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How to Pick the Best Campsite Lynnwood WA

Having a wonderful camping experience is not completely out of your hands. A good stay at a campground starts with choosing the right campsite for your family. Having a wonderful camping experience is a combination of factors. Some of those are providential, and a few are completely out of your hands. Luckily, there are some you can control. It's impossible to control the weather, but you can keep track of it and update your gear as conditions dictate.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Port Susan Camping Club*
(425) 743-7272
12015 Marine Dr
Tulalip, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Lake Swimming, Salt Water Swimming, Wading Pool, Hot Tub, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Shuffle Board Court,

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Lake Pleasant RV Park
(800) 421-7116, (425) 487-1785
24025 Bothell-Way SE
Bothell, WA
Campground Availability
186 Total Camp/RV Sites, 196 20 Amp Service, 21 30 Amp Service, 175 50 Amp Service, 186 Electric and Water, 186 Full Hookups, 45 Pull-Thru Sites,
Services
Cable TV, Dump Station, Pets Welcome, Phone Service at Site, WiFi,

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How to Pick the Best Campsite

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Camping Life Corner: How to Choose the Best Campsite




How to Pick the Best Campsite
Tips and tricks to help you get the best site for your money
By Stuart Bourdon

Having a wonderful camping experience is a combination of factors. Some of those are providential, and a few are completely out of your hands. Luckily, there are some you can control. It's impossible to control the weather, but you can keep track of it and update your gear as conditions dictate. And the campground may not always offer many choices, depending upon its size and reservation level. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow and enjoy. The good news—with proper planning, quick and accurate assessment in the field, and some flexibility, you should be able to find just the right spot in any campground.

Private and public campgrounds both have a place on the outdoor destination roster. Which you choose often has to do with your style of camping. Private campgrounds (KOA, Jellystone, etc.) offer a more controlled and manicured park-like atmosphere where the focus is often on activities (movie nights for kids) and recreational facilities (pools, etc.) inside the campground, and are more likely to have full RV-camping amenities (power, water, sewer hookups). Public campgrounds (state parks, national parks and forests, Army Corps of Engineers) tend to deliver a wilder, less controlled experience, and activity and recreation are typically more outdoor-oriented (trail hiking, fishing, boating), and are less likely to provide power and sewer hookups.

Either way, you can improve your chances of an enjoyable, rewarding stay by paying heed to some simple guidelines.

Plan Ahead When Choosing a Campground

An advanced reservation is suggested for any campground, public or private, and for many, it's a must. If you make your reservation online that's fine, it's convenient and almost all campgrounds—public and private—offer online reservations now. Before you do, though, make a point of contacting someone (forest ranger or park manager) by phone (best) or e-mail (second best) to ask questions about the lay of the land. Have a campground map (most have one online) and orient it so you know which direction is North, East, South and West.

When making considering a campground, think about whether it's down in a valley, on top of a ridge, or half-way in between. Campgrounds down in the bottom of deep canyons and valleys can be colder during the day (especially in the morning) because of the lack of sun, and can be damp and subject to ground fog. Ridge top sites can be more exposed to weather extremes and make for a cold blustery camp. Sometimes finding a spot in the middle is best. One that's also sheltered from the wind, but exposed to morning sun, would make it the perfect find in our book.

Ask questions such as: Which way does the prevailing wind blow? Does it chance direction from morning to evening? Where are the trees and other prominent fea...

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