Have you ever wanted to sell everything you own and just "take off?" Travel the country's back roads, paddle down a meandering stream, experience breath-taking mountain views, walk among 100-year old trees, and just marvel at America's beauty? That is the dream that my partner, Betsy, and I decided to make a reality. This blog describes our adventure. The food we eat, people we meet, sights we see, and the enjoyment we find in traveling.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

RV Park Review - Pioneer Trails RV Resort (Anacortes, Washington)

Pioneer Trails RV Resort websites

Overall, we really liked this park because it has the feel of a state park with tall trees and wide sites, yet it has the luxuries of a private RV park with full hook-ups, cable, wifi, etc.  The park is a mix of long-term renters and transients but all the sites are kept free of junk and well-maintained.  The cost $34/night for regular sites and $49.50 for a "super site" with a large patio and cabana.

The park has over 150 sites and cabins (one and two bedrooms) that sit on 26 acres.  The roads are gravel and easy to maneuver in a big rig.  The owner escorts you to your site and assists with parking if you want.

All sites are gravel and level and some sites are well-shaded underneath large trees while others are completely in the open.  Each site has a picnic table and fire pit.  The water/sewer/electric (50, 30 Amp) are well-placed at the site.  

Amenities include a playground (although there were very few kids in this park), clubhouse, camp store, laundry facilities, large dog park, basketball court, horseshoe pits, short nature trail, and community BBQ and shelter.  There is no swimming pool or organized events.

I thought the parks' location was good – it is easy to get to from HWY 20 (the main thoroughfare) and sits between downtown Anacortes and Deception Pass State Park.  There is a small market, produce stand (that also sells live dungeness crab), gas station, and restaurant less than a mile away and within five miles is pretty much everything you would ever need.

Our Verizon hotspot and cell phone worked well as did their free wifi.  

What we liked was the overall feel of this place.  It was very clean and all sites were raked and garbage cans were emptied a couple of times a day.  Our patio was large and made it comfortable to sit outside. If we had to assign this park a numerical score it would be a 9.  The owners/camp host were extremely friendly and very helpful with providing information about what to see and where to eat.

The things we did not like were really nothing.  Probably the biggest complaint was that you have to pay with a debit card or cash.  Initially, our cable connection provided a fuzzy picture but was quickly fixed by a staff member and we did not have any more problems.  

Spirits two cents:  she loved this park because of the HUGE dog park.  The dog park was one of the largest we have found in a private RV park.  It was large enough to play "chuck-it," there was plenty of shade and chairs for us weary ball throwers.  The only bad thing about the dog park was that there was no water.  

nature trail
dog park (a.k.a., Spirit's paradise)
community BBQ, picnic shelter, and basketball courts
site with no shade


  1. Very nice park, glad to hear Spirit loved her playground. Seems too often dogs are forgotten or their play area is an afterthought.

  2. This was the first RV Park we have ever stayed in so we have nothing to compare it to other than prices of other places. It was more expensive but was located ideally with easy entry and exit.

    Zion RV Park


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