There are a variety of public and private campsites available in the Seattle region from October 2-4 for reservation. Among the options are state parks (Dash Point, Kitsap Memorial, and others) and a selection of private campsites with notably high reviews or recommendations and potentially desirable features (such as being located on or near family farms). The available campsites are ordered according to proximity to Seattle.
1. Hollyhock Farm Forest Retreat
- Hollyhock Farm Forest Retreat is a single site private campground built next to a forest near Snoqualmie river. It has 100 percent positive recommendation from six reviews.
- It is available for reservation for $35 a night.
- Hollyhock Farm Forest Retreat is 18 miles from Klondike Gold Rush park, which is located in Seattle.
2. Anderson’s Bambooland
- Anderson’s Bambooland is a 122 acre flower and bamboo farm with three campsites. It has 100 percent positive recommendations from 80 customers.
- Bambooland has available reservations for $75 a night (though the campsite may be different from night to night).
- Bambooland is 25 miles from Klondike Gold Rush in Seattle.
3. Dash Point State Park
- Dash Point is located on the Puget Sound; it offers 398-acres with 3,301 feet of saltwater shoreline.
- In its B grouping, Dash Point has three available campsites.
- Dash Point is located 27.8 miles from Seattle.
4. Kitsap Memorial Park
- Kitsap Memorial Park is a 58-acre camping park located along the coast. It offers 1,797 feet of saltwater shoreline.
- In its Main camping area, Kitsap has one available campsite (19).
- Kitsap is within 28 miles of Seattle.
5. Tranquil Acres
- Tranquil Acres is a 4-5 acre campsite featured on Hipcamp.com with a 98 percent recommendation rating from 91 people.
- Tranquil Acres has availability from October 2-4 at a total cost of $100.
- There are four total sites, each of which allow up to six guests. Three of the sites are available to book.
- It is located within 10 miles of Kitsap Memorial park, which is located less than 28 miles from Seattle.
6. Evergreen Rooster Yard
- The Evergreen Rooster Yard consists of two sequestered campsites on an open rooster yard. The roosters are free range in the daytime and can be “good entertainment.” It has 100 percent positive recommendations from 13 reviews.
- The cost is $30 a day with $10 in fees through Hipcamp.
- The Evergreen Rooster Yard is within 8 miles of Kitsap Memorial Park, which it itself less than 28 miles from Seattle.
7. The Overlook
- The Overlook is a single campsite located at Camp Forever Young. It is located in a clearing by the edge of the woods next to a pond on a 20-acre homestead. It has 100 percent positive recommendations from 4 reviews.
- The Overlook is available for booking on the requested dates. It costs $50 per night.
- The Overlook is located less than 6 miles from Kitsap, which is within 28 miles of Seattle.
8. Upper Lone Creek
- Upper Lone Creek consists of three campsites on Whidbey Island. It has 100 percent positive recommendations from nine reviews.
- All three sites are available for the requested dates at a rate of $20 a night.
- South Whidbey State Park is 44.3 miles from Seattle; Upper Lone Creek is 6 miles from the park.
9. Fern Gully
- Fern Gully is a campsite located near a 15 acre farm run by a family with three children. It has 95 percent positive reviews from 118 people.
- Four of Fern Gully’s five sites are available at $53 a night.
- Fern Gully is 2 miles from South Whidbey Island State Park, which is 44.3 miles from Seattle.
10. Sequim Bay State Park
- Sequim Bay is a 92-acre state camping ground that includes nearly a mile of coastline.
- For the Lower Loop, Sequim Bay has three sites available for reservation.
- For the Upper Loop, Sequim Bay has 17 sites available to be reserved.
- Sequim Bay State Park is 61.7 miles outside of Seattle.
11. Belfair State Park
- Belfair State Park is a state camping ground at the southern portion of Hood Canal. It features 3,720 feet of saltwater shoreline.
- In its Main Loop, Belfair has 12 sites available for reservation.
- Belfair State Park is 71.1 miles outside of Seattle.
12. Bay View State Park
- Bay View is a 25-acre state camping ground featuring 1,285 feet of saltwater shoreline along Padilla Bay.
- In its Main Campground, Bay View has one camp site available (51).
- Bay View State Park is located 72.8 miles from Seattle.
13. Alternative options
- Fay Bainbridge campground has reopened and has available sites, but reservations cannot be made within 10 days of arrival. There is availability for October 9-11 at various tent sites, including tent site 27, 28, and 29.
With the request specified to only include sites with reservations available, the research team expanded the search slightly beyond 50 miles to better include available state parks. Additional campsites were gathered from a reputable camping website (Hipcamp) to include private campsites that are compliant with COVID-19 safety measures.