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CAMPGROUND NAME: Beckler River

VISIT DATE: 07/14/2007

UPDATE DATE:  10/22/2013

STATE: Washington

REGION: Pacific Northwest

RANGER DISTRICT: Skykomish

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Skykomish

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
From Skykomish, WA, take US Rt. 2 east 0.8 miles to Beckler
River Rd and campground sign.  Turn left after signs onto Forest
Rt. 65 and go 1.3 miles to campground on left.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 1,100 ft.

The campground stretches along the rocky Beckler River ending in
a small loop through a stand of maple, hemlock, and some Douglas
fir.  Some sites back up onto the river but most are tucked in
among the trees and are well shaded.  Vine maples and shrubs
provide good privacy between sites.  The sounds of Beckler River
can be heard throughout campground.  The river offers some
fair swimming and tubing but this campground is better known for
its peaceful atmosphere.  Firewood is available for a fee.

A possible day trip is the Iron Goat Trail #1074.  It has two
trailheads nearby on US Rt 2.  One is at mile post 55 (Martin
Creek) and the other at mile post 64.4 (Wellington).  Martin Creek
is more convenient but a steep access to the trail.  Wellington
commemorates a deadly early 1900s avalanche.  Guided tours are
offered.  For further information visit www.irongoat.org.  Other
day trips are Deception Falls, the community of Skykomish, and a
drive along Old Cascade Highway.

This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open May 24 through September 11

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $16 per day - single
$30 per day - double
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 1
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 26
   
   Total Sites: 27

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 27
No. Grilles on Sites: 27
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 4
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 40'

Comments:
Parking aprons are paved.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1
  No. Threaded: 0

Comments:
The water spigot is solar powered.

WATER SPORTS
Some wading, swimming and tubing possible.

HIKING - No

FISHING - 
Brook and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Bedal VISIT DATE: 07/10/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/14/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Darrington NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Darrington RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Darrington, WA, at the intersection of State Rts. 530 East, 530 West, and Mtn Loop Highway, take Mtn Loop Hwy south 16.3 miles to campground on right. NOTE: Mountain Loop Highway becomes gravel, single lane with turnouts after 9 miles. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,250 ft. This little campground on the scenic Mountain Loop Highway, is a single loop that meanders through a grove of cedar, Douglas fir, and a variety of berry bushes. A few sites back up on the Sauk River. A put-in is located next to these river front sites and explains the campground's popularity. The Sauk is fed by snow melt - very cold and a chalk green-blue color. The 8.3-mile float goes from the campground to White Chuck Take-Out. Suggested best time to float is April through July. An additional feature of the campground is a probably the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built shelter at site 18. Overall, privacy between sites ranges from fair to good. A possible day trip is the nearby North Fork Sauk Falls trail #660. NOTE: Tents are permitted only on provided tent pads. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 24 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day - single $25 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 38' Comments: Some parking aprons are gravel while others are grass. Be aware of low branches across some parking aprons. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): Yes Kayaking (whitewater): Yes Comments: Sauk River has Class III to IV runs. HIKING - No FISHING Steelhead trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Buck Creek VISIT DATE: 07/10/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/14/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Darrington NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Darrington RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Darrington, WA take State Rt. 530 north 5 miles to Suiattle Rd/Forest Rt. 26. Turn right onto Rt. 26 and go 27 miles to campground. NOTE: After the first 10 miles, Forest Rt. 26 becomes gravel. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,200 ft. NOTE: Campground was closed because of flood damage and road closure. Information provided by the Darrington Ranger District Office. The campground has two unnamed loops. The larger loop stretches along Buck Creek and has the campground's pull-throughs. The smaller loop is nearer the Forest road. Old growth Douglas fir and Cedar provide ample shade. A notable feature of the campground is the large room-size rock between sites 6 and 7 that was placed there by a glacier. Site 9 is considered to be the campground's "honeymoon suite." The picnic shelter was the original site of a bridge crossing the Suiattle River. A possible day trip is a visit to Suiattle Guard Station with its dovetail construction. This pretty little cabin was built by Forest Service Ranger, Tom Thompson in 1913. NOTE: Tents are permitted only on provided tent pads. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day through Labor Day NOTE: Campground temporarily closed because road closure. Contact the Ranger District Office for status. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 22 Total Sites: 25 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 25 No. Grilles on Sites: 25 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 17' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Buck Creek trail (foot) - 1 mile FISHING Rainbow and Buck trout and Dolly Varden (catch and release only)

