Camping

Campsite on Ross Lake. Image: NPS/Deby Dixon
Campsite on Ross Lake.

NPS/Deby Dixon

 

The majority of car campgrounds are on a reservation system through recreation.gov. The remainder of the campgrounds are first-come, first-served. 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.There is no way to know the up-to-date availability of sites. First-come, first-served sites are highly sought after and fill quickly.

Car Campgrounds

Individual campsites are limited to eight maximum people, three tents, and two vehicles per site. Fires are allowed in designated fire grates and must be attended at all times. Bring locally sourced firewood or purchase from a local vendor in the surrounding area. Firewood collecting in the campground is prohibited.

Camping in Stehekin

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

Boat-in Camping

New! Sites are available for permit reservations


Wilderness Camping

New! Sites are available for permit reservations

 
GOODELL CREEK CAMPGROUND


Status


Comments
Main Campground OPEN

Open with water, services and fees.
Vault toilet available.

OPEN

Upper Goodell:
May 21 - Sept. 10: Open for reservations with services

Lower Goodell:
May 21 - Sept. 10: Open for reservations with services

Reserve sites at Upper Goodell and Lower Goodell 3-360 days in advance at Recreation.gov or by phone at 1-877-444-6777.

 
Picnic shelter and boat launch area at Goodell Creek Campground.
NPS Photo/R. Seifried
Picnic shelter and boat launch area at Goodell Creek Campground

NPS Photo/R. Seifried

Main Campground
Directions: Located south of SR 20 at mile post 119. 13 miles (21 km) east of Marblemount, 74 miles (119 km) west of Winthrop.
Details: Situated in lush, old growth forest on the banks of the Skagit River. Elevation 500'.
Capacity: 19 sites. Campground appropriate for tents and small RVs.
Fees and Reservations: $16/night. First-come, first-served. No reservations. Check out time noon.
Facilities and Services: Drinking water, garbage service, and vault toilets provided. No hook-ups or showers. Covered picnic shelter. Gathering firewood is prohibited, but firewood can be purchased outside of the park.
Recreational Opportunities: Raft/kayak launch on the Skagit River. Fishing on the Skagit and tributaries.
 

Upper and Lower Goodell Group Camps
Lower Goodell Group Camp Map
Upper Goodell Group Camp Map

Directions: Located north of SR 20 at mile post 119. 13 miles (21 km) east of Marblemount, 74 miles (119 km) west of Winthrop.
Details: Situated in lush, old growth forest on the banks of the Skagit River. Elevation 500'.
Capacity: Lower Group sites maximum 50 people, 25 vehicles per site. Upper Group maximum 30 people, 10 vehicles per sites.
Fees and Reservations: $50/night for reservations. Reservations can be made 3-360 days in advance at www.recreation.gov or by phone at 1-877-444-6777. Check out time noon.
Facilities and Services: Vault toilet. No hook-ups or potable water. Garbage service provided. Gathering firewood is prohibited. Firewood is available outside the park. Campground reservations are accepted during the specified season dates. Campgrounds may be open before or after the reservation season on a first-come, first-served basis.

 
NEWHALEM CREEK CAMPGROUND


Status


Comments
Main Campground OPEN

Loop A
Open with water, services and fees.

Loop B
Open with water, services and fees.

Loop C
Open with water, services and fees.

Reserve individual sites 3-180 days in advance at Recreation.gov or by phone at 1-877-444-6777.

OPEN

The campground will re-open May 21, 2018.

Reserve sites 3-360 days in advance at Recreation.gov or by phone at 1-877-444-6777.

 
Main Campground
Campground Map


Directions: Located south of SR 20 at mile post 120. 14 miles (23 km) east of Marblemount, 73 miles (117 km) west of Winthrop just west of the town of Newhalem.
Details: Limited sites can accommodate up to 45 ft for large RVs. Visit recreation.gov for site specific information. Conveniently located between the town of Newhalem and the Newhalem Visitor Center on the banks of the Skagit River, near many natural and historic destinations. A series of short walks and interpretive trails link the campground to the natural and historic destinations. Elevation 500'.
Capacity: 111 sites. Large RVs can be accommodated.
Fees and Reservations: $16/night for reservations. Reservations accepted for Loops A, B and C, $16/night. Reserve sites 3-180 days in advance online at www.recreation.gov or by phone at 1-877-444-6777. Check out time noon.
Facilities and Services: Potable water, dump station, garbage and recycling service, and flush toilets provided. No showers or hook-ups. Fully accessible site available. Driveway lengths for RVs vary (see www.recreation.gov for lengths). Gathering firewood is prohibited. Firewood is available outside the park. Campground reservations are accepted during the specified season dates. Campgrounds may be open before or after the reservation season on a first-come, first-served basis.
Recreational Opportunities: Several short walks and interpretive trails. Fishing on the Skagit. Ranger programs in campground and at the visitor center during summer.

 
Group Sites
Campground Map


Directions: Located south of SR 20 at mile post 120. 14 miles (23 km) east of Marblemount, 73 miles (117 km) west of Winthrop and just west of the town of Newhalem.
Details: Conveniently located between the town of Newhalem and the Newhalem Visitor Center on the banks of the Skagit River. Near many natural and historic destinations. A series of short walks and interpretive trails link the campground to natural, prehistoric, and historic destinations. Elevation 500'.
Capacity: 2 group sites, maximum occupancy is 25 people per site.
Fees and Reservations: $40/night for reservations. Reservations can be made 3-360 days in advance at www.recreation.gov or by phone at 1-877-444-6777. Check out time noon.
Facilities and Services: Potable water, dump station, garbage and recycling service, and flush toilets provided. No showers or hook-ups. Each site has a covered pavilion with picnic tables and barbecue grill. Gathering firewood is prohibited. Firewood is available outside the park. Campground reservations are accepted during the specified season dates. Campgrounds may be open before or after the reservation season on a first-come, first-served basis.
Recreational Opportunities: Hiking: Short walks and interpretive trails. Fishing: Skagit River, Goodell Creek, Ladder Creek, and Newhalem Creek. Programs: Ranger-led programs in campground and at North Cascades Visitor Center during summer.

