Susan L.

Wenatchee, WA

Joined August 2018

Highway noise but a good overnighter

Stayed here a couple of nights. Our site was a tenting site, but we were in our mini Meerkat camper and we fit (our choice). Almost abandoned, probably because of huge hail storm. Friendly host “Dutch” and a few walk about simple hiking paths. Bathrooms and showers very nice (coin op on the showers). Road noise was pretty loud, especially for the campsites further into the campground. But, tall pines all around us, and very uncrowded. Wouldn’t want to come here if it were full, the sites are very close together. We were at the end of a very long trip, and we were happy to find any easy place to stay just inside WA. There are no stores nearby, so get your groceries in Goldendale!

Woodsy riverbank near Hwy395

We stayed here at the recommendation of a friend—2 nights. Very clean bathrooms and unlimited showers. We stayed in a tenting site, with our mini Meerkat trailer, off the grid. Lots of bold chipmunks. Near the junction to go to Crater Lake, which we did as a day trip, about 45 minutes each way. Small grocery store in nearby Chiloquin. The campground is near the highway, and you can hear traffic occasionally, but there are a number of hiking trails (easy) and you can get down to the cold, clear river.

Grass camping with amenities

We stayed here on our trip from San Diego to Washington.  We drove in without reservations mid week, and they had a spot for us.  Super clean bathrooms and coin op showers, a small laundry room and high country museum, and a well stocked store.  Very friendly.  We parked on grass, and over the fence was a very nice public country club golf course.  Many of the campers were staying there to golf, go fishing and to ride atvs. Only a mile into town for a large supermarket, Starbucks, and two incredible bakeries.   The view was beautiful.  The grounds right along Hwy 395, so you did hear trucks at night, but we camped further off the road, so it was totally doable.  Would stay here again as a “passing through” not for deep woods experience.

Parking lot camping

We stayed here on our first night in our mini Meerkat camper, because of its proximity to the dealership, on our way out of town.  Fortunately, there were very few campers, so we stayed on our own loop, mid-week, and practically had the bathrooms to ourselves.  If this campground were full, it would be pretty miserable.  We found one pepper tree to camp under, parked in our parking space, and ate at the picnic table that was on a cement pad.  The bathrooms were decently clean, and had unmetered showers.

Tall pines and wide lake

We found this campground just about 20 miles outside of Susanville—-the road is winding, but paved all of the way.  The campground is set in deep pines that reach the sky alongside a wide Eagle Lake.  There was decent distance between campsites, and lots of fishermen and firefighters were using the campground. We had a full hookup site, even though we could have gone off the grid with our little solar panel. There was a nice biking/hiking trails long the south part of the lake, a it ran by a nearby well-outfitted store.  The only reason this campground didn’t get 5 stars is that there are no local showers.

Stunning scenery, great location!

The campground is divided into two parts by a crisp clear and cold Wenatchee River, flowing out of Lake Wenatchee, locat d in the central Cascade Mountains of Washington. The deep lake is glacier fed, the campgrounds are well loved by locals. Nice pay showers, and the outside campsites in the north part of the campground feel more secluded. Mosquitos are thick in June, but leave due to dry hot weather in July. Huckleberries sling simple hiking trails. Nearby “Enchantments” hikes are more challenging and spectacular.