Kachess Lakeshore | Wild Camping

United States

Details

Verified:
about 17 hours ago
Altitude:
676.7 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
wadsackj

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
Natural Source
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Many free lakeshore spots when lake levels aren't too high. Co-ordinates are at a ramp down to the lake off NF4818. From there, there's many sites to both the left and right with fire pits. Very popular in the summer, and many people bring their boats and ATVs. Great Verizon and T-Mobile. Some road noise from across the lake but doesn't bother me much. I've been here a couple times and this is probably my favorite boondocking spot in Washington!

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Still good here!! Been awhile for a review so just dropping a word. Coordinates get you to a road into the dried up lake bed, then pick your spot basically anywhere

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Be careful. Another vehicle is stuck in the mud here. Really stuck. Overnight.

Eastern Towing is your savior to call. We watched them pull out this bronco, inch by inch.

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The reservoir is very low at the moment, but we still found a lovely and fairly level spot to park our truck and camper in the trees. Lots of sun for the solar and a bit of shade for us. The breeze off the lake is nice for the laundry and to keep the bugs away - although we had none of the biting variety. We didn’t bother pulling out the kayaks and glad we didn’t drive down to the water as one poor fellow got his boat trailer very stuck in the clay hiding under the gravel. Beach is nice to explore and run/swim our fur friend.

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Stayed here for 2 nights, got stuck the first night in some loose gravel. Tried to get out using traction boards but ultimately had to call towing who came in 15 minutes, and did the job in less than 10 minutes. We had full cell service with Verizon and felt relieved someone was nearby to help so easily.
The water level of the reservoir was extremely low, so there were a lot of sites available but the lake was a bit farther too (not bad of a walk though!)
We picked up an entire garbage bag worth of other people's trash – remember to leave no trace. This is a beautiful fairly secluded spot, although getting in and out was kind of rough with the potholes.

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Awesome spot! Stayed a few nights. Entrance/ exit was a bit rough in our 22ft skoolie, but we managed. Short but steep hill with several big holes. Once you’re there it seems to be more level of you go to the left. Popular, but quiet when we were there midweek. Will definitely be back if ever in the area.

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slept here for 3 nights, perfect location.
can get busy during the weekend so come early

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Dirt road to lake shore. Good campsites dispersed. Great spot!

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Lots of other campers around the lake. Can get a campervan down onto the shore of the lake. Feels safe. Excellent view/setting!!

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Beautiful spot with tons of room. GPS took us to a closed road at first but found our way on a different route. This spot is not closed, lots of people out this weekend.

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Wanted to go there, but sadly the road was closed. Technically you could drive through, but there is a sign that says ,Road Closed No Wheeled Vehicles Strictly Enforced Fines up to $500‘ and then I made a turn. Maybe it’s because I am visiting in winter.

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Absolutely incredible spot! Arrived Sunday evening, just as all the ATV weekenders were leaving. Had the site to ourselves other than a couple people visiting the lake for an hour here and there. Everyone was very respectful of our space. It’s been months without rain so campfires were prohibited.

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Came here early in the summer season so water levels were still quite high. Managed to find a spot near the waterfront but it wasn't very level. I was surprised at how much broken glass was all over the place and toilet paper scattered in the bushes. We cleaned up quite a bit before we left. Verizon LTE 2 bars.

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Really beautiful campsites but realistically only one level spot to park your trailer or camper. Maybe one or two more spots big enough if you want to pull your car in and tent camp. I’d recommend using this as a walk-in tent site. Great cell service on both Verizon and ATT.

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Gorgeous lakeside spot with fire ring. The road is littered with some pretty deep pot holes but we made it fine a Mazda cx-30. A little chilly on the water but plenty of spots for hammocks and a couple of level spots for tents.

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Great Mountain Lake with spectacular views. We came after the dam was released so the water was low. We parked within the graveyard of trees about 100 ft from the water. Great Verizon reception. There were others here but we felt very secluded. The road getting in was a bit rough but we managed in our 159" RamPromaster (2WD). Highly recommend this spot! Please keep it clean.

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Spend one night out here last weekend in our roofnest. A beautiful spot and there was PLENTY of room for us to have our own space.. saw maybe 3 other groups/cars the whole time. There are great spots along the lake to set up, but also plenty of room up in the woods for ground tents as well -- and our site a a few fire rings around. Only downside was that we heard a few gunshots around 2:30am -- they were very far away (someone drunk on a Saturday night just having fun I am assuming) but it did wake our dogs up.

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Perfect spot. Hundreds of spots available. I came on a Wednesday and only 4 other rigs here so I parked on the other side of the lake away from them and went topless hahah. Beautiful lake. 3 bars of AT&T 5G and 3 bars of LTE+ on Verizon. Dogs off leash. There’s a sign at the entrance that says some locals and nomads cleaned up all the trash so PLEASE keep it clean so they don’t shut this down. PLEASE!!! See my pictures to see how beautiful.

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Very nice location on the shore of the lake. Lots of spots on the shore and along the road leading to it.
Good t-mobile LTE signal.
Only problem is that people leave lots of trash around. Really upsetting.

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main road is typical flat logging road. not bad in any vehicle. choose not to take my e350 down the little boat ramp to the lake. camped on shoulder of main road instead. on a Sunday in July there was plenty of space. some other campers but lots of elbow room. please pack out your garbage including TP and bring a shovel for a cat hole. human waste was a big polluter here when just a little bit away from the camp sites.

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Water level is high right now... there are only a couple spots accessible by vehicle when water is this high. I managed to scoop one on a Sunday night as the crowds were leaving. It is super beautiful, definitely more cramped when water levels are high. The trees block a lot of access to spots that look like they could’ve been fabulous if the lake was lower

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Lots of dispersed camping. It was pretty packed, and the lake was up so no driving on the beach but lots of great shade and camp spots in the trees. Definitely would want to bring a hammock next time.

There is a short road on the left down to the beach off the main nsf dirt road where you can launch a boat with some spots to camp and then to the right there is an almost hidden road with more spot to camp.

This is a great spot. The water was clear and warm,

No toilets though, so trail rules apply. Pack it in pack it out. Bring something to so you can dig a hole to poop in the woods across the road and please please bring a simple ziplock back to put your tp in.

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Very lovely lakeshore bookdocking site. Here with one other rig on a Wednesday, but plenty of room for privacy. Met up with some friends on a Saturday and the place was packed. Some of the shore is loose gravel so be careful not to get stuck. Good for tents, truck camper, or vans only. No amenities. Two bars of LTE on ATT.

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Road is not available right now, closed off due to the weather & snow I assume..

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Flat bumpy dirt road for the last mile to the lake. Plenty of options to camp along the tree line. Primitive fire pits. Mixed gravel, mud lake shore.

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BREATHTAKING! I got here right after sunset, it was kinda getting dark but manageable. Lots of pot holes, it’s a rough road to get to the lake but so worth it. I have a Sprinter van not 4x4. I made it down here easily but take it slow. I wouldn’t come down here if it was raining. You could easily get stuck in the mud if it does. Very clean and quiet area with excellent Verizon cell service. Tons of spaces.

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Amazing cell service (Verizon). Very crowded but you can park away from people. Very noisy, people are very loud, music and dirt bikes. A lot of spots on the road. To get down to the lake front there is a tiny road that’s very steep and loosely packed dirt. I have a Ford Econoline and didn’t feel comfortable going down, I wasn’t sure if I could make it back up. However I saw many small cars and two vans come up. Up to you. You can park of the side road or drive back and park in the woods. A little away from the lake.

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TONS of free lakeshore spots when lake levels aren't too high. Coordinates are a ramp down to the lake off NF4818. From there, there's many sites to both the left and right with fire pits. Very popular in the summer, and many people bring their boats and ATVs. Great Verizon and T-Mobile. Some road noise from across the lake but doesn't bother me much. I've been here a couple times and this is probably my favorite boondocking spot in Washington!

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