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Marble Creek Campground, WA

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

Overview

Situated on the banks of the scenic Cascade River in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Marble Creek campground offers some of the most stunning scenery in the northern Cascade Range.

Campsites are scattered beneath a towering canopy of diverse forest. They are widely spaced and within walking distance to the waterfront, making it an ideal setting for visitors wanting to camp in a private, rustic setting.

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.

Mt. Baker, the most prominent feature of the area, dominates the landscape on a clear day. Rising to an elevation of 10,781 feet, the active volcano from which the forest takes its name 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.

Flowing adjacent to this campground is the Cascade River, a tributary of the Skagit River, designated as a National Scenic River.

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

Recreation:

In addition to being a prime location for hiking, fishing, picnicking and horseback riding in summer and early fall, Marble Creek offers excellent skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months.

The area surrounding the campground can accommodate anyone from the novice hiker to the most experienced outdoor enthusiast.

Several trailheads for the overnight backpacker are located in the vicinity of the nearby town of Marblemount, including Hidden Lake Trail. Beginning in a forested setting, the trail climbs quickly to open meadows and grand views of the Cascade River. As it reaches higher elevations, it winds through angular slabs of granite and groupings of alpine fir. Hidden Lake and the Hidden Lake Lookout can be seen below from the pass.

Facilities:

Marble Creek campground offers standard sites, accommodating both tent and RV camping. Picnic tables, a boat ramp, vault toilets and drinking water are also available.

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.

The Verlot Public Service Center, near the South Fork Stillaguamish River, is a popular attraction. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1933 to 1942, Verlot`s handsome buildings reflect the architectural style and fine craftsmanship of that era and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Berry Picking
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Firewood
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fishing
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Non-Potable Water
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Recycling
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Tubing
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Restaurant
Know Before You Go
  • Electric hookups are not available
  • 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):
48.5325, -121.27167
48°31'57"N, 121°16'18"W

From Seattle, take I-5 north for about 42 miles. Exit onto WA-530 East, then continue east on Highway 20 for about 40 miles. At the town of Marblemount, cross the bridge over the Skagit River and continue east approximately 8 miles to the Marble Creek Campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Marble Creek Campground
Baker Lake Road
Concrete  WA  98237

Phone Number:

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

Coburg OR 97408

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