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 has been closed to the public since 2014.  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.  

There is still much work to be done to bring this site to a safe condition after 5 years of being closed. The main issue now is to remove hazard trees. Safety of the public is of utmost importance and we are making sure that all hazards are mitigated prior to making it available for use.


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: $23 / night  Double unit: $46 / night Extra vehicle: $14 / night Group site: $100 / night Picnic site: $7 / 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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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

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

Group Camping

No. of Sites1 55+ people group site(s)
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


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