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Pine and Cedar Lakes Primitive Camping

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About

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MAP COORDS TAKE YOU TO THE TRAILHEAD WHERE YOU CAN HIKE TO THIS SITE.

The best place to camp is at Pine Lake on the peninsula. You will see a floating boardwalk that will take you left out to the campsite. These boards can sink a little below the surface after a big rain, so you might get your…

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Reviewed Jul. 18, 2018

Cute campground close to home

Steep but short hike, but hey, it's close to town! A 15 minute drive from downtown Bellingham and you get yourself a secluded, quiet lake.

Pone Lake is prettier and has fun boardwalks to explore, but the campsites at Cedar Lake are better (bigger and flatter). Log benches mark the campsites as…

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  • Review photo of Pine and Cedar Lakes Primitive Camping by Niki A., July 18, 2018
  • Review photo of Pine and Cedar Lakes Primitive Camping by Niki A., July 18, 2018
  • Review photo of Pine and Cedar Lakes Primitive Camping by Niki A., July 18, 2018
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Reviewed Oct. 1, 2016

Very primitive

Close to Bellingham, no bay views but nice scenery, little lake, and dense forest nonetheless. Good steep trails nearby and charming boardwalks. Campsites are all surrounded by dense forest and many have views of the little lake. People were fishing in the lakes here but we were hiking. Fairly…

Danielle S.
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2016

Pine & Cedar Lakes

This is a great campsite. It's at the end of a short but steep hike. There are a few campsites along the lakes, but the best one is on the island at Pine lake. There is a boardwalk that gets you there. I've camped there a few times and always loved it. Heads up, it's first come first serve for…

  • Review photo of Pine and Cedar Lakes Primitive Camping by Danielle S., August 4, 2016
  • Review photo of Pine and Cedar Lakes Primitive Camping by Danielle S., August 4, 2016
  • Review photo of Pine and Cedar Lakes Primitive Camping by Danielle S., August 4, 2016
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Location

Pine and Cedar Lakes Primitive Camping is located in Washington

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Directions

Follow I-5 south from Bellingham and get off on exit 250. Follow Old Fairhaven Parkway/SR 11 west 0.1 miles to 30th St. Turn left on 30th St and, after about a mile, left onto Old Samish Rd. Drive 1.3 miles to the trailhead parking lot on the right. If you're coming from the south, take I-5 north to exit 246. Turn right on S Samish way and cross over the freeway, then take the first right onto Old Samish Road. Drive three miles to the trailhead parking sign on the left.

Coordinates

48.6907 N
122.4529 W

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