The Best in Tent Camping: Washington: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos

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Menasha Ridge Press, Jun 15, 2011 - Travel - 208 pages
From the Olympic Peninsula to Puget Sound, the Emerald State offers a wealth of camping opportunities. This expert guide profiles 50 of the state's best campsites, using a handy star system to rank everything from beauty, privacy, and spaciousness to quiet, security, and cleanliness. Each site is accessible by automobile but not overrun by RVs, offers great scenery, and is as close to a wilderness experience as possible. Useful at-a-glance data covers reservations, fees, and restrictions. Clear maps show campground layout, individual sites, and key facilities. Driving directions supplemented with GPS-based coordinates for each site entrance make getting there a snap.
 

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Contents

29 Rock Island Campground
95
30 Soda Springs Campround
98
SOUTHERN CASCADES AND ENVIRONS
101
31 Beacon Rock State Park Campground
102
32 Corral Pass Campground
105
33 Gose Lake Campground
108
34 Lower Falls Recreation Area Campground
111
35 Merrill Lake Campground
114

07 Upper Clearwater Campground
26
PUGET SOUND
29
08 Bowman BayDeception Pass State Park Campground
30
09 Fort Ebey State Park Campground
33
10 Illahee State Park Campground
36
11 Larrabee State Park Campground
39
12 Lopez Farm Cottages and Tent Camping
42
13 Mountain Lake Campground
45
14 Obstruction Pass State Park Campground
48
15 South Beach County Park Campground
51
16 Spencer Spit State Park Campground
54
NORTHERN CASCADES AND ENVIRONS
57
17 Falls Creek Campground
58
18 Harts Pass Campground
61
19 Hozomeen Campground
64
20 Lake Ann
67
21 Mineral Park Campground
70
22 Panorama Point Campground
73
23 Silver Falls Campground
76
CENTRAL CASCADES AND ENVIRONS
79
24 Beckler River Campground
80
25 Bedal Campground
83
26 Beverly Campground
86
27 Owhi Campground
89
28 Rachel Lake
92
36 Morrison Creek Campground
117
37 Takhlakh Lake Campground
120
NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON
123
38 Cold Springs Campground
124
39 CottonwoodSalmon Meadows Campgrounds
127
40 Crawfish Lake Campground
131
41 North Fork Nine Mile Campground
134
NORTHEASTERN WASHINGTON
137
42 Ferry Lake Campground
138
43 Haag Cove Campground
141
44 Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge Campgrounds
144
45 Lyman Lake Campground
147
SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON
151
46 Brooks Memorial State Park Campground
152
47 Fields Spring State Park Campground
155
48 Godman Campground
158
49 Palouse Falls State Park Campground
161
50 Tucannon Campground
164
Camping Equipment Checklist
167
Sources of Information
168
Index
170
About Menasha Ridge Press
175
About the Authors
176
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About the author (2011)

Ian Devine is a freelance writer with a deep love for the outdoors and writing evocative of land and community. Some of his favorite writers are Annie Dillard, Salman Rushdie, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. He lives in Bellingham with his wife, Heather.

Jeanne Louise Pyle is a transplanted Marylander who has lived in the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years. She has worked exclusively in the book and magazine publishing industries, wearing many hats--from publisher to sales rep to author. Her love of the outdoors led to authoring the first edition of The Best in Tent Camping series 15 years ago, and she is proud that this unique guide continues to lead campers to new and interesting discoveries in Washington and Oregon. She currently resides in Bellingham, Washington, conveniently equidistant between her two favorite cities--Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia.

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