The days are getting longer, and the air is getting warmer. It’s time to head to the North Cascades of Eastern Washington for some sunny skies and refreshing lakes! Camping is one of the most popular lodging options in Winthrop, WA.
We have fantastic campgrounds to recommend for you, whether you’re backpacking, camping, or RVing.
Pine Near RV Park and Cabins
Quiet, convenient Pine Near RV Park, Cabins & Campground – is one block above all the happenings on Main Street – right in Winthrop. The campground features an all-new 20/30/50 amp, Full Hookup, and Pull-Thru sites. Each RV spot is on beautiful green grass. You’ll have excellent satellite reception. Great cell service. Free Wi~Fi. One block above all the happenings downtown. For a truly western experience, stay in one of our Tipis or Mining Shacks! Only $20 to pitch your tent. Clean, new Coin Laundry and Showers on-site in our historic log cabin. Please take advantage of our Good Sam, Passport America, Escapees, Active & Retired Military Discounts. Offering weekly and monthly Snowbird rates. We invite you to stop by and visit with them. They’re next door to the Shafer Museum. Check out their website for more details.
Enjoy KOA camping along the Methow River within the town of Winthrop, Washington. There is a spot for all camping types. For the glampers, they have covered wagons, deluxe and camping cabins. Tenters have several areas with excellent river views and grassy spots for bigger groups. For the RVers, there are several pull-through 30/50 amp RV spots and back-in sites with large grassy areas. The heated pool is open from mid-May to mid-October. See their website for more details.
Pearrygin Lake State Park
Pearrygin Lake State Park is located four miles from Winthrop. One of Washington’s most popular State Parks, Pearrygin Lake, offers camping, swimming, fishing, boating, and hiking. They also provide day and overnight use fat biking, snowshoeing, and ice skating. ADA accessible. Don’t forget your Discover Pass. Check out their website for more details.
Silverline Resort is a full-service RV park and campground located on the shoreline of Pearrygin Lake, just a few minutes north of Winthrop. They provide a family fun atmosphere with quiet and relaxing evenings. They have beautifully landscaped grounds, level waterfront or lake view sites, grass sites and common areas, shade, clean restrooms and showers, convenience store, fishing docks, mini-golf, swim beach, and boat launch. Plus weekend pancake breakfasts, ice cream socials, and kids activities such as miniature golf. Rental paddle boards, kayaks, peddle boats, and row boats are available. They’re a Good Sam park and offer senior, active military, CampclubUSA discounts and weekly rates during select times. Visit their website for more details about this beautiful place!
Big Twin Lake Campground
Located on Big Twin Lake just three miles south of Winthrop, Big Twin Lake Campground is the perfect location for your next family vacation! Big Twin Lake is a quality lake stocked annually with rainbow trout – selective fishing regulations apply. Tenting, RV hookups, rowboat, and paddleboat rentals are available. Children’s play area, swim dock, and lots of room for playing. See us soon! Visit their website to learn more.
Backpacking Rules and Tips
Here’s what the North Cascades National Park advises for backpacking:
“Backpacking options in the park run the gamut from short, one-night trips along a river, lake, or high point to multi-day treks up valleys and over multiple passes. The region is also known for the multitude of mountaineering opportunities, also from short climbs to lengthy bushwhacking and climbing epics.
Designated Sites and Cross-country Zones
“Within the trail corridors, there are almost 140 designated sites. Learn more about these sites on our Wilderness Trip Planner page. Camping in the trail corridors is allowed only at these camps, designed to provide a safe and low-impact camping experience. Most camps are off the main trail to provide privacy and a sense of solitude for passing hikers. Each camp has a flat tent pad area, pit or composting toilet, and access to water. Designated camps at lower elevations also have an established fire ring.
“Cross-country camping is also allowed but must be at least one-half mile from any trail and one mile away from designated camps. Camping is not allowed in alpine meadows, on fragile vegetation, or near water sources. Off-trail hiking can be very challenging in this steep and thickly vegetated terrain. In many areas, hiking one-half mile away from a trail may put you on the side of a steep slope or crossing a swift creek. Most off-trail travel is undertaken by mountaineers climbing objectives beyond the forested lower slopes. However, adventurous and experienced backpackers will find a wild park with plenty of opportunities to bushwhack, explore your physical boundaries, find solitude, and discover some hidden gems.
“Check out the climbing page for more information on climbing in the park.” Source
Disbursement camping is not allowed in the North Cascades National Park. Thank you for helping us keep this area beautiful and not loving it to death.
The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offers these guidelines for disbursement camping:
“There are many undeveloped camping locations in the forest. Generally, there are no amenities available, such as restrooms, water, or garbage dumpsters. All trash and waste must be packed out. Campfires are not allowed at these sites during high fire danger. heck Fire Restrictions page.” Source
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