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Old 02-12-2015, 01:28 PM   #11
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Well, you are doing better than us. Predictions for tomorrow morning is 0F & -30F windchill, and it is snowing hard enough that I can't see to the end of my driveway.
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Old 02-12-2015, 07:32 PM   #12
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Wow sounds like Oregon and California may have to wait a few days for us to see a little of Washington
I think i will put Ferndale on our list and either do Whidbey on the way down if the weather is good or on the way back north in April
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We spent the first two nights at Deception Pass last spring. It was pretty much empty midweek this early in the year. We had the dogs with us and there was plenty of space for walks and a nice fresh water pond. The downside was the Navy was practicing night landings, so there were fighter jets overhead until about 10:00 at night.
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Old 02-14-2015, 05:18 PM   #14
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Drove thru Fort Casey state park camp site today and was surprised by a sign saying the water is shut down. The alert on their website says a new restroom for the camp site is being built from 2/9 thru 3/19. There is a restroom with shower near the boat launch (other side of ferry dock).
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Old 02-14-2015, 06:00 PM   #15
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Do Whidbey!! I've never been camping there (and haven't been there since becoming a dog person) but it's on my list of future trips... The ferry is relatively expensive with a trailer but they have awesome dog parks! FETCH! Off Leash Dog Parks on Whidbey Island
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Old 02-15-2015, 10:58 AM   #16
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I have been researching Whidbey a little more and it sounds perfect
March and April are a perfect time for whale watching.
Good dog parks and beaches for the dogs

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Old 02-15-2015, 12:32 PM   #17
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[QUOTE=alan in alberta;82542]I have been researching Whidbey a little more and it sounds perfect
March and April are a perfect time for whale watching.
Good dog parks and beaches for the dogs

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Can't go wrong with Whidbey. It's a destination in itself. Each camping area is different. Good luck with whale watching, it can be hit or miss. Two new babies in that pod to look for.

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Old 02-17-2015, 08:46 PM   #18
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We generally stay at Bayview if we are going to Chilliwack and have found it to be more than adequate for our needs. Back in slots were no problem getting into and the facilities were clean. Site have electric, water there is a dump station when leaving. It is away from the I-5 corridor so it isn't noisy. We haven't stayed at Deception Pass so can't comment on it, but Bayview is more than adequate.
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:18 AM   #19
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Deception Pass is more heavily treed and shady. Bayview is more open and sunny. Weather conditions during your planned stay may make one more attractive than the other.
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:02 PM   #20
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We generally stay at Bayview if we are going to Chilliwack and have found it to be more than adequate for our needs. Back in slots were no problem getting into and the facilities were clean. Site have electric, water there is a dump station when leaving. It is away from the I-5 corridor so it isn't noisy. We haven't stayed at Deception Pass so can't comment on it, but Bayview is more than adequate.
If you are new to backing a trailer you could have some trouble at Deception Pass. Although there are a lot of easy sites there are plenty of awkward ones (steep, narrow and not level etc.) too, but the scenery is spectacular.
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