Washington State is home to glorious scenery, from lush farmland, to the rugged coastline, to the Cascade Mountain Range’s dramatic, snow-capped peaks.
One of the best ways to explore the Pacific northwest is by visiting and staying at one of the many campsites available. When it comes to camping and glamping in Washington State, you can find adventure at any of these locations.
Fans of hobby farms will love this rustic campground situated in Southern Washington, just an hour’s drive north of Portland. The Tentrr site is a private area on the Lis-Bon Acres family farm, and you’ll be able to meet the resident alpacas, geese, and donkey on-site.
You’ll be close to Lake Merwin, where you can go swimming, kayaking, and water-skiing. When you want to kick back and relax after a long day hiking around Mt. St. Helens or Moulton Falls, you can settle down in one of the Adirondack chairs.
In the cooler months you can warm up by the wood burning stove and in the spring and summer you can roast marshmallows around the fire pit!
The camp owners offer a range of handy extras, including fresh bed sheets, a French press for coffee, homemade honey, and a dozen fresh farm eggs.
Those wanting to get away from the bustle of day-to-day life in the city will love this campsite with its lakeside location and stunning natural beauty.
You’ll find yourself right next to Lake Scanewa, where you can go fishing and try your hand at kayaking with friends and family. There are plenty of woodland trails and sleepy lakeside paths nearby.
The stargazing opportunities are excellent. If you get a cloudless night, you’ll have a clear view of the moon and all the glorious night-sky constellations.
This site holds up to 14 campers. You and your friends can sit on the deckchairs by the lake and watch the local ospreys dive into the water in search of their prey.
This well-equipped site is a few miles northeast of Spokane, near the eastern border of Washington State. This Tentrr campground is in a secluded part of the Hidden Acres family farm estate, and you’ll love visiting during the fall months. The farm runs hayrides and offers freshly-made hot apple cider at this time of year.
No matter what season you choose to visit Hidden Acres, you have access to the orchards where you can pick cherries, pears, peaches, and pumpkins.
The site has several facilities, including a heavy-duty canvas tent, benches and Adirondack chairs, a sun shower, a water carrier, and nearby restrooms. Hidden Acres is dog-friendly.
People searching for something a little bit different will love the look of this campsite. You’ll drive through the town of Carnation to find a secluded campground nestled amongst fir trees and soundtracked by the occasional braying of animals. This is a working alpaca farm.
Fans of watersports love tubing and kayaking along the nearby Snoqualmie River, while those searching for something a little more relaxing can enjoy a wine-tasting tour at a local vineyard.
Hikers and bikers love the Snoqualmie Railroad trail, which twists and turns through lush trees, dairy pastures, and small, rustic towns.
The Final Thoughts
Getting outdoors in Washington is only an hour's drive from the city. Pack your tent or choose a glamp spot where you can cozy up in a platform tent and explore the surrounding peaks, vineyards, and waterways.