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Saltgrass Garden

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Anacortes, WA
Join us in our cabin overlooking the water at the mouth of Turner Bay. This is a family property with the host on site in the main house. In the winter the king tides are very high all the way to the deck! The cabin is really cozy as we have an HVAC system so you can stay warm in the winter months! The unique property allows for many fun outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, crabbing; and fishing (seasonal), Birding, bicycling and playing on the beach, high tide twice a day brings in all sorts of wildlife as well as the occasional message in a bottle. As winter is here the tide gets higher every two-week cycle, check the tides for a dramatic visit. For La Conner local tides, use link below: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaatidepredictions.html?id=9448558 We are located very close to many amenities. You will find the Swinomish Casino and golf course within two miles. Or spend time exploring the little shops and local entertainment in the small towns of Anacortes and La Conner. You can also take a day trip to the San Juan Islands by taking a scenic ferry ride out of Anacortes. During the winter with freezing weather there may not be running water. On the property you may meet our pup Turner, or our cats Poly and Minnie Mouser, we also have several chickens that provide us with eggs most of the time. Also on the property are your hosts Jeri and Nancy, as well as our handyman Shawn who lives in a retro build bus at the north end. Saltgrass boasts beautiful flowers, vegetable gardens, fruit trees, and yes, the Bay. We try to live harmoniously with the land. We would love to share our space with you! Our property has hosted many events, such as weddings, family reunions, company picnics, a music festival, and life celebrations. If you are interested, please let us know. We are always evolving our land to share with others.
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$130
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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 from Deception Pass Park. Yes, we are within walking distance from Deception Pass State Park, bordering 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 Park State Park. Therefore, we are extremely fortunate to have the park located less than one minute away, from our Hipcamp site. Wildlife: When it comes to wildlife, you will wake-up to the beautiful and rejuvenating melodies of a plethora of wild birds, etc. During your stay, enjoy occasional deer sightings and various other wildlife, in this very natural 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 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 in the middle, because you’re in the middle of it all here, you can walk or bike across the street (Rosario Road), to Deception Pass State Park to explore the sites and go for amazing hikes and mountain bike rides, with breathtaking views of Deception Pass Bridge, Bowman Bay and more. You may even choose to rent a paddle board, canoe, kayak or simply bring your own. There is even scuba diving available, in the area. How about going on a fly fishing adventure, for stocked cutthroat, rainbow and or brown trout fishing (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 on the water. We also have numerous exciting festivals, outdoor concerts, bike and boat races, for you, family and friends to enjoy. We are really looking forward to meeting you and sharing our very unique and beautiful Hipcamp, with you. Fine & Casual 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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The Lookout

2 sites · RVs, Tents23 acres · Clear Lake, WA
The Lookout is an amazing piece of property with elevations with expansive south facing views of Clear Lake, Rainier, Olympics, and the foothills of the Cascades. The site is perfect for sunsets, a launch pad to activities in Skagit Valley, and most importantly a private mountain bike flow trail (experts only at this time). More trails coming this fall! Check us out on IG @___the_lookout
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The Dragonfly on Guemes Island

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Anacortes, WA
This island escape home design is modern, completely custom, and architect-designed. A 2 open bedroom, 1 hand-tiled bathroom built on 2.5 acres of forest on Guemes Island. Designed to bring the outside in, the Industrial grade steel siding and roof, polished concrete floors, 12” insulated walls, deep-silled main windows creates a modern woods oasis. The beams and flooring were milled from the property. The second story features a pop-out glass reading nook, a private balcony, and an office space. 2.5 acres of woods to explore and camp in if you want to get even closer to nature.
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Praktical Magik

8 sites · Lodging, Tents3 acres · Oak Harbor, WA
Imagine a magical property made for camping. It's located in a secluded forest, surrounded by towering trees and lush greenery. The air is fresh and clean, the sound of birdsong surrounds you. There are limited signs of civilization, just you, the forest, and the stars. The property is perfect for camping. There are several campsites to choose from. There's also a communal area with a large fire pit area. The property is fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable camping trip. The best part about this magical property is the magic. There are fairies that live in the forest, and they love to play tricks on campers. They might steal your food, or they might lead you astray. But they're always good-natured, and they'll never do anything to hurt you. One night, you're sitting by the fire pit, telling stories with your friends. Suddenly, you see a shooting star streak across the sky. You make a wish, and without thinking twice it comes true. You spend the rest of the day exploring the forest. You come across a hidden hiking trail and follow it to the beach.. You have the time of your life at the magical property. You make memories that will last a lifetime. And when it's time to go home, you're sad to leave. But you know that you'll be back someday. The magical property is a place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It's a place where you can relax and reconnect with nature. It's a place where you can make memories that will last a lifetime.
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Ducken Farm Camping

