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Vidorcom
07-15-2012, 02:47 PM
Do any keystone owners have any recommendations on a good beach campground on Washington coast?

Festus2
07-15-2012, 03:24 PM
Vicorcom -
If you can be a bit more specific as to the area you are thinking about - southern, middle or northern sections ???? Would you be looking at State Parks as well as private CG's?? We've been up and down the WA and Oregon coasts several times and might have some suggestions for you to think about.

Vidorcom
07-15-2012, 04:57 PM
I'm looking anywhere that is beach front with hookups? I am a southern California boy that is used to camping right on beach.

rudythegreat
07-15-2012, 07:34 PM
Washington is a horrible place for beach side camping. This State would not allow private enterprise to put in camp grounds near the beachs, so the State puts them in. That means there are beach campgrounds (HaHa) but they are set so far back from the ocean it's stupid to call them beach side campgrounds. By the time you navigate threw the protective dunes and thousands of feet of Saw Grass, you will need 911 for yourself. I live here and if you find the place you are looking for, please e-mail me. THAT BEING said. My wife and I stay at Pacicific Beach State Campground in Pacific Beach WA. Electricity only We have a 318SAB and we can last 8 days before a refurbishment, which is right at the entrance to this little jewel on the coast. In the fall you can throw a rock into the tide water as it comes in. You have to call or go online 9 months in advance for your selected days. We are there 6 times a summer.

rhagfo
07-16-2012, 03:41 AM
Do any keystone owners have any recommendations on a good beach campground on Washington coast?

Washington is a horrible place for beach side camping. This State would not allow private enterprise to put in camp grounds near the beachs, so the State puts them in. That means there are beach campgrounds (HaHa) but they are set so far back from the ocean it's stupid to call them beach side campgrounds. By the time you navigate threw the protective dunes and thousands of feet of Saw Grass, you will need 911 for yourself. I live here and if you find the place you are looking for, please e-mail me. THAT BEING said. My wife and I stay at Pacicific Beach State Campground in Pacific Beach WA. Electricity only We have a 318SAB and we can last 8 days before a refurbishment, which is right at the entrance to this little jewel on the coast. In the fall you can throw a rock into the tide water as it comes in. You have to call or go online 9 months in advance for your selected days. We are there 6 times a summer.

Sorry, but Washington SP are a ways back from the beach.
Come on down to Oregon, Nahelam Bay, and Cape Lookout are on the Beach. Nahelam Bay is power and water only with a dump station, Cape Lookout has some full Hookups, and some Power/H2O hookups.

PS: Cape Disappointment is on the Beach, and just across the river from Fort Stevens SP (Oregon) 2nd largest in the US.

jsmith948
07-16-2012, 04:05 AM
Spent 6 days at Cape Disappointment this May. FHU & sites are reasonably level
Sites are set up in daisy wheels. Our site wasn't right on the beach, but I made it on a crutches and our young grandsons made the trek with no problem. Lots of driftwood and black sand beaches. Just remember you are in the Pacific Northwest when considering beach weather, wind, etc. Nice little store at the park entrance and it's only a few miles over the bridge to Astoria. IMHO, Wash & Or do a good job at their state campgrounds
Jack

rudythegreat
07-16-2012, 08:42 AM
Thank you from sour on WA. I'll look into those three Oregon Coast places myself.

azlee56
07-16-2012, 08:48 AM
lol, why on earth is it called cape disappointment? I'd think I would rename it.

Festus2
07-16-2012, 10:43 PM
There are a few private campgrounds around Ocean Shores and Ocean City that are close to the beach but as other posters have said, almost all of the WA State Parks located along the west and north coasts wouldn't lend themselves to "camping right on the beach". You have to walk a fair distance to get to the water from any that I have been to. They are, however, within walking distance but you really don't see much, if any, of the ocean from the campsites.
They are, by in large, well-maintained but not quite as nice as those found along Oregon's coast which are, IMO, hard to beat - but also hard to get into unless you have made reservations well in advance.

sagebel
07-17-2012, 04:07 PM
I'm not sure how far North you want to travel but there is a county park right on the Straight of Juan de Fuca. Salt Creek has sites over looking the Straight and access to the beach and tide pools. Water and Electric with a dump station. Only down fall (for some) is that it is a dry campground. No alcohol. The park is just West of Port Angles, WA.

NWTTrailer
07-17-2012, 04:46 PM
lol, why on earth is it called cape disappointment? I'd think I would rename it.

http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=115

http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/?selectedpark=cape%20disappointment

Real nice place to spend some time lots of things to do or just sit a listen to the waves

Vidorcom
07-18-2012, 06:19 PM
Thank you!