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Bay View State Park sits on the shores of Padilla Bay, which branches off the waterways that lead to the nearby Pacific Ocean. The state park is situated in a rural region, in the far northwest corner of the state of Washington. A small town that share's the park's name is just outside the park's borders. The nearest town of real size, Burlington, is less than 10 miles to the east. The Seattle metro area is around 70 miles to the south, while the Canadian border is less than 50 miles to the north.

The ecosystems found in the state park include forestland, as well as marshy wetlands and beaches, being that it sits right on the water. The bay makes numerous, water-based activities available, while activities such as birdwatching, hiking, camping and picnicking are also enjoyed here.

Getting Outdoors

Renting an RV at Bay View State Park will give you the chance to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities. Trails for hiking and biking are available at the park. Many of these snake through the nearby woodlands, some offer views of the expansive bay, below. A portion of the lengthy Pacific Northwest Trail travels through an area of the state park.

This park's location on the bay means it can offer several unique activities that many other parks don't have available. Various types of shellfish and seaweed can be harvested from the beaches in-season. Permits are required, and all local ordinances must be followed. Various wind-based activities, including windsurfing, kiteboards, wind and sand surfing, and hang-gliding can be enjoyed along the beach.

The nearby beach is also a prime area to explore, especially after a storm. You never know what items may wash onshore. The Bay also provides the opportunity to enjoy numerous water sports, including paddle sports, boating, and fishing. Various wildlife, as well as unique sea life, are commonly seen in these areas as well.

Camping at Bay View State Park

This park primarily caters to campers who want to rent cabins. However, there are several locations nearby that make camping with an RV easy.

There are a number of parks available in the local region. The Burlington/Anacortes KOA is in Burlington. The campground is open year-round and has a pool that is available the middle of March through the end of October. It offers full-hookup sites, is pet-friendly, and provides WiFi, and a mini-golf course. La Connor RV resort is also open year-round. This site is near the coast, in LaConnor, Washington. It also features all the amenities you could ask for in a modern campground.

Swinomish RV Park is in nearby Anacortes, around five miles from the park. This site features full-hookups and it offers easy access to a nearby activities, such as a local casino. As it provides easy access to a whole host of fun activities, RV camping near Bay View State Park, is commonplace, so services should be easily accessed.

Exploring the Area

When you book an RV in Skagit County, you will find it will provide you easy access to varying attractions available around the local region. There are several Interpretive Centers located throughout the region. These offer educational programs and exhibits that teach people about the wildlife that is commonly found in the local area. Some of the exhibits highlight the sea life found in the nearby bays and estuaries. State park RV camping will let you explore these unique sites that the local area has to offer.

Numerous tours are available through local vendors. Most are water based, and include boat and kayak tours to view nearby islands and lighthouses; go whale watching and spot other sea life; deep sea fishing and bay cruises. There are also a number of museums that highlight the history of the local area and its fishing culture. Some feature the works of local artists as well.

There are plenty of grocery stores available in the nearby towns. Several gas stations are available locally as well. Any of these make for easy stops when you find your supplies running low. There are plenty of locally-owned restaurants found throughout the nearby area, several of which specialize in dishes based on the fishing culture of the region.

If you're interested in learning about the seafaring culture of the Pacific Northwest, consider camping at Bay View State Park. Activities are available here that you won't find in much of the rest of the country. Hike through a temperate rainforest, look for shells on a nearby beach or try your hand at deep-sea fishing. Camp in an RV near Bay View State Park and enjoy exploring this coastal area.

RV Rentals in Bay View State Park, WA

Bay View State Park, WA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Bay View State Park. Outdoorsy's Bay View State Park RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Bay View State Park, WA

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Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
Padilla Bay Trail Bay View State Park, WA
Tommy Thompson Trail Anacortes, WA
Erie Mountain Via Whistle Lake Trail Anacortes, WA
Whistle Lake Trail Anacortes, WA
Skagit Tulip Fields Mount Vernon, WA
Guemes Mountain Anacortes, WA
Sugarloaf Mountain Trail Anacortes, WA
Cranberry Lake Anacortes, WA
Oyster Dome Trail Larrabee State Park, WA
Pass Lake Loop Trail to Ginnet Trail Loop Deception Pass State Park, WA

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
Burlington / Anacortes KOA Skagit County, WA
Concrete / Grandy Creek KOA Skagit County, WA
Jefferson County Fairgrounds Campground Jefferson County, WA
Lynden / Bellingham KOA Whatcom County, WA
Lakeside RV Park Snohomish County, WA
Olympic Peninsula / Port Angeles KOA Clallam County, WA
Lake Pleasant RV Park King County, WA
Log Cabin Resort Clallam County, WA
Seattle / Tacoma KOA King County, WA
Enumclaw Expo Center RV Campground King County, WA

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