Styled after a charming Bavarian village, Leavenworth lies at the foot of Washington’s eastern Cascade Range, and is backed by the sparkling granite peaks of the stunning Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Prior to its European facelift in the 1960s, Leavenworth was a rough and tumble logging town along the Great Northern Railway. Today, Leavenworth is a popular year-round destination for tourists and outdoor adventurers. Besides the many quaint shops, galleries, ice cream and candy parlors, brew houses, and bistros, the town hosts several fun events, including arts and crafts shows, classic car shows, beer and music festivals, Oktoberfest, and the Christmas Lighting Festival. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are abundant opportunities to hit the local trails and rivers for hiking, climbing, fishing and paddling.
Located about 30 minutes north of Leavenworth, and just 10 minutes east of Lake Wenatchee, Leavenworth RV Campground makes a perfect basecamp for exploring the area, or just kicking back in some stunning mountain country. Boasting nearly 300 mostly wooded campsites, there’s a place for every kind of camper, from full- and partial-hookup RV sites, to small vehicle and tent sites. There’s also a selection of cabins, cottages, lodge rooms and tiny houses available. Restrooms and shower facilities are located in several of the camp areas, as well as a laundry room and dump station. Many sites and facilities are ADA accessible. Additional amenities include satellite TV, Wifi service, a clubhouse, library, game room, and store. Dogs are permitted. Campsites rates are $38–$52/night; other accommodations range from $147–$176/night; reservations recommended.
You don’t have to travel far from the campground to enjoy an abundance of outdoor recreation. The resort features a large pool, sports courts—including mini golf, cornhole, and pickleball—and several walking, hiking and biking trails. Lounge beside one of the large ponds, or paddle around on a kayak or SUP. For summer hiking, pick up a trail map and head for the nearby Alpine Lakes Wilderness, where 100s of miles of trails climb high into a spectacular landscape of vivid lakes, flowering meadows, and towering peaks. Fishing and boating are available at nearby Lake Wenatchee, or try shooting the rapids on the Icicle and Wenatchee Rivers on a guided rafting trip. There’s plenty of winter outdoor fun as well, including local snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, downhill skiing and snowboarding at Stevens Pass, and sleigh rides around Leavenworth.