Little Naches Campground is located along the Naches River in the Northern Cascades Range of Washington, where craggy peaks, mountain meadows and old-growth forests provide visitors with wild and scenic landscapes within the Okanogan National Forest.
Warm summer days and access to a multitude of recreational activities make it an ideal setting for both individual and family camping excursions.
Little Naches Campground offers outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to fish, swim, hike and enjoy a multitude of recreational activities throughout the year.
Numerous hiking trails are accessible near the campground and in the surrounding area. Most notably, Frost Mountain Lookout Trail and Kaner Flat Trail offer views of mixed conifer forests and mountain meadows.
River enthusiasts may enjoy a whitewater paddle on the nearby American River or splashing around in Naches River, which can be accessed from the campground.
Little Naches Campground offers standard sites perfect for tent or RV camping. Vault toilets and drinking water are available, however there are no electrical hookups.
The Okanogan-Wenatchee is a stunning and unique National Forest, with high, glaciated alpine peaks towering along the Cascade Crest. Lush valleys of old-growth forest define its western boundary, and at its eastern edge, rugged shrub-steppe country comprises a more arid region. Elevations range from below 1,000 feet to over 9,000 feet.
The Naches River, adjacent to Little Naches Campground, is a tributary of the Yakima River in central Washington. In its upper reaches, the Naches River flows through rugged terrain and areas of pristine wilderness. Before it joins the Yakima River, it makes its way through valleys and is a significant irrigation source for areas northwest of Yakima.
Used by Native Americans and settlers throughout history, the river has served as an natural corridor between the east and west sides of the Cascades via Naches Pass.
Boulder Cave National Recreation Trail is one of the most popular places in the Naches District. Visitors can walk the accessible trail along the river or explore Boulder Cave. Interpretive signs along the trail explain the geology, plants, animals and fire history of the area.
In the fall thousands of people come to experience whitewater rafting on both the Tieton and American Rivers.
Hikers may want to traverse at least a portion of the spectacular Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), one of the world's premier National Scenic Trails. This trail showcases some of North America's most fantastic scenery, winding its way from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington.
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There are so many options for campsites here. The description says 15 but I would guess there are hundreds of sites throughout this entire area, you just have to know where to find them. Granted, not all of them are as close to the bathrooms as one may hope.
Definitely bring some jugs of water with you. Most of the sites don't have quick access to water, however the Naches River makes for a good source. I believe recently they started charging per car for people staying at the sites, but it's worth it as they do have forest managers who devote their time to taking care of the area. Dirt bikers of the area tend to take over some sites, so if you are just going there to camp be prepared for the sound of dirt bikes throughout the day
A little close to the highway, but camp spots are set far enough apart to make it comfortable. Outhouse is a bit premative but clean. Wood is scarce.
I've camped naches numerous times. To say the least it's never a let down! Naches is very popular especially in the warmer months but there are still always open sites available! Highly recommend exploring little naches! If you like target shooting, wildlife and beautiful views.. this is the place!