Early October camping
Last year around this time, we covered the joy of fall backpacking as well as the joy of Larch marching. These are great activities we look forward to every year! However, it’s important to not overlook the joys of fall car camping.
The joys of fall car camping abound: no bugs, rarely do you need reservations (or to plan ahead), beautiful fall color and long campfire evenings. The weather can be unpredictable and wetter and colder, so it’s important to check the weather where you are thinking of going and bring more warmer clothes than you would in the summer.
The east side of the mountains will often (not always!) have drier and warmers days but also much colder nights.
October camping at Lake Wenatchee state park
Washington State parks are great for camping this time of year, they usually have plenty of room, and often have hot showers and heated hand dryers for unexpectedly chilly times! Some of our favorites this time of year include Lake Wenatchee State park (Leavenworth), Larrabee State park (Bellingham), Pearrygin Lake State Park (Winthrop), and Cape Disappointment State Park (mouth of the Columbia River). Bundle up, bring that warm sleeping bag and woolly hat, and have fun!