• View from Sourdough Mountain Overlook  A view looking down onto Diablo Lake. Photo Credit: NPS/Michael Silverman, 2010.

    North Cascades

    National Park Washington

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  • Cascade River Road will be open as normal through fall/winter 2014

    Cascade River Rd. will be open in 2014 until snow conditions make it impassable to vehicles, as normal. The road closure that was planned to begin September 8 has been postponed beyond 2014 due to unforeseen circumstances. More »

  • Lone Mountain Fire - National Park Service Trail Closures

    The Lone Mountain Fire in North Cascades National Park is approximately 5 mi NW of Stehekin in the Boulder Creek drainage. Boulder Creek Trail is closed. More »

  • Re-opening of Adjacent U.S. Forest Service Road and Trails that Access North Cascades NP Complex

    The area closure of the Twisp River Road and the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest due to wildfires has been lifted as of August 19, 2014. More »

Camping in Stehekin

Stehekin offers camping in a range of settings, from lakeside sites to quiet roadside camps to backpacking sites. Most camps are small, primitive sites, and all camping (with the exception of lakeside sites) requires a free backcountry permit, available from the Golden West Visitor Center (509-699-2080, ext. 14). Lakeside sites do not require a backcountry permit, but private boaters may need to obtain a Federal Dock permit if using one of the docks.

 

Area

Camp

# of
Sites

Miles
from
Landing

Elevation
(ft)

Group?

Access:
(R)oad, (B)oat,
(F)oot

Comments

Lower Valley Purple Point

6

0.3

1100

R, B, F

Near boat landing. Treated water and flush toilet.
Lower Harlequin

7

4.4

1200

Y

R, F

Nearest camp to Rainbow Falls and River Trail.

Lower

Rainbow
Bridge

2

4.5

2200

F

2 miles up Rainbow Loop Trail near bridge.

High Bridge

High Bridge

2

11

1650

F

Across the bridge from the High Bridge Shuttle stop. On the PCT.
High
Bridge
Tumwater

2

12

1750

F

Near a thunderous river gorge.
Mid-Valley Shady

1

14.7

1920

F

Flood damaged. Must access from north.
Mid Bridge Creek

6

16

2100

Y

F

Stock corral available. Located on the PCT.
Upper
Valley
Park Creek

2

18.5

2250

F

Located at Park Creek trailhead.
Upper Flat Creek

4

18.8

2300

F

Located across bridge in forest.
Upper Cottonwood

4

23

2750

F

On the upper Stehekin River along the trail to Cascade Pass.
Lakeside Weaver Point

22

n/a

1100

B, F

Treated water. Across from the Stehekin Landing by boat. Limited moorage.
Lakeside Manly Wham

1

n/a

1100

B

Lakeshore camp near Bridal Veil Falls.
Lakeside Flick Creek

1

n/a

1100

B, F

Camp located near Lakeshore Trail.

Did You Know?

Cascading stream

The North Cascades are well known for the abundant waterfalls that lace the mountains. Two of the best known waterfalls are Gorge Falls between Newhalem and Diablo along State Route 20 and Rainbow Falls in the Stehekin Valley.