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3 Top Seattle Camping Spots Even You Do Not Have Camping Equipment

Looking for some nearby top Seattle camping places for quick fun and adventure?

Fear not, Lost Campers staff has picked out three great top Seattle camping spots to help you plan your next camping getaway.  Lost Campers has just opened a brand new budget campervan rental depot right outside of Seattle, Washington! Washington State is home to a breathtaking array of scenery, and with so much to see it can be a little difficult to figure out where to start.  Buckle up in one of our campervans and get ready for a fabulous vacation in one of America’s most beautiful States.

Top Seattle Camping Spot #1: Lake Serene & Bridal Veil Falls: Just 1 Hour from Seattle

There are plenty of great spots only a few hours away from Seattle, but if you’re looking for a spot to crash real fast you’ll definitely want to check out Lake Serene. It’s just over an hour drive from Seattle, and well worth it! Camping is allowed as long as you are at least 1/4th mile away from the lake. After you’ve gotten some shut eye hike the trail to the lake to spend some quality time out in nature. Lake Serene is also home to Bridal Veil Falls, though getting to the waterfall is another half mile hike in steep terrain. Be sure to bring your state park pass to get access to this location!

 

Top Seattle Camping Spot #2: The North Cascades Have Much to Offer!

Less than three hours away from Seattle is the North Cascades National Park. This is a must see for anyone traveling in Washington! The Cascade mountain range offers plenty to do, all while being surrounded in lush green scenery. Over winter, the mountains do get snowy and some road closures can happen. If you’re planning a winter trip be sure to pack warm! With plenty of trails to hike, you’ll never run out of things to do. There are several different campgrounds available inside the park. Be sure to check out their site for more details on what’s available!

 

 

Top Seattle Camping Spot #3: Olympic National Park will Take Your Breath Away!

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Olympic National Park, photo courtesy of NPS

Last but certainly not least, only a little over two hours away from Seattle is the gorgeous Olympic National Park. Whether you want to spend time on the shoreline or up in the mountains, this Seattle camping spot has it all. The park is also home to many unique species of plants and animals that are under conservation efforts, so be sure to abide by hiking rules and stay on the trails while you’re out and about! Olympic NP is super popular over summer, so be sure to plan ahead if you’d like to pay a visit to this amazing place during your trip. With a Lost Campers campervan, you can take advantage of just about any campground available!

 

Our Seattle depot is booking up fast, but of course you can pick up a van from any of our locations and head up north to spend some time in Washington’s lush green forests. Be sure to get your free quote today and a chance to win a campervan rental! Seattle Camping is incredibly popular, you don’t want to miss out.

2018 Camping Music Festivals in the West | Lost Campers Campervan Rentals for Music Festivals

 2018 Camping Music Festivals 

Your 2018 camping music festivals can be found right here! Yes folks, the daffodils are peaking out of the earth and spring is in the air. Music Festival planning is upon us and we here at Lost Campers are pumped up to get you on the road for an epic music festival experience.  The following is the Camping Music Festivals schedule for the western U.S.A. to make your planning easy street. This post will be regularly updated as we move into summer, so keep chomping at the bit for more camping music festivals updates!

I mentioned these three major festivals in a previous blog post as well, but they are some big ones and definitely deserve extra attention. Go go gadget campervans!

2018 Camping Music Festivals – Spring

April 2018

Country Thunder – Arizona

Get your boots on and cowboy up! Head south to the desert for some country music fun. Florence, AZ is a 7 hour drive from our Los Angeles location. Joshua Tree National Park is a great place to camp along the way.

Image result for country thunder 2018When: April 5-8

Where: Florence, AZ

Camping available: Yes!

Website: http://arizona.countrythunder.com

Digital Banner Source: www.countrythunder.com

Coachella – California

This is one of the biggest music and art festivals in the U.S. and this year is going to be epic. Coachella Valley is only 3 hours drive from our Los Angeles depot , 9 hours drive from our San Francisco depot and 10 hours from our Salt Lake City Depot. There are loads of great places to camp along the way from any of these locations. Why not make a week or two of your trip? Our LA depot is already nearly booked out so we recommend acting quickly if you would like to travel from LA!

2016 Camping Music Festivals

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When: Two Weekends April 13-15 and April 20-22

Where: Coachella Valley, CA

Camping available: Yes!

