About Purple Point
National Park Service
Purple Point is located in North Cascades National Park in Washington
3 Reviews of Purple Point
In the Stehekin Village, this campground sits just across the road from Lake Chelan. 10 or so campsites, clean and well stocked bathrooms with running water. Good tent pads, nice sites with firepits/grates, trash, dish sink, bear boxes, and potable water. Shower, laundry, and food are just a short walk from the village. Many PCT thru-hikers stop through here, so be ready for some fun company and great stories. Also, be sure to visit the bakery and the garden for amazing food! Hiker exchange box near the waterfront can be a goldmine, too. Cost=free! Permit required from NOCA Wilderness Information Center in Marblemount or the NPS Visitor Center in Stehekin.
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The Positives: The view of the lake here is amazing, especially from the lower more northern camps. Close proximity to the store, restaurant, showers, laundry, etc., is very convenient. The bathroom (with running water), water spigots, dish washing sink, and bear boxes are very nice. There's a nice trail right at camp for exploring. The lake is really close so if you feel the need to take a dip in the frigid water, no need to walk far.
The negative: The CG is that it's right on the road so there is some vehicle traffic early morning and early evening. It's also a bit steep and pretty dry in the summer. On occasion I've stayed there while there are some party type of campers there which is the downside of such an accessible camp. Not a lot of sites here and since it's first come first serve, you may not have much choice…get there early on busy weekend.