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NPS / Paisley Dandenault

Tips and Regulations

  • All sites in campgrounds along State Route 20 can be reserved during the operational season (late May-September) in advance. When possible, make reservations as early as you can.
  • Overnight camping or parking is only allowed in designated campgrounds or campsites. There is no dispersed camping in the park complex.
  • Campsite occupancy is limited to eight people, three tents, and two vehicles per site.

  • Camping is limited to 14 days from July 1 through Labor Day (first Monday in September) and to 30 days the rest of the year.

  • Firewood, ice, gas, and other services are not available in the park complex. The nearest services are in the town of Marblemount, WA.
  • Don't move firewood! Destructive insects and diseases can be transported in firewood. Always buy firewood near where you will burn it.

 

Drive-in Campgrounds

All drive-in campgrounds along State Route 20 are on a reservation system through recreation.gov. Campground reservations are accepted during the specified season dates on the recreation.gov website. Campgrounds may be open before or after the reservation season on a first-come, first-served basis. See Campground Details below for more information, reservations, and current status

 

The following campgrounds remain open with limited services throughout the winter on a first-come, first-served basis:

  • Goodell Creek Campground: 19 sites for tents or smaller RV's.
  • Gorge Lake Campground: 8 sites for tents or smaller RV's.
  • Colonial Creek Campground: 10 walk-in tent-only sites (sites 64-73). The walk-in sites involve walking 10 to 30 yards to the sites.

No water or trash service available - pack out all of your trash. Vault toilets are available. Reservations are not accepted outside the operational season (late May-September). There is no fee for camping. Campgrounds will re-open with reservations and services in May 2022.

 

Camping Options

 
Two kayakers paddle on a lake.

Boat-in Camping

Boat-in camping is available on Ross Lake, Diablo Lake, and Lake Chelan.

A kayak floats on a still lake.

Hozomeen

Visit remote Hozomeen at the north end of Ross Lake.

A wooden picnic table sits in a campsite with trees and lake in the background.

Camping in Stehekin

Stehekin offers camping in a range of settings, from lakeside sites to quiet roadside camps to backpacking sites.

A sunset mountain view.

Backpacking

Learn about the many overnight backcountry options in the North Cascades.

Last updated: February 8, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley , WA 98284

Phone:

360 854-7200

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