Dh and I love being close to nature and so summer is our time to go camping! Living in washington state we’ve plenty of options. There are lots of state parks and almost every park has campgrounds. If it’s late spring/early summer when chances of rain are quite high, we try to pick a campground where we try to get a yurt/cabin – anything with a built roof to shelter from heavy rains. This year we tried the yurts at Kanaskat Palmer State Park! It was pure bliss! When we checked-in, it was pouring and I can’t describe in words how beautiful it felt to be inside the yurt in the middle of the rain. The yurt has windows on all corners and a huge expanse of skylight! So you get the best of both worlds – you’re sheltered from the elements and yet feel right in the middle of them!
There was plenty of space for four adults. I would say it could fit 5 (friendly) adults. As you can see in the below photo, there’s a queen futon and a bunk bed with full-size lower bed and a twin upper bed. The restrooms are shared – just like you would in a tent.
Here’s a photo of a nearby river – the Green river. It was a (really) short hike from the campground.
All in all we had a lovely time and would highly recommend the park as well as the yurts! You do have to book them early in the season.
Address: 32101 Cumberland Kanasket Rd Se, Ravensdale, WA 98051 · (360) 886-0148
Website: Kanaskat Palmer State Park