The best camping near Lake Sylvia State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Lake Sylvia adventure.

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The Hairy Eagle Lookout 🦅

3 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Olympia, WA
Experience breathtaking views! Positioned atop a 500ft hill, you will witness phenomenal sights of Puget Sound inlets, Mount Rainer, St Helens, Adams, and much more on a clear day. Resting against the Capitol State Forest, and mere miles away from Olympic National Forest, this serene secluded location is surrounded by majestic beauty. Recently awarded runner-up for the best Hipcamp in Washington 2023!
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Pacific Dunes Resort

48 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents6 acres · Copalis Beach, WA
Nestled along the pristine central Washington coast, Pacific Dunes Resort offers a mix of Alt Lodging accommodations amidst the bliss of an open nature setting. The unique accommodations are only outmatched by the personalized service our team is dedicated to providing. Our Resort offers seclusion + communal space for those that still like to socialize. All at a responsible distance with a fresh coastal breeze of course!
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Unique Bay Front Camping

5 sites · RVs6 acres · Aberdeen, WA
PLEASE NO FIREWORKS ON SITE OR SURROUNDING AREA. We bought this land in 2017, there were 7 derelict mobile homes on the property. We cleaned up the area and remodeled the house next door and put in the 5 RV sites. We hope you enjoy this property as much as we do, it is a one-of-a-kind beautiful, quiet place. All of our sites have full hook-ups (water, sewer, and power). The sites are just a couple feet from the bay with access to miles of beach hiking. You can walk to Bottle Beach State Park which is approximately 1 mile north or hike about a mile south to Elk River. Enjoy unobstructed views of Westport and the freight ships coming into the harbor. Enjoy a peaceful beach with amazing sunsets. Whether you are surfing for the weekend or tuna-fishing, this is your go to spot - you will not be disappointed. Westport is 7 miles by car and the Westport Winery is only 5 miles. There is two nearby boat launches - one off of Elk River just 2 miles away and the other off of Johns River launch just 6 miles away. We are located in the middle of an outdoor paradise and want others to enjoy all it has to offer. ***If you have questions about how to add sites to your reservation or change dates, please reach out to HipCamp support. They will be able to better assist you.***
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Camp Hope

14 sites · RVs, Tents1000 acres · Oakville, WA
This is a quiet and secluded camping location with ACCESS to the river, access to farm land, ponds and DNR land. Our camp spots are private and not stacked on top of each other. We also have cows in our neighboring farm and places for you to walk, trails to hike and places to fish and duck hunt. Right now we have dry camping with outdoor honey buckets. Our goal is to have showers and running water soon. We are working on a 💯 solar ran facility soon. We are wanting something that you can clear your mind, camp In peace. We want our campers to help in the developing process. We also offer wood for sale and all of our sites have wood burning areas. We also have ice and delivery services. WE ARE VW Friendly!!! Lol We are about 45 minutes from ocean beaches, only a few minutes from the best riding, hiking and boating in the world. We have a cute bar and restaurant within a mile. Also gas and groceries are close as well. Boat launch is about 1/2 a block easy access.
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Evergreen Edge Escape 🦭

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Olympia, WA
Welcome to Evergreen Edge Escape, where nature's tranquility meets coastal charm! Nestled along the saltwater shoreline, our campsite offers a serene getaway surrounded by dense woodlands. Step out of your tent and onto the water for a kayaking adventure, where you'll encounter seals, otters, deer, salmon, and a variety of birds. Don't forget your binoculars to fully appreciate the wildlife wonders! The air is filled with the scent of salt and the rich aroma of towering evergreens, creating an immersive natural retreat. While you're surrounded by nature's beauty, you're still close to local breweries, providing the perfect blend of outdoor bliss and local indulgence. As the sun sets, gather around your firepit, sharing stories and laughter under the canopy of trees. Whether you're exploring the coastline, relaxing by the water, or enjoying a cozy evening by the fire, Evergreen Edge Escape promises an unforgettable camping experience where the whispering tides and crackling fire create lasting memories.
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Cranberry Moon - RV Oasis

