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 some camping requires a backcountry permit (noted in the table below). 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 Lakeview 10 0.2 1170 Y 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.
First-come, first-served.
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.
First-come, first-served.
Lower Harlequin

7

4.4

1200

Y

R, F

Nearest camp to Rainbow Falls and River Trail.
First-come, first-served. Group site reservable through the Golden West Visitor Center.

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.
First-come, first-served.
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 Flat Creek

4

18.8

2300

F

Located across bridge in forest. Access to Flat 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

22

n/a

1100

B, F

Dock permit required. Treated 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: March 31, 2020

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Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

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