When I go camping I want to feel like I’m camping. There’s nothing more disappointing than arriving at a campsite that is packed full of tents, RVs, and trailers spaced 10-feet apart with crowds of people. This is missing the entire point of getting out and off the grid. When I step outside my camper or tent at night, I want to hear nothing but the wind, wildlife, or silence.

Don’t get me wrong, I like RV park campsites too and my wife and I stay at those types of sites often. But occasionally, we want total alone time – with no other people around. So, how do you avoid crowds?  Well, to my surprise, there are literally hundreds of privately owned campsites for rent. You’ll find them on private land in the mountains, on farms, in the desert, on lakes and rivers with some starting as low as $19 a night. Most have potable water and outdoor toilets.

I did an online search of available sites in Eastern Washington and Oregon. Here are just a few of the secluded sites I found that I plan to book in the 2022 camping season. Scroll down and check these out and then do some searching online for yourself. Happy camping!

5 Amazing Private Campsites Near Tri-Cities

You’ll find private campsites available for rent in the mountains, on farms, in the desert, on lakes and rivers. Most will run you from $19 to $40 a night. Here are just a few secluded sites available in Washington and Oregon.

This Hike in the Columbia River Gorge is a Must Experience

The Labyrinth to Coyote Wall Loop. It runs 6.7 miles with an elevation gain of 1,489 feet. It features a waterfall, lava tube, rock formations, and incredible views. It’s heavily trafficked with hikers and mountain bikers on weekends and dogs are welcome on a leash. Beware, you’ll need good hiking shoes as a good portion of the trail is very rocky. It’s open all year round, but the experts recommend day use from March to November.  

RANKED: Here are the most popular national parks

To determine the most popular national parks in the United States, Stacker compiled data from the National Park Service on the number of recreational visits each site had in 2020. Keep reading to discover the 50 most popular national parks in the United States, in reverse order from #50 to #1. And be sure to check with individuals parks before you visit to find out about ongoing, pandemic-related safety precautions at www.nps.gov/coronavirus.

READ ON: See the States Where People Live the Longest

Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.


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