Desert camping in Washington

Explore ancient waterways and hike through scenic forests in the heart of the Pacific Northwest.

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93% (516 reviews)

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Earthlight Camping

8 sites · RVs, Tents180 acres · Entiat, WA
!!!ROAD IMPROVEMENT READY!!!  Come enjoy our land with a new road. After months of waiting for our road to be improved we finally did it! No need to drive on bumpy roads no more ;)  WE GUARANTEE YOU THERE WONT BE ANY OTHER CAMPERS AT YOUR DESIGNATED CAMPGROUND, 20 ACRES JUST FOR YOU.  This is a camper's dream with 100% privacy and no other "camp site neighbors".  From the moment you turn off from the main road, you will experience magic, as the colorful fields on either side lead you to one of the best views of Columbia river, the snowy mountain tops behind, and the vast valley beneath. Once you reach the land, the views are meant just for you, as there is peace and tranquility of pure nature all around. Sit on our swing, or in your RV, hike the 180 acres of land, or just soak in the amazing 360 degree views of mellow sunrises, all the way to the fiery sunsets, as the wildlife around you joins your day.Short ride away, you can also visit numerous award-winning wineries, swim in lake Chelan, hike the vast nature, golf, and enjoy all what the Columbia River Valley has to offer. Over 180 acres of land on top of the canyon, you will hardly get better views anywhere else in the state. Completely unobstructed views of the Columbia River the the furthest horizon you can imagine. One of the most magical places to find tranquility and a lot of activities to do. Disclaimers: - Drone flying is allowed inside our property. If you wish to fly a drone please let me know so I can send you a full map of all of our property. You will have 180 acres to fly it. 
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Sagebrush Hollow

1 site · RV, Tent6 acres · Chelan, WA
--OPEN FOR LATE WINTER/EARLY SPRING CAMPING!-- *If conditions allow for access. Full refund if weather makes it unaccessible Come relax and enjoy the views of the Columbia River and the North Cascades. Plenty of sunshine with epic sunsets, our property is where you come to unwind and soak in the sun when the east side of the Cascades is socked in with clouds and rain. If you want to explore the area, it's about a 10-minute car ride to the Columbia River and 20 minutes to Chelan and all that is offered there. Our favorite activities when we visit are to listen to the birds chirp and take in the surroundings. There are several lava rock piles that speak to the long and volcanic geological history of the area. We also really enjoy walking the dirt road on the ridge. It provides some of the most incredible views in the area. The dirt road section over the ridge can be a little rough and dusty and it's recommended that guests have a medium clearance vehicle, such as a Subaru Outback. However, a guest once drove their Honda Civic down to the site, so it really depends on your comfort level. If in doubt, just ask! We have a security camera on site we use for wildlife sightings and to check the weather. If the idea of having the camera bothers you, feel free to place a blanket or some other type of cover during your stay. We can also turn the camera to only face the entrance. Just let us know. Please respect the surroundings and others' property. There are several other vacation cabins in the area and everyone enjoys their peace and quiet. If you're looking for peace and tranquility, Sagebrush Hollow is the place for you.
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Overnight at the Oasis

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · Anatone, WA
Boggan's Oasis is in the SE corner of Washington state, right on the breathtaking Grande Ronde River. Visitors can arrive by driving to the bottom of Rattlesnake Grade (WA-129), or the bottom of Buford Grade (OR-3). These two curvacious roads are extremely popular rides for motorcyclists and bicyclists nationally. Visitors may also arrive by water (rafts, driftboats, jetboats, kayaks, etc) coming downriver from Oregon, or upriver from the Snake River (WA/ID). Many other unpaved roads will lead guests to our canyon, which creates great opportunities for off-road vehicle adventures! The Grande Ronde River, which drains much of northeast Oregon's Union and Wallowa counties, is fed by snowpack in the Elkhorn Mountains. The Wallowa River, a major tributary to the Grande Ronde, headwaters in the Wallowa Mountains, mostly within the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Twenty-two miles from Boggan's Oasis, the Grande Ronde River flows into the mighty Snake River. The river is surrounded by steep, rugged canyon walls that rise 3000 to 4000 feet above the river level. Dense conifer forests blend into grassy slopes set off by scattered conifer "stringers." Called "The Land of Winding Waters" by Native Americans, the river is home to rainbow trout, dolly varden, whitefish, squawfish, suckers, bass, and steelhead. Rocky Mountain elk, mule deer, whitetail deer, bighorn sheep, bear, bald eagles, and a variety of smaller animals and birds can be seen daily. And yes, there are rattlesnakes! Fishing, hunting, hiking, all kinds of boating/floating, offroad vehicle riding, and animal/bird watching are beyond expectations in this area. Seasonally, guests can also successfully gather a variety of mushrooms and berries while on one of the many nearby hiking trails. Many of these short walks also lead to incredible, far-reaching views of the Blue Mountains, Wenaha wildlife sanctuary, Hells Canyon, and the tri-state area. In the hotter summer months, the swimming hole below the Boggan's Bridge is a popular way to cool off. Boggan's Oasis also offers fishing trips, float trips, shuttles, and a FULL restaurant! Check our website for more info.
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Sequim Prairie Mountain View

