Tumwater NF Campground – Levenworth, WA


OK, it’s a dry campground and I know that many of my fellow RVers like the full hookups, but if you have the time and your in the area, this National Forest Campground is great for an overnighter or for a fort nighter. What I found so amazing is most of the 80+ sites are private and it actually takes some effort to see your neighbor. Located 10 miles west of Levenworth, this campground is nestled between the Wenachee River, Chiwaukum Creek and Highway 2 (part of the Cascade Loop). Most sites back up to one of the three. Those that back up toward the highway hear a lot of traffic noise during the day, but at night few folks are on the road and all is quiet. That’s not true for the sites backing up to the river, the ‘babbling’ is constant and enjoyable.

While your in the area, you can float the river and or picnic and wade in its shallows. If you continue west on Highway 2 there is a restaurant/bar/motel/gas station combo on the left. (The gas was cheaper there than in Levenworth by about a dime) We had breakfast there one morning and while the wait was long, the food was good.

Spending a day in Levenworth is also fun, its a tourist trap, but an honest one. Lots of wine tasting and fruit stands that sell everything currently ripe. We had a great hamburger at a little place on the west end of town called Heidleburger, which I also highly recommend.

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The campground is open May or June thru October and reservations are available through Reserve America, but I don’t think you need it unless you have a super long rig or its over a holiday weekend. Sites are $16. a night but half that if your a Golden Ager.

Upon arrival stop in and say hello to the hosts as they will help you find a site that suits your needs and they are super friendly.


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