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Naked Falls

95%
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956 reviews
· Stevenson, Washington
130 acres
20 sites
20 Caravan/Tent
Naked Falls is the second largest waterfall on the Washougal River. This section of the river has been a hotspot for Kayakers and Cliff divers for decades. If you like watching Salmon run, this is a great place to do it. This is easy car access to a raw outdoor camping experience. You will be camping next to the crystal clear Washougal River and have access to Naked Falls and Reeder Falls. Come prepared as the nearest potable water source is at least a mile away and you won't see any lights or electrical outlets on the property. There are portables toilet now between sites 4 and 5 on the east side of the road and between sites 15 and 16 on the west side. Also, please remember that I don't live there and there is limited service on the property. If you have questions, please contact me in advance as I may be unreachable when you arrive at the property. The Campsites mostly go in the order they appear as you drive through the campground. With some exceptions. Sites 8 and 11 (in that order) are up the hill from the fork at site 2. Sites 12 through 19 are in order on the West side of the river. There are signs with the site numbers next to each site. The sites each have their own parking spaces. Please see the brief descriptions below so you have a good idea of what kind of experience you can expect at each site. If you are not familiar with the area, or even if you haven't camped there before, I recommend contacting me for directions or information about the area before you go up. Also, if you have an RV, you will want to contact me to discuss which site you really want to book depending on the size of your RV, awnings, slide outs, etc. Each booked site is allowed 2 cars or 1 RV. If you have more than 2 cars or 1 RV, there is a fee of 10.00 per additional vehicle. Camping was banned all along the upper Washougal River in 2006 due to abuse from the public. An attitude that no one could be trusted up there formed and I lost my favorite place to camp in the whole world...but I understood why they did it. In 2017 I bought the property and worked with Skamania County to restore camping and the public trust in good people who love nature. There are now 20 campsites, mostly along the river, and I'm so pleased that the vast majority of Hipcampers are reliable co-stewards of this amazing recreational resource. It is up to us to keep Naked Falls available by keeping in mind that it is a crucial fish and wildlife habitat and we are but visitors there. Be sure to stick to trails and pack in/pack out. Nothing from town should be left there and nothing there should be brought back to town. *** Site 1: Saltness Creek This is the only site with direct trail access to the river on the camping side. It's also right on a creek and encompasses a corner of the confluence of the creek and the Washougal River. It's a nice open space right off the gravel road which allows you to park right by where you will set up tents and have your campfire. It also means other campers will drive right by your site and they will need to pass by it to take the trail to the river. This site is very convenient but not very private. Site 2: Naked Falls There is a short narrow trail that leads to the campsite on the Naked Falls cliff. It's awesome! This is the original campsite at Naked Falls and has likely been there for 100 years or more. It overlooks the waterfall and island downstream. It's really the coolest campsite but it's not for everybody. The area for pitching tents is smaller than at the other sites. Only 2 medium sized tents will fit comfortably. You may be able to cram 3 tents in but should be aware that it's only really meant for 2. Groups larger than 6 may want to consider another site. Also, it is right on the cliff where people like to jump so, while you have the best view of all the fun stuff happening at the falls, you also have cliff divers coming up to say hi during the day. Site 3: Desk Job This site is just past the falls. It has a wide short trail to the camping area and a beautiful view of the river that passes right by the site about 30 ft below it. It is nice, quiet and secluded. Site 4: Middle Management This site is nice for pulling vehicles in and around. It loops around some trees in the center. The trees to the east and North are all alders so it has limited shade in the morning when there aren't leaves on the trees (winter and early spring) The trail down is wide and short. There is a small opening with a nice view of the river and it's quiet. A great place to listen to the flow of the river and the beat of your heart. Site 5: Conference Room The Conference Room is tucked into the woods a little more than the other sites. It's right over the river just like all the rest of the sites but the trees like living on that cliff...like a whole bunch. You can walk to the edge and see the river but it's not the most open view of the river. I love this site. It has two old growth stumps from the first harvest ever at Naked Falls. They tell stories of the Yacolt burn and a lot of hard winters. A short narrow trail get's you from your car to to the camping area in about 20 steps. Site 6: Printer Jam This site is quite large and has the most