Campsite Review: Clear Lake Recreation Area Campground

Campsite Review Clear Lake Campground

Campsite Review Clear Lake Campground (military) is located north of Interstate 90 — twenty miles southwest of Spokane, Washington. This is a private, military only, campground although there is no guard at the gate, a military ID card is required to check-in. The campground includes a picnic area, boating, fishing, and other watersports. Fairchild Air Force Base operates this camp as part of its recreation program.

Here is our blog post about our stay in Northeast Washington.


Website: Fairchild Fun

Address: South 14824 Clear Lake Road, Cheney, WA 99004-5000

Link to Google Map for the area: Clear Lake Recreation Area

Phone Number/Reservations: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday (509) 299-5129 or (509) 247-5920. Reservations open starting April 1st each year through Outdoor Recreation at 509-299-5129. Early reservations are recommended. Weekends are typically full during the three summer months.

Here is the link to an article on authorized patrons: Who can stay at military campgrounds?

Season: Late April – Mid September

Some sites can be reserved for extended periods up to 90 days.

Dates stayed: July 17 – 24, 2020

Our sites: #18

Price: $25 per night, full hookups

Hook-ups: 30/50-amp electric, water, sewer

Cell service: Verizon – good signal AT&T – good signal

Nearly all RV spots are nearly equal and are in a single file row, from north to south starting at the recreation area and parking lot. The most preferred sites are the furthest south in the row. The size of all sites is about the same and regrettably small. This means that your picnic table (I am thankful to have a picnic table) is sitting right next to your neighbor’s sewer hose and other utilities.


FoxRVTravel-Campsite Review: Clear Lake Recreation Area Campground insider info:

Some locations that are not on the row of RVs may be available. Most of these locations lack any hookups and can accommodate any sized RV. Plus these sites will be at a reduced rate. Some of these lower-priced locations may be called overflow and typically will not be available unless the main row is full. Some of the “overflow sites” are along Clear Lake Road and will have increased road noise.

The very best site in the full hook-up sites is the one that is the furthest south. However, the area south of the hookup sites maybe occasionally used as overflow.

The most obvious and needed observation is in the details. The best part of this park is the lake. In three days of fishing, I could not prove there were fish in this lake. A Washington fishing license is required.

We stored our kayaks across the park, next to the lake, and launched each day right from the sandy area across from the campsite.

The actual size of the recreation area is only 34 acres, but access to the lake makes it huge.


Frequently deer can be found in the area. The deer were much easier to find than the fish.

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FoxRVTravel-Campsite Review: Clear Lake Recreation Area Satellite View

That is our campsite review of the  Clear Lake Recreation Area Campground. Here is our link to our interactive map. Campsite Reviews

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