About The Landing
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. There is a fire pit, outhouse and large picnic table. Be sure to bring your tent, firewood and water. You might spot some wildlife including deer, eagles, raccoons and salmon running during the Fall. Don't forget your camera and binoculars to take in the awesome views. Local places to hike include Wallace Falls, Sunset Falls, Lake Serene, Bridal Veil Falls, or maybe you like rock climbing, white water rafting, kayaking or fishing. All are available and located just minutes away. 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. Approximately 55 miles east of Seattle and 25 miles west of Steven's Pass.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 2
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent Only
- Check in after: 2PM
- Check out before: 1PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Weeknight discount: 20% off
The vibe at The Landing
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The Landing in Index, WA was incredible! Driving up Highway 2 in Washington is one of the nation's best, but being able to stop on the Skykomish River in the heart of the Cascades and camp on 16 acres of private, riverfront, beach access land is a dream come true. In August the river was low and we were able to swim in the warm waters and practically anywhere along the Landing we wanted to. David the land owner was there doing some bush trimming and showed us all around the 16 acres. There are multiple spots you could pitch a tent, from the wooded sites to on large river banks. David was great and plans to expand the camping sites and locations people can pitch their tents. The outhouse was very clean and nice as well! It really was an amazing break from the city and we will be back as soon as possible!
We absolutely loved our time at The Landing! The site was very secluded and overlooked the Skykomish River. It's a very short easy path down to the water. We brought our dogs and they loved it too. The site included a fire pit, charcoal grill, and huge picnic table. There was even a cable hung above the picnic table from tree to tree to hang a tarp in case of rain. And the outhouse was nice but don't forget a flashlight!
A couple things to note:
1. No potable water. Be sure to plan ahead.
2. The driveway from Highway 2 down to the campsite was very rough. Luckily our vehicles included a jeep and a full-size pickup truck.
The host was very communicative and laid-back. We definitely want to make another trip back soon!
The Landing was a spectacular spot for a quick camping trip. The campsite was secluded and quaint, with a gorgeous view of Mt. Index and the surrounding scenery. Alongside the Skykomish river, there were fish and wildlife in abundance.
Amenities include a picnic table, grill, fire pit, and outhouse. There was even a tarp set up in case of rain fall, which I found to be most hospitable. We met our camp host on Saturday and he was an extremely nice fellow.
I would definitely recommend camping here if you get the chance! The Landing is an unbeatable place to spend your vacation.
This place is awesome. It's pretty quiet and secluded, but it's also relatively close to smaller towns and cities. The site itself is gorgeous; the mountain and the river are in view, and the host provides a few very convenient amenities for use: a tarp already suspended, an outdoor grill area, a fire pit, and an outhouse. Not to mention a fancy sign for the site.
The host himself is very amiable. I emailed him quite a bit, mainly because I had to switch my reservations. He was quick to respond, friendly, and answered all of my questions and concerns.
In the future, I will be booking this site again. I would recommend that if you're thinking about it, just do it. It's pretty great.
We spent one night here, and it was awesome. It was rainy and cool, and our host, Dave, set up a huge tarp over the equally huge picnic table in preparation for our arrival. He also helped us drag over some brush for a fire while giving us a tour of the place, which has some pretty sweet views along the river. Though it was rainy, our tent area was nice and clear and close to the neatly maintained outhouse, and we even managed to keep a fire going in the drizzle thanks to Dave's assistance and advice.
We'd advise caution to those traveling without 4wheel drive, our car had some difficulty going down the path to the site, and definitely going back up! Dave even put down fresh gravel, and we still got stuck, but being the awesome dude that he is, he drove all the way from Seattle with a friend's Jeep to help us, AND brought us lunch to boot!
All in all, the Landing was great, but Dave was even greater. Cannot recommend highly enough!
The Landing turned out to be a fantastic choice to get away from life in the city. The space was just right. It felt very secluded with your own personal river and a backdrop of mountain peeks. David, the host, was on the property when I arrived to help me find the right/best spot to stay. I would strongly recommend taking a SUV or AWD vehicle if it has been wet recently. I have a crossover FWD vehicle and got stuck one time right after a day of rain. Overall, was great place for me and the pup to relax and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for their personal 16 acres of freedom. Also, a great coffee hut right down the road on your way out of town.
The Landing was fantastic! We stayed for one night in June. Had an easy time finding the place, it's just between the bridge and coffee spot. The road down is best handled by a vehicle with some clearance but was not difficult to navigate. The property is large enough for a big group but cozy enough that we were comfortable enough as two humans and a pup. The waterfront access and views of the mountain are breathtaking. You can see a few houses but we had no interactions with people and really felt like we had the place to ourselves. The water is a short step downhill from where the owner set up a stone campfire and some seating, as well as a tarp-covered picnic bench and grill. While we worked on the fire I could easily keep an eye on my pup running back and forth from us and the rocky banks. The water was too chilly and quick to swim but I could imagine getting some use out of it later in the summer like other reviews have shown in photos. We car camped close to the water but there was also a decent sized clearing where we could have set up shop. The owner also has a (very clean!) out house set up and stocked with supplies a short distance from camp. Although we didn't meet in person, the owner checked in with us before, upon arrival, and after departure so we felt very taken care of. Best of all the camp site is very close to some prime hiking including beautiful Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls. Would definitely stay again and recommend to friends, particularly anyone looking to get some privacy with a big group!
