RV Park Review – Hobuck Beach Resort, Neah Bay, WA
A very basic, but well-priced & located RV park by the beach in the far NW corner of WA at Neah Bay.
Link to park here: Hobuck Beach Resort, Neah Bay, WA
Link to map location here: Hobuck Beach Resort, Neah Bay, WA
- Site quality = 2/5
This is a really basic park when it comes to site quality. There are two main RV camping areas:
- Dispersed Camping – This is basically just a large, open field at the northern end of the resort where you can disperse camp anywhere you’d like. It’s mostly used by tenters, but is also open to RV’s of any size. Lots of choice here including some “sites” with picnic table and fire-pit, plus a few scattered tree areas. The road is somewhat pitted/bumpy and parts of the field are sandy so big rigs need to scout ahead before driving in to chose a site (also make sure to use pads under levelers to prevent sinking). The advantages of this area are plenty of open space (almost like boondocking), relatively inexpensive price ($20/night) and only a very short walk to the beach.
- RV Hookups – There are 10 full hookup (30Amp/water/sewer) first-come-first-serve RV sites on the southern end of the resort. It’s a short, somewhat bumpy road to get to them and they are very basic gravel pads with picnic table, no privacy and very minimal separation. However you do have full (very nice) beach-views. Sites cost $30/night.
Note/ The resort also has a cabin RV area where you can rent a cabin and hook-up your RV next to it. These look very nice, but are a lot pricier (around $165/night). I have not seen inside them so will not review them.
- Facilities = 2.5/5
Very basic facilities here. In the dispersed camping area there are porta-porties, flush toilets and a shower. The shower is large and free to use, but water temp was tepid (not exactly hot) and pressure was relatively low. Also the showers were very sandy/muddy. However stalls were large with separate bench and hooks for clothing.
- Amenities = 2/5
Very limited amenities at this park. There are several picnic tables in the dispersed camping area, plus lots of beach area to hike/surf/walk, but not much else. The park advertises WiFi near the bathhouse in both camping areas, but we were not able to see or connect to it.
- Location = 5/5
Location is really the main reason to come here. The park is right by a large, beautiful beach (less than 30 secs walk from either camping area). Plus you are only a few miles from Neah Bay (Museum, basic shopping), Cape Flattery & Shi Shi (for hiking/sightseeing).
- Pet friendliness = 5/5
Very dog-friendly spot. Lots of space to hang in camp and full off-leash friendly beach just steps away.
Overall rating = 3.3
BONUS ALERT = Camp mere steps from the beach!
Summary: This is one of those private parks that rates rather poorly due to lack of “facilities and extras”, but suits us rather well. Hobuck Beach Resort is a large complex that offers a mix of RV/tent camping, RV cabins and regular cabins on the very NW tip of WA within the Makah Indian Reservation. There are two main camping areas -> a dispersed (basic, open field) area on the northern end of the park and 10 first-come-first-serve (very basic) full hookup sites on the southern end of the park. Neither of the camping areas are anything fancy, but in my opinion the dispersed area is the nicer and more relaxed of the two. It’s nothing but a big field accessed by a rather bumpy road, but there is lots (and lots) of space giving you the feel of camping in a boondocking area plus the price is decent (only $20/night). Several trees/wooded areas too so there’s opportunity to “hide away” somewhat depending on where you park. The area is mostly used by tenters, but is open to RVs too -> you just need to scout ahead to make sure you’re camping on solid ground (some parts are sandy), plus I recommend using pads under levelers to prevent sinkage. The southern full-hookup camping area ($30/night) has great views, but the 10 sites are somewhat run-down/shabby with 30 Amp only (no 50 Amp) & no real separation or privacy. Otherwise there are no real amenities or “extras” at this park. The location is perfect, only steps from a large (really lovely) beach and a few miles from Neah Bay and the surrounding hiking/sightseeing areas. We came here expecting a basic place to park with a great beach and that’s exactly what we found. If you come here expecting the same, you’ll end up liking it. We’d definitely come back.
Extra Info: Excellent Verizon signal (5 bars of LTE). WiFi was advertised near bath areas, but we could not see or connect to it. Dispersed camping sites cost $20/night, FHU RV sites (30Amp/water/sewer) cost $30/night. Only 10 FHU sites available, no reservations taken.SPONSORED LINK:
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Very good review. Looks like a good stop with some trade offs to be in a great location.
Yup, very basic but in a great location for a decent price (for the area).
Jodee Gravel says
It ranks high on the important stuff so we will definitely keep it on our list!
For the area I do think this is one if the best deals around. There are really no “high-end” parks in Neah Bay, so this is a good alternative.
This park may rank a little low in some categories, but it sure makes up for it in others. I’d rank it quite well in the categories that mean the most to me.
Sounds like you enjoyed your time there, as I know I have in my past visits.
Enjoy that certain little lavender event! (And the lighthouse):)
Indeed, yet again park rating is an interesting endeavor. When I rated this on rvparkreviews I gave it an 8/10 basically because it met all the requirements I was (personally) looking for, but on my own rating system it rated much lower mostly because I balance my personal reviews equally in those 5 private park categories. I try to give people the full picture so they can decide for themselves.
Jesse Francis says
Just left Hobuck Beach. Went to full hook-up area, but didn’t want to be that close to neighbors, so went to dry camping area.
Got there early on a Thursday, and had choice of sites. But was amazed how it filled up on the week-end….was anybody left in Seattle to brew coffee? Loved Cape Flattery!
Glad you enjoyed the area. Good to know it fills up on the weekend. We were there middle-week which may be partially why it was so empty. Cheers for reporting back on your experience!
Thank you so much for the in-depth review! We are considering staying here over the Thanksgiving holiday next week. Your photos of the 10 sites near the water were very helpful in giving us a visual. It looks like there are some trees and bushy vegetation that somewhat blocks the view of the ocean. I was under the impression from reading the parks website that it was unobstructed full sweeping views. Now I know — thank you!!
Yeah, there’s a bit of stuff in the way. It’s still a pretty nice view (and your ARE very close to the water), but it’s not totally unobstructed.
I wonder what the ground quality is like in the dispersed area during Autumn / Winter wetter season. Wonder if anyone you know has traveled there during the off season.