Baker Lake, Panorama Point Campground

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

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Baker Lake, Panorama Point Campground

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  • Panorama Point Campground.- Baker Lake, Panorama Point Campground
  • Boat launch at Panorama Point Campground.- Baker Lake, Panorama Point Campground
  • Boat launch at Panorama Point Campground.- Baker Lake, Panorama Point Campground
  • Typical campsite at Panorama Point Campground.- Baker Lake, Panorama Point Campground
  • Vault toilet facility at Panorama Point Campground.- Baker Lake, Panorama Point Campground
  • Typical campsite at Panorama Point Campground.- Baker Lake, Panorama Point Campground
  • Typical campsite at Panorama Point Campground.- Baker Lake, Panorama Point Campground
  • Typical campsite at Panorama Point Campground.- Baker Lake, Panorama Point Campground
  • Typical campsite at Panorama Point Campground.- Baker Lake, Panorama Point Campground
  • Day use are and pebble beach at Panorama Point Campground.- Baker Lake, Panorama Point Campground
  • Baker Lake and Mount Blum (7,680') from Panorama Point Campground.- Baker Lake, Panorama Point Campground
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Direct access to Baker Lake. Campsite along shoreline.
Cons: 
No potable water.
Region:
Mount Baker Area, WA
Congestion: 
High
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Camping fee: 
$16.00
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
General Day Use Fee ($5.00)
Tent/Car sites: 
15
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes

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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Located on the northwest shore at the knuckle of Baker Lake between Boulder Creek Campground and Swift Creek Campground, Panorama Point is a quaint 15-site campground with sweeping views over the opal reservoir. Under stands of western redcedar, Douglas fir and western hemlock, the campground provides relatively few amenities apart from vault toilets, a gravel boat ramp, and a small day use area. You will have to venture over to Swift Creek or Horseshoe Cove if you need potable water.

Note: Panorama Point Campground is typically open Memorial Day through the end of September. Call Hoodoo Recreation Services at 541.338.7869 for seasonal updates and more information.

Baker Lake

Once a low-lying flat with a small lake, extremely dense old-growth and wetland marshes, Baker Lake was flooded and submerged by over 300 feet in 1959 with the construction of the Upper Baker Dam. Today, the elongated reservoir at the base of Mount Baker (10,781') and Mount Shuksan (9,131') is still surrounded by magnificent old-growth conifer forest (dominated by Douglas fir, western redcedar and western hemlock) and measures roughly 9 miles in length.

Extremely popular among locals for its fishing and motorized boating, the National Recreation Area fills to capacity during the summer months, and campsites can be difficult to claim at all 10 of the reservoirs established and reservable campgrounds, including (from north to south):

The reservoir also provides four additional boat/hike-in campgrounds/sites on its southeastern shore that are accessible by boat/kayak and the South Baker Lake Trail. From north to south:

  • Noisy Creek Campsites
  • Silver Creek Campsites
  • Maple Grove Campsites
  • Anderson Point Campsites

Fishing

According to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Baker Lake is

open to fishing from the 4th Saturday in April to October 31. Fishing in this Baker River reservoir (Baker Lake) can be excellent for kokanee in April, May, and June and again in the fall. There is a six-inch minimum, 18-inch maximum size limit on trout and kokanee. An expanding sockeye population may provide frequent fishing opportunities in the future. The duration and timing of the sockeye fishery varies with in-season abundance. Baker Lake is closed to the taking of bull trout/Dolly Varden. Additionally, a radius of 200 feet surrounding the pump discharge at the south end of the lake is closed to all fishing.

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