Camping the Olympic Peninsula

Camping our way around the Olympic Peninsula.  There are 17 State Campgrounds on the Olympic Peninsula (that I’ve found so far) – follow our progress as we camp our way through them all.

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April 1 – 2, 2017 – Twanoh State Park

Twanoh-State-Park-Map.mediumthumb.pdfTwanoh was our second camping trip in Washington State, and our third camping trip in the new trailer (which I bought in February 2017).  The campground is really close to the road…you actually cross the road to access the water; however, it didn’t seem too busy or noisy.

We camped near the front so we were closer to the water – I find water so peaceful and calming.   The setting is beautiful, filled with large mossy trees.

We hiked a little and came upon a couple pretty sites, but there is no spectacular end goal to the hike.

Overall it was a very enjoyable trip full of relaxing and bike riding and hiking and lots of fun!

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June 29-30, 2017 – Joemma Beach State Park

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Took a pre-camping camping trip to Joemma Beach State Park last Thursday…yes that is a thing (at least in my world).  We were headed to Langley, BC for the weekend, but since Joemma is so close, decided to spend the night there “on the way.”

It’s a nice little campground with 19 sites, and was very quiet.  We had a site with a view of the water and a short hop from the trail down to the dock and crescent shaped rocky beach.

I usually rely on Nic to back the trailer in, not because I can’t, but because it’s easier to let him do it.  Well this time, I was driving, so I backed into the site (only had to adjust once)!  The sites were nice, but simple. A great place to unplug and relax, but the beach and the view of the water is by far my favorite part.

September 15-17, 2017 – Penrose State Park

Penrose Point State Park Map1Another camping just for camping adventure was had this weekend.  This was an easy one to get to for us since it is only about 30 minutes from home.

It is a very nice campground with LOTS of trees.  With the onset of fall it felt a little dark in the campsites, but the cloud cover in general is going to take some getting used to.  In the summer months I am sure it feels deliciously cool in the densely shaded sites.

We stayed in site 37 which is in the middle of the campground.  It was easy to bike around the campground and to the 2 day use areas.  There are also a few easy hiking trails and lovely views of the water.  There was a fire ban in effect still, but we were able to make s’mores and enjoy a few drinks around the propane fire pit.

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