2 sites · RVs1 acre · Grayland, WA
A private, RV-only camp area with 2 (individually rented) spots for self-contained RV, motorhome, or fifth wheels. Please read entire listing and check out our many photos for details. **We are on 105, you will hear cars** Check in after 3pm Check out by noon Come stay at Cranberry Moon, a beachy RV site. Rent one spot with the potential of having someone else there at the same time, or rent both spots to have the entire 1/3 acre to yourself. Cranberry Moon is located in the desirable area between Twin Harbors State Park and Grayland Beach State Park. There is drive-on Beach access nearby if you don't feel like walking. There are great local restaurants to try, sights to see and adventures to be had. We offer level back-in sites that can accommodate any length of trailer or motorhome. Each site is gravel with your own sand space instead of grass. Each space comes with its own picnic table. We do not offer fire rings. You are welcome to bring your own propane fire gear. When the wind is low, you can hear the ocean from your site, and it is about a 10 minute walk down a well-maintained public access path to get to the beach. We are located on state Route 105, so there is some traffic with some road noise. The cleared area is 1/3 an acre, so it sits back away from the road a good distance. There is a privacy fence along the road with gates. Copy and paste this link to view a video of the walk to the beach: https://youtu.be/MM82SW4OWs8 After booking, you will receive a detailed email with instructions and photos of how to get to our place, and how to get to the beach access path. We offer 30 and 50 amp electricity Propane firepits allowed Pets allowed - on leash please if there is another camper. Otherwise at your discretion. This listing is for RV site only, NO RV provided NO water (spigots do not yet have water to them) NO sewer NO toilets NO garbage containers, pack in - pack out please Grayland Beach State Park is conveniently located approximately 10 minutes drive south to fill your water, and they charge a $5 dump fee to empty your tanks.
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Rainbow Ridge

4 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Montesano, WA
Rainbow ridge itself is largely comprised of the three houses on property as well as the surrounding woodlands. Its area spans fifty acres of elevated terrain surrounded by a forest creek (where crawdads can be found). The camping area is on about five acres of the property and is populated by alders and evergreens, making it a wonderful place to connect with nature. It's a beautiful area sure to soothe the soul. A short but captivating nature trail is open to campers who are interested in a walk up the gentle hill. We do have a composting toilet and water available for washing. A hot shower will be installed soon. A couple of more sites are in the plans. Nearby is the quaint town of Montesano. Lake Sylvia is there for those looking to discover one of our lovely state parks. Closer by, there is a river with boat launch that runs down and through Montesano for people who want to swim, fish, float, or boat. Montesano's central location in Grays Harbor allows it to serve as a wonderful base of operations for those looking to explore more of the coast, and northwestern peninsula. The way up to Rainbow ridge is a short winding driveway of somewhat steep grade, delivery trucks have no problems, so if you have a small camper or less, you should be fine.
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Skokomish Park At Lake Cushman

60 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Hoodsport, WA
2024 Reservations are Open 2024 Season runs from March 29 - November 3 KING5 Evening Magazine's "The Best of the Northwest Escapes" competition voted us 2nd Best Campground. Come on out and check out the natural beauty Skokomish Park at Lake Cushman has to offer. Skokomish Park at Lake Cushman, formerly known as Camp Cushman or Lake Cushman State Park, covers over 500 acres with three boat-launch ramps on the 41,500 feet of freshwater shoreline on Lake Cushman. Park facilities include campsites, RV pull-thru and back-in sites, walk-in campsites, and two group camping areas. Plus, two fantastic day-use areas with picnic sites, a picnic shelter, and comfort stations located throughout the park. The natural beauty of the area can be explored on any of our trails. The eastern part of the Olympic Peninsula has loads of great trails around us in the Olympic National Park. Trailheads nearby include Big Creek, Mount Rose, Mount Ellinor, Dry Creek, Copper Creek, Wagonwheel Lake, Staircase Rapids, Big Log Camp, and Flapjack Lakes. Mount Ellinor Trail is rated 5 stars by many.
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Deer Haven Family Farm

