Tumwater Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed


Based on the recommendation of Forest Service Hydrologists and the 2014 Burned Area Emergency Response Team, Tumwater Campground will remain closed to the public for 2016.  Tumwater Campground sits on an alluvial fan and is prone to debris flows and flooding, resulting from conditions created by the Chiwaukum Fire of 2014. The lack of vegetation recovery across the upper watersheds of Chiwaukum, Hatchery, and Thompson Creeks makes these drainages prone to flooding and debris flows which can directly affect Tumwater Campground.  The powerful hydrological events which were observed this fall after average rainfall events, combined with dam/debris flow potential immediately upstream from the campground have contributed to the decision to keep Tumwater Campground closed for the 2016 season.  The Forest Service will reevaluate conditions later in 2016 to determine whether the campground will open in 2017.


Located along Highway 2 and the Wenatchee River in Tumwater Canyon, 11 miles from Leavenworth. The group site includes shelter with a fireplace. There is also a basketball court.

At a Glance

Reservations: First-come, first-serve, except reservations required for group site. Call 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639) or  recreation.gov
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Single unit: $20/night  Double unit: $34/night Extra vehicle: $11/night Group site: $95/night (+$9 reservation fee) Picnic site: $5/vehicle between 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Restrictions: Trailers 50 ft. max. Maximum of 70 people and 40 vehicles at group site.
Closest Towns: Leavenworth, WA
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Flush Toilet
Passes: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age, or Golden Access.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Wenatchee River Ranger District

General Information


From Leavenworth, WA, take US-2 West for about 10 miles. The campground is on the right side of the highway.

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Group Camping

Reservation InfoReservations required for group site. This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=73881&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
No. of Sites1 55+ people group site(s)

Campground Camping

No. of Sites84 single site(s), 2 double site(s), 1 55+ people group site(s)


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Camping trailer No hookups. Max trailer length 50'
Picnic tables
Tent camping
Drinking water