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents4 acres · Sequim, WA
4.5 acres of horse boarding with round pen surrounded by hay fields, pasture and horses.
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Desert Solar Winds

5 sites · RVs2 acres · Kennewick, WA
Welcome to your perfect parking spot for vanlifers and RV travelers near Kennewick, WA! Introducing our sought-after driveway that is ready to cater to your parking needs during your journey. Located right next to Kennewick, this convenient and secure spot provides an optimal base for exploring all that this vibrant city has to offer. 🗺️ Nestled amidst breathtaking natural beauty, Tricities offers a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts including boating or paddle boarding on the Columbia River. Immerse yourself in nearby wineries, where you can savor exquisite local vintages against the backdrop of rolling vineyards. Unleash your adventurous spirit with thrilling water sports, fishing, or hiking in the mesmerizing Tri-Cities region. 🚐 Our driveway boasts ample space to accommodate your van or RV comfortably, ensuring a relaxing and hassle-free stay. With our commitment to safety, you can have peace of mind knowing your vehicle is well-protected in a trustworthy location. 💡 Along with the ideal parking spot, we offer a range of convenient amenities to enhance your experience. Stay connected with our high-speed Wi-Fi, allowing you to plan your next adventure or catch up on your favorite shows. Access to 15-30 Amp power outlets ensures your devices stay charged, keeping you powered up for your unforgettable journey. 📍 Plus, you'll love the unbeatable location. Our driveway is situated just minutes away from top attractions, vibrant entertainment, and delectable dining options. Whether you're seeking eclectic local art or craving delicious farm-to-table cuisine, everything is within your reach. 🌟 Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity for a safe, secure, and convenient parking experience in Kennewick. Book your stay with us today and make your road trip unforgettable! 🌟
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HDH Orchards

20 sites · RVs, Tents130 acres · Buena, WA
Beautiful apple/ cherry orchard with BLM land on 2 sides. Lots of wildlife, ORV trails and more. Enjoy the peace and quiet and all that Yakima Valley has to offer. Closes by is the Beautiful city of Zilla Washington, where you can enjoy great meals at local restaurants and shopping. Come stay and play any day of the week.
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Whimsy Rock Homestead

3 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Moses Lake North, WA
Learn more about this land: Horses Welcome with no extra charge (bring your own corral). Plenty of space to ride. Come and enjoy the big sky and open spaces on our Central Washington homestead. From your campsite, you will be able to sit and enjoy the breathtaking sunsets and view of the Cascade Mountains to the West. At night you will only need to look up into the sky to clearly spot millions of stars. You will also be given farm fresh eggs to enjoy with a meal. On our homestead, you will see chickens and goats. If in season, you can explore the garden. Enjoy the walking trail right on our property or ride your bikes. Kids will have plenty of room to run, play, and picnic. Children are also welcome to set up their own tent for a night of parent-free fun. Make sure to check out all the extras we offer by clicking on a campsite for those details. From feeding and cuddling goats to star gazing with cocoa. There is plenty of space if you bring your equestrian friends with you. Just bring your portable corral with you. :) With a short drive, you will find seasonal hunting, fishing, biking, hiking (Beezley Hill) , lakes, golf, mini golf, water park, bowling, and a good selection of restaurants. There are also two Walmarts nearby for any of your needs. A little farther and you will find natural pools at Potholes State Park, Soap Lake, Coulee Dam, and Lake Lenore Caves. Interesting fact: Our homestead is located on the McConihe Flats. 1200 years ago the Sinkiuse Indians would meet on the McConihe Flats and trade. They would also collect things along the shore of the lake such, as duck eggs and reeds, which are still around today. We are conveniently located between Moses Lake and Ephrata Washington. Only 12 minutes from either town where you can find Walmart, other stores, and resturants for all your needs.
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Nadja's Hideway

