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Bear Acres

1 site · RV, Tent4 acres · Leavenworth, WA
Our property is located approximately 18 miles west of Leavenworth and approximately 17 east of Stevens Pass. The property is 4.65 acres that includes a park that we created. We can accommodate RV's (up to 30 feet), camper trailers and tents. There is a 30amp hookup available and access to portable water. Good food and great beer go hand in hand throughout the summer in Leavenworth. Leavenworth offers delicious authentic German food and traditional German beer. There are some great breweries in town and wine tasting opportunities if beer isn't for you. Visit Lake Wenatchee State Park which is approximately 5 miles from Bear Acres. The lake is surrounded by mountains and is an excellent place for fishing, swimming, boating, and hiking. Explore Icicle Creek, which is not only a beautiful area to explore but offers a range of trailheads to various hiking trails. If you're really feeling adventurous, try hiking the popular and beautiful Enchantments. Whitewater rafting on the Wenatchee River is one of the most popular things to do in Leavenworth. The peak season is between May and June, while you’ll find a somewhat more relaxed experience throughout the rest of the summer. Nestled in the Cascade Mountain Range along the Pacific Crest Trail, summertime at Stevens Pass is full of activities. From hiking the Cowboy Mountain Nature Trail to an 18-hole disc golf course to mountain biking, there is something for everyone. With a variety of trails, mountain biking at Stevens Pass is suited for both beginner riders and the experienced biker. If enjoying the views is more your speed, enjoy one of the resort’s scenic chairlift rides.
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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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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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Green Pastures RV Getaway

1 site · RV2 acres · Leavenworth, WA
Wake up to wild turkeys in the morning. Nestled in the ponderosa pines this little slice of heaven features water, power and septic hook ups and a fire pit.
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🐿️ Chipmunk

3 sites · Lodging, RVs1 acre · Leavenworth, WA
The property is nestled in the mountains between the Bavarian village of Leavenworth and Lake Wenatchee State Park. It is a natural playground with something for everyone, from shopping and tastings downtown to all season, outdoor adventures. Enjoy exceptional amenities including: covered parking, 30 amp electric, water, covered deck with hot tub, dry bar, fire table, 65 inch TV (except during cold weather), lounges, Bluetooth speakers, and heaters. Sport court with badminton and tether ball. Grass area for bocce ball and croquet. Two patios with Adirondack chairs, tables and chairs, lounges, picnic table, herb garden, grill with all supplies, fire pit (except during burn ban). Please remember that amenities are for MAXIMUM 4 REGISTERED GUESTS ONLY. That means anywhere on the property any time of day. No pets, parties, or smoking of any kind! There are security cameras outside, which may not be altered in any way. If house rules are broken, you will be required to leave the premises without refund. Registering guest must have prior positive reviews, be 25+ years old, and be in attendance. Please review the cancellation policy before booking. We do not accept children under 5 years old. Children must have adult supervision on the deck due to the hot tub. Please cover the hot tub, turn off fire table, and turn off the outside heaters, TV, and music when not in use.
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Waterfall Camp. Index

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Gold Bar, WA
Welcome to Waterfall Camp where you'll enjoy a breathtaking and unique view of the "sunset Waterfall" located on the South Fork Skykomish River in Index WA , in the western foothills of the Cascade Mountains, off of Highway 2. find more pictures on Instagram @waterfall_camp This land used to be the property of the local market owner. From there you have a pristine and unique view of the sunset falls, where The Dept of Fish and Game built a fish ladder. You might spot some wildlife including eagles, deers and salmon during the Fall. Don't forget your camera, binoculars and camping chairs to take in the awesome views. Local places to hike include Wallace Falls, Sunset Falls, Lake Serene, Bridal Veil Falls trail ( literally 5 minutes away from us), or maybe you like rock climbing, white water rafting, kayaking or fishing. All are available if you drive to Index; located just minutes away. Located at the very end of a private community area (you will need the code) , this place offers a very peaceful setting, including the rushing and relaxing sound of the waterfall and the occasional whistle of a train. Approximately 55 miles east of Seattle and 25 miles west of Steven's Pass. We welcome, tents and camper vans, small to medium groups of campers.
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$125
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Cozy dry cabin across the tracks

