The best camping near Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

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Cascade River Retreat

18 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Marblemount, WA
This property is a Native American homestead. We are located in Marblemount, WA along the Cascade river. Every site we have you can hear the river and walk to in less that 5 minutes. There is an amazing rocky beach along the river with the view of mountains all around. We are located 4 minutes from the town of Marblemount were there is 2 gas stations with some food and drink items, propane and a small hardware section year round. Marblemount has 3 restaurants open in the summer. The town also a post office. We are 15 minutes from the North Cascades National Park and an entrance to the Pacific Crest Trail. We offer fire wood ($5.00 a bundle), propane fire pits ($10.00 a night, please request ahead via messaging to Heather ) and in season vegetables (price varies depending). You can pay cash or Venmo on site. Please be aware that we have a Firework show for the 4th of July. We really appreciate your interest in our small homestead.
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Winedown Camp at Boulder Creek

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · WA
This property is located within a gated cabin community called Cascade River Park Club. Your camping lot is located in a beautiful wooded lot surrounded by trees and vegetation, and a creek that wraps around the property. It includes a large fire pit, 6 Adirondack chairs, a bench overlooking the creek, and a picnic table.
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$75
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Booked 10 times

Glacier Peak Resort and Winery

39 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Rockport, WA
We are a small boutique resort nestled in the North Cascades. Cabins, RV spots, or Tents on the river. We have you covered. Perfect spot for your entire group or family. Perfect for large groups, reunions, or retreats. Enjoy the scenery, take a walk on one of our many trails, go fishing (must have a license of course), wine tasting, wildlife watching, or just relax in the tranquil scenery. Get back to nature and unplug! Our Property lies on the Skagit River. Just steps away from catching a King, Coho, chinook, Chum, Sockeye, or Humpy (Pink), and when in the season of course. Steelhead fishing both summer and winter on the Skagit. The hiking is out of the world with trails for the family, the experienced, or weekend warriors who just want to explore the raw beauty of the great outdoors. We are a great hub, close to everything but with the cozy comfort of home
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Silverline Lakeside Resort

89 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Winthrop, WA
Silverline Lakeside Resort is the perfect place to create unforgettable camping memories along the banks of Pearrygin Lake. Our campground offers a wide range of facilities and amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Water enthusiasts will love our range of watercraft available for rent, and our boat launch makes it easy to access the lake. For land-based activities, we have a mini-golf course and a kids' play structure. Our grassy common areas are perfect for picnics, and we have three fishing docks and a swimming beach for those who enjoy water activities. Our campground facilities include restrooms and showers, a dump station, gravel roads, horseshoe pits, boat trailer parking, and Wi-Fi access. We have a 20-acre field away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the park where campers can pick a spot and post up with a tent. All campers have full use of the resort amenities. We also offer a range of amenities at our campsites to ensure your comfort and enjoyment. Our RV sites come with full hook-ups and 5/20/30/50 amp electrical connections. We have gravel RV sites and pull-through sites with angled in/out parking. For those who prefer to be closer to the water, we offer lakeside and creekside sites, and for those who appreciate scenic mountain views, we have mountain-view sites. Our general store is stocked with all the camping essentials, including fishing tackle, RV supplies, firewood, and ice. We also have an onsite restaurant, the Wagon Wheel Kitchen, where you can enjoy delicious food and unlimited pancakes on weekends. If you prefer to dine out, we offer a range of food and drinks. No matter what your camping style or preferences, Silverline Lakeside Resort has amenities that cater to your needs. We aim to ensure that your camping experience is comfortable, relaxing, and unforgettable.
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The Landing at Index WA

8 sites · RVs, Tents16 acres · Index, WA
Welcome to The Landing at Index - located on the South Fork Skykomish River, in the western foothills of the Cascade Mountains, off of Highway 2. With 16 acres of beautiful, private woods and breathtaking views of Mt. Index, this is a wonderful getaway to kick back and relax after your day of adventures, or just to escape the city rush. The campsite is at the bottom of a rugged drive so an SUV or AWD vehicle are recommended, especially during the wetter seasons of Spring and Fall. When the property was logged approximately 100 years ago they scooped out gravel from the river to make their roads in the area thus creating the back eddy lagoon along the beach. The Department of Fish and Game have a fish ladder at Sunset Falls just upstream and BNSF railroad owns the large vacant tract down stream.A rather peaceful setting, including the rushing sound of the river and the occasional whistle of a train. You will feel refreshed and rejuvenated after you stay at The Landing.Pets are welcome, there is a toilet on site campfires allowed (when burn bans are not in place).
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Lil Bit O' Heaven Camping

