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Old 10-06-2016, 06:57 PM   #43
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I've camped there before. And yes, the reservation part is not very good for a rally, so by nature it would likely end up local. Reservations end September 15 and they are hard to get on weekends, anyway. It is also very exposed to weather so you'd want to be able to cancel if a big storm is coming (as it is supposedly doing tonight.) Not somewhere I want to be in a trailer during a windstorm! (Though some of the sites along the hill might be good for that.) It isn't ideal for a big meetup.

On the other hand- now I have propane heat and 12V I don't need hookups! I stayed in September at one of the great beach front sites and really enjoyed watching the ferries and cruise ships come and go, and didn't care about heat or light, but in October both may come in handy.
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Hello, I'm interested in meeting other fiberglass owners from the Seattle area and will gladly attend a meet up with or without hookups. I live in Snohomish.

Kayak Pt county park is on a lake and is a nice setting near Marysville. Same with Flowing Lake, plenty of hook ups, in a forest on a fishing lake. Easy to get to off Hwy 2 from Monroe. Raser is in Skagit county, but it's an awesome place. Even with reservations, it fills up due to the location. Group sites do not have hookups, but folks could reserve inside the park if they wanted to be near bathrooms, etc.

While driving my trailer through Seattle isn't my favorite thing to do, the idea of a trailer meetup at Discovery Park sounds fun. Do a little tailgate cook out? I'd also be game for Dash Point or Golden Gardens day trip.

I think the thing to do is decide what works for the organizer, and set a date. Looking forward to it!
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Hello, I'm interested in meeting other fiberglass owners from the Seattle area and will gladly attend a meet up with or without hookups. I live in Snohomish.

Kayak Pt county park is on a lake and is a nice setting near Marysville. Same with Flowing Lake, plenty of hook ups, in a forest on a fishing lake. Easy to get to off Hwy 2 from Monroe. Raser is in Skagit county, but it's an awesome place. Even with reservations, it fills up due to the location. Group sites do not have hookups, but folks could reserve inside the park if they wanted to be near bathrooms, etc.

While driving my trailer through Seattle isn't my favorite thing to do, the idea of a trailer meetup at Discovery Park sounds fun. Do a little tailgate cook out? I'd also be game for Dash Point or Golden Gardens day trip.

I think the thing to do is decide what works for the organizer, and set a date. Looking forward to it!
I am all for Golden Gardens but it would be next to impossible to get enough parking there on a sunny weekend. Of course it would work for me anyway as I would just walk there since I am only a few blocks away on the same street. Which of course is why I know for sure that you won't find parking there on a nice weekend. There are actually a few places on that street right by the boat yard where you can park overnight

I have caught onto the fact that people who are proposing these long drives from Seattle for the meetup are mostly people who don't actually live in Seattle but live close to the places they are proposing. I will make the direction signs for the campground meetup area and put a space needle logo on them if you pay my way to attend a non-local local event.
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"I have caught onto the fact that people who are proposing these long drives from Seattle for the meetup are mostly people who don't actually live in Seattle but live close to the places they are proposing."

Maybe it's just me, but why would anyone who lives in Seattle not want to get the heck out of Seattle. Where are you gonna camp in Seattle, next to the homeless tents under the overpasses? I'll take a 2 hour trip out to the ocean any day before I would want to camp in an urban jungle.
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Old 10-08-2016, 10:16 AM   #47
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We are urban Seattle dwellers. Our favorite quick escape is Tolt-MacDonald in Carnation. River, trails, quiet, clean.
We would be interested in a gathering but of course all of that depends on our schedule. I encourage the organizer to heed the advice that you'll never please everyone, so just pick something that you like and see who shows up. If those who complain loudest refuse to come that can actually be a good thing!
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Something tells me the OP is wondering why they did not simple just pick a spot they like and post the date and place and see who shows up.
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Something tells me the OP is wondering why they did not simple just pick a spot they like and post the date and place and see who shows up.
You will have to ask her that when she can get back online. At the moment she is having problems with her computer and can't participate.
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Y At the moment she is having problems with her computer and can't participate.
Actually I believe thats whats called out camping
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This week Tuesday and Weds look to be sunny or at least partly sunny days. A nice break from the rain! So my partner and myself are going to drive over to Saltwater State Park and do an in person tour of the place and take some photos of it to post here. It is always good to know what camping is available in the geographic area, we will take the dog and a picnic
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Everyone is coming up with good ideas.


