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Bobbie Mayer 10-05-2016 05:37 PM

One option if not too huge or if someone would organize the group sites is Raser State park near Concrete. Gorgeous in the fall, 38 sites (half electric and water) or 10 RV group sites (10 RVs in each of two sites- those have shelters but have to be booked together so it can be a hassle.) Reservations all year. Group sites might work if people paid up front for their share before time to reserve but someone would have to collect money- if we had one group site others could tag on in the regular campground (which is walking distance, but not really close.) Some of those (8 I think) are doubles and have to be booked together.

Dave Fish 10-05-2016 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Bobbie Mayer (Post 612013)
One option if not too huge or if someone would organize the group sites is Raser State park near Concrete. Gorgeous in the fall, 38 sites (half electric and water) or 10 RV group sites (10 RVs in each of two sites- those have shelters but have to be booked together so it can be a hassle.) Reservations all year. Group sites might work if people paid up front for their share before time to reserve but someone would have to collect money- if we had one group site others could tag on in the regular campground (which is walking distance, but not really close.) Some of those (8 I think) are doubles and have to be booked together.

Good info and great park.

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rainjer 10-05-2016 06:02 PM

I just camped in one of the group site last month at Raser. Very nice campground. The loop we stayed in had 12 sites with power and water. All are fairly flat back-in sites. We had a combo of trailers and tents and we double up in all of them. We had 40-50 people total. There is a large shelter in the middle of the loop and a large fire pit. The only drawback we had was restrooms/showers are outside the group site and shared by all 3 group sites.

Carol H 10-05-2016 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave Fish (Post 612004)
Stude mentioned a campground next to the Coupeville ferry on the Taidnapam thread. That would be Fort Casey SP. it's a large and interesting park with a fairly small campground. Only a few sites have water and electric and there is no sewer or dump station.

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You can use the dump station at Deception Pass if you are heading north from Fort Casey.

A couple of years ago they increased the number of campsites with power and water to 13 out of the 25.

gretchens 10-05-2016 09:20 PM

We would be interested party of 2, would also drag along my inlaws for another 2 who just bought a casita. Kanaskat-Palmer State Park is pretty close in. Has electric only.













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k corbin 10-05-2016 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave Fish (Post 612004)
Stude mentioned a campground next to the Coupeville ferry on the Taidnapam thread. That would be Fort Casey SP. it's a large and interesting park with a fairly small campground. Only a few sites have water and electric and there is no sewer or dump station.

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That is a pretty long drive from Seattle up to the top of the Island and then back halfway south on the Island. I was hoping the idea of this get together is that the camping is very close to Seattle. Fort Casey is a 100 mile drive from where I am which is basically in the middle of Seattle from north to south. Sorry but I think we ought to be able to do better than that distance wise if we are going to actually have a Seattle based get together. Driving more than 2 hours to meet up with people who live close to me seems overboard for the intent of the meet up.

Bellingham is only 87 miles away for me and few would consider that a suitable location for a Seattle meet up place as they would think it too far north.

Maybe we need to put some type of limiting factor onto the road mileage distance from a central point in Seattle such as downtown to keep things under control for drive time. When the discussion was started it was meant not to include any ferry travel. Our trailers can't travel as the crow flies so actual road mileage needs to be considered.

If other people from other towns outside of metropolitan Seattle want to show up they are of course welcome.

Dave Fish 10-05-2016 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by k corbin (Post 612056)
That is a pretty long drive from Seattle up to the top of the Island and then back halfway south on the Island. I was hoping the idea of this get together is that the camping is very close to Seattle otherwise why even call it a Seattle folks get together? Fort Casey is a 100 mile drive from where I am which is about the middle of Seattle north to south. Sorry but I think we ought to be able to do better than that distance wise if we are going to actually have a Seattle based get together.

Bellingham is only 87 miles away for me and few would consider that a suitable location for a Seattle meet up place as they would think it too far north.

Maybe we need to put some type of limiting factor onto the road mileage distance from a central point in Seattle such as downtown to keep things under control for drive time. When the discussion was started it was meant not to include any ferry travel. Our trailers can't travel as the crow flies so actual road mileage needs to be considered.

If other people from other towns outside of metropolitan Seattle want to show up they are of course welcome.

I'm not pushing for Fort Casey although for us it's only 5 miles. You can save a lot of mileage by taking the ferry. If you are under 30', it's only about $15 summer rate (I've been the charged under the 30 and under 40 rate depending on the toll person. We are 32').

I do like some of the mainland idea as.

k corbin 10-05-2016 11:12 PM

Concrete is 100 road trip miles from downtown Seattle, we can do better than that.

k corbin 10-05-2016 11:17 PM

Kayak point is 50 miles from Seattle. That is much more reasonable for driving distance. One hour drive time, discounting heavy traffic of course. Whidbey folks could ferry over if need be.

Casita Greg 10-05-2016 11:20 PM

It's obvious that this isn't going to be an "easy-to-put-together" event. Getting a new regional get-together off the ground is not without its growing pains.

k corbin 10-05-2016 11:29 PM

I was not defined as being a regional meet up, there are already some of those around including Vintage trailer rallies.

This was defined as a Seattle meet up which while a large area extending from Everett to the north and Tacoma to the south and Issaquah to the East is not what one would call regional other than Seattle being in the middle of it. There are regional meetups but this was intended to be a local meetup vs regional.

There are campgrounds within that geographic area or right along the edges of it that don't require ferry rides (which are not just about the money but also about the hassle of wait times on the weekends) or 100 mile long drives. :)

Part of the reason for wanting a local meetup vs regional is finding nearby neighbors who can lend a hand now and again with projects or give hands on tutorials, help with analyzing troubles by being there seeing it in person, etc. That is on a daily basis very useful networking plus there is always the chance for coffee dates of the type "come on over to my trailer for a visit " which is a fun afternoon break vs time required for camping events.

Sounds like there is a second zone ready for a local meetup with Whidbey, Anacortes, etc being close to each other.

40bpm 10-06-2016 02:09 AM

I'm following this with great interest. The locations already presented work for me, with Autumn of 2017 being my preferred time.

Azurko 10-06-2016 10:55 AM

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I am in. I have been to Faye Bainbridge state park this year which is small but very beautiful. Depending on numbers can be a quick getaway. I would be happy to do a day meet up as well. Georgetown did a cool Van event recently, closing off the main street for parking and allowing people to wander. Could be fun to organize there again for a trailer party in city.
I have not been but Alder Lake and Mayfield lake both have good family friendly spaces.
Grayland state park has fun roundabout style campgrounds right on the beach and is year round as well. It would take some reservations but could attract some travelers.

Look forward to seeing how this comes out and I am happy to assist as in organization.
Azur
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Casita Greg 10-06-2016 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by k corbin (Post 612065)
I was not defined as being a regional meet up, there are already some of those around including Vintage trailer rallies.

This was defined as a Seattle meet up which while a large area extending from Everett to the north and Tacoma to the south and Issaquah to the East is not what one would call regional other than Seattle being in the middle of it. There are regional meetups but this was intended to be a local meetup vs regional.

I don't agree with "your definition" at all. It was never originally proposed as a Seattle event. It was proposed as a Puget Sound region event for folks in the greater Puget Sound region. And I for one would rather avoid Seattle proper, and anything within spitting distance of Seattle, due to the terrible traffic congestion.:mad:


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