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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offers four million acres of forest for your enjoyment, relaxation, and exploration. You can experience the solitude of hiking in the wilderness on hundreds of miles of trails, enjoy camping near others in developed campgrounds, or the solitude of camping in the back country or wilderness. The forest is also a prime location for plenty of great fishing, hunting, horseback riding, mountain biking, climbing, off road vehicles, and winter activities such as cross-country and downhill skiing and snowmobiling. Hundreds of miles of forest roads offer access and sightseeing opportunities. There are also Forest Service cabins available for recreational renting.
Okanogan-Wenatchee Camping Reservations
Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:
1. AMERICAN RIDGE LODGE >> Camping Area
American Ridge Lodge is located approximately 38 miles west of Naches, Washington in the foothills of the East Cascades mountain range. The lodge is available for reservation year-round, offering visitors a glimpse into the unique ski history of the area. Larger groups and gatherings will find this spacious facility to be an ideal setting for recreation and relaxation. In the 1930s, the Yakima Valley Ski Club worked with the U.S. Forest Service to construct the American River Ski Bowl, one of the first downhill ski areas in Washington State. The rustic ski lodge and unique 20-seater outhouse were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in connection with the ski area, which was operated into the 1950s. By the late 1950s, White Pass Ski Area was built, offering deeper snow, a longer ski season and steeper slopes. American Ridge Ski Bowl lay vacant for years, until the lodge and outhouse were carefully restored and made available to the public for reservation.
2. AMERICAN RIVER GUARD STATION >> Camping Area
The rustic cabin and outhouse were built by the men of the 932nd Camp Naches Civilian Conservation Corps crew in 1941 as a summer residence and work site for fire patrol and recreation management personnel.
In the 1970s, volunteers and permit holders sporadically used the cabin, until it was found eligible to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
Today, the cabin, which is located in the heart of the central Cascades recreation area in eastern Washington off the scenic Mather Memorial Parkway, offers visitors a wonderful setting for year-round recreation and relaxation.
3. BONAPARTE LAKE CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area
Bonaparte Lake Campground is located on the southern edge of Bonaparte Lake east of Tonasket, WA, in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The setting of the campground is in a mixed ponderosa pine and Douglas fir conifer forest at the base of Bonaparte Mountain. This campground has a group site, multiple family and individual campsites available.
4. BRIDGE CREEK GROUP SITE >> Camping Area
Bridge Creek Group Campground sits in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in northwest Washington. Nestled in a mountainous forest near the confluence of Bridge Creek and Icicle Creek, the campground offers a delightful setting for groups and large gatherings.
5. Bumping Lake Campground >> Camping Area
Bumping Lake Campground sits just off the forested shore of Bumping Lake in the Cascade Mountains east of Mount Rainier National Park, about 45 miles northwest of Naches, Washington. Fantastic peaks, high-country lakes and old-growth forests provide visitors with unique and surprising landscapes, making the campground an ideal setting for both individual and family camping excursions.
6. CAYUSE HORSE CAMP >> Camping Area
Cayuse Horse Campground sits in the foothills of the Cascade mountains in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. A favorite among horse enthusiasts, the campground is nestled in a mixed-conifer forest. In close proximity to snow-capped peaks, high elevation lakes, scenic rivers and several wilderness areas, this campground offers visitors opportunities to experience both the serene and wild aspects of the area.
7. CEDAR SPRINGS CAMPGROUND (WA) >> Camping Area
Cedar Springs Campground is set on the forested banks of the Bumping River, within Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The area offers a delightful setting for visitors seeking recreation and relaxation. The Bumping River runs next to the campground, offering a scenic backdrop for swimmers braving its cold, refreshing waters. Anglers enjoy casting a line into the deep pools lining the shore. Populations of rainbow, brook and steelhead trout prevail in this waterway.
American Ridge Trail is open to hikers, backpackers and horseback riders. Extending from Bumping River to the notable Pacific Crest Trail, the American Ridge Trail offers over 26 miles of towering forests, stretches of meadows, alpine lakes and ridgeline views.
8. CLE ELUM RIVER GROUP SITE >> Camping Area
Cle Elum River Group Campground is located within the Cle Elum River Campground situated just off its namesake river in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
Set in a mixed-conifer forest at an elevation of 2,300 feet and surrounded by high mountains, this campground offers a large site suitable for large family and group camping excursions.
9. CLEAR LAKE GROUP SITE >> Camping Area
The campground sits between popular Rimrock Lake and the quieter Clear Lake beneath a canopy of towering pine and fir trees. Perched on a rocky bluff overlooking the area, this secluded spot offers access to a variety of recreational opportunities.
It is an ideal setting for large family and group gatherings.
10. COTTONWOOD CABIN >> Camping Area
Cottonwood Cabin is located in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Entiat Ranger District in central Washington’s Entiat Valley, on the banks of the Entiat River at an elevation of 3,100 feet. Constructed in the 1940s as administrative housing, the facility and on-site barn and corral were used seasonally by Forest Service fire, trail and campground crew personnel.
