We’ve been talking with friends about van (car) camping in the Pacific Northwest, based in Bellingham. This page is just a way of collecting links and thoughts in a place that we can reference them.

The Mount Baker / Snoqualmie National Forest has many campsites, some open, some not. Note that they are half price with a Senior Pass.

Campgrounds of particular interest: (all appear to be taking reservations, starting May 21, 2021)

A list of all of the Washington State Parks

Washington State Campgrounds – pull down menu shows all of the campgrounds. Camping in Oct-April? Check out the Off-Season Senior Citizen Pass. It makes it quite economical. Also, don’t forget your Discover Pass. You can buy online.

Campgrounds of particular interest:

  • Deception Pass
  • Cape Disappointment
  • Ft. Worden

Washington State Ferry Reservations – Olympic Peninsula? Take the ferry!