was messed up. They use a computer method and a big book where they line out sites taken. This year, I made a reservation, then called up well in advance to modify and was told it was OK. Once I got there, checked in and looked to extend another day and was told that even my first modification was not OK. The gray haired woman behind the desk was RUDE RUDE RUDE and basically told me that their information was in conflict so I could not extend and it was just too bad for me. So in essence, their mistake, I had to cut my stay short. There is no excuse for this sort of thing. I also was hassled when returning the cable box regarding a missing piece that we never got when we checked the unit out. So, beware if you are thinking of staying here. Your reservation will likely be goofed up and you will not be treated well. I like the setting but I do not like being treated so horribly while here. The gray haired woman was unwilling to discuss the screw up with me further and basically just shut me down. There is no excuse to be this way and once there, they should do what they can to accommodate vets once we are there. Hopefully this situation will improve as I really like staying at Ft. Lewis.
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sgtbooboo Reviewed by sgtbooboo August 27, 2012
Last updated: August 27, 2012
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Aug 13-24, 2012

Stayed there two years and both times the reservation was messed up. They use a computer method and a big book where they line out sites taken. This year, I made a reservation, then called up well in advance to modify and was told it was OK. Once I got there, checked in and looked to extend another day and was told that even my first modification was not OK. The gray haired woman behind the desk was RUDE RUDE RUDE and basically told me that their information was in conflict so I could not extend and it was just too bad for me. So in essence, their mistake, I had to cut my stay short. There is no excuse for this sort of thing. I also was hassled when returning the cable box regarding a missing piece that we never got when we checked the unit out. So, beware if you are thinking of staying here. Your reservation will likely be goofed up and you will not be treated well. I like the setting but I do not like being treated so horribly while here. The gray haired woman was unwilling to discuss the screw up with me further and basically just shut me down. There is no excuse to be this way and once there, they should do what they can to accommodate vets once we are there. Hopefully this situation will improve as I really like staying at Ft. Lewis.

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This place was above what we expected after reading the posts from a year ago. The site was perfect, all hookups worked with no issues. The main common bathroom/laundry combo was clean and useful. Showered and then was able to do laundry while I caught up on my emails with the wireless. The camp was full and we weren't able to stay an extra night as we had hoped. It it was our own fault for not doing it quick enough. Will stay here when we come back to the area.
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redradjel Reviewed by redradjel August 09, 2012
Last updated: August 10, 2012
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Aug1-4, 2012

This place was above what we expected after reading the posts from a year ago. The site was perfect, all hookups worked with no issues. The main common bathroom/laundry combo was clean and useful. Showered and then was able to do laundry while I caught up on my emails with the wireless. The camp was full and we weren't able to stay an extra night as we had hoped. It it was our own fault for not doing it quick enough. Will stay here when we come back to the area.

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I was initially put off by some of the photos posted on this site, but as it is the nearest facility for our needs, we took it anyway. We were pleasantly surprised. The camp is clean and well kept. Access was easy and our site was spacious, paved and clean. The only problem arose when I discovered the electric hookup had only 50 AMP and I have a 30 AMP rig. I went to the camp recreation store and was able to get an adapter. Problem solved. The registration desk/store is a actually a sporting goods store. They have equipment for most anything you'd care to do. It was fun browsing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will use this facility again when the opportunity arises.
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Aviator13 Reviewed by Aviator13 September 27, 2011
Last updated: September 28, 2011
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August 5, 2011

I was initially put off by some of the photos posted on this site, but as it is the nearest facility for our needs, we took it anyway. We were pleasantly surprised. The camp is clean and well kept. Access was easy and our site was spacious, paved and clean. The only problem arose when I discovered the electric hookup had only 50 AMP and I have a 30 AMP rig. I went to the camp recreation store and was able to get an adapter. Problem solved. The registration desk/store is a actually a sporting goods store. They have equipment for most anything you'd care to do. It was fun browsing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will use this facility again when the opportunity arises.

