I live on 1.5 acres, on a private gravel road in a semi rural area. Property is partially wooded, with woods on 3 sides of it. Driveway is couple hundred yards off the county road & about 15 min. off I-5. Quiet, private area.
Only 1 neighbor is visible from my place & they are snowbirds.
Driveway is 140' long. The large area in front of my shop is 100' long x 65' wide. Room to turn around & park. Can get H2O & 15amp to any spot. 30amp is available to most of my parking areas.
***NOTE: If there is a area burn ban, it means no fires at all. This includes no charcoal briquettes. Propane bbq's are OK. Burn bans are not uncommon in Eastern WA in the summer.
***Note: Depending on size(s) of RV's, might be able to fit 3 units.
My property has a horseshoe pit, fire pit (if no burn ban), room enough in the back for bocce ball, frisbee, play fetch with your dog(s). Large fenced garden area (I don't garden) to hold your dog(s) if need be. There is an auto fill water bowl next to my back porch for my dogs. Yours are welcome to use it.
Our road is a private, dirt road. Only a few part time residents past my home. It is about a mile long with trees on both sides. EZ walking. Good dog walk.
***Another note: You're welcome to come sit on my back porch & share your stories with me (weather permitting).
Prefer no smoking.
Paved county road from I-5. Our private dirt road is basically single lane. Road is maintained by a neighbor all year long. Road is very smooth, rarely is there a rut. (He also plows our road in the winter).
My driveway, parking area & RV spots are loose gravel & reasonably level. All smooth - no ruts. The large area in front of my shop (100' long x 65' wide) is large enough to turn around most rigs.
Have had Boondockers turn around 36' 5th wheel & newer F250, 4x4, crew cab, long box, in one try.
Same area as your RV - next to or near it.
I am a retired senior & single. So, am here most all the time, & am a year around resident. I do go camping once in a while for 2-4 days at a time during decent weather.
*BBQ's & campfires are allowed. But we have 'burn bans' most every summer.
Will post current date when 'burn ban' activated.
BURN BAN. NO OPEN FIRES & NO CHARCOAL BRIQUETTES BBQ. GAS FIRED BBQ - OK.
Could possibly accommodate a 3rd RV, depending on size, etc. There is parking for your vehicle. If you can't, or don't want to, turn your rig around in my space, backing in or out of my driveway might be possible, but it is tight. The driveway is not too long (140'), but has a little jog in it & a tree to avoid.
*** I do have a dump here, but will only be used in case of a real need.
***If you want easy access to a dump site, there are WA State Hwy Dept Rest Stops with dump facilities, both East & West bound I-90, about 5 miles east of Cle Elum.
***Note: I have lived here 6+ yrs. Am not an expert on everything local
Cle Elum has a "Telephone Museum". Several small shops. Safeway is the local grocery store, with pharmacy. Gas, diesel, propane available in town. Small RV store, hardware store, Radio Shack.
The town of Roslyn (where the TV show Northern Exposure was filmed) is a tourist attraction. The "oldest continuously operated tavern" (the Brick) in WA state is there. A Farmer's Market on Sunday's in the summer takes up the one block of the downtown National Historical Site. Runs from early June until early Sept. Opening weekend has about 80 vendors & 3000 people attending. Roslyn has an interesting local museum, Coal Miners Memorial, heritage based cemeteries, local brewery.
Various areas - Yakima River, Lake Cle Elum, hiking trails, golf courses, horse back riding during summer weekends (sleigh rides in winter).
The WA State Horse Park is in Cle Elum. Has variety of horse events on wkends spring thru fall.
Have our local 'activities, visit, events, etc.' - pamphlet for you.
Doug is a wonderfully kind man. Thank you so much. We greatly enjoyed getting to know you a little bit - and thank you for the help! Can’t wait to see you again!!
First time using Boondockers Welcome.com - if all my stays are this pleasant I look forward to more! Doug could not have been more accommodating and his property is beautiful & serene. Doug welcomed me at the end of his road in his quad & helped me get set up with water & 30 amp service on his huge, level gravel driveway. After some pleasant chat on his porch my dog and I retired for a peaceful night’s rest. It’s people like Doug who make this RV adventure a joy. Thanks Doug!
Doug was welcoming and great to talk with. Sweet dogs. Lovely property with room for all size rigs. We enjoyed our stay.
We really enjoyed our time here! He met us up at the top of the driveway, as we got in late when it was dark, and escorted us back to where we could park. Huge green yard which our pup loved! Able to unhitch and take the truck into town easily. Would certainly stay here again! Felt like home :)
We had spend one night by Doug. Very nice guy with so many thing to learn. I hope that you could find a woman boondocker to travel another time with her. Thanks very much. My daughters make a big kiss. Enjoy your life.
We had a great time at dugndog's place! He is a great host & we wish there would have been more time to talk with him. He has a beautiful spot in the woods & it was very peaceful there.
Levi & Sara
This was our first boondocking spot and it has been wonderful. Dugndogs and his awesome dogs are great hosts. The location is remote enough to be quite and close enough to town its not a hassle to get things you need. The property is beautiful and the wind comes through the trees just right. Doug has been the nicest guy and is our first new friend in Washington!
We had a great time staying with Doug and his lovely, friendly dogs.
Beautiful location, great company and spent ages chatting on the patio in the evenings. Very nice after a long drive and a coulple of breakdowns!! Good sightseeing location.
Thanks Doug and hope to see you again next year.
Ian and Linda
A lovely spot in a rural area with trees in fall colours and an quiet back road to stretch our legs after driving. Dugndogs were friendly and courteous and offered electrical and water fill up to get us back on the road again. Ruth and Steve
We stayed here for one night in September 2016. We arrived tired and worn down by hours of driving through wild winds in the mountain passes. This spot was the perfect remedy. We enjoyed a few relaxed hours chatting on the back porch. We then had dinner and a great nights sleep. This spot just exuded peace and the host went above and beyond to make us comfortable.
We spent two nights here and really enjoyed the quiet and serene location. Our GPS took us all the way in but the directions from the main road are simple enough -- call the host (?maybe before you get up in the mountains?) for details if you want to be sure you're going the right way. It took some persuading, but our host finally relented and let me take a look at the landing gear issue with his fifth wheel. We worked together and were able to resolve the problem. I've made my living over the years doing maintenance and repair work so I was more than happy to help out . . . he certainly did not expect anything. The wood bases we made for the landing gear on his rig worked so well that we made another set (from his scrap pile of pressure-treated wood) for our rig. Trying to respect BW's request that we not include real names or other personal information in these recommendations, but we feel like we found a new friend and we look forward to staying here again and again in the years to come.
JIM & ANNIE
We stayed with dugndogs (Doug and his dogs) on June 20, 2016, passing thru from Montana to Olympic Nat Park. It was a little tricky to find his place, as it IS of the beaten path. And THAT, is the beauty of it! Very QUIET night, just what you need when traveling and driving a distance the next day. Large, open area which we had no problem turning our 36 ft. fifth wheel in. Had water and electric (30 amp) all ready for use.
I dare you to try and find a nicer guy on Boondockers Welcome! Doug was very helpful and went out of his way to make sure we knew where we were going when we left. His spot in the mountains is beautiful and so serene. He had two friendly, big dogs. He even let our kids play horseshoes in his horseshoe pit! We have a 36' fifth wheel and could navigate the roads, and his driveway just fine. Thank you so much for your hospitality, Doug!