Camping is available at three comfortable places on Lopez, but none of these have RV hookups, and the two public campgrounds do not have showers. Coin-operated showers are available at the public restrooms near Lopez Village Market and at the Islands Marine Center along Fisherman Bay.
Odlin County Park (360/468-2496, www.co.san-juan.wa.us/parks $5–15 for walk-in or bike-in sites, $19–22 for car-accessible sites), just a mile south of the ferry landing, has year-round waterfront campsites. No RV hookups or showers, but the park does have a boat ramp, a long sandy beach, and hiking trails. Call 360/378-1842 for summertime reservations ($5 fee, available up to three months ahead).
Spencer Spit State Park (360/468-2251, www.parks.wa.gov, closed Nov.–Feb.), five miles from the ferry landing on the east end of Baker View Road, has primitive ($12) and regular ($17–23) campsites, plus two Adirondack-style shelters ($25). No showers or RV hookups. A delightful sandy spit is a short walk from the campground. It fills early on summer weekends, so make reservations in advance ($7 extra) by calling 888/226-7688.
Lopez Farm Cottages and Tent Camping (Fisherman Bay Rd., 360/468-3555 or 800/440-3556, www.lopezfarmcottages.com, $36 d) has 10 nicely designed walk-in campsites in the woods with hammocks and Adirondack chairs, plus a central building for cooking and showers. Other amenities include barbecues, a fireplace, croquet, and badminton. These tent sites are perfect for couples; no children under 14 or RVs allowed. Open June–October only.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition