Methow Valley Ranger District, Campgrounds

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4/16/18 - This winter's snowfall is sticking around longer due to cooler than normal springtime temperatures in Okanogan county.  Access roads to Methow Valley Ranger District campgrounds are not plowed and most campgrounds are still snowcovered.

When campgrounds are accessible, Methow Valley Ranger District Campgrounds are available on a first come first serve basis only. Sites must be occupied and cannot be saved or reserved, even with advanced payment. Any unoccupied sites without someone actually staying there must be available for the next camper. 2 vehicles per site maximum (posted fee per night for first vehicle, $5.00 per night for second vehicle). 2 tents or 1 RV and 1 tent per site. Fees for camping must be paid within 1/2 hour. "Check-out" time is noon.

Seasonal potable water systems are usually turned off in the campgrounds from September through May, bring drinking water. Campground fees still apply as long as the fee signs are posted. Please pack out your garbage.

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Name

 

Location

 

Current Status

 

HIGHWAY 20 AREA

Early Winters

 

Great views of Goat Wall. Town of Mazama nearby. Campsites on N and S sides of Highway 20. Maximum length is 32 feet. 

 

 

Most campsites are snowfree. Please pack out your garbage. (4/20/18)

Potable water is off for this season.

Klipchuck

 

Stream and good hiking opportunites nearby. Units combinable to accommodate groups. Rattlesnakes occasionally seen near area. Maximum length of campsite is 34 feet.

 

 

Accumulated winter snow blocks access to campground.

Potable water is off for this season.

Lone Fir

 

Near Cutthroat Lake trailhead. Timbered area. Short hiking trail from camp. Good overnight spot for bicyclists. Next campground westbound located at Ross Lake. Some sites handle up to 36' vehicles.

Closed. Access road, North Cascades Hwy 20 is closed for the winter at milepost 171, at Silver Star Creek, due to snow slides and avalanche danger.

Potable water is off for this season.

LOST RIVER - HART'S PASS AREA     

Ballard

Access to Robinson Creek, W. Fork Methow and Lost River/Monument Creek trails. Maximum length of site is 28 feet.

 

 

Road is snowfree to campground with some sites snowfree.(4/20/18)

No potable water system 

River Bend

 

Near Robinson Creek, W. Fork Methow and Lost River/Monument Creek trailheads. Maximum length of site is 28 feet.

Accumulated winter snow blocks access to campground. .

No potable water system 

Hart's Pass

 

Great views. Alpine Meadows. Access to Pacific Crest Trail. Guard station. Trailers not allowed on Hart's Pass #5400 Road.

Accumulated winter snow blocks access to campground.

No potable water system

Meadows

 

Great views. Alpine meadows. Access to Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Trailers not allowed on Hart's Pass #5400 Road.  

Accumulated winter snow blocks access to campground.

No potable water system

8 MILE AREA

Buck Lake

 

 

Small, quiet campground. Boat landing, adequate for small crafts. Successful fishing early in the year. Lake stocked. Mountain biking opportunites. Maximum length of site is 25 feet. .

Accumulated winter snow blocks access to campground. .

No potable water system 

Flat

 

Easy access for trailers. Maximum length of site is 36 feet.

 

Accumulated winter snow blocks access to campground. .

Potable water is off for this season.

Nice

 

 

Near a beaver pond. Small campground good for small group camping. Maximum length of site is 36 feet.

Accumulated winter snow blocks access to campground. .

No potable water system 

Ruffed Grouse

 

Small campground good for small group camping. Maximum length of site is 35 feet.

Accumulated winter snow blocks access to campground. .

Potable water is off for the season.

Honeymoon

 

 

Small quaint camp located along Eightmile Creek and gravel road #5130. Named after honeymoon spot of past forest ranger and wife. Maximum length of 22 feet.

Accumulated winter snow blocks access to campground.

No potable water system 

CHEWUCH AREA

Falls Creek

 

Swimming opportunities in summer. 1/4 mile hike to scenic falls on Falls Creek. Maximum length of site is 18 feet.

 

Most campsites are snowfree. Please pack out your garbage. (4/20/18)

Potable water is off for this season.

Chewuch

 

Small, remote campground surrounded by Ponderosa Pine. Walking and bicycling opportunities. Maximum length of some sites is 35 feet.

 

 

 

Accumulated winter snow blocks access to campground.(4/20/18).

Potable water is off for this season.

Camp 4

 

Hiking and driving opportunities nearby. Some sites maximum length of site is 16 feet. Trailers not recommended.

 

 

Accumulated winter snow blocks access to campground.

No potable water system 

TWISP RIVER AREA

War Creek

Trailheads nearby. Small forested campground located by the Twisp River. Enjoy hiking and bicycling.

Rattlesnakes occasionally seen near area. Maximum length of site is 25 feet.

Road is snowfree to campground with some sites snowfree (4/20/18)

Potable water, off for the season.

Mystery

Small quiet forested campground located by the Twisp River. Enjoy hiking and bicycling. Maximum length of site is 30 feet.

Accumulated winter snow blocks access to campground.

No potable water system 

Poplar Flat

Community kitchen, access to Twisp River Trail, with other trailheads nearby. Good group campground and picnic area for up to 12 people. Wildlife viewing opportunities. Maximum length of site is 30 feet.

 

Accumulated winter snow blocks access to campground.

Potable water is off for the season.

South Creek 

Located by the Twisp River. Access to trailheads for day hikes. Enjoy bicycling and scenic drives. Maximum length of site is 30 feet.

 

Accumulated winter snow blocks access to campground.

No potable water system 

Road's End

Quaint, quiet forested campground at the end of Twisp River Road located by the Twisp River. Trailhead is nearby. Maximum length of site is 16 feet.

 

Accumulated winter snow blocks access to campground.

No potable water system 

Black Pine Lake

Majestic landscape views. Boat launch, fishing, two floating docks. Interpretive accessible trail. Wildlife viewing. Picnic area for up to 12 people. Maximum length of site is 30 feet.

Buttermilk Creek 4300 Road is the best access road. Libby Creek 4300 Road has a mud and debris slide on road requiring a high clearance vehicle. Poorman Creek Road 4300-300 is very narrow, and NOT recommended for trailers.

Accumulated winter snow blocks access to campground.

Potable water off for the season

Twisp River Horse Camp

Access to nearby trails. Loading ramp, hitch rails and feed stations. Campground is intended for stock users. Maximum length of site is 30 feet. This camp is maintained by the Methow Valley Chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington.

 

Accumulated winter snow blocks access to campground.

No potable water system 

LOUP LOUP AREA

JR

CLOSED

Accumulated winter snow blocks access to campground. No potable water system 

Loup Loup

Good location for large groups. Beautiful Western Larch trees. Access to mountain bike trails, scenic drives. Maximum length of site is 36 feet.

Accumulated winter snow blocks access to campground.

Potable water is off for this season.

GOLD CREEK AREA

Foggy Dew 

Hiking, mountain biking. Access to motorbike use area. Rattlesnakes occasionally seen in area. Maximum length of site is 25 feet. 

Road is snowfree to campground with some sites snowfree (4/20/18)

No potable water system 

All campgrounds are on a first come, first service basis.