Today the cabin offers visitors a wonderful setting for recreation and relaxation from June through October in the forested mountain terrain of the Entiat Ranger District. The cabin can be reached by standard passenger vehicles over gravel roads.
11. COTTONWOOD CAMPGROUND (WA) >> Camping Area
Cottonwood Campground is located along the Naches River in the Northern Cascade Range of Washington. Craggy peaks, mountain meadows and old-growth forests provide visitors with unique landscapes within the Okanogan National Forest.
Warm summer days and access to a multitude of recreational activities make it an ideal setting for both individual and family camping excursions.
12. COUGAR FLAT >> Camping Area
The campground offers an ideal setting for families and outdoor enthusiasts looking for a secluded camping experience in the beautiful Okanogan National Forest.
13. EAST KACHESS GROUP SITE >> Camping Area
East Kachess Group Site is closed for the 2019 camping season.
East Kachess Group Campground is tucked away on the eastern shore of Kachess Lake in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
Hemmed in by dense old-growth conifer forest and surrounded by high mountains, East Kachess Group Campground is secluded, making it an ideal setting for groups and families seeking recreation and relaxation.
14. EIGHTMILE GROUP SITE >> Camping Area
15. GROUSE CREEK GROUP SITE >> Camping Area
The campground is located near the confluence of Grouse Creek and the Chiwawa River, offering scenic landscapes and a multitude of recreational activities.
16. HALFWAY FLAT CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area
17. Hause Creek Campground >> Camping Area
Warm summer days and and access to a multitude of recreational activities make the campground an ideal setting for both individual and family camping excursions.
18. HELLS CROSSING CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area
Hells Crossing Campground is located along the American River in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in Washington’s Cascade Range. Warm summer days and easy access to an abundance of recreational activities make the campground a perfect setting for individual and group camping excursions.
19. ICICLE GROUP CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area
20. Indian Creek (WA) >> Camping Area
Indian Creek Campground is located at the edge of Rimrock Lake in the Wenatchee National Forest in Washington’s North Cascades Range. The campground’s proximity to high alpine lakes, lush forests and towering peaks in nearby wilderness areas make it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
21. INDIAN FLAT GROUP SITE >> Camping Area
Indian Flat Group Campground is set on the banks of the Bumping River in the eastern foothills of the Cascades mountain range. Situated beneath a towering mixed conifer forest, this site offers a wonderful setting for large groups looking for a secluded camping experience.
22. KACHESS >> Camping Area
Set in dense old-growth conifer forest and surrounded by high mountains, Kachess Campground is considered one of the most beautiful sites in the Cle Elum Ranger District.
23. KANER FLAT CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area
Kaner Flat Campground, located in the Little Naches Drainage, is a 49 unit campground that has 25 reservable sites between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. After mid-September all sites are available on a first come-first serve basis. Features include an RV loop with long pull through parking, flush toilets, potable water, and an on-site Forest Service Host.
24. KANER FLAT GROUP SITE >> Camping Area
Kaner Flat Group Campground is situated in the foothills on the east side of the Cascades mountain range in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Kaner Flat Group Campground has one large site with multiple tenting locations, which can accommodate up to 60 guests. The site is equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings and vault toilets. Entrance to the campground is through a locked gate. The combination to the lock will be included in the confirmation letter. Access to drinking water can be found across the street at Kaner Flat campground.
25. Little Naches Campground >> Camping Area
Little Naches Campground is located along the Naches River in the Northern Cascades Range of Washington, where craggy peaks, mountain meadows and old-growth forests provide visitors with wild and scenic landscapes within the Okanogan National Forest.
Warm summer days and access to a multitude of recreational activities make it an ideal setting for both individual and family camping excursions.
26. LODGEPOLE CAMPGROUND (WA) >> Camping Area
Lodgepole Campground is located in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in the Northern Cascade Range of Washington. With the scenic waters of the American River running alongside the site, and access to pristine wilderness, scenic highways and a multitude of recreational activities nearby, the campground offers an ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts.
Please note, this campground IS NOT within Sequoia National Park.
27. MINERAL SPRINGS GROUP >> Camping Area
At an elevation of 2,500 feet, Mineral Springs Group Campground sits in the mountainous terrain of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in northern Washington.
Nearby peaks and old-growth forests provide visitors with a variety of scenic landscapes.
28. Pine Flats Group Campground >> Camping Area
Pine Flats Group Campground is located next to the Mad River within the Pine Flats Campground, in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Entiat Ranger District. Visitors have easy access to nearby multiple-use trails. Birding and wildlife viewing are popular activities.
29. PINE NEEDLE GROUP SITE >> Camping Area
Set on the shores of the scenic American River, Pine Needle Group Campground in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offers an ideal setting for groups and large gatherings. Precipitation varies greatly throughout the area, ranging from approximately 140 inches along the Cascade Crest to only 10 inches along the eastern edge. Visitors can expect warm, sunny weather in the summer and winters with clear skies and plenty of snow.
