Memorial Day generally marks the beginning of summer in Washington State, and now that Memorial Day is coming up, it’s time to talk about how to enjoy the nice weather with your friends and family. Break out the grill, tent, and s’mores makings, it’s time to take a drive to one of Washington’s beautiful campgrounds. Here are the top six Western Washington campgrounds to explore this summer.
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Deception Pass, Whidbey Island, WA
When it comes to western Washington campgrounds, Deception Pass has it all. The campground itself is well maintained and is visited by campers all summer long. Neighboring the campsite is the Deception Pass Bridge with incredible views of the Pacific Ocean. This bridge is an iconic monument from the Deception Pass area and makes a great family photo opp. For the hikers out there, take time to check out Deception Pass Headlines Trail where the hike reaches 5 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 350 feet. For those looking to relax by the water during your camping excursion, check out North Beach where you’ll relax to the scents of the fresh air and the calming sounds of PNW waves. Overall, Deception Pass provides a weekend full of entertainment for your friends and family. Just be sure to book in advance as Deception Pass is a popular location.
Game Farm Wilderness Park, Auburn, WA
Game Farm Wilderness Park provides a campsite for those looking to stay close to the city. Game Farm is known for providing an 18-hole disc golf course for those who like a challenge. Many folks will try it out, then come back again with their family, friends, or co-workers. There are also multiple trails for leisurely jogs with your running buds or your furry friends. Game Farm has a picnic area, available for renting out to host birthday parties, or general summer get togethers. If you want to stay close to home, while exploring something completely different, check out Game Farm Wilderness Park.
Long Beach RV & Camping Resort, Long Beach, WA
This camp site is near enough to the beach that you can smell it, while also being far enough away to maintain privacy. Long Beach comes prepared with full amenities including laundry machines, a pool, and electricity/water hookups. As mentioned in Best Beaches in Western Washington, the beach really makes this campsite. The sand is very fine and great for building sand castles. On occasion, you’ll spot horseback riders enjoying a stroll down the long beautiful beach. Long Beach has a small boardwalk area where you can find souvenirs to take home to remember your family vacation.
Olympic Peninsula / Port Angeles KOA, Port Angeles, WA
What sets this campsite apart among other campgrounds is the wonderful staff. When checking in, they go above and beyond to make sure you have everything you need, provide maps to nearby hikes, restaurants, and grocery shopping. As a result, the camp sites are in pristine condition. The pool is frequently cleaned, the cabins are cozy and in great condition, and the owners make sure you get first dibs on a camp site with spectacular mountain views. This is a great place for kids with summer birthdays, since the owners provide arts and crafts, movie nights, and ice cream socials.
La Wis Wis Campground, Randle, WA
Las Wis Wis is a clean campground with tremendous views of greenery. So much so that many locals opt to have their wedding at this campground. Being right outside of Mt. Rainier National Park, the campground is lush and situated in dense forest. The camp sites are larger than most, making this spot perfect for those camping in large groups. There is no drinking water located on this camp site, so it makes for the perfect getaway with primitive resources. There is however a river that runs parallel to the campground. This is a great area to listen to the water while star gazing at night.
Salmon La Sac Campground, Ronald, WA
Salmon La Sac is a quieter campground with ample space between each site. This makes a great campground to talk with your family without feeling overheard. Salmon La Sac is open year round and is fully occupied in the winter as much as it is in the summer. Visitors enjoy snowshoeing and snowmobiling through the powdery forest during the winter months. This is more of a locals’ campground than it is a tourist campground. Salmon La Sac is a wonderful place to spend a weekend with your friends and family.
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