Millersylvania State Park

State Park

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12245 Tilley Rd SW
Olympia, WA 98501
360-753-1519
Reservations: 888-226-7688
Official Website

GPS: 46.9113, -122.9112

Last Price Paid: $45
Number of Sites: 168
Pad Type: gravel
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 236 ft
Max Length: 45 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G
2bars
AT&T 4G
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Streaming Nomads

27 Airstream International Signature
2017 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition
11 reviews
Nightly rate: $45
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 202

Streaming Nomads would stay here again

“Quick stop in a beautiful old growth campground”

Reviewed Nov 01, 2017

Overall Rating

SUMMARY: Millersylvania State Park is an old growth forest in a quiet park of Olympia. The park is idyllic, with old growth trees towering over you along a beautiful lake. The park lacks the updates of other modern state parks, which adds to it's charm.

THE GOOD: We snagged what seemed to be the best RV spot in the park. Site 202 sat along, surrounded by trees and nestled into it's own oasis. Please note: this spot is a challenging back in site due to wood barriers on an already narrow road. The park has a lake for fishing and kayaking, and beautiful walking trails in the forest. The park is VERY quiet and sits away from any road noise.

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT: The road are very narrow and lined with trees. Large rigs should stick to the pull through sites. We also did not see any park rangers while there, which we like to see for security when in new parks.

WHAT TO DO: This was a quick overnight stop for us on our way to a dealer for maintenance in Seattle. We explored the walking trails, but cannot speak for activities in the area.

CONNECTIVITY: Surprisingly decent internet considering the tall tree cover. We expected little to no service, but were able to connect to our VPNs and have a productive workday.

SITE RECOMMENDATIONS: 202! We loved this site. But any pull thorough site in the loop is still very pretty. If you are shade adverse, there is an open air RV loop (more like an overflow parking lot).

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2bars
AT&T 4G
2bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Xiongmao12
Portland, OR
30 Arctic Fox 27-5L Northwoods
2016 Chevy Silverado
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 205

Xiongmao12 would stay here again

“Millersylvania is a beautiful campground located in an idyllic old growth woodland setting.”

Reviewed Jun 23, 2016

Overall Rating

The campground still has the charm of when it was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935. The lack of updating the narrow roads and campsites make the main loop unaccessible to RVs. However there is an RV loop in a open meadow and two rows of pull-through sites in the trees. The roads are narrow and getting into the RV section was tight. Some of the pull-through sites in the trees might be difficult for larger trailers to get into.

The park also has a cabin and several glamping tents available for rent. Fishing and non-motorized boating are popular activities on Deep Lake. We enjoyed kayaking and seeing the wildlife on the lake as well as photographing all the old buildings. Millersylvania has the charm and feel of a real campground that is missing in many of our updated and over-pruned modern state campgrounds.

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Location
Cleanliness
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3bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Millersylvania State Park, WA

RV SitesThe girls and I went camping at Millersylvania State Park near Olympia, Washington last weekend.  It’s a beautiful campground that hasn’t lost its charm due to modern updating.  The campsit...

Hookups:
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • boat rental
  • fishing
  • horseshoes
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • ADA Accessible
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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