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See you next spring. :)
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.
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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.
- 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
The vibe at Riverside Rendezvous
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
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!
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!
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.
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!
This is an amazing spot and Bill is an excellent host. He was really communicative and everything was exactly as described. Our kids cannot wait to come back; the hammock tent was a hit. You're right on the river's edge and it's terrific to just sit back and watch the world (and the wildlife) go by. Easy access to some good hiking trails and Cle Elum is close by for supplies.