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Top Dispersed Camping near Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

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Best Dispersed Camping Sites Near Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, WA (21)

    Camper-submitted photo from Mountain Loop Hway Dispersed Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Mountain Loop Hway Dispersed Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Mountain Loop Hway Dispersed Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Mountain Loop Hway Dispersed Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Mountain Loop Hway Dispersed Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Mountain Loop Hway Dispersed Camp

    1.

    Mountain Loop Hway Dispersed Camp

    2 Reviews
    8 Photos
    59 Saves
    Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington

    What is Dispersed Camping? Dispersed camping is the term used for camping in the National Forest OUTSIDE of a designated campground. Typically, it refers to roadside car camping, but also refers to backpacking in undeveloped sites. Dispersed camping means there are no services like trash removal, and amenities such as toilets, tables and fire pits, are not usually available.

    It is your responsibility to plan ahead and learn the extra skills necessary for dispersed camping. Camping rules and regulations apply to make your experience safe, and to keep the natural resources scenic and unspoiled for other campers.

    Dispersed camping along Forest Service roads is allowed where there is adequate space to safely park completely off the roadway and not on any vegetation. Whether car camping or backpacking, choose an existing campsite on bare or compacted soil. Unless signed as an area where a fee is required, dispersed camping is free. Dispersed camping is prohibited in developed campgrounds and areas posted closed or no camping. Some designated Wilderness areas have additional restrictions. For the best information on dispersed camping opportunities and local restrictions, please contact the nearest ranger district office.

    Rules for Dispersed Camping These rules apply to car camping and backpacking

    You may camp in a dispersed area in an individual Ranger District for up to 14 days within a 30-day period. After 14 days, you must move to another Ranger District or off the National Forest until the 30 days has elapsed. Do not blaze new roads to campsites, create new campsites, clear ground, cut or harm vegetation or construct a trail. Do not drive beyond constructed physical barriers, such as berms or gates.
    Do not drive through streams or wetlands to access a camp. If campfires are legal in your location and you choose to have a campfire, pick a site with an existing fire pit. Do not create new fire pits. Make sure your campfire is always attended and is dead out and cold to the touch before you leave your site. Fires may be restricted or banned based on the fire danger rating. Follow Leave No Trace principles and come prepared to “Pack it in. Pack it out.” Pack all trash home. Dispose of human waste in a sanitary manner. In high use locations, areas above tree line and snow-covered areas it is not possible to bury human waste in a sanitary manner. It will need to be packed out and disposed of at home using a wag bag, blue bag, portable toilet or another Leave No Trace approved method.
    Do not block roads or gates. Keep food and scented items secure from wildlife by keeping a clean camp and store items in your vehicle or use a wildlife resistant storage canister. Failure to follow regulations can lead to legal consequences. Additional Forest rules and links to report crimes can be found on our Law Enforcement page.

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    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Dispersed
    • Market
    Camper-submitted photo from US Highway 2 - Skykomish Area east to Stevens Pass
    Camper-submitted photo from US Highway 2 - Skykomish Area east to Stevens Pass

    2.

    US Highway 2 - Skykomish Area east to Stevens Pass

    4 Reviews
    2 Photos
    151 Saves
    Baring, Washington

    Traveling along Highway 2, enter the center of the forest along the Skykomish River, a rafting adventurers' dream. Grab your skis! In just two hours you will be gliding down the slopes at Stevens Pass Ski Area. Check in at the Stevens Pass Historic District for an overview of the area's colorful railroad and mining past. Recreation Area Map National Scenic Byway

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    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Dispersed

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from South Fork Sauk River
    Camper-submitted photo from South Fork Sauk River
    Camper-submitted photo from South Fork Sauk River
    Camper-submitted photo from South Fork Sauk River
    Camper-submitted photo from South Fork Sauk River
    Camper-submitted photo from South Fork Sauk River
    Camper-submitted photo from NF Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from NF Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from NF Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from NF Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from NF Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from NF Dispersed Camping

    4.

    NF Dispersed Camping

    4 Reviews
    8 Photos
    303 Saves
    Marblemount, Washington

    Has a fire ring made of stones.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camping Beckler Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Dispersed Camping Beckler Creek

    5.

    Dispersed Camping Beckler Creek

    3 Reviews
    3 Photos
    113 Saves
    Skykomish, Washington

    Dispersed camping is the term used for camping in the National Forest OUTSIDE of a designated campground. Typically, it refers to roadside car camping, but also refers to backpacking in undeveloped sites. Dispersed camping means there are no services like trash removal, and amenities such as toilets, tables and fire pits, are not usually available.

    It is your responsibility to plan ahead and learn the extra skills necessary for dispersed camping. Camping rules and regulations apply to make your experience safe, and to keep the natural resource.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Cascades Highway Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Cascades Highway Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Cascades Highway Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Cascades Highway Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Cascades Highway Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Cascades Highway Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Sandy Dispersed Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Sandy Dispersed Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Sandy Dispersed Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Sandy Dispersed Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Sandy Dispersed Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Lower Sandy Dispersed Camp

    7.

