Without a doubt, Washington is home to some of the most beautiful places in the country. But there are also places that have been forsaken and forgotten, abandoned spots that nature has reclaimed, ghost towns where is seems folks just up and vanished. There are countless ghost towns in Washington; areas that once thrived but have since been abandoned. All that remains in them now are old, decaying structures… and creepy vibes. If you’re feeling brave, visit these ghost towns in Washington and see what you can find!

Did you know about these ghost towns in Washington? Have you visited any of these forgotten places before? Share your ghost town experiences in The Evergreen State in the comments below!

And for more creepy fun in Washington, definitely check out this haunted little road trip to seven of the state’s spookiest spots… if you dare!

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What are some of the most haunted places in Washington?

Snohomish is one of the spookiest places in Washington. This area is home to two haunted watering holes: The Oxford Saloon and The Cabbage Patch. Guests often report seeing shadowy figures floating around the Oxford Saloon, and the spirit of a young girl lingers at The Cabbage Patch. As you explore the boundaries of this tiny town, you’re likely to encounter some paranormal activity. Ghosts are said to wander the halls of hundreds of places, including (but not limited to) old theaters, hotels, saloons, and more. There have even been alleged cases of haunted homes throughout the state. If you’re interested in a list of some of the most haunted places in Washington, check out this article.

How many ghost towns are in Washington?

Washington state is a state full of history, which almost always means it’ll also be full of spooky old memories in the forms of ghost towns and abandoned buildings. There are literally hundreds of ghost towns scattered throughout the evergreen state, and it’s definitely impossible to list them all in just one article! So if you have an insatiable appetite for the macabre, here are more ghost towns to check out in Washington.

What are some creepy, abandoned places in Washington?

Washington has no shortage of abandoned buildings, which makes sense, given that it has ghost towns galore! Some infamous abandoned buildings in Washington include the aforementioned old, abandoned schoolhouse in Govan, a nuclear power plant in Satsop, an abandoned hospital in Sedro-Woolley, and, perhaps the creepiest: an abandoned motel/gas station just outside of the Grand Coulee area. It's total Bates Motel vibes. Washington truly appears to be a ghost hunter's dream! Take a look at our picks for some of the most interesting abandoned buildings in Washington state, and check them out for yourself! (With a friend, and in broad daylight, of course...)


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