10 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Olympia, WA
Conveniently located just 2.2 miles from I-5 is 10 acres of beautiful farm land with Beaver creek running through it. There are trees, open playing fields and volleyball net, play yard with trampoline and rope swings, pond with adjacent deck and fire pit, a footbridge over the creek to access trails and tent sites. We offer full hook-ups (water, sewer, 30 amp electricity) for 7 RV spots also great for tents. Also Site 8 is for a tent or RV without hook-ups. Site 9 is for tents only. We welcome your furry friends, but please count them as a person when booking. Hot outdoor showers are available to campers mid March through mid October. There is one composting toilet near the volleyball field. Wildlife likely to be seen: black-tailed deer, raccoons, grey squirrels, rabbits, opossum, various birds, frogs and crawdads.
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Camp Birdwatch

13 sites · RVs, Tents15 acres · Elma, WA
Camp Birdwatch is 15 acres up against a wetland slough that has wildlife galore. Many bird species, come and see what birds you can find. A mile from the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds which has car racing all summer long. Capital Forest entrances are nearby. Located in Elma, WA. Local access to Chehalis river, Porter Creek falls and Vance Creek Park for your fishing, swimming and hiking needs.
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Echoes Of The Sea

14 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · Copalis Beach, WA
Echoes of the Sea invites you to relax and recharge in an ever-evolving boutique-style vacation environment. This quaint Copalis Beach property is conveniently located on State Route 109 between Ocean Shores and Seabrook and offers RV spaces, campsites, and several beach-themed guest rooms. The property has 10 RV spaces with 30-amp/water service and tent sites with a community water source, picnic tables, and fire pits set on 7.4 mostly wooded acres. Community bath/shower houses, a clam washing area, and an RV dump station are also available to our guests.
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Base Camp- Tiny House

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Hoodsport, WA
Nestled in a quiet neighborhood on .25 acre property, we have a 250 sqft Tiny house available for rent and plenty of room for 4 tents. Water, power, bathroom onsite, with room for pets and small rv/ trailer/ camper. Access private parks, with guest pass*, for fishing, swimming and more. Explore Olympic National Forest hiking and visit Lakes for boating, kayaking and all water activities. There's also a golf course! *Guest Pass REQUIRED for Any private park access. Failure to bring pass can result in towing or fines. *Pass available at Check In. Fee applies! **Lost/ Unreturned Guest Passes will result in a $300 Fee!
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The best camping near Lake Sylvia State Park guide

Overview

About

This sweet lake makes you feel as if you've found a second home. Swimming is safe for kids. The lake's even small enough for you to kayak the whole thing before you get really tired.

Take your fishing gear out in your canoe or kayak to snag some trout for dinner. Or just have fun watching the river otters play. You can bring an electric-powered boat, but heads up—no gasoline-powered engines are allowed.

Of course, that just makes this lake all the more blissfully peaceful. You can rent a kayak if you forgot yours. This former logging camp near the town of Montesano still has the original logging trails, which are great for mountain biking.

Tent camping is your first choice here. There are only four partial hookups for RVs of up to 30 feet (plus a dump station). Choose from 31 campsites, or hike into another half dozen.

A group campsite for 50 makes this rustic lake an ideal choice for your family reunion or getaway with friends.

Notable campgrounds

  • Standard Campsites: Nestled in the forest, these sites are perfect for tent or RV camping, with a maximum length of 30 feet.
  • Partial Hookup Sites: Offering added convenience, these sites include some utilities for a more comfortable camping experience.
  • Primitive Walk-in Sites: For those seeking solitude, these sites provide a rustic camping adventure away from the main campground.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially for peak summer months, as sites fill up quickly due to the park's popularity.
  • Consider visiting during the shoulder seasons for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Check for cancellations regularly, as plans change and spots may open up unexpectedly.
  • Explore nearby camping options to ensure you have a backup plan in case the park is fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Lake Sylvia State Park is during the summer, from 8am to dusk, when the weather is warm and all facilities are open. Winter visits offer a peaceful atmosphere, but with limited hours and services. Avoid burn bans and check for seasonal closures before planning your trip.

Know before you go

  • Always keep dogs on a leash and clean up after them to maintain the park's natural beauty.
  • Fires are permitted only in designated areas; check for any active burn bans before lighting one.
  • Accessibility is a priority, with ADA-accessible campsites and restrooms available for visitors.
  • Remember to purchase a Discover Pass for park entry, available for $30 annually or $10 for a one-day pass.
  • For a smooth visit, familiarize yourself with the park's rules and amenities by reviewing the official website or contacting the park directly.

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