Big Pines Recreation Site

BLM

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Canyon Rd.
Ellensburg, WA 98926
509-536-1200
509-670-9871
Reservations: 877-444-6777
Official Website

GPS: 46.7931, -120.4562

Last Price Paid: $15
Number of Sites: 40
Pad Type: asphalt
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 1295 ft
Max Stay: 7
Tent Camping: Yes

3 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 3G
0bars
T-Mobile
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Debs

42 Montana 3790
25 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 31

Debs would stay here again

“Very nice spot”

Reviewed Sep 21, 2017

Overall Rating

Nice spot, the only one of the 4 in the Yakima River Canyon Campgrounds that will hold a larger trailer. A couple pull thrus also. (31 and 37 are the largest if you are doing reservations) Roads are paved as are sites, quite level. Very quiet. Stayed September so not crowded (did get invaded 1 night with a ton of VW buses that were ... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon 3G
0bars
T-Mobile 4G
0bars
T-Mobile 3G
0bars
T-Mobile Extended

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Dave Oglevie
Chelan, WA
31 Rexhall Aerbus 2014 Subaru Outback (towed)
8 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
“Beautiful drive thru the Yakima River Canyon, a great alternative to I-82 between Ellensburg and Yakima.”

Reviewed Oct 15, 2015

Overall Rating

BLM campground, pit toilets, right on the river. Did I mention FREE from Oct to May? Cons, near the highway with large trucks hauling apples during harvest, and there are a couple of trains per night right across the river.

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Chris&David
Sandy, OR
22 Ford Transit 250 cargo van conversion high roof, extended wheelbase
93 reviews
Nightly rate: $15
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 3
“Great possibilities, with a few caveats”

Reviewed Sep 15, 2015

Overall Rating

This BLM campground looks terrific and is freshly paved and spruced up. It's a beautiful location along the Yakima River which is a prime spot for fishing. Some tall Ponderosas provide enough shade for probably a third of the sites which are very flat. Prime spots are right along the river which looked safe enough for average swimmers.... more

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Umtanum Creek Canyon - Beyond

Journal On our way to Idaho, we stopped overnight at Big Pines Campground along the Yakima River Scenic Byway (Hwy 821 between Yakima and Ellensburg). Late in the afternoon, we scored what l...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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