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Camping near Mazama, Washington

Nestled in the heart of the North Cascades, Mazama, Washington, offers a serene and picturesque camping experience. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly campground or a quiet retreat surrounded by nature, the campgrounds near Mazama have something for everyone. With stunning mountain views, access to numerous outdoor activities, and a variety of amenities, camping in this area is a great way to connect with nature and unwind.

Two popular campgrounds near Mazama are Pearrygin Lake State Park Campground and Klipchuck Campground. Each offers unique features and experiences, making them ideal for different types of campers. Read on to learn more about what to do, what campers like, what you should know, and tips for camping with families and RVs in this beautiful region.

What to do

Camping near Mazama provides a wealth of outdoor activities to enjoy. From water sports to hiking and mountain biking, there's something for everyone.

At Pearrygin Lake State Park Campground, you can indulge in various water-based activities such as jet skiing, water skiing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), and fishing. The campground also features a boat wash for your convenience. For those who prefer land-based activities, there are numerous trails for hiking, running, and mountain biking. Other amenities include volleyball and horseshoes.

Reviewers have shared their experiences:

  • "All things water-based including jet skis, water skiing, kayaking, SUP, and fishing. There is also a boat wash." - Lee D.
  • "We visit Maple Pass, Blue Lake, Cutthroat Lake and other hikes nearby." - David P.
  • "Can do 3 different hikes from there." - Imke

What campers like

Campers appreciate the natural beauty, spacious sites, and family-friendly atmosphere of the campgrounds near Mazama.

At Pearrygin Lake State Park Campground, campers love the variety of campsites available, from basic tent sites to those with full hookups. The campground's clean facilities and friendly staff also receive high marks. The scenic views of the lake and mountains add to the overall appeal.

Here are some camper reviews:

  • "Sunny, spacious tucked away park. Great views. Sandy beach for kids." - Dmytro G.
  • "Most of the sites are large with lots of privacy and our site was no different." - Jerrell W.
  • "We try to stay here at least once each year. What's not to like? It's got mountain views while camping lakeside." - Dennis P.

What you should know

Before heading out to camp near Mazama, there are a few things you should be aware of to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip.

At Pearrygin Lake State Park Campground, it's important to note that the showers can be inconsistent in temperature, and there may be fire bans in effect during your stay. Additionally, state parks can be pricey, especially for out-of-state visitors.

Campers have shared their experiences:

  • "My shower in the afternoon was completely COLD and I am not sure if it was the time of day, the particular shower, or user error." - Lee D.
  • "Despite my cold shower and the fact that state parks are becoming increasingly pricy (with reservation and out-of-state fees, we paid $77 for two nights for a tent site), we enjoyed our stay here." - Lee D.
  • "Few sites are long enough for larger rigs and turns are tight in the loops." - Cheryl M.

Tips for camping with families

Camping with families near Mazama can be a delightful experience, especially with the right preparation and knowledge of the area.

At Pearrygin Lake State Park Campground, the sandy beach and spacious sites make it an excellent choice for families. The variety of activities available ensures that everyone, from kids to adults, will have something fun to do.

Family campers have shared their tips:

  • "Sunny, spacious tucked away park. Great views. Sandy beach for kids." - Dmytro G.
  • "We stayed at Pearrygin Lake State Park the weekend after Labor Day weekend and got a great spot on the lake." - Jerrell W.
  • "This is a good basecamp for exploring the North Cascades." - David P.

Tips from RVers

RVers will find useful tips and insights from fellow travelers who have camped near Mazama.

At Klipchuck Campground, it's important to arrive early to secure a spot, as the campground operates on a first-come, first-served basis. The loops can be tight, so larger rigs may have difficulty maneuvering.

RVers have shared their experiences:

  • "Few sites are long enough for larger rigs and turns are tight in the loops." - Cheryl M.
  • "Get there early or it will be hard to find a spot for an RV. There are more RV spots on the left loop than the right." - Bradee A.
  • "First come first serve camping available. Make sure you have cash or check to pay in the Dropbox." - molly n.

