North Cascades National Park

Camping and Lodging
North Cascades National Park
North Cascades National Park (Image Source/Getty)

Campgrounds: North Cascades National Park does not have individual camping reservations. Most vehicle access campgrounds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. However, both the adjacent national forests—Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie, Okanogan, and Wenatchee—and Washington state parks have expanded their telephone reservation systems. National forest campground reservations can be made by calling. Washington state parks are at 800-280-CAMP; for information call 800-233-0321.

Lodging: Remote accommodations in the North Cascades include:

Ross Lake Resort
Rockport, WA 98283

North Cascades Stehekin Lodge
Box 457
Stehekin, WA 98816

Baker Lake Resort

Many other private accommodations are available in adjacent communities. Listings are available from visitor information or Chamber of Commerce offices.

Backpacking: Since very few trail shelters are available, it is wise to carry a lightweight plastic tarp or nylon tent for rain protection. Please don't ditch around your shelter or tent during wet weather. Ditching will cause long-term damage to the environment of the backcountry. Camping is permitted only at designated campsites or not less than 1/2 mile from trails and one mile from established campsites if on cross-country routes. Camping is prohibited in the fragile alpine and subalpine meadows.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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