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Camp on the Sunny Side: 8 Eastern Washington Camping Adventures

Seattle-area families: Head over the mountains for sun and fun

Lauren Braden

Published on: February 25, 2022

Camp on the Sunny Side: 8 Eastern Washington Camping Adventures

Wenatchee Confluence State Park
Wenatchee Confluence State Park. Credit: Henry Huey/Flickr CC

Wenatchee Confluence State Park

The sun truly shines on you at Wenatchee Confluence State Park, so much so that it would be prudent to pack a large beach umbrella or pop-up shelter for your campsite. Some don't have much shade! Comprising 197 acres, this park, as the name suggests, is set on the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, and provides a little something for everyone. One half of the park is all about active recreation, with a swimming beach, tennis courts and sports playfields. The other half, Horan Natural Area, is a huge swath of natural wetlands which provide important habitat for migratory birds and waterfowl, so bring your binoculars. Both tent campers and RVs are welcome here, but with eight tent spots compared to 51 utility spaces, the Airstream sect has an edge.

Do: Bring your bikes. The Apple Capital Loop Trail runs right through the campground, a 14-mile-long paved recreation loop that follows along the Columbia River shoreline.

Reservations: Book online.

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