Camping in Lake Washington

Fish to your heart’s content without straying far from Seattle.

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Hill TOP Acres

1 site · Lodging50 acres · Hardin, KY
Learn more about this land:Camping with Style -do you like camping, but getting too old for a tent? Is family growing and you can't fit four people in your tent? Than try something different. Come and experience camping with "Style". Nice and modern camper is perfect place to stay while exploring the Land Between the Lakes with many hiking and biking trails, Elk and Bison Prairie, Turkey Bay off road vehicle trails and many more places to visit. Camper can be book all year round with heat and air conditioning unit. There is a bedroom with queen bed, and separate room with two double beds - bunk beds. A nice size kitchen has a dining table. Outside of the camper are green chairs you can relax on and a picking table with fire ring. If you are a golf cart owner, you are welcome to bring it with you and enjoy a ride to Kentucky lake. What else you can find on the property? - swimming pool, shower house, fish cleaning house, playground, pound, pavilion with grill, ice, firewood and more...
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Ande's Place 148 Green Rd, Kuttawa

2 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Kuttawa, KY
Learn more about this land:Rolling Hills and wide-open spaces. Primitive to (6) full-service (water, sewer, and 120, 30, or 50 amp electric) camping, located on 60 acres of rolling hills and timber just a few minutes walk to Lake Barkley in beautiful Kentucky. Wooded areas with plenty of room to enjoy yourselves without being on top of your neighbors.  Our address is 148 Green Rd. Kuttawa, KY 42055. NOTE: Our primitive tent sites are $20 per night and our Full hook-up sites are $29. Please call us to verify availability before booking!
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Flying D Ranch

4 sites · Tents26 acres · Murray, KY
RARE ONE OF A KIND space situated on over 26 beautifully manicured acres. Many unique features. 3 fenced in pastures, one with a 60 foot lighted 6 foot high round pen, one with a 3 stall horse barn and one with a run in shed, well and a 50 amp, 30 amp and 110 RV hookup available. 2 stocked fishing ponds. Fabulous 50,000 gallon custom saltwater swimming pool accompanied by a spacious ranch style pavilion with outdoor kitchen and full bath which features a custom tiled shower. Fiber Optics internet , Smart television, full size refrigerator with ice. Acres to choose a tent site, all mowed grass with trees for shade. Bass, catfish and blue gill abound. Bald Eagle and Osprey sightings. Red Tail and Red Shoulder hawks everywhere. Lessor Canadian Geese with families make the ponds home. Deer and turkey join us every day. Hiking path around both ponds and down past the pastures. Pool sits atop a hill to catch the breeze. Located a quarter mile away from the road for private and serene camping. Located just 7 miles away from Murray State University. Corn fields, Soy beans and Tobacco fields are the main topographical features. 20 miles to Land Between the Lakes, 27 miles to Paris Landing, 18 miles to Mayfield.
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Camping Off The Grid -Barbour Farms

2 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Woodlawn, TN
Barbour Farms Camp sets on the hallowed grounds of the historic Ol' Ledford Farm. Our Great-Great grandparents, Jim and Mary Ledford, purchased this farm in the early 1870s. At an additional cost you may request a guided tour of: "A Day in the Life of Jim & Mary Ledford." See were the historic Montgomery Co. Griffey School once set on property. View Jim and Mary's Ol' house seat and drink from the artesian spring where they got their water in the 1870's. Jim and Mary were quite industrious, along with their seven children. Picture their mule drawn wagon, sawmill, sorghum mill, and grist mill. Once upon a time, their family provided these services and many others to the community. Go to The Ol' Ledford Farm aka Barbour Farms on Facebook to learn more, and don't forget to follow us. So, totally unplug and enjoy a rustic back-country experience. All campers are encouraged to follow Leave No Trace principles.
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Camp Cypress

