Campsite Review: Big Twin Lake Campground is located to the south of Winthrop Washington on Twin Lakes Road. The best way to get here is to turn west on Twin Lakes Road off of Highway 20 three miles south of Winthrop Washington.
Turning west on Twin Lakes Road just after crossing the Methow River Bridge just to the south of Winthrop will also bring you to the campground. The previously mentioned route is easier and less congested.
Big Twin Lake is a family-owned campground on the west shore of Big Twin Lake.
Here is our blog post about our stay in Northeast Washington.
Website: Big Twin Lake Campground
Address: 210 Twin Lakes Rd, Winthrop, WA 98862
Link to Google Map for the area: Big Twin Lake Campground
Phone Number/Reservations: (509) 996-2650
Dates stayed: July 13 – 16, 2020
Price: $40 per night, plus taxes.
Our site: Area B #9
Hook-ups: 30/50 amp electric, water, no sewer. Depends on site some are full hookups, others dry.
Cell service: Verizon and AT&T – good signal
Campsite Review: Big Twin Lake Campground insider info:
This private campground attempts to mirror the layouts of state parks and other campgrounds. In many cases, the sites are well spread apart and somewhat private. This is much better than private RV parks where the RVs are stacked in rows.
Part of the reason that this is in a campground layout is that there is a slope that would prohibit rows of RVs closely spaced. The slope of the campground is towards the lake and in some locations severe enough that leveling becomes a problem.
The map and layout below are oriented with north on the right side of the map.
Wind, while we were there, was from the west and the sites are tight enough so that smoke can be a problem in area B.
Pricing, in my opinion, is high, for the amenities provided. Even for the location.
Big Twin Lake is priced the same as Pearrygin State Park, which also has a lake, and Pearrygin also has a problem with level sites. The number one reason I like Big Twin Lake better than Pearrygin State Park is that boats are constantly ripping up and down Pearrygin State Park at full speed, typically pulling water skis or wakeboards, blasting music as if it is a contest of who can be the most obnoxious. Big Twin Lake has a 5 mile per hour speed limit and no big boats. Big Twin Lake is quiet and serene compared to Pearrygin lake.
Water access is easy and a boat ramp, for small boats is right in Area A.
To the west is Patterson Lake which is postcard beautiful, take your kayaks to Patterson and enjoy it.
Winthrop is an especially charming town.