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Old 07-31-2018, 04:44 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a campground within a hour of the Seattle Cruise ship port? Thanks in advance.
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Dash Point State Park is an option. It is south of Seattle and probably within the hour parameter unless there is bad traffic, which is normal. There are a couple right next to each other in South Everett - Maple Grove RV park and Resort and Lakeside RV Park. Either are ok and about an hour. The advantage of these is that the cruise ship port is on the north side of downtown, so you would miss some of the downtown traffic.
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We love Tolt-MacDonald campground near Carnation. Its a beautiful setting near the river with lots of hiking options. Drive is less than an hour without traffic. With traffic could be a lot more.
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Can anyone recommend a campground within a hour of the Seattle Cruise ship port? Thanks in advance.
Tall Chief Campground in Fall City is about an hour or less away. Not sure if you have to belong to RPI or any other club though. Phone 425-222-0778.
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Can anyone recommend a campground within a hour of the Seattle Cruise ship port? Thanks in advance.
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Can anyone recommend a campground within a hour of the Seattle Cruise ship port? Thanks in advance.

Roy I don't know what your plans are. Picking up or dropping off but I'm going to suggest parking at the Tulalip Casino off of I-5 at exit 202.
10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Marysville, WA 98271-9163


You can stay up to 3 days for free and Marysville is about 1 hour north of Seattle.


I can't see any issues with disconnecting, driving to the port and returning on the same day, then sleeping overnight on your return to base.
Pay a little back by having a nice buffet meal in the Eagles Nest Restaurant for dinner.
RV parking is patrolled and are spacious with many pull thrus. No hookups but gens are ok if used in a neighborly way.
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There is a better option than any of the previously mentioned RV parks and it is way closer as the crow flies. These options make it easy to leave the RV behind while you are on a Cruise. There is a ferry from downtown Seattle to Bainbridge Island. On the island is nice very nice RV park with hookups. Just off the island are 3 more nice RV parks with hookup options. The ferry ride itself is very beautiful and popular with tourist for that reason. One of the big cruise ship terminals is a few blocks from the ferry. The pier 90 terminal in Magnolia would require a short taxi ride as it is further away to the NW. So if you wanted to you could leave your tow vehicle with the trailer instead of paying parking fees on it at the cruise ship terminal.

For all of you who recommend RV parks to people wanting to visit Seattle, these four RV parks are actually physically the closest ones to downtown Seattle and it avoids all that horrendous traffic on I-5, I-90 and I-405.

One is at the Clearwater Casino $30.00 a night including all utilities and free shuttle to the ferry. They have a 7 day limit. http://www.clearwatercasino.com/clea...esort-rv-park/

Just a mile or so further than the Casino is another RV park, Eagle Tree, there is free shuttle from it to the Casino but it is also on the public bus line that goes to the ferry. http://eagletreerv.com/

Also close by is the Cedar Glen RV park, also free shuttle to the Casino and on the public bus line to the ferry. http://www.cedarglenmhp.com/rv-park-1.html

Next option is a waterfront campground operated by the City of Bainbridge Island that has beachfront RV sites. It is also on the bus line but the bus only runs for commuter hours mornings and afternoons. It is the closest RV park to Seattle, just a couple of miles away and you can actually see Seattle from this park. https://biparks.org/fay-bainbridge-park-campground/

Of course all of these RV parks also have Taxi and Uber or Lyft service available for transportation to the ferry. There are always taxis waiting for passengers at the ferry terminals. The Seattle ferry terminal is of course linked to public transportation to pretty much everywhere in the Seattle Metro area. Plus there are bike rentals in Seattle and bikes sitting ready to rent right at the ferry terminal. Some of them are even electric bikes which helps with the hills. We have three companies for that Spin, OFO and Lime Bike (the one with electric bike option). It is a $1.00 per half hour ride. You need to use an app but the apps are free.

These options avoid having to take an RV into downtown Seattle as you can drive up the other side of Puget Sound using highway 3 as the primary road to get to the RV parks. (Or of course you can take the FGRV on the ferry from Seattle to get there).
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Dash Point State Park is an option. It is south of Seattle and probably within the hour parameter unless there is bad traffic, which is normal. There are a couple right next to each other in South Everett - Maple Grove RV park and Resort and Lakeside RV Park. Either are ok and about an hour. The advantage of these is that the cruise ship port is on the north side of downtown, so you would miss some of the downtown traffic.



Traffic is always bad in Seattle, 24/7. Good Luck.
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depending on which way you are coming, we like Kayak point in Snohomish county. It's about 20 minutes west of I5 near Marysville.


There's a fun place in Bellevue, easy access off I90 and quick to DT SEattle. Lots of people camp there for Seattle events. It is called Vasa Park. Not really scenic and the spots are small, but its on Lake Sammamish and a safe place to leave your camper.


If you go East, we like Denny Creek. The creek is nice, some road noise. Fun little hikes.


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yes- traffic towards Tacoma is bad- also going North , I90 Eastbound not as bad. you can type into google maps the time of day you want to travel and they give you expected travel times for the route you choose.

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that's the link to Vasa Park
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