Website: https://www.coachella.com/

 

 

May 2018

Bottle Rock – California

Amazing live music in wine country, who could ask for more? Napa Valley is only a 2 hour drive from our San Francisco depot. Booking early is recommended to assure availability – early bird gets the campervan!

2016 Camping Music Festivals

Digital Banner Source: www.craveonline.com

When: May 25-27

Where: Napa Valley, CA

Camping: CampCarneros at Skyline Wilderness Park, located just 7 miles from BottleRock, offers RV and tent camping options

Website: http://www.bottlerocknapavalley.com/

 

 

Sasquatch – Washington

One of my favorite bands is playing this festival this year- the Alabama Shakes (lead singer Brittany Howard just won herself a Grammy)! Check out the line up with the festival website link below. George, WA is approximately 13-14 hrs. drive from our San Fran location, there is loads of great places to camp along the way through Northern California and Oregon to break up the trip. www.reserveamerica.com is a great site to research and book campgrounds.

When: May 25-27

Where: George, Washington

Camping: There are several different types of festival camping passes offered at Sasquatch, check out the website for more details.

Website: http://www.sasquatchfestival.com/festival-info

 

 

Lightning in a Bottle – California

This Music Festival is fantastic and is known for being the most environmentally friendly festival out there. There are loads of opportunities for education on green living and energy conservation. Lightening in a Bottle is a great example of how all music festivals should be in regard to their environmentally friendly approach. Bradley, CA is roughly 3 hours drive from our San Fran location, and 4 hours drive from our LA location. We are booking up quickly for memorial day weekend, so booking your campervan early is recommended.

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  When: May 24-28

Where: Bradley, CA

Camping: Be sure to purchase a car camping pass in addition to your festival pass to campervan camp- all standard camping with out a car camping pass is tent only. Check out the website for further information and pricing.

Website: http://lightninginabottle.org/

2018 Camping Music Festivals – Summer

June

Ogden Music Festival- Utah

This is the 9th annual Ogden Music Festival and it is going to be fantastic! This festival features a wonderful variety of bluegrass artists. This is a family friendly festival where youth under 16 years and under are invited to attend the festival for free. OFOAM strives to encourage music interest and education for people of all ages. There is even an instrument “petting zoo” where kids and adults alike can fuel their curiosity with a hands on experience with various musical instruments. At OFOAM, music is love and love is music!  (I have already booked my campervan for this one!)

2016 Camping Music Festivals

Photo shared from www.ofoam.org

When: 2018 TBA

Where: Ogden, Utah

Camping: On site in  Buenaventura State Park

Website:  http://www.ofoam.org/festivals/ogden-music-festival.html

 

 

 

Telluride Bluegrass Festival – Colorado

The annual festival promises a magical four days of only-in-Telluride performances. Beloved Festival veterans and inspiring new talent. The Telluride royalty of virtuosic bluegrass superpickers, soulful songwriters, and some of the biggest stars in the rootsy Americana landscape and well beyond.

2016 Camping Music Festivals

Photo Credit: Benko Photographics,

When: June 21-24

Where: Telluride, Colorado

Camping: Yes! Several campgrounds within 0-7 miles of the festival

Website: http://www.bluegrass.com/telluride/

 

 

 

 Country Jam- Colorado

Dust off your cowboy hat and get ready to jam! With an amazing line up of country stars you can’t go wrong with Country Jam! This is one of the largest country music festivals in the U.S. so get geared up and book your campsite early as they fill up quickly!

2016 Camping Music Festivals

Banner Credit: http://countryjam.com/colorado/

When: June 14-17

Where: Grand Junction, CO

Camping: Yes, book soon as they are nearly sold out!

Website: http://countryjam.com/Colorado/

 

 

 

July 2018

High Sierra Music Festival – California

The four-day festival features an eclectic mix of some of the most famous national and international names in jamband, newgrass and funk. Other represented genres include bluegrass, roots rock, electronica, reggae, jazz and afrobeat. Away from the music stages, patrons can attend films and movement playshops – yoga, pilates, etc., shop for arts and crafts, or enjoy a wide variety of gourmet food and drink. It’s a family friendly and community oriented event with an expanding Family Area full of activities and certified nannies available throughout the weekend.

2016 Camping Music Festivals

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When: July 5-8

Where: Quincy, CA

Camping: Yes, it is booking up quickly so act fast!

