NW Escapes Best RV Parks of 2014

best of 14Every year NW Escapes publishes their “Best Of” list for the year. Individuals cast their votes for the best of the northwest for everything from best street fair and kids camp to best luxury hotel and RV park. Over 43,000 votes were cast and the list is out with Fort Worden State Park topping the RV Park category. The NW Escapes website shares this information on Fort Worden, “Perched at the northern entrance to Puget Sound on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, Fort Worden State Park is revered as a legendary gathering place; a site of retreat, renewal and discovery. With a 360 degree panorama of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, the Fort’s 434 acres are bordered by pristine wetlands and miles of sandy beaches. Nearly a dozen learning-focused partner organizations call the Fort home, providing educational experiences for tens of thousands of citizens looking for a truly special experience.”


Campers at Fort Worden State Park may enjoy this scenic and historic fort at two delightful campgrounds with 80 campsites that may be reserved up to one year in advance. Both campgrounds have restrooms with showers. Maximum site length is 75-feet (limited availability).

Beach campground features 50 full-service (water, electric, and sewer) hookup sites tucked between the bluffs and the beaches of Point Wilson. The sites are level, spacious, and open. Most sites have an amazing view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Upper campground features 30 sites with water, electricity, and a sewer dump station nearby. The campsites are mostly forested, some with privacy. They are fairly level, and quite long. This campground offers easy access to miles of trails.

Campsites are popular and fill quickly year-round. Reservations are highly recommended.

Campgrounds convert to winter water after Thanksgiving until before Presidents’ Day Weekend (subject to weather). Insulated winter water sources are available in each campground during this time.


Rounding out the top five RV Parks are the following:

#2 Cannon Beach RV Resort – Cannon Beach, Oregon

Cannon Beach’s RV Resort is a full-service, full-hookup facility that can accommodate campers from pop-up trailers to RVs! Escape to the coast and stay in your home at the beach!


#3 The Waterfront at Potlatch – Shelton, Washington

The Waterfront at Potlatch, a Hood Canal Resort was completed in 2006 and offers a wide variety of top quality Lodgings including king studio suites, king and double queen junior suite rooms, one and two bedroom deluxe cabin vacation homes, and spacious Hood Canal RV park sites. All on 450 feet of no-bank waterfront. Amenities include cable TV, wireless internet access, and the only waterfront 50 AMP RV sites on Hood Canal.


#4 Swinomish Casino & Lodge – Anacortes, Washington

Swinomish Casino & Lodge’s spectacularly appointed guest rooms include suites, kings, and double queens- all capturing the breathtaking views of Padilla Bay, the Swinomish Channel, the San Juan Islands, Mount Baker, the Olympic Range, and the Coast Mountains of British Columbia.

Explore unparalleled casino action open 24hrs with the pinnacle of personal service. Enjoy non-stop gaming excitement and entertainment featuring over 800 of the latest slots, Black Jack, Craps, Roulette, Pai Gow, Poker, Keno, and Bingo.

Dining available at 13moons Restaurant, Two Salmon Cafe, 10 Sports Bar, or The Deli. Whether you’re craving an extravagant feast or have a hankering for a cheeseburger, you’re sure to find the perfect meal in one of our relaxed and comfortable settings.

Swinomish RV Park is located on Fidalgo Island overlooking the Swinomish Channel. With a views of Mount Baker, Cascade Mountains, and San Juan Islands our park features 35 full-service sites.


#5 Lakeshore RV Park – Chelan, Washington

We offer 165 full hook up sites for RV’s (water, electric, sewer & cable), which will accommodate up to a 40′ RV including 22 sites with 16 x16 tent pads for those campers who enjoy sleeping out under the stars. There are picnic tables, a dump station available and ADA accessible restrooms and showers. We also provide free internet access for our guests thru a wireless access point near the Main RV office.


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