Please be advised the website for this "resort" is very misleading. It is an artist rendition of what it may look like in several years - not its current state. We had booked a full 2 weeks and only ended up staying 1, trying to make the most of it.
We arrived late afternoon on a Saturday and soon realized that our site, site 42, should not really be a site. The group beside us had helped themselves to part of our site therefore we had to move over a bit, which landed us on the road for the next 2 days waiting for them to leave. There was alot of confusion as to who the contact was because they were going through a staffing transition - which should not affect the campers in my view.
After waiting until Monday to move back into the allocated site (which again shouldn't be a site) we needed to be creative to get the services (which are at the very back of the site behind a tree)so we could hook up to power. This site has no shade and no reprieve from the heat of the day - AC is critical.
During the booking process we inquired about a boat slip and were advised they were first come first serve but it wouldn't be an issue - upon arrival we found there was a waiting list for people to put boats in the slips - not expected. However, because of the hassle over the site and being on the road they made an exception for us and allowed us to launch the boat without going on the list. The lake is very very small for power boating and has weeds throughout and the beach is more pebbles and gravel than sand.
Free WiFi is misleading - there is intermittent WiFi for one device per site, so be careful which device you put a password on. The password is only good for 7 days than you have to go and beg for another one.
Overall we tried to make the best of it however by Thursday (taking a road trip every day) we decided to continue on our way to something else. The website mentions desert quadding (couldn't find it); several golf courses (never seen 1) as well as other activities. Tried taking the bicycles out for a ride however the road is very busy with larger vehicles and no real shoulder - a bit scary.
We ran into lots of people that go every year and really enjoy it - our shock was it is nothing like the website, our stay did not accurately reflect the conversations that took place prior to arrival and we feel we were misled.
May be worth looking at in a few years when the website and the actual park are the same - but wouldn't recommend it now.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a waterfront RV campground situated on beautiful Spectacle Lake located near Tonasket, Washington. There are 34 full hookup sites, 16 partial hookup sites and ample space for tenting. We offer 2 fully equiped RV trailers for rentals and have washroom facilities that include showers, a kids clubhouse and are pet friendly. The lake is excellent for both fishing and all types of watersports and we allow campers to have their own fire pits with wood available. There is ample dock space with a boat launch and we offer free Wi-Fi. ... more less