Frenchman Coulee

Columbia Basin Wildlife Area

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Vantage Rd. Quincy, WA 98848 509-575-2740 Official Website

GPS: 47.0257, -119.9678

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Overview of Frenchman Coulee

Washington State Discover Pass required passes available online

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
Learn more: Boondocking 101

Elevation 1,049 ft / 319 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Frenchman Coulee 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 7/9/2020
2bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
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Last reported 7/9/2020
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NomadicMoments.com
21' Palomino Bronco 1500 Ford F250
66 reviews
“Unbelievable!”

Reviewed 7/9/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: N/A
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This is one of the most unique boondocking sites we’ve ever come across. I don’t know of another place where you can literally set up camp right on the edge of a canyon. Don’t forget your parking brake! The views are astonishing and the birds fly up and over the cliff wall with lightning speed. There is a gorgeous little waterfall that is a fairly easy hike.

There are three areas along the road to camp. The first is the cliffside area, the second and third areas are on the opposite side of the road and are basecamps for climbing groups. The third area even has pit toilets.

The cell service is fairly good but we found that a booster was needed to get consistent upload speeds.
Verizon: 56ms Ping, 10.1Mbps Download, 0.3Mbs Upload
With WeBoost: 28Mps Down, 3.1Mpbs Up
T-mobile: 36ms Ping, 20.2Mbps Download, Error Upload
With WeBoost: 38Mps Down, 5.3Mpbs Up

Checkout our WeBoost post on NomadicMoments.com for info on our setup.

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

NomadicMoments.com would stay here again

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wealwaysWAnder
Olympia, WA Lance 1055S Chevrolet 3500
26 reviews
“Camping on the Edge of the Canyon! ”

Reviewed 11/28/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Overall Rating

Very convienient location just off I90 in Eastern WA at Vantage. This is primarily a rock climbers base camp, but also serves well for a great overnight stop where you can camp right on the edge of the canyon, get in some nice vista views, and hike into the canyon for a hike to a "falls". You will not be alone, this is a popular spot, even in winter. My pics are March and you can see how many folks we are sharing the area with. The area we chose is not reccomended for low clearance vehicles, check out a video on my blog! But there are many areas and low clearance vehicles should have no trouble finding other spots, perhaps not as close to the cliff though. Will keep this one at the top of the list for future trips!

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wealwaysWAnder
Olympia, WA Lance 1055S Chevrolet 3500
26 reviews
Camping at Frenchman Coulee Vantage Washington The Gorge - we always WAnder.......

Frenchman Coulee, Vantage WA Just off I90 in Eastern WA at Vantage. This is primarily a rock climbers base camp, but also serves well for a great overnight stop where you can camp right on the e...

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Amenities

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  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation
  • recreation trail

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