CAMPGROUND NAME: Clear Creek VISIT DATE: 07/10/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/14/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Darrington NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Darrington RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Darrington, WA, at the intersection of State Rts. 520 East, 520 West and Mtn Loop Highway, take Mtn Loop Highway south 2.8 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 700 ft. The campground stretches along the Sauk River up to Clear Creek. The moist riparian environment provides good conditions for Douglas fir, maple, and alder to grow and provide some shade. Ferns, moss, and various shrubs offer fair to good privacy. Although most sites back up on to the river, only a few have a view of water. The sound of the river's flowing water can be heard throughout campground. It is close enough to Darrington for a cook's night out. Firewood is available for a fee. NOTE: Tents are permitted only on provided tent pads. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. The interior road is a dead end with a tight turn-around; large RVs will have problems negotiating the turn. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Steelhead trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Denny Creek VISIT DATE: 07/27/2007 UPDATE DATE: 4/28/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Snoqualmie-North Bend Office NEAREST CITY/TOWN: North Bend RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In North Bend, WA, at the intersection of North Bend Way and Bendigo Blvd (State Rt. 202), take Bendigo Blvd 0.7 miles to I-90 east, Spokane entrance. Proceed east on I-90 for 16.2 miles to Exit 47 (Tinkham Rd). Take Exit 47 and, at stop sign, turn left and go 0.1 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right onto Denny Creek Rd and go 0.2 miles to another intersection. Turn left, staying on Denny Creek Rd, and go 2.1 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,200 ft. This campground has three unnamed overlapping loops where Lodge Creek feeds South Fork Snoqualmie River in a stand of mixed conifers including Douglas fir and hemlock. The many trees provide a lacy shade to sites giving the campground an airy feel. While a few sites back up on the River, the thick vegetation limits any view of the water. This is a very popular campground that fills late Thursday; reservations suggested. There is some distant noise from I-90 but not too distracting. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. Possible day trips from campground: Asahel Curtis Nature Trail; the water slides on Denny Creek Trail, Franklin Falls, and a drive to Snoqualmie Pass. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day - single with no hookups $32 per day - double with no hookups $24 per day - single electric hook-ups Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 32 Total Sites: 32 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 32 No. Grilles on Sites: 32 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 9 No. RV Pull Throughs: 6 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12 X 37' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 10 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: Threaded spigot near host site. WATER SPORTS Wading possible in South Fork Snoqualmie River. HIKING Denny Creek trail #1014 (foot) - 4.1 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Douglas-Fir VISIT DATE: 07/03/2009 UPDATE DATE: 2/28/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Baker NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Maple Falls RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Maple Falls, WA, at intersection of State Rt. 542 and Silver Lake Rd, take Rt. 542 east 9.5 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,200 ft. The campground, on the North Fork Nooksack River, has two unnamed loops. The loop to the left of the fee board has most of the campsites backing up on the river and shorter parking aprons. A lack of understory gives these sites an open airy feel while the mature cedar, hemlock, and Douglas fir provide shade. Sites in the other loop (right of fee board) are larger with longer parking aprons. About half of these sites are along the river but trees are larger and the shade dense enough for moss and lichen to grow. This loop also has some attractive stonework at a few sites reflecting its Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) origin. Another reminder is the little picnic shelter with it huge stone fireplace and split shake roof. A possible day trip is a visit to Picture Lake and Artist Point in Heather Meadows further up Mt. Baker Scenic Highway (State Rt 542). This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day -regular $18 per day - premium Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 23 Total Sites: 29 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 29 No. Grilles on Sites: 29 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigots are handpumps. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Horseshoe Bend (foot) - 1.5 mile (first 700' is wheelchair- friendly) FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Gold Basin VISIT DATE: 07/11/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/14/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Darrington NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Granite Falls RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Granite Falls, WA, take Mountain Loop Rd east 12.1 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,100 ft. The campground, the largest, most developed, and most popular, in the Forest, has four overlapping, unnamed loops along the South Fork Stillaguamish River. Only one loop hugs the riverbank. The sites in this loop have great views of the river and access to sand beaches. While most of these sites are very open and sunny, the campground's other loops are in a stand of lichen-draped hemlock, maple, alder, and some Douglas fir. The ground is covered with fern, moss, and a variety of shrubs providing good to excellent privacy between sites. This part of the campground has a lush, semi-tropical appearance. Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) contributions to the area with a stop at the nearby Verlot Public Service Center. Firewood is available for a fee. Ranger campfire program at amphitheater Saturday evening July through Labor Day. Tents are permitted only on provided tent pads. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 17 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day - single $35 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 21 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 70 Total Sites: 91 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 91 No. Grilles on Sites: 91 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 43' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 15 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: Showers are wheelchair-friendly and have a fee. WATER SPORTS Wading and limited tubing possible in River. HIKING Gold Basin Millpond (paved, foot and wheelchair-friendly) - 0.1 miles Provides access to a wildlife viewing platform FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Horseshoe Cove VISIT DATE: 07/02/2007 UPDATE DATE: 2/28/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Baker NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Concrete RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Concrete, WA, take State Rt. 20 west 5.1 miles to Baker Lake Rd sign. Turn right onto Baker Lake Rd and go 15.2 miles to campground sign. Turn right after sign onto Forest Rt. 1118 and go 1.7 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 800 ft. The campground has two unnamed loops. One loop includes the boat ramp and most of the campground's parallel-style pull-through parking aprons. The other loop has tent and RV sites, some of which back up to the swim area and has the campground's only flush toilets. A thick canopy from mature Douglas fir, cedar and hemlock provide lots of shade and limits the ground cover (understory) to primarily fern. Separation rather than the fern, provides fair privacy between sites. This is a popular family campground that fills by mid-day on Fridays. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 19 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day - single $30 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 32 Total Sites: 35 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 35 No. Grilles on Sites: 35 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 12 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: see RV Comments Comments: Some parking aprons are gravel and others are paved; accommodate any size RV. Pull-through parking aprons are parallel-style slots. An RV waste station with no potable water is available at the entrance to Kulshan campground, next to Baker Lake Dam - 1 mile off Baker Lake Rd down a gravel road. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 10 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The flush toilet is not wheelchair-friendly. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Baker Lake is 3,616 acres and has a sandy swim beach at campground. Depending on the lake's level, tree litter may be a problem for boaters. Informal mooring possible. HIKING - No FISHING Kokanee and Coho salmon and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Marble Creek VISIT DATE: 07/01/2007 UPDATE DATE: 2/28/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Baker NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Marblemount RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Marblemount, WA on State Rt. 20, take road to "Fish Hatchery" across bridge east and go 8 miles to campground sign. Turn right and go 0.4 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1000 ft. The campground is 10 miles from the Cascade River Road Entrance of North Cascades National Park and 14 miles from the Park's Doubtful Lake trailhead. This attractive campground is a large single loop through a stand of grand old cedar, hemlock, and Douglas fir next to the Cascade River. Chest high fern and other plants provide excellent privacy between sites. A few sites are along the river but most are tucked back among the trees. A rocky beach, with a view of the North Cascades National Park's tower peak, offers sunbathing opportunities. Moss draped trees and many birds add to the campground's peaceful atmosphere. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through September 11 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day - single $20 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 22 Total Sites: 22 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 22 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Middle Fork VISIT DATE: 07/27/2007 UPDATE DATE: 4/28/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Snoqualmie-North Bend Office NEAREST CITY/TOWN: North Bend RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In North Bend, WA, at the intersection of North Bend Way and Bendigo Blvd (State Rt. 202), take Bendigo Blvd 0.7 miles to I-90 east, Spokane entrance. Proceed east on I-90 for 4 miles to Exit 34 (468th Ave SE). Take Exit 34 and, at stop sign, turn left and go 0.3 miles to SE Middle Fork Rd. Turn right onto SE Middle Fork Rd and go 0.9 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left, continuing on SE Middle Fork Rd and go 1.2 miles to another intersection. Turn left, onto Lk Dorothy Rd and go 9.7 miles to campground on left. NOTE: Lk Dorothy Rd becomes dirt and gravel and rough, peppered with potholes, after 0.3 miles. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,000 ft. The campground is a large, bisected loop with a separate tent only walk-in area next to the picnic/day use are. What these tent sites lack in shade, they more than make up for with amazing views of Garfield Mountain and the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The rest of the campground meanders through a stand of hemlock and Douglas fir with a semi-tropical feel. Scattered throughout the loop are large tree stumps suggesting just how large the campground's trees could get. Most of the old stumps now act as "nursery trees" providing a place for the next generation of growth. Even with the poor condition of the access road, this is a campground worth the drive - just take it slow. Each site also has a pedestal grille. