River Bend Campground


River Bend Campground Entrance Sign

This forested campground is located along West Fork Methow River and gives access to nearby trails: West Fork Methow Trail, Robinson Creek Trail and Monument Creek/Lost River trail. 

River Bend Campground Entrance Sign River Bend Campground Camping Site

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 1/9/15 - Access blocked by winter snow. For current conditions go to: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/okawen/alerts-notices
Reservations: First Come First Served
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees $8/Night for single unit plus $5 per additional vehicle. (2 vehicles per site maximum)
Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Best Season: summer
Busiest Season: summer
Restrictions: Maximum stay limit is 14 days.
Closest Towns: Mazama, WA
Water: No drinking water
Restroom: Vault Toilet Wheelchair Accessible
Passes: No pass required.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District 24 West Chewuch Road Winthrop, WA 98862 (509) 996-4000. 

General Information


From Winthrop, Washington drive 14 miles west on Highway 20, turn right onto Lost River Road (county road #9140). Follow Lost River Road through Mazama, Washington  to the end of the paved  road at 7.5 miles. The road becomes gravel on Hart’s Pass forest service road 5400, 22 miles northwest of Winthrop. Travel about 1.75 miles, stay to left (rather than turning right on switchback and following the main Hart’s Pass # 5400 road uphill to the right), continue to River Bend Campground on the left, about 0.10 mile.

General Notes:

No trash receptacles provided.

Recreation Map

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Picnic tables
Tent camping
Camping trailer