extensive view of the river. Great for bigger groups or bigger tents. This is a chill spot where you can roast marshmallows while watching the flow of the Washougal River 35 ft below. Site 7: Budget Meeting This site is not meant for vehicle traffic! Please do not drive your vehicle onto the site as that has caused damage to the site itself and it needs to recover. The last site on the road has the longest walk...about 50 yards. It is also a large space and is the most secluded. It's the longest distance from river access but also the most private. The walk down passes an old growth tree that must have fallen decades ago. It has a huge base and the root structure is about 12 ft tall. There are a variety of trees that hug this campsite. If you don't mind the walk, you are sure to dig the vibe at our version of a Budget Meeting. Site 8: The Slash Pile Please read this full description before booking. I'm giving this site a go because I think it's a rather unique experience for the right people. This site sits up above all the river sites. It is not on a river but has a river view and view of all the other campsites. It is surrounded by a slash pile which is the wood debris left over from logging. You can drive right to it but only if you have 4wd/AWD. The road is also surrounded by alder trees that might slap the side of your car as you go up so if you are concerned about that, this is not the spot for you. There is not much shade up there either. You may want to bring a shade tent. The site is fairly large and has plenty of room for tents but I don't recommend any trailers or RVs here due to the steep rocky road. Your walk to the river will be about as long as the walk from site 7. It will be an easy walk down and a bit of a trek up. If no one books this site, I will totally understand but It's a cool spot if you are cool with the challenges it presents. Site 9: Hard Scramble Creek This site is embedded in the woods and has the most tree cover. It is even further from the river access than site 8...about a half mile walk. There is plenty of room but only one way in and out so turning around should be thought out before you set up your tents. Also, I've seen people pull off trailering large rigs up there but I'm pretty sure it was painstaking. If you have a large RV or Trailer, I would skip this site. Smaller trailers and RVs should be fine if you have some experience and patience. This site is quiet and the sound of the creek is soothing during the day and night. Site 10: Rock Beach Woods This site is in the woods along the river near an inviting rock beach that flows into a crystal clear swimming hole. This site is not behind a gate and day use visitors are allowed to use the trail and access the rock beach. The rock beach gets less traffic than we have right by Naked Falls but it is part of the day use area. This is a park and walk site. Parking is along the main road and you hike in about 50 yards to the campsite. This is one of the coolest campsites we have. Literally cooler as it is along the river edge and not along a cliffside like most of the other sites. Also cooler because it is under deep tree cover with soft mossy terrain. If you like the sounds of the river, shady woods and very close access to swimming, you will love this site! Site 11: This One Goes to Eleven! Situated on the top of the hill, this site has the most impressive views of all the sites! About a 270 degree view of the surrounding mountain region give you a great vantage point that often includes eagles flying below you, elk across the valley and a variety of other wildlife. This site is the farthest from the river, civilization and all the other campsites. If you are looking for something remote and have a 4wd/AWD vehicle, this might be the best site for you. Sites 12-19: All of these sites are right near the West side of the river. They were designed to accommodate RVs and Trailers. They are made for one trailer or RV per site or 2 camper vans. Tents are fine here too. There is easy in and out access to each site. It is nearer to the W2000 road and the sites are a bit closer together. There is still a significant amount of treed space between each site, just not as much as the original campsites. They each have a fire pit and cleared space for tents along with the graveled area for parking your RV. The sites are fairly level but not perfect and some leveling may be required depending on the size of your RV. This area has it's own trail down to the river or you can use the day use trail just a short walk North past the wooden Naked Falls sign. There are 3 total vehicles allowed at each of these sites (no exceptions) that includes the rv or trailer. So, truck and trailer count as one and you can have one addition car...or you can have 3 cars if you are car or tent camping. There is a charge of 10.00 extra for the third vehicle. No parking is allowed along the W2000 road unless you have a Naked Falls parking pass for day use. Site 0. This is the old site 12 that I had closed down. It is just up the hill from the fork at site 2. So at the fork near site 2, you will take a left and go up the hill about a quarter of a mile. It will be on your right hand side before you get to site 8. This is a large site part way up a hill surrounded by trees about 15 ft high. Very little shade, so you will want to bring a shade tent in the Summertime.
