Sahale Glacier Camp is a collection of flat spots ringed with rocks piled up against the wind. Camping in the Sahale Glacier Camp requires a backcountry permit, available on a first-come, first-served basis at the ranger station in Marblemount.
These campsites are HARD to get to, but it’s worth it. Like, way more worth it than any other campground in the area. There’s a pit toilet, and the sites have rock walls built around them because this area is known to get heavy winds.
Gorgeous backcountry campground, complete with composting toilet with the best view ever! Many of the sites sit on top of glacial moraines and are walled in with rocks to reduce wind. Water is easy access from meltwater from snow and glacier. No fire pits available. This is the perfect site for a medium sized group, with a number of “tucked away” spots for individuals, couples, etc. The views of the glacially carved valleys and multiple glaciers/snowfields is fantastic. Bear canisters are required, as there are no trees in this alpine environment. While we didn’t see any bears, mountain goats and mice were prevalent. Cost=free! Permit required from NOCA Wilderness Information Center in Marblemount.
This is a hard hike. I saw people doing it as a day hike, and I was surprised. But it has some of the most incredible scenery in the PNW. From the forests, to the alpine meadows, to the lake, and up, all the way to the campsite. Permits are required. Camping at the base of a glacier is something I would recommend for anyone. The views are incredible, well worth the hike. I explored the area up there, and followed a glacier stream. It's a spectacular spot.