• Camping Recommendations (On/near a Lake)

  • All about camping, maybe some fishing thrown in for good measure...
All about camping, maybe some fishing thrown in for good measure...
 #208295  by superman71
 Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:29 pm
I'm looking to go camping with my family (wife and two kids) and my in laws who are pulling a RV.

Any recommendations? I'm looking for a spot that drivable from Spokane and not more then four hours from Seattle area...
 #208299  by FishingFool
 Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:34 pm
Banks State Park
Potholes State Park
Bridgeport State Park

I've been to all 3 of those places. I would rank Banks the best overall. Has better bathrooms, better hiking trail, cleaner water(lake) and overall, less mosquitoes.

Potholes does have much better camp sites IMO. As in, shady and not full of geese/deer crap. There seem to be a wider range of birds at Potholes, if that's your thing. Oh, both Potholes and Banks has a huge playground for kids. This giant jungle gym thingy.
 #208315  by ncwflounderer
 Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:34 am
Lake Chelan (good luck getting a spot) Lake Roosevelt has many campgrounds on it. Bridgeport state park is nice. Jameson lake is arid, but a choice. My favorite is Lake Curlew, but may be too far from Seattle for you. The state park is great, with nice facilities.
 #215386  by Buhba
 Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:09 am
Sprague Lake...It's right on I90 and there are two different, privately owned, RV/camp areas on opposite sides of the lake. Both have full facilities and boat launches. Bring ear plugs because it is also right on the BNSF tracks and the trains sound their horns at the crossings and there is about two trains an hour.
 #226945  by cobrar543
 Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:53 pm
Finally got my wife to get a tent and were going camping!! But the places we want to go have to have a boat launching spot. What are your favorites??
 #226952  by rseas
 Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:15 pm
We're headed to Sunbanks Lake Resort for the holiday weekend. Will be able to keep the boat in the water right at the campsite.
 #226957  by Let's_Go_Fishing!
 Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:38 am
Hi Cobra. I'd definitely recommend Baker lake. There's a resort and several boat launches. They even allow boat camping. The scenery is spectacular. We're heading up there when the general season opens =D> (((((Fish On)))))
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cobrar543 wrote:Finally got my wife to get a tent and were going camping!! But the places we want to go have to have a boat launching spot. What are your favorites??