Website: http://highsierramusic.com/

 

 

The Ride Festival – Colorado

The RIDE Festival has quickly garnered a reputation among music fans for its thoughtful performance curation – handpicking rootsy, rocking talent whose music flawlessly compliments the festival’s stunning Telluride, Colorado setting. In addition to stellar live music, The RIDE Festival’s close proximity to the many outdoor activities that Telluride and southern Colorado have to offer help make the festival a unique destination event. Attendees can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, hot springs, and so much more – all in a truly majestic setting. 

Image result for the ride festival 2018When: July 14-15

 Where: Telluride, Colorado

Camping: Yes, several options nearby-check out website for more info

Website: www. ridefestival.com/

 

Northwest String Summit – Oregon

The premier Bluegrass, roots, Americana music festival of the Pacific Northwest, held annually at Horning’s Hideout, North Plains, OR in July.

2016 Camping Music Festivals

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When: July 19-22

Where: North Plains and Horning’s Hide Out, Oregon

Camping: Yes! At Horning’s Hide Out

Website:  http://stringsummit.com/

 

Red Ants Pants – Montana

2016 Camping Music Festivals

Photo compliments of redantspants.com

When: July 26-29

Where: White Sulfur Springs, Montana

Camping: Yes! Lots of it!

Website: http://redantspantsmusicfestival.com/

 

 

August 2018

Oregon Jamboree – Oregon

Jamboree is the Northwest’s premier country music festival. Nestled in the foothills of the scenic Cascade Mountains, the Oregon Jamboree is held on 20+ acre park-like setting that includes the historic Weddle Covered Bridge. 

2016 Camping Music Festivals

Header compliments of oregonjamboree.com

When: August 3-5

Where: Sweet Home, Oregon

Camping: Yes, but it very limited!

Website: http://oregonjamboree.com/

 

 

Pickathon- Oregon

You’ve discovered some new artists, now hear even more. Pickathon Original Series features a ton of recordings not available anywhere else. This is your chance to re-live the awesome, and get a closer look at the artists behind the music.

 

 

When: August 3-5

Where: Happy Valley Oregon

Camping: Yes!

Website: www.pickathon.com/

 

 Rockin the Rivers – Montana

Dust off your leather pants and get ready to rock!

2016 Camping Music Festivals

Logo header compliments of rockintherivers.com

 When: August 10-12

Where: Cardwell, Montana

Camping: Yes, on site, but spots sell out, so book soon!

Website: www.rockintherivers.com/

 

 

 

2018 Camping Music Festivals – Fall

Burning Man – Nevada

Burning Man is an arts and community gathering in a remote area of the Nevada desert. Participant build a temporary city on the desert playa and the event is host to various artists in all forms. 

2016 Camping Music Festivals

When: August 26th- September 3th

Where: Black Rock City, NV

Camping: Yes

Check the official website for ticket and vehicle pass info: http://tickets.burningman.org/  

 

Strawberry Music Festival – California

The Strawberry Music Festival presents the gold standard in main stage entertainment, intimate side stage performances, top notch children’s programming, workshops and activities for the whole family, and some of the nicest people you will ever meet. 

Family friendly!

When: August 30th- September 3rd

Where: Tuolumne, CA

Camping: Yes!

Website: strawberrymusic.com/

 

September 2018

Nocturnal Wonderland – California

Everything glows!

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2018 TBA

Where: San Bernardino, CA

Camping: Yes!

Website: nocturnalwonderland.com/

 

Bhakti Fest – California

Bhakti Fest West is a Yoga, Dance, Music Festival which celebrates the devotional path that has its roots in yoga, kirtan, and meditation. It embraces ancient and modern sacred wisdom and traditional and non-traditional spiritual practices.

 

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When: September 12-17

Where: Joshua Tree, CA

Camping: Yes!

Website: west.bhaktifest.com/

 

American River Music Festival – California

Family friendly fun!

2016 Camping Music FestivalsWhen: 2018 TBA

Where: Coloma-Lotus, CA

Camping- Yes….near by

Website: americanrivermusic.org/

 

Berkeley Shakedown Street Festival – California

2 days of free live music and fun

2016 Camping Music FestivalsWhen: 2018 TBA

Where: Berkeley, CA

Camping: Yes, near by at Chabot Lake

Website: shakedownstreetfest.com/#new-page-1

 

 

 

 

 

October

Dirty Bird – California

Image result for DIRTY BIRD music festival 2018When: 2018 TBA

Where: Coloma-Lotus, CA

Camping- Yes….near by

Website: dirtybirdcampout.com

 

2018 Camping Music Festivals – Winter

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Girls Road Trip Ideas You Will Love!

