Washington

State Park Campground Guide

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Washington state is known for its natural beauty and outdoor adventures. The robust state park system of more than 100 parks and 70 campgrounds serves as the perfect gateway for visiting the Evergreen State. With snowcapped mountains, lush forests, serene rivers, rugged seashores, and an abundance of wildlife, Washington offers endless options to get away from it all. 

While the weather can be fickle, the state’s quiet camping spots under canopies of fir trees are like nowhere else in the U.S. Note that many of Washington’s campgrounds are closed in the winter, and peak camping season is April through September.

Washington state residents are serious about camping and the outdoors, and many state park campgrounds sell out as soon as they are available to book (see Reservations details below).  Compared to many other states, Washington has higher fees and more restrictive booking policies. However, as a whole, the park campgrounds are well run and well maintained.

Moran State Park

Reservations

You can make reservations online at washington.goingtocamp.com or by calling

1-888-CAMP-OUT (1-888-226-7688). 

The dynamic reservation system displays all of the sites available per campground in a map view, with the ability to search the calendar for open dates. Details are included for each site, such as type of ground cover and shade level. 

Reservations can be made up to 9 months prior to arrival.

Walk-ins are welcome, but be aware that popular campgrounds may be filled up months in advance. 

Campsite sizes

The online reservation system lets you search based on RV length, from under 20 feet to over 40 feet. As with most state parks, the smaller the rig, the more options you’ll have compared to private campgrounds that offer standard-size RV sites.

Accessibility

The central reservation site allows you to filter searches based on ADA accessibility and reserve these sites (with proof of eligibility required upon check-in). Additionally, this interactive map allows you to search for ADA features at all parks, including campgrounds: parks.state.wa.us/156/ADA-Recreation

Hookups

Partial or full hookups are available at some campgrounds and are searchable on the reservation website. 

Connectivity

A handful of state parks offer complimentary public WiFi service. This information can be found on the reservation website under “More Details” for specific campsites. If connectivity is a priority, it’s best to call the campground to ask about WiFi and cell service.

Maximum stay

The maximum stay is 10 days during peak season, April through September. The maximum stay is 20 days during the offseason. 

Additional facilities

Potable water, garbage disposals, communal “kitchen” sinks, flush toilets, and campsite picnic tables are available at all campgrounds. Additional campsite and campground amenity details, like fire pits, showers, or a dump station, can be found on the reservation site.

Washington state offers a Junior Ranger program, so be sure to ask for a book at the visitor center or check-in booth.

Cost

RV campsite fees range from $20 per night for a standard site with no hookups in the shoulder season to $50 per night for a site with full hookups at a popular campground during peak season. Pricing for specific campsites and dates is available on the reservation website.

Extra vehicles (more than one per site) must be registered for a $10 fee.

Additional Fees:

Nonrefundable reservation fee: $8 (online); $10 (by phone). 

This transaction fee is also charged if a reservation is modified or canceled.

Cancellation fees apply on a sliding scale depending on the date of arrival and the amount of time the reservation has been held. 

These fees are in place to discourage no-shows and ensure that unoccupied sites are available to be booked by others. To minimize additional charges, be sure to review the terms and conditions at the time of reservation and be firm in your plans.

Pet policies

Pets are allowed as long as they’re kept on a leash no longer than 8 feet. And of course, campers should always pick up after their pet.

Additional regulations

  • Maximum occupancy per site: 8 people.
  • Check-in begins at 2:30 p.m., and campers can enter the parks until 10 p.m. Check-out time is 1 p.m.
  • Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
  • Alcoholic beverages: Permitted at each campsite.
  • Generator use: Allowed between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. only
  • Campfires: Allowed only in provided campfire pit or ring at the site, following local restrictions.
  • Drone use: Allowed only with a written permit (call for more information: 360-902-8500).
Grayland Beach State Park

Featured Campgrounds

Grayland Beach State Park

925 Cranberry Beach Road, Grayland, WA 98547

parks.state.wa.us/515/Grayland-Beach

RV camping on or near the state’s beaches is limited because much of the shoreline is protected. There are several state park campgrounds, though, and one of the best sites is Grayland Beach. Family and RV friendly, Grayland offers 55 full hookup and 38 partial hookup sites. There are open campsites at the sand dunes and forest sites. All of the campsites are within easy walking distance of miles of spectacular ocean beach. While there may be better-known coastal campgrounds in Washington, Grayland is preferred for its privacy and cleanliness.

