Tent Sites
Fires Unknown
Pets Unknown
Drinking Water
About Panorama Point Campground

Panorama Point campground is located on the western shore of Baker Lake in the stunning Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Situated on the west side of the Cascades in Washington, the surrounding area is one of the most spectacular in the country, showcasing glacier-covered peaks, wide mountain meadows and old-growth forests, rich in history and outdoor opportunities.

Recreation

In addition to being a prime location for boating, fishing, swimming, and picnicking , hikers and backpackers are especially fortunate to have access to a variety of spectacular trails along the lake and in the nearby Mt. Baker National Recreation Area. The Baker Lake and Baker River Trails are family friendly hikes that are a short drive from the campground. The Baker Lake trail starts on the south end of the lake in a stand of Douglas fir and travels 13 miles above the eastern shoreline of Baker Lake. Anderson Point with views of Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan is 2.5 miles from the trailheadand is a popular boat in camp, backpacking destination and lunch spot. The Baker River Trail starts at the north end of the lake and follows the river 2.25 miles upstream, through large old-growth into North Cascades National Park.

Facilities

With several sites located at the lake's edge and others in close vicinity, Panorama Point Campground offers visitors the ideal opportunity to camp near shoreline or under a canopy of trees.

Panorama Point offers nine standard sites, accommodating both tent and RV camping. Picnic tables, vault toilets and drinking water are also available.

Natural Features

On a clear day, while driving to the campground, visitors will see Mt. Baker, the most prominent feature of the Mt. Baker Wilderness. Rising to an elevation of 10,781 feet, the active volcano from which the forest takes its name 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.

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 is like no other place on earth. It 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
9
Price
$16.69 - $18.69
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Boat In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Picnic Table
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Panorama Point Campground is located in Washington
Latitude
48.7228 N
Longitude
-121.6722 W
Get Directions
Directions
From Seattle, go north on I-5 to Burlington. Take Exit 230 on State Highway 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 19.2 miles on the Baker Lake Highway. The campground is on the right.
7 Reviews of Panorama Point Campground
Scenic but crowded

The views here definitely make this primitive campground worth the drive but the neighbors definitely dictate your level of enjoyment. Located right on Baker Lake, this is a great spot to camp at for your water activities. The sites have the typical fire Ring and table but they are so crowded you may as well just use your neighbors.

Depends on the Site

Our site was right next to the water and that was nice but we were also right next to a bachelor party and that was not nice. The tent pads from the two sites were very close to each other. We were able to pitch ours farther back in the site and get a little more privacy so that was good. The campground itself is nice but there were slot of noisy campers there.

Panorama Point

Well the name says it all! This is an incredible campground out on a peninsula on Baker Lake with views in all directions, including of Mt. Baker itself. This is not a big campground at all so make sure you reserve in advance (a few are non-reservable). There are a good number of sites pretty close to the water and you can easily put your canoe in the water. Very wooded, big and shady campsites. Just spectacular.

Baker Lake

I love this location. It's beautiful. The camping is great, right by the water. Plenty of hiking opportunities for any skill level. Bring a floaty or kayak! A little buggy.

Perfect canoeing basecamp

Nearly all the sites at Panorama point have their own beach. Lots of tree cover and perfect views from every site, even if the sites are a bit crowded together. Picturesque and quiet little campground!

A hidden gem near a magnificent lake

I love this lake. So pristine, even when the forest fires leave a hazy smoke layer over the entire lake. Situated on the western shore of Baker Lake, this is the best campground, providing nice views of the lake. If you cannot find a campsite along the road, Panorama Point should be your backup option.

Note that during sockeye season, this area can be crowded so a reservation might be smart - just in case.

15 sites, 9 are reservable.

First to Review
My Favorite spot on Baker Lake

This campground is on the shore of Baker lake, located about halfway up the West Side.

This is my top pick to camp on Baker lake because you have lots of room and no crowds. Panorama Point only has only nine campsites with no hookups. The sites can accommodate either tent campers or self-contained RVs, and lie close to the shores of Baker Lake. Campsites at Panorama Point are well spaced from one another. The campground’s limited amenities include vault toilets, a boat ramp, garbage bins and water supply. Recreational activities include boating, fishing and hiking.