The 2009 Regional Campout for RPCVs will be held at Bridge Creek, a group site in the Wenatchee National Forest, with SEAPAX as host. The campground is reserved Friday, August 21 until Sunday, August 23. Those wishing to arrive earlier or stay longer will have many options in this popular area. Located just 8 miles from Leavenworth, the campground is in the spectacular Icicle Creek basin, with many outdoor recreation opportunities, from casual strolls along the river to strenuous backcountry possibilities, whitewater rafting, and more.
Group camp: Elevation 1900 ft. The site has space for tents, hammocks and pick-up campers (no electrical hook-ups). Those with trailers may want to reserve an individual space in the regular campground. There is parking space for approximately 25 vehicles, so carpooling is strongly encouraged (for environmental reasons too).
Expect hot, dry weather and a possible burn ban, including for campfires. The group camp is located in secluded setting, away from the main campground, and bordering Icicle Creek. Please be aware that this a class 4-5 whitewater river-beautiful to look at, but not a place for children to play.
Cost: $10 per adult for campsite fee + Saturday dinner; free for SEAPAX members with paid-up dues.
RSVP to Scott Ramos. Several people have already signed up; we expect a good turnout, so be sure to come join in the fun!
Carpooling is strongly encouraged: if you can offer a ride or need a ride, please contact Stacey Wedlake. Be sure to include your name, departure location, email and phone number, and, if driving, how many passengers you can take.
What to bring: your own food (except for Saturday dinner), plus camping & cooking gear, including stove, dishes, eating utensils, and personal amenities. Please be sure to bring your own large-size water container(s) as the potable water supply is in the main campground, 1/4 mile from the group camp. Portable shelters and extra tables could also be very useful. We are in need of some additional camp stoves and cooking gear for Saturday night, so please let us know if you can help out.
Directions: From the West, take Highway 2 East through Monroe and then over Stevens’ Pass. Take a right on Icicle River Road as you enter Leavenworth and follow road approximately 10 miles. The campground will be on the left. From the East, take Highway 2 West through Leavenworth. Take a left on Icicle River Road and follow road approximately 10 miles. The campground will be on the left. From the South, take Highway 97 North to Highway 2. Take Highway 2 West through Leavenworth. Take a left on Icicle River Road and follow road approximately 10 miles. The campground will be on the left.
Wenatchee National Forest Recreation Report website:
WNF Ranger station:
Leavenworth Ranger District
600 Sherbourne, Leavenworth, WA 98826
(across from McDonald’s)
Campground Host: (509)548-6816
Leavenworth info: Non-campers can find lodging in Leavenworth and join us for the activities. Leavenworth is a very popular tourist destination, so make reservations early. The town itself has the typical array amenities & services, a city park with nature trails, a municipal swimming pool, and the Bavarian-themed tourist attractions.
Leavenworth travel info
Waterfront Park Trail Map for Walking and Bird Watching in Leavenworth Washington
Leavenworth Hiking Guide