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Explore Seattle: Local Camping for All Levels

The flowers have bloomed, the lakes are crystal clear, and it’s time to enjoy the famous Seattle summer weather. Whether you’re just testing the camping waters or are a professional hiker, a quick weekend getaway is not only filled with astonishing health benefits, but it breaks you out of your workday grind.

Explore Seattle: Local Camping for All Levels
Put on your hiking boots: here are some amazing camping opportunities just outside of the city.

Activity Filled Day at Camp Long
Want to stay within city limits but experience rural wonder? Camp Long in West Seattle has 68 acres of stunning Pacific Northwest beauty paired with day hikes and activities for all ages. With 10 cabins you can rent out, take your entire office to a weekend retreat. This natural wonderland is equal parts beautiful and convenient.

Fishing at Lake Wenatchee State Park
If you want to try your hand at fishing, Lake Wenatchee State Park is a beautiful getaway from the city life. Catch your own fresh salmon, and cook it up on a bonfire at one of the 150+ campsites available.

Bonus: After feeling rejuvenated in nature, you can enjoy some schnitzel. Lake Wenatchee is in Leavenworth – a quaint, German-inspired town!

Picturesque Escape at Granite Falls
With picturesque views and walking trails suitable for all levels, this stunning spot is fit for a postcard. There are miles and miles of hiking trails, and though the main trails can get a little popular in the summer, there are many winding paths that give you a sense of peace and tranquility as you hear the water rush by.

Yurt Resort on San Juan Island
Getting away has never been so comfortable with these beautiful yurts that you can rent on San Juan Island. Take a ferry from Anacortes and enjoy amenities such as an en suite bathroom (Who wants to be “rustic” if we don’t have to be?) and afternoon barbecues with your fellow yurt guests.

Looking for yurt experiences on the mainland? Here’s a comprehensive list.

Regardless if you’re going glamping or roughing it, there are a wide variety of breathtaking places within an hour or two to enjoy this summer to its full potential. Share your Seattle area camping experience with us on social @prometheus_apartments.