8 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Oak Harbor, WA
The campsite is situated in the old orchard on the historical Ducken Farm. It has distant ocean views, is surrounded by hay fields, and you can see the local cows in the adjoining pasture. It is 1/2 mile from the famous Deception Pass State Park and 1 mile from the Deception Pass Bridge and it's Spectacular Views.
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High Bluff

12 sites · RVs, Tents13 acres · Bellingham, WA
High Bluff Campgrounds are situated on 13 acres of pure nature. Offering 8 camp sites suitable for tenting and campers, and 3 RV sites with water and electrical hook ups. Each camp site has a firepit with cooking grill top, and a picnic table. Enjoy a complimentary bundle of firewood upon your arrival. The camp sites have community potable water, portable toilets, and power. Large Chuckanut boulders lie on the mountain side surrounded with large cedar and alder trees. Just minutes to Old Fairhaven and downtown Bellingham, but yet tranquil and private. Lake Samish is also 5 minutes away for swimming and boating. Galbraith and Squires Mountain are close by for the mountain bike community! Also new this year is our own private hiking trail to High Bluff. This advanced hiking trail is a challenging jaunt to magnificent views of Lake and surrounding mountains.
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$45
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Guemes North Homestead

7 sites · Lodging, Tents10 acres · Anacortes, WA
The Guemes North Homestead is ten acres of gorgeous tall trees, clearings, homestead buildings, pond, trails, renewable energy gear, and more, set in the middle of the north end of Guemes Island, at the end of a 1/3-mile dead-end driveway. It has nature, quiet, and privacy. It includes a 30-year-old orchard, a developed garden with fine soil, a pond with rope swing and waterslide, several solar and wind energy systems, and multiple buildings. It's about a mile in two directions from the Pacific Ocean beach, and is surrounded by wooded acreage that is criss-crossed with trails and friendly neighbors, on an island with about 700 year-round residents and an active weekend/summer population. Homestead owner Ian Woofenden is an expert in renewable energy systems. He's lived off-grid at the homestead for 40-plus years, where he raised his large family and managed several small businesses. He now consults, sells, writes, and teaches about renewable energy in the U.S. and in Central America. If your idea of a great getaway is to help out and do physical work, just ask Ian. There's always something going on at the homestead, including garden and orchard work, trail building, wood cutting, construction, sawmilling, and more. Ian built this place, and has a broad knowledge of lots of homestead and sustainability topics. He loves sharing his knowledge and experience with guest, students, and interns. Quick reminders: NOT a party spot. The homestead goes silent from 9 PM to 9 AM. Not a place for lots of car trips in and out. Bikers can ask for 25% discount code (or use bike listing). Two-night minimum. No pets. One tent per site; one car per site. Book a separate tent site for friends/family who want to camp near you. We can't accommodate day visitors; if you want guests, book a site for them, or meet them at the beach, park, or Guemes mountain.. Bring your own bedding, matches, flashlights. Questions always welcome.
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Amy C.’s Land

8 sites · RVs31 acres · Stanwood, WA
Learn more about this land:We offer 7 RV/Trailer/Van camping sites for hip campers in the Lady Florences large front parking lot with views of Florence island farmland, Port Susan Bay, Camano Island and Whidbey Island. RV’s can choose a spot anywhere in the field we just ask that you leave a space for vehicles to get around your vehicle without double parking. Guests are welcome to walk around the property and enjoy the gardens. There is a fireplace area and outdoor kitchen, but you have to provide your own wood.
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Guemes Grown Farm

