The picturesque city of Lake Stevens is located on the northeastern side of a lake with the same name. Founded in 1886, Lake Stevens is part of the Snohomish County in northwest Washington. Originally a small settlement, Lake Stevens grew and developed along with the railway which opened in 1905 and connected the town with Hartford. In 1960 Lake Stevens was incorporated into a city. Despite its development over the 20th century the city still retains its community charm and stunning natural beauty. It’s not just the lake’s boating activities and “Worlds Larges Mill” which draw visitors to Lake Stevens either. There are also several nearby waterways to paddle on, beaches to enjoy, and state parks to hike.
When you book an RV in Snohomish County, you’ll even have front door access to Mount Pilchuck State Park and the Snohomish County Centennial Trail. Lake Stevens is located just off the WA-9, within a twenty-minute drive of both Everett, to the east, and Marysville, to the northwest. It’s also well connected to other cities in Washington via to WA-2 and the I-5.
The Great Outdoors
You don’t need to travel far in your Lake Stevens camper rental to get out in the great outdoors. Just outside of the town center is Lundeen Park, a nine-acre family friendly park with a variety of sporting facilities. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely afternoon swimming from the park's beach and picnicking or take advantage of the park’s basketball courts. Nearby is North Lake Swimming Beach, a 5-acre waterfront park with views to the Cascade Mountains, and North Cove Park which hosts the Aquafest each July. During this annual festival, a range of water activities take place as well as live performances and classic car displays.
After picking up your travel trailer rental in Lake Stevens you can drive to Mount Pilchuck State Park. The park is known for its breathtaking panoramas and alpine peaks. To get the best view visitors can take the trail from the US Forestry Service into the 1,903-acre day-use area, gaining a total of 2,300 feet over just 3 miles. Along the way, hikers can enjoy views of Mount Rainer, the North Cascades, and the Olympic Range as well as Puget Sound. Successful hikers can rest after the tough climb at the summit which sits at an altitude of 5,324 feet above sea level.
Cyclists might like to leave their Lake Stevens RV Rentals by owner in an RV park while they peddle the Snohomish County Centennial Trail. The 30-mile route is built upon the old Burlington-Northern railroad. It begins in Snohomish and runs until the border of Skagit County, passing through Arlington, Machias, and Lake Stevens. The Snohomish Centennial Trail is also suitable for walking and horseback riding.
There are many places where you can park your RV rental near Lake Stevens. Just south of town is the Snohomish Mobile Home and RV Park in Snohomish. Full hookup sites are available along with cable TV, restrooms, and laundry facilities. It’s conveniently located next to the WA-9. You can walk to stores, and cafes as well as Blackmans Lake.
For a more remote camping area, try the Flowing Lake County Park at Leckie’s Beach. There are RV sites on the banks of the Three Lakes, near Lake Stevens. The pet-friendly site offers electric and water hookups as well as washroom facilities, picnic areas, and access to lakeside hiking and biking trails.
Exploring the City
When you’re ready to return your Lake Stevens RV rental you can take a day to discover the highlights of the town itself. The small city offers a good selection of places to grab a bite to eat. If you want to understand the history of Lake Stevens then your first stop should be at the Lake Stevens Historical Museum, downtown next to the library. The museum tells the story of the city's development by displaying collections of historical documents and photographs. Inside visitors can watch recorded interviews with resident families. Next to the museum is The Grimm House, an accurate restoration of a 1920’s mill home.
For some exercise and fun head to the Lake Stevens Disc Golf Course. The challenging course offers 19 holes in a wooded area with some slight elevations. For more sporting facilities, visit Lake Stevens Community Park which has a number of ball fields for basketball, volleyball, and football. The park regularly hosts special activities such as running events, fairs, and carnivals. There is something for everyone with your RV rental in Lake Stevens, Washington.
Lake Stevens, WA is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
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