Bureau of Land Management
The gentle Yakima River winds for 27 miles through massive basalt cliffs and rolling desert hills between Ellensburg and Yakima, Washington. This area is popular for wildlife viewing, fishing, and floating the river.
Recreation The Yakima River Canyon is a popular destination for plant and…
- Drive-InPark next to your site
- Walk-InPark in a lot, walk to your site.
- Boat-InSites accessible by watercraft.
- Tent Sites
- RV Sites
- Picnic Table
- Pull-Through Sites
First time there and it was pretty, but completely without any way of communication, which is ok but not when you are with a 99 year old camping fanatic.
Yakima River Canyon Campgrounds offer 4 options to choose from, each of them a few miles apart. The other 3 options are quite small with only about 6 sites each, and Big Pines about 40 sites. All of them have vault toilets and NONE OF THEM HAVE WATER. We spend a weekend at Big Pines in September…
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Pleasantly surprised. Lots of sites, reasonably priced, paved roads, near the Yakima River. The train on the other side of the river will wake you once or twice during the night. A great stop from Bend to North Cascades.
Big Pines Campground - Yakima River Canyon is located in Washington
From Ellensburg, Washington, take Hwy 821 (Canyon Road) south through the Yakima River Canyon. Big Pines is located at milepost 10.