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Camping Tricks & Tips Kenmore WA

Before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience. As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

Lake Pleasant RV Park*
(425) 487-1785
24025 Bothell Everett Hwy SE
Bothell, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Ice, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Lake Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Lakeside RV Park*
(800) HOT-PARK
12321 Hwy 99 S
Everett, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Lake Fishing, Play Equipment, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Maple Grove RV Resort*
(866) 793-2200
12417 Hwy 99
Everett, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Patios, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Hiking Trails

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Fay-Bainbridge State Park
(206) 842-3931
Bainbridge Island, WA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Salt Water Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Play Equipment, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Bryn Mawr Beach & RV Park*
(206) 772-3064
11326 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Laundry
Recreation
Golf Nearby

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Twin Cedars RV Park*
(800) 878-9304
17826 Hwy 99
Lynnwood, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, RV Storage, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby

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Seaquest State Park
(360) 274-8633
Silver Lake, WA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Pavilion, Playground, Horseshoes, Hiking Trails

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Trailer Inns*
(800) 659-4684
15531 SE 37th
Bellevue, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Hot Tub, Play Equipment, Golf Nearby

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Issaquah Village RV Park*
(800) 258-9233
650 1st Ave NE
Issaquah, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Patios, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Playground, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Eagle Tree RV Park*
(360) 598-5988
16280 State Hwy 305
Poulsbo, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Wood, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Coin Games, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Camping Tricks & Tips


By Anne Peterson

As the warm weather rolls around, camping excursions are planned, tents are being aired out, and campers everywhere are itching to set out for the wilderness once again. This season promises to be a busy one, with more campers and RVers roaming the country’s campgrounds than ever before. But before you venture out, consider this list of camping tips that will enhance your experience.

• Drink plenty of water when camping in high altitudes (over 7,000 feet). Three to five quarts a day will prevent dehydration and high altitude sickness, which cause headaches, nausea and muscle cramps, and makes you susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite. Not a fun way to spend a vacation.

• Discard all the plastic and cardboard packaging your food comes in. Instead, use clear plastic bags that can be tied in a knot at the top, and mark them with indelible marker so you know what is inside. This method drastically cuts down on trash accumulation and the bags can be reused for other things, like collecting blueberries for blueberry pancakes.

• Build your campfire away from tree and underbrush root systems. You might never guess, but these can also catch on fire. Believe me, a good night’s sleep is far better than spending the wee hours putting out a root fire.

• Only when you can sift your fingers through the ashes of your fire can you be sure that it is truly out.

• Use a pine cone or a handful of sand to scrub your dishes clean. That way you are not always searching for the dirty, smelly pot scrubby.

• Fill your water bottle with boiling hot water, wrap it in a towel, and put it in your sleeping bag a few minutes before you climb in. This makes for cozy sleeping quarters.

• If you really can’t seem to warm up, and you and your campmate’s sleeping bags are the same brand, zip the bags together to make one bag and cuddle up close. Nothing beats this method on a chilly night.

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