Pacific Northwest Lake Campsites
While there are many great places to camp across this country, there’s probably no area more recognizable and beautiful than the Pacific Northwest. With our signature trees, mountain ranges, and beautiful greenery that glows across all kinds of different plant life, there’s no better place to experience the great outdoors. So this summer, get your family/friends together and head outdoors for a camping adventure! Wondering where to go? Here’s a few of the most popular campsites the northwest has to offer:
Moran State Park, Orcas Island: Freshwater lake adventures await you at this 5,200 acre park. There are four freshwater lakes to explore along with great hiking trails, swimming beaches, and boat launches too. Also feel free to fish for kokanee, cutthroat, and rainbow trout at Cascade Lake as well!
Fairholme on Lake Crescent, North Olympic Peninsula: Located on the west end of Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park, Fairhome is the ideal camping destination for boating. Many visitors bring their kayaks and canoes to this deep and stunning lake. However, there are no reservations for this site so it’s on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Willaby on Lake Quinault, SW Olympic Peninsula: On the south shore of Lake Quinault, tucked into a mossy forest, you’ll find Willaby. With even more gorgeous lake views to enjoy, Willaby has its own boat launch to get you out on that water in no time. But remember, the lake is part of the Quinault Indian Nation, so you’ll need a Tribal Fishing Permit and Boat Decal which can be purchased from local merchants.
Ike Kinswa State Park, Mayfield Lake: Swimming and water-skiing are two of the most popular activities at Mayfield Lake. The 46,000 feet of freshwater shoreline draws campers year-round, but even more so in the heat during the summertime. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen and a fishing pole when you’re there as well!