    Lower Sandy Dispersed Camp

    2 Reviews
    11 Photos
    160 Saves
    Concrete, Washington

    Dispersed camping is the term used for camping in the National Forest OUTSIDE of a designated campground. Typically, it refers to roadside car camping, but also refers to backpacking in undeveloped sites. Dispersed camping means there are no services like trash removal, and amenities such as toilets, tables and fire pits, are not usually available.

    It is your responsibility to plan ahead and learn the extra skills necessary for dispersed camping. Camping rules and regulations apply to make your experience safe, and to keep the natural resources scenic and unspoiled for other campers.

    Dispersed camping along Forest Service roads is allowed where there is adequate space to safely park completely off the roadway and not on any vegetation. Whether car camping or backpacking, choose an existing campsite on bare or compacted soil. Unless signed as an area where a fee is required, dispersed camping is free. Dispersed camping is prohibited in developed campgrounds and areas posted closed or no camping. Some designated Wilderness areas have additional restrictions. For the best information on dispersed camping opportunities and local restrictions, please contact the nearest ranger district office.

    Rules for Dispersed Camping These rules apply to car camping and backpacking

    You may camp in a dispersed area in an individual Ranger District for up to 14 days within a 30-day period. After 14 days, you must move to another Ranger District or off the National Forest until the 30 days has elapsed. Do not blaze new roads to campsites, create new campsites, clear ground, cut or harm vegetation or construct a trail. Do not drive beyond constructed physical barriers, such as berms or gates.
    Do not drive through streams or wetlands to access a camp. If campfires are legal in your location and you choose to have a campfire, pick a site with an existing fire pit. Do not create new fire pits. Make sure your campfire is always attended and is dead out and cold to the touch before you leave your site. Fires may be restricted or banned based on the fire danger rating. Follow Leave No Trace principles and come prepared to “Pack it in. Pack it out.” Pack all trash home. Dispose of human waste in a sanitary manner. In high use locations, areas above tree line and snow-covered areas it is not possible to bury human waste in a sanitary manner. It will need to be packed out and disposed of at home using a wag bag, blue bag, portable toilet or another Leave No Trace approved method.
    Do not block roads or gates. Keep food and scented items secure from wildlife by keeping a clean camp and store items in your vehicle or use a wildlife resistant storage canister. Failure to follow regulations can lead to legal consequences. Additional Forest rules and links to report crimes can be found on our Law Enforcement page.

    • Pets
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Dispersed
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      8.

      Lake Dorothy

      2 Reviews
      66 Saves
      Skykomish, Washington

      A Northwestt Forest Pass (daily/annual) is required for entrance to Dorothy Lake. view more information here: https://www.wta.org/go-outside/passes#northwest-forest-pass-details

      • Pets
      • Dispersed
      • Toilets
      • Alcohol
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        Camper-submitted photo from Hope Island Marine State Park - Skagit County
        Camper-submitted photo from Hope Island Marine State Park - Skagit County
        Camper-submitted photo from Hope Island Marine State Park - Skagit County
        Camper-submitted photo from Hope Island Marine State Park - Skagit County
        Camper-submitted photo from Hope Island Marine State Park - Skagit County
        Camper-submitted photo from Hope Island Marine State Park - Skagit County

        10.

        Hope Island Marine State Park - Skagit County

        3 Reviews
        16 Photos
        59 Saves
        La Conner, Washington

        A quick paddle or boat ride will get you to Hope Island State Park between La Conner and Whidbey Island on Skagit Bay. Once on the island, quiet hikes through forest and wildland meadows will charm you and relieve your stress.

        Boaters know this park as a great place to tie up and take in the sunset or sunrise, but many come ashore and pitch a tent at one of Hope Island's primitive campsites.

        Whether you arrive on a luxury boat, by the power of your arms and shoulders, or anything in between, you'll feel far from your daily routine and deserving of this island time.

        PARK FEATURES Hope Island Marine State Park is a 181-acre marine park with six campsites, two mooring buoys, lovely beaches and a trail across the island. Most of the island is a nature preserve, and visitors are asked to stay on established trails and in designated campsites.

        The park offers six primitive campsites on the north shore bay. The pay station is near the eastern campsite. A vault toilet is in the woods 100-feet south of the campsites. The rest of the island is a Natural Area Preserve, off limits to recreational use. Standard primitive campsite rules apply.The overnight parking fee is in effect at Cornet Bay boat launch.

        Check-in time is 2:30 p.m. Check-out time is 1 p.m.

        • Fires
        • Phone Service
        • Picnic Table
        • Alcohol
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