Top Tent Camping near Renton, WA

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Best Tent Camping Sites Near Renton, WA (191)

    Camper-submitted photo from Kanaskat-Palmer State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kanaskat-Palmer State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kanaskat-Palmer State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kanaskat-Palmer State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kanaskat-Palmer State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Kanaskat-Palmer State Park

    1.

    Kanaskat-Palmer State Park

    26 Reviews
    46 Photos
    418 Saves
    Ravensdale, Washington

    Welcome to Kanaskat-Palmer State Park, nestled near Ravensdale, WA. This spot is a gem for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life without venturing too far from Seattle. The campground features two loops, one with electric hookups and one without, offering a mix of pull-through and back-in sites. If you’re not into traditional camping, there are also yurts available.

    The campground is well-maintained and clean, with bathrooms centrally located between the loops. These facilities include six all-in-one units with a toilet, sink, and shower. Some visitors have noted that the showers appear to require tokens, but they’re actually free—just remember to conserve water as the hot water is turned off at night due to vandalism.

    For those who love outdoor activities, there are several trails open until dusk, and the Green River offers some excellent fishing spots. Boating is also an option, but be cautious as some sections of the river are quite challenging. The park is heavily wooded, providing good privacy between sites and a serene atmosphere.

    If you’re planning a trip, keep in mind that the campground is about an hour from Seattle and close to a Safeway for any last-minute supplies. The park is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just be aware that the park rangers are quite vigilant, ensuring a safe and pleasant experience for everyone.

    Whether you’re here for a quick overnight stay or a longer getaway, Kanaskat-Palmer State Park offers a peaceful retreat with plenty of opportunities for adventure and relaxation. Enjoy your stay!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Tinkham Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tinkham Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tinkham Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tinkham Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tinkham Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Tinkham Campground

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    Tinkham Campground

    44 Reviews
    54 Photos
    274 Saves
    Snoqualmie Pass, Washington

    Overview

    Tinkham Campground is located along the South Fork Snoqualmie River in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. It offers some of the most stunning scenery in Washington's North Cascades, as well as easy access to an abundance of recreational activities.

    Recreation

    The surrounding area is a prime location for hiking, fishing, picnicking and horseback riding in summer and early fall. In winter, visitors can take advantage of skiing and snowshoeing opportunities. A handful of hiking trails lie within a short driving distance, making Tinkham an ideal setting for both individual and family camping excursions. The 0.5-mile Tinkham Discovery Trail is an easy, family-friendly nature path. It weaves through fallen, moss-covered trees to a small pond. Children love investigating the insects, wildflowers and fungi along the trail.

    Facilities

    The surrounding area is a prime location for hiking, fishing, picnicking and horseback riding in summer and early fall. In winter, visitors can take advantage of skiing and snowshoeing opportunities. A handful of hiking trails lie within a short driving distance, making Tinkham an ideal setting for both individual and family camping excursions. The 0.5-mile Tinkham Discovery Trail is an easy, family-friendly nature path. It weaves through fallen, moss-covered trees to a small pond. Children love investigating the insects, wildflowers and fungi along the trail.

    Natural Features

    The campground sits alongside the river, in a towering canopy of Douglas fir, cedar and western hemlock, providing abundant shade. Rugged peaks, scenic rivers and abundant wildlife define the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and surrounding designated wilderness areas. On a clear day visitors can see Mt. Baker, which rises to an elevation of 10,781 feet. The active volcano is perpetually snow-capped. Mt. Baker's summit, Grant Peak, is actually a 1,300-foot-deep mound of ice, which hides a massive volcanic crater. Wildlife in the area ranges from mountain goats in the higher elevations to coyotes and pine martens in the forests. Migratory birds and native fish find ample habitat in the varied ecosystems as well.