Camping near Mazama, Washington, offers a blend of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and family-friendly amenities. Whether you're pitching a tent or parking your RV, the campgrounds in this area provide a memorable and enjoyable experience for all types of campers.

Best Camping Sites Near Mazama, WA (236)

    Camper-submitted photo from Klipchuck Campground
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    1.

    Klipchuck Campground

    20 Reviews
    74 Photos
    193 Saves
    Mazama, Washington

    This forested campground is located near Early Winters Creek, has majestic trees with a stream and good hiking opportunites nearby. Units combinable to accommodate groups.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    Camper-submitted photo from Pearrygin Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pearrygin Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pearrygin Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pearrygin Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pearrygin Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pearrygin Lake State Park Campground

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    Pearrygin Lake State Park Campground

    22 Reviews
    71 Photos
    89 Saves
    Winthrop, Washington

    Welcome to Pearrygin Lake State Park Campground, nestled near the charming town of Winthrop, WA. This spot is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors from March to October. The campground offers a mix of tent and RV sites, with some right on the lake, giving you that perfect waterfront experience.

    One of the standout features here is the variety of water activities. You can dive into jet skiing, water skiing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and fishing. There's even a boat wash to keep your gear in top shape. If you prefer staying on land, there are numerous trails for hiking, running, and mountain biking. Volleyball and horseshoes are also available for some friendly competition.

    The campground is divided into different sections, catering to various needs and preferences. Whether you want a basic tent site or a spot with full hookups, you'll find something that suits you. Some sites even come with paved camper pads. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and fire ring, though fire bans can be in effect, so check ahead.

    The bath and shower facilities are clean and well-maintained, with free showers. Just a heads-up, the hot water can be a bit unpredictable, so plan accordingly.

    Visitors have praised the spacious sites and the stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains. The sandy beach is a hit with families, providing a safe and fun spot for kids to play. The park staff are friendly and keep the grounds in great condition.

    Whether you're here for a weekend or a longer stay, Pearrygin Lake State Park Campground offers a fantastic base for exploring the North Cascades and enjoying the natural beauty of the area. Don't forget to check out the nearby old western town of Winthrop for a bit of local charm.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Colonial Creek South Campground — Ross Lake National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Colonial Creek South Campground — Ross Lake National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Colonial Creek South Campground — Ross Lake National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Colonial Creek South Campground — Ross Lake National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Colonial Creek South Campground — Ross Lake National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Colonial Creek South Campground — Ross Lake National Recreation Area

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    Colonial Creek South Campground — Ross Lake National Recreation Area

    40 Reviews
    147 Photos
    539 Saves
    Marblemount, Washington

    Overview

    Colonial Creek South Campground in North Cascades National Park is a remote, yet bustling campground nestled in old -growth forest. Located on the south side of State Route 20 near milepost 130, there are 94 campsites that are surrounded by forest and located on Diablo Lake.__ Colonial Creek South Campground can accommodate a variety of camping, whether it___s drive-in camping, or walk-in tent camping. The campsites vary in size from small to medium. Most of the campsites do not accommodate large trailers or RVs.____

    Recreation

    Campers can access the Thunder Creek Trailhead from the South Loop. The Thunder Knob Trailhead is on the north loop across State Route 20.____ Fishing is allowed in Diablo Lake with a Washington State Fishing license, the nearest location to purchase a license is in the town of Marblemount, WA. Follow Washington State Fishing Regulations when recreating.__ 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.__

    Facilities

    Campers can access the Thunder Creek Trailhead from the South Loop. The Thunder Knob Trailhead is on the north loop across State Route 20.____ Fishing is allowed in Diablo Lake with a Washington State Fishing license, the nearest location to purchase a license is in the town of Marblemount, WA. Follow Washington State Fishing Regulations when recreating.__ 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.__

    Natural Features

    Colonial Creek South Campground is surrounded by a forest of western redcedar, western hemlock, Douglas-fir, red huckleberries, and other native vegetation. The campground has easy access to Diablo Lake for recreating.____

    Nearby Attractions

    Traveling west on State Route 20:____ The North Cascades Visitor Center is 11 miles (18 km) west on State Route 20 from Colonial Creek South Campground, operating seasonally, typically from May to September. Campers can find the passport stamps, exhibits, park film, park store, and much more.______ Traveling east on State Route 20:____ Diablo Lake Overlook is 1.5 miles (2 km) east on State Route 20. the turquoise lake can be viewed safely from this area and there is ample day use parking and vault toilets.__ Ross Lake Overlook is 5 miles (8 km) east on State Route 20, this is a less developed vista point. There are two pull off areas with interpretive way sides and with views of the Ross Dam and Ross Lake.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (360) 854-7200.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $16 - $24 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lone Fir Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lone Fir Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Lone Fir Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lone Fir Campground
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    4.

