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No Reservations, No Problem: A Panic-Free Guide to Camping on the Fly

Best no-reservation family campgrounds around Puget Sound

Lauren Braden
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Published on: July 22, 2021

No Reservations, No Problem: A Panic-Free Guide to Camping on the Fly

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Camping near Icicle Creek. Credit: Nathan Guy via Flickr CC

Rock Island Campground near Leavenworth

Find it: Rock Island Campground is located along Icicle Creek in the Wenatchee National Forest near Leavenworth.

Details: Find 20 first-come, first-served sites here, potable water and vault toilets. One of a string of no-reservations campgrounds up the Icicle Creek Canyon, this gem gives the feel of camping on a small island because of the way frothy Icicle Creek twists around it in a semi-circle. Nearby, hike the short and sweet Icicle Gorge Trail to peep wildflowers, warblers and water-carved granite rock. 

Plan B: Ida Creek is on the small side, but spacious Johnny Creek Campground has 56 sites and is the last campground before the pavement ends on Icicle Creek Road.

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