    Nearby Attractions

    Mount Rainier National Park is about an hour away. This beautiful park offers fantastic glimpses of glaciers, subalpine ecology and volcanic landscapes. Hiking and scenic driving are the area's most popular activities.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (530) 932-0242.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Once your reservation start date has begun, neither the Recreation.gov Contact Center nor the campground manager will be able to modify your reservation.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $30 - $32 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Tolt MacDonald Park, WA
    Camper-submitted photo from Tolt MacDonald Park, WA
    Camper-submitted photo from Tolt MacDonald Park, WA
    Camper-submitted photo from Tolt MacDonald Park, WA
    Camper-submitted photo from Tolt MacDonald Park, WA
    Camper-submitted photo from Tolt MacDonald Park, WA

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    Tolt MacDonald Park, WA

    22 Reviews
    80 Photos
    225 Saves
    Carnation, Washington

    Welcome to Tolt MacDonald Park in Carnation, WA! Nestled in over 500 acres of lush parkland, this campground offers a peaceful retreat just a short drive from Seattle. The park is a favorite among campers for its serene setting along the Tolt and Snoqualmie Rivers, providing a perfect backdrop for relaxation and outdoor activities.

    The campground features a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, yurts, and even glamping options. RV campers will appreciate the drive-through sites equipped with water and 20, 30, and 50-Amp electric hookups. There's also a convenient sanitary dump nearby. For those who prefer a more rustic experience, the tent sites are spacious, though some visitors noted they can get quite sunny, so plan accordingly.

    One of the standout features of Tolt MacDonald Park is the picturesque footbridge over the Snoqualmie River, which connects different parts of the campground. It's a great spot for photography and offers easy access to additional tent sites and yurts. The park also boasts a long, level, paved bike and walking trail, perfect for a leisurely stroll or a more vigorous bike ride.

    Families will find plenty to keep the kids entertained, with a playground and easy access to the river for water play. Pets are welcome too, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure. Just remember to keep an eye out for local wildlife, including black bears and coyotes.

    Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, Tolt MacDonald Park offers a blend of natural beauty and convenient amenities that make it a fantastic choice for campers of all types. Enjoy your stay and make the most of this beautiful park!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Dosewallips State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dosewallips State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dosewallips State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dosewallips State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dosewallips State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dosewallips State Park Campground

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    Dosewallips State Park Campground

    43 Reviews
    134 Photos
    270 Saves
    Brinnon, Washington

    Dosewallips State Park, only 60 miles north of Olympia, is the eastern gateway to the Olympic Peninsula. The region is made up of forests, mountains, rivers, beaches and deltas – and surrounded by sound and sea. This freshwater/saltwater park makes a perfect day or weekend trip. It can also serve as a base from which to explore the historic forts and charming small towns to the north, or the first night on a grand road trip around the peninsula.

    The park's moss-carpeted forest and glacial river slope down to a shell-strewn delta on Hood Canal, a delight for clam-diggers, anglers, boaters, birders and beach explorers. The park features riverside campsites, cabins and five-person platform tents.

    Guests may share space with the local elk herds that wander through camp. (Stay back 100 feet, and never offer food.) Bald eagles have been seen on the beach and great blue herons flock to the river.

    The evening may find you grilling up a shellfish dinner and retiring to your cabin or tent, where you'll fall asleep to the sound of the river, enchanted by this lush, green corner of the country.

    PARK FEATURES Dosewallips State Park is a 1,064-acre, year-round camping park with 5 miles of shoreline on Hood Canal and the Dosewallips River. All camp areas are grassy and located in scenic, rustic settings.

    All campsites are on the reservation system. The campground has 37 tent spaces, 58 utility sites, twelve cabins, one dump station, four restrooms (one ADA), and two showers (one ADA). Maximum site length is 40 feet (limited availability). During winter months (November 15 through March 1), the campground is winterized and only sites 21-29 have water. Winter water supply is still available.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $12 - $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Fay Bainbridge Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fay Bainbridge Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fay Bainbridge Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fay Bainbridge Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fay Bainbridge Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fay Bainbridge Park

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    Fay Bainbridge Park

    17 Reviews
    65 Photos
    283 Saves
    Bainbridge Island, Washington

    Fay Bainbridge Park is a 17-acre marine camping park with 1,420 feet of saltwater shoreline on the northeast corner of Bainbridge Island. The park offers sweeping views of Puget Sound, the Cascade Mountains and features sandy beaches. On clear days, Mount Rainier and Mount Baker are visible from a sandy beach.

    Due to seasonal high water conditions, restrooms may be closed intermittently throughout the winter. We apologize for any inconvenience. The campground has 14 tent sites at $20.00 per night with a central water location and a portable toilet. We also offer 26 RV sites with water and electricity, with ADA accessible site 17, at $40.00 per night and three cabins at $95.00. There are two restroom facilities, one with showers. Please note that there is no longer a dump station available.

