Travel Camps and Cabins
Our state of the art outdoor facility opened, featuring a beautiful community of recreational cabins, is an absolute hit with Soldiers and their families looking to get away and live the great outdoors fantasy.
Our cabins are nestled in a quiet corner of American Lake on JBLM-North. American Lake is a recreational dream with fishing, boating and swimming as major draws.
All 10 recreational cabins feature unobstructed views of the waterfront. Two are ADA-compliant.
Fishing is available only steps away from your front door. Ducks, geese and mating pairs of bald eagles can often be seen enjoying this oasis along the I-5 corridor.
Choose your Cabin
We currently have four sizes of lakeside cabins available: one three-bedroom, two two-bedroom, six one-bedroom and four studios. One studio and one one-bedroom cabin are wheelchair-accessible. All cabins include standard kitchen appliances, dishes, TV, DVD, wireless Internet, bedding and private bath with towel service.
The largest cabin, the three-bedroom, sleeps 8 adults and features a gas fireplace. The two-bedroom cabins sleep six adults. The one-bedroom cabins sleep four adults and feature a separate bedroom plus a hide-a-bed sleeper couch. The smaller studio cabins sleep two adults.
Check-in is at 3 p.m. Check-out is at 10 a.m.
No smoking. No pets allowed. Service animals are permitted.
Bedroom cabins include: Hide-a-bed couch, full kitchenette, microwave, TV, DVD, wireless Internet, bedding, towel service, pots and pans, and telephone. Studio cabins include: Two chairs, full kitchenette, microwave, TV, DVD, wireless Internet, bedding, towel service, pots and pans, and telephone.
For those times when you need to take care of laundry, a commons area is located directly behind the cabins with coin operated washers, dryers and soap dispensers and more showering facilities.
Cabins are available year-round including all major holidays. They may be reserved up to three months in advance. A first night's deposit is required at the time of reservation.
Reservation deposits can be made with either Visa or Mastercard. The cabins are especially popular during holidays, weekends and all summer long, so plan on making your reservations as early as possible. Reservations can be made here (click on "Cabins")
Cabins Daily 3 Bedroom, sleeps 6 (gas stove) $160 2 Bedroom, sleeps 6 $115 1 Bedroom, sleeps 4 $105 Studio, sleeps 2 $85
- Holiday Park & FamCamp
Holiday Park & FamCamp
Monday Closed Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed
Holiday Park is a nine-acre area that contains a FamCamp, a Pavilion and a private Scouting area. It has covered picnic shelters, tables, and grills. It is located in a natural setting of Douglas fir with a wide variety of vegetation and wildlife unique to the Pacific Northwest. It provides family camping with a variety of camper and tent spaces.
Campers have sites that provide water, sewer, and electricity (W/S/E) for $25 per night (30 amp) or $28 per night (50 amp), dry camping spots at $15 per night, and tent sites at $12 per night; reservations can be made up to 90 days in advance.
Support facilities provide restrooms, showers, laundry w/soap or bleach machine, sewage dump station, jogging track, hiking trails and grills, as well as a full range of nearby base services.
Season of operation is year-round. Park office hours vary according to peak and nonpeak season; operational hours are posted on the office door.
The special events area is not available to the general public. It is reserved for private organizations and groups at the discretion of the Outdoor Recreation Director.
Organizations and individuals using any part of Holiday Park are responsible for implementation of base safety directives, fire standards, and Dram Shop liability. Under no circumstances will minors be served or allowed to consume alcoholic beverages.
All facilities/areas in Holiday Park are used by authorized patrons and their guests at their own risk. The JBLM MWR Outdoor Recreation Division is not responsible for the theft, loss or damage to persons or property.
Holiday Park quiet hours are from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. No generators will be operated during these hours. In the case of a power outage, patrons are allowed to utilize generators during quiet hours.
Fires are permitted only in charcoal grills or camp stoves and are not to be left unattended. The cooking surfaces of barbecue grills are to be cleaned prior to leaving. Do not remove hot coals from grills. No wood fires are permitted in the park except in enclosed chimineas or above-ground covered fire pits.
Pets will be kept on a leash at all times. Patrons will clean up after their pets everywhere on JBLM-McChord Field, per existing base requirements, which includes Holiday Park FAMCAMP.
Reservations may be accepted up to 1 year in advance. The total balance is due at time of reservation. Cancelations or changes must be made 30 days prior to the day of check-in to receive a full refund. From the 30-day mark up until 7 days prior to check-in, a 75% refund will be granted. Cancelations made within 7 days prior to the day of check-in will receive a 50% refund. At time of registration, patron will provide license plate information.
