Share:

Upper + Lower Johnny Creek Campground

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest

Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington

Start Exploring
Upper + Lower Johnny Creek Campground

Share:

Advertisement
  • Standard campsite at Johnny Creek Campground.- Upper + Lower Johnny Creek Campground
  • Peak views from the campsites.- Upper + Lower Johnny Creek Campground
  • Typical campsite at Johnny Creek Campground.- Upper + Lower Johnny Creek Campground
  • Creek access from Johnny Creek Campground.- Upper + Lower Johnny Creek Campground
  • Fishing at Johnny Creek Campground.- Upper + Lower Johnny Creek Campground
  • Newly renovated vault toilets at Johnny Creek Campground.- Upper + Lower Johnny Creek Campground
  • The road connecting the lower sites to the upper sites.- Upper + Lower Johnny Creek Campground
  • Restroom facility and information board at Johnny Creek Campground.- Upper + Lower Johnny Creek Campground
  • Typical site.- Upper + Lower Johnny Creek Campground
  • Firewood in the upper portion of Johnny Creek Campground.- Upper + Lower Johnny Creek Campground
  • Typical site.- Upper + Lower Johnny Creek Campground
  • Well-maintained campsites at Johnny Creek Campground.- Upper + Lower Johnny Creek Campground
  • - Upper + Lower Johnny Creek Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Situated on a creek. Great views. Well maintained. Upper and lower campgrounds.
Cons: 
No hookups. Popular.
Advertisement
Region:
Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA
Managed by: 
Thousand Trails Management Service
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Reservations possible: 
No
Current Local Weather:
Advertisement
Campground Description

Campground Description

Contributor

Johnny Creek Campground is located in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest just 12 miles from the town of Leavenworth. Situated at the confluence of Icicle and Johnny Creeks, the campground is split into Lower and Upper Johnny Creek campgrounds. For those wishing to have more tree coverage, the upper campground would be the perfect fit. Otherwise, enjoy access to the creek and enjoy fishing as you stay in the Lower Johnny Creek campground.

Lower Johnny Creek Campground has direct access to Icicle Creek, and a short path situated behind the campsites allows for a lovely walk along the creek. All of the sites are a wonderful size and provide tree coverage as well as open space for clear views of the night sky. Lower Johnny Creek is a bit smaller than its sibling, and the two are just 1 mile from one another. The campground host, as well as firewood, can be found in the upper campground. There are 65 sites between the two campgrounds.  

There are no extra amenities here, just your basic essentials. Each campsite has a fire ring and picnic table. Lower Johnny has two newly renovated bathroom facilities and a centrally located potable water station. Though this area appeals to those staying in tents, Lower Johnny can also can accommodate RVs and trailers up to 30 feet in length. Upper Johnny has more space to comfortably fit trailers up to 50 feet. Note that there are no hookups in the campground. Some sites specify a minimum of two vehicles with a maximum of five vehicles at Upper Johnny. There are also a handful of walk-up sites that are tucked away and provide more privacy and isolation.

Though Johnny Creek Campground is the largest campground on Icicle Road, it fills up quickly and does not accept reservations. The location is near to a variety of outdoor adventures, including hikes, fly fishing, and whitewater rafting. Johnny Creek Campground is open April 20 through October 15.

Updates, Tips + Comments

Updates, Tips + Comments

Field Guide + Map

Field Guide + Map

Download
Advertisement
Location + Directions

Location + Directions

Nearby Camping + Lodging

(29 within a 30 mile radius)

Nearby Adventures

(70 within a 30 mile radius)

Advertisement
Related Content

Related Content

Adventure Community

Adventure Community

Who Wants To Do It
23 Members
Who's Done It
6 Members
Submission by
Contributor
27 Adventures Explored
27 Adventures Published

Newsletter Signup

Join the Outdoor Project Community

Get access to essential planning materials and information for your next adventure. Take a few seconds to join the community. It’s FREE!

Free Field Guides + Maps

Post Updates, Tips + Comments

Organize + Track Your Adventures

Insider Detailed Info, News + Benefits

Custom Driving Directions

Recommended Campsites, Photos + Reservation Info