Girls Road Trip Ideas You Will Love!

 

Girls road trip ideas

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We have some fabulous girls road trip ideas you are going to love! Girl friends, mothers, sisters and daughters: This is a shout out to empowered women everywhere. Pack your bags and give yourself a well deserved trip to some of these amazing destinations. Here are 4 top girl road trip ideas that rock.

Road trips are not only a blast, but they are budget friendly! Especially when you travel savvy in your awesome campervan from Lost Campers!

It’s wine time ladies, so ditch the dudes and let’s do this! Reserve your Lost Campers Van and make your plan!  Shopping, wine tasting, outdoor adventure and….no boys allowed. 

 

 

California wine country awaits you!

 

Girls Road Trip Ideas #1: Paso Robles, CA

This lovely little town is located smack dab between San Francisco and Los Angeles which opens up a large array of itinerary options to include along the way from either starting point.

It is famous for it’s variety of local wineries and the laid back feeling there (maybe that is all of the wine causing this feeling? who knows?). The Salinas River divides the East and West side of the valley. On the West side of the river you will find smaller family owned wineries and wine boutiques. On the East side you will find the large resort style wineries that offer food pairings and entertainment.  This is a charming place to spend a day or a few days walking around and wine tasting with the girls. It is not far off Highway 101 and makes for a great detour on a ladies coastal adventure.

Nearby camping options include: 

Cerro Alto Campground and Morro Bay State Park, both can be found on www.reserveamerica.com for more information

 

girls road trip ideas in Solvang, CA

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Girls Road Trip Ideas #2: Solvang, CA

This historic Danish village is located just an hour north of Santa Barbara in the Santa Ynez Valley and will make you feel as if you are on an international getaway in Denmark. Nothing better than danish pastries, craft beer and wine tasting to get a weekend full of girl power on track! If you love boutique shopping, this is the place to be. Solvang offers more than 150 local boutiques to tickle your fancy!  If you are looking for more of a cultural experience there are several museums that celebrate Danish-American culture including the Elverhoj Museum of History & Art

Near by camping options:

Flying Flags RV resort and campground

 

girls road trip ideas in Moab, UT

Hiking Moab on a girls weekend!

Girls Road Trip Ideas #3: Moab, UT

Among the red cliffs of Moab, the Colorado River flows through beautiful Castle Valley. This is also where you can find Castle Creek Winery, located at the Red Cliff’s Lodge. Enjoy wine tasting and food parings with the incredible back drop of rock rocks and the rushing Colorado river. Moab also has some lovely local breweries (Moab Brewery make the best Fat Tire ever!)  and local shops along the Main Street in town. There is loads of great hiking, biking and river running to do in these parts. Between Arches, Canyon Lands and Dead Horse Point you will find plenty to do and even more to add to your bucket list for later. 

Near by camping options:

Arches National Park, Canyonland National Park, and my personal favorite- Dead Horse State Park. For more information check out discovermoab.com

 

girls road trip ideas for Estes Park, CO

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Girls Road Trip Ideas #4: Estes Park, CO

One last addition to girls road trip ideas list is Estes Park. Get ready for jaw dropping, majestic beauty! At the gates of Rocky Mountain National Park you will find this quaint  “base camp” town. This gorgeous area offers  loads of outdoor activities to fill your time- so get on your boots and sweat it out on the trail with your soul sisters.

Snowy Peak winery offers wine tasting with a nice selection of local wines. There is a fun nightlife in Estes as well with lots of local venues offering live music and dancing, a night on the town with the girls is a must! The Barrel is a great local craft brewery, with a lovely beer garden (always a great place to catch up with friends), it is definitely worth a stop. There are some great festivals throughout the year here as well so be sure to check out the local events page.

 

Nearby camping options:

Rocky Mountain National Park….and more. For more information check out visitestespark.com

 

Check availability here for your next fun girls campervan road trip here today.

Girls Road Trip Ideas  = Girl Power!

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-Launi 

Lost Campers Van Fan