Holiday Park FamCamp

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Location

Installation
Joint Base Lewis - McChord Tacoma, WA
GPS Coordinates
47.120368, -122.469334
Location Information
McChord AFB, Tacoma, WA

Directions

Directions
From I-5 exit 122B turn south to main gate, follow main road to Barnes rd, turn right. Proceed to Lincoln blvd turn left follow Lincoln then turn right on Outer dr, follow past the end of the runway to Holiday Park sign on the right. Just past the rv dump check-in at the office on your right.(After hours self register at the bulletin board across from the office).

Map

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Map of Holiday Park FamCamp

Contact Information

Phone Number
(253) 982-5488 Adventures Unlimited: (253) 982-2206
Mailing Address
Holiday Park FamCamp, c/o Adventures Unlimited, 62 SVS.SVRO, Bldg 739, McChord AFB, WA 98438-5000

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, Retired Military, 0-100% DAV, Purple Heart Recipients, Former POW, Veteran Caregivers, DoD Civilians. Read this Article on Authorized Users
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Reservations may be accepted up to 1 year in advance. The total balance is due at time of reservation. Cancelations or changes must be made 30 days prior to the day of check-in to receive a full refund. From the 30-day mark up until 7 days prior to check-in, a 75% refund will be granted. Cancelations made within 7 days prior to the day of check-in will receive a 50% refund.
Internet Access
WiFi available in the office and clubhouse, with a short range.
Mail Forwarding
Use the McChord AFB Post Office for General Mail. ---- UPS and FedEx can deliver to: (Your name), c/o Holiday Park Famcamp, Bldg 260 Outer Drive, McChord AFB, WA 98438
Pet Information
Maximum of 3 pets allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules.
Campground Information
After 14 days (28 days in the winter) customer must rotate to a different space. Prices vary based on season and rank. Lowest prices are for Active Duty E1 - E4 from Oct 1st - March 31st. $1.00 for washer and $1.00 for dryer.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Recreation Center, Club house.
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Playground
  • Picinic Area
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Commissary
  • Exchange

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
37
W/30,50A/S
$23 - $35
N/A
N/A
RV Sites
?
W/30A/S
$20 - $33
N/A
N/A
Overflow
16
None
$10 - $22
N/A
N/A
Tent Sites
12
None
$8 - $20
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Firearms are to be registered with the Base Police.
DoD Interactive Comment Evaluation

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Weather Information

Holiday Park is a nine acre area that contains FamCamp, the Pavilion and a private Scouting area. It has covered picnic shelters, tables, and grills. Holiday Park is open to all McChord patrons on a first come, first served basis for all picnic shelters.

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Videos

Military Campground near Tacoma, WA!  JBLM's Holiday Park is a great place to enjoy the shade!
Driving tour of Holiday Park FamCamp at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, WA.
McChord AFB Famcamp

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User reviews

48 reviews
 
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3.9
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4.4(48)
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3.8(48)
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3.4(48)
Value
 
4.2(48)
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21-28 September 2022
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Great place to stay if you want to do some visiting in the Olympia/Tacoma area. Easy access on base, spacious RV sites with full hook ups and many trails to walk or ride bikes around the base. The only reason I rated facilities down, there was only one working washer at that time. The nice lady who checked us in said they were waiting for new washers to arrive. Other than that, we would certainly stay here again!
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August 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
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5.0
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
Of the three campgrounds in the are, this one definitely has the most shade. Even through it is at the end of the flighline, the noise isn't too bad. It is also pretty close to the Exchange and other services.
Military Campground near Tacoma, WA!  JBLM's Holiday Park is a great place to enjoy the shade!
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May 21, 2022
Overall rating
 
4.3
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
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4.0
We needed a last minute spot and Lydia was very accommodating. We only need 14 days of dry camping. We also stored our fifth wheel for a week at only $5.00 per day.
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November 21-26, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.3
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
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4.0
Value
 
5.0
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4.0
We stayed here to visit family on the base during the Thanksgiving week. We had stayed here before many years ago and did enjoy our time here. The commissary/exchange and gas station are close by. When we visited below, they were adding sewer to most of the RV sites, which is certainly very nice especially if you are staying here for several days. Our site, #32 was on a loop that did have the newer sewer hook ups and easy access. Access to the base was via the main gate on Bridgeport Way, and I had no issues at all entering or leaving in my 30' Class C pulling a Jeep Cherokee. We did not use the laundry or bathroom facilities so I couldn't rate their cleanliness. The nice addition is to be able to watch the C-5's and other aircraft do their touch-n-go's on the adjacent airstrip; just love hearing that "sound of freedom"!
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July 1st -12, 2021
Overall rating
 
