OLYMPIA – Sept. 9, 2020 – This year, Washington State Parks will extend reservations at select parks around the state later into fall than usual. This extension is in response to a higher-than-normal demand for camping due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Campers will be able to make a reservation and stay at a state park through Nov. 1.
For many parks, the camping season normally ends Sept. 30, and State Parks stops accepting reservations for the season on Sept. 15. The extension is for the 2020 season only.
Extended camping and reservations include the following state parks:
- Bay View — campsites and all cabins
- Beacon Rock — campsites
- Belfair — campsites and cabins
- Birch Bay — campsites
- Camano Island — campsites and cabins
- Cape Disappointment — campsites
- Illahee — campsites
- Lake Sylvia — campsites
- Larrabee — campsites
- Manchester — campsites
- Millersylvania — camping extended to year-round
- Moran — campsites currently open at 50% capacity
- Penrose Point — campsites
- Potlatch — campsites
- Rainbow Falls — campsites
- Rasar — campsites and cabins
- Scenic Beach — campsites
- Sequim Bay — campsites
- Spencer Spit — campsites currently open at 50% capacity
- Twanoh — campsites
- Twin Harbors — campsites
More details about each park are located here.
State Parks advises campers to plan ahead and make reservations, rather than show up at a park and hope for a vacancy. This ensures campers will have a site or a cabin when they reach their destination. Reserving a cabin or a campsite online or by phone also reduces direct interactions with staff, minimizing the risk of spreading the coronavirus.
To make a reservation, visit washington.goingtocamp.com/, or call 888-CAMPOUT 888-226-7688.
News media contacts:
Anna Gill, Communications Director 360 623-0956
Laura Holmes, Operations Support Manager 360 902-8669
About Washington State Parks
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.
News release number: 20-046