There is no better way to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life than by heading into the woods with your tent and hiking boots. Snohomish County boasts some of the best family-friendly tent camping right at your doorstep. So, brush up on your ghost stories, pack the marshmallows, and head off on your next weekend adventure.
Flowing Lake County Park and Campground
17900 48th St. SE, Snohomish
If you are looking for a campground with a wide variety of activities for the family, Flowing Lake Campground is a wonderful option. Flowing Lake is tucked in the three lakes region of Snohomish. Flowing Lake, along with Storm Lake and Panther Lake, offers scenic beauty perfect for paddleboarding, kayaking, or fishing. If you are willing to pack up your gear, all three can be visited during your camping stay. If your camping crew prefers to hunker down closer to your site, there is an easy nature trail nearby as well as a beachfront area that the kids will love.
The waterfront portion of the campground includes a sandy beach area perfect for a cooling swim, picnic tables, a shelter, and a beach volleyball court. The kids will go crazy for the playground, complete with a tire swing and epic treehouse. If your summer feels jam-packed with adventures, wait until fall and enjoy one of the four heated cabins nestled in the woods nearby the beach. This cozy camping approach will have you return for more adventures next summer.
Lake Roesiger Park
1608 S Lake Roesiger Rd., Snohomish
If you plan to invite your whole crew, Lake Roesiger Park has lovely camping right across from the beach. Although this campground is group camping only, it allows for privacy for your entire group in lushly forested sites. A short walk across the street will lead you to Lake Roesiger Park, which boasts a beautiful beach perfect for swimming, paddle boarding, or picnicking.
Easy hiking trails on the beach side of the park will work well for even the littlest ones. The sandy beach offers hours of sandcastle-building fun. After a day at the beach, simply walk back across the street, light the campfire, and relax amongst the giant firs surrounding the cozy campsites.
Kayak Point Regional County Park
15711 Marine Dr., Stanwood
Kayak Point Regional County Park is a seaside gem for camping enthusiasts. Not only does this campground offer private campsites with views of Puget Sound, but it also boasts a yurt village for those who want to jump right in without the prep of setting up your site. Ten yurts are tucked together to form a neighborhood cluster perfect for a troop or family gathering.
A short walk to the beach offers campers opportunities to crab, fish, swim, or beach comb. Several shelters and picnic tables can be used for picnicking. The colorful playground structure will keep the kids entertained for hours while families enjoy the banks of Port Susan. Whether you prefer a tent, RV, or yurt camping, you will not be disappointed in Kayak Point.
Wenberg County Park
15430 E Lake Goodwin Rd., Stanwood
Located on the banks of Lake Goodwin, Wenberg County Park is perfect for campers who want to soak in the tranquility of lake life. Campsites are private, and the walk to the beach is short and shaded. The beach, located next to the boat launch, has a fantastic swimming area with a large pier for fishing. Pack your kayak or paddleboard as the calm waters of Lake Goodwin are a paddler’s dream.
Before you settle in around the campfire, be sure to check out the Killoqua-Creek Trail. The Killoqua-Creek Trail is a short nature hike that winds around the neighboring forest. This trail was designed and constructed by disadvantaged youth through the Trails to Success Program, which teaches skills that help youth navigate a successful and healthy future. The Killoqua-Creek Trail is peaceful and easily traversed by hikers of all skill levels. It is a perfect way to end your day.
Snohomish County’s beautiful landscapes and diverse terrain make it a perfect place to pitch a tent and get away from it all. From cozy camps nestled in the forest to sites with views of Puget Sound, Snohomish County has a campsite to make every camper a happy camper. Grab your friends and family and head out on your next outdoor adventure. Make forever memories your whole crew will enjoy this summer.