Bay Center / Willapa Bay KOA

457 Bay Center Road

Bay Center, WA 98527

Reserve: 800-562-7810

Info: 360-875-6344

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Campground Reviews

Aug 17, 2013
We had a lovely stay. This KOA is cozier than many of the others we have looked at with a bit of atmosphere to make you feel like you are camping in the woods. The owners are so pleasant and helpful. We would definitely stay again. Nice and clean, peaceful and quiet. The clamming was amazing. A 3 minute walk away!
Aug 17, 2013
good kampground we enjoyed our stay would like better information on events at the kampground. would like site #47 time.thank you dave&ruth
Aug 17, 2013
The grandchildren loved all the activities and so did their parents...they were never bored. they also loved the yurts. see you the end of Sept
Aug 17, 2013
Thefolks were really nice, accommodating a move for us when our tent plans crashed with 3 inches of rain. Super helpful with directions, suggestins. The Yurt Ken built was really great.
Aug 16, 2013
LOVED: the peace & quite at this campground, walking distance to the water, the pretty grounds (lots of green trees & flowers), very clean grounds/bathrooms, friendly/helpful staff, nice little store with decent prices. POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENTS: ladies shower stall walls at base were very rusty, could cause injury.
Aug 16, 2013
Our hosts were fantastic and so friendly and helpful.
Aug 16, 2013
Thank you for a great stay. Kenny and Iris are great hosts. My kids and our golden retriever had a wonderful time. The beach is fantastic! Even in the rain, we enjoyed our stay! Thank you so much, The Wassons
Aug 16, 2013
beautiful location. Clean, friendly environment. Great place for kids to play.
Aug 15, 2013
Had a great time. Everything was just super.
Aug 15, 2013
Aug 15, 2013
Great host and facilities where well kept. Loved digging for clams. Sites where kinda close is my only negitive. I was in site 48. We will be back!
Aug 14, 2013
The campground is tucked away in a forest like setting and the beach is very close (1/2 mile approx.) There is a lot to do nearby with all the state and national parks. Personnel is very friendly and helpful.
Aug 14, 2013
This is by far our favorite KOA! We look forward to going here to just enjoy our family, go clamming, sit by a campfire and just relax. The owners and staff are as good as it gets, always making sure everything is ok and willing to help out with anything. We will return here next year and I know it won't come soon enough!
Aug 13, 2013
Aug 13, 2013
Aug 13, 2013
Owners were great..bathrooms very clean..we rented kids tricycles and were given extra time on them. Thanks!
Aug 13, 2013
Everything was fantastic. The staff was personable and helpful in every way. They truly made the whole family feel welcome. I've not seen such helpful, fun people at a camp. We will return. Thank you.
Aug 13, 2013
This is an awesome location and stop for cyclo tourists. The staff is beyond helpful and kind, along with clean and great showers and laundry services.
Aug 12, 2013
Our stay was great! Kabin 4 was very clean as were the public areas and restrooms! The hosts did a great job with kids activities, banana bike rentals, and root beer float social! Thank you!
Aug 12, 2013
We are new to camping and have never stayed at a KOA before. This is a great place for new tent campers. The place is super clean and the owners are very friendly. It's nice to have clean restrooms with warm water and showers. We had a great time and enjoyed the cookouts and root beer floats. The only complaint would be that quiet hours on Fri and Sat start at 10pm. That's too early for weekend.
Aug 12, 2013
Really like the friendliness of everyone. Campground has plenty of space between each spot. Thanks for the nice time.
Aug 12, 2013
we have already rated this one - we liked it so much that we came back for another stay! Staff is amazing!! Made us feel like close friends or family!!
Aug 11, 2013
The kamp hosts, Iris & Ken, where totally amazing. We had a lot of fun. the campground was sparkling clean and quiet. very well taken care of. we will return on one of our next vacations! thank you Ken & Iris. our granddaughter really enjoyed your company!! Robert, Kelly & Cailin Bundy (#47)
Aug 11, 2013
the best one on our two week treck around the country.. wish it was one we stayed two days.. the yurt was awsome
Aug 11, 2013
I went there stay in cabin for few days with my kids was wonderful the hosts and employees were so kind and helpful to all of us treated us like family the site was well maintained and clean our cabin was as well floor was little dusty but not sure how they can keep these places perfect with all the tracking and dust the windows were open and could have accounted for dust no cell service t-m sprin
Aug 10, 2013
our stay at Bay Center/Willapa Bay KOA was great the staff was very friendly helpfull and profesional. they always seemed ready to go the extra mile to make our stay a pleasant one.We are already planning our next visit.
Aug 09, 2013
This is an older and smaller KOA with sites under large trees near the ocean. The campground is a place of quiet relaxing camping. While the facilities are old, the campground manager tries to keep the washrooms clean which is a plus; not so for many of the other KOA's on my current trip.
Aug 09, 2013
Aug 09, 2013
Aug 08, 2013
Beautiful quiet setting away from it all. A very well maintained KOA. A pleasure to meet Ken and Iris, the owners, who won the 2013 Presidential Award from KOA. Thank you Ken and Iris for your hospitality.
Aug 08, 2013
Aug 07, 2013
The Yurt was great to stay in. We kept warm at night just fine and it was very clean and nice. Only issue was there were plumbing leaks and drainage issues for cleaning up clams near the restrooms. Nice beach for clam digging!!!
Aug 07, 2013
Aug 07, 2013
We have been going to this KOA for a very long time and will no longer return. We come with a large group of friends and felt like we were being babysat the entire time. We were very respectful of the "quite time" and didn't appreciate being told to quite down when other campers were being louder than us. We were told he was going from site to site, but didn't go to the campsite in front of us.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Our quiet time is clearly stated in the campground guidelines and is at 10pm. In order for all guests to have the experience they are paying for and expecting, we do enforce quiet time at 10 for all guests.
Aug 07, 2013
My daughter stayed and had a horrible time. She feels that because her finance was black, the other campers were starring at her, wouldn't talk to her unless Sean wasn't around. They went to a resturaunt, where service was slow and rude comments were made. They left a day early, which I want a refund for. I thought we were away from prehistoric times people! I believe the staff treated them ok.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

