FEDERAL WAY, WA – First time winter car camping and the big question, was it a mistake? So I left Seattle for my first time winter car camping trip with hopes and a little fear, because this would be my first time cold weather camping in my Subaru Crosstrek,
Now before you chime in, I grew up in Massachusetts, also lived in Wisconsin so I DO know what winters are really like and here in Seattle, they are not quite the same, nonetheless it is January, technically winter and it did get into the low 30s.
Because this was my first time out and about during the cold weather, I hit up a state park, just about 45-50 minutes south of Seattle in Federal Way, called “Dash Point State Park.”
One thing I’ve always said, when exploring some place new in a new rig or doing something for the first time, try and go someplace not too far away from home to check things out. Now that I’ve car camped in the winter and have my systems worked out, I can branch out a little further next time.
For this trip, I added a couple of new pieces to my gear list: Jessie Kidden Hiking Pants, a North Face Sleeping Bag and a Kimviento mini heater.
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Here’s the 411 on the trip:
- I stayed there 1 night and after taxes it worked out to be $28.00 per night
- I stayed in site #22… A decent site. It is sloped a bit and the parking is close to the inner loop road and not very deep.
- Cell service was terrible, barely one bar and I was not able to use my phone at all at my site. I have AT&T.
- The facilities: 114 standard campsites, 27 utility campsites, one dump station, four restrooms and six showers. Maximum site length is 40 feet (limited availability). There are no primitive sites at this park.
- I was easily able to book my reservation online at: https://www.parks.wa.gov/223/Reservations
According the website:
“Hidden in plain sight between Seattle and Tacoma, this park offers miles of forested hiking and biking trails, but its main draw is the beach. The shoreline narrows at high tide, bringing anglers out to its pier. Low tide turns the sand flats into a play destination for locals, families with children and hip skim boarders surfing the shallow water.”
A great park to camp, hike and explore at!
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