Best Pet-Friendly Camping Spots In Seattle

July 15, 2016 5:00 AM

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In the early 1960s American writer John Steinbeck went on a road trip with his pet dog Charley, which he later recounted in his book “Travels with Charley.” Almost two decades later in his book “A Walk Across America,” traveler and writer Peter Jenkins recounted hiking across America, which he shared much of with his loyal dog Cooper. Like those and other great travelers, it’s quite possible that you’ll want to bring along a loyal dog, cat or other animal when visiting the Emerald City, and you will be needing to find a pet-friendly camping site. So whether you’re planning a simple short trip to the Pacific Northwest or are even traveling throughout the United States and beyond, here are some of the best camping sites at and near Seattle that are pet-friendly.
Trailer Inns Of Bellevue, LLC
15531 SE 37th St
Bellevue, WA, US
(425) 747-9181
www.trailerinnsrv.com

While many people prefer to camp out in a tent (or even build their own shelter), there are some who prefer a trailer or RV. Trailer Inns of Bellevue is a great pet-friendly RV park nearby the Seattle area. In addition to the many nearby Seattle attractions, there are many fun things to do at this RV park, including utilizing their pool, hot tubs, game room and clubhouse. Reservations can be made online.

Lake Pleasant RV Park
24025 Bothell Way SE
Bothell, WA, US
(425) 487-1785
www.goodsamcamping.com

Lake Pleasant is another great pet-friendly RV park located in nearby Bothell. The amenities for Lake Pleasant include fishing and nature trails. While walking with your dog, the two of you can enjoy bird-watching together. In addition to being able to park one’s RV, you can also park your boat.

Blue Sky RV Park
9002 302nd Ave SE
Issaquah, WA, US
(425) 222-7910
blueskypreston.com

This family-owned RV park includes many amenities, such as a clubhouse, showers, restrooms and coin-operated laundry. Nearby there are many activities and attractions available, such as golf courses, kayaking, rafting and even the Snoqualmie Casino. And of course, there are many hiking and walking trails that you and your dog can walk upon. Reservations can be made online.

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Blake Island Marine State Park
P.O. Box 42650
Seattle, Washington 98504
(360) 731-8330
parks.state.wa.us/476/Blake-Island

This is probably one of the most scenic and majestic looking parks on this list. With five miles of beaches to walk along, this marine park includes views of both the Seattle skyline and the Olympic Mountains. In addition to the camping and scenic views, there are also opportunities for boating and picnicking. And while you’re walking your dog, you might see some seals, porpoises and otters basking on the beach.

Leavenworth / Pine Village KOA
11401 Riverbend Dr
Leavenworth, WA, US 98826
(509) 548-7709
koa.com/campgrounds/leavenworth/

Leavenworth is known both within the state of Washington and throughout the world not only for its German-inspired architecture and theme, but also for its many outdoor activities, including camping. One of the best places to camp in Leavenworth is the Leavenworth/Pine Village KOA. This campground includes among other activities: a swimming pool, bike rentals, a snack bar and tour shuttles. Dogs are welcome, as long as they are on leashes.