Way up in the northwestern states, the big National Parks are not always the primary attractions. Shortly after arriving in this region, it does not take much time to figure out that this is the land of endless deep forests and it goes without saying that plenty of adventure can be found in the lesser known places. When in Rome, do what the Romans do. Looking for a cozy spot to do some camping in the deep woods quickly becomes more important than adhering to a strict National Park travel agenda. Camping, hiking, fishing and just plain old goofing off under a shade tree is the standard bill of fare in the local State Parks, National Forests and Recreation Areas, which actually is what most people on vacation really dream of doing anyway!
Fields Spring State Park is a destination in the Blue Mountains of southeastern Washington that the mainstream tourists tend to overlook, although the local folk know this place well. This is a popular summer season destination that is operated like an old fashioned recreation park. There is plenty of grassy free space for outdoor activities and the surrounding rolling hill forests stretch out to the horizon, so there are plenty of back country adventures to be found here too. Best of all, Fields Spring is best known for being a very camper friendly park, so there is no better choice for a basecamp when exploring the Blue Mountains.
This Washington State Park has an extensive day use picnic area, so this is a great place to spend the afternoon having fun in the sun. The camping and lodging options are extensive and premium sites are available. Old fashioned wilderness lodges, cabins and big group teepees are available at Fields springs, so visitors can go "glamping" to their heart's content. Of course there are also regular campsites and RV pads throughout this park, so finding a spot that best fits the travel mode is easy to do.
As mentioned earlier, there is plenty of grassy open space in Fields Spring State Park, so this definitely is a summer recreation area hot spot. Amphitheaters, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts and a softball field can be found on the grounds. There are berry picking areas in the woods, wildlife viewing overlooks and endless mountain biking trails, so there is no such thing as boredom in this place. If you ever just wanted to go to a place way out in the woods just to have fund all day long and still find plenty of time for goofing off, then Fields Spring State Park belongs at the top of the list!
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