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PLEASE READ BELOW AND READ YOUR SITE DESCRIPTION BEFORE BOOKING!

The portable toilets have been removed for the winter.  They will be back in March!

* 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 fir

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PLEASE READ BELOW AND READ YOUR SITE DESCRIPTION BEFORE BOOKING!

The portable toilets have been removed for the winter.  They will be back in March!

* 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. With some exceptions.  Sites 12, 8 and 11 (in that order) are up the hill from the fork at site 2.  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 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.  

Site 12: Hillside Grove

This site is up the hill just before site 8 and sits atop an outcropping from the road.  The sides of the site are steep with extensive fir tree growth. It's new this year and a bit dusty.  Surrounded by a mix of growing alders and firs, it's secluded but not very shady yet.  The trees average a height of about 15 feet, so the shade is limited around the borders of the site.  It has pretty mountain views and is about a 5 to 10 minute walk to the river trail by site 1.  It is a large site that will accommodate 3 large tents or 6 medium to small sized tents.  As with all the sites on the hill, I recommend 4wd but front wheel drive vehicles should be ok.  Not recommended for rear wheel drive vehicles.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
12 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Remove your rubbish
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical connection
No water connection
No sewage dump point
No TV connection
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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Paddling

When the water is high from Fall to Spring. Experts only.

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This is only in the spring during high water and for experts only.

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

Beach

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Cave

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Forest

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Hipcamper Reed

Beautiful place!

Reed M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
October 27th, 2021

Enjoyed the stay very much.

Hipcamper Aaron
Aaron L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 11)
October 25th, 2021

We had a great time staying at site 11, way at the top of the mountain. The views up there are gorgeous! Definitely recommend 4x4 for sites 8 & 11, the road was steep but well maintained.

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Hipcamper Kyrie

Beautiful and quiet

Kyrie A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
October 19th, 2021

I stayed at site #10 - it was beautiful and remote and felt like I had the whole place to myself! What a wonderful treasure - i wish i could see the falls in the spring with the waters in full force!

Hipcamper Peter

You better be booking

Peter B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 11)
October 4th, 2021

Beautiful views, quiet and secluded site, and easy access to the nearby falls and river. One of the few camp experiences I returned home from and immediately wanted to book again. Steppen was also very helpful and friendly throughout the process!

Hipcamper Colleen

Site 12 is great

Colleen J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 12)
October 3rd, 2021

Site 12 was great. We were a little uncertain of how the road would be but with AWD it was no issue at all. The view is gorgeous and star gazing is a must. Campsite was large and spacious with decent privacy (fit 2 medium tents/1 large tent and 3 dogs). It is at the edge of a ledge (cliff), which isn’t as bad as it sounds but for kids might be a consideration. Would definitely recommend!

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Hipcamper mari

A gem, well worth it

Mari T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 27th, 2021

Our stay at Naked falls was wonderful. With 2 small kids, camp 3 worked great for us and the falls are just gorgeous!! I’m grateful that Stephen is stewarding this land and making it accessible for camping. It seems like he does a lot to keep the campgrounds well maintained and legally above board. The $50/nightly fee is well worth it and seems necessary for making the campground possible.

Hipcamper Grace-Sadie

Site 12 is amazing but be prepared

Grace Sadie C.
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(Site 12)
September 26th, 2021

The view from site 12 is to die for. I imagine it would be ideal for a meteor shower! But the hill is gnarly and steep. I did it in my 2001 Honda Accord. But if it was rainy or windy no way i would have felt safe. That said camping on top of a mountain can not be beat.

Hipcamper Grace-Sadie

Heaven on earth but a lot of walkin

Grace Sadie C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 26th, 2021

I loved loved loved camp site 2. Camping on top of a waterfall can not be beat. But from where you park to where to the site is a decent trek. I would recommend packing minimally. Trail is tight and lots of black berries. So is probably not for everyone. I loved it but my legs are sore! 😂🏕✌🏽

Hipcamper Jake

Gorgeous falls to ourselves

Jake S.
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(Site 4)
September 26th, 2021

We had the gorgeous falls completely to ourselves for swimming and relaxing today and yesterday. Site #4 was able to accommodate our two cars and four tents no problem. There was a fire pit, and nearby porta potties in good condition. Such a lovely section of river!!

Property
Naked Falls
State
Washington
Country
United States
$50/night
12 Sites