4.7
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Holiday is much different from the other two military fam camps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord as it is very wooded and has no access to American Lake. Staff are very friendly and helpful. I was close to the office (Site #2) and was glad I have a small rig (22 ft) as with lots of trees it can be a challenge to back it for a lot of sites. I was at Camp Murray for June so I was glad to go check out the park beforehand. My site had a full septic tank which was looked at but not resolved while I was there. I was warned about this from the prior occupant whom used it at an excuse why he was checking out late (noon). I made sure to start early so I wouldn't have that problem as you had to stop and start the drain to insure it didn't overrun. No cable or wifi at the sites but a decent amount of over the air channels are available. Clubhouse wasn't open so unless you sit on office porch you won't have wifi. Laundry was $1 for wash and 25 cents for 15 mins of dry and change machine is available. A bit noisy since located at the end of the runway but prefer jet noise over road noise any day. I will return to this park if I am in the area again & Camp Murray is not available.
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July 2021
Overall rating
 
4.7
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
3.0
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5.0
Value
 
5.0
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5.0
Holiday Park is beautiful. It's within a pine forest and you can even smell the pine in the air. Trees, trees and more trees. Keep that in mind when you make your decision to come here. Some sites are flanked on either side of the entrance with trees and others are somewhat easier. We were in site 37. It's close to the entrance to the park, but you have go through the entire park to get to it. Some of the roads you have to go on are skinny, curvy and, did I mention, full of trees. But, once you get settled it is great! Shaded, cooler than the temps out in the city, quiet (except for the occasional plane taking off or landing) and very relaxing. The sites are far apart in this section. You feel like in you're in the woods by yourself. Our first day here was the last day of the horrific heat wave in the PNW. It was 99 here in the shade. We arrived early to beat the heat, but the people that had this site were still here (12:30pm). They took 1 1/2 hours to move out while we sat with the engine running (check out is 11:00). Then, we had to jump through hoops of fire to get this rig in this site. Once we were settled we discovered that one leg of the 50amp was low voltage and we could only run one a/c. It didn't get resolved until the next morning because it required a new breaker and they didn't have one. The office is closed on Sunday and Monday - you better know your site number and how to get to it if you're going to arrive when the office is closed. We would come back again and again.
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Sept 2019
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Staff was awesome. We had rv issues and they truly helped us out until it was resolved. Pay raise for Jessica. Very family friendly. Some sites are very tight go early and inspect the site before dragging your 39ft toy hauler to many of the sites. McChord has lots of opportunities, we loved the library. Though the ants and their ant hills are a source of entertainment.....they do bite. Will stay again.
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26 August - 2 September 2019
Overall rating
 
2.7
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
1.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
2.0
Value
 
3.0
Overall Experience
 
3.0
This FAMCAMP is conveniently located to Tacoma and the surrounding areas. You could visit sites at Seattle from this location, but competing with the traffic would be a challenge. It is a reasonable location to perform a day trip to Mount Rainier National Park, which I'd highly recommend. On base, the FAMCAMP is convenient to the Base XChange and Commissary. Most sites are shaded amongst large and very tall trees. Great in the summer, but may be a challenge during the wet season of the year. Tree cover will likely impede satellite TV reception, but since you are near a large city, over the air TV reception is fairly reasonable. These are the positives. The negatives: "No one is minding the store!". Checkin was a challenge; no one is there on Sunday and Monday and the Camp Host doesn't start work until 5pm. About 5 of us didn't have any idea what site we had, only later to find out that is secretly listed on our email confirmation receipt, but not very "clear". My recommendation is to call in advance during one of their work days. Also, follow the directions on this website, the email conformation receipt they send to you in advance, suggests using Exit 122. Exit 122 is a terrible choice and is completly under construction. In addition, the dumpsters were overflowing with trash, so whatever frequency cycle they use to empty them, it isn't often enough. The laundry room hadn't been cleaned at all, in fact, one of our friends was so disgusted, they used their own broom to clean things up. Hopefully someone soon will start to mind the store, but this FAMCAMP has more positives than negatives in our opinion, so we will likely return. 
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August 2018
Overall rating
 
1.0
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1.0
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1.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
1.0
Value
 
1.0
Overall Experience
 
1.0
In all of our 35+ FamCamps, This place is the worse. Other than location I can't think of a single nice thing to say. First, the place is filthy. The bathrooms and laundry room have not been cleaned in years. Second, the reservation system is inconsistent and arbitrary. Checking with neighbors, we found different rules for every person we talked to. The camp hosts are clueless and the paid staff knows even less. The Base Commander should be embarrassed, better yet he should fire the head of MWR and start over. 
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Sept 4 - 11 2018
Overall rating
 