4 sites · Lodging5 acres · Lyle, WA
Happy New Year! We’ll be ready to open up again this spring, so start planning for the 2024 season. Hope you can be our guest this year. Play in Hood River during the day, relax in the country at night. We're 6.5 miles up in the hills, called High Prairie, above the sleepy town Lyle. Enjoy the peace on our 5 acre hideaway, wake up with the chickens - we have a rooster just FYI - (and yes we sell fresh eggs :). Take a walk to look at Mt. Adams which is just around the corner. Hiking, biking, kite boarding, windsurfing all within a few miles of reach with never ending opportunities to get your exercise. Just ask for tips. The land has mostly Oak trees where you can take your nap in your hang matt. The place is easy accessible, far away from all but still close to all Gorge attractions during the day. The town has a nice little convenience store, breakfast place and the Sandbar that has good food and some entertainment. Grocery shopping is best done in Hood River, White Salmon or The Dalles. Once up here, there isn't much, so come prepared.
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Camp Cowiche - Orchard Getaway

3 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Cowiche, WA
Explore the abundance of offerings at our site! In addition to our tents and vintage Aristocrat camper, we host events, providing you with indoor and outdoor spaces to suit your preferences. Dine on the patio, engage in card games within your designated space, relax in the hammock, or swing to your heart's content while enjoying views of the Eastern slopes of the Cascades. Each space comes equipped with a firepit stocked with plenty of wood. Additionally, a flat-top grill and BBQ are available for your culinary adventures. The farmhouse provides convenient access to restrooms and showers. At our site, we tailor every experience to be unique and centered around our guests. Situated close to hiking, fishing, wineries, breweries, restaurants, and nightlife, there's something for everyone. Guests will enjoy full access to all outdoor spaces, including leisurely walks among the orchards for a truly immersive experience.
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Coyote Estates

10 sites · RVs8 acres · Brewster, WA
This property is a great camp for enjoying everything that Eastern Washington outdoors has to offer. The Columbia river is in the valley below which provides fishing and watersports. The property is adjacent to thousands of acres of State and federal land which are free to explore. Winter tends to bring significant snowfall which makes this a great destination for winter sports as well. The property sits on top of a mountain plateau known as Harmony Heights. The site is about a 20 minute drive to Brewster or Pateros and about 40 minutes to Lake Chelan.  This is an fairly large site and will accommodate two RV's as well as plenty of area for tent camping. There is plenty of good spots to play with dogs without any conflicts. Despite the existence of year round residences and cabins this area is still very wild so you have a chance of an encounter with any critter that is native to the forests and prairies of North Central Washington. This includes but is not limited to the occasional bull snake, rattle snake, badger, black bear, mule deer, whitetail deer, moose, coyote, wolf, mountain lion, bobcat, as well as all kinds of birds including blue birds, hawks, owls, turkey, chukar, ravens, Hungarian partridge, quail, and forest grouse. Bring a field guide you will be happy you did.
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Stunning Columbia valley views!

1 site · RV, Tent20 acres · Orondo , WA
Learn more about this land:Raw wilderness with awesome views of the Chelan and Columbia river valleys. Clear night skies with hiking and possiblities of dirt biking, ATVing, horse back and mountain biking.
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Similkameen River Camp

10 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Oroville, WA
Previously owned by the same family for over 50 years and recently Purchased By Nick and Ashley Vowels in 2017. just recently started to build a little farm with vegetable gardens and a small flock of chickens. We also have a small music venue for festivals.
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Desert camping in Washington guide

Overview

Welcome to Hipcamp! Looking to experience the desert terrain in Washington? You're in luck! We offer over 165 camping options specifically tailored to your activity/terrain preference. With options starting as low as $15 per night, you can find the perfect campsite that fits your budget. Looking for top-rated campsites? Check out Earthlight Camping (120 reviews), Nadja's Hideaway (46 reviews), and Sequim Prairie Mountain View (48 reviews). Enjoy popular amenities like potable water, trash disposal, and toilets, and engage in activities such as fishing, paddling, and off-roading (OHV). Get ready for an unforgettable camping experience in the Washington desert!

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