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Great park from the standpoint of privacy, beauty of surroundings, security, mostly large sites, and the overwhelming smell of pine! Be sure you have reservations in the summer as this place is packed particularly on weekends from May until October. Direct phone to camp office is 253-967-8282 and Sharon seems to be the most knowledgeable of the staff. Directions are correct in review below (make sure you go to the NORTH gate), but if you don't have a military vehicle registration decal on your windshield, you will be directed to the Visitor Center next to the main gate for a decal and/or visitor pass. My husband had to jockey our fifth wheel back and forth behind parked cars in the VC parking lot while he waited for me to go through a line of 50 people for my turn! Security here is high right now. Cost is ridiculous compared to military parks across the nation. 50AMP and lakeside is $25 a nite and if you want 50AMP, you will be on a lakeside site as there are only 3 others in the park. Lakeside doesn't mean you can see the lake, BTW. Most sites seem pretty level, but be sure your RV will fit on the site you are assigned -- some are pull throughs with plenty of space or NO space at all. One van was parked on a corner pull through and had to put up orange cones so people wouldn't run over them! Very tight, lots of curves getting through the park. Does need a field day to clean up not only overgrowth, but trash and cigarette butts. Two docks for boating and fishing, nice log cabins, plenty of woods/shade, noisy if on the road side of the park as freeway is not far either, Bistro on the other side of the lake is nearest restaurant. And you will not want to leave the base during rush hours, as the traffic on I-5 near any of the base exits and the dome in Tacoma is at a standstill then and on the weekends (expect delays wherever you go!). Did not use the shower/laundry as we are self contained. Staff very helpful to accommodate our extended time needs due to VA tests. Nice adventure rental center as part of camp office -- can rent just about anything for summer fun.
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Major1 Reviewed by Major1 August 16, 2011
Last updated: August 17, 2011
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August 2011

Great park from the standpoint of privacy, beauty of surroundings, security, mostly large sites, and the overwhelming smell of pine! Be sure you have reservations in the summer as this place is packed particularly on weekends from May until October. Direct phone to camp office is 253-967-8282 and Sharon seems to be the most knowledgeable of the staff. Directions are correct in review below (make sure you go to the NORTH gate), but if you don't have a military vehicle registration decal on your windshield, you will be directed to the Visitor Center next to the main gate for a decal and/or visitor pass. My husband had to jockey our fifth wheel back and forth behind parked cars in the VC parking lot while he waited for me to go through a line of 50 people for my turn! Security here is high right now. Cost is ridiculous compared to military parks across the nation. 50AMP and lakeside is $25 a nite and if you want 50AMP, you will be on a lakeside site as there are only 3 others in the park. Lakeside doesn't mean you can see the lake, BTW. Most sites seem pretty level, but be sure your RV will fit on the site you are assigned -- some are pull throughs with plenty of space or NO space at all. One van was parked on a corner pull through and had to put up orange cones so people wouldn't run over them! Very tight, lots of curves getting through the park. Does need a field day to clean up not only overgrowth, but trash and cigarette butts. Two docks for boating and fishing, nice log cabins, plenty of woods/shade, noisy if on the road side of the park as freeway is not far either, Bistro on the other side of the lake is nearest restaurant. And you will not want to leave the base during rush hours, as the traffic on I-5 near any of the base exits and the dome in Tacoma is at a standstill then and on the weekends (expect delays wherever you go!). Did not use the shower/laundry as we are self contained. Staff very helpful to accommodate our extended time needs due to VA tests. Nice adventure rental center as part of camp office -- can rent just about anything for summer fun.

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I was at first put off by the photos shown, but decided to tough it out. Surprise, Surprise! The camp has relatively recently been refurbished and is remarkable. The showers and bathroom facilities are new and spotlessly maintained. All lanes and sites are paved and well maintained. I find this campground superior to many civilian campgrounds I have used.
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Aviator13 Reviewed by Aviator13 August 06, 2011
Last updated: August 06, 2011
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July 5-8, 2011

I was at first put off by the photos shown, but decided to tough it out. Surprise, Surprise! The camp has relatively recently been refurbished and is remarkable. The showers and bathroom facilities are new and spotlessly maintained. All lanes and sites are paved and well maintained. I find this campground superior to many civilian campgrounds I have used.

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This is one of the best RV parks we have ever stayed at. To begin with, the sites are fairly level. The majority are quite large, wooded lots with a picnic table and grill. The combined bathroom/laundry/computer/TV building is well maintained and very clean. Cable TV reception is excellent. Fairly close access to both the commissary and PX. Definitely a great deal at $20.00 per night. We will definitely return.
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billb1959 Reviewed by billb1959 July 17, 2011
Last updated: July 17, 2011
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July 3 - 5, 2011

This is one of the best RV parks we have ever stayed at. To begin with, the sites are fairly level. The majority are quite large, wooded lots with a picnic table and grill. The combined bathroom/laundry/computer/TV building is well maintained and very clean. Cable TV reception is excellent. Fairly close access to both the commissary and PX. Definitely a great deal at $20.00 per night. We will definitely return.

