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Bay View State Park Campground

Northern Puget Sound, Washington

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  • Firewood and ice near the entrance station.- Bay View State Park Campground
  • RV utility sites with views of Padilla Bay.- Bay View State Park Campground
  • Relaxing at an RV site.- Bay View State Park Campground
  • Day use picnic and beach area.- Bay View State Park Campground
  • The Bay View cabins.- Bay View State Park Campground
  • View of the Padilla Bay from a cabin.- Bay View State Park Campground
  • Two cabins with less shade.- Bay View State Park Campground
  • Douglas fir surrounding the cabins.- Bay View State Park Campground
  • A graveled tent-site.- Bay View State Park Campground
  • A tent-site on the rear loop.- Bay View State Park Campground
  • Open standard sites inside the rear loop.- Bay View State Park Campground
  • The grassy playfield at the center of the campground.- Bay View State Park Campground
  • One of the short trails to the restooms.- Bay View State Park Campground
  • One of two restroom buildings with hot showers.- Bay View State Park Campground
  • Potable water and waste and recycle facilities near the playfield loop.- Bay View State Park Campground
  • An RV site on the playfield loop.- Bay View State Park Campground
  • The group campsite fire ring. The site holds up to 64 people.- Bay View State Park Campground
  • Padilla Bay from the day use area.- Bay View State Park Campground
  • - Bay View State Park Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Open all year. Beach access.
Cons: 
Small campsites. Muddy areas during wet months.
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Region:
Northern Puget Sound, WA
Managed by: 
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Washington Discovery Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Bay View State Park Campground is a quiet place to enjoy the northern Puget Sound coast during any season. At just 25 acres, getting around the park on foot is a cinch, and you can preserve your energy for exploring the 1,285 feet of beach on beautiful Padilla Bay. The bay nearly empties at minus tides, making for excellent beachcombing and bird watching.          

The campground's primitive rear loop includes 46 forested car and tent sites. The loop is adjacent to a grassy playfield ringed with 20 RV utility sites of varying length. The standard tent sites run a bit small, but the majority provide plenty of privacy.  The tent-only group camp is also very secluded, and it has several forested sites and a big fire ring in the center. Ten RV sites near the entrance area and six cozy cabins nestled within a stand of thick Douglas fir trees all offer the best views and closest walking distance out to the bay.

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