Skip the crowds camping on top of each other at Lake Wenatchee State Park and opt for this nearby US Forest Service campground, complete with flush toilets and potable water. You can walk from here to Lake Wenatchee State Park if you want a shower, canoe rental, horseback ride or ice cream cone. We especially love the tent-only loop, which is sometimes closed later in the season (post-Labor Day). The sites are big, most are right on the creek and feel very secluded.
Details: 73 sites, 2 groups sites. $17 a night for single site. RVs fine. Water and flush toilets. More campground info.
New for 2016: Sixty percent of the sites are now reservation sites and 40 percent are first come, first serve. Make reservations at recreation.gov.