Nearby Goat Rocks Wilderness offers excellent hiking. Peaks within the area are remnants of an extinct volcano, taking the name “Goat Rocks” in honor of the numerous mountain goats traversing this isolated region. Gilbert Peak is the highest summit in this area, at an elevation of 8,184 feet.
30. PLEASANT VALLEY CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area
With the scenic waters of the American River running alongside the site, and access to pristine wilderness, scenic highways, and a multitude of recreational activities nearby, this campsite offers an ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts.
31. SALMON COVE GROUP SITE >> Camping Area
Salmon Cove Group Campground is located on the pebble-strewn bank of the American River in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, providing a nice setting for groups and larger gatherings. Visitors enjoy fishing, rafting and hiking in the surrounding area.
32. SALMON LA SAC >> Camping Area
Salmon La Sac Campground is bordered by the Cle Elum and Cooper Rivers in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. This campground is a popular gathering place for individuals and families wanting to enjoy the mountains and a multitude of recreational activities at an elevation of 2,300 feet.
33. SAWMILL FLAT CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area
The campground provides and ideal setting for both individual and family camping excursions. Hikers and backpackers are especially fortunate to have access to a variety of spectacular trails near the campground and in the surrounding areas. Designated Wilderness provides thousands of pristine acres of incredible landscapes to enjoy in solitude or with a small group.
Frost Mountain Lookout Trail is a favorite for many in the area, and river enthusiasts may enjoy a whitewater paddle on the nearby American River.
34. SILVER FALLS GROUP SITE >> Camping Area
Silver Falls Group Campground sits in forested, mountain terrain on the banks of the Entiat River in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in the Entiat Ranger District. The cascading water of Silver Falls is a draw for many visitors to this particular area, which is especially refreshing in the summer heat. The Silver Falls National Recreation Trail is an exceptional family hike taking you up, around and down the falls. Panoramic views of the surrounding mountains await you on the hike.
35. Soda Springs Campground >> Camping Area
Soda Springs Campground is set on the forested banks of the Bumping River in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The area offers a delightful setting for visitors seeking recreation and relaxation. Adjacent to the Bumping River, this campground has standard sites to accommodate tents, trailers and RVs.
Sites are equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings, vault toilets and drinking water.
Two Civilian Conservation Corps picnic shelters provide gathering spots for visitors.
36. SOUTH FORK GROUP SITE >> Camping Area
South Fork Group Campground is located in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest along the South Fork of the Tieton River. Nestled in in the eastern Cascade Mountains, the campground offers warm summer days and access to a multitude of recreational activities, making it an ideal setting for large family and group gatherings.
37. TANEUM CABIN >> Camping Area
The Taneum Cabin is located in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, approximately 20 miles from Ellensburg, Washington. The cabin is available for reservation from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, offering guests a wonderful setting for recreation and relaxation. The cabin is accessible by car and provides many of the same comforts of home. Guests only need to bring a few of their own amenities for an enjoyable stay.
38. TEANAWAY GUARD STATION >> Camping Area
The Teanaway Guard Station is located in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, north of Cle Elum, Washington. The cabin was originally constructed in 1950 by gold miner Archie Redding, who built the cabin near Mineral Springs, Washington. In 1978, Archie passed away and his cabin came into Forest Service possession. The cabin was then moved to its present location and used as a fire guard station intermittently until becoming available for reservation in 2004. The guard station sits at 3,200 feet elevation in the Teanaway River drainage with the icy North Fork Teanaway River just across the road. It is available for rent early May through mid-November and mid-December through early April. In warmer months, the cabin is accessible by car, but winter access is by ski, snowshoe or snowmobile over a 2.2-mile groomed snowmobile route. Several amenities are provided at the cabin, but guests should be prepared to bring some of their own supplies and gear for a comfortable stay.
39. TUMWATER GROUP SITE >> Camping Area
Tumwater Campground, located at the confluence of Chiwaukum Creek and the Nenatchee River in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, offers a serene setting for groups and large gatherings. Skiing, snowmobiling, tubing and skijouring are popular winter activities for visitors to the Wenatchee Ranger District. Both motorized and non-motorized Sno-Parks in the area offer access to both groomed trails and natural settings for those wanting to explore the winter wonderland.
40. Willows Campground >> Camping Area
Willows Campground sits on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains at the southern end of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, offering visitors some of the most stunning scenery in Washington and easy access to an abundance of recreational activities.
41. Windy Point Campground >> Camping Area
Windy Point Campground is situated in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, offering visitors some of the most stunning scenery in the Northern Cascade Range in Washington and easy access to an abundance of recreational activities.
42. WISH POOSH CAMPGROUND >> Camping Area
Wish Poosh Campground sits near the southeastern shore of Cle Elum Lake in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
This campground is a popular gathering place for individuals and families to enjoy both the mountains and the serenity of the lake at an elevation of 2,300 feet. Recreational opportunities abound for those wanting to take advantage of the trails and waterfront areas nearby.
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