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Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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Located on the South Fork of the Skykomish River in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Money Creek Campground is right around the corner from numerous trailheads. Its 24 standard, non-electric sites are scattered along the river under towering old-growth trees, and it offers plenty of privacy and some sites right next to the water.

Several short trails lead from the main campground road down to the river, and a day use area provides picnic tables with a river view. There are many great day hiking options in the area, including Lake Dorothy just down Miller River Road from the campground, and Barclay Lake, which is a few miles down the highway.

The near and direct access from Highway 2 makes Money Creek Campground a convenient choice for those wishing to camp in the area without venturing miles down a rough road. Because of this convenience, the campground is very popular, so reservations are recommended for weekend trips. Keep in mind that a train track does run nearby, so the occasional train might cause noise in the middle of the night.

Note: Most sites cost $18, but some especially well-located sites are $20. The price of each is clearly labeled on posts at each site.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

General Day Use Fee

Pros

Convenient from highway. Close to trails. Riverside camping.

Cons

Noise from trains.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Hoodoo Recreation Services

Reservation phone number

541-338-7869

Address

NE Old Cascade Hwy
70038
Skykomish, WA 98288
United States

Features

Vault toilet
Potable water
Picnic tables

Recommended Campsites Without Photos

24

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington
Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

Just stayed here last weekend, end of July 2018, and it was awesome! Where our campsite was located, loop 2 campsite 20, the sound from the river was like a white noise machine. It drowned out the cars, and the trains too for the most part. The view is gorgeous the vault toilets are actually pretty nice!
C M
08/31/2017
We stayed one night at the end of August. I thought the actual camp site (18) was nice. You could scramble down the bank to the water's edge. This might be something to be mindful of if you have adventurous little ones. The highway was just on the other side of the river from the campsite and we did hear the cars a lot. We were also woken up several times during the night by the trains. When the roadway was not busy the sound of the water was wonderful. We had great access to drinking water and a place across the campsite to drain your grey water from dish washing. There were clean bathrooms/fancy outhouses nearby but some of us needed a light during the day to use them. There was a cleared bordered area for a tent. I would say probably no bigger than a 4 person tent. There were other areas you could put a bigger tent.
I would say this was a pretty easy place to stay for a short time.
There was a notice dated August 2017 that there had been two juvenile bear sightings in or around the campsite so plan on being mindful of food storage
08/02/2017
They just started a bridge reconstruction project on the main road that leads into the campground for both East and West sites. There is night construction as well as morning. Near-by train provides noise as well. Overall, very well maintained campground! East side of the campground is all river access, the West only has woods. however site #5 & 6 are perfect for access to the river, just down a slightly steep trail.
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