Tumwater Campground

Area Status: Closed


In 2014 Tumwater Campground was closed due to risk of debris flows and flooding resulting from conditions created by the Chiwaukum Fire. Tumwater Campground was already suffering from aging infrastructure at that time. In the intervening years of closure the campground sewage treatment system was determined to be inoperable and in need of replacement, hazard trees in the area accumulated, and other infrastructure passed the point of serviceability.

The Forest would like to redesign and repair Tumwater Campground to return it to service while also performing stream restoration activities in the adjacent Chiwaukum Creek. Based on recent cost estimates for design and reconstruction of other campgrounds on the Okanagan-Wenatchee National Forest funded through the Great American Outdoors Act, we estimate the cost of redeveloping the Tumwater Campground at approximately 3 million dollars. Although the Forest Service has strong interest and support from community stakeholders for the redevelopment of this campground, we have not yet secured this level of funding for the project. We continue to pursue opportunities to fund the redevelopment of this campground and to reduce our backlog of deferred facility maintenance.

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: Currently closed. 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: Currently closed. 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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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 84 single site(s), 2 double site(s), 1 55+ people group site(s)

Group Camping

No. of Sites 1 55+ people group site(s)
Reservation Info Reservations 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


Picnic tables are available at this site for day use.


Camping trailer: No hookups. Max trailer length 50'

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