Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Boulder Creek Campground

Boulder Creek Campground sits along the banks of Boulder Creek in the stunning Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The unique setting offers many recreational activities and scenic views. Baker Lake is close by, and several hiking trails and climbing routes are within a short driving distance.

Recreation

The surrounding area is a prime location for hiking, climbing, boating, fishing, picnicking and horseback riding in summer and early fall, and snowmobiling in the winter months. Baker Lake is a popular destination for boating, water skiing, canoeing, fishing and swimming. Anglers cast for a variety of fish species. Boat ramps are available at Horseshoe Cove, Swift Creek and Shannon Creek Campgrounds. The nearby Baker Lake Trail is an easy family hike that begins in a majestic stand of Douglas fir. In 1843, a small eruption of Mt. Baker caused a forest fire, and visitors can still see the burned snags of virgin cedar trees that once dominated the area. The trail contours above the eastern shoreline of Baker Lake. The Shadow of the Sentinels Trail begins just south of the campground. This accessible interpretive trail winds through a 500-year old ancient forest. Displays along the path explain the dynamics of the forest. The trail is constructed of asphalt and boardwalks with grades no greater than 8%.

Facilities

Boulder Creek Campground accommodates both tent and RV campers, and contains a group site. Picnic tables, campfire rings and vault toilets are provided, but drinking water and hookups are not available. Visitors must bring their own supply of water.

Natural Features

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest showcases rugged peaks, sparkling alpine lakes and old-growth forests, providing visitors with unique and surprising landscapes. Mt. Baker, the most prominent feature of the Mt. Baker Wilderness, dominates the landscape on a clear day. Rising to an elevation of 10,781 feet, the active volcano is perpetually snow-capped and mantled with an extensive network of creeping glaciers. Mt. Baker's summit, Grant Peak, is a 1,300-foot-deep mound of ice, which hides a massive volcanic crater. Wildlife in the area includes mountain goats traversing the higher elevations to squirrels and black bears in the forests. Migratory birds and native fish find ample habitat in the varied ecosystems as well.

Nearby Attractions

Hike in the mountains above the lake in the Mt. Baker National Recreation Area or Mt. Baker Wilderness or take some time to visit North Cascades National Park. This unique park features a deep blue lake surrounded by sheer, 2,000' cliffs, two picturesque islands and a violent volcanic past. Hiking trails, a visitor center and educational programs are available.

ADA Access: N

Sites
11
Price
$14.83 - $69.51
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Reservable
Location
Boulder Creek Campground is located in Washington
Latitude
48.7142 N
Longitude
-121.6936 W
Get Directions
Directions
From Seattle, go north on I-5 to Burlington. Take Exit 230 East on State Route 20. Go past the Mt. Baker Ranger District Office in Sedro-Woolley and follow State Route 20 east for 16 miles to milepost 82. Turn left (north) on the Baker Lake Highway (Forest Service Road 11). Continue for 17.8 miles to the sign for Boulder Creek Camground on the right.
5 Reviews of Boulder Creek Campground
Favorite off the path campground

This campground is primitive with only water and pit toilets but an absolute delight. The river is amazing and on a clear day you have amazing views of Mt Baker. You can go either direction to play on the water of Baker Lake or just relax. The spacing is good between campgrounds and each comes with a table and fire ring. I personally observed all bear precautions as rumors of bears around were plenty.

Favorite off the path campground

This campground is primitive with only water and pit toilets but an absolute delight. The river is amazing and on a clear day you have amazing views of Mt Baker. You can go either direction to play on the water of Baker Lake or just relax. The spacing is good between campgrounds and each comes with a table and fire ring. I personally observed all bear precautions as rumors of bears around were plenty.

Mt. Baker National Forest

Tiny campground along the creek with just a toilet (no water, but there’s a creek). If you walk out along the creek bed you can see great views of snow-capped Cascades, but the campgrounds are densely wooded so you don’t have views from your spot. There are a few nice very easy trails are in the immediate vicinity, with lots more serious trails throughout the Mt. Baker area. Baker Lake is just downstream where you can swim, boat and go fishing. Very quiet and private campground, loved it.

Disperse camping

You need a Disciver pass here but this place does not fill up on most weekends, outside of hunting season. Beware of partiers and other large groups as its not often kept up as the state's resources are spread this. Nice spot along the river though!

First to Review
Free State Forest Campground

State forest campground along the Chewuch River, just north of Winthrop. Easy access to the town of Winthop for groceries and ice cream. HUGE sites with firepits. Very quiet, expect perhaps during hunting season. Lots of deer hangs throughout camping area and lots of fishing options. No picnic tables or potable water. Clean pit toilets, though it appears that hunters occasionally use them for target practice. Cost=free! Note: This is a different campground than the one that popped up in the drop down list. Near this area, but on the other side of Washington Pass.