4.7
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
What a beautiful setting for a famcamp campground. The sites are in the tall pine trees with fhu's and paved sites. The office manager was very helpful with Amazon delivery instructions. Location was good for seeing Seattle and surrounding area attractions.
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Aug 22-27, 2018
Overall rating
 
3.9
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
We were looking for a spot in the Seattle area and they were tough to find. We looked at the reviews of all three famcamps at Jpint Base Lewis McChord. This seemed the best. The reviews are pretty limited and old, so thought it was time to update them. First, the directions worked perfectly and got us to the main gate at McChord Field. We made it through the gate with no problem in our 35’ Class A Motorhome with a toad. Talking with others here, they did as well. So do not worry about getting in. There are two lanes and no barriers. They do curve, but not an issue. Plenty of room to get through the gate. Just follow the directions on this page and no problem Next, the setting is tall ones and forested. Very pretty and a break from the urbaness of the surrounding city. That said, the roads are somewhat narrow but very navigable. They seem to put all the bigger rigs in the FHU upper loop, sites 20-37. These are all back in sites. Not very level. We had to use blocks under the tires and jacks. Many of the sites have rear sewer that is up hill! Kind of a pain but very workable with some patience. There are lots of trees, but we and others we spoke with had no issues with needing to trim. The sites looked like they had been tended for foliage. Each site has a picnic table and grill. There is very limited connectivity in the upper loop. No way you will get any satellite with all the trees. There is no cable. We did get some local OTA channels, but not all the major ones. Some sites might be better than others. We had good usable Verizon coverage for both voice and data. Their wi-if is pretty much useless. You can also get it at the office, where the router is, and sometimes at the clubhouse, hitch is nearby. We have a WiFi booster and could not even pick it up. There are no repeaters in the Park, and the bandwidth up and down is in the single digits. Not an issue if you are here just camping. We had to go o Starbucks in the BX for a good network. The staff seemed very friendly and helpful. Limited office hours, closed on Monday. They are not always able to answer your call, but do get back with you if you leave a message. They got back with us when we were making reservations and when we called in for directions. Just be patient. The facilities were clean, functional, but limited. Not sure about the previous reviews restroom experience but we used it everyday and they were always clean and supplied. There are only two showers each for men and women. There is a small laundry it’s with 3 washers and 3 dryers. All worked fine. No place to hang things while you are folding though. Also noticed that all the garbage is in the main loop and there are no dog bag stations anywhere, which really surprised me. We did notice a few sites that looked like they had been here a while, but really did. It seem to be lots of squatters. They have a 14 day in a site limit, and a 28 day park limit. So if your intent is to stay longer than 14 days you will need to move sites, and if you want to stay over 28 you will need to move to a different campground. They participate in the Air Firce Frequent Camper program so be sure and get a stamp towards your tier levels. I thought the rate was a little high, given the status of some of the amenities, but hard to complain for a $28 FHU that is big rig accessible. Too bad the local base leadership will not make a little more investment in the facility. There is tons of room for more sites. As I mentioned they could and it would be nice to make an investment in their WiFi and bandwidth. In today’s world people will pay a dollar or two more for good connectivity. That said, the staff seems to do a nice job of taking care of what they have. Overall we had a very nice and good experience and would stay here again. 
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May 12-30, 2017
Overall rating
 
2.2
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
1.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
1.0
Value
 
2.0
Overall Experience
 
2.0
It's a shame that Holiday Park is not maintained because it is a naturally beautiful park. There was no maintenance man on site from the beginning of December to mid-February, and nobody picked up his duties. The bathooms were constantly filthy, and so were the common areas - there's mold, mud, fecal matter, you name it. There is also no heat in the clubhouse, so the only things you are really paying for are your spot to camp and hot water in a disgusting shower. The park manager, Amanda Anderson, ignored any complaints, and she and the camp hosts habitually called paying customers homeless liars, also telling the MPs to step up patrols. I understand that, being part of a huge metroplex with a proportionally huge homeless population, they have had issues here with homeless vets, but it is extremely degrading and unprofessional for the management to go around assuming that everybody else here is in the same boat. Your money is better spent somewhere else, but don't bother with the Fort Lewis campground because it is run by the same people and is just as trashy. I know these camps are pretty low on a base's priority list, but there are active and retired service members staying here - I thought we were a country that respected their military? Shame on JBLM MWR. Oh yeah, not to mention there are hazardous materials that have never been secured the entire time we've been here. There are children staying at this park too! 
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June 10 - June 20, 2017
Overall rating
 
