Campground Reviews from Fellow Campers
Campground name:Belfair State Park
Date of visit (mo/yr):August 2010
Location (city/state):Belfair, Washington
We chose this campground to be near water. The park sits on Hood Canal. We had reserved two adjoining campsites. Upon check-in, we were only given one receipt, even though we handed in two confirmation emails. My husband had to walk back to get the 2nd one, and was told that since we only had one vehicle with us, they assumed we only needed the one site. Although both had been paid for already!
Our two sites we set up rather nicely, with a small area between that was perfect for our son's tent. A path ran between the two and we soon discovered there were paths between all sites, for the campers behind us continued to trek back and forth while we were setting up!
The campground's 10:00 pm to 6:30 am quiet time is not enforced. The neighboring campers who earlier trekked through our site stayed up all night talking loudly. We were not the only campers who complained, but no park rangers or campground employees spoke to the campers themselves.
The bathroom nearest our site was dirty every time I visited. The one shower ran cold, but with a token had hot water for 3 minutes. Two of the three sinks were functioning.
We enjoyed the walk over to the Belfair Day Park, where we strolled along the waterfront and watched some folks fly kites.
Near the entrance to the campground adjacent to to the day park was a much nicer bathroom facility. There were automatic flushing toilets and sinks. The air hand-dryers were not working. There were two showers with their own rooms, one was handicap accessible. The water ran only with tokens, but in the regular shower, the stream of water was quite strong, some of my clothing on the other side of the shower curtain were soaked.
The campground seemed great for families with small children, for I saw many kids on their bikes thoroughly enjoying the one way roads that looped around the three different sections of the campground. Our site was in the main loop with campers on either side and in front and in back of us. I noticed some sites up against a fence with a road on the other side. I thought that perhaps the white noise of traffic would be preferable to noisy campers who were never told to be respectful to those around them.
The views along the beach from the day park were the best part of this camping trip.
How did you camp?tent
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Pros and cons?
Pros: The views along the waterfront. Adjoining campsites with easy access from one to the other.
Cons: Quiet time not enforced. Dirty bathroom with some fixtures broken or not working.