It's going to be Dash Point State Park, September 21, 22, and 23rd, 2017.
Some sites have full services, Water, electric, & sewer. Dump station at park. Flush toilets, showers.
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Beach access. About 25 miles south of Seattle.


9 month reservation window. We'll do a new thread when we're closer to the reservation point, around January 11, 2017.


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Everyone is coming up with good ideas.


It's going to be Dash Point State Park, September 21, 22, and 23rd, 2017.
Some sites have full services, Water, electric, & sewer. Dump station at park. Flush toilets, showers.
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Beach access. About 25 miles south of Seattle.


9 month reservation window. We'll do a new thread when we're closer to the reservation point, around January 11, 2017.


Thanks, all,


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Good deal. Place and weekend will work for us. Let us know when you have an area in mind so we can make the reservations in December.

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Dave Fish--oh, good!
It's not a very big park. I'll be seeking a site in the full-services area, the other loop is quite separate and has NO services. But will post on a new thread, probably:


WAUW (wow!) -- Washington Autumn Urban Wilderness meet-up before January 1st.


Glad you can attend, looking forward to seeing you!


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Dave Fish--oh, good!
It's not a very big park. I'll be seeking a site in the full-services area, the other loop is quite separate and has NO services. But will post on a new thread, probably:


WAUW (wow!) -- Washington Autumn Urban Wilderness meet-up before January 1st.


Glad you can attend, looking forward to seeing you!


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I don't think the no service loop will be open as since it opens May 15 I figure it closes September 15. But at any rate a lot of the sites there say not suitable for smaller trailers.
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I don't think the no service loop will be open as since it opens May 15 I figure it closes September 15. But at any rate a lot of the sites there say not suitable for smaller trailers.



WAUW: Washington Autumn Urban Wilderness meet-up. (wow!)

Hi, Bobbie Mayer and All:


I've talked to the Dash Park office twice now, as your questions raised some concerns.

ALL the sites in Loop A are suitable for small trailers/RVs with several sites able to accommodate up to 32.' There are 19 full-service sites (WES!) in Loop A and 24 no-service sites. ALL will accommodate small trailers, yes. The pull-through sites will take rigs up to 32'.

Loop A is open year-round. Opening day for reservations is 9 months in advance. So for us, January 23rd, 2017.

Loop B closes September 15. It's widely separated from Loop A.

The picnic shelter will accommodate up to 96 people. For 24 people it'll be $71 for a day, or about $3 apiece. Not bad!

It's a nice-looking, wooded park, you don't see any houses or buildings other than park buildings from the campsite, nor is there any "freeway" noise. It's a little piece of Urban Wilderness.

The beach is large, flat, and sandy with a shallow stream through it. There are a large number of wildlife creatures that frequent the area, including chipmunks, coyotes, foxes, rabbits, raccoons, squirrels, fish and crabs, sea birds, starfish, herons, hummingbirds, jays, owls, quail, woodpeckers...and so on.

We were just there last Thursday, and Loop A was mostly filled with RVs and trailers. Loop A is open year-round.
There are NO great-big campgrounds within 25 or 50 miles of Seattle. We went to Kayak Point AND Flowing Lake--beautiful, but not what we wanted.

. All sites have fire rings. There are a few cabins available, not yurts. They looked nice, too.


People from Seattle not wanting to camp overnight would be welcome to come to the "big day" on Saturday at the picnic shelter for a Daycation.


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