Smitty’s Island Retreat RV Park – Nordland, WA
I wanted to stay at the state park, but found this little gem right before the state park. Turns out this place was cheaper! I paid $23, the state park would have been $26. I had to hunt down the manager, but once I found him, he was friendly and I got checked in easily! Cash or check only, no credit cards.
The current manager loves to tell stories, just name something and he has a story! This place is “just the basics” (water, electric, sewer). No cable, no laundry, no showers, but there was one porta-potty. On the other hand, it has great landscaping, with lots of trees. The RV slots have adequate spacing between them, except for the “pull-through” spots. The “pull-through” spots are in the center away from the trees (in case you have satellite) and are arranged in the “front and back twosie” kind of thing. Although there were lots of RV’s there, at the time I was there, only one RV was in each “twosie” so it wasn’t bad.
It was very quiet! Although there were some “perms” there, they weren’t real obvious. I wouldn’t recommend bringing families here, nothing for children to do. However, if you just want a quiet getaway with no responsibility and not having to go anywhere, this was perfect. And may I say again, cheaper than the state park!