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Camping Tricks & Tips Lakewood 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.

MILITARY PARK (Fort Lewis Travel Camp)
(253) 967-5415
Tacoma, WA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Laundry
Recreation
Canoeing, Saltwater Fishing, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground

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Dash Point State Park
(253) 593-2206
Tacoma, WA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Pavilion, Salt Water Swimming, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Rainier View Adult RV Park
(253) 875-9999
Graham, WA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Age Restriction, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Room, Horseshoes

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Camp Lakeview
(800) 421-7116, (360) 879-5426
32919 Benbow Drive East
Graham, WA
Campground Availability
75 Total Camp/RV Sites, 30 30 Amp Service, 4 50 Amp Service, 75 Electric and Water, 28 Full Hookups, 4 Group Sites, 45 Max RV Length, 20 No Hookups, 1 Pull-Thru Sites, 14 Seasonal, 30 Sideouts, 22 Tent Sites,
Services
BBQ Pits, Dump Station, Firewood, Fenced Pet Area, Group Area, Handicapped Restroom Facilities, Ice, WiFi HotSpots, Laundry, Meeting Rooms, Pets Welcome, Showers, Store, Cabin Rentals, Lodge Rentals,
Recreation
Basket Ball, Boat Launch, Fishing, Hiking Trails, Nature Trails, Picnic Area, Playground, Recreation Hall, Sports Field, Swimming - Lake,

Ritzville RV Park at La Quinta Inn
(509) 659-1007
Ritzville, WA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Pool, Hot Tub, Play Equipment, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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MILITARY PARK (Holiday Park-McChord AFB)
(253) 984-5488
Tacoma, WA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Playground, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Majestic Manor RV Park*
(800) 348-3144
7022 River Road E
Puyallup, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pool, Golf Nearby

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Gig Harbor RV Resort*
(253) 858-8138
9515 Burnham Drive NW
Gig Harbor, 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, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pool, Playground, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Fishhook Park (COE - Lake Sacajawea)
(509) 547-2048
Burbank, WA
Campground Availability
1-May thru 9-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, REC Open to Public

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Columbia Shores RV Park
(360) 777-8475
Chinook, WA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Ice, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Fishing Supplies, Hiking Trails

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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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