Generations of families have made the annual migration to the Methow Valley to camp by the river under towering Ponderosas, to hike its endless trails, and to fall asleep each night -- tired and content -- under a million bright stars.
Camping options range from simple National Forest tent sites up the Twisp, Chewuch, and Lost River drainages, to KOA or State Park camping conveniently located near Winthrop.
Whatever your base-camp style, between the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association’s well maintained and easily accessed trails, the National Forest, the Pasayten and Sawtooth Wilderness Areas, and North Cascades National Park Complex, one could spend a lifetime in the Methow, sauntering along its limitless paths. Winthrop Mountain Sports and Trails End Bookstore offer hiking maps and guidebooks.
“The majority of the Methow’s 200 km of winter ski trails become biking, hiking, running and horse-riding trails in the summer months. Later in the summer, don’t miss some of the best day hikes in the country, such as Blue Lake or Harts Pas. Maple Pass is a fall classic.”
Jay Lucas, Executive Director or MVSTA.
Big Twin Lake Campground
Located on Big Twin Lake just three miles south of Winthrop, Big Twin Lake Campground is a family-friendly option with easy access to town! Tenting, RV hookups, rowboat and paddleboat rentals available. Children's play area, swim dock and lots of room for playing.
Methow Valley Vacation Trailer Rentals
Have a 24 or 26 foot fully contained travel trailer waiting for you in the spot of your choice anywhere in the Methow Valley. Trailers sleep six. Rent by the week or weekend.
Pearrygin Lake State Park
1,200 Acres of diverse wildlife habitat, camping, picnicing, fishing, water sports, swimming, hiking and more. 70 utility sites (EWS $30-31), 95 standard sites ($19-22). Restrooms/hot showers. Cabin and vacation house rentals (kitchenettes) . Two group camps (minimum 20 people in GC1; 40 in CG2). Contact Park for rates. Boat launching $7 per day, picnic area parking, RV dump $5 per day. Interpretive program schedule - check with Park. 4 miles NW of Winthrop.
Riverbend RV Park
Full RV park & campground - big rig friendly - wifi - laundry – a relaxing retreat on the Methow River.
A full service RV park and campground located on the shoreline of Pearrygin Lake, just a few minutes north of Winthrop. Landscaped grounds, level waterfront or lake view sites, grass sites and common areas, shade, clean restrooms and showers, convenience store, fishing docks, swim beach and boat launch. Plus weekend pancake breakfasts, ice cream socials and kids activities. A Good Sam park offering senior, active military, Campclub USA discounts and weekly rates during select times.
Located along the river, just one mile south of Winthrop on Hwy 20. It is an easy walk to town, or use the free shuttle. Family atmosphere, heated pool, playground, laundry, camping cabins, game room and store. Grassy sites, pull-throughs, free showers and a friendly helpful staff. Free wireless internet.
MVSTA - Methow Valley Sport Trails Association