Crawfish Lake Campground

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

2 Reviews
NF 30-100 Tonasket, WA 98855 509-486-2186 Official Website

GPS: 48.4838, -119.2146

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Overview of Crawfish Lake Campground

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Number of Sites 19

Pad Type dirt

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 4500 ft

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Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon Voice Only
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 4/6/2015
1 review
“Easy to find but hard to leave”

Reviewed 8/1/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 9
Overall Rating

This was our first free campground, so we didn’t really know what we were getting ourselves into. This one might have set the bar high for other free campsites, though. It was pretty well laid out, seemed to be cared for, and the lake and surrounding forest were really pretty.

Getting to the campground wasn't bad. It is located in a National Forest, so we were nervous about the condition of the roads. Luckily, it was mostly paved roads except the final 5 miles. We followed the directions from Google Maps and found it easily. When you pull into the campground, there are a few sites to the right but the bulk of the sites are to the left. Most of the spots appear to be for tent camping or smaller RVs. We stayed in site 9 and didn't have too much trouble getting in with our 20 foot trailer and Tundra. It would have been easier to get in had we known ahead of time that there were turnarounds at each end of the campground. Since we didn't know, we had to do a weird maneuver using one campsite in order to back into the one we had chosen.

The is a perfect place to escape off grid, as there isn’t much of a cell signal - even with our cell booster. There is no water or electric, but there are a couple of pit toilets. We have a toilet in our trailer, so we didn’t use the pit toilets, but they seemed clean enough.

There were quite a few kayakers out enjoying the lake, which was calm and very inviting. We had some ducks come right up to the shoreline at our site, and we saw a loon way out in the distance. The lake is surrounded by trees and there are a bunch of vacation homes on the other side.

We only stayed 1 night but wish we could have stayed longer. There is a 14-day limit, which we would love to take advantage of another time. We camped on a Saturday towards the end of July and there were plenty of sites still available. There are 19 total sites, most of which are right on the lake, but a few are across the gravel road.

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turtlevida would stay here again

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

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Mike S
Spokane, WA Cargo trailer conversion.
29 reviews
“Quiet and remote primitive campground”

Reviewed 4/6/2015

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Overall Rating

This is a free, primitive campground located on the national forest side of Crawfish Lake.

There are a few sites accessible to larger vehicles but most are designed for vehicles less than 20 feet or tents. Most sites are on the water with a few on the other side of the gravel access drive. There are vault toilets. The campground can get busy/full on summer weekends but is mostly empty during the week and off-season.

This campground is in a very remote area. Access is seasonal. Although there are cabins on the opposite side of the lake, you really feel like you're in the wilderness here. We hear wolves and coyotes at nights and almost always see deer during the day. What's amazing is that there is actually cell phone reception here (but not data).

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon Voice Only

Mike S would stay here again

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

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities
  • restrooms: vault
Pets
  • pets
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