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HighOnAdventure.com   February 1, 2013

  Moran State Park  
  Kids make joyous jumps into the water from the Cascade Lake Lagoon Bridge during warm summer months.  
Lake Chelan State Park   Lake Chelan State Park

A family sets up camp next to the water at Lake Chelan State Park. Families gravitate to Lake Chelan’s shores, especially in the warmer months.

Visitors share a private moment on one of the many docks at Lake Chelan State Park

Adventure camping made easy, simple and most of all fun.

"Camping Washington" in this newly published second edition by Steve Giordano, brings savvy updates, and fresh photos to a Falcon Press classic on campgrounds in Washington state that has been the go-to guide for anyone looking for a camping adventure in Washington state since 2000.

Giordano shares priceless personal and historical informative details about the Washington camping scene with the gentle, wry humor and straight-forward experience of an author who has been there, done that and is willing and eager to share his secrets. This guide is especially valuable for little-known campground jewels. Take for instance:

Panorama Point 16 miles north of Concrete on Baker Lake This national forest campground sits on a lovely point on the western shore of Baker Lake. The fishing is very good, with kokanee salmon, Dolly Varden trout, and cutthroat trout among the possibilities. The views of Mount Baker are outstanding, and the campground is neat and pleasant. For a minimal fee you can make reservations by contacting the National Recreation Reservation Service at www.recreation.gov or (877) 444-6777.

Moran State Park   Moran State Park
South End Campground campsites on Cascade Lake in Moran State Park are popular with families, who return year after year for warm reunions, evening fire circles, and lots of fond memories. One of Moran State Park’s most sought after campsites, is #17, at the South End Campground on the shores of Cascade Lake. Who would want to ever leave?

Giordano also covers the major tourist-attraction sites and shares some interesting and little-known facts:

Moran State Park In 1920 Robert Moran, a shipbuilder and former mayor of Seattle, donated 2,600 acres on Orcas Island to the state for use as a park. Moran State Park has since grown to more than 5,000 acres, and it now includes 5 lakes, 30 miles of foot trails, and 300 acres of old-growth forest…Among Moran's greatest attractions are the views from Mount Constitution (2,409 feet).

If you're even thinking of going camping in Washington state, you need this book. Steve Giordano, veteran travel writer, journalist, broadcaster, newspaper and magazine columnist, shares this second edition of his legendary "Camping Washington" guide with added maps, GPS co-ordinates and swell new images. This adventure guide gives you the inside info to the very best places to camp, play and enjoy the great outdoors that is Washington state.

Bridgeport State Park
This trailer at Bridgeport State Park has two spare bedrooms
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