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Old 10-28-2018, 04:04 PM   #11
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You did not say, in your posting, WHEN you are picking up your trailer. It makes a lot of difference if you are planning to visit Seattle and the surrounding area.

The rainy season (daily overcast, drizzle, full-on rain and only very occasional sunny breaks) begins in Seattle, and the Puget Sound area in general, at the end of October and lasts until the end of March. Many of the state parks shut off the campground's water supply, although the water in the campground rest rooms remains on. Also, the majority of county, state, and national parks in the Puget Sound area, with one notable exception, are not within easy driving distance of Seattle, and would not be a good base for day trips into the city.

A notable exception is Fay Bainbridge Park Campground, on Bainbridge Island. It's a 30 minute ferry ride from the city (you'd be advised to leave your car on the island), has superb views of the Seattle skyline, offers beach walking as well as good restaurants in the downtown part of Bainbridge Island, and offers both electrical and dry camping sites. And the sites are all wide open to the sky and sun --- a huge plus during the rainy season.

We live in Seattle and picked up our trailer on August 10. Since then, we've camped in local and state parks many times. Because we're in the Pacific Northwest rainforest, we expected that the campsites would be a little damp (they weren't) but we were a little shocked that they were so dark: the tall coniferous trees surrounding the campsites block almost all natural light until the sun is directly overhead. If you're planning to leave your trailer during the day, and go exploring (as we did), this isn't a problem, but it can be rather a gloomy place to spend the day sitting under a canopy.

We hope you have a wonderful trip!
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Old 11-04-2018, 01:26 AM   #12
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We stayed 3 nights at Larrabee State Park after picking ours in Chilliwack. It was $30/night full hookup. A number off spaces were open with one bath house open. Train comes through a fair amount but didn’t bother me. Otherwise quiet. Plenty of trails and about 5 mi. to town of Fairhaven, a bit more to Bellingham. Highly recommend.
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Old 11-04-2018, 11:48 AM   #13
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I second the recommendation on Gilgal Oasis! We stayed there in ‘16 and loved it. We used the dog park as a human park and had a nice walk. Sequim is also a pleasant, quaint town with lots of options for supplies
Just FYI, Sequim is pronounced "squim," NOT "seequim."
And the geoduck clam is pronounced "gooey duck," and not "geo-duck."

It's a lovely place, worthy of a visit.

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Just FYI, Sequim is pronounced "squim," NOT "seequim."
And the geoduck clam is pronounced "gooey duck," and not "geo-duck."

It's a lovely place, worthy of a visit.

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We were grateful for the excellent cable reception! We spun our television toward our open entry door, and watched the Warriors during the early rounds of the NBA Playoffs. Might have enjoyed a cold beverage under the awning
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Old 11-04-2018, 03:32 PM   #15
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Another nice park close to Seattle is Manchester State Park. It's midway between Southworth and Bremerton - both of which have ferries to Seattle. There are numerous sites with electricity and water and all of the sites are quite secluded - for a state park, that is.
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:54 PM   #16
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We wanted to catch a Mariners game, but didn't want to drive back to BC the same night. We stayed at Salt Water State Park. It was very convenient, but kinda weird: it lies literally under the flight path to SeaTac Airport, so we saw/heard a lot of planes. Price was right for dry camping, and we were able to tough it out for a night. Flight traffic diminishes greatly at night, so overall not a bad one night camp.
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Old 11-04-2018, 10:54 PM   #17
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Stayed at Lake Pleasant in Bothel twice, a week each time. We would drive to Ballard each day after 9 am and return in the evening after rush hour. 20 miles in less than 30 minutes. Lake Pleasant is a nice, clean urban campground with a mix of long term residents and travelers. Worked perfectly for us until our son and his family moved to San Francisco.
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We wanted to catch a Mariners game, but didn't want to drive back to BC the same night. We stayed at Salt Water State Park. It was very convenient, but kinda weird: it lies literally under the flight path to SeaTac Airport, so we saw/heard a lot of planes. Price was right for dry camping, and we were able to tough it out for a night. Flight traffic diminishes greatly at night, so overall not a bad one night camp.


...................... Well? How did the Mariners do?
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Our first stop with the 19’ Escape was randomly selected north of Seattle...Camano Island State Park ! Very beautiful quiet and great views of the Olympics and Mt. Rainer! It was so beautiful extended our stay.
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Lake Pleasanton RV park is the best you find near Seattle. They fill up quickly a reservation is recommended. We tried them all and would not stay anywhere else. The Bellevue and Issaquah RV Park are very noisy right next to the highway.
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