Camping suggestions - on the beach?

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  1. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    My wife and I will be dropping off the twin baby girls at grandma's in Seattle this weekend and then heading out with the boys for some camping.

    I'm thinking of heading west from Seattle - maybe bainbridge or vashon island. Don't want to do a long road trip, just something within 2 hrs of Seattle. We'd like to take the ferry.

    I'm leaning toward a beach where the boys can play and I can fly fish. I'll probably throw out some bait so the boys can catch some flounder or bullheads.

    We'll be car camping (tents).

    So what suggestions do you have that would fit my description:

    1) Less than 2hrs from seattle - preferably West
    2) Fishing options available
    3) Fun\safe place for the kids
    4) Decent camp sites for tents

    Your PMs are welcome :beer2:
     
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    Potlatch SP on Hood Canal. If the pinks are in you can catch 'em off the beach. Many beaches and estuaries within a short drive.
    JonB
     
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    Chad,
    How about Joemma, Penrose or Kopachuck state parks. All easy to get to with saltwater access. You can stop at Narrows View Park (Doc's Place) and check out the beach and the new bridge. No ferries involved.
    Have fun.
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    Chad - You might look at a map of Camano Island. I've been meaning to try out a camping park a friend told me about a couple years ago. It's on the water (a point I think) and within 2 hours drive. No ferry fees or lines so it sounds painless.
     
  7. Mike T

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    How about Ft Flagler over by Pt Townsend? There should be plenty of opportunities for SRC there. Another idea might be Dungeness by Sequim, great campground but I'm not sure of the fishing. Call Mike at PT Angler in Port Townsend he can give you some other ideas.
     
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    Thanks for all the great ideas guys. Looks like I have more choices than I imagined. Gotta love this state :)
     
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    anyone have any experience camping and\or fishing from the beaches along Blake Island???
     
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    I used to fish and camp on Blake Island in High School, but that was, ahem, a *few* years ago, before I really knew about FFing the Salt. However, I did do a fair amount of Bucktailing through that area. The NW corner of the island has a sand spit on it and used to hold a good amount of bait. I'm assuming you will have a floating device if you decide to camp there. Along the west side is fair for SRCs and Salmon. An artificial reef on the SE corner in deeper water has chance for bottomfish but it is maybe too deep for FFing? Good luck.
     
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    Thanks Gene. No, we'll be shore bound. Just taking a boat to and from only.
     
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    HOP THE FERRY TO CLINTON, DRIVE UP TO DECEPTION PASS STATE PARK. LOTS OF TRAILS THAT GO DOWN TO THE WATER.

    THERE IS MANY PARKS BETWEEN CLINTON AND THE PASS, SO IF THAT ONE WAS FULL, THERE ARE MANY NEAR BY.
     
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    Chad, I've kayaked out to Blake and camped. It can be very crowded with day-trippers but things settle down at night. Last time I was there (about 3 yrs ago), there are both beach sites and sites in the woods. The ones in the woods were closer to the potties as I recall. It's a great place to camp and the views are hard to beat. However, it's popular with groups like scouts so if you want to get some sleep, check out your neighbors before claiming your site if possible. Have a great time!
    Sue
     
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    A few pics from the trip... Might put up a few more later and a small report to go with them.
     

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