Location: near Ravensdale, Wash.
Sites: 7 sites with electrical and water, 36 standard sites and 6 sites with yurts
Nightly Fee: $40 (electrical and water) please call for standard and yurt site fees… extra fees apply to out-of-state residents
Amenities: Partial Utility sites (water and electricity) Standard sites (A designated campsite served by nearby domestic water)
Topography: Mountains along the Green River in tall pines
Miles One-Way: 1,211
Directions: From So Cal area I-5 N to CA 99 N to I-5 N to WA-18 east to WA-516 east to Retreat-Kanaskat Rd to campground entrance on your right
Website: Kanaskat-Palmer State Park
This Kanaskat-Palmer campground is well hidden in the mountains a short distance from Ravendale, Wa. It is well secluded among tall pines and other forestry. A few minutes of hiking will find you down on a beautiful stretch of the Green River where you may just find some salmon and steelhead.
As you walk through this campground you’ll notice the quietness and serenity though by the second day the campground was suddenly filled up. Noticeable is how well maintained and clean everything is. The employees are very kind and helpful and ready to give ya’ a hand if need be.
There are only 7 sites with electrical and water and I believe that all 7 sites are pull throughs. The other 36 RV/tent sites are nicely spread out and spacious and all sites have nicely maintained fire pits and picnic tables. There are also 6 yurt sites for those who would like to check out this thing called “camping”! Outside the Kanaskat-Palmer yurt you’ll find picnic tables, fire grills and utility hookups. The decks are also ADA accessible. Please keep in mind that the maximum length through out the sites is 50 ft.
Two restrooms and six showers are conveniently located for campers and are very well maintained by State Park staff. There is also a dump station for RV’s. If you’re in need for a group campground here at this facility you will find a group campsite that will hold up to 80 people. Provided are two Adirondack styled sleeping shelters along with standard tent sights and a picnic shelter.
Down at the river, boat and kayak launching is by hand only and it is advised that only expert level enthusiasts take advantage of these waters.
For more information on Kanaskat-Palmer camping please visit them at Kanaskat-Palmer State Park.
By R.C. Stude