Private RV Parks are not usually on our list of must stay at places. Usually we only end up at them when there are no other options. Pioneer Trails RV Resort however is an exception to that rule. We first ended up here a few years ago on Mother’s Day weekend with last minute reservations and we were blown away by how friendly the owners were. Ever since then we’ve made a point of visiting at least twice a year. Pioneer Trails is nestled on Fidalgo Island the small island between the Swinomish Channel and connected to Whidbey Island by the popular tourist attraction the Deception Pass Bridge. It is roughly and hour and a half drive north from Seattle, only one hour from our home of Snohomish. The park is only minutes away from the town of Anacortes a hub for ferry travel to Canada, and the San Juan Islands.
This park is in a fantastic location. It is close enough to the Seattle metro area to make it a convenient spot for a quick weekend getaway. It is surrounded on all sides by popular tourist destinations. Downtown Anacortes is home to several restaurants and antique shops and is only minutes away from the park. La Conner, a small town right on the Swinomish Channel, is also fairly close with tons of shops filled with goods and food from local artists. There are also several good restaurants and museums. Whidbey Island, home to Deception Pass State Park is also only a few minutes away and a popular tourist attraction. There are so many recreational activities available in the area this park is a perfect home base to experience it all, from whale watching, to hiking, to taking in the sights and sounds of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
Things to see in the area:
- La Conner
- La Conner Brewery
- Deception Pass State Park
- Swinomish Casino
- Padilla Bay Interpretive Center
Pioneer Trails is a fairly large rv park in a wooded setting. Every campsite has full hook-ups with 50/100 amp service and cable tv(70+ channels). The campsites are large, and level and immaculately groomed. I swear they have leprechauns that hop out the minute you leave and rake the gravel. Each site has it’s own picnic table and fire pit. There are plenty of spots for even the biggest of rigs. Most of the sites are fairly private in a wooded setting but there are also some wide open without as many trees. They also have super sites for a bit more you can reserve and get your own covered picnic shelter and a bigger site. Cabins are also available for rent. The park is open year round. Our favorite rows are the B and F rows. This is the first park we take the trailer out to in the spring, and most of the time the last before we put the trailer away for the winter.
There are plenty of amenities at this park including an insane amount of cable tv channels, the most we’ve ever seen at a private park and for no extra fee. The only thing this park is missing is a pool. The park is immaculately maintained. The bathrooms are spotless. There is a small store at the front of the park as well as a conference area, and laundry room. You can also purchase propane and firewood at the store. Wi Fi is really good at this park and we had full 3G and 5 bars of cell phone signal. The best amenity of all however is the super friendly owners. They guide you into your campsite, and even help you level. We’ve had propane delivered to our site and fire wood as well. We feel like this is home away from home and as we introduce the place to our extended family members they too find themselves going back again and again.
Our kids love coming here. There is plenty for them to do from a really nice playground, large basketball court, and horseshoe pits. There is ice cream and candy at the little store as well so plenty of nagging for them to do with Mom and Dad. There is a lot of space for bike riding as well and water gun fights in the summer. There is a small nature trail here that the kids like to go on as well.
This is the only park I know of that has it’s own off leash dog park. Our dogs love it here. The dog area is completely fenced away from the campsites. It’s is a large grass area with several trees. There are chairs to sit in for humans and potty bags and shovels right inside to pick up after your dog. Dogs are welcome here but there are some breed restrictions. Check the website for more information.
Have you been to Pioneer Trials RV Resort? We would love to hear what you think in the comments below.
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