Same-day camping reservations now available at 26 Washington state parks 


The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission on Thursday its same-day reservation pilot program has expanded to 26 parks across the state.  

Additionally, the commission has implemented a new flexible dates feature in its reservations system. Rather than searching for exact dates, visitors can now choose the flexible booking dates option and see when different sites are available. The new feature lets campers with flexibility find a site, especially during peak season, at busier parks. 

Same-day reservations allow visitors to secure campsites before heading to a park instead of loading up and heading out, not knowing if an empty site will be available when they arrive. It also allows Washington State Parks to better fill empty sites when there are last-minute cancellations, according to a news release.  

Visitors can make same-day camping reservations until 4 p.m. Same-day reservations are made just like regular reservations. Book astay online or by calling 1-888-CAMPOUT or 1-888- 226-7688.  

Same-day camping reservations are available at the following parks: 

  • Alta Lake
  • Belfair
  • Birch Bay
  • Bridgeport
  • Cape Disappointment
  • Conconully
  • Curlew Lake
  • Deception Pass
  • Fort Casey
  • Fort Worden
  • Lake Chelan
  • Lake Easton
  • Lake Sylvia
  • Lewis and Clark Trail
  • Lincoln Rock
  • Millersylvania
  • Moran
  • Ocean City
  • Pacific Beach
  • Pearrygin Lake
  • Riverside Bowl and Pitcher
  • Sequim Bay
  • Schafer
  • Twanoh
  • Twenty-Five Mile Creek
  • Wenatchee Confluence 

To use the flexible dates feature, visit the reservations website and choose "flexible dates.” Once the flexible dates button is selected, choose a time period up to four months in advance, the park and add the group size and equipment. Hit search and check out the dates and sites available at your park of choice. Visitors can also add filters to accommodate specific needs.