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Old 01-15-2014, 09:11 PM   #1
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Northern Washington winter sites

Hello all,

I'm looking to get away for a long weekend in February. I'd like a campground with electric so I can plug in and use a space heater. Not much like that here in BC so south I go
We like nature, privacy and/or showers!
Any suggestion are appreciated.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:40 PM   #2
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MOST American KOA's in N.W.W. have smaller sites set asside for just this purpose...
But consider a stay~cation instead.

Camping at the Fort (Ft. Langley).
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestions. We're looking for a bit more of a natural experience than the KOA. The camping at Ft. Langley is closed for a few months in winter. Golden Ears in Vancouver, which I highly recommend, has one area open but it's pricey and no electric.

Washington State parks website has been helpful and Deception Pass looks like the best option so far.
Reviews, cheaper options and hideaways still welcome
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Deception Pass is a good option with lots of choices for sites and handy to activities in Anacortes and Whidbey Island. Also check out Washington City Park in Anacortes and Wenberg County Park south of Mt Vernon. Either would meet your requirements.

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Mark, quite a few of us camp at Deception Pass during the year. Great place.
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Deception Pass is great - if your wanting a water front site Fort Casey is also great - but not all sites have power and its first come first serve in winter.

Another really nice wooded spot "a few of us camp" ;-) is Kayak Point County Park. I think most of the sites have power.
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Washington state parks do not have electric hook ups.
Edit: turns out that's just not right.


The KOA in Leavenworth WA is great, but you'll be among the monster rigs -- if they are open in Feb.
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Washington state parks do not have electric hook ups.

The KOA in Leavenworth WA is great, but you'll be among the monster rigs -- if they are open in Feb.
Actually many of the do, but not all. Deception pass has them because we have used them. Not all spots, of course. KOA in Leavenworth is good but that means crossing a potentially snowy pass.

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I have found that most Washington State parks and county parks do have electrical hook ups - one of the reasons a lot of people from that northern country like camping in Washington vs camping in their own Provincial parks.

Another great little county park is the Howard Miller Park Stealhead Park - its in Rockport/Concrete area so you would need to keep on the weather forecast re snow. The camping spots along the river are very nice and I believe its a bit cheaper than the State parks. You need to call the ranger directly to make reservations.
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Reserved Deception pass today. Looks like the closest. Really appreciate all of the suggestions. We wanted minimal driving and to avoid poor road conditions.
Not sure if there would have been other sites available without the reservation, but not worth the risk for the drive.
I'll post feed back for sure.

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I have found that most Washington State parks and county parks do have electrical hook ups - one of the reasons a lot of people from that northern country like camping in Washington vs camping in their own Provincial parks.

Another great little county park is the Howard Miller Park Stealhead Park - its in Rockport/Concrete area so you would need to keep on the weather forecast re snow. The camping spots along the river are very nice and I believe its a bit cheaper than the State parks. You need to call the ranger directly to make reservations.

A note: ....from MANY past camping experiences here, the WIND picks up EVERY evening and has flipped our awning up and over our trailer 3 or 4 times now. This park IS excellent, clean restrooms/pay showers and has a nearby pub/lounge (free ice) and is the host park for JJ Cruisers Car Club (Sedro Woolley, WA.) 'Summer Safari' camp out weekend....
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Reserved Deception pass today. Looks like the closest. Really appreciate all of the suggestions. We wanted minimal driving and to avoid poor road conditions.
Not sure if there would have been other sites available without the reservation, but not worth the risk for the drive.
I'll post feed back for sure.

Cheers,
The park at Deception Pass IS remarkable.
Congrats on a park well chosen....
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