The Best In Tent Camping Washington  by Jeanne Louise Pyle

The Best In Tent Camping: Washington Guide Book

by Jeanne Louise Pyle (Menasha Ridge Press)
The Best In Tent Camping Washington  by Jeanne Louise Pyle
From wide sandy beaches to volatile, snow-capped volcanoes to narrow river gorges, Washington is great for tent-camping weekends and vacations. But do you know how to find the right place? Here’s the answer, right in your hands. Maybe you seek a small, quiet campground near a fi sh-fi lled stream close to home. Maybe it’s to be a romantic interlude, or you have the kids and their friends in tow. In The Best in Tent Camping: Washington, outdoor enthusiasts Jeanne Pyle and Ian Devine have compiled the most up-to-date research—in the region they know so well—to steer you straight to the safe and scenic treasure spot you had in mind.

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Trails from the "The Best In Tent Camping: Washington" Guide Book
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Beacon Rock, once known as Castle Rock but renamed by Lewis and Clark in 1805, towers 848 feet above the mighty Columbia River in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and is second only to th ...
Camas, WA - Campgrounds
You’ve started the day with a plan to leave Everett in the morning and be in Leavenworth in time for dinner by the campstove. By the time you pack the car, stop for coffee and pastries, crawl throug ...
Skykomish, WA - Campgrounds
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You’ve probably done what I’ve done— driven right by Bedal on the way to loftier destinations or while out for a day cruise of the Mountain Loop Scenic Highway.
Darrington, WA - Campgrounds
It doesn’t get much simpler than Beverly. But that’s okay. You won’t be spending much time in the campground anyway. Beverly, in contrast to the beauteous heights to the west, doesn't have much to of ...
Cle Elum, WA - Campgrounds
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Washington State Parks are seldom escapes from the crowds, and Deception Pass State Park is no exception to this. They are, however, almost always delightful escapes from the ordinary, and Deception P ...
Oak Harbor, WA - Campgrounds
In the early days of my short-lived career as a river-rafting guide, I was part of the historic first commercial descent of the Klickitat River, a small, lively, and rapidly dropping tumble of water t ...
Goldendale, WA - Campgrounds
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I had just about given up hope of finding an adequate replacement for Evergreen Court on the Long Beach Peninsula. This is an area of Washington State so unique in history, landscapes, economic activi ...
South Bend, WA - Campgrounds
It took me more than a year and a flurry of rescheduling over the course of many weeks to get here, but I finally made it to Cold Springs Campground.
Colville, WA - Campgrounds
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For your own personal, unsurpassed view of the north face of Mount Rainier and for a different perspective of the Crystal Mountain Ski Area, take a hard left off WA 140 about 30 miles southeast of Enu ...
Enumclaw, WA - Campgrounds
I traipsed around the Okanogan Valley and heights for several days before I got a look at Cottonwood and Salmon Meadows. Cottonwood in particular had been recommended to me by the staff at the Tonaske ...
Tonasket, WA - Campgrounds
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Here’s one that has all the makings for being a fairly busy campground in the summer months, so you may want to put it on your agenda for when those still-warm days and crisp nights of autumn are upon ...
Tonasket, WA - Campgrounds
The sign reads, “Narrow winding road next 8 miles.” OK, thanks for the warning. Frankly, I don’t even remember seeing that sign on the way up. But I sure had a few words for it on the way out—even too ...
Port Angeles, WA - Campgrounds
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Let me tell you about the day I almost didn’t discover the rare beauty of Dungeness Recreation Area.
Port Angeles, WA - Campgrounds
Don’t try to figure it out. Chewuch. I mean Chewack. No, Chewuck. Or is it Chewuk? Chewak? OK, enough. I don’t really know which is correct and, apparently, neither does anyone else in the state. Yo ...
Winthrop, WA - Campgrounds
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I’ve chosen Ferry Lake over Swan Lake as the place to camp along the Sanpoil River drainage south of Republic. Swan Lake has become the gathering point for the crowds, such as they are, out here. If ...
Republic, WA - Campgrounds
Where the heck is Anatone?
Anatone, WA - Campgrounds
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Situated in blissfully underdeveloped waterfront beauty, Fort Ebey is increasingly popular among tent campers and others looking to escape urban life without having to travel too far.
Coupeville, WA - Campgrounds
For those of you looking for an ends-of-the- Earth destination complete with (gulp!) stories of stalking mountain lions, read on. For those of you who prefer to find your own adventures rather than ha ...
Pomeroy, WA - Campgrounds - Trail Length:
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It would be a cruel hoax to lead you into the splendid alpine world of Indian Heaven Wilderness without giving you the bad news early on.
Trout Lake, WA - Campgrounds
Set on the western shore of Lake Roosevelt against the sprawling backdrop of Colville National Forest—a 1,095,368-acre parcel in central northeastern Washington—Haag Cove is one of 32 campgrounds with ...
Kettle Falls, WA - Campgrounds
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