Falls Creek Campground
Judy T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2021

Small USFS campground along Chewuch River

We camped here May 14, 2016 while in a month long camping trip in Washington. I especially like this campground as there is a short 1/4 mile paved hiking trail across the road that leads to a close up view of Falls Creek Falls. If you want a more strenuous hike, you can hike further up for more waterfalls.

We camped in site #6 which we barely passed through with our pop up truck camper in a full-sized truck. The more spacious sites were already taken. The fee was $8 a night in 2016 and still is according to the USFS website. There was a vault toilet across from us and we had the usual fire pit/wooden picnic table as standard amenities. The Chewuch River roars right by the campground and you can hear it at night.

This is a popular campground as it is located just upriver from Winthrop, a tourist town. We explored USFS road 51 and 5160 to the end at Thirty Mile where there is parking for horses and hikers who wish to further explore this part of the Okanagan National Forest. There are two other campgrounds, Chewuch and Camp Four further north.

This is a beautiful area but a devastating wild fire came through here in 2001 where four firefighters lost their lives. It is now greening up again but the charred remains of trees remain.

  • campsite #6
  • campsite #6
  • Old fashioned water pump
  • Falls  Creek Falls
  • Chewuch River by campground
  • Devasting fire of 2001
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