Leavenworth, Washington- An immediate closure of the Tumwater Campground was effective yesterday at noon for public safety. This popular campground is located off Highway 2, approximately nine miles northwest of Leavenworth, WA and is part of the Wenatchee River Ranger District on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
The Tumwater Campground is located within the 22,571 acre Chiwaukum Fire areas and is adjacent to Chiwaukum Creek. Because of the potential for heavy rain storms and subsequent flooding forecasted for the area this weekend, an immediate closure of the campground was ordered for public safety. The district regrets any inconvenience this closure may cause, but keeping the public safe from hazardous conditions is top priority.
The campground will remain closed for the duration of the season.
Additional information is available on the web at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/okawen or by calling the Wenatchee River Ranger District at509.548.2550. The Leavenworth office is open Saturday August 30th, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The office is closed Sundays and is closed on Labor Day (Monday), September 1st.