Washington July 09, 2018
7 Campgrounds In Washington Perfect For Those Who Hate Camping
There are two types of Washingtonians: Those who love nature so much they’d pitch a tent practically anywhere and sleep soundly under the stars, and those who also love nature, but prefer to experience it from the comfort of a patio with a cold drink in hand (and showers nearby). If you fall into the second category, these amenity-packed campgrounds offer the best of both worlds.
1. Sunbanks Lake Resort, 57622 Highway 155, Electric City
Since 1992, Washingtonians have been vacationing at this peaceful resort, which offers everything from tent camping to cabins and lake view villas. There's also an onsite restaurant and general store, a mini golf course and kids' playground, and karaoke on the weekends. Plus, you'll be right on the shores of the beautiful Banks Lake.
2. La Conner RV & Camping Resort, 16362 Snee Oosh Rd., La Conner
No RV is necessary to enjoy this relaxing resort in La Conner. Their cabins sleep 6, and many of them sit right on the beach. Other amenities include a children's playground, family-friendly activities, mini golf, a clubhouse, restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, and a hot tub. Yes, please.
3. Smokiam Resort, 22818 Washington Rt. 17, Soap Lake
Nestled on the tranquil shores of Soap Lake, Smokiam Resort has cozy cabins for rent as well as surprisingly luxurious tipis with beds, couches and electricity (in some). There's also a clubhouse with a fully equipped kitchen, a pool, two hot tubs (one for adults only), an onsite grocery store, and a new cafe and espresso bar.
4. Hobuck Beach Resort, 2726 Makah Passage, Neah Bay
This oceanfront campground on the Olympic Peninsula offers some nice, private cabins that come equipped with queen beds, sofa beds, bathrooms and kitchenettes. This is the next best thing to tent camping on the beach.
5. Klink's Resort, 18617 W Williams Lake Rd., Cheney
Klink's Resort has a little something for everyone: RV sites, tent sites, cabins, fishing, and water sports. Many people come just for the onsite restaurant, which offers casual dining right on the lake. Every weekend in the summer, you can enjoy Music On The Patio, a showcase of local talent ranging from dueling pianos to full band street dances.
6. Leavenworth RV Campground, 20752 Chiwawa Loop Rd., Leavenworth
Not only is the surrounding scenery beautiful, but the Leavenworth RV Campground has some fantastic amenities. They offer cottages, rooms for rent in the main lodge, and even a few tiny houses. The onsite pool is perfect for a warm summer day.
7. Battle Ground Lake State Park, 18002 NE 249th St., Battle Ground
Plenty of Washington's state parks have campsites, and the cabins at Battle Ground Lake State Park sit comfortably in the foothills of the Cascades. Each cabin sleeps 5 a porch, picnic table, fire grill and deck. Bathrooms and showers are nearby, and the lake is practically at your doorstep.
Even if you think you hate camping, you might learn to love it under the right circumstances… especially if you can
camp on the beach.