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Baker Lake, Bayview North Group Campsite

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

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Baker Lake, Bayview North Group Campsite

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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Large group campsite.
Cons: 
No views and limited access to Baker Lake.
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Region:
Mount Baker Area, WA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Camping fee: 
$75.00
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Group sites: 
1
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Foggy overnight.
49°F
35°

Tue

Light rain starting in the evening.
50°F
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Wed

Mixed precipitation (1–3 in. of snow) throughout the day.
45°F
36°

Thu

Mixed precipitation (2–4 in. of snow) throughout the day.
44°F
33°

Fri

Mixed precipitation in the morning.
51°F
34°

Sat

Light rain overnight.
54°F
32°

Sun

Light rain throughout the day.
52°F
36°
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Hidden on the western shore of Baker Lake, Bayview North Group Campsite is an ideal getaway location should you have a group activity where capacity for upwards of 100 people is necessary. The campsite, or "campground" as its often referred to, is set in an opening of vegetation surrounded by four smaller campsites that combine to make one large, group campsite. Direct access to Baker Lake is fairly limited and only via a narrow foot trail large enough for carrying a canoe or kayak, but nothing larger.

The campsite does feature some picnic tables, several campfire rings, and a primitive vault toilet. Unfortunately, you'll have to go elsewhere for views, potable water, and boat ramp access. These are best found at nearby Horseshoe Cove Campground. If the North Campsite is already reserved try adjacent Bayview South Group Campsite, which provides a bit more charm and access to the reservoir.

Note: Bayview North Group Campsite is typically open Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. 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 reservoir's 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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