Free Campsite in Washington

Posted by: The Photo Investigator 6 years, 8 months ago

This beautiful, secluded campsite is one of my all-time favorites.  Just West of the North Cascades National Park, the site sits near a frigid river, pouring right from the Cascade Range.  If I can dip my naked ass into this icy stream, so can you!  A deep breath here tastes as good as a shot of artisanal añejo Tequila; refreshing and clean.  Check out the image's location on a map using the iOS Photo Investigator App:

Free Campsite GPS Image Washington

To reach this area, take NFD 1060 Road, off the 20, a.k.a. the North Cascade Scenic Highway.  This is a dirt road with a decent amount of potholes.  The riverbed has a large sandy area to sleep on, a firepit, and a large log to sit on.  The path leading down to the riverbed could be easily missed, so check out the GPS location in the image below for it's coordinates.  Although you likely won't have cell reception, the iPhone's GPS will still lead you to the site if you enter the route when you have reception.

Free Campsite Washington GPS

Just to the East, the North Cascades National Park has some amazing hikes, and stunning lakes.  Their turquoise color is caused by sediment in glacial runoff.

North Cascades National Park GPS Image