The capital of Washington state, located in the Western portion of the state, Olympia is home to some 45,000 people and sits in some of the most breathtaking country you’ll ever see. Don’t let how far north the city is fool you – the climate here is Mediterranean, and quite mild, year round, making it a fantastic place to visit, twelve months out of the year in an RV rental Olympia WA!
Popular Tourist Attractions
You’d think that there wouldn’t be a lot to see or do in such a small city, but in this, you’d be pleasantly surprised where Olympia is concerned. Below are some of our favorites, but understand that this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
There’s something magical about the forests of the American Northwest. They’re primeval. Ancient. Timeless. You can utterly lose yourself walking through this refuge. Bring comfortable shoes to hike in, extra water, and as many spare batteries and memory cards for your camera as you can carry. You’ll need all of them, and probably wish you had brought more. Simply unforgettable.
Nisqually Reach Nature Center
Part nature, and part research center, it’s all wonderful, not to mention informative. It won’t take you all day to see all that there is to see here, but what you do see will stay with you long after you’ve gone. A wonderful, family friendly center. Well worth a look.
Priest Point Park
At a little over 300 acres, this park will keep you busy for a while. There’s a lot to see, and almost too many photo ops to count. Again, you’ll get that primeval, timeless feel during your time here, and you’ll enjoy every second of it. Of the three, this is my personal favorite. The others are well worth a look, but plan on spending more time here. It’s well worth it.
Campgrounds Near Olympia
There are sixteen campgrounds in the area in and around Olympia, so you’ll have no shortage of places to stay. Below, you’ll find a few of our top picks for a camper rental Olympia Washington!
Elma RV Park
Elma RV Park is a great little place to stay, and made with the bargain-conscious camper in mind. Prices here are modest, ranging from $33 to $37 a night for a space. For that money, you get a pet friendly location with full hookups, WiFi, a Rec. Hall, on-site ice machine and laundry facility, plus major cable service availability. Even better, AAA, Military, and Good Sam discounts are available, making this an even better deal in a camper rental Olympia!
Another campground that will be quite pleasing to those traveling on a budget, prices here are a flat $32.45 a night as of the writing of this review. Believe it or not, for that price, you get water access! The campground sits next to the Nasqually River and features a playground for the kids and a Rec Hall, in addition to a laundry facility, ice machine, and LP gas by meter. It’s also pet friendly, but there are restrictions on breed, so you’ll want to check before you get there. A tremendous value for the money in a motorhome rental Olympia!
Harmony Lakeside RV Park
Prices at Harmony Lakeside are a little higher, ranging from $34.25 to $52.25 a night for a space. Pets are welcome, and again, you get water access, this time in the form of Mayfield Lake when you rent RV Olympia. Additionally, you’ll find a Rec Hall, an onsite ice machine and laundry facility. A solid value, made better by access to the lake in an RV trailer rental Olympia WA!
Plenty to see or do here, but here are two of the more intriguing examples of what you can expect to find in Olympia.
Olympia Film Fest
Now entering its 32nd year, this local film fest features top talent from the region, and others from farther afield. Every year’s different of course, so you never quite know what to expect, but that’s part of the fun! If you’re a fan of film, no matter the budget, then you won’t want to miss this. Check it out if you’re in the area the second weekend in November in one of the RV rentals Olympia WA!
The Experimental Music Festival
This takes place in June every year, and is now entering its 21st consecutive year. Here, your ears will be treated to cutting edge music from great local and regional artists, as well as a few headlining acts. If you’re a fan of music, then this is one festival you won’t want to miss out on. Takes place in June, each year.
Olympia may be small, but it’s got enough culture and wild beauty to keep you coming back year after year. You won’t regret including this city on your travel itinerary!
Safe travels in your RV rental to Olympia, Washington from RVshare!