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We landed here without reservations - bad mistake in the summer! We moved 3 times but the staff was very helpful in locating spaces for us to park our big rig. Lots of amenities on the joint bases (McChord & Lewis and don't forget Camp Murray) and a good place to play tourist from - Seattle, Tacoma, Mt. Ranier. Staff is pleasant and helpful with accommodations and suggestions for touring the area. MWR office has discount tickets for local attractions. Facilities were clean. The only down side was the laundry - there are 2 in the park. In the 2 weeks we were there, one had all 4 washers working and only 1 dryer. The other had 2 washers working and 4 dryers. Very family friendly park and there seemed to be some permanent residents (active duty?) there. We'd certainly return.
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mainer2 Reviewed by mainer2 July 12, 2011
Last updated: July 12, 2011
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6/19/11 to 7/4/11

We landed here without reservations - bad mistake in the summer! We moved 3 times but the staff was very helpful in locating spaces for us to park our big rig. Lots of amenities on the joint bases (McChord & Lewis and don't forget Camp Murray) and a good place to play tourist from - Seattle, Tacoma, Mt. Ranier. Staff is pleasant and helpful with accommodations and suggestions for touring the area. MWR office has discount tickets for local attractions. Facilities were clean. The only down side was the laundry - there are 2 in the park. In the 2 weeks we were there, one had all 4 washers working and only 1 dryer. The other had 2 washers working and 4 dryers. Very family friendly park and there seemed to be some permanent residents (active duty?) there. We'd certainly return.

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Stayed in site 122 - very noisy with road traffic. As with prev reviews, very clean facilities, camp host, site 123, very helpful. Grounds definitely need "field day" to clean and trim brush overgrowth. Super nice restroom, showers, laundry, and common room. Disappointed it is locked at 2200hrs, difficult for late arrivals when services are locked. Agree with assessment of lake sites. Overall excellent park. Directions are lacking - didn't find any signage until we actually entered the park area.
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elysium3 Reviewed by elysium3 June 18, 2011
Last updated: June 18, 2011
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Jun 17 2011

Stayed in site 122 - very noisy with road traffic. As with prev reviews, very clean facilities, camp host, site 123, very helpful. Grounds definitely need "field day" to clean and trim brush overgrowth. Super nice restroom, showers, laundry, and common room. Disappointed it is locked at 2200hrs, difficult for late arrivals when services are locked. Agree with assessment of lake sites. Overall excellent park. Directions are lacking - didn't find any signage until we actually entered the park area.

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Directions: Use exit 120 and take the ramp to North Fort Lewis. Go thru the gate, ID required, and a right at the first light. Bear right after 100 yards on to NCO Beach road. Campground on the left after about a quarter mile. We stayed three nights in space 202. WiFi is not available campground-wide. If you need it, make sure you reserve a site in the "commons". Staff is helpful. The office is staffed by competent, knowledgeable MWR employees. Did not see the Camp Host. Not sure what the duties are. Phone number has changed: We used (253) 967-7744. Rates have also changed. Facilities on post are first class. Campground has tight corners but navigable if you are careful and go slowly. We had a campsite near some apparent "homesteaders" The classic definition of "trailer trash". A real sty. Surprising that the management let this occur. Small children lived there too. The Bistro, a nearby pizza/pasta restaurant on post was not open in spite of the brochure which said that it was.
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4.9
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5.0
AZtravelers Reviewed by AZtravelers May 02, 2011
Last updated: May 03, 2011
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April 28, 29, 30, 2011

Directions: Use exit 120 and take the ramp to North Fort Lewis. Go thru the gate, ID required, and a right at the first light. Bear right after 100 yards on to NCO Beach road. Campground on the left after about a quarter mile. We stayed three nights in space 202. WiFi is not available campground-wide. If you need it, make sure you reserve a site in the "commons". Staff is helpful. The office is staffed by competent, knowledgeable MWR employees. Did not see the Camp Host. Not sure what the duties are. Phone number has changed: We used (253) 967-7744. Rates have also changed. Facilities on post are first class. Campground has tight corners but navigable if you are careful and go slowly. We had a campsite near some apparent "homesteaders" The classic definition of "trailer trash". A real sty. Surprising that the management let this occur. Small children lived there too. The Bistro, a nearby pizza/pasta restaurant on post was not open in spite of the brochure which said that it was.

