RV Camping In Washington
Washington has a wide variety of great RV camping locations. The Washington coast offers RVers wonderful scenery and comfortable Summer weather, and the Cascade Mountains and National Parks offer great RV camping opportunities. From RV resorts, to basic service public campgrounds and excellent dispersed campsites (boondocking), you will find great RV camping in Washington.
Free RV camping is available throughout Washington on public lands administered by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management), and the USFS (US Forest Service). Washington state wildlife areas often permit free camping too. The following list is a sample of free RV camping and parking locations in Washington.
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North of Concrete on Baker Lake is Puget Power's Baker Lake Campground. This campground is free from Labor Day through Memorial Day, then charges a small fee during the peak summer season. RV dump station, water, trash, flush toilets. Call 888-711-3033 (Baker Lake Recreation reservation and information line).
Free RV camping is allowed at the remote BLM Chopaka Lake Campground. 14 day limit with dispersed campsites along the lake.
The US Bureau of Reclamation offers the O'Sullivan Dam and Potholes Reservoir. Free RV camping along the lake at several locations.
You will find 6 campsites with toilets and no fee at the BLM Coffeepot Lake Campground. Boating, Fishing (Special Fishing Rules Apply), Hiking, and Horseback Riding are activities.
A remote USFS (US Forest Service) campground is the Crawfish Lake Campground. 19 campsites and vault toilets are offered. Free!
Free RV Camping is permitted at the BLM Fishtrap/Hog Lake Recreation Area. No designated campsites, no facilities, and a 14 day maximum stay.
The Spokane BLM Resource Area covers eastern Washington. There are Free Campgrounds listed on the BLM web site, and there are more boondocking areas available if you contact the Spokane BLM office for information.
13 miles east of Tonasket off state highway 20 is the USFS Lyman Lake Campground. This small campground has vault toilets and nothing else. Fishing is available, and the price is right...Free!
RV camping in Washington is great for RVers looking for great outdoor recreation. BLM (Bureau of Land Management) and Washington State Parks offer RV camping, and the same is true for many County and Community parks. USFS (US Forest Service) campgrounds offer cooler locations to escape the Summer heat. Amenities range from dry RV camping with only trash and pit toilets to RV camping sites with full RV hookups.
The following list is only a sample of available RV camping locations in Washington
West of Blaine near Point Roberts is Lighthouse Marine County Park. RV camping and more is available. Vehicle access through Canada.
RV camping is available at USACE (US Army Corps of Engineers) Lower Granite Lake. The campground has electric and non electric equipped campsites.
Just 13 miles from Colville, the Little Pend Oreille NWR (National Wildlife Refuge) offers free RV camping in designated areas
Six miles south of Forks on US highway 101 is Bogachiel State Park. RV camping with 36 campsites, 6 with power and water.
RV camping is available at 35 USFS campgrounds in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest of south central Washington. Click on the campgrounds on the map for directions to each campground, facilities, and rates
Outdoor recreation and RV camping go hand in hand, and the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area has it all.
Eight miles northeast of Hadlock is Fort Flagler State Park. Check their website for directions and RV camping opportunities.
RV camping is available four miles south of Port Townsend is the Old Fort Townsend State Park. 40 first come first serve campsites.
Northeast of Poulsbo is the Kitsap Memorial State Park. The park offers tent and RV camping sites.
RV camping for rigs up to 60 feet at campsites of the Scenic Beach State Park. Check website for directions and information.
Southeast of Tacoma lies Mount Rainier National Park. Outdoor recreation opportunities abound with numerous RV camping areas.
East of Twisp are Two USFS Campgrounds. Toilets, water, and a small fee for camping.
A few miles north of Winthrop are Three USFS Campgrounds. Offering toilets, and wheelchair accessibility, these forest campgrounds might be just what you are looking for.
Public lands offer almost unlimited RV camping in Washington. State, Federal, and private campgrounds have basic service campsites with picnic tables and fire rings, to full hookup RV resorts. Free dispersed camping (boondocking) is available in Washington National Forests. Use the links to the public lands websites above for specific information about camping and public lands access. Research and explore, and you should have no trouble finding the best RV camping locations.
USFS (US Forest Service) - Describes USFS policies and rules about RV camping. Information about dispersed camping, and tips on how to find great free RV camping sites.
NPS (National Park Service) - General information about RV camping and campgrounds in US National Parks. With campgrounds in the most historic and scenic places in the country, the NPS offers some of the best places for RV camping.
USACE/COE (US Army Corp of Engineers) - USACE (perhaps better know as COE) manages water recreation areas throughout the USA. Information about finding USACE lakes, RV camping possibilities, and rules and policies for use of these water based recreation areas is included.
BLM (Bureau of Land Management) - Located throughout the western USA, BLM managed lands offer great camping locations. Developed campgrounds, and almost unlimited dispersed camping opportunites await you.
Here's a list of places to consider when looking for a free overnight RV camping or parking location in Washington. We always recommend asking for overnight RV parking permission when looking for a free spot to spend the night. The smaller your RV, the better chances you will have finding places to stay if you choose not to ask permission. If you don't ask permission, you end up "sneaking" into places and hoping nobody bothers you or issues you a trespassing ticket before you move on.
Be smart and Be Safe...Ask Permission.
As you can see, there are a lot of free RV camping and parking possibilities in Washington. If you are not asking permission, it's best to keep a very low profile. If your RV has slide outs, jacks and TV antennas, don't use them so as not to draw attention to yourself. Consider your surroundings carefully and if you feel uncomfortable with the area, move somewhere else.