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.
Download the Wilderness Trip Planner map (2.80MB pdf) for a map and list of all backcountry campsites, cross-country camping zones, food storage requirements, and group size limits.
For mountaineers or those looking for serious adventure and challenge, see the page on cross-country camping.
Last updated: October 13, 2017