Lakeside camping near Bellingham

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Winedown Camp at Boulder Creek

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · WA
This property is located within a gated cabin community called Cascade River Park Club. Your camping lot is located in a beautiful wooded lot surrounded by trees and vegetation, and a creek that wraps around the property. It includes a large fire pit, 6 Adirondack chairs, a bench overlooking the creek, and a picnic table.
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Chuckanut Hills Farm & Camp

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · Sedro Woolley, WA
Retreat to relax at Chuckanut Hills Farm and Campground, a 20-acre energy-regenerative, off-grid family farm nestled at the foot of Anderson Mountain and surrounded by thousands of acres of forest. 30 minutes south of Bellingham in the Chuckanut Mountains, the only finger of the Cascade Mountain Range that reaches all the way to the Salish Sea. These hills were the native home of the Saquantch people - a Salish coast tribe that fished and hunted the mountains surrounding Lake Whatcom. They lived in long lodge homes and were later pushed out by the invading Lummi Tribe. The Lummi Tribe was later pushed out by Western logging companies, and the entire mountainous region was logged aggressively for a number of years. Where our farm now rests was once the second of many logging camps built by Ed English; a railroad ran through the lower part of our property, taking logs from Lake Whatcom down to the boom town of Seattle. Our intention while being the current caretakers of this ancestral land is to restore native plants, raise heirloom produce and heritage animals, and provide a restful nature paradise for people looking to spend time in the outdoors.
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Carson Creek Estate

5 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Bellingham, WA
Carson Creek Estate is set on 20 rural acres in the heart of Lake Samish. Mother Nature provides a stunning backdrop with a view of look out mountain. We offer meadows, creeks, trails and forest; which create a flexible outdoor space for camping.
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North Wind House -Historic Cascadia

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents30 acres · Everson, WA
Step back in time to 1890 on this rustic and authentic organic homestead property. We have worked to ensure that you feel the rich cultural and natural heritage of this rugged wilderness in the North Cascade foothills. Within an hour or two of Seattle, Vancouver BC, Mt Baker, The Salish Sea and so much more. We have lava tube swimming holes on the property, and glacier fed spring water, and The property is adjacent to the easily accessible and incredile Nooksack Valley Gold mine Trail.Come experience life as it once was in the Cascadia bio-region.Learn more about this land:Nestled on the first foothills of the Cascades, this 30 acre historic farm property established in 1890 has an array of beautiful and private tenting sights from grassy fields to lush rainforest. The land is rustic and charming with many species of trees and wildlife. 
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Vital Farm at Clear Lake

2 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Clear Lake, WA
Vital Farm is 25 acres of waterfront property on Clear Lake, WA. 18 acres of the property is agricultural land that is open space. The owners have a small garden and some fruit trees that are for owner's use only but you are happy to walk around and tour the garden. Approximately 5 acres of the property is mowed for recreational use. There is a dock for fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking or boating. The lake is open to boats but no jet skis are allowed. You can bring your own water toys and play on the lake all day. There is open space for camping but no running water. The property has a firepit and porta potty for campers use. You will likely see wildlife like eagles (nest nearby), deer, geese, ducks, birds and of course clear, starry night, skies. There is a gas station, coffee shop, public beach, over 21 restaurant/bar and small store within walking distance from the property too. Lakeside Coffee: https://www.facebook.com/LakesideWA Evelyn's Tavern: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063523064905
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Lookout Arts Quarry Campground

12 sites · RVs, Tents61 acres · WA
The Lookout Arts Quarry is a rural forested arts center community, event venue, WWOOF host and permaculture playground dedicated to wetland restoration. We host international artist residencies, festivals, and, important for campers: the best fresh swimming hole around. This is a campground for more self-sufficient and adventurous folks who want an alternative experience. The forests of the LAQ house myriad art installations and treasures; check out the "Saloon" stage, the pirate ship, and then jump into the 80-foot deep rainwater lake! Bring paddle boards and floating toys 🤿🐬 lay out in the sun on the floating wooden dock, or squirrel away reading a book in a hammock hidden in dense forest. We guarantee a lovely and unique camping experience. We are located in the Coast Salish Region on the traditional territory of the Nuwhaha and Nooksack Peoples.
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Rosario Camp & RV

