Spencer Lake Resort and
RV Park is located about 8 miles north of Shelton,
Washington just off Highway 3 on Pickering Road. There is easy access from the
entire Olympic Peninsula by car or from Seattle via the Bremerton ferry, then 35
minutes south on Highway 3 to Pickering Road.
You may also reach Spencer Lake Resort by boat,
seaplane, or helicopter.
This upscale resort is set in a scenic area
surrounded by lakes, state parks, nearby shopping, gas stations, marine
service and sales, and other important conveniences. Situated on Spencer
Lake with 10 acres of picturesque grounds, the complex has over 275 feet
of freshwater lake frontage with a boat ramp, boat and seaplane docking accommodations,
40 RV sites with hookups, an on-site Laundromat, and one of Mason County's
Spencer Lake Resort's restaurant serves
traditional breakfast, lunch, and dinner favorites along with scrumptious
deserts and hot and cold beverages. The lounge offers a fine selection of
liquors as well as domestic and imported beer and wine. Live music is
featured on Saturday evenings and karaoke is available several times each
The Resort's amenities include the restaurant and
lounge building, grounds, deck, and dock. We offer outside dining on the
deck during summer months. During summer months the lakefront becomes
quite busy with boaters, swimmers and people fishing. Spencer Lake Resort
also offers free fishing from its dock.
Reservations are recommended on weekends during
winter and every day during the summer. Our hours are as follows.
Restaurant: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday - Thursday. 7:00 AM -11:00 PM Friday
and Saturday. During winter we close one hour earlier. The lounge: 7:00 AM
-2:00 AM seven days a week. We also offer the highest pay out for Pull Tab
games allowed by the state.
Spencer Lake Resort and RV Park is an ideal spot
to spend a relaxing day, week or weekend. With complete facilities for
your camper or RV, a fine restaurant, local shopping and services, and a
location that's brimming with the best nature has to offer, you may never
want to leave for home!
Spencer Lake Resort History
Spencer Lake Resort was constructed in 1949 by
Frank and Essie Gibler, and was originally called Gibler's Cove Tavern.
The building was a rectangular shaped log cabin, situated on the north
shore of Spencer Lake, along Pickering Road.
Several owners later, during the 60's and 70's,
the original building was added on to twice. It remained a tavern, serving
beer and wine for on and off premises consumption and tavern food such as
hamburgers, pizza, gizzards, French fries etc.
The name changed to Spencer Lake Tavern. Then
with the addition of the RV Park, next door and across the street, John
and Arlene Post, the most recent former owners, changed it once again. The
name was now Spencer Lake Resort.
In September 1996, John received a class
"H" liquor license to serve hard alcohol, beer and wine for on
premises consumption. He also started to add a kitchen, with the
capability to serve more then the traditional tavern food.
On April 1,1997 Spencer Lake Resort (which
includes the restaurant and lounge building, grounds, deck, and dock) was
purchased by the present owners, Fred and Debbi Jones. The kitchen was
finished and on April 1,1997, Spencer Lake Resort opened as a full service
family restaurant and lounge, serving traditional American food. By the
end of the first week of business, the number of employees swelled from
twelve to twenty four. Today Spencer Lake Resort employs twenty-four
during the winter months and thirty-three during the summer.
On Wednesday, December 10, 1997 at 6:00 PM, with
a full dining room and lounge, tragedy struck. A fire broke out and caused
approximately $275,000.00 in damage. The building was reconstructed with
additional dining and kitchen areas, as well as a new office being added.
Just sixty-four days later, on February 12, 1998 at 12:00 noon the
In 1999, the kitchen was enlarged again and in
2000 the old lounge was removed and replaced by a much larger one. The bar
was dismantled and a new one installed in the new lounge. The area that
housed the old bar was turned into additional dining area and a new
waitress station. A new vestibule was also added. This spring the
landscaping will be finished.