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Camping Grounds Gig Harbor WA

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Gig Harbor Rv Resort
(253) 858-8138
9515 Burnham Dr Nw
Gig Harbor, WA
 
Cedars Rv Park
(253) 922-2185
8425 Pacific Hwy E. #10
Tacoma, WA
 
Seattle Tacoma Koa
(800) 562-1892
5801 S 212th St
Kent, WA
 
Silverking Resort
(360) 963-2950
261 Silver King Resort Rd
Clallam Bay, WA
 
Bay Center Koa
(360) 875-6344
128 Bay Center Rd
Bay Center, WA
 
Lake Trask Timber Trails Association
(360) 426-5600
1101 E Lake Trask Rd
Grapeview, WA
 
Willo Vista Mobile Estates
(253) 872-8264
22000 84th Ave South
Kent, WA
 
Chinook Trailer Park
(360) 777-8383
Po Box 82
Chinook, WA
 
Elk Meadows Rv Park
(509) 395-2400
78 Troutlake Creek Rd
Trout Lake, WA
 
Whispering Pines Rv Resort
(509) 738-2593
4510 River Rd
Kettle Falls, WA
 

Campsite Courtesy



"The highest compliment anybody can pay you occurs when he arrives at a campsite the day after you left it and wonders whether anyone's camped there recently," says Les. "Your objective should be to leave it much as it was when you got there, if not better."

According to Les, the first and foremost campsite rule is to leave no sign of human waste. He recommends using a shovel to dig a small hole, then using the shovel to properly cover any fecal matter and toilet tissue. It's disgusting to think about, but Les says he's seen more than one campsite ruined in this regard by discourteous campers.

When it comes to other kinds of refuse, he notes, "If you can pack it in, pack it out."Don't leave trash behind, even if it's not yours.

When pitching camp, Les says to make sure you're back a minimum of 200 feet from water and trails. "A water source is your prime requirement," he says of site selection. But, he adds, proximity to water often means boggy ground. To avoid damaging the area, look for a sandy or rocky strip of beach to use as water access.

Les also recommends that you check with jurisdiction authorities to determine current fire regulations. If your campsite has a pre-established fire pit, don't make a new one. If you're in an area that's never had a fire pit before, asbestos cloths made for such use helps protect the ground. When gathering fuel for your fire, use only dead and downed timber.

"We're really strong proponents of leave-no-trace camping,...

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