Highest-rated campgrounds in Olympia, according to Yelp

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May 9, 2023

Highest-rated campgrounds in Olympia, according to Yelp

Camping is a growing leisure activity with no signs of slowing down. According to KOA's 2022 North American Camping report, close to 57 million households in the U.S. and Canada took at least one camping trip in the last year, with tent camping being the most popular way to sleep outdoors.

There are many factors to consider when planning a camping trip, including the amenities. Car camping usually means driving up to your campsite, which allows campers to haul a few more amenities to the campgrounds. These sites may offer electrical outlets, public restrooms (including showers), and a grill or fire pit for cooking. RV camping and cabin rentals may also have these amenities within their unit.

On the other side, backcountry or primitive camping usually involves hiking into a campsite with few to no amenities. For example, at primitive sites, campers may need equipment light enough to carry to their campgrounds. They may also need to hang toiletries to keep wildlife away and treat their drinking water.

The National Park Services manages campgrounds inside 130 park units across the United States. Each state also manages parks with campgrounds, and there are a myriad of privately-owned campgrounds too. According to the North American Camping report, more than half of people tend to camp within 100 miles of their home, but there are endless options for where and how to camp.

People typically must reserve a campsite ahead of time, up to a year in advance for some of the most popular sites. To help you get a head start on planning, Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated campgrounds in Olympia using data from Yelp. Rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

#6. Dragons' Gate Gardens

- Rating: 1.0/5 (3 reviews)
- Address: 7911 Skookumchuck Rd SE Tenino, WA 98589
- Categories: Venues & Event Spaces, Spiritual Shop, Campgrounds
- Read more on Yelp

#5. Riverbend Campground

- Rating: 2.5/5 (55 reviews)
- Address: 11520 Durgin Rd SE Olympia, WA 98513
- Categories: Campgrounds
- Read more on Yelp

#4. WA Land Yacht Harbor RV Park & Event Center

- Rating: 2.5/5 (11 reviews)
- Address: 9101 Steilacoom Rd SE Olympia, WA 98513
- Categories: RV Parks, Venues & Event Spaces, Campgrounds
- Read more on Yelp

#3. Olympia Campground & Fuel

- Rating: 3.0/5 (12 reviews)
- Address: 1441 83rd Ave SW Tumwater, WA 98512
- Categories: Campgrounds, Gas Stations
- Read more on Yelp

#2. Salmon Shores RV Park

- Rating: 4.0/5 (4 reviews)
- Address: 5446 Black Lake Blvd SW Olympia, WA 98512
- Categories: RV Parks, Fishing, Campgrounds
- Read more on Yelp

#1. Pampered Wilderness

- Rating: 3.5/5 (40 reviews)
- Address: 12245 Tilley Rd Olympia, WA 98512
- Categories: Vacation Rentals, Campgrounds
- Read more on Yelp

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