Whether you’re looking for scenery or privacy, Washington State has a campsite just for you!
Ready to get a break from city life? Going for an overnight camping trip is always a good idea, especially during the summer. Luckily we live in a state that is full of gorgeous parks and wilderness. We rounded up five of the most incredible camping sites in Washington State for you to visit. The best part is that they are all within a short drive from Seattle. One of these campsites is located within Seattle, so you don’t have to go far to enjoy a taste of nature. You’ll find that these campsites are very different from one another, but every single one has something special to show you!
Here are five of the most impressive campsites in Washington State:
1. Beaver Creek Group Camp
Enjoy a night away in Washington’s mountain forest region. You’ll find Beaver Creek Group Camp by the South Fork Stillaguamish River and under the shadow of Big Four Mountain. Have a real taste of wilderness in this incredible campsite that is only a 90-minute drive from Seattle! Just make sure to make your reservations ahead of time. After a night under the stars hike to the Big Four Ice Caves and explore the surrounding area.
2. Blake Island Camp
Accessible only by boat, this secluded island is the perfect spot for a camping night. Enjoy the amazing sunsets, relax by the shore, or explore through the canopy trails and sandy beaches. You can access this beautiful spot via Argosy Cruises, or by private boat. There’s a marina with limited dock space, so check ahead and prepare your payment fee. Blake Island is considered a State Park and has many campsites around the island, but the main one is the one next to the marina. Enjoy a weekend away from the city and practice some fishing, crabbing, hiking, swimming, biking, and more.
3. Camp Long
You don’t need to go far to enjoy a camping night. This 68-acre park in West Seattle is perfect to enjoy a great camping experience. Camp Long offers 10 rustic cabins with bunk beds, sinks, electricity, BBQ, picnic tables, and fire rings—perfect for beginning campers or large families. It’s a great spot to enjoy nature without having to deal with a long road trip. You can also include some hiking and climbing in your outdoor experience.
4. Deception Pass Camp
If you’re looking to camp at Deception Pass, you’ll find three options: Cranberry Lake, Quarry Pond, and Bowman Bay. Summer reservations for this camping are high in demand, so make sure to book ahead of time. Enjoy mesmerizing views and reconnect with nature in this beautiful camping spot that is about an hour’s drive from Seattle.
5. Goldmyer Hot Springs Camp
This beautiful gem nestled in the Cascade Mountains (about an hour’s drive from Seattle) is a great spot for an overnight camping adventure. The Goldmyer Hot Springs complex is located on the old remains of a mining town, and it delivers steadily flowing water into a set of pools along the mountainside. The strict admission to this gorgeous place is 20 people per day and the area is privately owned, so it’s very important to check availability ahead of time. Enjoy the fantastic campsites, clean outhouses, and impressive views.