Be prepared for a study in contrasts as the state winds its way from the North Cascades to the Pacific coast - offering every kind of camping opportunity for the outdoor adventurer including boat-in, drive-in, and primitive lay-your-head-down-in campground facilities.
Located in the rainy Northwest, Washington still draws vacationers by the millions each year during the sunnier late spring and summer to acres of national parks including camping at Mount
Rainier, the North Cascades, and Olympic National Park.
Climbers and backpackers with a taste for real adventure might also consider a visit to one of the world's still-active volcanoes - with overnight camping at Mount.St. Helens. Also don't forget a first-rate system of state parks located throughout Washington offering campers a variety of options including cabins and yurts -- a great alternative to camping that beats "roughing it" out in the wilderness.
For those who want to mix it up with urban adventure, metro areas like visitor-friendly Tacoma and Seattle offer camping nearby at public or private campgrounds ranging from primitive tent setups to RV parks with cable TV, Wi-Fi and other comforts of 21st century home.
More information about Washington campgrounds around the Web:
WashingtonTourist.com - Campgrounds & RV Parks - Helpful guide to campsites located by region including Lewis River camping, RV parks in the Olympic Peninsula,
state park campgrounds, and more with information on services and amenities, photos, trip reports.
Hiking, camping, and backpacking - Seattle Wiki - Information on using your Metro card to get to several nearby campgrounds in and around Seattle, with more on the Olympic peninsula, the Cascades, and Mt. Ranier camping and backpacking.
Eastern Washington wildlife areas, refuges, and parks - An encyclopedia of what to see and do around inland Washington with detailed guides to lakes, waterfalls, and wildlife and flowers found in state parks, on hiking trails, and wilderness areas. Includes related camping references and suggested reading, maps and photos.