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Campgrounds

Tumwater (84 campsites) is the biggest campground in the Leavenworth area, yet is always full on summer weekends. Up Icicle Road on the west side of Leavenworth, there are seven campgrounds.

Lake Wenatchee is one of the most popular summer camping destinations in the state and there are lots of choices in the area. If you want creature comforts, such as hot showers, stay at Lake Wenatchee State Park (197 campsites), which is at the south end of the lake. This campground has a sandy beach and a great view up the lake. Farther up the south shore of the lake, the Forest Service's Glacier View Campground (23 campsites) provides a similar lakeside atmosphere with walk-in campsites. Right outside the entrance to the state park, you'll find the Nason Creek Campground (73 campsites), which has some nice sites right on this large creek. Northwest of Lake Wenatchee, there are several campgrounds along both the White River and the Little Wenatchee River.

For reservations at Lake Wenatchee State Park, contact Washington State Parks Reservations (tel. 888/226-7688; www.camis.com/wa). For information on all other campgrounds, contact the Wenatchee National Forest's Wenatchee River District, 600 Sherbourne St., Leavenworth, WA 98826 (tel. 509/548-6977; www.fs.fed.us/r6/wenatchee), or the district's Lake Wenatchee Ranger Station, 22976 Wash. 207, Leavenworth, WA 98826 (tel. 509/763-3103; www.fs.fed.us/r6/wenatchee). For national forest campground reservations, browse to Recreation.gov (tel. 877/444-6777 or 518/885-3639).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.