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Old 03-23-2010, 04:40 PM   #1
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Question Campgrounds/ Parks Near Seattle?

We're hoping to be fairly close to the city so we can do tourist-y things, but can't seem to find a decent place to park. Any suggestions?

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Old 03-23-2010, 04:49 PM   #2
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I have not stayed here before, but we are going to be here the end of April and beginning of May.

I am a Seattle native, and did quite a bit of research, before deciding where to stay. I came to the conclusion this is as close to Seattle as you can get and still have a nice place to stay.

Lake Pleasant RV Park

If you don't mind being further away. The Gig Harbor RV resort is very nice.

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Consider allowing time to visit some of the islands North of Seattle "San Juan Islands". Deception Pass State Park is worth checking out for sure. You can camp there (as well as lots of other places) but it would be a bit far away from Seattle to consider as a base camp.
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Mount Ranier Natl Park!!!!!!!!!! Not that far away!
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:59 PM   #6
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Consider allowing time to visit some of the islands North of Seattle "San Juan Islands". Deception Pass State Park is worth checking out for sure. You can camp there (as well as lots of other places) but it would be a bit far away from Seattle to consider as a base camp.

+1 for Deception Pass State Park! One of our favs
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We're hoping to be fairly close to the city so we can do tourist-y things, but can't seem to find a decent place to park. Any suggestions?

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Hi, while in Seattle, we stayed at a very nice place called Gig Harbor; From there we drove our tow vehicle everywhere.
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We spent a couple weeks at Dash Point State Park in Federal Way. Very nice park with beach access to Puget Sound. Close to Tacoma and Seattle.

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When we have to go work in Seattle for the weekend (which we do about one long weekend every year), we will at Land Yacht Harbor in Lacey, WA. It's close enough for us, extremely cheap, and I feel like the trailer is safe there.
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Campgrounds in Seattle area

In the past we have stayed at Denny Creek Campground. This is a USFS campground that has water and electric hookups and located about 40 minutes East of Seattle. A straight shot across I90. While the campground is close to the highway you feel very secluded. Very close to Snoquaimie Falls and the town of Issaquah.

We have also stayed at Land Yacht Harbor in Lacy, Wa. This is equally close to Seattle and we enjoyed our stay there, but this is basically a gravel parking lot with very little shade.

Enjoy your trip!
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I have to agree with the security at Land Yacht Harbor in Lacey, WA. It is relatively close to Seattle. It is a gated community of Airstreamers. There is lots of room. You do have to watch I-5 repairs but you can work around that.

We store our Argosy there.
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RV Parking near Seattle

Really, it depends on what route you will be using to approach Seattle - if you are coming from I5 from the south, then the Washington Land Yacht Harbor is a really great choice. It's $15 per night for WBCCI member, full hook-ups & the security is great, plus you are not stacked alongside big 5th wheels, etc.
There are several campgrounds east on I90 - we've stayed at the north end of Seattle several years ago near the I5/I405 junction - the rates are considerably higher ($35 per night 4 years ago & you are jammed in with other RV's,
If you decide to travel through Seattle, the best times during the day are between 10 AM & 1:30 PM, or in the middle of the night There's about a 100 miles along the I5 corridor, from Olympia to Marysville that can be quite congested.
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If you decide to travel through Seattle, the best times during the day are between 10 AM & 1:30 PM, or in the middle of the night There's about a 100 miles along the I5 corridor, from Olympia to Marysville that can be quite congested.
People tease me because (being from the SW corner of the state) I consider everything North of Olympia to be 'Seattle'. The congestion starts there, and pretty much continues through Everett in my experience! A few years ago when we bought our Bambi in Wenatchee, we came home through Seattle and actually hit congestion at midnight!
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I have not stayed here before, but we are going to be here the end of April and beginning of May.

I am a Seattle native, and did quite a bit of research, before deciding where to stay. I came to the conclusion this is as close to Seattle as you can get and still have a nice place to stay.

Lake Pleasant RV Park

If you don't mind being further away. The Gig Harbor RV resort is very nice.

Regards,

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We have completed our stay at the Lake Pleasant RV Park.

It turned out to be one of the nicest parks we have ever stayed at. Very green and very nicely kept up. The sites surround a small lake and there are fairly dense hedges separating the spaces from one another.

Due to its location down the hill from the road and all the trees around, it is very quiet for a RV park.

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