Friday, April 6, 2018

Olympia Campground

We are now staying at Olympia Campground in Olympia, Washington.  We were going to stay at Becky's place, but after we just finished having the RV tear repaired and Becky's house is on a hill, we were a bit nervous to have the same issue backing into her place down the slope so we decided we'd just go to Olympia Campground and it gives her privacy as well.  We are in site 2.  It isn't as covered with trees as I would prefer, but Scott has to have his Internet connection to work, so I have to give in.  I actually would prefer site 27 or 29.  Those were very nice and wide but not as close to the amenities.
Yesterday, when we arrived, it was raining like crazy yesterday and made things a bit difficult to get set up.  I felt like I would never dry out.  For some reason the electricity was giving us grief but we were able to get it figured out this morning.  The guy next to us was having issues, too so there must have been something up with all the rain.  We used the space heater in the bedroom and added an extra blanket and we are all warm and cozy.  This morning the rain was gone and there was nothing but the pine forest smell.  Ahhh.  I 💗 the woods!  
So, now a few words about this location.  This is a very rustic type campground.  The farther back you go toward the woods, the smaller the spots seem to be but most all the sites are tucked back into your little private forest.
When you first come to the campground you are greeted by a Texaco gas station and a store.  The gas station and store are owned by the owners of the campground.  There is propane on site, so that nice to have that readily available.  Behind the store is a game room, TV, a haircutting station loaded with local "things to do" literature and laundry with 5 washers and 2 dryers.  Outside is a dump station so even if you're in the campground you can hook up and dump if you need to.  I wouldn't see the facilities are newer but they seem to be clean.
There are also two cabins you can rent right by the gas station and next to the cabins is the pool.  It is only open seasonally during the summer months, so the water is a bit green now.  There is also a swing set and grassy area for kids by our rig.
I then took a stroll down the lane.  Right now, with all the rain, the main concrete roadway is fine, but when you head toward the more rustic camping, the roadway of gravel and dirty is filled with numerous potholes.  There is a pile of gravel to fill it in at a later date - probably in early summer when the rain subsides a bit.
In the center of the camping area is a restroom building, but it's not working and there are only two port-a-potties at the site.  They really should get that fixed and add showers.  There are NO showers at this location.
At this point I could have continued down the road to the far end, but Scott has a meeting so I had to head back and watch the poochies while he had a meeting.  As I turned the bend, I noticed a nice, flat concrete pad with a big fireplace.  I wonder if this was once a foundation for an old cabin at one, it serves as a gathering spot with two picnic tables.
All in all, it's not a bad spot.  I've say it's average.  I'd give it a 3/5 rating.  There is pretty fast Internet but no TV Satellite connect-ability.

Olympia Campground Info and Amenities:
  • Pull Through Sites
  • Back in Sites
  • Tent Sites
  • Rates are $38 per night to include electric, water and sewer
  • Rates are $33 for 20 amp electric and water without sewer 
  • Tent sites are $25
  • Cabins are $50
  • Gasoline and Diesel Station
  • Propane
  • Wifi Hot Spots
  • Laundry Room
  • Bathrooms with Showers (up at the store)
  • Pets are welcome
  • There are charges for additional persons (after 2) at $4 per child to age 18 and $10 per adult.
  • There is a 10% military discount per night however you have to pay in cash.
  • Check In from 1-8 p.m.
  • Check Out is before 11 a.m.
  • Quiet Hour is 10 p.m.
We're excited to be here and hope to have a fun 5 days with Becky and Jeff.


  1. I imagine it smells wonderful there. The woods plus rain. Enjoy your time in Olympia!

    1. Wait until you read the post tonight and see the photos. Becky's house is next to the forest, river and pond. We took a nature hike this afternoon. Pure heaven!