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Swift Creek Campground, WA

part ofMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu May 08 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Swift Creek Campground, formerly Baker Lake Resort, is tucked into a mixed-conifer forest at the edge of Baker Lake in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

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 Mt. Baker Wilderness 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.

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

Recreation:

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

With a small beach on-site and access to Baker Lake, visitors will have plenty of opportunities to fish, kayak, canoe and swim.

More than 1,500 miles of trails in the area can entice any hiker to get outdoors. From smooth paths meandering through deep quiet forests to challenging ascents up boulder-studded mountains, opportunities abound for every skill level. Baker Lake, Shadow of the Sentinels and Boulder Ridge Trails are all popular nearby routes.

Facilities:

Swift Creek offers campsites that accommodate either tents or RVs. There are two group sites that are reservable as well.

Drinking water and vault toilets are available. The campground also has a day-use area at the lake's edge, equipped with picnic tables and grills.

There is a boat ramp and a marina on site.

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 Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), one of the world's premier National Scenic Trails, showcases some of North America's most fantastic scenery, winding its way its way from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington, and is accessible near the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Showers
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Rental
  • General Store
Know Before You Go
  • The day use and boat ramp fee is $5 per day.
  • Overnight parking is available for $9 per night.
  • Click here for more information about the campground or Here for more information about the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest


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):
48.72889, -121.65722
48°43'44"N, 121°39'26"W

From Seattle, Washinton, take I-5 north to Mt. Vernon. Take exit 230 onto State Highway 20. Go past Sedro Wooley, then take Baker Lake Road to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Swift 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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