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ICICLE GROUP CAMPGROUND, WA

part ofOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: LITTLE ICICLE GROUP CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Wed Oct 22 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Nestled in a forest canopy of pine and fir on the banks of Icicle Creek, Icicle Group Campground in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offers a peaceful setting for groups and large gatherings.

Natural Features:

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offers stunning scenic views, with high, glaciated alpine peaks, valleys of old growth forest and rugged shrub-steppe country making up the diverse landscape. Elevations range from below 1,000 feet to over 9,000 feet.

More than 700 lakes and mountain ponds dot the glacier-carved terrain of nearby Alpine Lake Wilderness. Tree-covered valleys give way to rocky ridges and rugged peaks along the crest of the Cascades. Many peaks and slopes are permanently cloaked in snowfields. From wet forests of Douglas fir, cedar, and an understory of salal and berries, to firs and mountain hemlock, the landscape opens up to expansive meadows matted with low growth and ends with dry forestland of ponderosa pine and grasses.

Congress designated the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in 1976 with a total of 362,789 acres. Prior to designation, aggressive mining and logging operations punched numerous access roads into the area, creating a wildly irregular boundary to this popular area.

Recreation:

Icicle Group Campground offers outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to hike, fish, bike and enjoy a long list of outdoor recreational activities throughout the year. This campground has plenty of trails to explore by bike. Anglers may want to cast a line into the deep pools at nearby Toketie Lake. Populations of rainbow and cutthroat trout find habitat in this somewhat secluded lake. The nearby Fourth of July Trail offers hikers expansive ridge line views and challenging terrain. Beginning in the forest at 4,000 feet, the trail quickly climbs in elevation, out of the trees into more open, arid landscapes. The trail continues, traversing through mountain meadows with spectacular views of the Stuart Mountain Range and Icicle Valley. At 10.6 miles, this is a solid day hike, though backpackers can hook up connecting trails to continue for multiple days though adjacent wilderness settings.

Facilities:

Icicle Group Campground has one large site that can accommodate up to 30 guests and six vehicles. It is for walk-in tent camping only. Guests must bring their own drinking water. Portable toilets will be provided. A wagon will be furnished for the transportation of tents and equipment.

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. Guests can also explore the area's colorful railroad and mining history at the Steven's Pass Historic District, or hit the slopes at Steven's Pass Ski Area.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Backpacking
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Group Camping
  • Group Site (Reservable)
  • Non-Potable Water
  • Pets Allowed
  • Portable Toilets
  • Recycling
  • River Access
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Shade
  • Tables
  • Tent sites
  • Waterfront Sites
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Bank
  • Bus Stop
  • Cafe
  • Campfire Rings
  • Camping Supplies
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Cell phone service
  • Coin Showers
  • Cooking Area
  • Corrals
  • Creek Access
  • Cultural Activities
  • Cultural Center
  • Day Use Area
  • Dining Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Drinking Water (Peak Season)
  • Electric Hookups
  • Electricity
  • Emergency Phone
  • Emergency Services
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Event Area
  • Fenced Pastures
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • First Aid Kit
  • First Aid Station
  • Fishing Licenses
  • Flea Market
  • Food Services
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Gift Shop
  • Grocery Store
  • Historic Sites
  • Hitching Racks
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horse Rentals
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hospital
  • Host
  • Hot Water
  • Hotels
  • Ice
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Lodging
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motel
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Paved Pathways
  • Paved Roads
  • Paved Sites
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Pit Toilets
  • Propane Fuel Available
  • RV Parking
  • RV sites
  • RV supplies
  • Restaurant
  • River Trips
  • Showers
  • Showers (Seasonal)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Trailhead Parking
  • Trash Collection
  • Urgent Care Facility
  • Vault Toilets
  • Vending Machines
  • Visitor Center
  • Water
  • Water (Seasonal)
  • Water Spigot
Know Before You Go
  • Guests must contact the Area Manager by calling (509)548-6816 to obtain the lock combination to the wagon before arrival.

  • Electric hookups are not available.

  • No more than 30 people allowed on the site at one time.

  • 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):
47.58611, -120.80703
47°35'10"N, 120°48'25"W

From the west, take Highway 2 east through Monroe and over Stevens' Pass. Turn right on Icicle River Road and follow for approximately 10.2 miles. The campground will be on the left. From the east, take Highway 2 west through Leavenworth. Turn left on Icicle River Road and follow road approximately 10.2 miles to the campground on the left.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ICICLE GROUP CAMPGROUND
4905 Icicle Road
Leavenworth  WA  98826

Phone Number:

Information:  (509)548-6816
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