We are sorry that your daughter and her fiancé did not have a good stay. Our staff treats every guest with the same respect on the campground. The experience at the restaurant is not appropriate, but as the restaurant is not associated with the campground it was out of our control.
Aug 06, 2013
Aug 06, 2013
I was a little disappointed when we first drove up but boy was I wrong. The staff is SOOO friendly and there is tons for the kids to do. We really enjoyed it and will be back, but earlier in the year so we can miss the weeds on the beach. Thanks guys for a great stay!!!
Aug 06, 2013
My family had a great time camping at the Bay Center/Willapa Bay Koa. My kids loved being across from the playground where they spent most of their time. Everyone was very friendly.
Aug 06, 2013
clean bathrooms friendly hosts
Aug 06, 2013
In the 3 yrs we have camped here we have had a great trip with great service. It is also nice to know if there is ever a problem the owners are on site at all times.
Aug 05, 2013
Nice KOA. Wonderful staff assist. Loved the path down to the beach.
Aug 05, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
I have been going to this KOA for better part of 14yrs and am dissappointed to say that we may not be going back. The new ownership takes a stance of hardlining the "quiet time" at and even prior to 10PM. We have a large group that occupies at least 5 spots and were to told to hold our conversation down at 10PM. There is a difference of being disruptive and enjoying friends!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Our quiet time is clearly stated in the campground guidelines and is at 10pm. In order for all guests to have the experience they are paying for and expecting we do enforce quiet time at 10. Enjoying friends is encouraged, being loud enough to disrupt other campers can not be permitted
Aug 05, 2013
Nice clean campground, nice store and people, however we were wanting the "pristine beach" as per website. Beach was muddy, weedy, small.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

At this time of year the sea grass gets uprooted from the bay floor and washes ashore. It is a necessary process to facilitate the proper growing of the oysters in this area. The tides will clear the beach of the grass as the month progresses.
Aug 03, 2013
Very helpful, yurt comfy, interesting area. Great wildlife spotting, and seafood eating. Calm and away from it all.
Aug 02, 2013
Well kept grounds, clean restrooms/showers, and very friendly and helpful staff. My only disappointment was the cabin we stayed in was only really equipped to sleep four and I had reserved for five under the assumption that the cabin configuration was 3 single beds and a double bed. Instead it was 2 singles and 1 double so one of us ended up sleeping on the floor.
Aug 02, 2013
Aug 02, 2013
Hosts and staff treated us like family, extremely helpful in touring recommendations, lessons in clam digging. Restrooms immaculate and spacious; personal and decorative touches abound that make this campground utterly charming. Access to Willapa Bay and clamming, beachwalking just a couple hundred yds away. We couldn't leave, kept extending our stay-LOVE this KOA one of the very best we've seen
Aug 02, 2013
Aug 02, 2013
The best part of the stay for me was the couple who were the care takers. Their customer service was excellent.

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