Hoquiam, Washington

Hoquiam River RV ParkOther reviewers at rvparkreviews.com

October, 2016

The Lowe’s overall rating (based on value for the money,
quality of amenities and utilities, site suitability and what
we believe other RV’ers in our situation would be looking
for) = 6 out of 10 stars

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This was the view through our windshield – nice!

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A typical row of pull-through sites in this park

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One of the rows of back-in sites

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Nothing fancy here, but we were comfortable doing laundry in their clean facility

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Sites are too closely spaced to suit us.  Better spacing would have gotten this park high marks

Noise level and overall “feel” of the campground?
There was some traffic noise from Hwy 101 outside the park, mostly when
logging trucks ran by with their compression brakes on.  Inside the park
things were much more quiet, since it’s a small park without a lot of
“permits”.  This place was in an open area right next to Hoquiam River.

Road and site access?
All gravel here, and access into the sites couldn’t have been easier.  There
were back-in and pull through sites, with some of the pull-throughs
holding two RV’s.  But they were back-to-back parking and had separate
utilities, not as bad as side-by-side arrangements.

Condition of sites?
Sites were long enough for large RV’s with room to spare for a car.  A
concrete pad with a table was included, and the gravel was a “non-dusty”
type, although it was hard to tell since it poured rain during our entire
stay.  Spacing between sites was quite tight.  No shade trees to speak of,
which was a blessing during our stay with 50+ MPH winds going through.
Sites were very close to level throughout the park.

Utilities offered and their quality?
The full hookup, 50-amp power was strong, as was the water pressure.
Cable was offered for free, and there was WiFi that worked well for me in
the early mornings.  I didn’t try it during busier times.  The Verizon signal
was not strong, and we needed our booster to get a good enough signal for
our hotspot.  But we got by fine.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
The picnic table on the concrete patio was nice, but no fires allowed.  Too
bad, there was a lot of cheap firewood in the area!

Bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
The bathrooms were old but clean.  The laundry room was fine, with 3
washers and 3 dryers.

Pet friendly?
On-leash only, and just around the grassy areas of the park and along the
river.  I didn’t see anything else close by.

Bicycle/walking trails nearby?
Really no trails out of the campground, due to Hwy 101 right out front.

Groceries & other services nearby?
There was a Safeway store about 5 miles south in Aberdeen, but the real
fun was on the coast in Ocean Shores (about 18 miles away) where the
myriad restaurants and seafood markets were.  We were in seafood
heaven on this stop!  These are small towns without any large RV repair
facilities.

Comments:

Minus:
Sites are just too darn close together, as with almost all private parks
we’ve been to lately.  Some noise from HWY 101 right outside the
entrance.  Facilities are marginal but OK.  No fire pits.

Plus:
This campground was conveniently located to shopping in Aberdeen,
and wonderful restaurants and markets in Ocean Shores.  Since we were
more or less stuck here because of severe storms we made the best of it.
During normal weather it’s still a nice place to sit by the river.  Utilities
are good, sites are level.