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Stevenson, Washington, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Steppen W.Joined in April 2017
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1383 Ratings · 956 reviews
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Katharine H.recommends
October 31, 2022
Site 2: Tents only
A stunning campsite, with clear directions on how to get there! Will absolutely book again! Thank you!!
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Leslie E.recommends
October 28, 2022
Site 10: tents only
Site and host were great. This site doesn’t feel as secluded as I hoped; as it’s off Washougal River Road. Maybe not recommended for solo female travelers.
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Alicia C.recommends
October 23, 2022
Site 1: RV or Tents
Another lovely stay at Naked Falls! We have now camped at site 1 in the spring and fall, and love the easy (and surprisingly private in the off-seasons!) access to the river and unique rock formations directly below the site. I was nervous about smoke and grateful for the host’s responsiveness and updates about air quality, which was fine thanks to some long awaited rain. I highly recommend this Hipcamp and will definitely be back!
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Evan A.recommends
October 23, 2022
Site 6 Camper vans/Small RV OK
Site 6 is a great spot. You can fit 3 or 4 cars in the campsite if needed. The river isn’t easily visible from the campsite but can be seen after walking down a little trail. Overall the property is great and only a short walk to the falls
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Thea W.recommends
October 19, 2022
Site 3: Camper Van/Small RV Ok
Naked falls
Great, very private feeling site. The owner was helpful in helping us pick the best site for our needs. Such a beautiful area. Our kids loved climbing around on all the logs and adventuring along the river. Kind of pricey for camping once you add in hipcamp charges but we felt it was worth it for a special end of summer get away.
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Andrew N.recommends
October 18, 2022
Site 5: Tents Only
The private sites were Perfectly secluded blocking out all noise from other campers, the river was stunning and toilet was exceptionally clean.
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Quinten O.doesn't recommend
October 17, 2022
Site 10: tents only
Beautiful scenery. Not marked or labeled well at all. Directions by host vague and hard to follow. Didnt even end up finding the site we payed for and left a day early. Didnt see any of the porta johns/toilets they said were available either. All in all, hard to find and bad trip.
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Maggie B.recommends
October 17, 2022
Site 19: rv or tents
Beautiful area, bathroom too far
Absolutely beautiful location and will definitely return again. The campsite was well maintained along with the trail to access the river. The feedback I will give is that a porta potty is needed on both sides of the river - the one on the other side of the river was too far to walk to and having to drive to the restroom is a little too much to ask. Also, the directions could be improved - providing a landmark AFTER the campsite is not the best. Better - cross the bridge over Dougan Falls and go RIGHT. If you reach the wooden Naked Falls sign, you've gone too far.
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Brad D.recommends
October 16, 2022
Site 1: RV or Tents
Amazing site!
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Destini M.recommends
October 15, 2022
Site 9: Camper van or tents
Epic trip in the woods with my dog. I stayed in site 9. I could see the stars and moon in my tent and the sound of the creek was amazing to sleep to. The fall’s themselves are magical. Will be back soon!
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Michael K.
October 14, 2022
Site 17: rv or tents
Private, poor River access
Very confusing directions. We spent over an hour trying to find our spot. River access was difficult as it is down in a Gorge and access points for Naked Falls were vertical with a rope to assist. Others were easier for other parts of the River. East side access to Naked Falls was easier but not for my aging dog. Sites were private but did not have any River views and many were far from River trails with no parking so it could be a long walk. Sites were very private. We enjoyed our stay but for $50/night and limited River access were disappointed.
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Melody A.recommends
October 13, 2022
Site 19: rv or tents
Beautiful location on the Washougal river
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Kristen D.recommends
October 10, 2022
Site 19: rv or tents
The site overall was great! Pretty quiet and loved the walkable access to Naked Falls. We saw quite a few hiking trails around the area so great place to call home base if you are looking to hike.
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Robert B.recommends
October 10, 2022
Site 15: rv or tents
Weekend camping (spot 15)
Nice camping spot, close hike to the water, quiet space with a good amount of room. Good amount of tree coverage between spots. Steppen is great and very responsive to any questions. Only 2 things that would make it better are picnic tables and closer restrooms. I would 100% come back again.