    Lone Fir Campground

    8 Reviews
    43 Photos
    175 Saves
    Mazama, Washington

    Lone Fir Campground is open from July - October. Maximum stay is 14 days.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Winthrop/N. Cascades National Park KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Winthrop/N. Cascades National Park KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Winthrop/N. Cascades National Park KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Winthrop/N. Cascades National Park KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Winthrop/N. Cascades National Park KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Winthrop/N. Cascades National Park KOA Holiday

    5.

    Winthrop/N. Cascades National Park KOA Holiday

    9 Reviews
    62 Photos
    57 Saves
    Winthrop, Washington

    Put your wheels up in one of the RV Sites with options for every camper, including KOA Patio sites, Pull-Thru, and Back In sites. Looking for your home away from home, try one of our Deluxe Cabins complete with linens, kitchen, and bathroom, or if you prefer a more rustic experience, Camping Cabins off shelter from the elements while still allowing you to connect with nature. For a truly unique experience, a Covered Wagon is the way to go. These units sleep six, and linens are provided. Tent campers are also welcome with Tent Sites along the river, deluxe tent sites with hookups, and primitive sites.

    Fun Things to do on and off our Winthrop Campground

    Take a dip in the heated pool or go for a bike ride around the campground with plenty of onsite amenities; kiddos and parents will stay busy. Less than 2 miles from the campground is downtown, Winthrop. Step back in time at the Shafer Historical Museum, visit the North Cascades National Park, paddle the Methow River or hike to Falls Creek Falls. Head back to the campground at night for s'mores and campfire stories. Our camp store offers all the essentials to make your experience great.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Near RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Near RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Near RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Near RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Near RV Park

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    Pine Near RV Park

    7 Reviews
    5 Photos
    26 Saves
    Winthrop, Washington
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Goodell Creek Campground — Ross Lake National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Goodell Creek Campground — Ross Lake National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Goodell Creek Campground — Ross Lake National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Goodell Creek Campground — Ross Lake National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Goodell Creek Campground — Ross Lake National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Goodell Creek Campground — Ross Lake National Recreation Area

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    Goodell Creek Campground — Ross Lake National Recreation Area

    28 Reviews
    122 Photos
    252 Saves
    Marblemount, Washington

    Overview

    Newhalem Creek Campground consists of 103 individual camp sites in loops A, B, and C, an additional loop with 2 group camp sites, and drive-in picnic sites. The campground can accommodate a variety of camping, whether it is drive-to or walk-in tent camping or tent sites that accommodate RV camping, Newhalem Creek Campground provides a comfortable place for your visit.____ The North Cascades Visitor Center is a half mile by trail or road and operates seasonally, typically from May to September. The campground is surrounded by forested short, informative hikes that connect to the town of Newhalem, Washington.____

    Recreation

    Campers can enjoy easy access to several of the Newhalem area hiking trails and connect to the town of Newhalem, Washington.__ Fishing is allowed in the Skagit River with a Washington State Fishing license. The nearest location to purchase a license is outside of the park in the town of Marblemount. Follow Washington State Fishing Regulations when recreating.____ 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.__

    Facilities

    Campers can enjoy easy access to several of the Newhalem area hiking trails and connect to the town of Newhalem, Washington.__ Fishing is allowed in the Skagit River with a Washington State Fishing license. The nearest location to purchase a license is outside of the park in the town of Marblemount. Follow Washington State Fishing Regulations when recreating.____ 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.__

    Natural Features

    Newhalem Creek Campground is a forested campground surrounded by western redcedar, western hemlock, Douglas-fir, red huckleberries, and other native vegetation. 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 which return to the river seasonally. There are salmon-viewing areas along the River Loop Trail and in the town of Newhalem.__

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (360) 854-7200.

