An Overview of Free Camping in Washington State

An Overview of Free Camping in Washington State

In this video, I provide an overview of free camping in Washington State. In this overview of free camping in Washington State, I walk you through twelve of the 26 free camping locations that Melody and I visited in Washington State during August and September 2021. In addition, we have published a separate YouTube video for each of the free camping locations shown in this video and created a playlist to complement this overview of free camping in Washington State. You may find our related videos within the following playlist titled: Free Camping in Washington State:

There is an abundance of free camping in Washington State. Some of the camping locations we visit in the aforementioned playlist required a Washington State Discover Pass. We paid $35 for our Discover Pass. Once we obtained this annual pass, all camping in the locations that required the Discover Pass was free, irrespective of the number of nights stayed. Information about the Washington State Discover Pass may be obtained here:

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  1. The Smalls RV Adventures on September 12, 2022 at 5:56 am

    Thank you for sharing. You know we love free camping.

  2. WC RVAdventures on September 12, 2022 at 5:57 am

    As much as we love all your videos the Overview Videos are our favorite! What a great resource for Washington State camping!!! Thank you again!

  3. Allwonkyvids on September 12, 2022 at 6:03 am

    Thank you for this info I am in WA now and have a discover pass. I will check some out. Already did one dnr site snag lake and western lake in the southwest corner. Happy trails.

  4. Allwonkyvids on September 12, 2022 at 6:04 am

    awesome overview. I can see myself spending a month in this area. Thank you for all the info.

  5. GreedeeVids on September 12, 2022 at 6:06 am

    TY for the video! WHEN – AT – CHEE native just helping with making you sound like a local sir! Appreciate your video, I’ve lived here my whole life and I never been to the Lake Wenatchee Air Strip camping spot going to be taking it on this summer!

  6. Tannimaus1 on September 12, 2022 at 6:12 am

    I discovered your channel today after searching for free campsites to explore in WA in my new to me 30 ft Class C. I happened to be at Quincy Lakes just this past weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it (I was all the way down the road by the reservoir near the south gate which is now closed due to vandalism 😔 but it was an easy enough drive from the north gate). Thank you for sharing! My area is eastern WA, if you have other areas to share I’d love to see them. I’m hoping to stay at Folsom Farm/Fishtrap on one of my next outings.

  7. Angel Reed on September 12, 2022 at 6:13 am

    Nothing like Leavenworth in the winter!

  8. FreeToRoam on September 12, 2022 at 6:14 am

    I just discovered your channel and subscribed immediately a few days ago. I live in Central Washington and have been truck camper camping for over 30 years, but have never ventured to the places you have described. Now that I’ve seen these places through your channel, I want to do more exploring. I’ve always wondered about camping near Quincy Lake, but was concerned about what I might find after the drive getting there. Now, I think I need to make a trip soon. Thank you for what you are providing. Your detailed commentary and videos of the campgrounds are top notch.

  9. Al HI on September 12, 2022 at 6:14 am

    Just retired. Bought an RV. These video ideas form my itinerary! Much thanks.

  10. Steve Hatfield on September 12, 2022 at 6:14 am

    I don’t see where Lake Wenatchee Airstrip is X’ed out; It still looks active as an airstrip to me.

  11. George Seth on September 12, 2022 at 6:19 am

    Great summary, thank you for sharing! Can’t wait to visit and explore Washington.

  12. Janette Taylor on September 12, 2022 at 6:26 am

    Hi Lou and Melody!
    Thank you for the wonderful recon!

  13. Ralph Hattenburg on September 12, 2022 at 6:31 am

    Wonderful video…as always. Looking forward to more "finds" in 2022. Take care…

  14. Open Range Studios on September 12, 2022 at 6:31 am

    Amazing list of campgrounds! Thanks for putting this together for us

  15. The Wandering Shores on September 12, 2022 at 6:34 am

    Lou and Melody, thanks so much for this recap, we now have all of those spots on our map. We also wanted to say THANK YOU for the shout out and it was amazing to get to meet you in person and can’t wait to see you guys in AZ in January.

  16. Eazy Al on September 12, 2022 at 6:36 am

    Oh yeah 😎

  17. StephMH on September 12, 2022 at 6:37 am

    As residents of WA State, we truly appreciate your review. We’ve been discussing where to camp without traveling far, most of these suit our needs. Thank you!

  18. Crafty Traveler on September 12, 2022 at 6:40 am

    Thanks for the video. Where would be the nearest drinking water and dump station located in those areas? what is the weater like in late Aug and Sept in those areas? Especially around Baker lake? Where does one buy the WS Discover pass.

  19. Noel - on September 12, 2022 at 6:41 am

    Thank you for this video! After moving from AZ to WA a couple years back, it has felt like there is hardly anywhere to boondock out here. Thats compared to most states in the southwest, which have large amounts of BLM land. I tell folks I think that’s a part of why the major cities out here have such a homeless issue! There are not many places people can live free legally. This video not only helps me in recreation, but is maybe helping folks find respectful places to live, too. The content is appreciated. PACK IT IN-PACK IT OUT FOLKS!

  20. The Rustic Collection Ebay Store on September 12, 2022 at 6:46 am

    New sub! Liked 🙏😁😃

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