We love camping in our home state. Some of the most beautiful scenery in the world is within a few miles of our home in Everett.
Heading West we immediately cross the Salish Sea which is home to Killer Whales, Salmon, huge Octopus and a fleet of Ferries.
Hidden gun emplacements, expansive parade lawns and restored Victorian-era Officers homes place history front and center. Today's park plays host to workshops, festivals and family reunions,
There is even a new brew pub and dining center for those campers wanting a bit less relaxed time in the camp kitchen.
Close your eyes and imagine Fort Casey as it must have been 100 years ago, filled with eager young soldiers, officers, mechanics and staff. Stand at the Admiralty Head lighthouse or in a cliff-side gun battery and scan the horizon, as the enlisted men must have done during World Wars I and II.
This park is located on an isthmus sticking out into Banks Lake which is a reservoir formed by Grand Coulee Dam. The park has wonderful paved sites with grass and access to the sandy swimming beaches. For fun, you can go see the laser light show on the face of the dam in the summer months.
We had three different WA State Park reservations cancelled, so we decided to give the Army Corps of Engineers sites in WA and ID a try. We planned a two week swing across the state and into Idaho focusing on the Lewis & Clark expedition as our theme.
Fort Ebey offers camping, hiking, and old gun batteries to explore with your flashlight. Bring a picnic and your kite to the beach or hike the bluff trails. The park and adjacent Kettles County Park offer an extensive hiking and bike trail systems.
This beautiful park includes fantastic camping sites for both individuals and groups and for those without a rig, cabins for rent. The park has 3 miles of hiking trails winding through former homestead fields, old growth forest and along the Skagit River. The park is open year round.
Ohanapecosh Campground (elevation 1,900 ft.) typically opens earlier and closes later than the other camping areas in Mount Rainier National Park. You won’t find the wide-open vistas here that you’ll find at sites further up the mountain, but old growth forest hikes are fantastic.
Maryhill State Park campground includes tent and full hookup campsites, picnic areas, a boat launch and a swimming area on the Columbia River. Originally designed and build by the Army Corps of Engineers, and transferred to the state it's minutes away from Maryhill Museum, Maryhill Winery and the Stonehenge Monument.
Seaquest the key state park and primary Visitor Center for Mt. St. Helen's National Monument. The park is located across the highway from the Visitor Center on the banks of Silver Lake which was formed as a result of the St. Helen's eruption in 1980. A pedestrian underpass connects the State Park to the Visitor Cent