    Nearby Attractions

    The North Cascades Visitor Center is one-half mile (1 km) away and operates seasonally, typically from May to September. Campers can find passport stamps, exhibits, park film, park store, and much more.______ The campground is surrounded by forested short, informative hikes that connect to the North Cascades Visitor Center and the town of Newhalem, Washington, one mile (2 km) east.__

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $16 - $75 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Early Winters Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Early Winters Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Early Winters Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Early Winters Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Early Winters Campground

    8.

    Early Winters Campground

    6 Reviews
    39 Photos
    40 Saves
    Mazama, Washington

    Early Winters Campground is open from April - November. Maximum stay is 14 days.

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Chewuch Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chewuch Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chewuch Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chewuch Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chewuch Campground
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    Chewuch Campground

    5 Reviews
    10 Photos
    68 Saves
    Mazama, Washington

    Chewuch Campground is open from May - November. Maximum stay is 14 days. Maximum length of campsites is 35 feet.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Colonial Creek North Campground — Ross Lake National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Colonial Creek North Campground — Ross Lake National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Colonial Creek North Campground — Ross Lake National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Colonial Creek North Campground — Ross Lake National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Colonial Creek North Campground — Ross Lake National Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Colonial Creek North Campground — Ross Lake National Recreation Area

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    Colonial Creek North Campground — Ross Lake National Recreation Area

    15 Reviews
    63 Photos
    370 Saves
    Marblemount, Washington

    Overview

    Colonial Creek North Campground is a remote, yet bustling campground nestled in old-growth forest. Located on the north side of State Route 20 near milepost 130, there are 41 campsites that are surrounded by forest and located on Diablo Lake.__ Colonial Creek North Campground can accommodate a variety of camping, whether it___s drive-in camping, or walk-in tent camping. The campsites vary in size from small to medium. Most of the campsites do not accommodate large trailers or RVs.__

    Recreation

    Campers can access several trails from within the facility, such as Thunder Knob Trail located in the North Loop and Thunder Creek Trail from the South Loop.________ Fishing is allowed in Diablo Lake with a Washington State Fishing license, the closest location to purchase a license in the town of Marblemount, WA. Follow Washington State Fishing Regulations when recreating.____ 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.__

    Facilities

    Campers can access several trails from within the facility, such as Thunder Knob Trail located in the North Loop and Thunder Creek Trail from the South Loop.________ Fishing is allowed in Diablo Lake with a Washington State Fishing license, the closest location to purchase a license in the town of Marblemount, WA. Follow Washington State Fishing Regulations when recreating.____ 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.__

    Natural Features

    Colonial Creek North Campground is forested with western redcedar, western hemlock, Douglas-fir, red huckleberries, and other native vegetation. The campground has easy access to Diablo Lake for recreating.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (360) 854-7200.

    Nearby Attractions

    Traveling west on State Route 20:____ The North Cascades Visitor Center is 11 miles (18 km) west on State Route 20 from Colonial Creek North Campground, operating seasonally, typically from May to September. Campers can find the passport stamps, exhibit, park film, park store, and much more.____ Traveling east on State Route 20:____ Diablo Lake Overlook is 1.5 miles (2 km) east on State Route 20, the turquoise lake can be viewed safely from this area and there is ample day use parking and vault toilets.____ Ross Lake Overlook is 5 miles (8 km) east on State Route 20, this is a less developed vista point. There are two pull off areas with interpretive displays and with views of the Ross Dam and Ross Lake.__

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $24 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Mazama, WA?

According to TheDyrt.com, Mazama, WA offers a wide range of camping options, with 236 campgrounds and RV parks near Mazama, WA and 14 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Mazama, WA?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Mazama, WA is Klipchuck Campground with a 4.5-star rating from 20 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Mazama, WA?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 14 free dispersed camping spots near Mazama, WA.

What parks are near Mazama, WA?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 9 parks near Mazama, WA that allow camping, notably North Cascades National Park and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.