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7 Nearby Campgrounds for Seattle-Area Families to Reserve Now

Where to make camping reservations for this summer

Nancy Chaney

Published on: February 19, 2024

The bridge over a washington state campground along the beach at Deception Pass
Deception Pass Bridge and beach. Credit: iStock

Camp this summer at these Washington campgrounds

Is your family going camping this summer? Superplanners have likely already snagged their favorite campsite, but it’s not too late. If you want to go camping and you don’t already have a reservation, make one soon at one of our favorite Washington campgrounds. 

With our eye on summer, we’ve picked out nine nearby Washington state park campgrounds that are convenient and fun for Seattle-area families. (Think not too far of a drive after you’ve completed the necessary packing marathon.) Some of these fantastic campgrounds are fairly popular, so you may need to aim for a weekday stay. The best way to have the chance of a camping trip this summer is to book a campsite ASAP.

First up: Deception Pass

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