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With an abundance of nature just outside our doors, camping is among the most popular summer activities for families in Bellingham and Whatcom County.
The region is home to two beautiful Washington State Parks near the water:
- Larrabee State Park to the south of Bellingham on Chuckanut Drive
- Birch Bay State Park to the north of Bellingham.
- Silver Lake Park located in the Mount Baker Foothills, accessible from the Mt. Baker Highway and Silver Lake Road.
- Read Todd’s Insider Blog – Boating, Fishing, Picnicking and Camping at Silver Lake Park.
- Lighthouse Marine Park at Point Roberts
National Forest land occupies much of the eastern side of Whatcom County and is maintained by the U.S. Forest Service. Camping is available at numerous campgrounds at Baker Lake, including:
- Horseshoe Cove Campground
- Read Hilary’s Insider Blog – Family Camping Fun at Baker Lake.
- Boulder Creek Campground
- Panorama Point Campground
- Park Creek Campground
- Shannon Creek Campground
Backcountry camping is also accessible in the Mount Baker – Snoqualmie National Forest.
The North Cascades Learning Center
The North Cascades Learning Center also offers a camp-like experience for those who like to be outdoors, but also enjoy the comforts of lodging. Read Todd’s Insider Blog – Roughing It at North Cascades Environmental Learning Center.
Camping/RV Parks Resources
Backcountry Essentials is an outdoor specialty shop. We cater to the outdoor community, specifically: skiers, hikers, climbers, campers, and people who enjoy the culture of the Northwest and Bellingham. We love to test gear, recognize everyone was a beginner at some point, and welcome all levels of interest in the outdoors. Our aim is to make your days off that much better, so you can go back to saving the world in whatever ways you choose.
Relax on our beautiful, peaceful farm nestled in Whatcom County, a perfect location to unwind, recharge, and do nothing but enjoy nature. You will want to stroll around and take full advantage of the surrounding beauty. Kick back and enjoy everything this quiet location has to offer. All the RV and tent sites are in our backyard / garden area, are grassy and enjoy their own fire pit. Offering full hook ups to Tent sites.
Whatcom County’s home store for the outdoors! Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will help you find what you need, no matter what you are looking for. We are your source for hunting, fishing, boating and more. Come visit us today.
Located eight miles north of Bellingham, Hidden Village RV Park & Campground is a rural park with grassy pull thru sites, shaded spots, heated pool, camping cabins & tent sites. Our pull-thrus feature 50 amp service, cable TV, and Free WIFI.
Featuring a variety of cedar-lined sites that can accommodate any size rig, from the small pop up to “big rig”. Tent sites are also available. Heated pool, playground, general store, beer and wine store, recreation rooms and library, as well as activities such as badminton, volleyball and horseshoes.
High Camp at Willowbrook Manor offers a glamour-camping (Glamping) experience steeped with elegance and charm. You will luxuriate in a British Safari-like atmosphere that guests say is “absolutely magical”. It is the perfect romantic getaway for two!