Do you love the outdoors but aren’t so keen on sleeping on the ground? Cabins and yurts
are your ticket to a more civilized camping experience. Comfortable
furnishings, electricity and heat make the perfect marriage of camping
and modern accommodations.
These circular, domed tents
with extra-heavy and durable canvas are spacious and cozy inside. They
even come with an interior skylight for stargazing from your bed. Roll
up the exterior panels for nearly floor to ceiling, screened windows
that keep your yurt bright and cheery. You’ll find yurts in several
state parks, such as Kanaskat-Palmer State Park in the Green River Gorge.
Our cozy, wooden cabins have
windows, hardwood floors, covered porches and furnishings and can
accommodate two, four or even six people. Better yet, a few deluxe
cabins, such as those at Cama Beach State Park, even have small bathrooms and kitchens. We’re excited to announce that coming this spring, Lincoln Rock State Park
will have eight new deluxe cabins—in addition to the four existing—in a
brand new camp loop. These new cabins will accommodate up to five
people and will have kitchenettes and a bathroom with a shower. Truly
deluxe!! You’ll be able to reserve one of the new cabins beginning in
early March 2016. These cabins are available seasonally May 15 through
Summer spots in cabins and yurts fill up quickly! To help you secure your dream destination, here are a few tips:
What’s the best way to secure a spot?
Make your reservation early. Cabins and yurts are popular, so it’s best to make your camping reservation as soon as possible. Keep in mind that there’s often a better chance of openings mid-week and in the shoulder seasons, May and September-October. To reserve cabins at Camano Island and Cama Beach state parks, you’ll need to contact the parks directly at 360-387-1550.
2. How soon can I make a reservation?
Pick an arrival date, then count nine months backwards. That’s the earliest you can secure your destination.
3. I’m having trouble finding a spot – help?
While they can’t make your reservation for you, the State Parks
Information Center Team can help. Tell them the time of year you’d like
to plan your vacation and they’ll work with you to locate an available
cabin or yurt. The Information Center is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. by calling (360) 902-8844.
4. Are weekdays a good time for vacations?
Absolutely! Summer weekends are the busiest times for state parks, so
planning your vacation during the middle of the week may mean fewer
crowds—and more cabin and yurt options.
5. What else do I need to know?
You’ll need to bring your own bedding and towels.
Don’t want to wait for summer to stay in a cabin or yurt? The
off-season is a great time to try out many of these accommodations.
Cabins and yurts have heaters to keep you cozy and are watertight for a
dry overnight adventure. They’re like your home away from home in
Washington’s great outdoors. Plus, some cabins and yurts have even more
affordable rates during the winter. Check to see what’s available!
Need accommodations for your camping companion? Some Washington state parks have pet-friendly cabins and yurts. Here’s a list of cabins and yurts where you can bring your four-legged family member: