Spokane Camping! Campsite has excellent cellphone reception. Excellent Privacy with a paradise like forested surrounding. Seasonal creeks, waterfalls, and ponds, various trails and unprecedented access to adjacent seemingly endless Mt Spokane State Park lands. Close to Spokane these are primitive camp sites for nature lovers who need their nature untampered and undeveloped forContinue reading...
Spokane Camping! Campsite has excellent cellphone reception. Excellent Privacy with a paradise like forested surrounding. Seasonal creeks, waterfalls, and ponds, various trails and unprecedented access to adjacent seemingly endless Mt Spokane State Park lands. Close to Spokane these are primitive camp sites for nature lovers who need their nature untampered and undeveloped for maximum meditation. Camping Near Spokane at a bargain! Beat hotels insane prices and throw up a tent or toss a mattress in the back of your trust old pickup truck, Sunset Forest has the peace and serenity you’ve been craving. Only 15 minutes to edge of the city and only 10.5 miles to Mt. Spokane Ski Resort, you will appreciate the peaceful and pristine surroundings and access to the cleanest and most pure drinking water spring (seasonal) and year round well water. Dipping ponds are seasonal but nothing refreshes the senses like dipping into a spring fed pond! There are Turkey, Deer, Quayle, Grouse, Pheasant, and much more wildlife. Trail access makes even the summit of Mt. Spokane achievable for those who are dedicated. Or enjoy the westerly facing forest for the finest Sunsets in the Region. Ancient teepee poles still lay about and stone tools can be found often made of slate and granite. An ancient Apple tree in the middle of the springwater marks the northern border, with west connecting directly to State Park Lands. You can take Madison and Forker to get to Spokane Valley or take Day Mt Spokane to HWY 2 and be in Spokane in 15 minutes. At sunset forest you won’t feel 15 minutes from the city, rather you’ll feel like you escaped into a serene mountain forest. When you arrive follow the blue ribbons to your camp site, if you need drinking water txt or call 509-828-0561 to have camphost turn on well pump. A garbage can is provided and marks the first blue ribbon leading to the camp. When arriving at 22907, the driveway switches back, about 50’ into driveway there is a Y stay to the right and watch for garbage can and first blue ribbon. You should first walk in following blue ribbons and assess to make sure your vehicle is suitable to drive in, if ground is very wet or icy you may choose to leave vehicle at first blue ribbon, if ground is dry you may drive vehicle(s) down to campsite(s). Bugs are typical of forested surroundings, street parking for 2wd cars and short walk in or 4wd vehicles may drive directly to the campsites on a gentle slope. Forest is very undeveloped and in it’s natural state, this is a true nature lover’s paradise. Neighboring ranch dogs may visit and assess tree branches, brush, and thicket prior to driving vehicle directly to campsite. Vehicles may be parked near trashcan at first blue ribbon in a manner which does not block drive.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 2 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Bear lake is nearby for children’s fishing, and newman lake for adult fishing among other lakes and rivers of the area
** dogs in area, be sure horse(s) is comfortable around dogs
Natural features you'll find at inactive in Washington.
In an area routinely destroyed by fires, this is some of the last old growth on mt. spokane, a pristine forest, smell the pines...Read more
A summit is hikeable only a few hundred yards from camp with a beautiful view
Prairie, meadow, or plain
Mountain meadows abound to the west and northwest of camp
River, stream or creek
Seasonal creeks all around, usually goes dry in june
Suburban or backyard
Only 15 minutes to the edge of the spokane metropolitan area!
Several small ponds are seasonal
Seasonal wetlands abound in multiple directions and onsite as well, april and may for best wetlands viewing
Places to see near Sunset Forest
The vibe at inactive
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
I want to say ahead of the time that the family that owns this property is very nice and their kids played with ours for a while and that was great... However, that was about the only good part about it. On arrival we were escorted into the camp site area which is pretty much like driving you car straight into the woods. There is no actual road or trail. You are just driving down into the forest. I drive a Honda Pilot which is thankfully 4x4. There is NO way a non 4x4 would make this and at some points i thought i might get stuck trying to reverse and do 50 point turn to try and turn back around since there was no way i could reverse back out. I also scratched the car on the many brambles you are forced to break through. There were a few camp spots available, however none of them are flat, so we ended up sliding down the tent in the night. Then there are the ticks. Oh SO many. We spent the whole time we were there pulling ticks off the dog and the rest of us. We were litterally sitting targets and someone had one at least every 15 minutes. I had long pants tucked into socks and long sleeves and a hat and on arrival at home I still managed to have to inside my shirt. I would not recommend to anyone that is not completely at home with ALL nature. We have bug spray with DEET, and some of the picaridin and neither was working. We really wanted to like it. But we were packed up and home by 7am this morning.