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Exploring Campgrounds Within 3 Hours of Pasco Washington


Going Camping?

Are you planning to go camping with family and friends this summer? Are trying to figure out where to go? If so, I have explored and researched some campground options you may or may not have heard of. Camping is a great way to connect with nature and gather the family for a reunion. There are many activities to do while out in the wilderness if you are up for it. Here are my top 3 camping places all within 3 hours of Pasco.

Campground #1: Tucannon Campground

This campground is approximately a 2-hour drive from Pasco Washington. The camps are RV and camping tent-friendly. There are accessible public bathrooms and multiple campsites scattered around the campgrounds. Bonfires are allowed as there is a fire pit provided at each campsite. Hiking and fishing are the most popular activities at Tucannon. There is an average of 15,000 fishes thrown in their lakes per year.

Hiking Trails:

  • Tucannon Trail
  • Rattlesnake Trail
  • Meadow Creek Trail
  • Panjab Trail


  • Spring Lake
  • Rainbow Lake
  • Blue Lake
  • Deer Lake
  • Watson Lake
  • Beaver Lake

Campground #2: Rimrock Lake Resort

Rimrock Lake is about 2-hours away from Pasco Washington. This campground is great for any camper but there is a nightly fee. There are many activities as in boating, swimming, and tubing. If there was something forgotten, there are resort stores to get what you need. Cafes and restaurants are options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I must mention the view is stunning, you can see mountains, many trees, and a pretty color blend in the water.

Campground #3: Cle Elum River Campground

Cle Elum River is about a 2-and-a-half-hour drive from Pasco Washington. Most of the campgrounds are first come first serve. Meaning these are free campsites as long as you are there first than other campers. There are many beautiful sites to see like different lakes and going up in mountains checking out the view from a cliff.

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