Stopped in for one night, made use of the much-needed shower! $1 in quarters for four minutes of shower, and after five days of kayaking on Ross Lake I would have paid triple that. The camp is well managed, mostly an RV site. Two bald eagles were eating dinner on the shore of the Skagit River across from us. Had a nightcap at the Rockport bar right across the street, and had Pizza at Annie’s (West on Rte. 20, about 8 miles) it was all wonderful.
Saturday. Every campground near North Cascades is full. Including this one. But the host is phenomenal and when we explain that we’re fully contained and only need a place to park, he accommodates us for the overnight parking fee ($12.) $16. if you want bathroom access incl. showers - $1./4 min) and WiFi. This guy is great.
This campground has the vibe of a fun neighborhood block party. At 10 p.m., the noise tapered off. Sunday morning, there was live music and a church service by a group staying there.
Daylight revealed all the charms of this beauty tucked along the river. The sites along the water are particularly special.
Spacious sites with beautiful Mountain View’s. RV sites equipped with water & electric hookup. Nice clean gravel sites with fire ring & picnic tables.
20 miles to North Cascades National Park.
There’s a nice trail along the river and a small nature center, but most people were enjoying the river for fishing or use the trails for birding. The campground is very open, all grass with just a few trees. So you are very close to other people. We didn’t much care for it for camping, but it’s a great little park for day use. You’re very close to loads of national forest land, so this could be a good site to camp if you only need a place to crash before a big trip.
These camp sites are located so close to the river that it drowns out any nosy neighbors and it also makes for a nice convenient place to go fishing and camping. The sites are ones that you have to walk into and it seems like there was plenty of space for us to put our tents and have plenty of shade trees. I will definitely be back here simply for the close proximity that the tents are to the fishing
The tent sites are all walk in on a big lawn by the river. Sites are nicely spaced between one another. Each site has a fire pit and picnic table. There are some nice trees spaced in the lawn so you get shade.
It's one of my favorite spots because of the fishing access. The tent sites are right on the waterfront behind a row of foliage. The Skagit is a fishable river and spectacular when the salmon pinks run every other year. You can hear them jumping and splashing from your camp site. It's amazing.
And on your way home you have to stop by the 4B's Cafe in Concrete. Is a from scratch bakery and amazing!!!
Howard Miller Steelhead is luxury camping. Lots of spots for RV's, but not a lot of trees. Paved roads everywhere. There are only a few tent sites, but they are right along a beautiful river. Again, no trees between sites though. When looking for a site in the dark, I definitely stumbled across a few other people's spots. I'm more of a rustic person, so this campsite wasn't for me. But it's location is great - it's right along the North Cascades Highway. The backdrop of the mountains is beautiful. Sorry no pictures. I was on my way to a rustic backpacking trip before sunrise.