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Campgrounds of North Cascades

These campgrounds actually lie with Ross Lake National Recreation Area, which is part of the mix of National Park Service lands managed as the North Cascades National Park Complex. Ross Lake NRA is where the majority of visitors spend their time.

Colonial Creek Campground

  • Size & Cost: 142 sites, $16 per site
  • Open: May through September
  • Reservations: Reserve Online
  • Location: Along the North Cascades Scenic Highway 10.5 miles east of Newhalem
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables, dump station
  • Demand: High. This campground has sites on the shore of Diablo Lake, and is very popular in the summer.

Goodell Creek Campground

  • Size & Cost: 19 sites, $16 per site
  • Open: All Year (primitive outside May-September)
  • Reservations: No, first come, first served
  • Location: Along the North Cascades Scenic Highway 0.5 miles west of Newhalem
  • Amenities: Running water, vault toilets, fire rings and picnic tables
  • Demand: Moderate. Goodell Creek is small, with fewer services than the larger Newhalem Creek Campground nearby. It sometimes fills in peak season.

Newhalem Creek Campground

  • Size & Cost: 111 sites, $16 per site
  • Open: May through September
  • Reservations: Reserve Online
  • Location: Along the North Cascades Scenic Highway in Newhalem
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, fire rings and picnic tables, dump station
  • Demand: High. This campground is well situated, and quite busy during the summer season. Reservations are suggested.

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