Shannon Creek Campground, WA

Shannon Creek Campground is nestled along the western shore of Baker Lake in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest on the west side of the Cascades. The area is one of the most spectacular in the country, showcasing glacier-covered peaks, broad mountain meadows and old-growth forests...
Status: Closed through Wed May 14 2014   Season Dates

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Nonspecific+ MANAGEMENT 8 30 Back-In
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SHAN TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 0
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SHAN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 20 Back-In
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SHAN TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 0
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SHAN STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
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SHAN TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 0
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SHAN TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 16 0
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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Overview

Overview

Shannon Creek Campground is nestled along the western shore of Baker Lake in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest on the west side of the Cascades. The area is one of the most spectacular in the country, showcasing glacier-covered peaks, broad mountain meadows and old-growth forests. An abundance of recreational activities awaits.

Natural Features:

Rugged peaks, scenic rivers and abundant wildlife define the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and surrounding designated wilderness areas. On a clear day visitors can see Mt. Baker, which rises to an elevation of 10,781 feet. The active volcano is perpetually snow-capped. Mt. Baker's summit, Grant Peak, is actually a 1,300-foot-deep mound of ice, which hides a massive volcanic crater.

Wildlife in the area ranges from mountain goats in the higher elevations to pine marten and porcupine on the forest floor. Migratory birds and native fish find ample habitat in the varied ecosystems as well.

Recreation:

Baker Lake covers 4,800 acres and is a popular boating, water skiing, swimming and fishing location. A variety of fish can be found in the lake, including Kokanee and Chinook salmon, and Dolly Varden, steelhead and rainbow trout. A boat ramp is located within the campground.

Hikers and backpackers are especially fortunate to have access to a variety of spectacular trails near the campground and in the surrounding area, including the family-friendly Baker Lake Trail. It begins in a stand of Douglas fir, which grew in place of an old-growth cedar forest destroyed by a fire in 1843, caused by a small eruption of Mt. Baker. Many burned snags still remain. The trail meanders above the eastern shoreline of Baker Lake, offering glimpses of Mt. Baker along the way.

Facilities:

Shannon Creek Campground offers single and double-family sites for both tent and RV camping. Picnic tables, campfire rings, vault toilets and drinking water are provided. No electrical hookups are available.

Nearby Attractions:

Visit or stay in one of the historic lookouts in the area. Lookouts are tangible symbols of Forest Service heritage, perched on high peaks with unobstructed views where they have been used to detect and control fires.

Take some time to visit nearby North Cascades National Park or Mount Rainer National Park. Considered scenic wonderlands, the parks offer a fantasic glimpse of glaciers, subalpine ecology and volcanic landscapes.

Hike a portion of the spectacular Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), one of the world's premier National Scenic Trails. This trail showcases some of North America's most fantastic scenery as it winds its way from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington.

Booking Window

MANAGEMENT

Sun Apr 27 2014 - Fri Oct 24 2014

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

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Mon Apr 28 2014 - Fri Oct 24 2014

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

Mon Apr 28 2014 - Fri Oct 24 2014

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Thu May 15 2014 Wed May 21 2014
Peak Thu May 22 2014 Mon Sep 01 2014
Walk In Tue Sep 02 2014 Sun Sep 07 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Skiing
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


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Walk In Season
May 15 2014 -
May 21 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $14.00-$30.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $14.00-$17.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
Peak Season
May 22 2014 -
Sep 01 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $14.00-$30.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $14.00-$17.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
Walk In Season
Sep 02 2014 -
Sep 07 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $14.00-$30.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $14.00-$17.00
MANAGEMENT N/A

*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):
48.74028, -121.59667
48°44'25"N, 121°35'48"W

From Seattle, take I-5 north to Mt. Vernon. Take Exit 230 on State Highway 20 and go past Sedro-Woolley. Take Baker Lake Road to Baker Lake.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Shannon Creek Campground
Baker Lake Road
Concrete WA 98237

Phone Number:

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