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Established Camping

Boulder Creek Campground

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About

National Forest

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Overview

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.

contact_info

For facility specific information, please call (530) 932-0242.

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.

Charges & Cancellations

Once your reservation start date has begun, neither the Recreation.gov Contact Center nor the campground manager will be able to modify your reservation.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

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Reviewed May. 22, 2021

First Time Solo Camping

I was really nervous about camping in a new place and being alone, but this was the perfect place to do it.

I spent one night at camp 9 and it was perfect. The creek is definitely a little noisy, but the white noise helped me sleep and I didn’t hear really any noise from the road or my campground neighbors.

Not too buggy, lots of shade, plenty to poke around and explore both at the site and along the road.

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Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Boulder Creek Campground by PJ H., May 22, 2021
  • Review photo of Boulder Creek Campground by PJ H., May 22, 2021
  • Review photo of Boulder Creek Campground by PJ H., May 22, 2021
Esther Y.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2020

Van Camping near Baker Lake

Had a great time van camping here! Campground is small and near the main road but not too much noise from traffic while camping. Most sites are next to the creek. Grounds are densely wooded with berry bushes all around. Our site #6 was closer to the main road and right next to the vault toilets, but even then, no major issues to detract from a great stay in the woods. Would highly recommend reserving ahead of time during the summer weekends as it gets booked up. No cell reception out here. Lots of great trails in the area. For a short, family friendly and interpretive trail, check out Shadow of the Sentinels, only about a 0.4mi loop.

Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Boulder Creek Campground by Esther Y., August 8, 2020
  • Review photo of Boulder Creek Campground by Esther Y., August 8, 2020
  • Review photo of Boulder Creek Campground by Esther Y., August 8, 2020
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Tom K.
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2019

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.

  • Review photo of Boulder Creek Campground by Tom K., August 9, 2019
  • Review photo of Boulder Creek Campground by Tom K., August 9, 2019
  • Review photo of Boulder Creek Campground by Tom K., August 9, 2019
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Location

Boulder Creek Campground is located in Washington

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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.

Coordinates

48.715415 N
121.694457 W

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