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through September 11 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 32 Total Sites: 36 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 36 No. Grilles on Sites: 36 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 37' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING C.C.C. Trail (foot, horse, mountain bike) - 3.2 miles Campground Nature Trail (foot) - 0.3 mile Snoqualmie Lake Trail (foot) - 8 miles Middle Fork Trail #1003 - (foot, horse and mountain bike - only on odd numbered days) - 14 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Mineral Park VISIT DATE: 07/01/2007 UPDATE DATE: 2/28/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Baker NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Marblemount RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Marblemount, WA on State Rt 20, take road to "Fish Hatchery" across bridge east 15.6 miles to Mineral Park - West campground sign. Turn right into the west section or continue straight 0.1 miles to campground's East section. GENERAL COMMENTS: Elevation is 1,700 ft. The campground is 2.0 miles from Cascade River Road Entrance of the North Cascades National Park. The campground has two sections, East and West, separated by the North Fork Cascade River. The East section is best suited for tents, but pick-up trucks with slide-ins can be accommodated. The West section is small-RV-friendly but neither section will accommodate travel trailers. Some sites in the West section overlook the Cascade River while the East section's sites are along North Fork of Cascade River. The thick canopy of Douglas fir, hemlock, and other conifers, some moss covered, provide ample shade while the dense understory of berry bushes, fern and other shrubs insure good to excellent privacy between sites. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through September 11 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day - single $20 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 9 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Total Sites: 21 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 21 No. Grilles on Sites: 21 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 37' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. The Forest Service does not recommend travel trailers in either section. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Money Creek VISIT DATE: 07/14/2007 UPDATE DATE: 2/26/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Skykomish NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Skykomish RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Skykomish, WA, take U.S. Rt. 2 west 2.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left and go 0.1 miles to campground's east and west entrances. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 900 ft. The campground has two sections, East and West. The East section is a spur stretching along the South Fork Skykomish River with a tight turn around - not recommended for large RVs. Each site is at the river's edge, most are sunny and have double-wide parking aprons. The West section is a compact loop with sites close together. Parking aprons in this section are a little longer and have single car width. Only a couple of sites have a view of water but all are well shaded. All pull-throughs are in the West section with a couple being parallel parking slots. Cedar, Douglas fir, and a scattering of Big Leaf maples provide shade while Devil's Club, Vine maple, fern and other shrubs provide fair privacy. The West section is closest to active railroad tracks, while traffic noise from US Rt. 2 is noticeable in the East section. This family-friendly campground fills up weekends - reservations recommended. A possible day trip is the Iron Goat Trail #1074. It has two trailheads nearby on US Rt. 2. One is at Milepost 55 (Martin Creek) and the other at Milepost 64.4 (Wellington). Martin Creek is more convenient but a steep access to the trail. Wellington commemorates a deadly early 1900s avalanche. Guided tours are offered. For further information visit www.irongoat.org. Other day trips are Deception Falls, the community of Skykomish, and a drive along Old Cascade Highway. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day - regular $18 per day - premium Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 21 Total Sites: 23 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 23 No. Grilles on Sites: 23 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 5 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 29' X 25' Comments: Some parking aprons are gravel and some are paved. There are grey water disposal sites scattered around the campground. NOTE: The average apron width is greater than its length. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 14 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS An informal swim area with a sandy beach is available just outside the campground at the bridge. HIKING - No FISHING Steelhead and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Panorama Point VISIT DATE: 07/02/2007 UPDATE DATE: 2/28/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Baker NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Concrete RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Concrete, WA, take State Rt. 20 west 5.1 miles to Baker Lake Rd sign. Turn right at sign onto Baker Lake Rd and go 19.2 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 800 ft. The campground is a single loop with a spur stretching across a little peninsula on Baker Lake. A pleasant mix of Douglas fir, hemlock, and maples provide lots of shade and have a tendency to block the view of water. Fern and other shrubs provide the understory but offer little privacy between sites. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through September 11 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day - single $30 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 33' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. An RV waste station with no potable water is available at the entrance to Kulshan campground, next to Baker Lake Dam - 1 mile off Baker Lake Rd down a gravel road. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a water buffalo tank. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Baker Lake is 3,616 acres. Depending on the lake's level, tree litter may be a problem for boaters. Informal mooring possible. HIKING - No FISHING Kokanee and Coho salmon and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Park Creek VISIT DATE: 07/02/2007 UPDATE DATE: 2/28/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Baker NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Concrete RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Concrete, WA, take State Rt. 20 west 5.1 miles to Baker Lake Rd sign. Turn right at sign onto Baker Lake Rd and go 20.1 miles to Forest Rt. 1144 (across from Baker Lake Resort). Turn left onto Rt. 1144 (gravel) and then left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 900 ft. This campground stretches beside Park Creek in a stand of Douglas fir and hemlock. Berry bushes, including huckleberry, and other shrubs provide good privacy. Although sites back up on the creek, few have a view of the water. Away from Baker Lake, the campground offers a pleasant alternative to the more popular and sometimes noisy and crowded lakeside campgrounds. This is bear country; practice safe food techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through September 11 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12 X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and gravel. An RV dump station with no potable water is available at the entrance to Kulshan campground, next to Baker Lake Dam - 1 mile off Baker Lake Rd down a gravel road. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS Nearby Baker Lake offers a full range of water-sports. HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Red Bridge VISIT DATE: 07/11/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/14/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Darrington NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Granite Falls RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Granite Falls, WA, take Mountain Loop Rd east 16.9 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,300 ft. The campground, on the South Fork Stillaguamish River and along the scenic Mountain Loop Highway, offers campsites on the river's edge as well as tucked back in a stand of maples, hemlock, and various conifers. Tall elderberry and salmon berry bushes, fern and other shrubs provide fair to good privacy between sites. This is a a quiet campground where about the only sounds heard are from the river and birds high in the trees. Wading maybe possible in some places. Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC's) contributions to the area with a stop at the Verlot Public Service Center. Firewood available for a fee. Tents are permitted only on provided tent pads. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through September 11 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day - single $25 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 35' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. Be aware of low branches across some aprons. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Steelhead trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Shannon Creek VISIT DATE: 07/02/2007 UPDATE DATE: 2/28/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Baker NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Concrete RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Concrete, WA take State Rt. 20 west 5.1 miles to Baker Lake Rd sign. Turn right at sign onto Baker Lake Rd and go 23.4 miles to campground on right. NOTE: Baker Lake Rd becomes gravel at 20.3 miles. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 900 ft. This attractive campground is a single loop with a spur to the boat ramp at the east end of Baker Lake. Cedar, hemlock, and maple provide an overstory. Fern and other shrubs form the middlestory and a carpet of moss compose the understory. Sites in spur have a view of lake and are the most open. The first few sites at the campground's entrance have dense shade and a sub- tropical appearance. The remaining sites are sunny with an open, airy appearance. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through September 11 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day - regular $16 per day - premium $25 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and gravel. An RV waste station with no potable water is available at the entrance to Kulshan campground, next to Baker Lake Dam - 1 mile off Baker Lake Rd down a gravel road. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a handpump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Baker Lake is 3,616 acres. Depending on the lake's level, tree litter may be a problem for boaters. Informal mooring possible. HIKING - No FISHING Kokanee and Coho salmon and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Silver Fir VISIT DATE: 07/03/2007 UPDATE DATE: 2/28/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Mt. Baker NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Maple Falls RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Maple Falls, WA, at intersection State Rt. 542 and Silver Lake Rd, take Rt. 542 east 20.9 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,000 ft. The campground stretches along the North Fork Nooksack River's south bank in a stand of cedar, hemlock and alder. The parking aprons for sites to the right of campground entrance are shorter and wider than those to the left. All sites back up to the river along a bluff. This is an attractive campground with good privacy between sites and a tranquil atmosphere. However, the threat of a child slipping and falling down the steep bank into the river makes this campground less family-friendly than others in the forest. The campground's Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) origin can be seen in the little picnic shelter with its large stone fireplace and split shake roof. Firewood is available for a fee. A possible day trip is a visit to Picture Lake and Artist Point in Heather Meadows further up Mt. Baker Scenic Highway, State Rt. 542. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through September 11 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day - single $30 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 19 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 40' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow and Cutthroat trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Silver Springs VISIT DATE: 07/31/2007 UPDATE DATE: 4/28/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Snoqualmie-Enumclaw Office NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Greenwater RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Greenwater, WA, take State Rt. 410 east 13.2 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,600 ft. The east entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park is 5.6 miles from campground. With three unnamed loops and a spur meandering throughout a grove of old Douglas fire, hemlock, and cedar, this place can only be described as a pretty campground. The White River is on one side and a sparkling clear brook flows through one loop providing the majority of sites with a view of the river. Separation, rather than vegetation, provides good privacy between sites. Firewood is available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $18 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 51 Total Sites: 53 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 53 No. Grilles on Sites: 53 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11 X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 14 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Sulphur Creek VISIT DATE: 07/10/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/14/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Darrington NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Darrington RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Darrington, WA take State Rt 530 north 5 miles to Suiattle Rd/Forest Rt 26. Turn right onto Rt 26 and go 30 miles to campground. NOTE: After first 10 miles, Forest Rt. 26 becomes gravel. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,500 ft. NOTE: Campground was closed because of flood damage at the time of authors' visit; information provided by Forest Service. The campground stretches along Sulphur Creek, which does have an odor, and Suiattle River. Cedar, hemlock, Douglas fir, and alder provide ample shade to sites. It is the closest developed campground to the Glacier Peak Wilderness and Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and is often used as a base camp. Tents are permitted only on provided tent pads. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: $14 per day NOTE: Campground temporarily closed because road closure. Contact the Ranger District Office for status. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 20 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 16' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Sulphur Creek trail (foot) - .75 mile Suiattle trail (foot and horse) - .25 mile provides access to network of trails in Glacier Peak Wilderness and Pacific Crest Trail FISHING Varden Dolly (catch and release only), Rainbow and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: The Dalles VISIT DATE: 07/31/2007 UPDATE DATE: 4/28/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Snoqualmie-Enumclaw Office NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Greenwater RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Greenwater, WA take State Rt. 410 east to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,200 ft. This campground, a single loop, stretches between the White River and State Rt. 410. Sites along the river, receiving some shade from young cedar, a few small Douglas fir, and other conifers, back up on the river and are much sunnier. Sites along Rt. 410 enjoy deep shade from huge, grand old Douglas fir but traffic noise is noticeable. (Be sure to visit the campground's eleven-foot diameter, 700 year old Douglas fir.) The dense vegetation offers excellent privacy to these sites while it is the separation between the river-located sites which provides them good privacy. Firewood available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through September 11 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 40 Total Sites: 42 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 42 No. Grilles on Sites: 42 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 39' Comments: The parking aprons are a rough gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Dales River Trail #A.K.A. (wheelchair-friendly, foot, mountain bike) - 0.8 miles Dalles River View Trail (foot, horse, mountain bike) - 1.25 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Tinkham VISIT DATE: 07/27/2007 UPDATE DATE: 4/28/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Snoqualmie-North Bend Office NEAREST CITY/TOWN: North Bend RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In North Bend, WA, at the intersection of North Bend Way and Bendigo Blvd (State Rt. 202), take Bendigo Blvd 0.7 miles to I-90 east, Spokane entrance. Proceed east on I-90 and go 11.2 miles to Exit 42 (Tinkham Rd). Take Exit 42 to stop sign. Turn right and go 1.5 miles to campground on left. NOTE: The last 1.3 miles are on a dirt road. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,600 ft. The campground has two unnamed loops stretching along the South Fork Snoqualmie River through a dense stand of mixed conifers including hemlock and cedar. Maple and alder scattered around the campground suggest attractive fall colors. Fern, Devil's Club and other shrubs add to the campground's "woodsy" feel and provide good to excellent privacy. Some sites overlook the river but most have no view of the water. Dinner table size tree stumps, many draped with moss "tablecloths," some dotted with new trees, are scattered around campground. Some sites have "V" shaped parking aprons. Convenient to I-90, this campground would be good for transient campers but nice enough for a longer stay. Traffic noise from nearby I-90 can be distracting. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practise safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 24 through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day - regular $16 per day - premium Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 7 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 40 Total Sites: 47 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 47 No. Grilles on Sites: 47 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 48' Comments: Parking aprons are moss or grass covered gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a handpump. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Tinkham Discovery Trail #1259 (foot) - 0.3 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Troublesome Creek VISIT DATE: 07/13/2007 UPDATE DATE: 2/26/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Skykomish NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Gold Bar RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Gold Bar, WA, at the intersection of 10th St. and US Rt. 2, take Rt. 2 east 7 miles to Index Galena Rd. (Forest Rt. 63). Turn left onto Index Galena Rd. and go 11 miles to campground on right. NOTE: Because of flood damage to a section of the access road, the authors are estimating the directions. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,200 ft. NOTE: Because of road damage to a section of the access road, the authors were unable to survey campground; information provided by Skykomish Ranger District Office. This popular campground has two spurs, a loop, and a walk-in tent only area stretching along North Fork Skykomish River and bisected by the snow melt-fed, blue-green, Troublesome Creek. This is truly a "troublesome" creek that every year seems to tempt campers to take a dip, only to discover this creek can be dangerous. The campground meanders through a riparian environment of Salmon berry, fern, hemlock, Douglas and Silver fir as well as Big Leaf and Vine maples. The upper section with a spur and loop enjoy good privacy between sites but the lower section, with the spur and walk-in sites, has only fair privacy. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open June 1 through September 11 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 25 Total Sites: 25 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 25 No. Grilles on Sites: 25 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 35' Comments: Parking aprons are paved. No travel trailers permitted in the upper section's spur, Sites 19 thru 25. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a handpump. WATER SPORTS Wading possible in North Fork Skykomish River -- NOT in Troublesome Creek. HIKING Nature Trail Loop (foot) - 0.5 miles FISHING Steelhead and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Turlo VISIT DATE: 07/11/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/14/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Darrington NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Granite Falls RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Granite Falls, WA take Mountain Loop Rd. east 9.6 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,000 ft. The campground is a single loop beside the South Fork Stillaguamish River in a stand of maple, fir, and hemlock. Although not all sites are on the river, it can be heard throughout the campground. An RV-friendly campground, it is the first campground on the scenic Mountain Loop Highway, offering campers a good base camp for exploring the area. The campground was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) but has been modernized to accommodate current camping requirements. Learn about the CCC's contributions to the area with a stop at the nearby Verlot Public Service Center. Firewood is available for a fee. Tents are permitted only on provided tent pads. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Open April 27 through November 25 - weather permitting RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day - single Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 18 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 44' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and all about same size. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Verlot VISIT DATE: 07/11/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/14/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Darrington NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Granite Falls RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Granite Falls, WA take Mountain Loop Rd east 9.8 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 900 ft. On the banks of South Fork Stillaguamish River and along the scenic Mountain Loop Highway, the campground's Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) origin can be seen in its tight compact appearance. While the campground enjoys a nice mix of trees, including maple and cedar, it has a more open airy feel and poor privacy between sites. The campground has two loops on either side of the fee board. Both loops have flush toilets but the right side loop has shorter parking aprons and the campground's only tent pads but features a large sandy beach for sunning and wading. Learn about the CCC's contributions to the area with a stop at the nearby Verlot Public Service Center. Firewood is available for a fee. Tents are permitted only on provided tent pads. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 27 through October 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day - single $24 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 8 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17 Total Sites: 25 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 25 No. Grilles on Sites: 25 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 40' Comments: Some parking aprons are grass and some are gravel. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Wading and limited tubing is possible in South Fork Sillaguamish River HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow trout




Fred and Suzi Dow