Contender for best campsite... Why? Only ones there on 16acres with river beach and views of Mt index. Dave incredibly helpful and allowed us to stay extra night in new spot he has just opened. We paddle boarded, hiked up to the falls and made s'mores... What more can you ask for. Other comments are correct in needing 4x4 and bringing own water buy amazing place.
We had two great days at The Landing. Dave was an amazing host, and he checked in with us a couple times via text to make sure we were doing well. The site itself is on some really beautiful land right beneath the mountains and besides a river. Since we were camping in late April, we were glad that we brought dry wood. We also had a tarp that we were able to hang on the line strung over the picnic table., which helped with the rain. The location is great, only a short drive to nice hikes like Lake Serence and Wallace Falls. We were glad that we had a AWD SUV to get down the road to the site, especially since the road was a bit muddy. All in all, a lovely early season northwest camping experience!
Camping at The Landing was fantastic. The spot superb and it truly captures everything there is to love about the Pacific Northwest. Our late-May visit brought us to a bustling river, scenic mountains, and dense foliage. There was a light rain overnight, but the enormous tarp provided ample cover for the massive table and small tent. I wish I stayed longer to check out the nearby hiking, coffee, and brewery.
This place has got to be one of the most beautiful campsites I have ever been to! There are two campsites I had the entire place to myself. green forrest that sinks into beautiful river property on the base of mt index and her little glaciers that are left in july! Its really a sight to see! breathtaking. Both sites have a fire pit and are nice but I decided to camp on the beach. I would have probably camped in the forest on the site if i could take it back because it was a bit chilly. I guess i missed the heatwave by just a few days. Dave is such a nice guy holler at him if you need anything! Do yourself a favor dont think twice and press the book button! I would probably recomend to go in august as the water would be calmer and warmer temp but still had an amazing time!
I'm almost hesitant to write a positive review because I don't want others to steal our special spot! But yes, it is truly a magical place and Dave is a super communicator. He was even there to greet us and show us around. You DO NEED 4WD as it is a long, steep, narrow logging road to get back to the camp. It is a clean, quiet, well-established site with an amazing picnic table and fire ring with huge log bench. The river is beautiful and life-changing. Mt. Index towers above in all its majesty. The beach area is sweet. You can skip stones all day. The outhouse is super clean with all the amenities (air freshener, lantern, bug spray, and more). We hope to return someday. But let's keep this secret between us Hipcampers. ;) Thanks Dave. Let's stay in touch!
The Landing is fantastic! My wife, two kids, and two dogs spent the weekend here and the entire thing was wonderful. The campsite is self is large, and set up really. There is ample space, it was super clean, and the outhouse was great. Also, the access to a wonderful beach with great views is in your campsite!
The other amazing thing about The Landing is David. He's a fantastic host who goes out of his way to make sure everything is great. In fact, he jumped our car off after our battery died! We will definitely be back!
Such a neat place to camp! The view of the mountains from the beach is incredible. Very dog-friendly, and our two had a great time running around on the beach and swimming in the shallower areas. Nice fire pit and picnic table, and lots of cleared space for tents. Would work well for a larger group as well. We definitely hope to camp here again in the future!
Great campsite! It's quiet and secluded and big enough for a large group. The rocky beach is great for relaxing, watching eagles fly past, floating in the cool water, and watching the salmon jump! There is a large fire pit and the cleanest outhouse I've ever seen. It was a great, relaxing spot to get away for the weekend!
The road getting to the campsite is pretty rough - all-wheel drive is recommended, but our friends who came with us managed it fine in their small sedan.
One thing to note - we saw bear scat not far from the campsite, so be bear aware and lock up food in your car at night!
We adored camping at the Landing! A private site with gorgeous forests on one side, and views of the river and Mount Index on the other. There was a path from our site down to a sandy beach where we could swim in a calm, clear part of the river. The amenities were clean and immaculately maintained. We hated to leave, but will definitely be back as soon as we can!
We had a great stay at campsite #2! The site has a fire pit, cooking pit, giant picnic table, ample space for a large tent, and very clean outhouse. There was lots of privacy and a short path down to a beach area right on the river. Our kids loved playing in the sand and the river (though water was still a bit cold for swimming). Dave, the owner, was super responsive to all of our questions. He provided clear instructions to the site, definitively recommend having a 4 wheel drive vehicle since the road to the site is quite rough and bumpy.
Fantastic campsite. David was very easy to work with - responsive to questions, friendly to chat with, and good local insight and information. The campsite was perfect - beautiful riverside spot with easy access not far from Seattle. We were two families sharing campsite 1 and our elementary school age kids loved it. The pictures are an accurate reflection of the site. Highly recommended and we'll be back!