1.9
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
2.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
1.0
Value
 
2.0
Overall Experience
 
1.0
The directions are accurate, but ONLY if you are a smaller rig. The drive through the main gate is too curvy for big rigs (we are 45') and there is a sign when you get close that says nothing over 37' in that entrance. By the time we got to the sign, it was too late to get out. They had to hold up traffic, we had to unhitch the tow vehicle and then it took two gate guards to help us maneuver through. We were told there is a commercial entrance that takes you into Fort Lewis and then there is a bridge over to McChord. We found that the larger sites were in general overgrown, indicating poor maintenance. I had to chop weeds away from the service pedestal in order to hook up the water, sewer and electric. TV channels depend on where you are located. The area for smaller rigs had was open enough that TV service, but the area where larger rigs park was so surrounded by trees that we were not able to acquire any TV channels. Next year we plan to stay at a commercial park. Do not plan to come back to McChord 
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July 27 - August 10, 2017
Overall rating
 
4.7
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Only one person works in the very small office. He was very helpful, but no one else answers the phone when he's not at his desk. Roads are a bit tight, but can be managed with some care. No satellite TV possible as there are tall trees everywhere, but we got over 20 over-the-air channels with our roof antenna. There's also only limited internet at the office and 'clubhouse'. Those negatives aside, the park is very clean, well located and quiet even though near the end of McChord's runway. 
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July 28-29, 2016
Overall rating
 
3.9
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
1.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
5.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
The front office staff was not welcoming, very unfriendly and could not answer my questions. We were dry camping and needed to fill our water tanks. He insisted that everyone used the non-potable water at the dump. I asked him if he could call and ask someone if there was a place to find potable water. He could not. But, he did point me in the direction of the maintenance person, who thought it was in another location, which we did find. He just had a very unwelcoming attitude. Otherwise, we found the campground clean and it is good value in a lovely area.
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July 21-28 2016
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
I was glad to see harrylouis update pricing. The weather was great so we did dry camp. The laundry and bathrooms are kept clean. $.75 /load of laundry. They sometimes take your quarters so let the office know. Nice shade trees and an awesome place to walk and ride bikes. Call for reservations this campground fills.
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July 8 - 16, 2016
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
There are two things to update about Holiday Park. First, they do accept reservations, and secondly, the daily rates increased on 1 May 2016. The new rates are: 50A/W/S = $24, 30A/W/S = $22, Yurts = $20, Dry = $10, Tent = $8. We cannot do a better job of describing the Park than the davidrenne review from July, 2014. We might add that the lack of cable or satellite TV gives you a great opportunity to catch-up on your reading or watching your favorite DVD’s. 
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Summer 2014 and 2015
Overall rating
 
3.2
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
HOMESTEADERS get the boot at JBLM !  Good !!  Read article stripes.com   "Joint Base Lewis-McChord tells long-term residents to pull up stakes"  Dated  27 May 2016.  About time homesteaders are kicked out.  FamCamps are not housing.   Glad they kicked them out!  GOOD! 
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July 2014
Overall rating
 
4.6
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
An interesting solution has been implemented at McChord, which I will come back to below. Concerning the park itself, if you like full hookups and paved roads all in spectacularly tall fir trees, this is your place. The camp staff is friendly and helpful, particularly Ron. Office is closed on Sundays & Mondays but there is an on-site host (although the office phone is not answered). A few nice dry-camping sites in the woods are also available ($5 per night) along with overflow parking in an open field; some of these sites are used by campers waiting for a full-hook site. The park isn't perfect, there are usually a few inop machines in the laundry for example, but the deep woods scenery is just beautiful. The solution I mentioned is towards discouraging homesteaders. You can stay as long as you want at the McChord FamCamp but NOT IN THE SAME SITE. Max is 14 days in any one camp site in the summer (28 days in the winter). Reservations are not accepted but a wait-list for full hookup sites is maintained. If you show up and no site is available, you will almost always get one within a few days. This way the park is well utilized but homesteaders are discouraged because they would have to move their stuff at least every 14 days and there might be no site available after their last day. (They can't get on the wait-list until after they check out). This system is reasonably easy to enforce and it seems to work. Maybe other parks should consider this...!
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July 2013
Overall rating
 
4.9
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
5.0
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5.0
We camped here in the month of July 2013. We stayed in the over flow for a week. Overflow was our choice, we are from CA and have solar panels on our RV. The campgrounds seems pretty laid back. It was a great location for discovering the Seattle area. Thank you FamCamp. Beth & Pat
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