NEWHALEM CAMPGROUND, WA

Newhalem Campground is a comfortable facility close to the town of Newhalem, Washington and the Skagit River. It is surrounded by forests that that can be explored through the area's many hiking trails. The campground has individual and family campsites, as well as two group sites...
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  • This campground is located within a hydroelectric project. A warning system is in place to notify campers of high water. See entrance area or campground staff for specific information upon arrival.
  • Wildlife frequents the area. All food must be stored in sealed containers until use.
  • There are no shower facilities or electrical hookups available.
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Loop C STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 43 Back-In
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Loop C STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 43 Back-In
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Loop C STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 100 Pull-Through
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Overview

Overview

Newhalem Campground is a comfortable facility close to the town of Newhalem, Washington and the Skagit River. It is surrounded by forests that that can be explored through the area's many hiking trails. The campground has individual and family campsites, as well as two group sites that are popular among school and volunteer groups. It is private and secluded, yet the town, a visitor center and other amenities are only a short walk away.

Natural Features:

The campground is forested with Western Red cedar, Western hemlock, Douglas fir trees, wild red huckleberries and other native shrubs. It is nearby Newhalem Creek and the Skagit River. The river is the largest river that flows into the Puget Sound area and provides critical habitat for all species of Pacific salmon; there is a salmon-viewing station located near the group campsites. The river drains cold, clean glacial melt-water from the mountains of British Columbia and northern Washington. Bald eagles return to its shores every winter.

Recreation:

Visitors can walk to several of Newhalem's hiking trails from the facility, such as the River Loop Trail, Trail of the Cedars and Rock Shelter Trail. The creek and river are popular for fishing, though there is no boating access from the campground. Both grizzly and black bears inhabit the area, so caution must be taken while hiking, picnicking or camping.

Campers who wish to learn more about the area can attend interpretive programs, or participate in a variety of tours, which can be booked at the Skagit Information Center in town. Visitors can walk to town of Newhalem via a mile-long trail along the river. Those staying in the group campsites are also a half-mile away from the North Cascades Visitor Center.

Facilities:

The campground is set across the road from the river; the group sites are adjacent to the main campground and closer to the river. The two campsites are separated from each other and forested, giving campers privacy yet still offering the convenience of a large facility close to town. There are a few family sites, which are for visitors with more than one or two cars. Within the family sites, there is extra parking available for RVs and several tent sites as well. Family sites are different than the group sites, which are on the group loop and can hold up to 30 people. The entire facility offers drinking water, flush toilets and paved roads.

Nearby Attractions:

The town of Newhalem is within a short walking distance from the campsites.

Booking Window

GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC

Fri Sep 26 2014 - Wed Sep 23 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Fri Sep 26 2014 - Mon Mar 23 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Mon Sep 07 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Trails
  • Adirondack Shelter
  • Amphitheater
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boardwalk
  • Campfire Circles
  • Campfire Programs
  • Canoeing
  • Cooking Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Fireplace
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Gift Shop
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Kayaking
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Pay Phone
  • RV Parking
  • Recycling
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tables
  • Tent sites
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Firewood
  • Ice Machine
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
There is no discount for group campsites.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 07 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $12.00-$18.00
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $32.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
48.675, -121.26111
48°40'30"N, 121°15'40"W

To reach the North Cascades, drive State Route 20, the North Cascades Highway, from Burlington on the west or Twisp on the east. Newhalem Campground is located at Mile Marker 120 on State Route 20.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

NEWHALEM CAMPGROUND
MILEPOST 120 STATE ROUTE 20
NEWHALEM  WA  98283

Phone Number:

Information:  (360) 854-7200