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Top Five Places To Go Camping In Washington State

Sep 3, 2007
Washington State is one of the most beautiful areas in North America. It's filled with natural beaty everywhere you look. The variety you'll find in Washington is simply astounding. You'll find rivers, mountains, rainforests, lakes, and more. Washington has nearly every outdoors feature that you can ind in North America. Of course, all this makes Washington a tempting place to go camping. The good news is that there are lots of great spots, too!

Deception Pass

Deception Pass State Park, a 4134-acre marine and camping park is outstanding for its spectacular views, abundant wildlife and old-growth forests. The park offers an astounding 33,900 feet of freshwater shoreline around three lakes and 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline. 167 camp sites, fabulous hiking trails and plenty of opportunities for saltwater and freshwater boating, fishing, white-water kayaking, sail boarding and bird watching are what attract 3.5 million campers to this park every year.

Mount Pilchuck

The 1,893-acre Mount Pilchuck State Park features mountainous alpine terrain with spectacular scenic attractions. The park's main recreational attraction is the 3 mile strenuous hike to the summit of Mount Pilchuck, which offers spectacular views of the Olympics, Cascades and Puget Sound. Other activities offered at this park include show shoeing, mountain climbing, rock climbing, wild life viewing and bird watching.

Flaming Geyser

The most unique feature of the Flaming Geyser State Park, a 480-acre day-use park, is its geysers, which are fueled by the park's underlying coals seams. Over 3 miles of freshwater shoreline along the Green River provide plenty of opportunities for swimming, fishing, tubing and white-water kayaking. Other features of the park include an exclusive area for remote-control, model-airplane flying, a 25-acre open field for equestrian use and several rugged hiking, biking and horse trails.

Steamboat Rock

A gigantic columnar basaltic rock, with a 600-acre surface area dominates the landscape at the 3,522-acre Steamboat Rock State Park. Summer activities at this park include water skiing, fishing, swimming, boating, rock climbing, mountain biking and bird watching as well hiking. Winter brings exciting opportunities for Nordic skiing.

Wallace Falls

The Wallace Falls State Park Management Area, a 4,735-acre camping park, features a magnificent 265-foot waterfall, fast-moving streams and rivers and dense old-growth coniferous forests. The park offers opportunities for kayaking, rafting, swimming and fishing as well as plenty of mountain biking and hiking trails with the possibility of cougar and peregrine falcon sighting.

No matter where you choose to go camping, Washington state offers amazing beauty and is a great place for camping.
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