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Best Camping Spots in Washington

Whether you prefer authentic camping or luxury "glamping," our camping guide has you covered.

By Roddy Scheer, Kristen Russell and Brangien Davis July 1, 2011

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This article originally appeared in the July 2010 issue of Seattle magazine.

Roughing It
The Northwest offers plenty of ways to commune with nature, but nothing quite surpasses the getting-back-to-the-land feeling of hiking, sleeping and cooking outdoors—especially when s’mores await at the end of a day spent entirely free of walls.

Not-so-Roughing It
If sleeping on the ground—even on a pad in a warm sleeping bag and tent—is more than you can stomach, there are other, more civilized ways to spend the night in the great outdoors (just don’t tell your hard-core hiker pals). 

Vamping
A Eurovan is the ground-averse camper’s silver bullet. Arts & culture editor Brangien Davis’ vamping travel diary.

Going Rogue
For many of us, spending the night in a crowded car campground, even in a beautiful locale, feels like camping in a mall parking lot.

Occupational Hazards
Contributor, avid hiker and mother of two uncomplaining campers, Kristen Russell wants to be sure you know a thing or two about the nature—and perils—of camping in the Northwest before you pitch your tent

Camping With Children
Taking your wild things with you to the wilderness?
Camping with kids presents special problems, so we asked a family-camping veteran—ParentMap’s managing editor, Kristen Russell—for some answers.

Recipe for Delicious Campfire Dessert: Easy Salted Caramel S’mores
A tower of decadent s’mores

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