Memorial Day weekend tends to kick off the camping season here in Washington, and we’re ready for another amazing year of sleeping under the stars. But instead of heading back to your go-to campsite, try setting up camp somewhere new. These seven private campgrounds in Washington State are somewhat off the grid and always beautiful.

With so much beauty to explore in this area of the U.S., there are numerous state and national parks to enjoy a weekend of camping. However, that isn’t to say there aren’t plenty of places to enjoy private camping in Washington state. Where are your favorite places to camp in Washington?

It’s hard not to love camping when you live in Washington. But if you have yet to embrace the fun of sleeping surrounded by nature, these private campgrounds in Washington State are for you.

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What are some of the best campgrounds in Washington?


There are no shortages of campgrounds in Washington. Here are some of the best campgrounds in Washington for your next outdoor adventure. Let's go camping in Washington:

  • Deception Pass State Park, Oak Harbor, WA: This delightful state park on the shores of Puget Sound is a favorite place to camp for those in the know. With 4,000 acres of land to explore between Whidbey Island and Fidalgo Island, you have nearly endless opportunities to see something new each and every time you come back. Don't miss the Campstuff Coffee cart that serves up fresh coffee from a converted camper trailer.
  • Smokiam Resort, Soap Lake, WA: Step up your camping game with a stay in a teepee overlooking Soap Lake. You can still take advantage of its RV and tent sites, as well as a few cabins, but the teepees are a unique experience you should try at least once. Soap Lake is a unique lake because of its high mineral content. Some say it even has healing properties. People come from far and wide just for a dip in this beautiful rare lake.
  • Lincoln Rock State Park, Douglas County, WA: This is a beautiful campground with lots of wildlife, hiking trails, bike paths, and places to explore. The campground is located above Rocky Reach Dam with a protected swimming area, fishing docks, and even sports fields. It may be a small state park but don't let that keep you away from this hidden gem.

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