Washington State - what a beautiful location and every RV renter’s dream. Where else can you watch the sun peer over the horizon of a sparkling, white-capped sea and two hours later stand in the shadow of Mount Rainier, the highest peak in the Cascade Range and an active volcano? When you stay at Gig Harbor, this can be your unique experience.
Gig Harbor is a bay on the Puget Sound, as well as the name of a small, quaint town located near several state and city parks, only 20 miles from Tacoma, and only one hour away from Seattle. Gig Harbor gets its name from Captain Charles Wilkes, who during a heavy storm, sought shelter in the protective harbor. Later with the publication of Wilkes 1841 map of the Oregon Territory, he named this sheltered bay Gig Harbor. Commercial fishing, boat building, and logging commanded the local economy for years before the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was built and Gig Harbor became a suburb of Tacoma.
The Great Outdoors
There are many opportunities for the RV enthusiast in the many state and city parks in and around Gig Harbor. Kayaking, boating, fishing, and bird watching are are just a few of the most popular activities in this area. McCormick Forest, located in Gig Harbor, is 122 acres of natural beauty containing abundant wildlife along five miles of trails. Be sure to visit the Harbor History Museum to learn the history of the peninsula and Gig Harbor. You can also explore the water onboard a restored US Navy ship with Destiny Harbor Tours. A short 65 mile drive with your Gig Harbor camper rental and you will be in Olympic National Park, which contains five different life zone ecosystems, from the ocean to the mountains. It is a bird lover’s paradise, as over 300 different species of birds have been identified in the park. The area is also rich in different species of mammals, reptiles, and fish. Here you can book a day event tour where you visit multiple locations in Olympic National Park. Hurricane Ridge on top of the mountain offers the chance to see deer, mountain goats, marmots, and other wildlife. Next, you can visit Elwha River Valley where elk reside. Finally, visit the rainforest to see old growth trees and waterfalls. In one day, you get to experience mountains, river valleys and rainforests. What a Day!
Mount Rainier is located about 83 miles from Gig Harbor and stands 14,410 feet above sea level. Take your RV rental from Gig Harbor to this national park and enjoy a wide range of activities, such as bicycling, camping, climbing, and hiking. Really take the time and immerse yourself in the beautiful flora and fauna. Kopachuck State Park is located in the curve of Carr Inlet between Gig Harbor and Tacoma and offers a sunny beach, as well as shaded hiking trails. Cutts Island, a small clay butte, one-half mile from shore, can be reached by boaters and paddlers for a relaxing break in the stand of trees. When you rent an RV in Gig Harbor, you’re sure to get the best experience.
Whether you are looking for a long-term base or just passing through, Gig Harbor RV Resort is the perfect place to park your RV rental and take advantage of exploring Gig Harbor as well as enjoying the many day trip adventures that await you. At this RV park, you can enjoy full hookups, free wi-fi and cable, laundry facilities, and lots of fun to be had. They’re even conveniently located near lots of shopping centers and restaurants. There are also lots of other options for places to stay when you rent an RV in Pierce County. Try looking into Tacoma RV Park, Oaknoll RV Park, or Woodside Manor RV Park.
Exploring the City
Gig Harbor, situated on a quiet, historic peninsula, provides access to history, culture, dining and shopping. If visiting wineries is important to you, you’ll find excellent places to go. Downtown Gig Harbor also offers some of the finest dining experiences around, from fantastic burgers to enticing seafood. With over 30 shops, specialty stores, and restaurants, there is enough to satisfy the most ardent shopper - all in the quaint town Gig Harbor. If that isn’t enough, Tacoma and Seattle are only a couple of hours away and offer unlimited shopping and dining. For a change of pace, you can take a leisurely trip on a gondola with the only gondola operator in the state of Washington.
There is so much to discover in Gig Harbor, Washington and the surrounding areas. When you rent an RV here, you’ll be left with a lifetime of memories. So rent an RV and head to Gig Harbor to enjoy everything this area has to offer. Relax, soak in the atmosphere, and immerse yourself in the beauty surrounding you.