Distance: 57 miles
Come for the tidy state park tenting areas, keep for the enormous previous army set up to climb on. Port Townsend’s historic peninsula park is so full of seashores, historic homes, museums, and a ship launch it deserves a multi-day go to. The park boasts two campgrounds—a forested one and seashore websites with higher views—however they each guide out months prematurely and could be reserved as much as a yr forward.
Distance: 169 miles
The tiny finger of land that pokes into the Columbia River simply north of I-90 features a campground managed by the county. The 55 newly transformed websites boast ample distance, clearly designed by somebody who doesn’t like bumping slide outs with the neighbors. A golf course takes up a lot of the remainder of the peninsula, although swimmers could want the Thousand Trails campground simply inland, house to a pool and sizzling tub.
Distance: 120 miles
Even higher than this campground’s proximity to the Bavarian-ified city of Leavenworth is that it’s not too near Leavenworth—a superb three miles from the packed downtown. Apart from the year-round Oktoberfest vibe and Nutcracker Museum, the world presents mountaineering, mountain biking, and river rafting. Based in 1946, the resort has 10 primo campsites that again proper onto the banks of Icicle River.
Distance: 219 miles
The time period “rock” undersells the enormity of the basalt butte that rises out of Banks Lake in the midst of Grand Coulee. Boaters flock to the sizable campground—with 136 full hookup websites with water—that may deal with some longer RVs. Trails hint Northrup Canyon throughout the freeway, and the towering Grand Coulee Dam and its summertime laser gentle present is a brief drive north.
Distance: 199 miles
What’s the reverse of a full-service vacation spot? Most likely this rustic enclave in North Cascades Nationwide Park, accessed solely by a drive by way of Canada (so the border should be open) and a tough dust highway. Work for it, although, and earn a free campsite and views of distant, snowy peaks that rise excessive of Ross Lake.
Distance: 102 miles
The north finish of Lake Crescent in Olympic Nationwide Park is the quiet aspect, reverse the bustle of the park-operated lodge. With bike and paddleboat leases on-site, plus a seasonal restaurant serving breakfast and dinner, there’s little cause to wander far. The total-service hookups are a rarity for a nationwide park campground.
Distance: 151 miles
Rimrock Lake makes a case that we must always respect the southern half of Washington’s Cascades for greater than volcanoes like Rainier. The six-mile lake west of Yakima doesn’t look man-made, although it was created by damming the Tieton River. Plentiful kokanee salmon make for good fishing, and Silver Seashore Resort boasts its personal swimming spot and boat launch. Waterfront websites, all non-hookup, make a case for going unplugged.
Distance: 240 miles
It is smart that the favored chain campground in one of many state’s most charming mountain retreats, the Methow Valley, overdoes it on extras: Pool, bike leases, garden video games, house for autos as much as 70 ft lengthy. It even rents Conestoga wagons for all of your Little Home on the Prairie cosplay wants. Wedged between the freeway and the Methow River, the websites retain some privateness because of tree cowl. An on-site gemstone mining station for teenagers actually digs into the world historical past.
Distance: 223 miles
As at Maryhill State Park subsequent door, the rolling Columbia serves as this non-public campground’s most important attraction, albeit with a bit extra shade—some peach timber stay from its orchard days—and a non-public swimming lagoon. Greater than two dozen websites abut the river. Stars and even the Milky Manner pop within the evening sky in these components—because of a dearth of metropolis lights—notably a number of miles up Freeway 97, close to the newly refurbished and public Goldendale Observatory.
Distance: 133 miles
Prime waterfront spots on the Pacific coast stay elusive, even with Washington’s ample shoreline. Greater than a dozen pull-ins face the broad sandstrip south of Westport, with dozens extra a brief ramble from the waves. Surfers flock to the break, and fixed winds maintain kites aloft year-round.