Are you an OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) Enthusiast? Do you love to camp? Well, I recently visited two campgrounds where you can combine your love of OHV use and camping. Located about 25 miles west of Ellensburg, Washington in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, you will find Rider’s Camp and Manastash Camp. Both camps offer access to miles of OHV trails. There are designated trails for motorcycles, 4×4 and ATV use. Equestrian riders, mountain bikers and hikers are allowed on the trails as well. This is one of the few areas in Washington in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest that offers ATV designated trails. There is even a beginners’ loop for those learning to ride an ATV. Both camps offer individual spaces along with improved dispersed areas for groups. Improvements are limited to vault toilets, picnic tables and campfire rings.
Campsites are spacious and will handle the largest of RVs. Rates are just $5 per night and your Northwest Forest Service Pass “may be used as a form of fee payment” according to the forest service’s website. As expected, both campgrounds are in a forest setting, but Rider’s Camp is set among ancient Tamarack trees that are worthy of a visit by themselves. Camping and riding, one of the best adventures in RVing.
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