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Whether you enjoy camping out with a sleeping bag & tent or prefer the luxury of a trailer or RV, there are a number of campgrounds throughout northwestern Washington for you to choose from.  

Camping in Bellingham city limits is limited to local private RV parks however nearby there are other options. One of the most popular Bellingham Camping Area is the Larrabee State park off of Chuckanut drive to the south of Bellingham. Lake Whatcom is a Bellingham area freshwater lake only a few minutes from downtown Bellingham. It is an excellent place to relax a few days or even the whole summer. Perfect for swimming, water-skiing, wildlife watching etc.  

North of Bellingham is Birch Bay State Park located on the shores of Puget Sound with sweeping views of the Sound and Vancouver island in the distance. The Campground features 3 loops with powered and non-powered campsites, a day use area and a long sweeping beach area perfect for catching some sun or kite flying. The beach is rocky with pebbles rather than sand.

The Birch Bay State park is home to the annual Polar Bear Plunge which has become a local tradition for over 31 years. The event has grown from just a few locals to hundreds of participants, some of which who have come from all over the world to hop in the chilly waters of Birch Bay. The Following campgrounds are our picks for Bellingham Camping Areas. 


Wildwood Resort - RV - Campground                      EAST
Location: East of Bellingham on Lake Whatcom
990 Lake Whatcom Blvd.
Sedro Woolley, Wa 98284
Reservations: 360-595-2311 -
  Fax: 360-595-2678 (Wildwood Campground  Featured in Photo Above)


Wildwood may no longer be open to the general public due to improvments and private cabins being constructed.

Photo Wildwood Resort Lake Whatcom WashingtonWildwood Resort - "Currently Undergoing Renovations And Conversion" Sorry No More Camping Here

Lake Whatcom is a 12 mile long fresh water lake due east of Bellingham with the northern most part of the lake actually within the Bellingham city limits.     

Wildwood Resort enjoys an ideal setting at the south end of beautiful Lake Whatcom with the look and feel of a summer camp you may have visited as a child. This restful and idealic lakeside resort is very family friendly and a great choice for those that enjoy water-skiing, swimming, or canoeing.  

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Larrabee Washington State Park  - Chuckanut  Bellingham WA- Campground           SOUTH
Location: South of Bellingham off Chuckanut Drive.

Lerrabee State Park features over 8,000 feet of saltwater shoreline along Puget Sound and 2,683 acres to explore and enjoy. The Larrabee State Park was first established in 1915 whent he Larrabee family donated 20 acres of land to the state with the intent that be made into a park and in 1923 the new park was officially named and established. 

 The campground sites don't offer much privacy compared to some other State Park Campgrounds like Portions of Birch Bay, Ft. Ebey or Deception Pass but its location and large selection of hiking trails make it a favorite for hiking enthusiasts.

Hours:   Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.
             Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.
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        Lynden KOA campground                                  NORTH OF BELLINGHAM WA

Lynden KOA - Lynden Washington

Photo Family In Tent Camping Lynden WaLocated on the north side of city of Lynden Washington. The Lynden KOA campground has become a haven for Canadian RVers as well as locals. The sweeping views of area mountains including Mt. Baker and manicured surroundings with fishing and duck ponds give the park a festive and special feel. This is one of those Love It or Hate It kinds of places.

This is a very popular destination so reservations are a must. During the high season the park can only be described as bustling with an almost frenzied energy with hundreds of children riding bikes and playing and their parents gathered in large circles of lawn chairs and camping chairs enjoying a laugh--usually with a beer in hand.

This is a place to socialize and meet your neighbors. If that isn't your thing you might want to pass it up because privacy is non-existent. However, the people you see there appear to be having the time of their lives and they keep coming back year after year.

Lynden / Bellingham KOA
8717 Line Road
Lynden, WA 98264

In Fax: (360)354-7050formation: (360) 354-4772

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