Birch Bay State Park

Birch Bay State Park is located on the southern part of Birch Bay. The community of Birch Bay is small, welcoming, and definitely a great little get-away spot. The state park easy to find with accessible beach access. There are many options for a day-use activities with many picnic tables along the beach, two shelters, a basketball court, and miles of hiking trails. The camping … Continue reading Birch Bay State Park

Spencer Spit State Park

Located on Lopez Island, Spencer Spit State Park is a great option for those that want to car camp on the San Juan Islands. There are many drive up tent sites, some walk-in beach sites for those arriving on the Cascadia Marine Trail. The campsites are wooded with plenty of shade. This is a popular campground, so make sure you reserve the campsite in advance. … Continue reading Spencer Spit State Park

Lake Chelan State Park

Most of Washington’s state parks are pretty great. The parks are located in some of the most beautiful areas in Washington. If I were to rate the parks on a scale of 1-10, Lake Chelan would most definitely be a 10. You can get a campsite on a gorgeous lake, and park your boat on a nearby dock. What else can you ask for? Okay, okay. Maybe … Continue reading Lake Chelan State Park

Exploring northern Lake Chelan

Ever since my first visit to Stehekin (the town on the north end of Lake Chelan), I’ve been wanting to explore the remote campsites along the lake. Luckily, I have family members who own boats, and said family members sometimes take us out on their boats. Back in May, we took a quick weekend trip over to Chelan. One day, we explored the entire lake by … Continue reading Exploring northern Lake Chelan

Fort Stevens State Park

While staying in Seaside for a week, we visited Fort Stevens State Park. When I was little, I used to camp there every other summer. It’s probably been at least 15 years since I last went, and I couldn’t really remember what it was like. We first drove to the beach to check out Peter Iredale, the shipwreck. It ran ashore in 1906 during a … Continue reading Fort Stevens State Park

Alta Lake State Park

Back in June, we took a camping trip to Alta Lake State Park.  This was my first time at Alta Lake, and what a little gem it is. It’s in a great location (about 30 minutes from Chelan), and it’s really pretty. The campground was also really nice. There were a lot of trees which provided a lot of shade throughout the day.  We were … Continue reading Alta Lake State Park

Stehekin, Washington

Stehekin is a remote community on the top of Lake Chelan. It is only accessible by boat, plane, or by hiking over Cascade Pass. There are 22 miles of roads around Stehekin, but there is no road that leads to the area. Most of the visitors get to the town by taking the Lady of the Lake ferry-boat. It’s about a 3 hour journey from the … Continue reading Stehekin, Washington

Exploring Camano Island

A few weekends ago we had a family event taking place on a  Sunday morning. We decided to rent a room on airbnb somewhere near Mount Vernon. I found a room on Camano Island, and we drove up Saturday morning. It was cloudy, cool weekend but luckily there wasn’t to much rain. After checking into our room, we went into Stanwood for some Thai Food. Then … Continue reading Exploring Camano Island