15 sites · RVs, Tents16 acres · Anacortes, WA
Location: This gorgeous piece of property is located on beautiful Fidalgo Island (Anacortes, Washington), less than one minute away from Deception Pass State Park. Yes, we are within walking distance of Deception Pass State Park and we border Pass Lake. This amazing Hipcamp is located on just under 17 gorgeous acres, with amazing water and forest views. This breathtaking location is extremely unique, because we are surrounded by Deception Pass State Park. Therefore, we are extremely fortunate to have the state park, so close to our Rosario Camp & RV location. Wildlife: When it comes to wildlife, you will wake-up to the beautiful and rejuvenating melodies of a plethora of wild birds, chipmunks, squirrels, woodpeckers,, etc. During your stay, you will cross paths with deer and various other wild animals, in this very natural and pristine setting. Vegetation: While enjoying your stay at Rosario Camp & RV, you’ll also enjoy a medley of flora, such as the Western Red Cedar, Douglas Fir, Pacific Madrone and many other native trees. In addition, you’ll be able to taste absolutely delicious in-season wild berries, view Pacific Bleeding hearts, vine maples and many more different types of vegetation, native to Northwestern Washington. Many Fun Activities: In this location, you will have so many spots to enjoy various water sport activities , which include: Pass Lake (no motors), Bowman Bay, Lake Campbell, etc. At our beautiful Hipcamp location you’re, literally, in the middle of it all. If you’d like, you may choose to walk, bike, moped or drive across the street (Rosario Road), to Deception Pass State Park, to explore various views and go for absolutely amazing hikes. You may choose to go on long mountain bike rides, with breathtaking views of Deception Pass Bridge, Bowman Bay and more. Perhaps, you’ll choose to rent a paddle board, canoe, kayak, boat or simply bring your own. There is scuba diving and scuba diving classes available, in the area. How about going on a fly fishing adventure, for stocked cutthroat, rainbow and/or brown trout (15”-29”+), at beautiful Pass Lake. If you’re interested in yachting or fishing the “big water”that is also an option, in the area of Anacortes (A-Town). There are many different tours available, at and around Deception Pass State Park, on land and/or on one of our area lakes or in the big water. We also have numerous exciting festivals, outdoor concerts, bike and boat races, for you, your family and friends to enjoy. We are really looking forward to meeting you and sharing our very special, unique and beautiful Hipcamp, with you. Casual & Fine Dining: Anacortes has absolutely spectacular restaurants and specialty dining spots (e.g. The Majestic, Naung Mai Thai, Anthony’s, Nonna Luisa Ristorante, 5th Street Bistro, Coconut Kenny’s, Bastion Brewing Company, Bob’s Chowder Bar, The Shrimp Shack, Bamboo Bistro and many other memorable restaurants.
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Camp Keyser Forest Camp

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Swede Heaven, WA
Camp Keyser is a wooded 5 acre parcel in the mountains, near mountain loop highway - in the center of everything wonderful in the northern cascade mountains. We have one private cabin and 6 campsites. Tent campers will enjoy the lush landscape of a mature forest with sites along the (seasonal) Thirsty Creek. Nearby (3 minute walk), users can contemplate views of Whitehorse Mountain, Jumbo Mountain, Glacier Peak, and Whitechuck Mountain. This part of the Stillaguamish valley and the adjacent Mountain Loop Highway is known for a great selection of hiking trails, at all skill levels. It is perfect hub for all of your outdoor interests. The trailhead for the summit of Whitehorse Mountain is just a mile away, as is Old Mine Road trail (45 minute hike ending in 2 waterfalls). A 15-20 minute walk takes campers to a swimming hole in the cool Stillaguamish river for a dip or a paddle. Even closer is Whitehorse Regional Trail (great for biking, walking and horseback riding) built on the bed of the former BNSF railroad through the North Stillaguamish River Valley, spanning over 27 miles. The nearly level trail meanders through the valley, rewarding visitors with picturesque, landscape views of forests, farmland, streams and rivers, and mountain vistas. Sites have a generous fire pit and access to a Porta-Potty. For bathing I recommend cool dip in the Stillaguamish River. In season there is also fishing, snowshoeing, concerts at the blue grass festival grounds, a rodeo, and so much more.
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Magic Mountain Camp Experience!

