Friday, November 27, 2009

Almost too late for planning ahead

Forget black Friday sales, I was up at 6:45 this morning to reserve what I’m guessing must be the the most popular campsite in the state – and didn’t get it!  Booking started at 7AM and it was reserved 7:01. I guess I just didn’t hit send quite fast enough.

Washington State Parks allow you to reserve many of their sites exactly 9 months ahead, so if you book this week you can get (or try to get) popular sites for the end of August 2010.  (and last year I thought I was so on the ball by booking before Memorial Day). 

OK so I did get an adjacent site but it’s not as big or as private as the one I wanted.  Sayonara Southend Site 8 at Moran State Park on Orcas Island – maybe next year . 

Moran Site 8


  1. This past summer we were able to book a southend campsite at Moran over Labor Day at the last second, more or less. We had campsite #5 -- up the hill, away from the water. We *loved* the campsite because it was really set apart from the other sites, very private. Most of the sites down by the water looked beautiful but seemed very open.

    We want to go to Spencer Spit this summer. Do you have a campsite recomendation?

  2. Oh wow you're organised. But you're going to love Moran SP. When we were at Doe Bay we spent all the time swimming in the lake there. Let us know when you're going and we'll try and book Doe Bay for the same time...

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