Set on the Yakima River, this KOA is a great base camp for fishing, hunting and good ol' family fun & relaxation.

Riverfront Tipis, Deluxe Cabins, and KOA Kamping Kabins are all equipped with a TV, Keurig coffee maker, microwave, mini-fridge with freezer, gas grills, patio furniture, and linens! Rent one of the Tipi's or settle into a prime spot right on the river and relax. You're well-situated to search for the Ellensburg blue agate, enjoy a concert at the Gorge Amphitheatre, hike the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, or visit Roslyn, where Northern Exposure was filmed. Central Washington University's campus is also located in town. Visit during Jazz in the Valley & the Ellensburg Rodeo on Labor Day weekend. Enjoy full WI-FI access free to every customer, valet trash service at your site every morning, and the new, huge dog park.

HEATED POOL AND ALL AMENITIES ARE OPEN FOR FUN! SUMMER RATES STARTED EARLY DUE TO EXTREMELY HIGH DEMAND, SO RESERVE EARLY!

** All rates based on the 1-2 people, 1 vehicle, & 1-2 friendly pets.  All visitors must register at the office to obtain a parking permit at $5 pp & $5 pv.**

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 70' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (4/15 - 9/15)
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Fishing
  • Firewood ($)
  • Bike Rentals ($)
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KOA Journey

KOA Journey Campgrounds

KOA Journey campgrounds are the perfect oases after a day on the road. Whether it’s along the way or a quick getaway, they’ve got you covered. Located near the highways and byways of North America with long Pull-thru RV Sites, they deliver convenience to the traveling camper. Pull in, ease back and take a load off.

KOA Journeys Feature:

  • Pull-through RV Sites with 50-amp service
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Well lit after hours check-in service

Latest Hot Deal

Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 13-14, 2022

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 13th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 14th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 14 support the KOA Care Camps Trust which distributes more than $1 million dollars annually to support 125+ Care Camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

* Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one-site, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. Not valid with other discounts.

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Quiet, shady pull thru sites situated on the Yakima River.

32 S. Thorp Hwy

Ellensburg, WA 98926

509-925-9319

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Museums

Olmstead Place State Park: This park is a 217 acre day-use park that features picnic space, beautiful gardens, walking trails and a small museum. The 217 acre farm has two houses: a farmhouse and a smaller Cabin. Samuel Olmstead and his family moved to the site in 1875, the same year Ellensburg was platted. The parks hosts a popular threshing bee each September and is at 921 N. Ferguson Road, about three miles west of Kittitas.
Kittitas County Historical Museum
114 E. Third Ave. | Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 925-3778
The Kittitas County Historical Society, founded by ancestors of valley pioneers, started the one-room museum in the 1960s and eventually moved the items, plus new ones, to its present-day location. At the museum, visitors will find nearly every era of life in Kittitas County. Permanent exhibits include the antique doll and buggy collection, historic photograph and slides, Mires glass plate negatives, Native American bag and basket collection and much more. The museum also offers several events for families.

217 Ferguson Road

Kittitas, WA 98934

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Roslyn

Roslyn is a historic coal mining town which boasts of a log cabin built in the 1880's, 25 old ethnic cemeteries and the quaint Roslyn Museum. Roslyn is the filming site of the television series "Northern Exposure."

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Red Top Lookout

There are few mountaintops in Washington that are accessible by such a short and easy trail. Red Top is a great trail for kids and for adults wanting a half-day hike in the Teanaways. This area is also considered one of the best by valley rock hounds.

From I-90, take exit 85 and go north on Hwy. 97 North for 18 miles. Just past the Mineral Springs Campground, go north on FR 9738. In 2.6 miles, go left on FR 9702. Drive 4.5 miles to the trailhead at the picnic area, elevation 5,000 feet. NW Forest Pass required.

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