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · TN
Nestled in a charming lakeside community just 2 miles away, our property offers a serene camping experience surrounded by lush woods. The Dew Drop, a local gem, provides delicious and affordable fare, creating a homey atmosphere for both dining and grocery shopping. The camping area boasts ample flat spaces and some gently sloped sections amidst a plethora of trees, ensuring easy accessibility for setting up camp. Bordered by a natural curtain of trees on both sides, the site maintains a peaceful ambiance, with friendly residents across the street. Engage with the welcoming lakeside community, where numerous opportunities for exploration await. Paris, TN, a stone's throw away, promises a vibrant atmosphere with attractions like the April Catfish Festival and a lively Country Music festival in June. Experience a memorable date night at Moustos in Paris, followed by a visit to the illuminated Eiffel Tower. Don't miss the spectacular Fourth of July fireworks show at Paris Landing State Park, conveniently located just 2 miles away. Paris itself offers unique experiences, from Eiffel Tower Park days to indulging in delectable treats at Sweet Jordan's, a popular local coffee, ice cream, and bakery shop. For music enthusiasts, Breaker's Marina, a mere mile away, hosts live performances spanning various genres and features the exciting Poker Run every June. Explore the natural wonders of Land Between the Lakes, whose southern end graces Tennessee, or venture to Dover, TN, where the Donelson Battleground Civil War Museum and grounds along the Cumberland River await discovery. Wildlife enthusiasts will find solace in the nearby Wildlife Refuge, a haven for bird watching and encounters with diverse wildlife. Head south to Big Sandy or embark on an exhilarating ATV razor side-by-side journey across the Tennessee River using the Danville Ferry. With so much to offer, our camping site provides the perfect gateway to a multitude of experiences, ensuring your stay is filled with adventure and relaxation alike.
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The Art Farm Women's Retreat

54 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents34 acres · Paducah, KY
The farm is women owned and operated. This 34 acres of rolling farmland, woods and pasture is surrounded by farmland and woodlands on all sides. Enjoy nature. Watch wildlife. Listen to the birds singing. You will often see deer in the evenings. Walk or drive to the main residence to enjoy the pool, hot tub and hot outdoor shower. (5 minute walk or 1 minute drive) We have a few dedicated women's campouts each year, and some art-making workshops, retreats, and quilting weekends, too. Other times we are open and inclusive of all. Native land of Chickasaw, Quapaw and Osage nations. LGBTQ friendly. :)
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The Creekside JeWeL

10 sites · Tents73 acres · Eddyville, KY
Learn more about this land: 73 acres of secluded rolling hills located on Lake Barkley/Eddy Creek. Lots of woods, meadows, and creekside camping available. Fishing, wildlife, shooting (please note firearm rules) hunting, ATV riding, kayaking, canoeing, boating, or nothing at all ! All groups are welcome at this sportsmans recreational au natural Hipcamp!
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Poplar Springs LLC

1 site · Lodging70 acres · Waverly, TN
Come and experience the beauty of Poplar Springs in Waverly, TN! Our tree farm covers almost 70 acres of land with lots of trees and trails to explore. You'll see plenty of animals, find wild blackberries and mushrooms, and enjoy a clear creek. In the fall, pick your own pumpkin at our small patch, and in the spring, walk through our flower field. Hang out with friends at our community area with a big fire pit and a deck for parties. Poplar Springs is the perfect place to relax and have fun in nature!
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Hardwoods and rolling hills.

4 sites · RVs, Tents70 acres · Bumpus Mills, TN
Learn more about this land:Off grid camping with access to surrounding National and local parks. 10 minutes from Lake Barkley. Quiet and relaxing location for off grid camping.
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Brand'n Iron Hills

