Free 7 day pro trial

View All
View All
People
People

Blue Lake BackCountry Campsites

1 Review
Review Campground Win Gear

Do you own or manage this property?

Claim Your Listing

About This Campground

USDA Forest Service

One of several Blue Lakes in Washington State, this Blue Lake lies about four and a half miles south of Mount Baker and requires less than a mile of hiking to reach it. Its translucent blue-green colors peek out beneath the shadows of a sheer rock wall partially encircling the lake, a reward for…

Add Campground Info

Access

Have you camped here? Help us improve this campground page.

Add Access Type

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Features

Have you camped here? Help us improve this campground page.

Add a Feature

Reviews

1 Review of Blue Lake BackCountry Campsites

Ratings Breakdown

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
Jill T.
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2017

Great, short, backpacking destination

We were looking for a short destination that would introduce my 5 and 7 year old boys to the wonderful world of backpacking. Blue Lake was perfect. It is a very short hike to the lake ~1.5 miles-ish. You could even make multiple trips to your car if needed. There are multiple spots to pitch a tent…

  • One of many places to pitch your tent.
  • Pretending to jump in the lake. Clear, ice cold, water.
  • Trail head. Vault toilet in the parking lot. We did see a black bear dart across the road while we were driving up.
Month of VisitAugust

Location

Blue Lake BackCountry Campsites is located in Washington

Directions

Take I-5 to exit 230 for Highway 20 East. Continue for 22.5 miles, following the signs for Highway 20 East. About 0.15 miles past a brown sign for Baker Lake Sno-Park, turn left onto signed Baker Lake Road (Forest Road 11). Continue for 12 miles on Baker Lake Road. Just past Rocky Creek Bridge, turn left onto unsigned Forest Road 12. Continue on Forest Road 12 for 3.5 miles. Reach a junction and continue straight, following the sign for Blue Lake. After another 3.2 miles, turn left at the sign for Blue Lake onto Forest Road 1230. Continue on Forest Road 1230 for 3.6 miles, staying on the main road to the trailhead and parking lot. There is room for roughly 15 cars and there is a vault toilet at the trailhead.

Coordinates

48.6565 N
121.7723 W

Open in Google Maps

Nearby Campgrounds

About This Campground

One of several Blue Lakes in Washington State, this Blue Lake lies about four and a half miles south of Mount Baker and requires less than a mile of hiking to reach it. Its translucent blue-green colors peek out beneath the shadows of a sheer rock wall partially encircling the lake, a reward for conquering the somewhat eroded and rooty trail that leads to it. Families, anglers, and hikers looking to experience a pretty subalpine lake will enjoy this short, yet memorable hike.

There are several short social trails within this area, most leading to campsites, water sources, and brushy dead ends.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

Report Content