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.
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