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Dover, TN
40 acres Located in beautiful Dover TN 5 miles from Lake Barkley & the Cumberland River. Conveniently located a few miles from town, far enough that it is quiet, but close enough that it is not a long trip to town. The property features a variety of thriving wildlife due to our fresh water stream that gently flows through the property year round. The stream is roughly ankle to hip deep depending on the area. The water is crystal clear and safe to play in if you have little ones. Walk along the stream and discover all kinds of fish, turtles, beautiful river stones and possibly see a beaver or 2. If you have Archery equipment, you can use our Archery Range. The property is split by a 2 lane road. 7 acres to the North and 33 acres to the South. The smaller side is flat with many trails, fresh water stream and a gravel road. It features relatively junior trees and is home to a family of Whitetail Deer. The Southern side of the property features a mature hardwood forest full of giant white oak trees. Be sure to put on your hiking boots though, because there's a few Hills to climb. Three hills that form a beautiful valley in the center, with another fresh waterstream. The valley was once home to a 1700s settlement, so you may find some artifacts. (We just ask that you leave them where you find them.) Main trails are marked clearly with large reflectors for safety. With the near-by wildlife refuge you are sure to see and hear a variety of wildlife. We have large steel firepits in every campsite. So feel free to bring your own firewood! Enjoy a good book or nap while relaxing in a hammock. Swing with a loved one while over looking the fresh water stream. Walk down along the stream and collect rocks, feed the fish, or go for a dip! Currently our property is very Primative, whichever there is no electricity or plumbing. We do offer clean composting toilets & a locking gate at night for your security. **Cellular service is limited in some areas. Signal can be found by the road, or cross the road and take the trail up the 1st hill**
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Maxwell’s by the lake

4 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Grand Rivers, KY
Learn more about this land:I am currently renovating the home on the property for a bed and breakfast to be open next season and also will be setting up rv pads and possible tiny homes later but for now I would like to offer the land for campers . Working on public restrooms and showers as well as laundry facilities..
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Bryson's Boondocking+

15 sites · Tents23 acres · Dover, TN
23 acres total but 5 acres are mowed. Well water, RV dump station. It has two creeks and a lot of forest full of wildlife. Three miles away is Dover TN with restaurants. grocery store and Fort Donelson National Battlefield. Five miles to LBL or Land Between the Lakes national recreation area. There are plenty places to fish, swim and have picnic at lake Barkley, Kentucky lake and Paris Landing. And plenty places for boating and kayaking, thirty minutes away is plenty of shopping at the cities of Paris and Clarksville.+
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Camping in Lake Washington guide

Overview

The second-largest natural lake in the state, Lake Washington is a beloved recreation area among Seattle-area residents and visitors, particularly in the summer months. Fishing is an incredibly popular activity on the lake, with a variety of salmon and bass, as well as resident coastal cutthroat trout. (An annual freshwater license is required.) That said, you needn’t be an angler to enjoy the lake, and there are plenty of great parks and natural areas with beaches, ideal for swimming, kayaking, or simply gazing out over the waters on your next lakeside camping trip.

Where to go

Seward Park

If you're in Seattle, sprawling Seward Park is among the best places to enjoy Lake Washington. This 300-acre expanse (120 acres of which is old-growth forest) features walking trails, picnic areas, a playground, tennis courts, seasonal beaches, and a fishing pier.

Mercer Island

Situated between Bellevue and Seattle, Mercer Island is the only island in Lake Washington. Unsurprisingly, there are plenty of spots to access the lake dotted across the island, from Clarke Beach Park in the south to spacious Luther Burbank Park in the north.

Kirkland

On the eastern banks of Lake Washington, Kirkland and its surrounding towns offer easy access to the lake to residents and visitors alike, with numerous waterfront parks available for public use. This area also offers some of the best fishing opportunities on the lake, with public piers at Juanita Beach Park, Waverly Beach Park, Houghton beach Park, Marsh Park, David E Brink Park, and Settlers Landing. Expect to find RV parks and private campgrounds in the area.

Saint Edward State Park

Spread out over 326 acres on the northeastern shores of Lake Washington, this state park offers picnic areas, playgrounds, and plenty of hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails. With around 3,000 feet of shoreline, the park is a great spot for accessing the lake—fishing and kayaking are particularly popular activities here.

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