2 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Anacortes, WA
This is a 10 acre property on Guemes Island ( 5 minute ferry ride across the channel from downtown Anacortes), which is open pasture farm land and partly forested. Camping is available in the open horse pasture in direct sun or down in a natural occurring ancient gravel pit surrounded by trees. All the natural wonder that is Guemes Island is easily accessible from the property. Bike, hike, boat, paddle, fish, crab and have a great time!
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Dragonfly Retreat

1 site · RV, Tent6 acres · Coupeville, WA
The camp site is approximately 6 acres located in a quiet secluded forest area near highway 525. A fire pit with wood is provided on non-burn ban days. A flat grassy area is big enough to enjoy your recreation activity of choice. Bring your binoculars and check out all the different kinds of birds. Nearby wetlands provide lots of food for birds, bats, and dragonflies. Other wildlife you may see are deer, bunnies, owls, quail, butterflies, garter snakes, and raccoons. Lots of native flora can be identified with your plant identification app or book. The beach is about a mile away where you can hunt for sea glass and enjoy the waves or build yourself a shelter out of driftwood. The mostly flat gravel road can accommodate any size RV. 10 minutes to Coupeville, Greenbank Farm, Ebey's Landing, Port Townsend Ferry, and Patmore Pit Dog Park. 20 minutes to Freeland 25 minutes to Oak Harbor 30 minutes to the Clinton-Mukilteo Ferry 35 minutes to Deception Pass What you will need to bring: - self-contained RV, camper van, motorhome, or camping gear with camp toilet - water - grill or rack for fire pit - camp chairs/table - mosquito repellent - flashlights - recreation equipment Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash and in the presence of the owner at all times. Excessive barking will not be tolerated. Quiet hours start at 10:00 pm and no loud parties will be allowed. Up to 8 hip campers at a time. The site address with detailed directions will be sent to you after booking. Relying on GEO for directions is not recommended.
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The Chuckanut Rock

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Edison, WA
Watch the sunset into the world famous San Juan Islands. Our property is located on the scenic Chuckanut Drive. It is a 15 minute walk to Taylor United's Seafood Bar that has beer and wine. You will need boots just below the knee, or hiking shoes that will get wet. The Creek crossing is a little deeper this year. You will also be crossing a muddy area for about 20 yards, you will sink about 3 inches into the mud. The hike into the campsite takes 12 minutes. You need to contact me to check the tides, as to be able to get to the campsite. We need to hike in below a 5 foot tide. Starting October, the campsite closes for winter. Again , this campsite is Tide dependent. The first question to me should be, What is the latest we can hike in? I am not Moses, I can’t part the sea.
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$75
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The best camping near Deception Pass State Park guide

Overview

About

On the coast of Northwest Washington, Deception Pass doesn't deceive you on views or fun things to do. Walk along the sea cliffs or feel the sand under your toes in the dunes. Rosario Beach is a great place for kite flying or playing in the surf.

More than 30 miles of hiking trails make this park easy to explore. You can bring your horse and ride on the six miles of horse trails. Bike riders have their own trails.

Spread around the park, you find 172 tent campsites and 134 partial hookup sites for RVs. If you prefer hiking or biking to your accommodations, there are five primitive campsites. Keep clean in one of the 10 restrooms with showers spread throughout the park.

Want a little more comfort? Cornet Bay offers a lodge with all the comforts of home. You can retreat to one of the 16 cabins for some privacy. Enjoy stunning views of Puget Sound and Mount Baker from the Ben Ure Cabin. The only way to reach it is by non-motorized watercraft.

Notable campgrounds

  • Quarry Pond Campground - Offers easy access to water with running restrooms even during winter.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot at the popular Quarry Pond Campground.
  • Check for cancellations regularly, especially during peak seasons.
  • Consider visiting during the off-season for better availability.
  • Explore nearby camping options for alternative accommodations.

When to go

The best time to visit Deception Pass State Park is during the summer months, from 6:30am to dusk, when the weather is warm and all facilities are fully operational. Winter offers a quieter experience but be mindful of limited daylight hours and certain amenities being off-season.

Know before you go

  • Check for any burn bans or area closures before planning your visit.
  • Bring water for personal use, especially if staying at Quarry Pond Campground during winter.
  • Remember to keep dogs on a leash and fires in designated areas only.
  • Obtain a recreational license if you plan on fishing or shellfish harvesting.
  • Be aware of the park's hours, which change seasonally, to maximize your visit.

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