We liked and recommend these campsites to fellow travelers.
Long’s Peak Campground, Rocky Mountain National Park
Ridgway State Park, Ridgway CO (the walk-up sites only)
Big Bend Campground, BLM Reserve Lands, Moab, UT No services/showers but nice quiet sites)
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campground, Big Sur, CA. A big campground but well maintained with good facilities and lots to do. Site 71 is awesome and site 44 looks good, with a fabulous old tree. Other sites are crowded with little privacy, however.
Sonoma Coast State Park, Bodega Bay Campground. This site was vastly different from Sunset Beach below. The staff appeared to enforce the rules, it was quiet and offered a nice selection of sites. We had site 89 which was small but was quite private. The bathrooms and showers were clean and people appeared to take care to keep the park tidy.
Patrick’s Point State Park
This park was busy and it showed. Things looked a little run down but the sites were pretty private and well spaced. The bathroom building was showing its age, and could have been cleaner. The woman in the shower next to me said she did not get any hot water until my shower ended. The area is beautiful but I’d hesitate to camp here again for the price.
Joseph Stewart State Park, Prospect OR
This was a great welcome to Oregon. It is a beautiful campground. Tent sites are varied, some open some more in the trees, and are spaced fairly well apart. The facilities are in top notch condition, and the showers were free. It was a beautiful drive to Crater Lake NP along the Rogue River.
Bruceport Park, South Bend, WA. This county park is a little rustic but is clean and a great price. The sites were well spaced and when/if the fog lifts there was supposed to be a view.
Hog Rain Forest Campground, Olympic National Park
This is a nice campground in the Hoh Rain Forest. The sites were well spaced and some were along the Hoh River. It is a first come campground so we did not get a river site but could hear the water at our site. No showers but the restrooms were clean.
Salt Creek County Recreation Area, Joyce, WA
This park is a gem. It is a large day use and camping park on the shore of the Pacific. The sites are a bit small but many are quite private, and the park is very nicely kept. Showers are hot and Inexpensive. Raccoons are a big problem, very habituated to people and bold as brass, so keep the site clean and all food locked in your vehicle.
Campgrounds to skip:
Sunset Beach State Park, Watsonville. This campground offered few sites with any privacy, and was pretty loud. The showers and bathrooms were not the best and campers were not very considerate of others when it came to picking up after themselves. We skipped our second night’s reservation.
Tumalo State Park, Bend OR
This park is all about location- it is juts minutes from in- town Bend with all it’s attractions. That said, the sites are minuscule and offer no privacy. The bathrooms were aging and it showed.