Colonial Creek North Campground in North Cascades National Park is a remote, yet bustling campground nestled in old growth forest. Located on the north side of State Route 20 near mile marker 130, there are 41 campsites that are surrounded by forest and located on Diablo Lake.
The campground is located on the northern side of State Route 20. The entire facility offers drinking water, flush toilets, garbage removal and some paved parking spaces, but most sites have uneven gravel parking. Each campsite offers a picnic table and campfire ring.
Wildlife frequents the area. All food must be stored in animal-resistant food lockers or hard-sided vehicles until use.
There are no shower facilities or electrical hookups available.
Campground reservations are accepted during the specified season dates. Campgrounds may be open before or after the reservation season on a walk-up basis. For more information on camping in the North Cascades visit, www.nps.gov/noca.
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Colonial Creek North Campground is nestled within a thick forest containing Douglas firs, western redcedars, and western hemlocks, providing an abundance of shade for its campsites. Like its counterpart on the south side of State Route 20, Colonial Creek North Campground is on the shores of Diablo Lake, offering some access to the water. In addition to the lake, Colonial Creek itself runs along the north side of the campground, providing nearby campers with the soothing sounds of gently flowing water.
Diablo Lake and Ross Lake overlooks are within a short driving distance from the facility. Campers who wish to learn more about the area can attend interpretive programs at the North Cascades Visitor Center in Newhalem during peak season, or participate in a variety of tours.
Visitors can access several trails from within the facility, such as Thunder Knob Trail and Thunder Creek Trail. Colonial Creek North Campground is also close to several trails along State Route 20. Visitors can go boating, fishing, and swimming (although the water is a chilly 43 degrees) on Diablo Lake. Bears do inhabit the area, so care should be taken when hiking, picnicking, or camping.
810 State Route 20 Sedro-Woolley WA 98284
For campground inquiries, please call: 360-854-7200
Colonial Creek North Campground is located near mile marker 130 on State Route 20. From Burlington, WA, drive 70 miles east on State Route 20. From Twisp, WA, drive 71 miles west on State Route 20.