Goodell Creek Campground

North Cascades National Park

Goodell Creek Campground is a small, yet comfortable facility close to the town of Newhalem, Washington along the Skagit River. It is surrounded by forests that that can be explored through the area's many hiking trails. The campground has individual campsites as well as two group sites. It is private and secluded, yet the town, a visitor center and other amenities are close by. 

The campground is set along the Skagit River. The entire facility offers drinking water, vault toilets, trash and recycling, and paved roads. Each campsite includes a bear box for food storage, a picnic table, and a fire ring.

Need to Know

Natural Features

The campground has a shaded forested canopy with western redcedar, western hemlock, Douglas-fir, wild red huckleberries, and other native shrubs. Nearby is Newhalem Creek and the Skagit River. The river is the largest river that flows into the Puget Sound area and provides critical habitat for all species of Pacific salmon. The river drains cold, clean glacial meltwater from the mountains of British Columbia and northern Washington. Bald eagles return to its shores every winter.

Nearby Attractions

The North Cascades Visitor Center is nearby and operates seasonally, typically from May to September. Visitors can find the passport stamp, exhibits, park film, gift store, and much more. The town of Newhalem is a short walk from the campsites, there visitors will find a general store and information center operated by Seattle City Light.


Campers can walk to several of Newhalem's hiking trails from the connecting trail to the Newhalem Campground. The creek and river are popular for fishing, and boating access is available from the raft launch at the campground. 

Black bears are active in this campground and the surrounding trails. Be aware of your surroundings while hiking, picnicking, and camping. Use the provided bear boxes in your campsite to store coolers, cookware, and other odorants when not in use. If you encounter a bear around the campground or on a trail, inform campground staff or go to the North Cascades Visitor Center and fill out a bear report. 

Contact Information


810 State Route 20 Sedro-Woolley WA 98284

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 360-854-7200

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Driving Directions

Goodell Creek Campground is located at milepost 119 on State Route 20. From Burlington, WA, drive 60 miles (97 km) east on State Route 20. The west entrance to the park is at milepost 112. From Twisp, WA, drive 82 miles (132 km) west on State Route 20. 

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