Area Status: Closed
TUMWATER CAMPGROUND and PICNIC AREATO REMAIN CLOSED FOR 2016
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.
This area offers 5 picnic sites.
At a Glance
From Leavenworth, WA, take US-2 West for 10 miles.