Thursday, July 18, 2019

Vasa Park Resort Campground

   For years we’ve dry camped at either the Emerald Queen Casino in Fife or the Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn but this year we were surprised to see No RV Parking signs at both of them. There are very few campgrounds near Seattle where our daughter and son-in-law live so I had to scramble a bit to find a place. I settled on Vasa Park east of the city so that we could avoid I-5 as much as possible.

   Vasa Park is not a resort, in fact, it seems more like a community park than anything else. It’s small with only 6 full hookup sites and 15 tent and partial hookup sites. They’re all very close together. The park is right on Lake Sammamish and has a beach, water slides, boat launch, and playground.
   The campground seems almost like an afterthought because the main portion of the park is used by day visitors and for private events. We were there for 4 days and every day a large event was held. At least two were family picnics for Microsoft employees with pizza, barbecue, ice cream, inflatable slides, and train rides – looked like fun!  During events campers are restricted to the camp area, beach, and playground.
   All in all this is not the type of camping we prefer but it’s fine for visiting the city – easy to get to, closer than the other campgrounds, and a bit cheaper than most of them. The full hookup sites fill but I didn’t have a problem booking a site in the partial hookup area. Campground  47.57791, -122.11271


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  2. Harumpf -- too bad you guys weren't invited to the private events for food and drink! :-) On another note, it isn't easy to find decent (and reasonably-priced) campgrounds near a major city.

    1. We did see one of the party workers give the little kids camping near us a whole bag of leftover ice cream bars. :-)