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Christi R.
Lynnwood, WA
Joined October 2018
Beautiful State Park

We camped near the beach at this park. It was beautiful. However, it's sites are not very private. Restrooms are available. There is another campground at this park as well as houses available to rent. The fort is very fun to explore as are the grounds in general. The whole area is very bicycle friendly. We were with a large group of cyclists.

Can't beat Yellowstone!

This was a great spot to camp, but a little unnerving being in a small tent in bear country. Middle of the summer and it was still down right chilly at night. I'm not sure I've ever been so cold while camping. This campground has restrooms within the loop as well as a large facility for showering and laundry at the entrance to which you likely want to drive. Everything was clean and well maintained. Be sure to practice good bear safety with food. Bear cans were provided for food storage. No food in the tents. No food smelling clothes in the tent. We were right next to the bathroom which was convenient and the campsite was quite large for our two person tent and canopy over the picnic table.

Such a great spot!

I have camped here multiple times. It is such a great place to camp. Its tucked away in the woods. There are usually deer in the morning. So be sure to pack away food. The bathrooms are well maintained. It is well worth the hike to the lookout on the mountain. You can also drive. Such a beautiful view. The lake is also beautiful and has a great day use space for large groups. Be sure to plan ahead for the ferry ride as the waits can be long and the ferry schedule can vary. Pack in what you'll need. Shops close down early and don't carry a lot. We forgot a large pot to cook our spaghetti so we visited the local "exchange" located next to the dump. If you enjoy quirky it's definitely worth it to check that place out.

Gorgeous views

We visited for day use and were not able to camp. We were with a larg3 grouo of family members. The campground is in a beautiful location. There is a lot of grass. It's on the water and perfect for beach combing, kite flying, and bbqing. We plan to actually camp here next summer and I will update my review at that time.

Nice secluded campsites

These sites are nice and secluded. Most are like little wooded coves. The tent sites were small, but good for a 4-6 persom tent. The restrooms are clean and have showers. The city of Westport was charming and not a far drive.

Nice camp ground

We camped with friends who brought their boat along. The water is beautiful and there is a nice swimming area. There is a nice snack shack near the boat dock. Great shakes! There is a lot of nice shade near most of the campsites and they keep the grass green and well watered. The bathrooms and showers are accessible but do require tokens from the ranger station.

Freeway noise

We've stayed here twice with other families. Once at the group site and once at other sites next to each other. If you are going with a large group you are much better off booking sites together as far away from the freeway as possible. The group site is incredibly loud because it is so close to I-90. I drempt all night that a semi-truck was running me over. Not exactly a relaxing experience. I have not experienced the hook up sites, only the standard campground. Maybe it's less noisy there? The lake is beautiful, but we had to drive from our site to get to the beach. The facilities are well maintained. If you want a shower be sure to visit the token machine at the ranger station first. There are other more quiet campgrounds you could choose if you want to get away from the noise of a busy life. I'm not sure I would pick this one again, but the lake makes a great day trip.

Memories of childhood relived

We camped here when I was a kid and it was such a fond memory that I had to relive it. You do need a boat or a ticket on the Argosy to get here, but it's so worth it! It is a peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle with gorgeous views of the city. Hike the perimeter trail for views all around the island. It's a great place to stay in the summer months and relax.

Great cabins!

Our families rented some cabins together. They are newer and made for a great way to visit and camp in comfort. The restrooms are still in a shared location not far from the cabins and are clean and well maintained. The only downside is we were located on the opposite side of the highway from the water. But, overall a comfortable way to stay at Deception Pass.

We'll be back

We stayed here one night while passing through and wish we could have stayed longer. Very clean facility with lots of amenities for a great price and not far from town. We were able to secure our spot last minute which was nice. We also booked a pull through site since we recently got our pop up camper and knew we may arrive in the dark. It was well worth the extra few dollars. We plan to be back next summer and take full advantage of the campground.

We go here every year

We visit this camp ground every year. It's a great spot with beautiful views, hiking, and water activities. Our friends bring a boat for water skiing but we also just lounge around the beach. Only drawback is there is usually a burn ban in the summer, so no camp fires, and the showers could.use some attention. We have started camping here in September instead of August like we used to because we've discovered the weather is much more pleasant and it is a lot less busy. The summer can be hot. We make sure to book a spot with shade. Also, pay attention to the lawn watering schedule for your area of the campground. Make sure your stuff is put away before the sprinklers start. This is a great place to stay with a family.