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Turlo Campground, WA

part ofMt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: TURLO
Status: Open through Wed May 20 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Turlo Campground is located just off the Mountain Loop Highway in the Mt.Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The campground is nestled in tall firs, cedars and hemlocks, adjacent to the south fork of the Stillaguamish River.

The location offers individuals and families a tranquil camping experience with plenty of opportunities to fish, enjoy the river or relax at their campsite.

Natural Features:

Situated on the west side of the Cascades between the Canadian border and Mt. Rainier National Park, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is one of the most spectacular in the the country, showcasing glacier-covered peaks, wide mountain meadows and old-growth forests, rich in history and outdoor opportunities.

On a clear day, visitors will see Mt. Baker, the most prominent feature of the Mt. Baker Wilderness Area. 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.

Old-growth forests line the wide, gently-flowing river, known for its salmon run. Salmon and other species including, chinook, coho, chum, pink, and sockeye salmon, steelhead trout, sea-run cutthroat, and bull trout, use the Stillaguamish and its tributaries for spawning.

Recreation:

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest has 1,500 miles of trails, ranging from smooth paths through deep, quiet forests to challenging ascents up boulder-studded mountains. Hiking opportunities abound for every skill level.

The Mt. Dickerman Trail, close to the campground, switchbacks steeply for 3 miles through a dark forest to an alpine meadow, which was replanted in 1915 after a major forest fire. From this point, the trail rises above the timberline to an alpine meadow alive with masses of wildflowers in July and August.

The trail is generally in good condition, and spectacular views can be seen from all directions as the trail climbs to the 5,723 foot summit.

Facilities:

Turlo Campground offers standard sites, accommodating both tent and RV camping. Picnic tables, flush toilets and drinking water are also available, however there are no electrical hook-ups.

Access to the Stillaguamish River is available from the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

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 throughout the years to detect and control fires in remote wildlands.

Take some time to visit nearby Mount Rainer National Park. Considered a wonderland, the park offers a fantasic glimpse into glaciers, subalpine ecology, and volcanic landscapes typical in the region.

Discover the Verlot Public Service Center, near the South Fork Stillaguamish River. 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
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • First-come, first-served sites may be available
  • A maximum of two vehicles per site
  • A fee for parking the 2nd vehicle is $8 for overnight, and $5 for day use
  • Manager is at nearby Verlot 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):
48.09556, -121.79028
48°5'44"N, 121°47'25"W

From Seattle, Washington: Go north on I-5 to Everett. Take exit 194 onto Hwy 2. Head north at Hwy 204, toward Lake Stevens. Turn north on Hwy 9, then east on Hwy 92 to Granite Falls.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Turlo Campground
Mountain Loop Hwy
Granite Falls  WA  98252

Phone Number:

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

Coburg OR 97408

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