Backcountry Camps

Tents and campers

Camping options include primitive wilderness camps (left) and boat-in sites, among others.



Backcountry campers will find many options throughout the park. Wilderness camps run the gamut from serene, creek-side camps perfect for a family to high and rocky camps with outstanding views. Boat-in camping on Ross Lake and camping near Stehekin offer another option for those looking to get away from it all. Within the trail and lake corridors, camping is allowed in designated sites only, to protect both the wilderness and to ensure all visitors have a quality backcountry experience. All backcountry camping requires a backcountry permit.

Trip planning tools include a pdf file (219K) of all backcountry sites, including camp capacity and facilities, and the Wilderness Trip Planner map (2.80MB pdf).

For mountaineers or those looking for serious adventure and challenge, see the page on cross-country camping.

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