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents3 acres · Marblemount, WA
Welcome to Lil Bit O' Heaven Camping! Here you will find beautiful and unique places to camp right on the Cascade River, approximately 3 minutes outside of Marblemount, WA. We are right next to the Marblemount Boat Launch and within an easy walk into town if you want to visit the local restaurants or need camping gear. Our property has five tent campsites on the river as well as a 26' glamping dome (previously used for artic research) completely painted with a galaxy of the night sky. A converted antique hay trailer turned tiny house with an 8' ceiling loft with 3-way views of the forest and river, deck, and private "magic spot" on the Cascade River. The Lil Bit O Heaven Campground is the perfect base camp for your summer adventure! Firewood is available onsite most of the summer. Fresh, clean drinking water, permanent bathrooms and a private shower are available for all campers. An outdoor (completely private) shower is available for those who book the tiny house. Please note that you must follow any local fire bans. Please check the fire conditions PRIOR to making a campfire. Please note that there are areas where you can get directly to the side of the Cascade River, and the river is swift and dangerous! It is not safe for swimming and no safe for unattended children and/or pets.
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Camp Keyser Forest Camp

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Swede Heaven, WA
Camp Keyser is a wooded 5 acre parcel in the mountains, near mountain loop highway - in the center of everything wonderful in the northern cascade mountains. We have one private cabin and 6 campsites. Tent campers will enjoy the lush landscape of a mature forest with sites along the (seasonal) Thirsty Creek. Nearby (3 minute walk), users can contemplate views of Whitehorse Mountain, Jumbo Mountain, Glacier Peak, and Whitechuck Mountain. This part of the Stillaguamish valley and the adjacent Mountain Loop Highway is known for a great selection of hiking trails, at all skill levels. It is perfect hub for all of your outdoor interests. The trailhead for the summit of Whitehorse Mountain is just a mile away, as is Old Mine Road trail (45 minute hike ending in 2 waterfalls). A 15-20 minute walk takes campers to a swimming hole in the cool Stillaguamish river for a dip or a paddle. Even closer is Whitehorse Regional Trail (great for biking, walking and horseback riding) built on the bed of the former BNSF railroad through the North Stillaguamish River Valley, spanning over 27 miles. The nearly level trail meanders through the valley, rewarding visitors with picturesque, landscape views of forests, farmland, streams and rivers, and mountain vistas. Sites have a generous fire pit and access to a Porta-Potty. For bathing I recommend cool dip in the Stillaguamish River. In season there is also fishing, snowshoeing, concerts at the blue grass festival grounds, a rodeo, and so much more.
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Eldorado Glamping

2 sites · Lodging3 acres · Rockport, WA
Can't get a campsite.....no problem! We have you covered with camping and all the luxury amenities that you normally cannot get. There is running potable water, hot tub, fridge, grill, fire pit and more. Get away from it all and stay in a dome under the stars right at the base of the North Cascades. You would be a 10 minute drive to the Cascade River Road, and two small hiking trails right from the dome itself. Treat yourself to a luxury and private weekend of camping!
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Booked 6 times

Camp We Nap

2 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Concrete, WA
Welcome to your wooded riverfront paradise! Over 500 feet of river front land with 2 acres of woods no amenities, you bring it in you take it out campfires are allow but you must make sure there are no burn bans. You may drive onto property but don't drive onto the beach Besides the beach you can park right next to your tent or camper if you wish You may camp on the beach after confirming you are the only campers there. There may be 2 other groups on this property. You can also book all sites for a discount if you want the property to yourself Off leash pets welcome Land is located 10 minutes from gas stations, bars, grocery stores, everything you need! Local activities include fishing, kayaking, white water rafting, off roading, hunting Whether you're casting a line for fish, taking a refreshing dip in the river, or embarking on a thrilling river rafting or kayaking expedition, there's no shortage of water-based activities to enjoy. Off-roading enthusiasts will delight in exploring nearby trails, while hunters can seek out game in the surrounding forest. In the winter months, snowmobiling and snowboarding are popular pastimes, offering adrenaline-pumping fun against a backdrop of snowy landscapes. And for those who prefer a more leisurely pursuit, birdwatching along the riverbank promises sightings of a variety of wild avian species. Conveniently located just a 10-minute drive from local amenities, including bars, gas stations, and grocery stores, our property offers easy access to everything you need for a comfortable stay. To enhance your outdoor experience, we offer a variety of extras for purchase. From recreational equipment like bikes, kayaks, and hammocks to camping essentials like tents and sleeping bags, we have everything you need to make the most of your time in nature. Need something specific that's not on the list? Just send us a message, and we'll do our best to accommodate your request. So pack your bags, gather your friends and family, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure at our wooded riverfront retreat. Your outdoor paradise awaits!
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Cascade River Escape

