Hipcamp host Steppen W.,
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* Due to unpredictability of rain, I no longer deliver firewood to the individual sites, you can pick it up from a conveniently located woodshed where it stays dry.  Just message me for the access code if you add firewood as an extra.

This is easy car access to a raw outdoor camping experience. You will be camping next to the crystal clear Washougal River and have acc


* Due to unpredictability of rain, I no longer deliver firewood to the individual sites, you can pick it up from a conveniently located woodshed where it stays dry.  Just message me for the access code if you add firewood as an extra.

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. The camping area is on the East side of the river.  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 is a portable toilet now between sites 4 and 5 on the east side of the road.  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. 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.  

The Campsites go in the order they appear as you drive through the campground.  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.

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 other 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.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
11 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 30ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Steppen a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Natural features you'll find at Naked Falls in Washington.


The beaches are solid rock river rock. Beautiful for sitting out on a blanket or chair. Perfect for being right on the river ...Read more


I've discovered one small cave out of the water but in the river. There are 2 other small caves I know about behind waterfalls...Read more


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Hipcamper Whitney
Whitney S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 28th, 2017

Naked Falls is a swimming and hiking dream! The property has tons of dispersed camping sites along the Washougal River and gorgeous hiking along old lumber roads from the previous owners. River access includes everything from picnic friendly beaches on swimming holes to cliff jumping into the deep end of the waterfall for the adventurers in your crew. Steve (the host) grew up swimming here and is an amazing resource for all of the ins and outs and history of the property, not to mention a super nice guy. Bring your pooch and your swimsuit and get ready for a lovely stay!

Naturally the first thing we did was set up the hammock.Finally back at camp! It didn't rain for the rest of the night so we were able to cook in the open and hang by the waterfall. Protip: Fairy Lights are a car camping necessity. We'll be dreaming of our stay at Naked Falls until the next time. Happy camping!Butch was very excited on the drive in to Naked Falls camp.
Hipcamper zach
Zach R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 31st, 2017

We really liked the campsite. It was nice and secluded.

We made our reservation the day before our check in date. We tried calling Stephen (the owner) several times the morning of and again about 10 times upon arrival as we were unsure where the site was (the roads were a little confusing) but we couldn't reach him and his voicemail was full. It was a little frustrating after driving 3+ hours.

We eventually found it and were lucky to find one other group staying there who confirmed we were in the right location. We set up camp and had a great first night's stay. It wasn't until the next afternoon that we eventually saw Stephen when we were swimming in the river as he was collecting parking money from other river visitors. He didn't have any idea we were staying at the site, but we explained that we made a reservation on Hipcamp and had tried calling many times. All was well and the rest of the stay was fantastic.

All in all the location was great and we really enjoyed having easy access to the river for swimming. I think once the kinks are worked out with the check in logistics and bathroom, it will make a really great camping location. I will say that the "exclusive access" is a little misleading as there were about 100 other people at the swimming hole throughout the day we were there swimming.

Hipcamper Anna
Anna R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 22nd, 2017

Awesome location, lots of privacy and great host!! Inches from the beautiful washugal river, this epic series of waterfalls overcome the noise of crickets or other wild life. Tons of space to explore and be one with nature. Beautiful, open sky lookout spots, which gave us the perfect place to watch the summer eclipse!! Definitely coming back next year!!

*pack toilet paper & bags to pack out garbage since there's not yet facilities on location, but I hear they're coming soon 🙏

Hipcamper Brianna
Brianna H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
September 3rd, 2018

12/10 would come back to this campsite! We were at #7, the furthest and most secluded spot. It definitely was the most private, but it was still only a short walk down to the falls. The falls themselves are absolutely gorgeous and amazing, with plenty of room to explore and find a nice quiet spot for a dip.

Hipcamper Mark
Mark M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 1)
May 28th, 2017

Amazing property! Know there are no toilets as of May 2017. River access is a little tricky; no trails to speak of. Rustic camping with lots of potential.

Hipcamper Gabriel
Gabriel T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 18th, 2017

Naked Falls is amazing! My wife and I camped for one night and enjoyed the incredible beauty and tranquility. Stephen helped us pick a nice spot just above the river to camp. He is really nice and has a great vision for the place. Thank you, Stephen! What a gift you are creating for people who love a real camping experience. We will definitely be back.

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Hipcamper rashelle
Rashelle J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 1st, 2017

This place is amazing. Steven the host is great. The swimming hole is my favorite place to take my family to which includes my dog Charlie. The camp sites are are nice and isolated. Love how it's peaceful where you set your tents up but lots of fun action at the Falls.

Hipcamper Derek
Derek R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 22nd, 2017

This place was amazing. Our host was very nice and friendly. I'm glad I went with this place over the other options. Short walk to the river and water fall. Great swimming location. The place is secluded heard maybe one car the whole night and think it was our host when he came down to greet us.

Hipcamper Camille
Camille C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 2nd, 2017

Awesome property. It was really cool to go down to the river before all the crowds got there! The host is very friendly and passionate about restoring the land.

Naked Falls
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