Open Year-round
Yes
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
Yes
Potable water
Yes
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Situated next to 7,000 acres of petrified forest known as Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park, Wanapum Recreation Area is a great camping site in the arid portion of Eastern Washington. Formed by the carvings of the ice age floods, this area offfers some amazing views of basalt hills and sagebrush. A power station sits on the horizon and spans across the Columbia River.

This can be a nice getaway if you're looking for a short drive from Seattle metro area. The campground offers tent- and RV-friendly sites with facilities such as a swimming area, well-maintained landscaping, and bathrooms for showers. 

With museums that detail the history of this area and the formation of petrified forests, this is a great kid-friendly camping area.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Occasionally full

Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee

Price per night (basic site)

35.00 $ (29.39 €)

Pros

Quiet. Amazing views. Interesting geology. Good facilities.

Cons

Secluded.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Reservation phone number

1 (888) 226-7688

Features

Off-leash dog area
Boat ramp(s)
Wildlife
Fishing
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Historically significant
Wildflowers
Bird watching
Near lake or river
Picnic tables
Potable water
Showers
Covered picnic areas
Old-growth forest
Shelters
Big vistas
Marina

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

50

Maximum trailer length

60.00 ft (18.29 m)

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Eastern North Cascades + Lake Chelan, Washington
Eastern North Cascades + Lake Chelan, Washington

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