My girlfriend and I would like to head out this weekend on a 2 night tour, Seattle to Whidbey Island, camp at or near Fort Casey, ferry to Port Townsend, explore the area for the day and camp somewhere nearby, ride back to Seattle via Kingston or Bainbridge.
Since the trip is a bit impromptu there is no chance of a campsite reservation at the parks I've checked (Fort Casey, Fort Worden and other state parks in the PT area). I've heard that Deception Pass has some bike-only campsites, and I've noticed that they don't appear on the reservation system, nor is there any mention of biker-only campsites on the state parks web site. We probably won't make it as far north as Deception Pass though.
I'm open to the idea of free camping, but we're new to touring and would prefer to stick to campgrounds for now. Does anyone know if any of the other parks in these areas have hiker/biker sites? Will we be turned away if we show up at a state park that has no available "sites"? We'd probably be arriving in the evening, so I'm not sure if there would even be anyone on duty. All we'd need is a place to pitch a tent, a shower would be nice too.