    Notice for Hiker/Biker Campers: Hiker/Biker campsites have moved from the north end of the campground to the south end, adjacent to the kayaker site. The north end of the campground is now for day use only.

    Due to seasonal high water conditions, restrooms may be closed intermittently throughout the winter. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    All RV sites have water and electricity and some will accommodate vehicles up to 40 feet in length. These sites are 11, 12, 13 and 14, these spaces are at a premium and very limited.

    Most campsites can be reserved. Sites and cabins can be reserved online ten days or more in advance of arrival date. Any sites not reserved will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations cannot be made for the Accessible site, or the Hiker/Biker/Kayaker sites. The three Hiker/Biker sites are available for one night only.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $7 - $95 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Manchester State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Manchester State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Manchester State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Manchester State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Manchester State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Manchester State Park Campground

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    Manchester State Park Campground

    15 Reviews
    31 Photos
    215 Saves
    Manchester, Washington

    Manchester State Park is a year-round camping park with stunning views of the Puget Sound and an interesting military history, including the historic Torpedo Warehouse.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork Campground

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    Middle Fork Campground

    21 Reviews
    38 Photos
    261 Saves
    North Bend, Washington

    Overview

    This campground is located along the Middle Fork of the scenic Snoqualmie River in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Beneath a canopy of towering Douglas fir, cedar and Western hemlock, and located near several hiking trails within a short driving distance, this campground is a perfect site for both individual and small group camping excursions.

    Recreation

    In addition to being a prime location for hiking, fishing, horseback riding and picnicking in summer and early fall, Middle Fork offers excellent skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months. Approximately 1,500 miles of trails throughout the area can entice any hiker to get outdoors. From smooth paths meandering through deep quiet forests to challenging ascents up boulder-studded mountains, opportunities abound for every skill level. The popular Middle Fork Trail is a 3 mile trail offering visitors a glimpse into the area's diversity. The trail begins by crossing the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River via the Gateway Bridge, then turns upstream and meanders between the river and overhanging cliffs, offering sweeping views of nearby peaks. After climbing away from the river and passing under Stegosaurus Butte, a granite ridge towering over the valley at over 1,000 feet, the trail follows an old logging railroad grade used by pioneers and finally descends back to river level. The Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trail is also used by bicycles and horseback riders. Mountain bikes are allowed on the trail on odd- numbered days of the week. A Recreation Pass is required for each vehicle parked at the trailhead.

    Facilities

    In addition to being a prime location for hiking, fishing, horseback riding and picnicking in summer and early fall, Middle Fork offers excellent skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months. Approximately 1,500 miles of trails throughout the area can entice any hiker to get outdoors. From smooth paths meandering through deep quiet forests to challenging ascents up boulder-studded mountains, opportunities abound for every skill level. The popular Middle Fork Trail is a 3 mile trail offering visitors a glimpse into the area's diversity. The trail begins by crossing the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River via the Gateway Bridge, then turns upstream and meanders between the river and overhanging cliffs, offering sweeping views of nearby peaks. After climbing away from the river and passing under Stegosaurus Butte, a granite ridge towering over the valley at over 1,000 feet, the trail follows an old logging railroad grade used by pioneers and finally descends back to river level. The Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trail is also used by bicycles and horseback riders. Mountain bikes are allowed on the trail on odd- numbered days of the week. A Recreation Pass is required for each vehicle parked at the trailhead.

    Natural Features

    Hemmed in by several designated wilderness areas, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest showcases rugged peaks, sparkling alpine lakes and old-growth forests. On a clear day visitors will see Mt. Baker, the most prominent feature of the Mt. Baker Wilderness Area. Rising to an elevation of 10,781 feet, the active volcano from which the forest takes its name is perpetually snow-capped and mantled with an extensive network of creeping glaciers. Mt. Baker's summit, Grant Peak, is actually a 1,300-foot-deep mound of ice, which hides a massive volcanic crater. Wildlife in the area include mountain goats, coyotes, pine marten and a variety of migratory birds and native fish.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Verlot Public Service Center, near the South Fork Stillaguamish River, was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1933 to 1942. Verlot`s handsome buildings reflect the architectural style and fine craftsmanship of that era and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors enjoy the North Cascades and Mt. Rainer National Parks, where interpretive programs and exhibits offer education about the diverse landscape and history of the area.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (530) 932-0242.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Once your reservation start date has begun, neither the Recreation.gov Contact Center nor the campground manager will be able to modify your reservation.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Cabins

