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Lightning Pine RV Camping Park Methow

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Lightning Pine RV Camping Park
28 Lightning Pine Road
Methow
WA
98834
Tel: 509 923 2572

Directions

They are located off Burma Rd, at 28 Lightning Pine Road north of Methow. Head east at mile marker 12 onto Burma Road from Hwy 152. They are 30 minutes south of the old west town of Winthrop.

When you enter Burma Road, make sure you loop around from the north at mile marker 12, as the road is wide and paved. If you enter from the south at mile marker 8, the rod is very narrow, dirt covered with a steep drop off.

Where are we going today?

Lightning Pine RV Camping is an all grass park right on the banks of the Methow River - and with 3000ft of water front!

They have full hook up RV sites, as well as plenty of shady riverfront tent camping spots with fire pits and picnic tables to complete your family experience!  They also have two on site rental trailers if you prefer those.

All the RV sites and bath houses have been winterized so you can enjoy the park all year round! There are men and women's restrooms and laundry facilities, as well as two horseshoe pits and even a volleyball court!

Need a cool down?  Then head to their swimming hole and rent an inner tube!  Get that family on a water adventure after high water when it's best - ideally mid-June to early September. It's like having a free water slide right outside your RV and tent! There are also two beach swimming areas along the park property. 

Spend your day relaxing and enjoying nature, and having a great time with all their activities, such as horse rides, fishing on the banks of the river, and even rafting in May and June - you know you want to!

If you want to bring your own horse to ride, they offer horse boarding too - it really is for the whole family! 

You can also enjoy lots of hiking and ATV riding on the trails accessible from the part. 

Perhaps you want to just take a walk and see what wildlife you can spot?  Great Mule Deer and White Tail are nearby, as well as the very grand black bear, quail and grouse.

A great family option to just "be" in nature and enjoy it. 

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What is there to do?

Horse riding, hiking, hunting, and a host of summer water activities such as rafting, tubing, swimming - they offer life vests to rent too.

How much does it cost?

  • Full hook up $35/night / day
  • Tents $8 per person / day
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Facilities on site

They have large RV sites with room for tents, as well as a large tent area on the river, with fire pits and picnic tables. There are two horseshoe pits and a large grass volleyball court. Clean bathrooms with showers and a laundry, and two self-contained full hook up trailers to rent.

When can we go?

Year round, but certain water activities summer only

Any Top Tips?

Drop ins are welcome but reservations are best May - September .

More information

They are dog friendly but they have strict rules, so check these before you go.

What people are saying?

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    Owner needs substance use counselling! Seriously.
    The good first- right on the river, lots of grass, some shade, fire pits, picnic tables you can move around to set your area as you like. Horseshoe pits, volleyball net set up.Potable water, pay showers that can wash you from the nipples down (and I'm not tall)
    The bad- that would be the drunk owner who can't remember who he talks to, what he says, or your cell phone number you have emailed him and your family back home has given him each of the 4 times he calls in the past 1hr too drunk to follow...Read More

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    I had reserved a group site for Labor Day weekend a couple weeks in advance. From the time I reserved the spot to the day before we were to head to Lightning Pine for our weekend, I had all but 3 couples back out of the trip for the weekend.

    When I talked to Randy the day of arrival, I was very apologetic and told him that we wouldn't be coming due to circumstances out of my control. His response was to hang up on me. I called him back to let him know that hanging up on people was not a professional way to conduct his business. His response to...Read More

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by Yi S

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Owner needs substance use counselling! Seriously.
The good first- right on the river, lots of grass, some shade, fire pits, picnic tables you can move around to set your area as you like. Horseshoe pits, volleyball net set up.Potable water, pay showers that can wash you from the nipples down (and I'm not tall)
The bad- that would be the drunk owner who can't remember who he talks to, what he says, or your cell phone number you have emailed him and your family back home has given him each of the 4 times he calls in the past 1hr too drunk to follow the conversation (my 15yr daughter finally stopped answering the phone due to his ranting)
The Ugly- having the owner Randy - come into your campsite in the morning still drunk and ranting that you got in to late....even with having reservations.Telling you how state campgrounds don't let you in after dark and how you should know how much traffic would be slowing your arrival to his campground and should have planned accordingly even if it meant taking kids out of school early!
He likes to rant about how full he could be and doesn't need your business...yet we noticed he was maybe 60% full on Memorial day weekend. We watch him chase off other's who came to camp without a "reservation" yet he had lots of spaces. He like to rant about what the hours are at other parks and that's the model he follows yet he verbally chastised a family who came "To early" (7am) to see if they could camp!! It was astounding to say the least. This guy has no idea how to run a business, I'm guessing most of his guest that repeat are either similarly inebriated, related, or don't know their are other options.
We heard he was a "good guy" we think we saw a glimpse of that when he was sober....that was not often enough. Randy can rest better knowing we won't be back while he owns or runs the place. I guess it was his family property so doubt any change will occur.

by Jennifer Courtwright

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I had reserved a group site for Labor Day weekend a couple weeks in advance. From the time I reserved the spot to the day before we were to head to Lightning Pine for our weekend, I had all but 3 couples back out of the trip for the weekend.

When I talked to Randy the day of arrival, I was very apologetic and told him that we wouldn't be coming due to circumstances out of my control. His response was to hang up on me. I called him back to let him know that hanging up on people was not a professional way to conduct his business. His response to that... "Oh, f*ck you!" (And hung up again)

I wanted to eventually take my son there on a different weekend because it looks like a fun place, but I'm not sure I'll be doing that now.

I usually don't write bad reviews on a business unless it's necessary. I had to give one star since giving zero stars was not an option.

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