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10.04.17

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  • Day use picnic tables at Ozette Campground, looking south across Ozette Lake in Olympic National Park.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Amphitheater at Mora Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Typical campsite in Mora Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Kalaloch Cabins.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Kalaloch Cabins.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • View of the Pacific Ocean from the day use area in Kalaloch Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Typical campsite in Kalaloch Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Cabins at The Lost Resort.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Cabin interior at The Lost Resort.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Open campsites at Hobuck Beach Resort + Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Cabins at Hobuck Beach Resort + Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Hoh River from Hoh Oxbow Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Typical campsite at Hoh Oxbow Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Hoh River adjacent from Hoh Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Typical campsite in Hoh Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Restroom facility in Graves Creek Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Quinault River at Graves Creek Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Typical campsite in Queets Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Giant western redcedar (Thuja plicata) in Willaby Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • A typical campsite in Willaby Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Lake Quinault Lodge.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Lake Quinault Lodge.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Sequim Bay State Park dock/marina.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Typical campsite at Sequim Bay State Park Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • View west toward the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Dungeness Recreation Area Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Typical campsite at Dungeness Recreation Area Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Sunset on the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Salt Creek Recreation Area Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • RV sites at Salt Creek Recreation Area.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Crescent Beach.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Open campsites at Crescent Beach Campground + RV Park.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Typical campsite at Heart O' the Hills Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Typical campsite at Elwha Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Altair Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Day use picnic shelter at Altair Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Lyre River Campground picnic shelter.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Typical campsite at Lyre River Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Sol Duc Campground amphitheater.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Typical campsite at Loop A, Sol Duc Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Cabins at Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Lake Crescent Lodge porch.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Cabins at Lake Crescent Lodge.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Cabins 2,3,4, and 5 at Lake Cushman Resort.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Picnic shelter in the day use area at Potlatch State Park.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Typical campsite at Potlatch State Park Campground South Loop.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Riverside campsite at Staircase Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Pacific Beach State Park and Campground from across Joe Creek.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Typical campsite with RV hook-ups in Pacific Beach State Park Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Picnic shelter at Group Camp 1 in Ocean City State Park Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Typical campsite at Loop 4 in Ocean City State Park Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Beach access in Grayland Beach State Park Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Yurt campsite in Grayland Beach State Park Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Group campsite in Twin Harbors State Park Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Beach access in Twin Harbors State Park.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Typical campsite in Screamin' Eagle Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Quinault Marina and RV Park.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • View west toward Point Brown from Quinault Marina and RV Park.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Benson Beach looking north toward North Head Lighthouse from Cape Disappointment State Park Campgrounds A, B + C.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • RV site in Campground A, Cape Disappointment State Park.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Cape Disappointment State Park Campground D: Rental cabins along O'Neil Lake.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Historic Tokeland Hotel and Restaurant.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Standard waterfront cabins at Cama Beach State Park.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Camano Island State Park Campground: The forested cabin area.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • The north beach at Camano Island State Park.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Bay View State Park Campground: The Bay View cabins.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Bay View State Park Campground: Padilla Bay from the day use area.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Birch Bay State Park Campground: Direct Birch Bay beach access.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Birch Bay State Park Campground: One of 20 RV hook-up sites.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Moran State Park Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Reservable kitchen shelter at Fort Worden State Park Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Fort Worden State Park Beach Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Fort Flagler State Park north beach.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Fort Flagler State Park lower campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Port of Port Townsend, Point Hudson Marina.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Point Hudson Marina and RV Park.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Fay Bainbridge Park Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Fay Bainbridge Park Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Typical RV hook-up sites at Dash Point State Park Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Looking out over Puget Sound's East Passage from Dash Point State Park.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Tolt-MacDonald Park footbridge over Snoqualmie River to the campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • One of six yurts in John MacDonald Memorial Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Rasar State Park Campground: Typical cabin site.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Rasar State Park Campground: Group site picnic shelter.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Howard Miller Steelhead Park Campground: Tom Porter cabin and historic cedar canoe.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Cabin at Howard Miller Steelhead Park.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • View toward Horsethief Lake, campground, and day use area at Columbia Hills Historical State Park.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
  • Columbia Hills Historical State Park Campground.- Best Year-round Campgrounds in Washington
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With relatively mild winter temperatures driven by its maritime climate, Washington state is graced with some of the best winter camping spots in the country, particularly given its northern latitude.

While snow closes down all campgrounds in the Cascades and almost all of them in eastern Washington, nearly all of the low elevation campgrounds west of the Cascades remain open during the winter months. From the Columbia River Gorge to the Olympic Peninsula and up to the San Juan Islands, incredible adventures can be pursued year round.

That being said, western Washington is notorious for one thing, more than an other state, and that is RAIN! If you're exploring the great outdoors any time in between October and June, you can count on liquid sunshine. In fact, some areas like Olympic National Park are best explored in the off-season when the crowds are all gone. We realize camping out in the rain isn't for everyone, so we've not only highlighted the campgrounds with cabins, yurts, and platform tents, we've also made sure to feature some of the best rustic lodges in the area to give you, your family, or your other travel companions the full range of overnight accommodation options.

We've also featured a slew of campgrounds, and favorites are signified with an asterisk.

​Olympic Peninsula (Pacific Coast)

Olympic Peninsula (Rain Forest)

Olympic Peninsula (North)

Olympic Peninsula (Hood Canal)

Southwestern Coast

Northern Puget Sound

Northern Puget Sound (San Juan Islands)

  • Moran State Park Campgrounds: RV hookups.
  • Spencer Spit State Park Campground
  • Obstruction Pass State Park Campground
  • San Juan County Park Campground
  • Lakedale Resort + Campground*: lodge rooms, platform tents, RV hookups.
  • Rosario Resort + Spa: lodge rooms.

Southern Puget Sound

Seatte/Tacoma Metro Area

Skagit Valley

Columbia River Gorge

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