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Pitch your tent next to the gorgeous Yakima River and wake up to the gentle sound of the current, less then 80 minutes from downtown Seattle. ***This is a walk-in site only, no vehicles***There is room for up to 3 or 4 tents if you have a large group, and all within view of the river.   Or if you have just one or two tents, you'll have lots of grassy room to spread out blankets Continue reading...

Pitch your tent next to the gorgeous Yakima River and wake up to the gentle sound of the current, less then 80 minutes from downtown Seattle.

***This is a walk-in site only, no vehicles***

There is room for up to 3 or 4 tents if you have a large group, and all within view of the river.  Or if you have just one or two tents, you'll have lots of grassy room to spread out blankets and lounge chairs.

Or you can stay in our new Tree Tent, suspended a few feet off the ground-- no dampness, no critters, no hard ground, just bliss.  

***VIDEO and More Info at our Facebook Page-- just search Riverside Rendezvous (links not allowed here).***

At our site you can fish, sunbathe, or float for hours on end (our favorite). You'll be toe-dipping distance from the upper Yakima River, small enough to throw a stone across, but large enough for floating, swimming and fishing. At night, the stars are amazing!

If you're lucky, our local herd of elk will meander through the camp. But you will very likely see the ospreys hunting for fish, or the beavers hunting for new limbs for their latest projects.

The site is about 150 yards from our little cabin, where we live part-time, so we may or may not be around. We've run water to a spigot near the campsite, so no worries about good clean water.  

We also just put up a new potty/privacy tent, with an eco-friendly composting toilet.

If you bring some floating devices (highly recommended!), we'll provide an anchor so you can just bob and sway in the river current for hours on end. On a warm day, with a cool beverage, nothing beats it.  

If you're feeling up for a little more, it's easy to just float downstream about a mile to the neighborhood bridge and walk back to the site (be sure to bring sandals or river shoes).

If you want even more river time, there is a takeout further downstream with easy access from I-90 where you can park a vehicle, ride or walk back to the site, and have an awesome 2+ hour float. Don't forget your cold beverages!

We will provide a cart for you to haul your gear down to the river, about 150 flat yards from where you'll park.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot
No fires
Bring your own camping stove
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Off leash
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Bins available
Trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
No RV hookup
No RV sanitation
Have a question? Send Bill a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 30% off
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Horseback riding
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Riverside Rendezvous

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Hipcamper Tommy
Recommends this listing

The tree tent is absolutely wonderful. It's close enough to the river where you can hear the water at night, but far enough away way the bugs are much calmer. The river is gorgeous and during my stay I was able to see several families with baby ducks and a blue heron!

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Hipcamper Bill
Response from Bill, the Host, on June 25th, 2018

Thanks Tommy, Yes the wildlife can be prolific around there if one is pretty chill. We often even see the beavers doing their busy work in the evenings.

Hipcamper Gabe
Recommends this listing

Beautiful property with a lot of privacy. Would definitely camp here again. Plus the host is very kind and accommodating.

Hipcamper Bill
Response from Bill, the Host, on June 25th, 2018

Thanks Gabe, glad you enjoyed the stay!

Hipcamper Meagan
Has mixed feelings towards this listing

Great site very clean and easy river access. Owner takes very good care of the property. Nice and grassy too - that’s super fun for the kids. The composting toilet is great - easy and no smell. Wish the owner would have left more pellets for the toilet, we ran out with a day left and that was no fun. Also, the spigot was not in service the weekend we were here and granted we could have walked up to the cabin for water - that’s really a hassle for hand washing. That should have been fixed before renting a space out - I consider easy access to running water a deal breaker. This site was extremely windy and the fire pit (it’s a tiny mesh quad pod) is really quite useless. You can make a small fire but we weren’t able to cook our food on it and the wind created a mess of ashes as there was no pit wall to shield from elements. And finally - when the wind does die down - the mosquitos come out aggressively with the lagoon right there!

Hipcamper Bill
Response from Bill, the Host, on June 25th, 2018

Hello Meagan, THank you for taking the time to write your review. We do take pride in trying to make the site as nice and comfortable as possible, so let me respond to your concerns. Regarding the compost toilet – o sorry you ran out of pellets, but I'm really surprised by that. We've had several groups in before you guys, and in total they'd only used half a bucket (this is a 5-gallon bucket). I filled it before you guys arrived. I'm guessing your folks used much more than is necessary because they work really efficiently and you only need a small cupful. Maybe it was the kids using too much? I will be placing more at the site as well as detailed instructions on how much to use, so this is not an issue again. We do apologize about the spigot near the camp site not functioning. There was a leak that could not be fixed in time, discovered right before you arrived. I couldn't leave it turned on or it would've cost a fortune due to the leak. But as you know there was access up by the cabin. We hope to have it fixed this week, but will be providing a bucket for hand washing just to make things easier, which should also be a good back up. You also can easily wash hands in the river right by the site, and in most public campgrounds you have to walk a ways to the water as well. Regarding the fire pit…because our camp spot is in a high risk fire area, fires are generally not permitted most of the year, due to county burn bans. This is why we have mentioned on the listing that you need to bring a camp stove. We did recently make the decision to offer a low impact fire pit during this time where there isn’t a burn ban, but it is not meant for cooking or use during high wind conditions, it's really meant for a small bit of warmth and that campfire ambience. We will be updating the listing to be more clear about that as well. Finally, we hate the mosquitos too! This is prime time for them too. We wish we could do something about them at the cabin and in the rest of the state, but Mother Nature rules the roost around there. This is a big part of why we made the decision to include the use of the large screened gazebo free of charge to our guests. Most find it a pleasant respite from bugs or too much sun. Thanks again, Team RR

Hipcamper Angela
Recommends this listing

Really nice private site. It was nice to be able to have a grassy area to hang-out. The compostable toilet was a nice alternative to a pit toilet with a lot less smell. It was very windy there most of the time and there were lots of mosquitos. Be sure to bring your bug spray. We really enjoyed all the wild life that came through the area....beavers, geese, ducks with their ducklings, deer, sparrows, and hawks.

Hipcamper Bill
Response from Bill, the Host, on June 25th, 2018

Good advice about the bug spray this time of year Angela, thank you. Glad you got to see some of our favorite creatures!

Hipcamper christopher
Recommends this listing

Great experience! Want to go back next weekend!

Hipcamper Corey
Recommends this listing

Amazing spot on the Yakima River! So easy to get to but incredibly serene and peaceful. The elevated tent experience was awesome and in such a nice, shaded location my son and I even slept in which we never do! Bill was a gracious host and even helped shuttle our jeep so we could float a section of the river after checking out. I would highly recommend this spot on the river and it was a superb value as well!

Hipcamper Judith
Recommends this listing

great place, great location, great price.

Property
Yakima River Retreat
State
Washington
$55/night
1 Site