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Old 05-31-2015, 12:11 PM   #1
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We will be in Seattle, WA (Alki Beach area) for a family event. This is our first trip there by RV and want to stay close to avoid hours on the road communting.

Looks like the Seattle/Tacoma KOA in Kent is the closest commercial CG and sounds like a typical suburban KOA. RVParkReviews has only 1 recent report for that CG, but confirms expectations.

Will be just us (no kids) in a 37' Class A with toad (easily unhooked outside the CG) and dogs...self contained but would prefer at least shore power.

Any ideas, comments?
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:36 PM   #2
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There is a City owned CG at the fairgrounds in the City of Enumclaw, which I think is about 30 minutes south of Seattle. We stayed there last July and it was great, a nice quite, clean CG with a CG Host. It has 50amp/water but no sewer(they said they hoped to have sewer by this year). They are huge sites with a cement a slab to park on and only $26 a night. There is a dump station in town about a mile away and they charge $5 to dump.

This is next to the fairgrounds which only has a few events a year, so the place is usually empty, and does not affect the CG. We stayed there over the 4th of July weekend and there were only 6 MH's in the park, which has about 50 sites. There is also grass at each site as well as a huge grass area to let your dogs run. Depending on how far that is from who you are visiting I would say the drive is well worth staying here and out of the actual City of Seattle and all the congestion.

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Check out Saltwater SP. I have not been there in many years but according to Allstays, they can handle a rig of your size. The description says water but is not specific on electric.

I think that would be as close as anything else you will find.
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Your best option is Lake Pleasant in Bothell. They may be full, but if you can this would be a first choice. There are a couple on Hiway 99 in Everett. They are really south Everett, so not too far north. They are tight, but are okay parks. Saltwater State Park may be a good option for convenience. Hookups are minimal but I think you can get a 37' moho in there without a problem. On the State Parks website they have specifics on size of each site and I think a picture also.

Kent KOA is a pit, but if it is your only choice, then it will work.

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As Ruffinit said, lake pleasant is a good choice. We have also stayed in two RV parks in south Everett and they were ok.

Depending on when the event at Alki is going to be held you need to be cautious of traffic as Seattle is having some construction projects and regular commute times may be nasty. Some of the construction is jammed into weekends so I suggest you keep your ear to the ground. Your family in the area should have specifics on traffic.

Saltwater SP may be a good option for acessibility but we have never stayed there.

If you are an Elk the Burien Elms Lodge has RV parking. Burien is reasonably close to West Seattle but I have not been at the lodge so I don't know how suitable it is.

Check out other locations on RV Park Reviews and then talk with your relatives about routes to and from the event at Alki.

I grew up in Seattle but in spite of its natural beauty and other feature I generally avoid it because of the traffic and congestion. Periodically we have to drive from Anacortes thru Everett, Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia with MH and we sometimes have gotten a late start and we have been hammered by the traffic.
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I looked up Saltwater SP and they don't have hookups. My recommendation is Lake Pleasant in Bothell or two of the parks on hwy 99 in south Everett (Lakeside or Maple Grove). We have stayed in all 3 recommended parks.

I would also consider Tall Chief in Fall City. We have not stayed there but we did a drive thru a few years ago and it looked good. There is security at the gate. Sites are large and it may be an option if you have to leave your dog in th RV while you attend the function. They are Thousand Trials and I think you can us RPI if you belong.
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We'll be in the Seattle area in late August. DW called Lake Pleasant and reserved the last spot for our time frame. Thanks to everyone for the recommendations.
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Our go to park Lake Pleasant, always busy, because I believe it's your best choice. We tried KOA on a warm day, had low power, left.

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Maple Grove RV Resort in Everett was what we used. It was close to Boeing- The area was commercial but the Park was very nice.
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Vasa RV Resort in Bellevue (easy bus ride to Ssattle), or the Seattle KOA are my picks. Been to both!

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