Important Notice: Due to the road conditions going to Upper Goodell Group Campsite no RVs or buses will be allowed.


Upper Goodell Group Campground is a quiet, remote facility for tent camping on the banks of Goodell Creek in North Cascades National Park. The campground is the perfect place to relax while watching the rushing creek cascade over its rocky course. The area is more remote and up...
Status: Open through Mon Sep 01 2014   Season Dates


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  • Campground is located within a hydro-electric project and a warning system is in place to notify campers of high water; see host for specific information upon arrival
  • This is a tent-only facility; trailers or larger campers are not allowed due to the steep dirt access road
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • Gathering firewood is not allowed
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    Upper Goodell Group Site GROUP STANDARD AREA NONELECTRIC 30 28 Back-In
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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    Upper Goodell Group Campground is a quiet, remote facility for tent camping on the banks of Goodell Creek in North Cascades National Park. The campground is the perfect place to relax while watching the rushing creek cascade over its rocky course.

    The area is more remote and up a slightly steeper road than nearby Lower Goodell Group Campground. The elevation is 500' above sea level. Both Upper and Lower Goodell Group Campgrounds are convenient hubs for day trips to the visitor center, hiking trails and the nearby town of Newhalem.

    Natural Features:

    The site lies among lush ancient forests of western red cedar, western hemlock and Douglas fir trees. The creek's headwaters begin in the surrounding mountains, pick up cold, clean glacial meltwater along the way and eventually empty into the Skagit River.

    The creek provides a sampling of the colorful crystalline rocks of the North Cascade Core, which formed deep underground and is now revealed in the rugged terrain of the North Cascade Range.


    Nature abounds in the Goodell Gorge, where visitors enjoy exploring the scenery, viewing wildlife and birding. Both grizzly and black bears inhabit the area, so caution must be taken while hiking, picnicking or camping.

    Many miles of hiking trails are within a short drive. The creek and nearby Skagit River offer fishing for trout, salmon and steelhead. There is no boating or swimming at the site.


    The facility has a picnic shelter and pit toilet for visitors' convenience. Drinking water is not available.

    The campground has one group site, which can comfortably fit 12 to 20 people with a maximum capacity of 30.

    Nearby Attractions:

    The campground is a short drive or a long walk to the visitor center, and the nearest grocery store is in Newhalem.

    Booking Window
    Tue Jul 15 2014 - Sun Jul 12 2015

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

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Fri May 23 2014 Mon Sep 01 2014
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Accessible Vault Toilets
    • Biking
    • Birding
    • Campfire Circles
    • Canoeing
    • Fishing
    • Grills
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Kayaking
    • Parking Area
    • RV sites
    • River Access
    • Tables
    • Trailheads
    • Trash Collection
    • Wildlife Viewing
    Within 10 Miles
    • Accessible Trails
    • Bait Shop
    • Bank
    • Boardwalk
    • Campfire Programs
    • Dump Station
    • Educational Programs
    • Firewood
    • General Store
    • Gift Shop
    • Historic Sites
    • Ice Machine
    • Interpretive Trails
    • Pay Phone
    • Visitor Center
    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 23 2014 -
    Sep 01 2014

    *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):
    48.67333, -121.26583
    48°40'24"N, 121°15'57"W

    To reach the North Cascades, drive State Route 20 (North Cascades Highway) from Burlington on the west and Twisp on the east. The campground is located at Mile Marker 119 on State Route 20. It is 13 miles east of Marblemount and 74 miles west of Winthrop.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    NEWHALEM  WA  98283

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (360) 854-7200