The Kanaskat-Palmer State Park is not too far from Seattle and is full of whitewater rafting and canoeing on the Green River Gorge. While only experts test their skills on the level three and four whitewater, there is plenty for you to do with your pooch at this state park. The park offers several miles of trails to trek, picnic shelters, and tables to enjoy a meal outdoors, fire pits, wildlife watching, freshwater fishing with a license, and camping.
You can reserve one of the 25 campsites; 19 sites have a partial hookup with electricity and are set up for tent camping, while the other six are yurts. Some campsites can accommodate RVs up to 50 feet. The prices for the campsites range from $12-$45 per night. Also on the campgrounds are ADA accessible bathrooms and showers, and one dump station.
Your pup can enjoy ruffin' it with you and your friends as long as your doggy stays on a leash. You should never leave your four-legged friend unattended and always make sure you carry plastic poop bags wherever you are so that you can pick up after him. When you're camping, make sure both you and your pooch follow quiet hours, which are 10 PM to 6:30 AM.
Unfortunately, visitors have reported train tracks are nearby and a fire station, so there might be some noise throughout the night. If you're hungry and want a change of scenery, you can eat lunch at one of the 49 picnic tables at the park. You could also hike on one of their wooded trails for a change of pace.
To enter Kanaskat-Palmer State Park, you must have a Discover Pass or purchase a day pass. An annual Discover Pass costs $30 and gives you access to 100 state parks, 700 water access points, and 350 campsites, to name a few. If you are caught without the Discover Pass, the fine is $99. You can purchase these passes online.