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Lucy M.recommends
October 9, 2022
Site 18: rv or tents
Can’t beat the location!
Amazing site and surroundings. Felt clean and safe. Will definitely be back. Camp host very responsive to messages. Make sure to screen shot information prior to arriving as you will need gate codes and service is very minimal. Directions were great.
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Francine N.recommends
October 9, 2022
Site 16: rv or tents
The land and camp sides are a gem! It was fun to discover the trails from our campsite to the river and we loved the falls. We had a wonderful stay at site 16, with star gazing at night and all the peace a quietness we hoped for. Steppens instructions by email/text message were very clear. Just think the sites are a bit overpriced considering the lack of facilities (no showers, water, electricity, wast collection and just 1 porta potty for 19 sides). It worked for us, as we've a self-sufficient set-up and bathed in the river.
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Kristi P.recommends
October 9, 2022
Site 9: Camper van or tents
Heaven on earth
Absolutely gorgeous! We loved camp 9.
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Chelsea B.recommends
October 7, 2022
Site 5: Tents Only
Loved tent camping at site 5! We we were able to bring our 2 dogs with us and it was private unable to see the other campsites. Clear directions to get to campsite from Steppen! Would definitely camp there again!!
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Matthew Z.recommends
October 4, 2022
Site 10: tents only
Camping trip with dogs and family
We loved camp site #10! Plenty of room for family. Very private and clean. Wouldn’t change anything about our trip, and can’t wait to go back!
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Gus D.recommends
October 3, 2022
Site 3: Camper Van/Small RV Ok
Loved it! Our family had so much fun, we used spot #3 and it was perfect for 3 tents. It has a great view to the river and it’s a great spot to have a morning coffee.
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Kyle W.recommends
October 2, 2022
Site 7: Small van/Tents Only
Spot #7 is great!
Spot #7 is beautiful and secluded. Be prepared for a bit of a walk to get to the river but the quiet space for camping is well worth it. Clean & gorgeous camping spot!
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Caroline W.recommends
October 2, 2022
Site 1: RV or Tents
Pristine Swim Hole!
Site 1 was clean and well set up! Great for a bigger group! Instrutions also well writen! Beautiful area and this campsite made it super accessible! great weekend jumping in the waterfall!
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Morgan R.recommends
October 1, 2022
Site 5: Tents Only
Had a lovely time
Everything was great! Nice and secluded (gravel road to get there). So beautiful!
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Chelsea D.recommends
September 29, 2022
Site 4: Camper van/small RV ok
We had quite a large group staying and it held its own with 6 tents. It was a little dusty but the view of the stars was amazing. Had a great experience overall and the dogs enjoyed it too.
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Leslie E.recommends
September 28, 2022
Site 16: rv or tents
Serene and rejuvenating
The site was serene, clean and the trees were the perfect height to let light into our site for solar power. The waterfalls were exactly what I hoped! We will be back!
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Casey N.recommends
September 28, 2022
Site 3: Camper Van/Small RV Ok
Excellent experience
So much privacy, large campsites and exactly as described.
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Kiersten R.recommends
September 26, 2022
Site 2: Tents only
Absolutely adore this site. The view was breathtaking. Definitely coming again.
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Codie I.recommends
September 26, 2022
Site 5: Tents Only
The river is absolutely gorgeous. I had fun walking around, observing the pools and falls. Site 5 was great - it was conveniently located near the bathrooms, yet felt very private. (At times I could hear neighbor campers, I couldn’t see them though.)
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Danie C.recommends
September 25, 2022
Site 2: Tents only
Such a beautiful and special place, I can't wait to visit again !
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Shereen K.recommends
September 25, 2022
Site 14: rv or tents
Loved our stay at Naked Falls! Just 4 friends and 4 dogs enjoying their last camping trip of the summer. We had so much fun walking the trails with the pups, going down to the river/falls, and seeing all the gorgeous views. The portapotty was close to our site and clean. The site was clean and the other sites were a comfortable distance apart with plenty of privacy. Steppen was very responsive to messages and gave me all the details I needed. Finding the sites can be a little rough, but if you read all the directions thoroughly you should have no problems. Overall it's gorgeous, fun, and worth the stay. Great way to end our summer. Thank you Steppen! :)
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