5 Free RV Camping Sites in the Pacific Northwest

If you are flexible about amenities (meaning minimal), than you are likely to find free RV camping sites in the Pacific Northwest. This is great for anyone love sick for an RV camping trick. This is especially important if you are on a limited budget or want to cut down on costs. You can find free dispersed camping at BLM, National Forest and National Grasslands, unless you see signs that say “no camping.”When you are boondocking like this, this means you have no access to full-hookups, so make sure you know how much power your appliances need to keep running. Read some additional information for boondocking here.

1) Glacier Creek in Northwest Washington

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This camping area is located two miles east of Glacier, Washington and provides free, first come, first serve camping. Due to weather, if you are camping around the winter, be sure to check for road closures and make sure the area is available for winter recreation use. Find out more info here and here.

2) Threemile Canyon Northeastern Oregon

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This camping site is located along the Columbia river. You will find restrooms and likely listen to quite a lot of train noises at night as it is by train trackers. However, it’s known to be an excellent camping site with beautiful views of the river. Find out more information here.

3) Quinault Beach Resort & Casino

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This is an RV friendly camping area and is an excellent place for a view of the Pa​c​ific Ocean. It’s likely only free after labor day, but some have reported a minimal charge of $5 a night and $10 on Friday and Saturday night. This camping area is close to Ocean City State Park. Find out more information here.

4) Minnie Peterson Campground

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This camping ground is on the Hoh Valley Road at the edge of the Hoh Rain Forest. It has incredible forest and beautiful creek for campers. Check out more info here.

5) Lemolo Forebay Number 2

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This free camping site is close to Toketee Falls and well maintained dirt roads for you to drive through the area. This is a great site for fishing as well! Check out more info here.


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