Activities and Amenities
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Shannon Creek Campground, WA
part ofMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Wed May 14 2014 Season Dates
OverviewShannon Creek Campground is nestled along the western shore of Baker Lake in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest on the west side of the Cascades. The area is one of the most spectacular in the country, showcasing glacier-covered peaks, broad mountain meadows and old-growth forests. An abundance of recreational activities awaits.
Rugged peaks, scenic rivers and abundant wildlife define the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and surrounding designated wilderness areas. On a clear day visitors can see Mt. Baker, which rises to an elevation of 10,781 feet. The active volcano is perpetually snow-capped. Mt. Baker's summit, Grant Peak, is actually a 1,300-foot-deep mound of ice, which hides a massive volcanic crater.
Baker Lake covers 4,800 acres and is a popular boating, water skiing, swimming and fishing location. A variety of fish can be found in the lake, including Kokanee and Chinook salmon, and Dolly Varden, steelhead and rainbow trout. A boat ramp is located within the campground.
Shannon Creek Campground offers single and double-family sites for both tent and RV camping. Picnic tables, campfire rings, vault toilets and drinking water are provided. No electrical hookups are available.
Visit or stay in one of the historic lookouts in the area. Lookouts are tangible symbols of Forest Service heritage, perched on high peaks with unobstructed views where they have been used to detect and control fires.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Seattle, take I-5 north to Mt. Vernon. Take Exit 230 on State Highway 20 and go past Sedro-Woolley. Take Baker Lake Road to Baker Lake.
Mailing Address:Shannon Creek Campground
Baker Lake Road
Concrete WA 98237
Phone Number:Information: (541)338-7869
Mail to: P.O. Box 8516
Coburg OR 97408 and information: 541-338-7869