3 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Peaceful Valley, WA
This location is 30 minutes from Mt Baker Ski Resort and artist point! We have a few "walk-to" sites, to pitch a tent and have a blast! Each site is very secluded and fit for 4-6 people, one site fits 10 or more. Take a breath of fresh air and relax! Enjoy the lake, it's great for dipping your feet in and enjoying the wildlife. Also, we hope you enjoy the forest full of trees and the songbirds that live in them! Watch eagles and other wildlife in their natural habitat and enjoy your stay!! (Experiences may vary.) Amenities on-site include drinking water and a super clean porta-potty!
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Valhalla Tree Farm

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Arlington, WA
When Earl and Laurine Ingebright found an ad in a local paper for sixty acres near Arlington, in 1958, they knew it would be a place for family fun, relaxation, and their own private forest. What they could not have anticipated was the sheer diversity of projects, parties, and fun that the family would pursue on the property over the coming generations. From forest stewardship and timber harvesting, to campsites and trail construction, to rock concerts and wine making. While they have since passed, these founders began something truly amazing; A tree farm that showcases the successful accomplishment of almost every objective a forest landowner could have. Timber production, wildlife, aesthetics, recreation, and forest resiliency. Valhalla embodies all these things with so little conflict as to look effortless.
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The Crash Pad at Sammish

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Bellingham, WA
Escape to Nature's Haven at Lake Sammish! Looking for the perfect outdoor getaway? Look no further! Our enchanting spot offers an unforgettable experience for nature lovers, adventurers, and those seeking serenity by the water. Nestled on the pristine shores of Lake Sammish, our site offers a unique blend of tranquility and adventure, making it the ideal destination for families and friends alike. With easy access to the waterfront, enjoy a range of water activities, from kayaking and paddleboarding to swimming and fishing. Just a 5-minute stroll away, Lake Sammish Park beckons with its array of amenities, including picnic spots, playground, docks, trails, and beach access. Embrace the great outdoors with our direct access to miles and miles of trails on Chuckanut Mountain, perfect for hiking, biking, and exploring the breathtaking natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Additionally, thrill-seekers and mountain biking enthusiasts will delight in the proximity to Galbraith Mountain, a renowned tourist hotspot for exhilarating mountain biking adventures in Washington. Take on the challenging trails and revel in the stunning panoramic views that await at every turn. Whether you're pitching a tent, cruising in your RV, or parking your camper van, our spacious and well-equipped camping grounds ensure comfort and convenience. Unwind under the stars, relish the campfire stories, and wake up to the gentle sounds of nature. Our friendly staff is dedicated to making your stay a memorable one, offering assistance and local tips to enhance your experience. Come and discover the magic of Lake Sammish. Book your spot now and create memories that will last a lifetime!
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Lake Samish Ranch

1 site · RV, Tent30 acres · Bellingham, WA
30 acres of densely forested trees. Quick drive or walk to access to the lake, mountain biking, hiking, and bird watching. Flat area to park your van, tent, RV. We are a 5 minute drive or a 3 miles bike ride to Galbraith south side parking lot. No toilet access so must bring your own toilet We are looking forward to hosting you!
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Lakeside camping near Bellingham guide

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Welcome to Hipcamp! If you're looking for a camping experience near Bellingham, Washington, with a preference for a lake, you're in luck. We have over 384 options specifically tailored to your preferences. With options as low as $30 per night, you can find the perfect spot that fits your budget. Looking for top campsites? Check out The Landing at Index WA (597 reviews), sol duc rainforest retreat (232 reviews), and Valhalla Tree Farm (200 reviews). Popular amenities include showers, trash disposal, and pet-friendly locations. And for those who love fishing, biking, and wind sports, we have plenty of activities to keep you entertained. So pack your gear and get ready for an unforgettable camping adventure near Bellingham, Washington!

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