Safety and Cleanliness
During periods of extreme wind, heavy snow or fire hazards, special precautions or measures may be ordered by the Park Manager. In the event of hazardous conditions, all guests will comply with orders to take special precautions and/or evacuate the park.
Customer assistance is a must in maintaining a hygienic and tidy campground. Bathrooms, showers and other common camp areas (including barbecue grills) will be cleaned after each use.
RV cleaning with biodegradable soap at sites is authorized with Park Manager’s permission. Draining grey water is strictly prohibited. A dump station is located adjacent to the park office for both grey and black water disposal.
Registration and Occupancy
Campsites are available on a reservation basis, up to 1 year in advance. A copy of the registration must be displayed on the windshield of patron’s RV or vehicle at all times. Patrons who occupy a campsite without payment will be asked to leave by the Park Manager.
Summer season: May 1–Sept. 30
Guests may stay in a site for a 14-day period. Patrons may not exceed 14 days per campsite. If other campsites are available on checkout day, you may move to another site for an additional 14 days. After your one extension, you may not return to the park until the winter season. At your campsite, you are only authorized your RV/Camper, one camping tent and your vehicles. Additional structures are prohibited.
Winter season: Oct. 1–April 30
Guests may stay in a site for a 28-day period per calendar month. Patrons may not exceed 28 days per campsite. If other campsites are available on checkout day, you may move to another site for an additional 28 days. At your campsite, you are only authorized your RV/Camper, one camping tent and your vehicles. Additional structures are prohibited.
provide restrooms, showers, laundry w/soap or bleach machine, sewage dump station, jogging track, hiking trails and grills, as well as a full range of nearby base services.
Tent sites are for tent camping only, with a two-tent maximum. No sleeping in personal vehicles allowed. Any combination of truck canopy/conversion van must be camped in either a developed or dry site. Tent sites can be rented for $12 per day.
- Pavilion & Yurt Rental
The Pavilion is rented on a first-come, first-serve reservation basis. This enclosed structure is a double hexagon with high ceilings of natural wood with two fireplaces. It can accommodate one large party with seating for 200. Rent is $300 for units (memorandum is needed to reserve), $350 for private. The full amount is due to reserve the pavilion. $150 is refundable after event if properly cleaned.
The Pavilion contains a kitchen with service windows into each area and a telephone for on-base use only +1(253)982-2387. An outdoor barbecue grill can also be utilized.
To reserve the Pavilion, come to Adventures Unlimited (739 Battery Rd.). Reservations must be made in person and can be made up to one year in advance. For pricing, information and federal holiday reservation rules, call +1(253)982-2206 or +1(253)982-2303.
Recreation facilities (play areas, an open field, outside shelters, grills, horseshoe pits and volleyball courts) are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Two yurts on the campgrounds are also available to rent on a daily basis for $35 per night with reservations. Each yurt has electricity, a double bed, table, chairs and a small desk. Please bring your own linens.
Hours of Operation
|Monday||9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Thursday||9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Friday||9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|Sunday||9 a.m. - 3 p.m.|
The travel camp is open year-round. We have 48 full hook-up sites with cable television and currently five tent sites. Our campground is located on the shores of beautiful American Lake. For your convenience our campground has common areas that offer lounge areas with color television, coin operated washers and dryers and restrooms with shower facilities. On-site we have a sewage dump station for patron use. All full hook-up sites have individual sewer as well. We have a propane tank fill station, RV maintenance facility and a selection of RV accessories on-site.
May 1–Sept 30: Guests may stay in a site for a 14-day period. Patrons may not exceed 14 days per campsite. If other campsites are available on checkout day, you may move to another site for an additional 14 days. After your one extension, you may not return to the park until the winter season.
• Guests may stay in a site for a 28-day period per calendar month. Patrons may not exceed 28 days per campsite. If other campsites are available on checkout day, you may move to another site for an additional 28 days.
• Payment in full is required for RV Park reservations.
Travel Camp Reservations
All of our 48 sites are reservation only. Reservations may be accepted up to one year in advance. Cancellations or changes must be made 30 days prior to day of check-in to
receive a full refund. From 30 days until 7 days prior to check-in, a 75% refund will be
granted. Cancellations made within 7 days prior to the day of check-in will receive a
Check-in is at noon and checkout is at 11 a.m. After business hours, the camp hosts are responsible for check-in/checkout. Reservations can be made online here (click on "RV Park"), with Visa or Mastercard.
|50 amp Waterfront||$35|