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The Dalles Campground, WA

part ofMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: The Dalles Campground
Status: Closed through Tue Sep 16 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Situated on the banks of the White River in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Dalles Campground offers visitors stunning scenery and access to a multitude of recreational activities within the Cascade region.

Scattered beneath a towering canopy of diverse forest, the sites in this campground are widely-spaced and many are at the water's edge.

Natural Features:

Hemmed in by several designated wilderness areas, the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest showcases rugged peaks, sparkling alpine lakes and old-growth forests, providing visitors with a variety of scenic landscapes.

Mt. Rainer, the highest mountain in Washington and the Cascades range, dominates the landscape on a clear day. Rising to an elevation of 14,411 feet, the stratovolcano is perpetually snow-capped, boasting a total of 36-square miles of snowfields and glaciers. Two volcanic craters top the summit of this magnificent peak.

Flowing water from ice caves at the base of Emmons Glacier in Mt. Rainer National Park is the source of the White River, which enters the forest and joins up with Huckleberry Creek just below the Dalles Campground.

Wildlife in the area include mountain goats, coyotes, pine marten and a variety of migratory birds and native fish.

Recreation:

Hiking and fishing top the list of recreational activities in the area.

For visitors wanting a glimpse at the wonders of the area, hikes for all levels and abilities abound. For a shorter hike, the John Muir Nature Trail is a half-mile, barrier-free nature trail that begins at the historic picnic shelter near the entrance of the campground.

Marking the beginning of the Dalles River View trail at the west end of the campground loop is the "Big Tree," a 700 year-old Douglas fir that measures 9.5 feet in diameter.

Anglers will enjoy fly fishing on the White River and its tributaries, as it sustains several species of salmon and trout.

Facilities:

Dalles campground offers standard sites and is able to accommodate tents or RVs.

Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are available at each site, and vault toilets and drinking water are accessible throughout the campground.

A covered historic picnic shelter, constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps, may be reserved, otherwise it is available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Nearby Attractions:

Visitors enjoy the North Cascades and Mt. Rainer National Parks, where interpretive programs and exhibits offer education about the diverse landscape and history of the area.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Biking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • First-come, first-serve sites may be available
  • Click here for more information about Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest


  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
47.07833, -121.58306
47°4'42"N, 121°34'59"W

From Enumclaw, Washington, go southeast on Highway 410 towards Mt. Rainier park for approximately 26 miles to campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

The Dalles Campground
Highway 410
Enumclaw  WA  98022

Phone Number:

Information:  (541)338-7869
Mail to: P.O. Box 8516

Coburg OR 97408

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