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Lake Erie Campground: Your Deception Pass Camping Base

Beautiful lakefront tent and RV campground offering an unforgettable Deception Pass camping experience, just minutes away from majestic Mount Erie, and downtown Anacortes.

AccesS TO Adventure

Dreaming of Deception Pass camping, but not crazy about the crowds or the hustle for a reservation? Located lakeside and nestled at the foot of the iconic Mount Erie, Lake Erie Campground is not just an inviting place to park your RV or pitch a tent. It’s an affordable destination for launching unforgettable experiences.

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Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie ready to conquer the cliffs and crags of Mount Erie’s many rock climbing routes, a remote-work pro who needs a user-friendly base camp, or someone simply seeking the rest and relaxation of a serene paddle across the lake, our intimate Anacortes campground has it all.

Dive into fishing, paddleboarding, canoeing, and more right from our convenient dock or nearby boat launch. Feeling more terrestrial? Tie up your hiking boots or hop on your bike and explore the Anacortes Community Forest Lands, boasting a vast 3,000 acres of pristine landscapes with over 50 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, horseback riding, biking, and 2-wheeled motorcycles.

Exceptional Location

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Deception Pass

The popular Deception Pass State Park with its breathtaking views is just a stone’s throw away, including Rosario Beach and Bowman Bay for all your North Puget Sound adventures.

Scenic Trails

In addition to the tranquil location on Lake Erie, the campground is right off the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, providing the perfect respite for weary through-hikers.

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off Interstate 5

Midway between Seattle and Vancouver, BC, it’s hard to believe the charming Lake Erie Campground is just 15 minutes off Interstate 5.


Don’t want to figure out your food? Lake Erie Campground is just a few miles from downtown Anacortes where you’ll find a wide assortment of delicious dining options from the everyday to the elevated.

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San Juan Islands

Always wanted to visit the San Juan Islands? Board the Washington State Ferry just minutes from the camp.

Dazzling Sunsets

As the day winds down, find your perfect spot along the lake and enjoy what we think are the most spectacular sunset views in the Pac Northwest. A picture is worth a thousand words, but you have to see it to believe it.

Lake Erie Coffee & Mercantile

Level Up Your Camp Coffee

Kick off your day or reward yourself after your adventure with a luscious latte or a straight cuppa Joe. Or maybe a scoop of premium ice cream. Conveniently located adjacent to the campground, Lake Erie Coffee & Mercantile stocks the provisions you need: premium coffee and ice cream, fresh locally baked pastries every morning, camp groceries and supplies, wine, beer, and more.

Please note: Coffee and hand-dipped ice cream cones are temporarily unavailable while work is completed on the public water system.


Lake Erie Campground is more than just another campground. It’s where nature meets adventure meets convenience and relaxation. Book your spot today and dive into the heart of the Pac Northwest’s best-kept secret!

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What Our Guests Say

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Lake Erie Campground is truly a special place to be with nature. Mt. Erie overlooking the lake and campground is a beautiful site to see. A place where you’ll fall in love with the scenery especially during sun down.

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The campground is roughly a 10 minute drive to the nearest town and to Deception Pass, along with the endless hiking trails, rock climbing, kayaking/paddle boarding, with fishing for bass and trout. It also has a little convenient market with the best ice cream and coffee in town! Their affogato (any ice cream and a shot of espresso) is so deliciously amazing! I had it everyday! Not to mention the new owner and employees are super friendly and filled with historical knowledge. I love how the owner kept the history and authenticity of the market inspired by the previous owners dating back to the speakeasy days.

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A perk to this place is the easy access and convenience to book online ahead of time or even the day/night of. The absolute best of both worlds for regular tent/car campers or RV/trailer with full hookup sites available! Plus side, it is pet friendly! Although, I recommend all pet owners to abide by the leash rule out of respect for the other campers! Easiest rule to follow to get absolute peace of mind for pet owners.

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My husband and I absolutely loved this place when we camped in July with our RV trailer and our 4 month old son. We decided to come back a month later with a ton of our friends and their kiddos with their own RVs and tents. We enjoyed every minute of it and the unforgettable memories we made. We plan to come back every year!

Hidden Gem of Pacific Northwest Camping

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Tents & RVs welcome
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Pet-friendly campground
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Pull-through RV sites
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Free Wi-Fi
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Dock & Nearby boat launch
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About Us

Hi there! I’m Amy Fogle and my husband and I recently bought Lake Erie Campground as well as the Coffee & Mercantile. This wonderful destination has been around for more than a century, in different forms. The Mercantile’s building is a treasured piece of Fidalgo Island and Anacortes history.

The previous proprietors of the store envisioned this special spot as a true home away from home, where comfort meets adventure. That’s the tradition we’re carrying forward. Everyone we meet seems to have a fond memory to share about the campground and the store. We look forward to helping new visitors and returning guests make more wonderful Pac Northwest memories.

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