Moran State Park

3572 Olga Road, Olga, WA 98279

parks.state.wa.us/547/Moran 

For the ultimate Washington state camping adventure, take your RV via ferry to reach Orcas Island, the biggest of Puget Sound’s San Juan Islands. Moran State Park has over 100 sites in four different areas throughout its 5,400 pristine acres. Check the reservation site for RV accommodations by size, and be prepared to run on battery or generator power as no sites have hookups. Moran State Park is all about immersing yourself in a Pacific Northwest wonderland through 38 miles of hiking trails, five lakes, a nature preserve, and an abundance of wildlife. Hike to the peak of Mount Constitution to see sweeping panoramic views, and maybe even catch a glimpse of the island’s namesake marine mammal, the magnificent orca.

Ike Kinswa State Park

873 WA-122, Silver Creek, WA 98585

parks.state.wa.us/519/Ike-Kinswa

This state park is located midway between Portland and Seattle and is a great base for day trips to both Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens, but it’s much more than just a convenient overnight spot. With forested land on picturesque Mayfield Lake, the hiking, swimming, fishing, paddling, and boating opportunities offer up a classic Washington summer camping experience. With over 70 full and partial hookup sites and concrete pads, plus additional standard sites and a dump station, Ike Kinswa State Park is RV friendly and easily accessible. 

Washington state park campgrounds that accommodate RV camping

  • Alta Lake State Park
  • Battle Ground Lake State Park
  • Bay View State Park
  • Beacon Rock State Park
  • Belfair State Park
  • Birch Bay State Park
  • Blake Island State Park
  • Bogachiel State Park
  • Bridgeport State Park
  • Brooks Memorial State Park
  • Camano Island State Park
  • Cape Disappointment State Park
  • Columbia Hills State Park
  • Conconully State Park
  • Curlew Lake State Park
  • Daroga State Park
  • Dash Point State Park
  • Deception Pass State Park
  • Dosewallips State Park
  • Fields Spring State Park
  • Fort Casey State Park
  • Fort Ebey State Park
  • Fort Flagler State Park
  • Fort Townsend State Park
  • Fort Worden State Park
  • Grayland Beach State Park
  • Ike Kinswa State Park
  • Illahee State Park
  • Jarrell Cove State Park
  • Kanaskat-Palmer State Park
  • Kitsap Memorial State Park
  • Lake Chelan State Park
  • Lake Easton State Park
  • Lake Sylvia State Park
  • Lake Wenatchee State Park
  • Larrabee State Park
  • Lewis and Clark State Park
  • Lewis and Clark Trail State Park
  • Lincoln Rock State Park
  • Manchester State Park
  • Maryhill State Park
  • Millersylvania State Park
  • Moran State Park
  • Ocean City State Park
  • Pacific Beach State Park
  • Paradise Point State Park
  • Pearrygin Lake State Park
  • Penrose Point State Park
  • Posey Island Marine State Park
  • Potholes State Park
  • Potlatch State Park
  • Rainbow Falls State Park
  • Rasar State Park
  • Riverside Equestrian Area
  • Riverside State Park – 9 Mile Recreation Area
  • Riverside State Park – Bowl and Pitcher
  • Riverside State Park – Lake Spokane
  • Saltwater State Park
  • Scenic Beach State Park
  • Schafer State Park
  • Seaquest State Park
  • Sequim Bay State Park
  • South Whidbey State Park
  • Spencer Spit State Park
  • Steamboat Rock State Park
  • Sun Lakes State Park
  • Twanoh State Park
  • Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park
  • Twin Harbors State Park
  • Wallace Falls State Park
  • Wanapum State Park
  • Wenatchee Confluence State Park
  • Yakima Sportsman State Park

For more information on Washington state park campgrounds, visit parks.wa.gov.

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