Anyone have suggestions on a great CG/RV park to winter over in Puget Sound/Olympic Peninsula in Western WA? Would be about a 4 - 6 month stretch every winter, and would need to accomodate 36+ Class A and toad. Open to workcamping, etc. Looking @ the northwestern part of the state
Thanks for your recommendations!
WHY would you want to spend 4-6 months of the winter there? This is from a native Puget Sounder! I had a sailboat for 25 years and sailed that area and north extensively, but not in the winter!
Point Hudson RV park in Pt. Townsend is great, one of our favorite, but that is during the summer! Same with Anacortes! Yes, Sequim is in the rain shadow of the Olympics, but its not warm!!
Yes, you will be continually fighting dampness and mildew in your rig during the winter.
BTW, we spend our winters out of the grey clouds, drizzle damp cold down in the warm, sunny southwest now! We are still slowly working our way back to the "wet" side of the mountains from AZ. According to stories, the Puget Sound area suffers from a high degree of depression and suicides during the winter months! Also, our state motto "The Evergreen State" is that for a very good reason! It is green, but you need lots of rain for that to happen!
Too funny! Yes, I'm aware of the winter weather there - spent 28 years in W WA and managed not be be suicidal! So we know what we're getting into. Family calls, however, but the rest of the year will be in warmer, dryer climates with more family where winters are too cold to stay over! Guess it is kinda backwards, tho......
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Since you lived here for 28 years and are aware of what you're getting into by wintering in an RV for the winter, then you understand why we Western Washington born-and-bred retirees want to head south to AZ, CA desert, etc. for the winter. We have had a snootful of months on end of dripping gloom when we could not leave because of our jobs and careers. When we waited for the sun and cheery skies of July-Sept, at the end of which the rain returned, the days got shorter, and we steeled ourselves psychologically for 7-9 months more of the stuff...year after year...a lifetime for us "born-and-bred". I love this area, but I look forward to being able to go south during the "dark times" when the rest of the working stiffs have to stay home.
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