Moneymaking partnership aims to sustain state parks in times of tighter budget.
Washington State Parks is getting more adventurous with ways to get your getaway business. Now you can go “glamping” (glamour + camping) at Moran State Park on Orcas Island.
The state parks commission is partnering with Orcas-based Wanderlust Camps to provide cushy camping.
“Visitors can enjoy the island and park and look forward to a night of luxury in a classic canvas-wall tent featuring tasteful furnishings, a cushy queen-size bed and comfortable mattress fitted with luxury linens,” according to a state parks announcement.
Campers may reserve any of five walk-in glamping sites, for two to four people, in the park’s South End Loop. Costs for two “glampers” range from $119 to $219 per night plus tax.
Eric Watilo, Northwest region manager for Washington State Parks, said the partnership represents his agency’s progress in finding ways to sustain the park system. Visitors may reserve a Moran State Park glamping tent at 360-298-1684 or WanderlustCamps.com.
This is the second “glamping” concession in the state parks. Another, in Millersylvania State Park, south of Olympia, is operated through pamperedwilderness.com.