Washington RV Camping
Washington RV Camping – All The Comforts Away From Home
Washington RV Camping and Campgrounds
Washington RV camping is hard to beat with a wide variety of locations and recreational opportunities. The Washington coast offers RVers wonderful scenery and comfortable Summer weather, and the Cascade Mountains and National Parks offer great camping opportunities. From RV resorts to basic service public campgrounds and excellent dispersed RV campsites (boondocking), you will have no trouble finding great Washington RV camping locations.
Washington RV Parks
- Washington RV Parks – Research tool for finding private Washington RV parks and campgrounds.
Federal RV Camping Information
- National Park Service – NPS information about Washington RV camping on National Park Service administered lands.
US Forest Service – Information about Washington RV camping and recreation opportunities on USFS administered public lands.
- Colville National Forest
- Gifford Pinchot National Forest
- Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests
- Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
- Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
- Olympic National Forest
- Bureau of Land Management – BLM information about lands managed in Washington. BLM manages 8.4 million acres of public land, with 50 developed recreation areas. Free dispersed RV camping (boondocking) is encouraged on BLM lands.
- US Army Corps of Engineers – USACE/COE information about Corps lakes in Washington. Five lakes have public RV camping facilities.
- US Fish and Wildlife Service – FWS information about National Wildlife Refuges in Washington. Not all refuges allow camping, so check carefully.
State RV Camping Information
- Washington State Tourism Website – Where to go and what to do. Washington RV camping suggestions and trip planning ideas included.
- Washington State Parks offer the RV camper a wide variety of campgrounds from the mountains to the ocean. Full-service RV camping sites are available in most state parks.
- Washington Division of Wildlife – Numerous RV camping opportunities are available at WDFW sites to purchase an inexpensive permit.
- Washington Department of Natural Resources – Camping is allowed in designated camping areas for free. Check the state forest maps for locations.
Washington RV Camping Reservations
- Camping Reservations – Washington State and Federal campground reservations for your RV camping trip.
Washington RV Dump Stations
- RVDumps.com – Places to dump your RV in Washington.
- Sanidumps.com– Washington RV dump stations listed by town.
Free Washington RV Camping And Boondocking
Free Washington RV camping is available 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 Washington RV camping and parking locations.
Click On The Town Name For Free RV Camping Locations
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).
A great free Washington RV camping spot is along the Kettle River on Highway 21, in Washington State, just south of Danville. Fire pits, tables, outhouses, and although it is right on the highway, there is no traffic433333 after the border offices close for the day. Google Earth Image Of Camping Area – 18795-18907 Washington 21
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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!
Public Washington RV Camping
Washington RV camping is great for RVers looking for outdoor recreation opportunities. BLM (Bureau of Land Management) and Washington State Parks offer RV camping, which 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 Washington RV camping locations.
West of Blaine near Point Roberts is Lighthouse Marine County Park. RV camping and more are 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 the 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 camping fee.
- Loup Loup Campground – 25 campsites with water and trash
- J R Campground – Water and trash is available at this 6 campsite campground
A few miles north of Winthrop are three USFS campgrounds. Offering toilets and wheelchair accessibility.
- Falls Creek Campground – Small RV’s will enjoy this campground with 7 campsites at 2100 ft elevation.
- Chewuch Campground – Most larger RV’s will fit in this 15 space campground with accessible features.
- Camp 4 Campground – Another campground suitable for small RV’s at 2400 ft elevation.
RV Camping Unlimited
Public lands offer almost unlimited Washington RV camping. 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 Washington RV camping locations.