Moon West Coast RV Camping: The Complete Guide to More Than 2,300 RV Parks and Campgrounds in Washington, Oregon, and California

Moon West Coast RV Camping: The Complete Guide to More Than 2,300 RV Parks and Campgrounds in Washington, Oregon, and California

by Tom Stienstra

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Moon West Coast RV Camping: The Complete Guide to More Than 2,300 RV Parks and Campgrounds in Washington, Oregon, and California by Tom Stienstra

Park your RV anywhere from Mission Bay near San Diego to Orcas Island near the Canadian border, and immerse yourself in the wild spirit of the West Coast with Moon West Coast RV Camping. Inside you'll find:

  • A Campsite for Everyone: A variety of RV parks and campgrounds from scenic state parks to convenient roadside stopovers, including dog-friendly and wheelchair accessible options
  • Ratings and Essentials: All campsites are rated on a scenic scale and marked with amenities like restrooms, trailhead access, picnic areas, laundry, piped water, showers, and playgrounds
  • Recreation Highlights: Discover nearby waterfalls, beaches, historic sites, hot springs, wildlife, and more
  • Maps and Directions: Easy-to-use maps and detailed driving directions for each campground
  • Top RV Parks and Campgrounds: Lists like "Best for Families," "Best for Fishing," and "Best for Hiking" help you choose where to camp in Washington, Oregon, and California
  • Trusted Advice: Expert outdoorsman Tom Stienstra is always on the move, having traveled more than a million miles across Washington, Oregon, and California for the past 25 years
  • Tips and Tools: Essentials like equipment, recreation, first aid, and insect protection, as well as background on the climate, landscape, and history of the campsites
Whether you're a veteran or first-time RV camper, Moon's comprehensive coverage and practical advice will have you gearing up for your next adventure.

Sticking to one state? Try Moon California Camping or Moon Oregon Camping. Cruising down the PCH? Check out Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640498884
Publisher: Avalon Publishing
Publication date: 07/03/2018
Series: Moon Outdoors Travel Series
Pages: 1056
Sales rank: 775,578
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

For more than 30 years, Tom Stienstra's full-time job has been to capture and communicate the outdoor experience. He has hiked 25,000 miles, caught world-record fish, led dozens of expeditions, and is a certified pilot.

Tom is the nation's top-selling author of outdoors guidebooks. He is the outdoor writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and broadcasts a weekly radio show, Tom Stienstra's Outdoors Reports, on KCBS-San Francisco. His documentary on the Tuolumne River received an Emmy in 2017. Tom has been inducted into the California Outdoors Hall of Fame, has been named California Outdoor Writer of the Year five times, and received the President's Choice Award (Newspaper/Website) from the Outdoor Writer's Association of America three times.

You can contact Tom directly via the website www.tomstienstra.com. His guidebooks include: Moon California Camping, Moon California Hiking (with Ann Marie Brown), Moon California Fishing, Moon California Recreational Lakes & Rivers, Moon Northern California Cabins & Cottages, Moon Northern California Camping, Moon Northern California Hiking (with Ann Marie Brown), Moon Oregon Camping, Moon Pacific Northwest Camping, Moon Washington Camping, Moon West Coast RV Camping, California Wildlife, and Tom Stienstra's Bay Area Recreation.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book 8

Introduction Author's Note 12

Best RV Parks and Campgrounds

Best Scenic Campground

Best for Families

Best for Fishing

Best for Hiking 14

RV Camping Tips 17

Basic Maintenance 17

Safety on the Road 18

Food and Cooking 19

Sleeping 20

Recreation 20

First Aid and Insect Protection 23

Getting Along 24

Washington

Chapter 1 The Olympic Peninsula and Washington Coast 29

Chapter 2 Seattle and the Puget Sound 71

Chapter 3 The Northern Cascades 91

Chapter 4 Northeastern Washington 133

Chapter 5 The Columbia River Gorge and Mount Rainier 179

Chapter 6 Southeastern Washington 219

Oregon

Chapter 7 The Oregon Coast 239

Chapter 8 Portland and the Willamette Valley 285

Chapter 9 The Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood 295

Chapter 10 Northeastern Oregon 331

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