Camping at Twanoh State Park

Friday July 19th @ 3pm – Monday July 22nd @ 1pm


Twanoh beach
Note that the reservation cost is priced for the entire weekend. To reserve a spot, select from the dropdown above and click “Add To Cart,” then “Check Out” to pay.

Seattle Atheists is organizing its second annual group camping trip this summer! We’ll be staying at Twanoh State Park July 19th – 21st. The park is situated on the shoreline of Hood Canal and features one of the warmest saltwater beaches in Washington state. This is because Hood Canal is one of the warmest saltwater bodies in Puget Sound. The 182-acre marine, camping park has 3,167 feet of saltwater shoreline. The name of the park derives from the Native American Twana tribes, better known as the Skokomish, who made their home in the area.

The site can hold a maximum of 20 tent sites and 70 campers, so if you’re thinking about going, buy your passes early to guarantee your spot. If you RSVP through the MeetUp event page, you’ll be charged $20 per RSVP which covers the cost of a campsite plus one camper or four additional campers. Use the PayPal button above to add additional campers to your group.

Twanoh State Park

Where is it located?

Twanoh State Park
12190 E Highway 106
Union, Washington, 98592

How long can I stay?

Check-in time is 3 p.m. on Friday July 19th. Check-out time is 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 22nd. Join us for all three nights or part of the weekend.

What should I bring?

Tents, food, water, clothes for warm and cold weather — the usual gear. Here’s a great checklist of supplies and equipment to help with your packing. If you’re not too experienced with camping, fear not! Contact us if you have any questions. There will be at least one meal (probably Saturday night) where we eat a big potluck dinner together, so please bring food to share.

Comprehensive camping checklist from Love The Outdoors

What’s the capacity of the group campsite? What are its limitations?

The group campsite (like most group campsites) is designated as a “walk-in” site. This just means that you won’t be camping side-by-side with your car. We will be bringing a hand cart to help bring gear into the campsite.

Twanoh our site • Maximum occupants: 70
• Vehicle Parking: 10 (try to arrange carpools to save parking space and cut down on commute costs)
• Do I need a Discover Pass? No: “The Discover Pass is not required if you are camping or renting overnight accommodations.”
• Max RVs: 0
• ADA Accessible: No
• Picnic Tables: 5 • Showers: Coin-operated on-site
• Shared and individual fire pits
• Privacy: Excellent
• Water and vault toilets are on site. A full-service restroom is 100 yards away.

Available in the park: 
• Camping • Park store • Pay phone • Fire wood

Available in the area:
• Auto repair • Camping • Diesel • Fishing/hunting • Gasoline • Gifts • Golf • Groceries • Hardware • Hospital • Marine supplies • Overnight Accommodations • Pay phone • Postal service • Propane • Recreational equipment • White gas • Wood • Swimming

The park sells firewood and nature books. Most other services are available within a few miles of the park.

General Group & Day Use Notes:

Fires are permitted in designated areas only – do not leave them unattended. Gathering of firewood is not permitted. Bring your own fire wood (and some extra cash in case you need to buy more at the park).
Behavior: Park ranger has the authority to remove any or all members of the group whose behavior at any time is in conflict with any state law, becomes detrimental to the health and safety of the group or other users, or becomes so unruly as to affect reasonable enjoyment of the park by others.
Cleanup: User group is responsible for cleanup of area, failure to do so will result in cleanup fees as well as loss of any use of facility in the future. Contact park staff for inspection prior to departure.
Do not post signs or banners on any trees, post or signs in the park. Temporary signs may be used if they are free standing.
Alcohol: Keg alcohol and alcoholic punch bowls are not permitted.
Amplified devices: are not permitted.
Parking: Do not park vehicles on the lawn area.
Collection of fees:
 or donations is prohibited.
Advanced Media advertising: is not permitted.
Pets: must be on a leash at all times.
Misc: Water balloons, straw bales and egg tosses are not permitted.

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