Hipcamp host Don M.
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Come camp near the river at a fully-functional whitewater river rafting basecamp!! Our group-style camping area is great for small groups of people or small, two-somes too. We have a total of 4 spots,; 1 is suitable for 2 large, or 3 small tents, 2 are suitable for 2-averags-sized tents, and one is a small tent spot only.  Camp spots are next to each other, so not alot of "


Come camp near the river at a fully-functional whitewater river rafting basecamp!! Our group-style camping area is great for small groups of people or small, two-somes too. We have a total of 4 spots,; 1 is suitable for 2 large, or 3 small tents, 2 are suitable for 2-averags-sized tents, and one is a small tent spot only.  Camp spots are next to each other, so not alot of "Wild forest-camping" here.  We refer to it as urban camping. Please be aware that there is some traffic noise here, as we are close to Highway 2.   Weekend camping is limited, and you may hear the occasional train whistle. WiFi and fire pit included as well as on-site port-a-potties.  There is a large communal firepit, but no individual camp firepits, with the option of bringing a propane stand-alone firepit.  Small fires only in June, fire ban starting July 1st due to wildfire concerns.  No smoking and children are OK as long as they are kept under control.  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are spacing camps out more, we have a foot-operated handwash station, and 2 hand sanitizing stations.  Per the CDC, we are unable to offer any potable water to anyone this year.  Our camping area is somewhat small, does NOT have grass, but area has bark.  Please be ready to be respectful of our neighbors and other campers by keeping your music to a low-to-medium volume.  Please bring photo ID and a credit card to complete our camper registration form with.  In addition, we are a river rafting company, so we may not have anyone present when you show up - don't worry, we are probably on the river and will be back soon!

 *** Please message before booking to insure we are a good match*** 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Don a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 80%

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Hipcamper Marisa

Tiny spots

Marisa B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 3rd, 2020

Don and his crew were very friendly! The spots are SMALL and right on top of each other though and there was garbage in the trees lining the spots.

Hipcamper Joan


Joan P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 24th, 2020

We had a blast

Hipcamper Tonna
Tonna D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 1st, 2020

We recently stayed at this property over the weekend. It’s located at a river rafting business. Property sits right on the Wenatchee river with a calm spit perfect for gathering water or taking a dip. There’s a pigeons nest right at the campsite. We kept thinking it was an owl. Birds and trains wake you early mornings. It’s a great location because it’s out of the city, yet close to Wenatchee (about 4 miles) and about 15 minutes from Leavenworth so perfect if you want to camp but also venture out a bit. There’s a small market literally next door so perfect if you forget anything or need more beer or ice and dont want to drive. Our host Don was very helpful and accommodating. Most of the other campers were white river rafting for the weekend so site was more quiet during the day and everyone was pleasant. Our kids enjoyed the hammock swings and spent a lot of time in them.

Kids favorite spot to hang. Huge grill Don let us use. Huge fire pit and plenty of wood! We loved not having to bring firewood camping this time.
Hipcamper Angie

Basic camping

Angie Z.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 9th, 2020

Don was a gracious host and flexible which I appreciated. If you are looking for a place to stay after being on the river, desire to be close to town, or are family oriented this is the place for you. I think the cost to stay here exceeds what it has to offer. The cons of this place are as follows:
1. The highway noise makes it hard to sleep and you feel like you are sleeping right next to it. It definitely takes away from the whole camping experience.
2. The campsites are small and there is no barrier between you and the tent next to you so forget any sense of privacy. Due to Covid, there was only 1 other tent there, however it states that there can be 8 people to a site and 2 tents per each reservation. Talk about cramped spaces. You are basically camping at the site of his business so you are surrounded by some bushes, but also his bus, rafting gear, etc..
3. You can not see the river from the campsite.
4. The only amenity here is a porta potty with a sink. There is no access to water so if you are planning an out door adventure or cooking, you don’t have anything to work with.

Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 26th, 2020

The location was perfect and the host was friendly and welcoming. He gave us great local recommendations and kept the facilities clean. The place had a very chill vibe and it was so nice being right on the river to relax at the end of a hot day. We loved it and will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Maddie
Maddie M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 27th, 2020

Don was a friendly and welcoming host! The camping area is accurate to what is described on the listing, and close to both Leavenworth and Wenatchee.

Hipcamper Shelby
Shelby L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 9th, 2020

Don’s place was great! He went above and beyond to make sure that we had everything that we needed to have a comfortable stay.

Hipcamper Caleb

Refund please

Caleb A.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 30th, 2020

We did not even stay here, when we arrived, our spot was reserved by someone else, there was no host available as we were told there would be, and noone answered or returned our voicemail when we attempted to figure out what was going on.

Hipcamper Nicholas
Nicholas R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 7th, 2020

Don is very welcoming, and the site is very nicely set up. There's a train nearby, but we slept fine.

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