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Bedal Campground

6 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Bedal Campground is located just off the Mountain Loop Highway camping in the stunning Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Nestled in canopy of forest along the rushing water of the Sauk River, this campground offers visitors a primitive camping experience and access to a wide range of…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Max Length: 32 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite

Reviews

6 Reviews of Bedal Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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EJ J.
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2020

Very peaceful and amazing trees

I stayed at Bedal two nights, without a reservation. The best sites along the river were taken via reservations. It is best to reserve ahead, especially on weekends it is full. I stayed in campsite 19, very private, but no tent pad and barely room for a tent next to my car. Rocks were a problem.…

Site19
Month of VisitAugust
Douglas S.
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2019

Shaded campground on Mountain Loop Road

The Bedal Campground is off the mountain loop highway in the Mount Baker- Snoqualmie National Forest. Settled in some old Growth forest it provides a good amount of shade to most sites. There are around 20 sites and some are reservable, the sites run about $15 a night, All campsites include tent…

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  • Info sign
  • Site 2
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Month of VisitAugust
Andrea R.
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2019

Old growth.

The Trees here are Amazing! 21 campsites to choose from, with some availability to reserve. The sites are large, and there is a large old growth shelter available as well. It provides a lot of shade. Campsites include tent pads, picnic tables and fire rings. There are trash cans and recycling…

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Location

Bedal Campground is located in Washington

Directions

From Darrington, Washington, travel 16 miles southeast on the graveled single lane section of the Mt. Loop Scenic Byway. The campground is located on the west side of the road at mile post 37, just beyond the junction of Mt. Loop and Forest Road 49.

Coordinates

48.09694495 N
121.39138897 W

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About This Campground

Bedal Campground is located just off the Mountain Loop Highway camping in the stunning Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Nestled in canopy of forest along the rushing water of the Sauk River, this campground offers visitors a primitive camping experience and access to a wide range of recreational activities.

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest sits on the west side of the Cascades in Washington, showcasing glacier-covered peaks, wide mountain meadows and old-growth forests, rich in history and outdoor opportunities.

Recreation

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest boasts 1,500 miles of trails. From smooth paths meandering through deep quiet forests to challenging ascents up a boulder-studded mountain, opportunities abound for every skill level. Access to biking, rafting and fishing is also readily available.

Within five miles of Bedal Campground are the spectacular North Fork Sauk Falls. A short hike descending 200 feet rewards visitors with views of cascading 45-foot waterfalls that flow into a deep pool surrounded by low-lying ferns and towering forest.

For those interested in higher elevations, the popular Sauk Mountain Trail begins and ends in high mountain meadows, offering wildflowers and spectacular vistas the entire length. On a clear day, Mt. Rainier can be seen to the south, Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands to the west and the rugged Cascade peaks stretching to the east.

Facilities

Bedal Campground offers 21 standard sites. Picnic tables, tent pads, campfire rings and vault toilets are provided.

A large Adirondack shelter built out of of old-growth timber is also available to visitors.

Visitors can access the Sauk River from the campground and a boat ramp is provided for non-motorized watercraft.

Natural Features

On a clear day visitors can spot Mt. Baker, the most prominent feature of the Mt. Baker Wilderness Area. Rising to an elevation of 10,781 feet, this active volcano is perpetually snow-capped and mantled with an extensive network of creeping glaciers. Mt. Baker's summit, Grant Peak, is actually a 1,300-foot-deep mound of ice, which hides a massive volcanic crater.

Along the banks of the Sauk River an outstanding show of wildflowers in July and August includes paintbrush, phlox, tiger lilies, aster, columbine and lupine.

The surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams and diverse forests support an abundance of wildlife. In addition to being home for a multitude of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, the area sustains more rare species such as lynx, moose, wolves and wolverine.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors enjoy the North Cascades and Mt. Rainer National Parks, where interpretive programs and exhibits offer education about the diverse landscape and history of the area.

ADA Access: N

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