1 site · Lodging10 acres · Leavenworth, WA
My husband & I put a lot of blood sweat & tears into making this a place our kids would enjoy during our weekend vacations to Leavenworth. We love hiking & there are a ton of nearby hikes. Despite it being located on the other side of the train tracks, we always seem to have a good time. We hope you enjoy it too!Learn more about this land:Outdoor enthusiast will enjoy this glamp spot! Utilize the dry cabin equipped with two twin size beds, a pullout couch bed, a dining table with 4 chairs & extra seating. With plenty of space outdoors, feel free to pitch a tent or bring your RV for friends! It is a dry cabin meaning there is no running water. We have it powered with a solar panel which should give enough electricity to charge phones & lights as needed. There is also an outhouse with a compost bucket if you'd like to use that. The downside to this lovely parcel is it's on the opposite side of the train tracks, so there will be occasional noise. Maybe it adds to the uniqueness? Just keep that in mind as once in a blue moon, the train does stop so you may be stuck for a few minutes. Oh & those power lines sometimes make a crackling noise. Sometimes we notice it & other times we don't. Now that we got that out of the way, the pros are it's a great place to explore. There are a ton of nearby hikes. This spot is in between Stevens Pass & the famous Alps candy store, with each being about 15 mins away. There is a gas station/convenient store, a few diners, and a rest stop within 5 minutes. Historical Leavenworth is about 20 mins. There is a spot for campfires, a small 2 burner propane stove & an ice chest for your convenience, but you will need to bring the propane. 
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Flussfelsen Campground

3 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Peshastin, WA
Two RV sites with Power and Water hookups located on two and a half acres of beautiful creek-front land within minutes of Leavenworth. The two sites are adjacent to each other so renting both is a great option for large groups. Let the sound of Peshastin Creek lull you to sleep at night after a long day of fun in the Leavenworth area. Area attractions include tubing, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, skiing, and shopping. The campground is a quick 15 minutes from downtown Leavenworth on year-round plowed roads. Both campsites are complete with Water as well as 30A Power hookups, and a fire pit. Feel free to take a dip in the creek to cool down! A port-a-potty is also available for use by guests and is refreshed weekly.
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Getaway at the Rivers Edge

1 site · RV, Tent3 acres · Entiat, WA
There is approximately 3 acres of property on the river to enjoy. Floating the the River is a pastime enjoyed by many. Sitting on the beach just passing the time is just as good, what ever your pleasure is you will enjoy it hear. That's why we call this place Getaway at the rivers edge, only rule HAVE FUN.
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Camp Koinonia

26 sites · RVs, Tents111 acres · Cle Elum, WA
Camp Koinonia includes access to a full court basketball court, trout fishing pond, fun zone area for kids, heated pool June 1-Sept 30 and 80 acres of hiking trails. We also have an escape room, kayaks with lifeguard, slingshots when staff are available. Amenities are based on staffing. If you are curious what options will be available please contact the host. August & September all amenities are offered. Wood is not included but is for sale. There is a sledding/tubing hill perfect for the kids. Our property also has large areas to explore including snowshoe trails.Accommodations range from camp sites, to cabins - along with RV sites. All of our listings allow pets, campfires (when burn bans are not in place), and have toilets. Guests love staying here: "This was a great stay. So much for the kids to do and explore- fishing pond, canoes, jungle gym, life size chess, trails, teepee. Kevin was overly accommodating and available for any needs/ questions. Our trailer even got a flat tire the day we tried to leave and him and his friend helped us change the tire before leaving that day. We will stay here again!"
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The Lakes