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This is a great facility, it has all of the amenities you could want but the park needs trimming. It is so full of brush that the trees even lay in next to your unit. The stumps are right behind and beside your unit and that makes it easy to hit them with your rig. They charge extra for every day you stay for being close to the lake. You can't even see the lake from most of the sites. They also charge extra for 50 amp service. There is a nice BX and commissary at this base and it is close to the fam camp. We never needed the bathrooms so I can't rate that. The wi-fi don't work in the campground except for about 4 spots. Someone stated there was a discount for monthly rates but I never seen that. The staff was helpful.
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3.3
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2.0
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3.0
bill6750 Reviewed by bill6750 April 30, 2011
Last updated: May 01, 2011
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Apr. 20-May 5-2011

This is a great facility, it has all of the amenities you could want but the park needs trimming. It is so full of brush that the trees even lay in next to your unit. The stumps are right behind and beside your unit and that makes it easy to hit them with your rig. They charge extra for every day you stay for being close to the lake. You can't even see the lake from most of the sites. They also charge extra for 50 amp service. There is a nice BX and commissary at this base and it is close to the fam camp. We never needed the bathrooms so I can't rate that. The wi-fi don't work in the campground except for about 4 spots. Someone stated there was a discount for monthly rates but I never seen that. The staff was helpful.

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E.L. left this review using the Directory software: - The recent change is fees for the campground resulted in a split fee depending on your location. 50 amp sites near the water are $25 per day. 50 amp sites away from the water are $22.50. 30 amp sites are $20 per day. There is a discount for paying for the month. Starting in May, stay is limited to two weeks, but if sites are available, you can move to another site. The folks at the Northwest Adventure Center handle reservations, and are a great group. The campground is one of the best I've visited on the West Coast. There is plenty of room between the sites so that your not on top of your neighbors. The Wi-Fi is limited to the commons area. Restrooms are always clean.
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4.2
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy April 25, 2011
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September 2010-April 2011

E.L. left this review using the Directory software: - The recent change is fees for the campground resulted in a split fee depending on your location. 50 amp sites near the water are $25 per day. 50 amp sites away from the water are $22.50. 30 amp sites are $20 per day. There is a discount for paying for the month. Starting in May, stay is limited to two weeks, but if sites are available, you can move to another site. The folks at the Northwest Adventure Center handle reservations, and are a great group. The campground is one of the best I've visited on the West Coast. There is plenty of room between the sites so that your not on top of your neighbors. The Wi-Fi is limited to the commons area. Restrooms are always clean.

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This is a nice, clean well-maintained park. The office staff sometimes act as if they are bothered by your presence--maybe it was just a bad day. Wifi works only in the laundry area in the 100 section. The main base is on the other side of the interstate which makes things a bit inconvenient going back and forth (show ID'd every time) to the commissary and exchange. I recommend this park for a great stop over to see parts of Olympic National Park, Seattle/Tacoma, and the Puget Sound area.
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3.7
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4.0
Waccamaw Reviewed by Waccamaw August 25, 2010
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July 25-July 31 2010

This is a nice, clean well-maintained park. The office staff sometimes act as if they are bothered by your presence--maybe it was just a bad day. Wifi works only in the laundry area in the 100 section. The main base is on the other side of the interstate which makes things a bit inconvenient going back and forth (show ID'd every time) to the commissary and exchange. I recommend this park for a great stop over to see parts of Olympic National Park, Seattle/Tacoma, and the Puget Sound area.

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We spent two nights there in July and enjoyed it. The site was level, paved, and spacious. There were shrubs planted to provide privacy from neighboring campers. My granddaughter loved riding her bike along the nice paved roads in the camp. The sparkling clear lake was about 30 feet behind my camper. A really nice place to stop when going up to Vancouver. I found the staff to be helpful and cooperative.
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4.6
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4.0
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5.0
jaycbobo1 Reviewed by jaycbobo1 July 30, 2010
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July 18 thru July 20, 2010

We spent two nights there in July and enjoyed it. The site was level, paved, and spacious. There were shrubs planted to provide privacy from neighboring campers. My granddaughter loved riding her bike along the nice paved roads in the camp. The sparkling clear lake was about 30 feet behind my camper. A really nice place to stop when going up to Vancouver. I found the staff to be helpful and cooperative.

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