Planning a little outing? Then the Washington State Parks Reservations listing and contact information is what you’ll be needing.
You’ll be able to choose the type of reservation you desire, whether it be a campsite, cabin, rustic shelters and yurts (round huts similar to Asian nomads), near the water or marina, equestrian, individual or groups, a single day or longer or even a vacation house.
Many choices with a huge variety of beautiful sites and parks to choose from. Choosing the time, date and length of stay are at your fingertips or better yet, just a phone call away. 1-888-226-7688
On the other hand, many times we just want to have an outing for the day.
or even the Seattle Space Needle, the Seattle Science Center, the mountain village (like Switzerland) of Leavenworth.
Perhaps all we want to do is go for a walk.
Early Bird Gets The Best Places
Living with a schedule is just a way of life in the U.S. That would also include schedules for any type of vacation get-aways. So what is needed is good planning. Since there are many parks to choose from, be sure and reserve your place early in the year.
In some areas, reservations are set some 2 years in advance. Not here in Washington though. Just be sure to call before driving to an area only to be turned away because of it being filled.
Some Year-Round Reservation Sites Throughout The State
Cape disappointment, Dash Point, Kitsap Memorial, Deception Pass, Ocean City, Pacific Beach, Dosewallips, Bay View, Grayland Beach, Pacific Beach and Rasar, Ike Kinswa
Covered Sites, Yurts, Vacation Houses, Cabins, Campsites
Battle Ground Lake, Bay View, Paradise Point, Seaquest, Wallace Falls, Dosewallips, Grayland Beach, Mount Rainier National Park, Cape Disappointment, Ike Kinswa, Kitsap Memorial, Kanaskat Palmer
Just A Few Of The Most Popular Places
Battle Ground Lake 888.226.7688
Birch Bay 360.371.2800
Cama Beach (with cabins) 360.387.1550
Camano Island 360.387.3031
Cape Disappointment 888.226.7688
Flaming Geyser First come first served (next to Green River)
Fort Worden 360.344.4435
Kitsap Memorial 360.779.3205
Lake Chelan (she-lan) 888.226.7688
Lewis & Clark Trail 509.337.6457
Mount Spokane (spo-kan) 509.238.4258
Rainbow Falls First come first served 360.291.3767
Saltwater (by the salt water) 888.226.7688
Sequim Bay (squim) 888.226.7688
When Can I Arrive?
The above are just a few of the many Washington State Parks where you can make reservations and/or first come first served. You be the judge of what you would like.
By making your reservations early on, you can be the one when to arrive. Even though most folks prefer the peace of mind with a reservation, the just-drop-in-arrivals are also very welcome.
Arrival times and length of stays are just below in the Common Sense Rules.
Common Sense Rules To Know About
There is always general rules to comply with for the sake of all involved. It’s not only showing courtesy, but demonstrating manners.
If there are disturbances or issues that arise, then contact the park rangers. They are to be considered as the local police.
Keep in mind that as you arrive, you’ll be given an entrance pass. It MUST be displayed! If it’s not displayed, there is a $99.00 fine. Make sure it is easy to see.
Hours for each park are quite similar to all other park hours. Usually, the park closes at 10:00 pm along with quiet hours from 10:00 pm til 6:30 am.
Have a generator? Use it only during the hours of 8:00 am til 9:00 pm, otherwise Mr. Park Ranger will be paying you a visit.
From April – September you’ll be able to stay 10 days total. Good news is that from October – March you’ll be able to enjoy a 20 day stay.
Be sure and use trash cans, close lids, and pick up after yourselves. Wildlife is attracted to trash that is either in your general area or surrounding trash containers.
Pack-it-in and Pack-it-out, all hikers must carry out everything that they bring in.
Do not walk on the plant life or feed animals.
Horses need to be only in designated areas and only in parks that allow them.
How about your little pets that want to come along? Almost 100% of parks will allow them, BUT they must be under control at all times.
Leases are the best bet. Be sure and clean up any mess they may leave behind. Remember the pack-it-in and pack-it-out rule? 🙂
Check-Out is 1:00 pm or sooner. This will allow time for new arrivals to Check-In after 2:30 pm
Vacation homes have a different set of rules that must be followed. For instance, no pets or smoking allowed inside.
On the other hand, both are permitted in the cabins or yurts.
Glass bottles or cans can not be allowed in or around the swimming areas for obvious reasons.
Want a beer? It’s OK, but only in the designated areas such as picnic or campgrounds.
Remember that any and all fireworks are not allowed in any of the parks.
Enjoy Your Stay And Be Sure And Visit Again !
Signing off now as : The Happy Camper!
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