Reservations possible?
RV Hookups
Potable water
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)


Parking Pass

Not Required


Well-maintained grounds. Lots of short hiking trails throughout.


Limited river access. Basic amenities.

Pets allowed


Managed by

National Park Service

Reservation phone number

1 (877) 444-6777


ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Potable water
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas

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