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Marblemount, WA
An enchanting glampsite nestled in the gated Cascade River Community of Marblemount, Washington. Located in close proximity to the breathtaking cascade river, the site offers a peaceful retreat amidst nature's wonders, promising an unforgettable experience for outdoor enthusiasts and seekers of tranquility. The site features two charming cabin structures, designed to provide a cozy space for a restful night's sleep. Each cabin is large enough to accommodate a queen mattress which can be provided upon request. A spacious fire pit sits at the heart of the site, serving as the centerpiece of the property. Gather around the crackling flames, share stories, and enjoy a s'more or two. For additional guests, there is an 8' x 8' space in the back of the property for a tent setup. Wake up to the gentle sounds of of the river and embrace the tranquility of your natural surroundings, ready to embark on a day of exploration and adventure. A card key is required to access the Cascade River Community. You can pick up the card key from a lock box in Marblemount. The combination will be provided before your stay. Escape to the captivating beauty of Cascade River Community in Marblemount; reconnect with nature, unwind, and create everlasting memories in this serene haven.
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Lautensleger Family Camp Property

8 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Mazama, WA
Choose your perfect spot from 8 different sites (power and water) in the campground. Each site used is $60 (Memorial Day until Labor Day). No need to choose site beforehand, just book and you can choose your site once you arrive as your party will be the only ones there to enjoy the great outdoors! After Memorial Day, there is a porta potty on site. There is a large firepit and plenty of wood for fires (when there isn't a fire ban). There are trails all over for walking or there are trailheads just a short drive away if you want to hike. The river is a 30 second-1minute walk from the campsite. Perfect area to pitch a hammock and enjoy the sounds of nature. The campground is 5 miles away from the Mazama Store which sells amazing food (sandwiches, pastries, cookies, and the famous Sea Salt Baguettes). There is also a portable basketball hoop and a tether ball pole. Group rates available. SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER and MAY campers: There is no water and power, however you are still welcomed to camp at a reduced rate.
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Cascade River Rustic Base Camp

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Marblemount, WA
This property was set up to facilitate car campers, RV campers, tent campers from beginners to experts; everybody will find this spot convenient and enjoyable. Two distinct spaces are leveled, one with a soft dirt pad perfect for tent camping and one of leveled gravel intended for your RV or sprinter van. Hook into water to have it running inside your camper. Gray water disposal is available on site so there's no need to look for another place. Mature trees tower over your nightly campfire. Listen for the funny sounds ravens and crows make talking to each other. Last year, a robin raised her babies in a low stump, letting us all watch them grow. Walk one minute down the road to watch the fish swim in the Little Boulder Creek or find the Cascade River between the trees. Stay alert for hidden waterfalls in every nook and cranny of the park.
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The best camping near Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest guide

Overview

About

Stretching 180 miles south from the Canadian border, this massive, 3.8-million-acre national forest offers something for everyone, from dry steppes and verdant valleys to towering glacial peaks and lush forests. Popular activities include hiking, mountain biking, climbing, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, and, in winter, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Not surprisingly, the camping options are vast as well, with more than 140 developed and dispersed campsites and plenty of space for backcountry camping.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for hikers and birdwatchers: The Klipchuk Campground offers easy access to hiking trails along the North Cascade Scenic Highway and great birdwatching from camp.
  • Best for lake views and water access: All sites at the tent-only Glacier View Campground have lake and mountain views, plus easy access to Lake Wenatchee.
  • Best for climbers: The Early Winters Campground is close to the Goat Wall and Fun Rock climbing areas.

 

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Most campgrounds are first-come, first-served, so plan to arrive early in the day or during the week to grab a spot. More than 20 campgrounds offer campsites available for advance reservations. Book a spot for peak season as soon as possible.
  1. Be sure to check on seasonal opening and closing dates, which vary by campground.

When to go

Summer is the peak season for the forest, and despite the vast size, popular areas can see crowds. Spring is a great time for wildflowers and waterfalls, while late summer and fall bring berries and mushrooms. Late September and early October are good times to look for fall colors. The national forest is home to several ski resorts, which are snow dependent.

Know before you go

  • Permits are required for fishing, hunting, and harvesting of berries and mushrooms. 
  • Overnight permits are required for the Enchantments Area from May 15 to October 31, with a pre-season lottery held between February 15 and March 1. 
  • Motorized and mechanized equipment, including bicycles and drones, are not permitted in designated wilderness areas.
  • Pack some rain gear. Some areas of the forest can see up to 70 inches of precipitation a year.
  • Pets are prohibited in the Enchantment Area and Ingalls Lake area of Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
  • Cell phone coverage can be very spotty, especially in valleys and along rivers, streams, and lakes.

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