For a relaxing weekend getaway near Seattle, look no further than Camano Island State Park! Though it's only an hour from Washington's largest city, this 244-acre camping park feels like a world away with its mellow ambience and puptacular views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and Mount Rainier. It also features 6,700 feet of rocky shoreline and beach, making it a pawfect destination for some R&R with the whole family, including canine members!
Camano Island State Park offers a wide range of recreational activities, from diving to wildlife viewing. Curious puppers will be pleased to know that there are 3 miles of hiking trails waiting to be explored. Whether you stroll along the shoreline or hike into the forest, you and Fido will surely have a snifftastic adventure! To learn about the flora of the area, don't miss the half-mile Al Emerson Nature Trail in the northeast portion of the site. Named after the park's first official ranger, this wooded loop includes interpretive displays and a bench for resting near the halfway point. During the summer months, you can find red huckleberry among the grand and Douglas fir.
Other activities that you can enjoy with your pupper are picnicking, boating, and camping. The park has 88 standard campsites that are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are also five cabins nestled in a diverse mature forest with a peek-a-boo view of Saratoga Passage. Only one unit is Fido-friendly, though, so be sure to book early! Pampered pooches are welcome in cabin number 44 for an additional pet fee per night. Each cabin comes with a pedestal grill, fire ring, picnic table, and 8-foot covered porch.
Wherever you go in the park, always keep your doggo on a leash and clean up after them. Don't forget to bring your own bags! Expect to have a furrific time with your four-legged pal at Camano Island State Park!