Camping in Stehekin

Stehekin offers camping in a range of settings, from lakeside sites to quiet roadside camps to backpacking sites. Starting August 7, 2020, reservations will be required for camping at Lakeview, Purple Point, and some sites at Harlequin campgrounds and must be made at least one day in advance at www.recreation.gov or by phone at 1-877-444-6777.

All backcountry and wilderness camping, including at High Bridge, requires a backcountry permit which must be obtained in advance before arriving in Stehekin. Lakeside sites do not require a reservation or permit, but private boaters will 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 Lakeview 9 0.2 1170 R,F Located behind Golden West Visitor Center. Treated water and flush toilets. No campfires allowed. Stock corral available. Access to Lakeshore and Purple Creek Trails.
Reservations required from www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777.
Lower Valley Purple Point

6

0.3

1100

R, B, F

Dock permit required if accessed by boat. Near boat landing. Treated water and flush toilet. Reservations required from www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777..
Lower Harlequin

7

4.4

1200

Y

R, F

Nearest camp to Rainbow Falls and Stehekin River Trail.
Reservations required for half of sites, including group site, from www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777.

Lower

Rainbow
Bridge

2

4.5

2200

F

2 miles up Rainbow Loop Trail near bridge.
Backcountry permit required.

High Bridge

High Bridge

2

11

1650

F

Across the bridge from the High Bridge shuttle stop. On the Pacific Crest Trail. Access to Agnes Gorge Trail.
Backcountry permit required.
High
Bridge
Tumwater

2

12

1750

F

Near a thunderous river gorge.
Backcountry permit required.
Mid-Valley Shady

1

14.7

1920

F

Access from the Pacific Crest Trail.
Backcountry permit required.
Mid Bridge Creek

6

16

2100

Y

F

Stock corral available. Located on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Backcountry permit required.
Upper
Valley
Park Creek

2

18.5

2250

F

Located at start of Park Creek Trail.
Backcountry permit required.
Upper Cottonwood

4

23

2750

Y

F

On the upper Stehekin River along the trail to Cascade Pass.
Backcountry permit required.
boat-in Lakeside Weaver Point

16

n/a

1100

B, F

Dock permit required. No potable water. Across from the Stehekin Landing by boat. Limited moorage. Access to Stehekin River Trail
boat-in Lakeside Manly Wham

1

n/a

1100

B

Dock permit required. Lakeshore camp near Bridal Veil Falls.
boat-in Lakeside Flick Creek

1

3.6

1100

B, F

Dock permit required. Camp located along Lakeshore Trail.

Last updated: August 5, 2020

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Mailing Address:

810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

Phone:

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