Camping in Washington State: The Best of the Pacific Northwest

Camping in Washington State: The Best of the Pacific Northwest

Washington is home to some of the most beautiful and diverse natural landscapes in the continental US, making it the perfect place to get out and experience nature at its finest. We worked with our friends at The Dyrt to put together this list of 3 incredible camping spots in the Evergreen State.

Kalaloch Campground, Olympic National Park

Kalaloch Campground is located on the southwest coast of the Olympic Peninsula at Olympic National Park on a high bluff adjacent to the Pacific. While no campsites are set on the beach, several overlook the water. The campground has direct beach access, is large and enclosed within a peaceful, coastal forest.

Read more on Klaloch here.

Cougar Rock Campground, Mt. Rainier National Park

Image from The Dyrt user Kayko S.

The main attraction at Mount Rainier National Park is the mountain itself with its a massive glacier-clad volcano, peaking at 14,411 feet. But Cougar Rock Campground on the southwest side of Mt. Rainier National Park has top-notch camping as well. It’s conveniently close to a lodge and visitor center as well as miles of hiking trails through majestic old-growth forests with waterfalls and historic buildings. The rock climbing is fantastic. Rainier’s wildflower meadows bloom from July to August.

See more from Cougar Rock here.

San Juan Island County Park, San Juan Islands

Image from The Dyrt user Laura F.

Located on the western shore of the state, this campground offers one of the few camping options on the San Juan Island. The facilities are clean and the staff is helpful. It also features a great kayaking launch. The sites are small, but the breathtaking views of Haro Strait easily make up for it. Bonus: orca whale sightings are common just off shore before high tide.

Read more about camping the San Juan Islands here.

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