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Camping extended through Nov. 1 at many Washington state parks

Pick a park, reserve a site -- and pack up!

Good news: Camping is extended!

Camping sure has been popular this year, as one of the safer and close-to-home options for a summer getaway.

In response, Washington State Parks will extend reservations at select parks around the state later into fall than usual: through Nov. 1 instead of the usual Sept. 30 end to camping season.

Campers are asked to make reservations, not just show up.

That can be done online or by calling 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688).

However, and this is a big “however,” with the current high fire danger, please check all rules, regulations and possible closures before heading out.

And if you’re planning to journey a little farther: In the past, Oregon State Parks used to have reservations nine months in advance, but since reopening after the COVID-19 lockdown has only allowed reservations 30 days in advance. Here’s where to go to reserve a site in Oregon.

Happy camping!


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Julie Hanson

Julie Hanson is the website editor for Seattle's Child. She is a longtime journalist, South King County resident and mom to a 12-year-old girl.