    $90 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Saltwater State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Saltwater State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Saltwater State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Saltwater State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Saltwater State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Saltwater State Park Campground

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    Saltwater State Park Campground

    10 Reviews
    19 Photos
    57 Saves
    Des Moines, Washington

    Welcome to Saltwater State Park Campground, a cozy spot nestled near Des Moines, WA. This campground is a great choice if you're looking to stay close to Seattle while enjoying some outdoor time. The park is open from May to September, offering a variety of accommodations including tent sites, RV spots, glamping options, and even yurts.

    One of the standout features here is the proximity to the beach. It's just a five-minute walk from the campsites, and the sunsets over the water are absolutely stunning. The beach area also has a playground and an outdoor shower, making it a hit for families. If you're into hiking, there are plenty of trails to explore.

    The campground itself is pretty functional. You'll find clean bathrooms and showers, which is always a plus. There's also a market on-site for any last-minute supplies you might need. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    Now, a heads-up: the campground is right under the flight path for Sea-Tac Airport, so expect some noise from planes. If you're an airplane enthusiast, you'll love it. If not, it might take some getting used to.

    Some visitors have mentioned that the sites are close together, so don't expect a ton of privacy. But on the flip side, the sites are well-maintained and fit small tents nicely.

    Overall, Saltwater State Park Campground is a solid choice if you want to be near Seattle but still enjoy some beach time and outdoor activities. Just be prepared for a bit of noise and keep an eye on your belongings, as the area has been noted for theft. Happy camping!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $60 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Penrose Point State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Penrose Point State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Penrose Point State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Penrose Point State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Penrose Point State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Penrose Point State Park Campground

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    Penrose Point State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    38 Photos
    318 Saves
    Lakebay, Washington

    Welcome to Penrose Point State Park Campground, a true gem nestled near Lakebay, WA. This place is a woodsy paradise, perfect for those who love the great outdoors. The campground is surrounded by tall old-growth trees, providing a serene and picturesque setting. The campsites are spacious and offer a good amount of privacy, thanks to the natural ground cover and forested environment.

    One of the standout features here is the easy access to hiking trails and beach walks. The trails are well-maintained and offer beautiful views of the Puget Sound. If you're into tide pooling, the sand bar is a fantastic spot to explore marine life. For families, there's a small amphitheater where kids can put on shows, adding a fun twist to your camping experience.

    The campground is equipped with clean bathrooms and free hot showers, which is always a plus. There's also a sanitary dump station for RVs. While there are no electric or sewer hookups, the park does offer drinking water and firewood for sale. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    Fishing enthusiasts will be pleased to know that there's a small lake about a mile away, perfect for catch-and-release fishing and kayaking. The lake is a great spot to see ospreys diving for fish, adding a bit of wildlife excitement to your trip.

    Penrose Point State Park is also a fantastic place for kayaking and fishing in the Puget Sound. The shoreline access is some of the best in the area, and you can even try your luck fishing for Searun Cutthroat or Salmon off the point.

    Overall, Penrose Point State Park Campground offers a beautiful, family-friendly setting with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. Whether you're hiking, fishing, or just relaxing by the campfire, this campground has something for everyone.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $32 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Vasa Park Resort - CLOSED FOR 2023
    Camper-submitted photo from Vasa Park Resort - CLOSED FOR 2023
    Camper-submitted photo from Vasa Park Resort - CLOSED FOR 2023
    Camper-submitted photo from Vasa Park Resort - CLOSED FOR 2023
    Camper-submitted photo from Vasa Park Resort - CLOSED FOR 2023
    Camper-submitted photo from Vasa Park Resort - CLOSED FOR 2023

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    Vasa Park Resort - CLOSED FOR 2023

    5 Reviews
    6 Photos
    127 Saves
    Bellevue, Washington

    Vasa Park is closed for public walk-in day use and overnight camping for 2023.

    Boat Launch is still publicly available.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $48 - $60 / night

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