Tenino City Park
City Parkwrite a review 312 West Park Ave.
Tenino, WA 98589
GPS: 46.8567, -122.847
|Last Price Paid:||$10|
Constant Critic would stay here again
“Wooded camping walking distance to city center”
Reviewed Aug 02, 2016
This city park campground sits on the edge of a charming eclectic little town.
An iron ranger stands guard at the entrance to take your money.
There are no signs indicating where the camping area is and a kiosk with a map does not have a map of the park itself. The camping area is past the ball fields in the trees.
The camping area is wooded with old tall trees spaced well enough to drive between. There are "premium" sites which get you a pole with a number on it and a picnic table for an additional $5. Regular camping is just in the trees and along the road and are unmarked. Any size rig can find a space if it's not crowded. Getting level could be a problem.
Very little sun gets through the trees so solar may limit your stay.
There is a water spigot in an inconvenient location and not so clean bathrooms, one with a clean shower and a locking door. If there's a dump station anywhere nearby it's not apparent. You'll have to go back to the highway.
There is a donation museum in the park which may only be open on weekends and an old schoolhouse as well as a shed full of antique farm implements. A swimming pool with a waterfall dating back to the 1800s looks pretty cool but was fenced in and locked.
Follow the road up towards the cell tower and you will find a small sign that says TRAIL. This will take you on a nice hike through the woods above the park. There is a also a Rails-to-Trails trail that runs though the park and is nicely paved. You can follow this all the way to Lacey or at least 20 miles.
Walking distance through this charming little town with friendly neighbors is a market with purified water, bar, antiques, thrift store, cafe and not one but two Mexican restaurants. Ironically a candy store and dentist share the same building.
I enjoyed a very quiet night with my windows open and only the sound of a distant train.
Verizon 4GLTE is a solid 5 bars directly under the cell tower.
This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com
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- dry camping
- picnic area
- recreation trail
- fire ring
- picnic table
- restrooms: flush
- water available
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