Dog-Friendly Camping in Washington: Top Three Favorites
Sometimes you just need to narrow it down! With literally dozens of dog-friendly campgrounds to choose from, but we thought it would be helpful if chose three special SPOTS in Washington State! It was hard to choose! Keep an eye out for updates and additions to this list!
This beautiful campground is located just an hour and 42 minutes from the Seattle Metro Area in the Mt. Baker/ Snoqualmie National Forest. This campground is dog-friendly and has a large stream rolling through it and several miles of hiking trails which makes a perfect location for a weekend get-a-way with your pup.
The largest state park in Washington, Cape Disappointment is anything but. Leashed dogs are allowed on the trails and in the campground. They are also allowed in the cabins and yurts (provided the human making the reservation pays the pet fee). The beaches of this awe-inspiring park are also open to leashed dogs, making this a great spot for beach time with your pup. Be careful, the reason for the name of the park is that the waves are very dangerous. Historically the cove was a “disappointment” because numerous ships couldn’t navigate the waves and many sunk in the attempt. Note: Pets are allowed in designated cabins/yurts. Reservations are necessary for yurts/cabins/and campsites. Note: Cape Disappointment State Park is also part of the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park located in both Washington State and Oregon.
Fun Tip: You and your pup may be able to find black
magnetic sand if you dig down a few inches!
This park is just a hop, skip, and a jump from Seattle. With a view of the Olympics across the Puget Sound this make our top three. With camping and hiking and beach access you and your leashed pup will have tons to do! Reservations are necessary if you are camping. Reservations are also necessary if you decide to stay inside the lodge. You will want to contact the park regarding lodging with your dog.
DON'T FORGET to BRING YOUR BAGS! All dog waste must be properly disposed of. Put all doggie waste in plastic bags and place in the proper waste container. Dog waste can attract wildlife, which can be dangerous. Please dispose of your pups' waste appropriately.
WARNING: Wildlife can be very dangerous to pups and their human companions. Wildlife may be attracted to your dog. We have black bear, wolves, coyotes, and foxes in Washington State. Often times we think of bears, wolves, and coyotes being the only animals to be cautious of. Please be aware that elk and deer have also been known to kick at and severely injure or even kill dogs.