 
GORGE LAKE CAMPGROUND


Status


Comments
OPEN
Open with no water, services, or fees.

Vault toilet available. Pack out all trash.
 
Gorge Lake campsites NPS Photo/S. Brennan
Gorge Lake campsites

NPS Photo/S. Brennan

Due to transition in the contract for Recreation.gov, all sites in Gorge Lake Campground will not be available for reservations until summer of 2019. Sites will be first-come, first-served for summer 2018.

Campground map

Directions: Located just outside the town of Diablo, north of SR 20 at mile post 126. 20 miles (32 km) east of Marblemount, 67 miles (108 km) west of Winthrop.
Details: On the bank of Gorge Lake, next to the cascading Stetattle Creek. Elevation 900'.
Capacity: 6 sites.
Fees and Reservations: Free. First-come, first-served. No reservations. Check out time noon.
Facilities and Services: Primitive camp with no water or services. Bring water and pack out all trash. Vault toilets. Gathering firewood is prohibited. Firewood is available outside the park.
Recreational Opportunities: Boat launch on Gorge Lake. Hiking trails nearby. Fishing on Gorge Lake.

 
COLONIAL CREEK CAMPGROUND


Status


Comments
North Loop


OPEN


Open with water, services and fees.

South Loop


OPEN

Upper Loop:
Open with water, services and fees.

Lower Loop:
Open with water, services and fees.

Lakefront: OPEN
Sites 64 through 73, open with water, services, and fees.

Reserve individual sites 3-180 days in advance at Recreation.gov or by phone at 1-877-444-6777.

 
Car camping at Colonial Creek campground.
Entrance station for Colonial Creek Campground on Diablo Lake.

NPS photo

South Loop Campground

Campground Map

Directions: Located off of SR 20 at mile post 130. 25 miles (40 km) east of Marblemount, 63 miles (101 km) west of Winthrop.
Details: This campground is not large RV friendly. Large RVs can better be accommodated in Newhalem Creek Campground sites. Camp in old growth forest at the base of the impressively glaciated Colonial Peak on the shore of Diablo Lake. Elevation 1200'.
Capacity: 100 sites
Fees and Reservations: $16/night for reservations. Reserve sites 3-180 days in advance online at www.recreation.gov or by phone at 1-877-444-6777. Check out time noon.
Facilities and Services: Dump station, flush toilets, garbage and recycling service, and potable water available. No hook-ups or showers. Fully accessible camp sites available. Walk-in campsites available. Gathering firewood is prohibited. Firewood can be purchased outside of the park. Campground reservations are accepted during the specified season dates. Campgrounds may be open before or after the reservation season on a first-come, first-served basis.
Recreational Opportunities: Fully accessible fishing pier and boat launch on Diablo Lake. Hiking opportunities for various abilities on Thunder Creek, Thunder Woods Nature Walk, and Thunder Knob trails. Evening ranger programs and weekend activities during the summer.

North Loop Campground

Campground map

Directions: Located off of SR 20 at mile post 130. 25 miles (40 km) east of Marblemount, 63 miles (101 km) west of Winthrop.
Details: This campground is not large RV friendly. Large RVs can better be accommodated in Newhalem Creek Campground sites. Camp in old growth forest at the base of the impressively glaciated Colonial Peak on the shore of Diablo Lake. Elevation 1200'.
Capacity: 42 sites
Fees and Reservations: $16/night for first-come, first-served. No reservations. Check out time noon.
Facilities and Services: Flush toilets, garbage and recycling service, and potable water available. No hook-ups or showers. Fully accessible camp sites available. Walk-in campsites available. Gathering firewood is prohibited. Firewood can be purchased outside of the park.
Recreational Opportunities: Fully accessible fishing pier and boat launch on Diablo Lake. Hiking opportunities for various abilities on Thunder Creek, Thunder Woods Nature Walk, and Thunder Knob trails. Evening ranger programs and weekend activities during the summer.

 
HOZOMEEN CAMPGROUND


Status


Comments


OPEN

May 25 - Oct. 31: Open with water and services.

Nov - mid May - Closed at border gate. Walk-in only access when border gate is closed.
 

Directions: Located 40 miles (64 km) south of Hope, B.C. on Silver/Skagit Rd. To reach Hozomeen take the Silver/Skagit Road from Highway #1, Exit 168, 2 mi (3 km) west of Hope, B.C. Travel south for 40 miles (64km) to reach the campground, Ranger Station, and boat launch. The Silver/Skagit Road is maintained but unpaved and often rough, carry a spare tire. For current road conditions refer to the road conditions report. Hozomeen Campground is not accessible by road from the U.S.
Details: Deep in the mountains, this primitive camp sits near the US-Canadian border at the north end of Ross Lake. Elevation 1600'.
Capacity: 75 designated sites plus other camping areas.
Fees and Reservations: Free. First-come, first-served. No reservations. Check out time noon.
Facilities and Services: Potable water. Vault Toilets. No gas or services available, all garbage must be packed out. Gathering firewood prohibited.
Recreational Opportunities: Boat launch on Ross Lake. Fishing on Ross Lake. Hiking trails. Interpretive programs during the summer.

Last updated: May 22, 2018

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Mailing Address:

810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

Phone:

(360) 854-7200

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