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Posted: 01/24/20 07:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

GDS-3950BH wrote:

enblethen wrote:

Here is link to Deception Pass State Park
Washington State Parks are very expensive.
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Very expensive? $40 to $50 for a FHU site? What is considered not very expensive?


Washington parks a 10-20 per night more than the beautiful state parks in Oregon. Triple what seniors pay in national parks and forests.

We love Washington but we can't afford their parks.

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Actually they are EA18-G "Growlers" used for electronic warfare. They stop their operations before 11pm each night, if the're flying. There are also P-3 Orions, and P-8s (a 737 Variant) which are much quieter. There are 30 more Growlers proposed for use at NAS Whidbey Island. . . yikes. There are lawsuits and environmental impact challenges.

We've lived under their Northerly flight path for 43 years, and are mostly used to the noise. I hardly look up anymore. It's only really bad when they fly under the cloud cover "dirty" with wheels and flaps down.

There used to be a billboard at the entrance to the NAS that said: Pardon Our Noise, it's the Sound of Freedom.


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I lived there 25 years the state parks fill fast so make a reservation way ahead, like 6 months. The entire island a tourist destination. Oak Harbor City beach has closed camping. You will have Deception Pass SP, Ebey SP, Ft Casy SP, South Whidbey SP, and a little known Rhododendron Park just south of Coupeville. Rodi park is the better if you want to boondock, just basic sites with vault toilets, easy to miss watch the right side entrance is kind of hidden.

https://www.islandcountywa.gov/PublicWorks/Parks/Pages/rhododendron-park.aspx

As the sign at the base said: Pardon our noise, it's the sound of freedom.


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Pangaea Ron wrote:

Actually they are EA18-G "Growlers" used for electronic warfare. They stop their operations before 11pm each night, if the're flying. There are also P-3 Orions, and P-8s (a 737 Variant) which are much quieter. There are 30 more Growlers proposed for use at NAS Whidbey Island. . . yikes. There are lawsuits and environmental impact challenges.

We've lived under their Northerly flight path for 43 years, and are mostly used to the noise. I hardly look up anymore. It's only really bad when they fly under the cloud cover "dirty" with wheels and flaps down.

There used to be a billboard at the entrance to the NAS that said: Pardon Our Noise, it's the Sound of Freedom.


Yep, we live on the north end of Camano Island. As an aviation geek and a volunteer at Paul Allen's Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum, I never get tired of the noise. I love it.
It's sad that new residents of the area, are trying to get the base closed down.


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enblethen wrote:

I do not believe Deception Pass has any full hook ups!
You must add the Discovery Pass to the rate.


You don’t need a Discovery pass if you are camping there.

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rollexx wrote:

enblethen wrote:

I do not believe Deception Pass has any full hook ups!
You must add the Discovery Pass to the rate.


You don’t need a Discovery pass if you are camping there.



That is correct.

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Not always true or things have changed! On East side, we have had to get one for the toad. This is the same as in other states. Once you unhook a toad, you need the pass.
I am hoping the the legislature passes the elimination of it! Washington has lost a lot of tourism because of it. Here we are paying taxes, gas tax and the discovery pass.
Many on this side of the hills have stopped using state parks!


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Not always true or things have changed! On East side, we have had to get one for the toad. This is the same as in other states. Once you unhook a toad, you need the pass.z
I am hoping the the legislature passes the elimination of it! Washington has lost a lot of tourism because of it. Here we are paying taxes, gas tax and the discovery pass.
Many on this side of the hills have stopped using state parks!


We have been able to talk our way past that requirement when we are camping at a WA SP. We can leave and return in the towed vehicle, which is required to be connected upon arrival.

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enblethen wrote:

Not always true or things have changed! On East side, we have had to get one for the toad. This is the same as in other states. Once you unhook a toad, you need the pass.
I am hoping the the legislature passes the elimination of it! Washington has lost a lot of tourism because of it. Here we are paying taxes, gas tax and the discovery pass.
Many on this side of the hills have stopped using state parks!


He does not have a towed, he is in a TT. I have been to WA parks yearly and you drop you TT, 5W, or towed. Yes they give you a gate pass shows your camping in the park. The discovery pass is a state wide pass $30 for a year to help maintain the parks. Moses Lake may not need it, but I believe those are all privet CG's. You'll need it at Sun Lakes,Steam Boat Rock, Pot Holes etc. It's not just a western state issue. https://www.discoverpass.wa.gov/31/About-the-Pass
BTW: they taxed me out, I'm liking 300+ days of sun, a lot lower cost of living, and No Inslee.

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Posted: 01/24/20 09:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Steamboat Rock is one location that required a Discovery Pass for toad.

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