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View Poll Results: Which option(s) would you attend
Rasar 2 40.00%
Fort Casey 0 0%
Either 3 60.00%
Both if they were separate weeks 0 0%
Neither (I didn't really need to vote but I like polls...) 0 0%
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Old 04-29-2022, 10:43 PM   #1
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Ft. Casey or ?? NW Washington October 2022

I'm going to post this here since hopefully all former attendees will see it.

We had some discussion about October 2022. We came up with several options.

A. Try Rasar State Park. This park is a few minutes east of Sedro Wooley, on Highway 20. It has lovely group sites in a forested setting. Each has 10 large RV sites with hookups, arranged in a circle, with a meadow between them, and a covered kitchen area. There are trails through the woods around the sites and over to the main campground, and down to the Skagit River. While it doesn’t have the sweeping views of Fort Casey, it is a lovely, well-maintained campground, and the covered kitchen area is a definite plus. We are not sure yet if we could have two trailers per site but the rest of the campground would likely also be open to book and everyone could still come to group events. Dates would likely be October 2-4 (3 nights). The cost would be around $100 for the 3 nights for each trailer; less if we are able to have two per site.

B. Return to Fort Casey, booking now if desired (and paying full off-season rates, with reimbursement very much unsure at this point). Fifteen sites are available right now. Most of the hookup and waterfront sites are already booked every weekend. This could also be the same week, likely October 2-5.

Please indicate which option you prefer and would likely attend. (Comments welcome!)

A. Rasar
B. Fort Casey
C. Either
D. I would attend both if they were different weeks
E. Not coming to either. (You don’t really need to vote!)
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Old 04-29-2022, 11:18 PM   #2
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C. Either sounds great.
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Old 04-30-2022, 12:21 AM   #3
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Option A - We've stayed at Rasar any number of times - a great campground with a lot of great hiking trails in the area. And Annie's Pizza just down the road in Concrete!

Another choice - albeit perhaps not as nice as Rasar and a bit far afield - might be up at the Puget Sound Energy Kulshan Campground.
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Old 04-30-2022, 07:39 AM   #4
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Option A - We've stayed at Rasar any number of times - a great campground with a lot of great hiking trails in the area. And Annie's Pizza just down the road in Concrete!

Another choice - albeit perhaps not as nice as Rasar and a bit far afield - might be up at the Puget Sound Energy Kulshan Campground.
Is Annie's pizza the one with the maraschino cherries?
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Is Annie's pizza the one with the maraschino cherries?
Donít know about the cherries, but do know that the pizza is really good. And itís right next to the Red Apple grocery store
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Old 04-30-2022, 12:49 PM   #6
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I'm going to post this here since hopefully all former attendees will see it.

We had some discussion about October 2022. We came up with several options.

A. Try Rasar State Park. This park is a few minutes east of Sedro Wooley, on Highway 20. It has lovely group sites in a forested setting. Each has 10 large RV sites with hookups, arranged in a circle, with a meadow between them, and a covered kitchen area. There are trails through the woods around the sites and over to the main campground, and down to the Skagit River. While it doesnít have the sweeping views of Fort Casey, it is a lovely, well-maintained campground, and the covered kitchen area is a definite plus. We are not sure yet if we could have two trailers per site but the rest of the campground would likely also be open to book and everyone could still come to group events. Dates would likely be October 2-4 (3 nights). The cost would be around $100 for the 3 nights for each trailer; less if we are able to have two per site.

B. Return to Fort Casey, booking now if desired (and paying full off-season rates, with reimbursement very much unsure at this point). Fifteen sites are available right now. Most of the hookup and waterfront sites are already booked every weekend. This could also be the same week, likely October 2-5.

Please indicate which option you prefer and would likely attend. (Comments welcome!)

A. Rasar
B. Fort Casey
C. Either
D. I would attend both if they were different weeks
E. Not coming to either. (You donít really need to vote!)
E. For us. Since October is hunting season for me.
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Old 05-02-2022, 10:02 AM   #7
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Either works for us. We liked Ft. Casey, but always willing to try new places.
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Old 05-02-2022, 10:45 AM   #8
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Old 05-02-2022, 11:45 AM   #9
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I'd like to try a 10-trailer group camp at Rasar State Park. The picnic shelters are great with lights, tables, electricity and a big fireplace. If more than 10 RVs come, the others can park in a regular camp site but come to the group site for group activities.

If someone wants to organize a group campout out on the Peninsula, I'm sure that would be popular, too. The more the merrier!

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The official Washington State Parks word about how many RVs can be at a Rasar group site:

Each site is for one (1) Recreational Vehicle at one time. No, you may not have more than one in each site. Both group sites at Rasar, Elk and Salmon, have 10 partial utility sites meant for 10 RVs the rest of your folks would have to use tents and not to exceed the 80 person maximums.
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Old 05-02-2022, 12:05 PM   #10
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WA State Parks URL alerts says:

Ft Casey will be doing repair on the breakwater and dock starting September or October this year. Not sure how that might affect the campground?

Rasar will be building a new bathroom and removing trees mid-July through mid-October, Monday - Thursday, affecting sites 39-48. Not sure if this might affect what we want to do?

We would vote for Rasar over Ft Casey, but either is fine. Also consider Ft Worden or Ft Flagler.

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Old 05-02-2022, 12:11 PM   #11
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It looks like the three Rasar group camps are a ways from the regular campground? Might we be able to get more than one group site? Maybe someone who has been there can speak to this, or do a research day trip?

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Old 05-03-2022, 01:58 PM   #12
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It looks like the three Rasar group camps are a ways from the regular campground? Might we be able to get more than one group site? Maybe someone who has been there can speak to this, or do a research day trip?

Doug
They aren't too terribly far- ten minute walk? Fairly level. Lots of parking if someone wants to drive, great road for bikes. We could conceivably get two but only two are for RVs and we have to pay up front for the group camp which makes it a little trickier. The group camps are that much farther from the river (closest sites are the highest number, then the lower ones, then the group sites are across Cape Horn Road.

Not sure if the construction will affect things much or not- they said it was going to be happening last year and it was not, so not sure we'll know anything more until it starts.
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Old 05-03-2022, 02:46 PM   #13
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Old 05-13-2022, 05:36 PM   #14
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Prefer Fort Casey as we have friends at the south end of the Island but we understand the need for others to have a change if Fort Casey not selected.
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Old 05-14-2022, 10:11 AM   #15
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Still not sure what is happening in October. April will be Fort Casey though.
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