Washington State Camping
Washington State camping offers a huge diversity of sites, and among them, San Juan Island's camping and campgrounds are among the most unique. The best months are between April and October, for the most part. You can set up your site, then explore the rest of the Island, coming back for an evening campfire, and maybe even a dinner cooked over the flames. Or make your site your home base, staying in the park to relax and just enjoy being there. You will find rustic tent sites as well as fully furnished, plush, wooden-floored 'tents,' and everything in between.
There are sites near the water, either the sound or a lake, including drive-up sites, and many accessible only by hikers or bicycles. There is nothing as lovely as falling asleep to the sound of chirping tree frogs, or, if you are lucky, passing whales. San Juan Island camping can be all of this. Read on and follow the links for more information.
"A society grows great when old men plant trees
whose shade they know they shall never sit in."
San Juan County Park
features 20 campsites, with reservations strongly recommended during the summer months.
~ Picnic tables at every site
~ Running water
~ Flush toilets
~ Small picnic shelter
~ Boat launch
One of their best features is a huge grassy lawn area, perfect for frisbee, playing catch, or just soaking up the sun. This Washington State campground on San Juan Island is great camping!
Here are the steps to one of the beaches at the campground.
Note: This campground has one of the most beautiful places to watch the sunset on the entire west coast. Don't miss it!
San Juan County Park information
Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes
Classic Washington state camping! A large campground with many choices of sites from standard and premium, to lakeside and bike/hike only. The Resort features unique and luxurious canvas cabins (have the benefit of sleeping outdoors without the hassle of pitching a tent!), 4 double-wide RV sites, and 3 camper sites. There are three swimming areas, and paddle boats, row boats, and canoe rentals.
~ 82 acres
~ Lake is stocked for fishing
You might want to try "glamorous" camping, known as Glamping. Glamping is similar to camping because you sleep outdoors but that's as far as the comparison goes -- glamping offers certain luxuries. In this case, Lakedale Resort's canvas cabins are rentable tents with wooden floors, beds with cotton bedding and down comforters, cordless lanterns, and a table with four chairs. That's what I'm talking about!
Lakedale Resort information
Campfire songbook --
Because it's not camping without a roaring fire, marshmallows, and campfire songs!
Accessible by ferry ride is the Potlatch Resort, a timeshare style campground which offers resort style amenities. It features an indoor swimming pool, a couple of Jacuzzis, a fitness center, laundry and kitchen facilities, and 68 spacious RV campsites. Downtown LaConner offers a slew of fun things to do and is a great place to consider if you'd like to enjoy luxury campsite offerings while also being close to the San Juan Islands.
Potlatch Resort Information
Mitchell Bay Landing
This is a smaller campground, with 3 waterfront, lawn tent camping sites. Offers modern porta-potties with handwashing stations. Potable bottled water and well water for washing. No shower facilities. This camping area is more basic than some offerings, and may provide the uncomplicated but cozy conditions you will most enjoy.
2101 Mitchell Bay Road, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
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