Washington State has more than 120 state parks and recreational areas that a camper can enjoy. Activities can vary from the moderate to the extreme. But some of the most popular Washington State camping favorites remain the same: hiking, boating, biking, and rock climbing is still at the top of the things-to-do list for visitors. During wintertime, attractions become more varied because snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling are possible.
There are so many things you can explore and learn when you camp Washington State. Long-distances of water and land trails will lead to you the state's rich natural and cultural treasures. Washington State camping certainly offers something for everyone. Below are some of the Washington State camping areas you should visit:
Spokane and Northeastern Washington Camping
This area of Washington is increasingly becoming popular for its lake sports and desert camping. There are many facilities available in the area between Wenatchee and Spokane. Some amenities you can expect to find are ski rentals, bike shops, and outfitters. Campgrounds you can find in the Northeastern Washington campground include the Boundary Dam, Canyon Creek, Evans, Fort Spokane, Hawk Creek, Lake Leo, North Gorge, and Pierre Lake among others.
Eastern North Cascades Camping
The vast Eastern North Cascades region in Washington stretches from Oroville to the north and Ellensburg to the south. This area contains some of the most spectacular views in Washington. Campers should expect this part can expect warmer and drier environment compared to the other part of the Cascades. Some popular campgrounds you should visit include the Conconully State Park, Early Winters, Foggy Dew, Glacier View, Cottonwood, Indian Camp, and Lake Chelan State Park.
Olympic Peninsula Washington Camp Grounds
Campers love to go camping in the Olympic Peninsula because of the number of "watchings" they can choose from. Some activities include storm watching, bird watching, whale watching, and even scenery watching. Olympic Peninsula Washington is a temperate rain forest though it is dry from July to September. Much of the activities available here are related to the water: boating, rafting, fishing, and beach walking. Pack rain gear and boots for this trip will help you remain a happy and dry camper.
Columbia Plateau Washington Camping
The Columbia River goes through eastern and central Washington like a bootlace because it flows in virtually all directions. Hydroelectric dams abound and large portions of the river can be enjoyed for outdoor activities. The region has campgrounds within the proximity of the Tri-Cities, Tonasket, Grand Coulee, and Moses Lake.
Hood Canal Washington Camping Grounds (Bremerton area)
Located between the Olympic Peninsula and Puget Sound, Kitsap Peninsula offers various recreational activities for an avid camper. Because of its accessibility, it has become a popular travel destination in Washington. Islands, forests, and beaches are just some of the things that await the camper while being close to home. Some campgrounds you can explore include the Dosewallips State Park, Hoswell Lake, Camp Spillman, Belfair State Park, and Kitsap Memorial State Park.