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Washington Parks Visitor Reviews
6/11/2020 9:41:03 PM Horsethief Lake State Park by Dan M.
Needs maintenance - Discovered this park as a fishing venue when I lived in The Dalles a few years ago. I still come here and enjoy the trees and the water, but am disappointed now in how the place looks since the COVID scare. A real pandemic would result in EVERYTHING being shut down. Weeds in parking lot need to be removed. Discover Pass and dog leash enforcement are needed at this time also to help ensure personal safety.
11/8/2019 7:50:07 PM Millersylvania State Park by Susen M Palmer
History - My Father worked for the state parks . His family Homesteaded land just a few miles from Millersylvania. He built alot of picnic tables and did alot of logging of trees in that area. He was born in 1912 and his family new the Millers.
10/1/2019 8:48:49 PM Tolmie State Park by Shep
Closure - We went to the park today Tuesday 1 October 2019 only to find that it was closed. Apparently it will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays now. Website stated it would be closed on Mondays and Tuesday beginning 2 October 2019 NOT 1 October 2019. Though it was only a 45 minute drive there it would be nice if the park follows its own guidelines.
8/17/2019 3:34:07 PM Lake Wenatchee State Park
Pleasantly surprised - My wife and I tent-camped here midweek in August. This is a very nice, well-kept campground with clean restroom facilities, pay showers, ample water spigots and a great beach on beautiful Lake Wenatchee. We were surprised by the lack of flies and mosquitos. The constant wind may be the reason. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return. The only downside for me is the lack of privacy as many of the sites are fairly close to each other.
7/24/2019 4:04:45 PM Manchester State Park by John, for the JFCO group
Atta girl for Kimberly Cox - Ms. Kimberly Cox was very helpful in making our recent family camp out at the Manchester group RV site a success - she went out of her way, took extra time, and promptly responded to some special requests and concerns that our group had regarding our stay. Thank you Kimberly You are a Cut above and the kind of person that our beautiful Washington State Parks should be represented by
5/22/2019 8:13:30 PM Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park by Red-Toad
Summer is a bit ambiguous . . . - On a recent trip, May 18 to 25, through Washington and Idaho, we discovered parks and museums may trigger seasonal openings for Memorial Day weekend. Turned out to be a bummer at Farragut State Park, where we pre-paid for five days of museum visiting at the park and in the area. Ginko S.P. lists hours for Summer -- Can we count on a visit during our return to western Washington on May 24
2/25/2019 7:59:59 PM Central Ferry State Park by Lochsa44
Nice place to visit - Its an absolute disgrace this park got shut down, as it is all the other parks that have
- pretty hike, not much wildlife, seems to have all been shot out, lots of cows, star thistle, knapp weed and poacher warnings.
10/29/2018 10:00:36 AM Horsethief Lake State Park
Beautiful park - Visited in Oct. 2018. Had a great time exploring the Indian carvings and taking the tour. The camp hosts were very friendly and helpful and helped me get settled. They also gave me information. about the camp and surrounding areas. Must come back when the spring flowers are in bloom
8/11/2018 6:04:13 PM South Beach State Park
crazy overcrowded!!! - Visited a couple of years ago in June. Fantastic place. Visited again August 2018 and it was insane. Not even safe to drive through it was so crowded. Looks like it was over capacity. Met some other people at another campground that had just come from there and said it looked like Woodstock. Completely out of control. So sad for it is a beautiful spot.
7/24/2018 8:16:11 AM Dragoon Creek State Park by krissy
- host family this yr is a joke, bathrooms were gross, we were there for four days and i only saw host family go in those bath rooms once to put t.p. in them as they were almost out in every bath room, dogs on leash rule, ya another joke, over crouding on camo sites, as many as 20 people on one site, and five cars, speed lemit is 5mph and most were doing 20, camp hosts r clearly not doing there job, but in past yrs it was much better, hosts were friendly and made u feel welcome, and things were clean and rules were followed,
6/13/2018 12:58:01 PM Steamboat Rock State Park by flamingobabe@comcast.net
Love Steamboat Rock - This year was really fun but my only complaint is the camp host. They really did nothing about noise or keeping up the campsites. We would really like Tom and Linda back
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