Fidalgo Island lies about 70 miles North of Seattle. The largest town on the island is Anacortes, from where the ferries to Vancouver and San Juan Islands depart from.
We had stayed in Anacortes before and decided to return here again for a week, albeit at a different RV Park.
The Hidalgo RV Resort sits on a little peninsula in Fidalgo Bay, which turned out to be an awesome location.
We arrived on the island June 25th and stayed for a week. We had wanted to stay for a bit longer but it was all booked. Not just because of the 4th of July holiday, it is a popular place because of the beach access so a very popular destination for families. The weather couldn’t have been better – no hotter than a high of 76 at best.
We were lucky to have a great spot on a corner. There are some magnificent RV sites along the water, but they were, of course, all taken. We decided there and then to return one day and book one of these water front spots.
As mentioned, a great place for families. Some spacious sites, grassy areas with lots of room for bike-riding and playing around. There is a path that we loved to walk along in the evening to see the birds and the seals that live on the island. At one spot, on our walk along the water, a few curious seals popped their head up to see what we were doing, quite awesome. We wished we had brought our bikes so we could have ventured further.
The RV Park is awesome and has several size sites to pick from. The normal sites, all are quite large and could easily accommodate our 42 foot motorhome. But they also have double-wide sites with a cabana. Very cute and we saw families there that had strung up lights and were BBQ’ing and generally having a good time. The most expensive sites were those along the water.
Overall, this RV had excellent facilities. A gym, a clubhouse, a patio with tables and chairs overlooking the water, a boat launch and superb laundry facilities. The restrooms were spacious and clean, the staff friendly and the park is certainly big-rig friendly. We saw numerous 45 foot rigs, some even pulling a trailer. The WiFi was probably the one thing that could have been better. While available throughout the park, it was not very fast. Even just checking email or Facebook was painful at times, using apps like Skype, FaceTime or Netflix was out of the question. There was good cell phone coverage for Sprint AT&T and Verizon.
Here are a few pictures of our walks around the area. Oh, I forgot to tell you….. Albert and I just purchased this new canon camera so we could do more video and tonight we tried it out on our walk. These pictures were taken by both of us, just handing the camera back and forth. It was a fun time playing with our new toy and we got some cool shots.
Big Rig Friendly with large sites10.0 /10
Pet friendly10.0 /10
Clean Park10.0 /10
Good Faclities10.0 /10
WiFi Speed4.0 /10
- Beautiful RV Park
- Excellent for families
- Choice of sites to fit any budget
- Excellent facilities
- Friendly staff
- Poor WiFi
- Could get a little noisy from nearby roads