Your Next Paddle Adventure

FavoritePaddleCampsites

Use this guide for paddle camping or destination inspiration! We chose four locations that we know are great spots to paddle to and spend the night. Whether you are a beginner or advanced paddler these locations should spark a summer adventure into your future!

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BLAKE ISLAND CAMPING

Location: Blake Island Marine State Park
Launch From: Fort Ward Park Boat Launch, Bainbridge
Distance: 3-4 miles
Amenities: restroom and water in summer, fire circles (the three Cascadia Marine Trail campsites on the west end of the island are for use by canoers and kayakers only)
Views: Olympic Mountains and Seattle skyline
Privacy: medium
Activities: hiking and biking trails, clamming, crabbing, fishing, horseshoe pits
Reservations: Campsites are first come, first serve
Cost: $12

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FAY BAINBRIDGE PARK CAMPING

Location: Northeast Corner, Bainbridge Island
Launch From: Fort Ward Park Boat Launch, Bainbridge
Distance: 10-15 miles
Amenities: table, fire ring, BBQ, playground, boardwalk (Cascadia Marine Trail campsite has room for 4-5 small tents)
Views: Puget Sound, Cascade Mountains, Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker
Privacy: some
Activities: beachcombing, picnicking
Reservations: Non-reservation sites
Cost: $7

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SPENCER SPIT STATE PARK CAMPING

Location: Northeast Corner, Lopez Island
Launch From: Friday Harbor, San Juan Island or Anacortes
Distance: varies
Amenities: two restrooms, welcome station (several Cascadia Marine Trail campsites)
Views: Strait of Juan de Fuca and Mt. Constitution
Privacy: moderate
Activities: clamming, crabbing, fishing, swimming, wildlife viewing
Reservations: online or by calling 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688)
Cost: $12

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BEN URE ISLAND CABIN

Location: Deception Pass State Park
Launch From: Cornet Bay Boat Launch, Whidbey Island
Distance: 5-10 minutes
Amenities: cabin has large deck, picnic table, fully furnished electric kitchen, queen sized futon bed (bring your own bedding), electric heat, lights, bathroom and outdoor shower
Views: Deception Pass, Puget Sound and Mt. Baker
Privacy: complete solitude (max two people)
Activities: hiking trail system
Reservations: online
Cost: $69-$91

 

Photos from:
//washington.goingtocamp.com/DeceptionPassStatePark/BenUreCabin(C1)?List
//parks.state.wa.us/476/Blake-Island
//biparks.org/fay-bainbridge-park-campground/
//parks.state.wa.us/687/Spencer-Spit

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