Whether you enjoy camping out with a sleeping bag & tent
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.
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.