The northern reaches of the great Pacific Northwest, camping in Washington has something for every camper in the family. When in Seattle don't miss the famous Pike Place Market and the Space Needle; Leavenworth, a quaint Bavarian village, beckons visitors with their hospitality. You can even tour the famous Boeing plant, exploring the future of flight.
Northwest Trek Wildlife ParkEnjoy a trek aboard a naturalist guided tram in which you will see animals roaming freely while you're in a 'moving cage'. Some of the animals seen on the trek are: black tail deer, bison, bighorn sheep, elk, woodland caribou, water fowls, moose, and mountain goats.Olympic National ParkOften referred to as "three parks in one", Olympic National Park encompasses three distinctly different ecosystems—rugged glacier capped mountains, over 60 miles of wild Pacific coast and magnificent stands of old-growth and temperate rain forest. These diverse ecosystems are still largely pristine in character (about 95% of the park is designated wilderness) and are Olympic's gift to you.Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Fort Vancouver was the administrative headquarters and main supply depot for the Hudson's Bay Company's fur trading operations in the immense Columbia Department. Under the leadership of John McLoughlin, the fort became the center of political, cultural, and commercial activities in the Pacific Northwest. When American immigrants arrived in the Oregon Country during the 1830s and 1840s, Fort Vancouver provided them with essential supplies to begin their new settlements.Klondike Gold RushSeattle Unit National Historic Park - In 1897 news of a gold strike in the Canadian Yukon reached Seattle, triggering a stampede North to the Klondike Gold Fields. From 1897 to 1898, tens of thousands of people from across the United States and around the world descended upon Seattle's commercial district. While in Seattle, the hopeful miners purchased millions of dollars of food, clothing, equipment, pack animals, and steamship tickets. The final outcome of this great stampede helped shape the Seattle we know today, bolstering the city's reputation as the Queen City of the Pacific Northwest.North Cascades National Park The North Cascades National Park Service Complex includes North Cascades National Park and Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas. North Cascades National Park contains some of America's most beautiful scenery -- jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and over 300 glaciers -- within its 505,000 acres (202,000 hectares).Mount Rainier National Park Established in 1899. 235,625 acres (97% is designated Wilderness). Includes Mount Rainier (14,410'), an active volcano encased in over 35 square miles of snow and ice. The park contains outstanding examples of old growth forests and subalpine meadows.Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail This site celebrates the heroic expedition of the Corps of Discovery, led by Captain Meriwether Lewis and Captain William Clark. Thirty three people traveled with them into unknown territory, starting near what is now known as Wood River, Illinois in 1804, reaching the Pacific Ocean in 1805 and returning in 1806.Bluewood Ideally situated in the Blue Mountains of southeastern Washington you'll find Bluewood, one of the state's best kept secrets. Bluewood has the second highest base elevation in Washington State and is renowned for its clear skies and dry powder, while receiving an average snowfall of more the 300 inches annually.
Port of Friday Harbor MarinaThe Port of Friday Harbor Marina is located in the heart of the San Juan Islands in northwest Washington State. The 500 slip marina provides access to the Town of Friday Harbor, where one can find complete services for boaters. The marina has space available for 150+ visiting boats ranging in size from dinghies to 150 foot yachts. The Port has nearly 30 marine releated businesses to help you with your every boating need or family fun activity.
Whether your Washington camping vacations take you to the shores of the beautiful San Juan Islands, atop Mount St. Helens or anywhere else across the Pacific Northwest, it’s always a good idea to be aware of the rules of the road. Click on the links provided below for answers to your Washington road travel questions.Towing and RV Road Rules
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Washington Road Construction Travelers Tip: Interstates ending in odd numbers run north and south. Even numbered interstates run east and west. Most Washington interstates use a mile-marker exit numbering system, where the exit numbers correspond to the nearest milepost - running south to north and west to east determined by the distance from the state line.Rest stops can be found along Washington’s roads and typically offer picnic areas, restrooms, travel and map information, vending machines, pet walks, pay phones and occasionally an RV dump station. Wi-fi internet services at rest stops are becoming more common. Click here to learn about Washington’s rest stops.When planning your route be sure to explore the campgrounds and RV parks in Find a Park – our online camping directory. Go Camping America helps make your travels safe and memorable