Whether you are looking for a over night trip or a something longer Washington state has a diverse landscape in camping locations. With the mountains, lakes, and coastline there is something for everyone. Here are 10 great camping locations in Washington state:

    1. Kalaloch Campground – Close to Seattle, Kalaloch campground is located next to the ocean offering shoreline exploration and wildlife including sea otters, dolphins and more. If you love the ocean this is a great choice
    2. Cougar Rock Campground – Located on the southern part of Mount Rainier, this camping location offers access to paradise area which has a trail roughly 5-6 miles giving great views of Mount Rainier and get up to see close views of its glaciers.
    3. Cranberry lake campground – Located in Deception pass state park, this camping site has access to Whidbey and Fidalgo Island with the historic bridge connecting the two. Nearby activities include hiking, fishing, swimming, paddle boarding, and biking.
    4. Salt creek recreational area – Salt creek offers great views of Juan De Fuca and has a diversity of tide pools. Crescent bay beach is located within walking distance showing the rugged coastal line.
    5. Moran state park – Moran state park has biking, hiking and horse-riding trails to experience as you navigate round. It also offers 5 freshwater lakes which you can swim, fish, or use non motorized boats. There is a trail up mount constitution which offers views of three surrounding mountain ranges.
    6. Chain lake trails – This campsite offer a great backcountry experience. You must hike onto the site as there is no car access. With no access there are no supplies or utilities so you will need to bring in your supplies and carry them out after.
    7. Hoh Campground – This campground tends to be one of the more unique locations and great if you want to experience seeing wildlife. This campground is located near the entrance of Hoh rain forest and campers often find themselves sharing their riverside with a herd of Roosevelt elk.
    8. Colonial Creek Campground – located in the North Cascade national park, this area offers a public boat ramp and pier that allow access to Diablo lake. This campground offers fishing, boating, and quick dips into the frigid water. Additionally, there are many hiking trails around.
    9. Sol Duc Campground – Located in Olympic national park, if offers access to waterfalls and hot springs. Ambitious hikers and permitted backpacks can trek to the Seven lake basin.
    10. Curlew lake state park – Near the Canadian and U.S. boarder Curlew lake offers a relaxing outdoor adventure. This lake is popular with fishers having trout, muskies, bass, or perch. You can also get views of bald eagles, and herons fishing as well. There is also the Stonerose fossil site 8 miles away.

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