Campgrounds & RV Parks

With an abundance of nature just outside our doors, camping is among the most popular summer activities for families in Bellingham and Whatcom County.

Oostema Farmstead offers several campsites and 9 individual RV sites, all with fabulous views of sweeping farmlands and mountains. They also offer a tiny house, tiny cabin, and apartment rental. 

If you are looking for a quiet, rural location where you can park your RV with trees, grassy sites, individual fire pits, and breathtaking views, then Oostema Farmstead is the perfect place for you. 

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Enjoy the peace and serenity of camping without sacrificing on comfort! The Canopies at Evergreen Gardens offer a unique glamping experience in Ferndale, Washington. 

Choose from five spacious tents equipped with king or queen beds. Plus, there are clean bathrooms only 100 feet away. While you're there, stroll the location's manicured gardens or relax by the firepit. 

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Set on the seaward side of Chuckanut Mountain near Bellingham, Larrabee State Park is known for its postcard views of Samish Bay and the San Juan Islands. The park is also notable as it was Washington's first state park.

The park offers a unique opportunity to pitch a tent on famed Chuckanut Drive. Campers are also in reach of activities such as boating, paddling, fishing, shellfish harvesting, diving, and teeming tide pools. 

This park is perfect for quiet contemplation, a romantic date, or a playful family outing. 

Located in a blue cove between Bellingham and Blaine, WA, Birch Bay State Park is away from the hustle and bustle without being too far from urban ammenities.

Take a walk along the rock-strewn beach with dramatic views of the Canadian Gulf Islands and jagged North Cascades Mountains. Birders should head onto the Terrell Marsh interpretive trail to a rare saltwater and freshwater estuary teeming with birds and other creatures, including great blue herons. 

Silver Lake Park is located in the serene Mount Baker Foothills, accessible from the Mt. Baker Highway and Silver Lake Road.

A small rustic campground is located adjacent to cabins and hiking trails at the north end of the park.

Located in Point Roberts, on the southern tip of the Tsawwassen Peninsula, this 21 acre oceanfront park is one of the best places to view Orca whales from land.

Sit on a log and gaze out on the Strait of Georgia from the rocky beach. The park offers camping, beach access, picnic areas, playground, fishing, and wildlife viewing.

The best spot for camping on U.S. Forest Service land in Whatcom County is at beautiful Baker Lake. Take your pick of the following campgrounds:

From the Mt. Baker Sqnoqualmie National Forest Website: "Dispersed camping is the term used for camping in the National Forest OUTSIDE of a designated campground. Typically, it refers to roadside car camping, but also refers to backpacking in undeveloped sites. Dispersed camping means there are no services like trash removal, and amenities such as toilets, tables and fire pits, are not usually available.

It is your responsibility to plan ahead and learn the extra skills necessary for dispersed camping. Camping rules and regulations apply to make your experience safe, and to keep the natural resources scenic and unspoiled for other campers."

Learn more about dispersed camping in the forest here

Roughly two hours from Bellingham, North Cascades National Park offers jagged peaks crowned by more than 300 glaciers. Listen to cascading waters in forested valleys and witness some of the steepest mountains in the lower-48. 

The park offers numerous campsites along with plenty of epic backcountry camping destinations. 

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The North Cascades Learning Center offers a camp-like experience for those who like to be outdoors, but also enjoy the comforts of lodging. 

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