Port Angeles, Washington

Elway Dam 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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Sites were close together, but level in this section

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The “permie” area was separate and didn’t spoil the experience for folks passing through

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The bathrooms were dated, but clean

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Pay showers 😦

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Washers and dryers were in a “common room”, and worked well

Noise level and overall “feel” of the campground?
No exterior traffic noise at our location in the park (site #44).  The staff
was friendly and helpful.  This place had tent and RV camping, and one
large section of it seemed to be for long-term smaller RV’s.

Road and site access?
Interior roads were a mix of paved and gravel, sites were compacted gravel.
There were both pull-through and back-in sites.  The pull-through sites
were fairly narrow, so some effort was required to get into them

Condition of sites?
The pull-through sites were long, but narrow.  Spacing between sites was
fairly tight.  Plenty of room to park the car at one end.  There were some
shade trees at some back-in sites around the perimeter of the park, none
in the area of the pull-through sites.  Our site had a small grassy area, but
the utility outlets for the site next door were almost halfway across our
front lawn! 

I was not impressed with the placement of utilities.  Tables and fire pits
were toward the front of the sites and well placed.  The pull-through sites
in our section were close to level, but we saw other RV’s in other areas
that were jacked up pretty high.

Utilities offered and their quality?
The full hookup 50-amp power was strong, as was the water pressure.  No
cable.  The park’s WiFi was slow when we tried it.  The Verizon signal was
good.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
Each site had a sturdy fire pit and nice table.  The office sold firewood at
a reasonable price.

Bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
The bathrooms were so-so, with clean pay showers.  We didn’t use them.
The laundry room was nice, with 4 washers, 4 dryers and plenty of places
for folding.

Pet friendly?
Not a great place for doggies.  There were a couple of dogs running loose
throughout the park, owned by the management or long-term residents.
Dogs could be walked down a long road at the entrance to the park, and
that seemed to be the area people preferred.

Bicycle/walking trails nearby?
There was a short trail to where the old dam used to be, just outside the
entrance to the park.  Also a road that was closed to vehicles, but but a
decent place to take a walk.

Groceries & other services nearby?
There was a Safeway and a health foods store a few miles away in Port
Angeles.  Lots of good restaurants in the area, and the town had a small
area that was cool for shopping.  Not really any department stores close
by.  We saw a mobile RV service, and there were a couple of RV dealers
where work could be done.  There was also a Cummins engine shop just
down the road.

Comments:
This campground was very average, but I added a point to my rating
due to its close proximity to the city, the nearby walking trail and the
entrance to Olympic NP only a few minutes away.  It was nice to drive
down to the port so close by and take walks along the water.