It may not be quite warm enough to be thinking outdoor fun, but if your Summer plans include camping, you might want to reserve your spots now.
Now, we’re lucky to live in a state with many beautiful campgrounds, and some of them don’t take reservations anyway, so if you can’t plan that far ahead, you’ll probably still be o.k.
But, if you’re hoping for prime real estate during a popular time, like say a holiday weekend at Sun Lakes, or a July day at Klaloch, you need to get hopping now. Here’s your quick link to online reservations at Washington State Parks and Tacoma Power Sites. Here’s the site for most National Parks.
If day trips are more your style, you’ll be good to know there is another free day coming up at Washington State Parks (no Discover WA pass needed) on March 30th. Keep in mind that you can now transfer your pass between two cars, which makes an already smart investment even better You can get more information about the Discover WA pass here. There will also be Five free days at National parks coming up April 22nd-26th for National Parks Week.
I also always recommend Joan Burton’s excellent book if you’re looking to start hiking with your kids. You can find it at most any library, but it’s definitely a worthwhile investment. The pic below will take you to Amazon if you want to check it out for yourself.
Got a favorite park or a tip for scoring a great spot? Let me know! When the weather gets warmer, I’ll have lots of posts about favorite hiking and camping destinations as well as some ideas for making the most of your time outdoors.
Disclosure: The Amazon link is my affiliate. The pic of Henry is on at trip to Sheep Lake. You Can camp there, but bring about fifty gallons of bug spray!