In Washington, great places to camp are nearly endless. But it’s summertime, which means you’re going to want to make the most of every weekend. This article gives you some of the best camping spots in Washington to add to your shortlist, so that every night out this summer can be totally epic.
Sahale Glacier Camp – North Cascades National Park
This just might be one of the best camping spots anywhere. The camp is situated atop 3 piles of glacial rubble at the toe of Sahale Glacier. Stone rings protect you from the wind. Goats often come for a visit. And the views! An ocean of jagged summits spread out before you… oh, and the toilet has the best view in the state.
Isolation Lake – Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness
Hiking up Aasgard Pass with a big pack is no picnic, but once you get up, Isolation Lake is there, waiting. This is a land of rocks and ice. The serrated peaks cut the sky, and the crystal-pure, icy-cold lakes beckon. The images of this visit will stay imprinted in your brain.
Lakeview Ridge, Pasayten Wilderness
This is one of the highest points along the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington, located just south of the Canadian border. The hike in is sublime; from the trailhead at Slate Peak, you will meander up Rock Pass and shoot through Woody Pass onto the Ridge. Covered with wildflowers and affording views in every direction, you’ll have a hard time leaving.
Point of the Arches, Olympic National Park
Camping on the beach is always awesome: the ocean breeze, the sound of the birds, the feel of the sand in between your toes, a fire at night. Point of the Arches has it all: surreal sea stacks jutting out of the Pacific, tide pools filled with critters and unbelievable sunsets.
Snow Grass Flats, Goat Rocks Wilderness
If you want to have it all, this is the place to come camp. Endless meadows carpeted with wildflowers, views of both Mount Rainier and Mount Adams, great camping spots and… what else is there? From the Snow Grass Flats trailhead hike up, up, up – the higher you camp, the better the views. Don’t miss a visit to the Knife’s Edge, it’s close by.