The Pacific Northwest is known for its cascading waterfalls, weather-carved gorges, snow-capped mountains, and sparkling rivers. We firmly believe that camping is the best way to fully experience this truly majestic place. To understand why they call this section of the country a wonderland (#pnwonderland), you’ve got to fall asleep surrounded by some old-growth trees, moss covered rocks, crashing Pacific Ocean waves, or all of the above.
Where to Go Camping in the Pacific Northwest
Whether this is your first Pacific Northwest camping adventure, or you’re a seasoned camper who calls this region home, you’ve got to check out all 6 of these jaw-dropping campsites.
You’re not going to find another campsite like this. Just a short hike from the heavily wooded, gorgeous campground, is where you’ll find the beautiful aquamarine beach. If it wasn’t for the chill in the air, you might think you’re in the Caribbean. (But we love that cool, Pacific breeze!)
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At first glance, you’d think this place is at least a National Monument, but it’s not! Right near the campground are beautiful waterfalls to hike behind and at certain times during the day the trails are virtually empty.
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Lost Lake, OR
It’s easy to get mesmerized by the beauty of Lost Lake. The campground is quiet and the lake is crystal clear. The view of Mt. Hood off in the distance with a cup of coffee doesn’t suck either.
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Don’t let the name of this state park fool you, there’s nothing disappointing about it! Pristine beaches at the doorway of your tent and hiking trails within the park make this campsite simply amazing.
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Rain or shine, this is one of the most beautiful campsites in Olympic National Park. Situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, it’s hard to not let your jaw hit the ground while you’re there.
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Shi Shi Beach, WA
Sites are scattered amongst the beach and the nearby woods giving you a truly unique camping experience. Watch the sunset from your tent in the woods as the waves crash on the beach at sunset.
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