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SAWMILL FLAT CAMPGROUND, WA

part ofOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: SAWMILL FLAT
Status: Closed through Sat Nov 29 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Sawmill Flat Campground is located along the Naches River in the Northern Cascade Range of Washington.

The campground provides and ideal setting for both individual and family camping excursions.

Natural Features:

Because of its wide geographic range, the Okanogan-Wenatchee is a stunning and unique National Forest. High, glaciated alpine peaks tower along the Cascade Crest. Lush valleys of old growth forest define its western boundary. And, at its eastern edge, rugged shrub-steppe country comprises a more arid region.

Elevations range from below 1,000 ft. to over 9,000 ft.

The Naches River, adjacent to Sawmill Flat Campground, is a tributary of the Yakima River in central Washington. In its upper reaches the river flows through rugged terrain and areas of pristine wilderness. Before joining the Yakima River it makes its way through valleys and is a significant irrigation source for areas northwest of Yakima.

Used by Native Americans and settlers throughout history, the river has served as an natural corridor between the east and west sides of the Cascades through the Naches Pass.

Recreation:

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offers a multitude of recreational activities for its visitors.

In addition to being a prime location for hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding and mountain biking in summer and early fall, the area provides excellent skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

Hikers and backpackers are especially fortunate to have access to a variety of spectacular trails near the campground and in the surrounding areas. Designated Wilderness provides thousands of pristine acres of incredible landscapes to enjoy in solitude or with a small group.

Frost Mountain Lookout Trail is a favorite for many in the area, and river enthusiasts may enjoy a whitewater paddle on the nearby American River.

Facilities:

Sawmill Flats Campground offers standard, tent only, and walk up sites.

Vault toilets and drinking water are available, however there are no electrical hook-ups.

Nearby Attractions:

Boulder Cave National Recreation Trail is one of the most popular places in the District. Visitors enjoy the accessible trail along the river or hiking to Boulder Cave. Interpretive signs along the trail explain the geology, plants, animals and fire history of the area.

In the fall thousands of people come to experience white water rafting on both the Tieton and American Rivers. Hikers may want to traverse at least a portion of the spectacular Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), one of the world's premier National Scenic Trails. This trail showcases some of North America's most fantastic scenery, winding its way its way from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Restroom
  • River Access
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • The camping fee includes entry for one vehicle and one legally towed vehicle, any extra vehicles will be subject to an extra vehicle fee at the campground.
  • Off-road vehicles not permitted
  • Click here for more information about Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.


  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
46.97444, -121.09528
46°58'28"N, 121°5'43"W

From Spokane, Washington, take I-90 west toward Seattle. Continue for 170 miles, then take exit 110 to merge onto I-82 east. After nearly 32 miles, take exit 31A-31B to merge onto US-12 west and follow for about 25 miles. Turn left onto Nile Road, then left onto WA-410 west. The campground will be on the left.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SAWMILL FLAT CAMPGROUND
Hwy 410
NACHES  WA  98937

Phone Number:

Information:  (541)338-7869
Mail to: P.O. Box 8516

Coburg OR 97408

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