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Southeastern Washington Campgrounds
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Southeast Washington Campgrounds
When visitors to Washington State think of the topography of Washington they envision Douglass Fir, Cedar and Spruce tree covered mountains with alpine lakes. While Washington certainly has an abundance of these spectacular areas, more than half of the state consists of rolling hills and plains, high desert, and two of the largest rivers in North America - the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
Tent camping and RV camping in Southeastern Washington State is quite different from any of Washington's western areas. Look for wide open areas, Sycamore, Birch and Russian Olive trees, summer daytime temperatures in the 90s (or more) with snow cover in the winter. Agricultural land makes up the bulk of Eastern Washington. Instead of tree covered mountains, come to expect a vista of 10,000 acres of wheat fields on rolling hills, immense apple and cherry orchards, and some of the finest vineyards in the world.
The two largest metropolitan areas in Southeastern Washington are Yakima and the Tri-Cities (Richland, Kennewick and Pasco). The stretch of the Yakima River from Yakima to where it joins the Columbia River in the Tri-Cities offer some of the most fertile farmland in Washington State. Potatoes, hops, tree fruit and grapes dominate the landscape.
Generally speaking, the tent camping and RV camping sites in Southeastern Washington are somewhat less crowded than those throughout Western Washington due to the comparatively sparse population density. Summertime temperatures range from the 90s during the day to the 40s at night. Winter camping can be brisk with daytime temperatures ranging from the mid 40s to nighttime lows in the teens and lower.
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