The western coast of America is an enthralling and mysterious part of America which has both foreign and
domestic travelers wanting to spend time camping in the out doors. This is not surprising as the outdoors and
camping grounds in WA State are a great place to spend ones vacations in the summer. The landscapes in the
camping areas in WA State are of different types, you could choose to spend your time either in the forests, or deserts or on the beach. There are 120 parks in this state where campers could participate in many different
kinds of activities like rock climbing, windsurfing, boating, biking, hiking, during the summer, and
snowshoeing, snowmobiling and cross country skiing in the inter season.
How to go about selecting a camping spot
Before you decide on where to go for your camping trip you would have to do a bit of research and see which
would be a most suitable place for you to go camping. One way of doing this is to do some research on the
internet and see the various options you have to camp in Washington State. Another way is to talk to friends
who have already done a bit of camping and can give you good advice on this and could refer you to some great
outdoor camping spots.
Some attractive camping areas in WA State
Alta Lake State Park in WA State is one of the most interesting camping grounds. The 181 acre camping area has
the pine forest mountains touching the desert areas. Also during the summer fishing enthusiasts can go trout
fishing in the Lake. Apart from Lake Alta there is Lake Chelan which is just about 30 minutes away, so you have the option of enjoying activities related to the water in more than one place. However, open fires are not
permitted in this area because of the risk of fires in the forest area, but the campers could use gas stoves
for camping or barbecues on gas burners for making their meal while camping.
While camping at Alta Lake State Park, you could also enjoy a 2 mile walk on the hiking trails. Apart from this there are a lot of water sports and activities which you could participate in like water skiing, swimming,
fishing, boating, bird watching, sail boarding and also have a round of golf. You could also enjoy a family
picnic here because there are shelters where you could do your cooking and tables to sit around.
Camano Island State Park in WA State is one more interesting camping ground. The natural features here are the
beach and a six thousand foot rocky shoreline which this 134 acre camping area covers. The scenic beauty is
also breath taking and the view of the mountains nearby is quite enthralling. You can also if you want harvest
a lot of shell fish here. Here again you can indulge in many activities like crabbing, clamming, sail boarding,fishing, diving, boating, and also biking, or hiking around the camp area. This is a camp ground where you can stay on for weeks and not get bored because there is so much to do.
Source by Abhishek Agarwal