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. There are 7 excellent camping sites. 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. Each booked site is allowed 2 cars. If you have more than 2 cars, 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
Very similar to site 3 and 5. 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 wide trail get's you from your car to to the camping area in about 25 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
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.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Naked Falls
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
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!
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 🙏
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.
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.
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.
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.