8 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Manson, WA
We purchased this 60+ acre property in 2004 as an apple orchard. We still maintain 12 acres of the orchard and replaced the rest with grape vines several years ago. This peaceful location with surrounding mountains, lakes and nature will make you want to call it home. Whether you are planning on spending your time relaxing, wine tasting, hiking, fishing, hunting or a little bit of everything this camp site is just minutes from it all.
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Derby Canyon Retreat

3 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Cashmere, WA
Welcome to the Derby Canyon Retreat! Located just 14 miles from Leavenworth, this 6 acre private paradise is entrenched in nature. Enjoy the serene surroundings, natural setting, wooded mountain land, various and beautiful terrain surrounding this site. This site is dedicated to sustainable living and development. Currently available as raw land to setup your camp, we have big plans for summer and fall of 2023. Throughout the coming months we will be installing a biogas outhouse toilet, additional campsites, and possibly an outdoor pizza oven! In the coming years we plan to build a pond, bring solar power, and create a self sustaining vacation paradise. Booking this hipcamp is supporting sustainable living and development! :D If you like nature, there are many features for you. From hiking to biking, off road access, hunting, or wildlife viewing, Derby Canyon offers it all. Enjoy a day in Leavenworth, the Wenatchee River, mountain bike trail, or a hike in the mountains. Though most of the area does not receive cell phone service (I have Verizon) we do get service at this site. Located about 5 miles off the county road, cell service will fall off for the first 4 miles, however most people will have service at the site itself. Please PRINT or DOWNLOAD the directions I will email you for OFFLINE use! For now we are offering this site as a private escape campsite to enjoy the depths of nature in a serene setting. Wood fires are not allowed but we do have a propane firepit available for use.
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The best camping near Lake Wenatchee State Park guide

Overview

About

Lake Wenatchee State Park is a wonder in all four seasons; the kind of place you want to make lasting memories with friends or fly solo with ambient jams in your headphones while you discover the beauty of Mother Nature. Across 489 acres you have a choice of both South and North Park; South offering campsites with sick views of glacier-fed Lake Wenatchee, horseback riding, and swimming. North offering a more chilled out vibe, less development, and lots of lush forest to explore. No need to choose sides though! The park’s automated pay system makes it easy to stay for a few days. And you’ll want to with robust activities including 8 miles of hiking and biking trails, windsurfing or water skiing in addition fishing, kayaking, swimming, rock climbing, and even golf. A visit in the winter is just as spellbinding with 25 miles of cross-country skiing, interpretive snowshoeing trails, ice climbing, snowmobiling, and dog sleddin’. Perhaps best of all, they offer groomed sled riding trails. With over 150 inches of snowfall every winter, you can barrell your bottom down those groomed hills until your heart’s content. Go back to where you started, and do it all again.

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Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve campsites and one of the two picnic areas over the phone or by using the Washington State Parks online reservation system. Reservations can be made up to nine months in advance. New sites go live at 7am Pacific Time.
  2. If you can't find a campsite for your entire stay, you can split your stay across two campsites without having to pay double reservation fees. However, this can only be done over the phone.
  3. Campsites operate on a first-come, first-served basis from mid-October until late March. Winter camping takes place in the south day-use area and Sno-Park permits are required.

When to go

If you like warm temperatures and aren't fond of rain, the best time to visit is in July or August, when weather is at its finest. However, plenty of people come for winter camping, when the park and its surroundings are covered with white snow, ideal for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding. December is a great time to come to experience the holiday festivities in the nearby faux-Bavarian tourist town of Leavenworth.

Know before you go

  • Lake Wenatchee Park Store sells basic prepared foods, espresso drinks, firewood, ice, and other supplies from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend.
  • Outside of high season, the nearest place to pick up supplies is Leavenworth, where there are banks, a supermarket, gas stations, and lots of German-inspired restaurants.
  • While there are heated restrooms and a hot shower for wintertime use, hookups are not available during the November through March offseason.
  • Burn bans are common during the summer wildfire season. During such periods, campfires and some types of cooking devices are prohibited.
  • You will not need a Discover Pass (annual access permit) if you are camping in the park.

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