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Newhalem Creek Campground

Ross Lake National Recreation Area, North Cascades National Park

North Cascades, Washington

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  • Typical site in Loop A.- Newhalem Creek Campground
  • Typical site in Loop A. - Newhalem Creek Campground
  • Amphitheater behind Loop A. - Newhalem Creek Campground
  • Loop A picnic shelter.- Newhalem Creek Campground
  • ADA site in Loop B.- Newhalem Creek Campground
  • Typical site in Loop C.- Newhalem Creek Campground
  • Group site picnic shelter.- Newhalem Creek Campground
  • Group site fire pit.- Newhalem Creek Campground
  • ADA picnic site in the group loop.- Newhalem Creek Campground
  • Typical walk-in site near the Skagit River.- Newhalem Creek Campground
  • Restrooms.- Newhalem Creek Campground
  • - Newhalem Creek Campground
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Pros: 
Well-maintained grounds. Lots of short hiking trails throughout.
Cons: 
Limited river access. Basic amenities.
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Region:
North Cascades, WA
Managed by: 
National Park Service
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Reservations possible: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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One of five car campgrounds operated by the National Park Service in the North Cascades, Newhalem Creek Campground is a good option for families, groups, and tent campers. Choose from over 100 sites near the Skagit River amidst a network of trails and attractions.

Just about everything you need is within walking distance of Newhalem Creek Campground. The town of Newhalem, built in the early 20th century to house Seattle City Light workers, is conveniently located just 1 mile away and is accessible by car or trail. The North Cascades National Park Visitor Center is also within walking distance and not to be missed. Featuring an interactive relief map and multimedia exhibits, the visitor center is a highly recommended stop for North Cascades first-timers. Check out some of the short interpretive trails in the area to learn about local flora and fauna.

While there are no hookups or showers, Newhalem Creek Campground offers several pull-through RV spaces, a dump station, and restrooms with flush toilets. Most sites are first-come, first-served. Loop C, including the two group sites, can be reserved online or by phone. The campsite closes annually near the end of September. Check the National Park Service website for specific dates. Goodell Creek Campground, however, is open year-round and located just across the Skagit River.

Note that most sites do not have direct river access. For access to the Skagit River, secure one of the walk-in sites north of Loop A.

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