Turn off icicle paved road and park in a pasture with breath taking views of the Enchantments. Easy approach to any alpine adventure with short car drive up the icicle to the trail heads. Campsite is just a short bike ride or drive into the heart of Leavenworth. Awake to alpenglow on Wedge mountain, Icicle ridge and sleeping lady mountain. Property is fantastic for birding and wildlife. Please leave no trace (pack it in, pack it out) and respect this one of kind campsite. Enjoy a 2 min walk to put in on Icicle creek.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
The vibe at Icicle Basecamp
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This spot is so beautiful! Its got a wonderful view of the mountains. It's a very large lot so even though you're right on the road you feel somewhat secluded. We had a lot of fun running around and having staring contests with the cute donkey in the neighbors yard. It was a very short drive into town where we checked out all the shops and got some delicious gelato! There are even some trails to explore right from town and larger day hikes nearby! The spot is perfect for Rv's to pull into for the night. Keep in mind there is no bathroom, it is just a lot. If you put up a tent I would definitely suggest putting a tarp under because the grass was very pokey!!
This is an incredible spot--centrally located to many incredible trails and just a few minutes' drive to downtown Leavenworth. The neighbors who own the lot next to this one have a donkey, a horse, two cows, and an older chocolate lab who came over to greet us (and a new puppy, who we caught a glimpse of in the car :). The mountain views are lovely, and you can hear coyotes, frogs, geese, and birds. There were deer that came into the field to graze at sunset (and the neighbors told us there can be elk as well, though we didn't see any).
Our dog LOVED it--she loves exploring and tromping through fields. FYI--you can't take dogs into the Enchantments, but we found plenty of similar hikes that allowed dogs. We ended up doing a day hike at Mt. Edna/Chatter Creek that was spectacular and not too far to drive. There's also a ranger station in downtown Leavenworth where I'm sure you can ask questions about specific things to do (they are closed on Sundays, so we didn't end up getting to utilize this, but good to know for the future!).
There are houses across the road, so the lot is not as secluded as other places we've camped previously (i.e. you may want to venture into town for going #2). If you are bringing a camp stove, I would also suggest bringing a table or something to elevate it. The grass wasn't super-dry this early in the summer, but brushfires are a definite concern.