Wildflower season may be drawing to a close in the Wenatchee valley, but it’s just getting ready to start near Mount Rainier. In fact, wildflowers can be seen here all the way through July. Can’t get enough of wildflowers and mountain peaks? Check out these five trails in the Mount Rainier area.
You don’t have to venture far from the car to be dazzled by the scenery if you start your hike at Reflection Lakes. There are two approaches to Refection Lakes; the longer approach is from Paradise on the Lakes Trail – the shorter approach is from the Reflection Lakes trailhead on the Stevens Canyon Highway. If the wildflower displays are not enough to make you heady, there’s the postcard view of Mount Rainier.
This luminous gem is not only a spectacular day hike; the [...]
As you plan your tour of state parks in Washington this summer, don’t forget to check out many of the great interpretive centers. Explore the history of the region – from the ice age floods at Dry Falls to the largest amateur built telescopes in the country at Goldendale Observatory. What history will you explore this summer?
Retrace the steps of the Corp of Discovery at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center at Cape Disappointment State Park. Set on a cliff high above the Pacific Ocean, the center features interactive exhibits, a short film, a gift shop and a glassed-in observation deck with sweeping views of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean.
Learn about the Ice Age floods at the Dry Falls Visitor Center at Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park. The [...]
All of us can agree, we would like to avoid wildfires. The smoke and the fires can ruin the fun of the summer months. However, many of us also love the beauty, cooking opportunity and heat campfires provide. With proper caution, campfires can be enjoyed safely. Do your part this summer to ensure you follow the rules of campfire safety, so we can all enjoy the great outdoors.
Do Your Research
Always check current fire regulations for the area. In drought conditions, campfires may be prohibited. In extreme drought conditions, even camp stoves could be forbidden, so you will need to plan accordingly. Obtain a campfire permit if needed.
Not only do you need to know the rules of the area, you need to know the rules of the specific camping site. Are campfires permitted? Or are [...]
The summer is peak season for fun and informative events at the Washington State Parks. Below are just a few of the events in June. Check back on the state park’s calendar of events often for updated information!
State Parks Discover Pass Free Day
June 1, 2019, All Day
To celebrate National Trails Day, today is a State Parks “free day” when a Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park. Please note, free days apply only to day use (not overnight stays or rented facilities). A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington state departments of Natural Resources and Fish & Wildlife on these days.
State Parks Discover Pass Free Day
June 8, 2019, All Day
To celebrate National Get Outdoors Day, today is a State Parks “free day” when a Discover Pass is not [...]
Travel trailers and fifth-wheels have a lot of similarities – both are towed and are means to outdoor adventure. However, there are several important distinctions between them. If you’re having trouble deciding between a fifth-wheel and a travel trailer, come see us at All Seasons RV. We can help guide you in the direction that is best for your lifestyle and travel dreams!
The hitch is one of the primary differences between a travel trailer and a fifth-wheel. A travel trailer attaches to the bumper of the towing vehicle, while the fifth-wheel connects to the bed of a truck with a jaw hitch. The jaw hitch leads to greater stability. In addition, a fifth-wheel trailer hitch is often easier for one person to manipulate on his own.
A fifth-wheel offers more square footage, and with that [...]
Have you started to make your summer travel plans yet? Make sure you check to make sure your destination isn’t facing any closures this summer.
Battle Ground Lake State Park is a forested camping park in the Cascade Mountain foothills; its proximity to Vancouver and Portland and its cool green lake make it a very popular escape from the bustle of city and suburbs.
The 275-acre park offers hiking, biking, horse trails and a primitive equestrian camping area. The spring-fed lake is attractive to swimmers and paddlers and is stocked with trout, making it a favorite of anglers.
Due to its popularity, Battle Ground Lake is getting some exciting new improvements! In addition to a renovated boat launch and dock, the lake will soon offer a separate, ADA-accessible fishing pier for added recreational opportunities.
Are there any Game of Thrones fans out there? Has anyone else fallen in love with the scenery on the show as well as the characters? The show may be coming to an end, but you can explore the Westeros in your very own state of Washington. You can find everything from the sandy beaches of the Dornish Peninsula to the fridgid wasteland of the Land of Always Winter. Why not bid farewell to the show by planning an RV trip around visiting the vast arrays of scenery found in the land of Westeros?
Dorne = Hanford Reach – North
Location: Central Washington — Tri-Cities Length: 7.0 miles, roundtrip Elevation Gain: 500 ft. Best Season: All year
Sandy dunes … in Washington? Yep, we got ’em! Just like Westeros, Washington is home to our own small slice of arid, sandy desert. This starkly [...]
Washington is a great state to explore, by land and by sea. Have you heard of the Cascadia Marine Trail System? The Cascadia Marine Trail is our Nation’s longest recreation water trail. The trail features many campsites along the way offered on a first-come, first-served basis. These sites are for the exclusive use of boaters arriving by human or wind-powered beachable watercraft. Recreational activities include camping, picnicking, non-motorized boating, and wildlife watching.
The Cascadia Marine Trail has a wide variety of wildlife whose Puget Sound home is the second largest estuary in the continental United States. Preservation of the shoreline is important because it supports life for salmon, bald eagles, orca whales and thousands of other creatures, including the 4 million humans living in the surrounding watershed area.
Click to download a map of the trail system and campsites and [...]