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Clear Creek Campground, WA

part ofMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: Clear Creek Campground
Status: Closed through Wed Nov 26 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Clear Creek Campground is located just off the Mountain Loop Highway in the stunning Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Nestled in a towering canopy of fir trees, this campground offers plenty of open spaces, making it perfect for small groups and family excursions.

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest sits on the west side of the Cascades in Washington, showcasing glacier-covered peaks, wide mountain meadows and old-growth forests, rich in history and outdoor opportunities.

Natural Features:

On a clear day visitors can spot Mt. Baker, the most prominent feature of the Mt. Baker Wilderness Area. Rising to an elevation of 10,781 feet, this active volcano is perpetually snow-capped and mantled with an extensive network of creeping glaciers. Mt. Baker's summit, Grant Peak, is actually a 1,300-foot-deep mound of ice, which hides a massive volcanic crater.

Along the banks of the Sauk River an outstanding show of wildflowers in July and August includes paintbrush, phlox, tiger lilies, aster, columbine and lupine. During the summer salmon and steelhead appear in abundance as they head up the river to spawn.

The surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams and diverse forests support an abundance of wildlife. In addition to being home to a multitude of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, the area sustains more rare species such as lynx, moose, wolves and wolverine.

Recreation:

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest boasts 1,500 miles of trails. From smooth paths meandering through deep quiet forests to challenging ascents up boulder-studded mountains, opportunities abound for every skill level. Access to biking, rafting and fishing is also readily available.

The nearby Frog Lake Trail is a short nature hike, climbing steadily up the side of the hill, with views of Clear Creek far below. The trail comes out at the road after nearly a mile, then makes a sharp turn back toward the lake, passing through dense forest, and eventually ending at the 1.5-acre Frog Lake.

Old Sauk Trail winds along the banks of the Sauk River, providing a pleasant hike amongst the wildlife and waterfowl that frequent the area.

Facilities:

Bedal Campground offers 13 standard sites. Picnic tables, tent pads, campfire rings, and vault toilets are provided for guests.

Visitors can access the Sauk River from the campground.

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 Sites
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Picnic Area
  • Rafting
  • Recycling
  • River Access
  • Swimming
  • Tent Pad
  • Trash Collection
  • Tubing
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • Some campsites may be available on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Drinking water and electric hookups are not available at the campground
  • 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):
48.22111, -121.57722
48°13'16"N, 121°34'38"W

From Seattle, take I-5 north to the Arlington exit. Turn east on Highway 30 to the town of Darrington, then turn south on Mt. Loop Highway and continue 3 miles to Clear Creek Campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Clear Creek Campground
Mountain Loop Highway
Darrington  WA  98241

Phone Number:

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

Coburg OR 97408

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