Kent, WA

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Camping next to the highway in Kent, Washington

It was drizzley and overcast as we made our way from Olympic National Park.  We stopped at a restaurant along the way for dinner, then headed towards our next destination, Mt Rainier.  There weren't too many available campgrounds in that area, so we called to make a reservation for a KOA in Kent.  We were told by the reservation center that there were no more tent sites available, and if we wanted to stay there we would have to pay extra for an RV site. They cost more because of water and electricity, neither of which we needed.  When we arrived, we gound our site was paved and narrow, and barely fit our truck...never mind 2 tents.  We were ALSO surprised to find that there was PLENTY of tent space available, as they had a separate tenting "area", just not individual "sites".  The reservation center in South Dakota had no clue, and the camp itself was closed by the time we arrived.  So, we paid too much for a site we couldn't even use! We set up in the tenting area (right next to a highway) and got up and out of there as soon as we could in the morning. This was one of only 2 campgrounds we didn't care for on the trip.

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