Best Campgrounds in Washington

This list represents the most popular campgrounds in Washington. Use this list to plan your next Washington campgrounds trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. South Puget Sound and Western South Cascades Campgrounds


The region covered in this eTrail include the Olympia area, Capital Forest, Vancouver area, Mt. St. Helens area, Highway 410, Highway 12, and the South Cascade Mountains west of the Cascade Crest.…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
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#2. Eastern North Cascades Campgrounds


Stretching from Ellensburg in the south to Oroville in the north, this vast region contains some of the most remote and spectacular stretches of the North Cascades as well as Lake Chelan and the Lake…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Wenatchee, WA - Campgrounds Best Trail in wa - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Larrabee State Park Campground


Camping within 7 miles of an urban center doesn’t qualify as a true wilderness escape. But when time, inclination, or myriad other factors don’t allow you to throw yourself into a far-flung adventure,…
From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Washington"
Bellingham, WA - Campgrounds Best Trail in wa - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#4. Mora Campground


Grab your GORE -TEX for this one! We’re heading for the wet and wild (or, should I say, wetter and wilder?) side of Olympic National Park to some of the last stretches of coastal wilderness left in th…
From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Washington"
Forks, WA - Campgrounds
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#5. Spokane and Northeastern Washington Campgrounds


The part of Washington east of Wenatchee is getting popular both for desert camping and lake sports between Wenatchee and Spokane and for mountain sports up north in the Colville National Forest. Be s…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Spokane, WA - Campgrounds
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#6. Olympic Peninsula Campgrounds


There is a lot of watching to be done on the Olympic Peninsula: storm watching, whale watching, storm watching, bird watching, storm watching. From July through September, the region is relatively dry…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Hoodsport, WA - Campgrounds, Road Biking
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#7. Mount Rainier National Park Campgrounds


Mount Rainier National Park welcomes visitors to a mountain wonderland of dense forests, dazzling wildflowers, tremendous snowfields, and rugged glaciers. Campers can look forward to enjoying the…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Enumclaw, WA - Campgrounds
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#8. Columbia Plateau Campgrounds


The Columbia River winds through central and eastern Washington like a dropped bootlace, flowing in all directions of the compass. Because of all the hydroelectric dams, vast sections of the river are…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Moses Lake, WA - Campgrounds
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#9. Eastern South Cascades Campgrounds


This area ranges from south of Cle Elum to the Columbia River Gorge, including Highway 410 and Highway 12, and from east of the Cascade crest to Yakima. Outdoor attractions abound in this mountainous…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Naches, WA - Campgrounds
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#10. Olympic National Park Campgrounds


Olympic National Park occupies the center of the Olympic Peninsula, and boasts spectacular mountain wonderlands, dense rain forests, sweeping vistas, and rugged glaciers. Camping opportunities abound…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Port Angeles, WA - Campgrounds
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#11. Beverly Campground


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…
From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Washington"
Cle Elum, WA - Campgrounds
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#12. Corral Pass Campground


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…
From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Washington"
Enumclaw, WA - Campgrounds
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#13. Pacific Coast Beaches


The Washington coast offers many attractions to the camper, despite sometimes brutish winter weather conditions. Fantastic rock formations, desolate beaches, fascinating tidepools, spectacular sunsets…
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Aberdeen, WA - Campgrounds
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#14. Hood Canal / Kitsap Peninsula Campgrounds


Halfway between the population centers of Puget Sound and the Olympic Peninsula, the Kitsap Peninsula offers great outdoor recreation without the need to travel very far from Seattle or Olympia. Fores…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Bremerton, WA - Campgrounds
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#15. Bruceport County Park Campground


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…
From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Washington"
South Bend, WA - Campgrounds
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#16. North Puget Sound and Western North Cascades Campgrounds


One of the nation’s largest inland waterways, Puget Sound, was sculpted by glaciers at the end of the last ice age. To the east lies the volcanic Cascade Range and its preeminent peaks: Mount Baker, M…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Darrington, WA - Campgrounds
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#17. Illahee State Park Campground


Here is one of those classic Northwest spots that makes spontaneous car camping such a delightful proposition in this region. Situated on a high bluff that guards the southern entrance to Port Orch…
From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Washington"
Bremerton, WA - Campgrounds
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#18. Lower Falls Recreation Area Campground


Not long after the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, a small plane carried its umpteenth load of international news reporters and photographers on a media junket into the area of devastation. A local…
From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Washington"
Amboy, WA - Campgrounds
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#19. Bowman Bay/Deception Pass State Park Campground


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…
From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Washington"
Oak Harbor, WA - Campgrounds
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#20. San Juan Islands Campgrounds


Long the domain of fisherman, the San Juan Islands in recent years have become an ocean playground for sea kayakers, campers, and anyone else seeking the kind of beauty and solitude the short boat rid…
From the guidebook "Camping Washington"
Friday Harbor, WA - Campgrounds
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