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Discovery Park is located in the northwest corner of the Seattle metro area. The park sits on the inner, Elliot, and Shishole Bays, that branch off of Puget Sound, which eventually leads to the Pacific Ocean. Other larger towns in the local area include Bellevue, which is less than 15 miles to the east, and Tacoma, which is around 40 miles to the south.

This is a beautiful area of Seattle to visit. Discovery Park offers a quieter, more secluded and natural setting in a very scenic part of town. In addition, you are just on the outskirts of a large city and can enjoy all the cultural activities and eclectic restaurants, shops and museums available there.

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Getting Outdoors

Renting an RV near Discovery Park will make it easy to enjoy the varying array of recreational activities available here. There are a number of trails that traverse the park grounds. They snake through the forest and wetland areas that are found within the park boundaries. Some of these meander along the rocky and sandy beach that is found alongshore. The trails vary in their length, though many of them connect so you can form your own loops. These are great options for birdwatching, and to view the other wildlife that calls this area home.

There are a number of parks in and around the nearby area. These include Golden Gardens and Kerry Park. Some sit on the shores of the sound while others offer an expansive view of downtown. Enjoy an eclectic display of exotic wildlife at the Woodland Park Zoo. Some of these animals are not native to North America. Educational programs, regarding the various species, are offered here, as well.

There are many interesting outdoor activities to enjoy near Discovery Park. At the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, watch large ships navigate the waterways between the inner canal and the larger sound and their varying water levels. View The Lake Washington Ship Canal Fish Ladder, which is found at the locks. This allows the migrating salmon to make their way around the obstruction.

Camping at Discovery Park

There aren't any options for camping with an RV at Discovery Park. There are quite a number of RV parks and campgrounds found throughout the local region that should be able to accommodate your needs.

Lake Pleasant RV Park is found in a quieter, more natural setting, a little way north of the city. It offers campsites with full hookups, cable, WiFi, and it welcomes pets. There are also bathrooms, showers, and a laundry room available for guests.

The Seattle/Tacoma KOA is situated on the south side of the city. It is open throughout the year and offers cable, WiFi and pool access for guests, in addition to bathrooms and showers. Due to its urban location, and as there is such a wide variety of things to do in the area, many people enjoy RV camping near Discovery Park, so you should have no trouble locating any services you may need.

Exploring the Area

When you book an RV in King County, you will find yourself surrounded by a whole slew of unique places to visit. There is a visitor's center at the park that highlights its history, as well as the ecosystems and animals found here. Some educational programs are also available. There are even guided hikes at various times, such as during the full-moon or to view tide pools at low tide. There are also several historical sites to see throughout the park. These include a historic cemetery and some buildings leftover from the time this area was a fort. RV camping near a city park, like this, puts all the nearby attractions right at your fingertips.

Westpoint Lighthouse is another popular place to visit. The lighthouse sits on the far, western edge of the park boundaries, right on the shores of the bay. There is a parking area near the light, but it fills quickly. Most people will need to park in the lot farther away and take the short walking trail to the point. Picturesque views of the surrounding sound are available from here, as well.

There are a number of museums found in the local area. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center showcases the various projects the foundation has helped with in the past, and those it is currently involved in. The National Nordic Museum and the Daybreak Star Cultural Center highlight the history and culture of the Nordic and American Indian people who were some of the first to settle in the local area.

When you've been looking for a really unique place to visit, that offers both natural, outdoor opportunities and big-city excitement, consider camping near Discovery Park. Go for a hike on the local trails, watch large ships traverse the local waterways, or visit any of the unique attractions found in the local area. Camp in an RV near Seattle and enjoy your time in the Pacific Northwest!

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