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Perilous Plants Sumner WA

If you’re careful about where you walk, stand and sit, and mindful of what you touch, many of these hazards can be avoided. Plants can’t run away. In order to protect themselves from being eaten by deer and other animals, they have to be more creative in their defenses. Some produce dangerous toxins to keep from being eaten. Others grow sharp thorns to protect their fruits and flowers.

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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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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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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Willo Vista Estates & RV Park*
(253) 872-8264
22000 84th Ave S
Kent, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Golf Nearby

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Saltwater State Park
(253) 661-4956
Des Moines, WA
Campground Availability
23-Apr thru 6-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Salt Water Swimming, Saltwater Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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South Prairie Creek RV Park*
(360) 897-8465
606 Hwy 162 E
South Prairie, WA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Storage, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
River Swimming

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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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Lake Sawyer Resort-Sunrise Resorts
(360) 886-2244
Black Diamond, WA
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Storage, Ice, Laundry, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball

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KOA-Seattle/Tacoma*
(253) 872-8652
5801 S 212th
Kent, 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, RV Storage, Ice, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Pool, Playground, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Kanaskat-Palmer State Park
(885) 226-7688
Enumclaw, 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
Equipped Pavilion, River Swimming, Boating, Kayaking, River Fishing, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Perilous Plants




Poison IvyPlants don’t often top the list when we think of dangers awaiting us outdoors, but they can carry defenses ranging from annoying thorns to dangerous poisons. If we don’t treat some plants with the respect they deserve, the consequences can range from uncomfortable to deadly. As your outdoor activities heat up this summer, keep these tips in mind to help ensure your outdoor fun remains happy and safe.

If you’re careful about where you walk, stand and sit, and mindful of what you touch, many of these hazards can be avoided. Plants can’t run away. In order to protect themselves from being eaten by deer and other animals, they have to be more creative in their defenses. Some produce dangerous toxins to keep from being eaten. Others grow sharp thorns to protect their fruits and flowers.

POISON IVY
Poison ivy, western poison oak and poison sumac are the leading contenders in the annoying plant competition. These related plants contain a poisonous sap called urushiol, which inflicts a painful rash in 90 percent of the people who touch them. Other plants, such as Virginia creeper and milkweed, can also cause allergic reactions, although they’re rarely as serious.

There are many myths about poison ivy, oak and sumac. Let’s dispel some of them so you can have an accurate understanding of the dangers.
      •  The rash is not contagious. You cannot get or spread it without touching the sap directly.
      •  Scratching the rash and popping blisters will not spread the rash, unless you haven’t washed off
         all the sap. By breaking open the skin, however, scratching can lead to infection. Try to resist
         the itch.

PREVENTION
      •  Learn to recognize these plants in order to avoid contact. “Leaves of three, let them be” is a helpful
         saying to remind you to avoid poison oak and poison ivy. Poison sumac has from six to 10 parallel
         leaves on each branch, with a single leaf at the end. Check out www.poisonivy.aesir.com for
         good photos and more information about these plants.
      •  Wear long pants and sleeves to prevent the sap from contacting your skin. Run the clothes through
         the laundry if there’s a chance urushiol may be on them.
      •  Hose off your dog before petting her, if she’s been romping through areas where these plants
         grow. Oil on her fur can transfer to you.
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