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Panorama Point Campground, WA

Photo: Panorama Point Campground
Status: Closed through Wed May 14 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Panorama Point campground is located on the western shore of Baker Lake in the stunning Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Situated on the west side of the Cascades in Washington, this area is one of the most spectacular in the the country, showcasing glacier-covered peaks, wide mountain meadows and old-growth forests, rich in history and outdoor opportunities.

Whether visitors choose to hike on trails leading into towering pine forests or paddle a canoe across the lake at sunset, this campground is an ideal setting for both individual and group camping excursions.

Natural Features:

On a clear day visitors will see Mt. Baker, the most prominent feature of the Mt. Baker Wilderness Area. Rising to an elevation of 10,781 feet, the active volcano from which the forest takes its name is perpetually snow-capped and mantled with an extensive network of creeping glaciers. Mt. Baker's summit, Grant Peak, is actually a 1,300-foot-deep mound of ice, which hides a massive volcanic crater.

In the springtime, a towering old-growth forest shelters an explosion of area's common forest flowers such as western trillium, twinflower, foamflower, coralroot and twistedstalk.

Recreation:

In addition to being a prime location for hiking, boating, fishing, picnicking and horseback riding in summer and early fall, Panorama Point offers excellent skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months.

Hikers and backpackers are especially fortunate to have access to a variety of spectacular trails near the campground and in the surrounding areas.

Baker Lake Trail is an easy family hike that can be accessed from the reservoir, beginning in a majestic stand of Douglas fir, which grew in place of a significant stand of old-growth forest after a forest fire in 1843. The trail contours above the eastern shoreline of Baker Lake, offering glimpses of Mt. Baker with Baker Lake in the foreground.

Facilities:

With several sites located at the lake's edge and others in close vicinity, Panorama Point Campground offers visitors the ideal opportunity to camp near shoreline or under a canopy of trees.

Panorama Point offers nine standard sites, accommodating both tent and RV camping. Picnic tables, vault toilets and drinking water are also available.

Nearby Attractions:

Visitors enjoy the North Cascades and Mt. Rainer National Parks, where interpretive programs and exhibits offer education about the diverse landscape and history of the area.

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), one of the world's premier National Scenic Trails, showcases some of North America's most fantastic scenery, winding its way its way from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington, and is accessible near the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Electric hookups are not available
  • Some sites may be available on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Click here for more information about Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest


Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
48.72278, -121.67222
48°43'22"N, 121°40'20"W

From Seattle, Washington, go north on I-5 to Mt. Vernon. Take exit 230 onto State Highway 20, then take the Baker Lake Road exit to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Panorama Point Campground
Baker Lake Road
Concrete WA 98237

Phone Number:

Information: (541)338-7869
Mail to: P.O. Box 8516
Coburg OR 97408