Favorite place in AK so far

This area is exceptional, everywhere you look is a postcard-worthy scene. This campground is very well designed, almost all of the sites are along the water. Many have amazing views but all are within the trees. I don’t think there were any RVs, not sure if it was an off week or the road here is too much. You will love it here.

Favorite place in AK so far

This area is exceptional, everywhere you look is a postcard-worthy scene. This campground is very well designed, almost all of the sites are along the water. Many have amazing views but all are within the trees. I don’t think there were any RVs, not sure if it was an off week or the road here is too much. You will love it here.

Great area, so-so campground

Hire a kayak or go out on a boat tour to see wildlife you will never forget. The campground itself is nothing special (and showers cost extra), but you have 270 degree views from the “spit.” There is grocery and restaurants nearby. It seems expensive but everything in AK is, and you have easy access to the town of Homer. Very memorable nature here.

Mini backpacking camping

Beautiful place in Glacier Bay with lots of critters, historic cabin, views, trails, etc. This isn’t car camping since you have to walk less than a mile from the parking lot to the campsite. Make sure to bring everything you need, including water and bear protection, and definitely stop into the ranger station to learn bear safety and to secure your spot. This campsite had so much character. I think it’d be a great way to introduce kids or adults to backpacking, it adds some backcountry feel but you’re not all that far from your car and civilization if needed. Highly recommended!

Good simple basecamp

We stayed here when some of the other area campgrounds were full. It is easy to get to the water or trails. There was a guy renting kayaks out of the back of a truck which made our whole day. It’s not a far walk to the water, where you could see otters, seals, whales, cool ducks, starfish, etc. The camping spots are very spread out and private. Some have views and some don’t. We did see bald eagles right on site. All and all a nice place in the National Forest.

Good simple basecamp

We stayed here when some of the other area campgrounds were full. It is easy to get to the water or trails. There was a guy renting kayaks out of the back of a truck which made our whole day. It’s not a far walk to the water, where you could see otters, seals, whales, cool ducks, starfish, etc. The camping spots are very spread out and private. Some have views and some don’t. We did see bald eagles right on site. All and all a nice place in the National Forest.

Group camping only

This is an incredibly beautiful area for hiking, scenic drives, water recreation, etc. There is also a nearby campground of the same name for individuals/small families. The group site was perfect for a work retreat. It is rustic and well maintained. I don’t know the minimum group size to rent, we had about 35 and it was perfect. Lovely immediate area to explore (forests and creeks), plus endless stuff a short drive away.

GROUP campground within Ohanapecosh

The group campground is in its own separate area. We had more than enough space for our training retreat. The rangers were extremely helpful in getting everything set up and figured out for our ever-changing list of RSVPs. For groups, you can have the rangers do a special program just for your group---highly recommended!! They do a good job keeping up with cleaning. Lots of great information about the natural features and Native American history. Make sure you follow all the regulations regarding bears…we saw paw prints out on hikes. This is pretty far away from any stores, so make sure you have everything you need before entering the park. Excellent basecamp for long hikes in the area.

Mt Rainer

Incredible area, heavily wooded, clear waterways, endless mountain views. This is a fairly large and busy campground but the sites still feel private thanks to the PNW forests. They do a good job keeping up with cleaning. Lots of great information about the natural features and Native American history. Make sure you follow all the regulations regarding bears…we saw paw prints out on hikes. This is pretty far away from any stores, so make sure you have everything you need before entering the park. Excellent basecamp for long hikes in the area.

Little park outside Walla Walla Washington but //no camping//

There is no camping here, however you can rent a pavilion for parties. This is a small park with short hikes (

Not really a place to camp...TEMPORARY FESTIVAL

This must have been automatically generated somehow. This is a TEMPORARY fair that has a TEMPORARY campground on site. I've never camped during the event, but just want to warn people who may want to stay here that it's not what you expect. I'm sure the camping is just fine for a FESTIVAL, but it doesn't really have a place on The Dyrt imho.

Lovely falls

Middle of nowhere with surprisingly beautiful waterfalls and either an accessible short hike, or a few miles of fairly easy hiking. Make sure to visit in the spring when there is a lot of water. In our opinion, it’s not worth driving a huge distance to visit (unless you’re really into waterfalls), but if you’re in the area it’s a great place to stop and spend the night. The campground is very small, but since it’s so out of the way it apparently rarely fills up. Sites are exposed, no views of the falls. Nice day trip and nice simple state park campground.

Just ok, not my cup of tea

This is along the river bordering WA & OR. There are some nice parks, museums, etc. to explore in the immediate area. The campsite itself is just ok…a little too urban for our tastes. The highway and railroads are close. If you need a place to stopover, or are traveling with people who need to be closer to “civilization” there is nothing wrong with this park. Just not our personal preferences. Random weirdness: there is a model of Stonehenge nearby.

Secluded rainforest

Tiny campground on the river: no reservations, toilets, but no safe water, no trash collection. The drive up was a little intense, but our sedan made it (no RVs!). The closest activities are on the water, but there are many hiking trails close by too. Great basecamp for long day hikes. The campground is bordered on two sides by rivers and you will be lulled to sleep by the sound of the water. Great ambiance. I think this one is less crowded than some.

PNW beauty in Olympic NP

This is the thick rainforest you picture when you think of the PNW. It is a pretty basic campsite, but they do have some ranger programs. No reservations taken. We stayed one night when our backpacking trip took an extra day. After visiting we read about the salmon run in the area and would love to come back to see that sometime!! There are many more campgrounds in the area if this one is full, most are pretty similar from what we’ve experienced.

PNW beauty in Olympic NP

This is the thick rainforest you picture when you think of the PNW. It is a pretty basic campsite, but they do have some ranger programs. No reservations taken. We stayed one night when our backpacking trip took an extra day. After visiting we read about the salmon run in the area and would love to come back to see that sometime!! There are many more campgrounds in the area if this one is full, most are pretty similar from what we’ve experienced.

Great camping and park in a beachy town

The vibe of this town and park reminds me of the coastal towns on the East Coast.  Excellent wildlife (especially birds) and endless beach and dunes to explore. The campsites are surrounded by short trees and are very close to the beach, with some having views of the water. There are some yurts to rent too! Bring kites, surfboards, kayaks, and binoculars.

Western edge of Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest

Nice dense PNW forest here. It’s a little close to the road, but most sites are very close to the river so you may not mind. Simple campground with pit toilets and water spigots, plus fire rings, but not much else. There is a lot to do on the water and in the trails nearby. It’s a lovely campground, similar to many others in the area. Would be a good place to stay for a night before going deep into the forests.

Olympic National Forest

Simple CCC cabin along a little river on the eastern side of Olympic NP. This is easy to get to in 2-3 seasons and will probably require a snowy hike (or jeep) in winter. Beautiful trees and close to some nice hiking trails. The campground of the same name is busy since it’s the closest Olympic NP campground to Seattle, but this cabin is secluded from all that. You still need to reserve it weeks in advance all year round!

Olympic National Forest

Small simple campground along a little river on the eastern side of Olympic NP, easy to get to. Beautiful trees and close to some nice hiking trails. It will be busy since it’s the closest Olympic NP campground to Seattle. There is a nice CCC cabin with bunkbeds that you can rent nearby. While it is absolutely beautiful, if you can drive a little further into the park you may find less crowded sites.