Sunday, June 9, 2013

Washington State Parks GeoTour - #3 Camano Island & Cama Beach

We are doing the Washington State Park Centennial GeoTour Challenge as part of our summer bucket list.
This GeoTour celebrates the 100th anniversary of Washington State Parks with 100 new geocaches in 100 parks across the state. Learn more and get a GeoTour passport and list of caches at GeoTours Washington State Parks. There are commemorative geocoin prizes for those submitting a passport showing they found 50 or 100 GeoTour caches.
This Saturday we attended a GeoTour event at Camano Island State Park which is basically right next to Cama Beach State Park.  I had visited Cama Beach with the Adventure Van Crew but it was a great place to revisit.  From their website: Cama Beach State Park is on the southwest shore of Camano Island facing Saratoga Passage. Cama Beach offers visitors a chance to step back in time to a 1930s-era Puget Sound fishing resort complete with waterfront cedar cabins and bungalows.
kids messing around at Cama Beach Visitor Center
I still think it would be really fun to rent one of the cabins at Cama Beach.  That is my kind of camping.  However, I really like the beach exploring at Camano Island State Park a little better. It is a rocky beach with tons of driftwood. From the parks website: Camano Island State Park is a 173-acre camping park with 6,700 feet of rocky shoreline and beach. The park provides sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and offers opportunities for shellfish harvesting.
Camano Island State Park
The Centennial Cache is basically on a trail between Cama and Camano Parks.  We found it with a bunch of other cachers.

Cama Beach Post with Adventure Van Crew. The Adventure Van Crew definitely needs to revisit.

Our GeoTour so far
Birch Bay State Park
Peace Arch

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