Methow Valley Ranger District, Campgrounds

 

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When campgrounds are accessible and being serviced, Methow Valley Ranger District Campgrounds are available on a first come first served 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, plus an additional $5.00 per night for the second vehicle). 2 tents or 1 RV and 1 tent per site maximum. Fees for camping must be paid within 1/2 hour. "Check-out" time is noon.

Some of our campgrounds have potable water but the water system may not be working so it is a good idea to bring drinking water in case the system is down.

Seasonal potable water systems are usually turned off in the campgrounds from September through May so bring drinking water. Please pack out your garbage. Campground fees apply when the fee signs are posted. Forest Service roads are not plowed in the winter months so campgrounds are not maintained.

Some campsites maybe marked with red flagging and will be closed until hazard trees are removed.

Click campground name for more details

Snow Level aprox. 6,500 ft.

Website Updated: 08/10/2022

 

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.  $15/night

OPEN

Potable water is ON

Klipchuck

Stream and good hiking opportunities nearby. Units combinable to accommodate groups. Rattlesnakes occasionally seen near area. Maximum length of campsite is 34 feet.   $20/night

OPEN

Potable water is ON

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.    $20/night

OPEN

Potable water is ON

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.  $10/night

OPEN

No potable water.

River Bend

Near Robinson Creek, W. Fork Methow and Lost River/Monument Creek trailheads. Maximum length of site is 28 feet.  $10/night

OPEN

No potable water.

Hart's Pass

Great views. Alpine Meadows. Access to Pacific Crest Trail. Guard station. Trailers not allowed on Hart's Pass #5400 Road.   $10/night

OPEN

No potable water.

Meadows

Great views. Alpine meadows. Access to Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Trailers not allowed on Hart's Pass #5400 Road.     $10/night

OPEN

No potable water.

8 MILE AREA

Buck Lake

Small, quiet campground. Boat landing, adequate for small crafts. Successful fishing early in the year. Lake stocked. Mountain biking opportunities. Maximum length of site is 25 feet. $10/night

CLOSED due to Wildfire Damage

No potable water.

Flat

Easy access for trailers. Maximum length of site is 36 feet. $15/night

OPEN

Potable water OFF.

Nice

Near a beaver pond. Small campground good for small group camping. Maximum length of site is 36 feet. $10/night

CLOSED due to Wildfire Damage

No potable water.

Ruffed Grouse

Small campground good for small group camping. Maximum length of site is 35 feet. $15/night

OPEN

Potable water OFF.

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. $10/night

OPEN

No potable water.

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. $15/night

OPEN

Potable water OFF.

Chewuch

Small, remote campground surrounded by Ponderosa Pine. Walking and bicycling opportunities. Maximum length of some sites is 35 feet. $20/night

OPEN

Potable water is ON

Camp 4

 Some sites maximum length of site is 16 feet. Trailers not recommended. $10/night

OPEN

No potable water.

TWISP RIVER AREA

War Creek

Trailheads nearby. Small forested campground located by the Twisp River. Enjoy hiking and bicycling. Maximum length of site is 25 feet.  $15/night

Rattlesnakes occasionally seen near area.

OPEN.

No potable water.

Mystery

Small quiet forested campground located by the Twisp River. Enjoy hiking and bicycling. Maximum length of site is 30 feet. $10/night

OPEN

No potable water.

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. $20/night

OPEN

Potable water is ON

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. $10/night

OPEN

No potable water.

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. $8/night

CLOSED  

Closure Order

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.  $20/night 

Buttermilk Creek 4300 Road is the best access road. Poorman Creek Road 4300-300 is very narrow, and NOT recommended for trailers.

OPEN

Potable water is ON

 

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.

Northwest Forest Pass required

Accessible but currently not being serviced.

No potable water.

LOUP LOUP AREA

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.  $15/night

OPEN

Potable water is ON

 

North Summit Horse Camp

Stock camping only, at Loup Loup Pass. Access to many miles of horse riding. Currently no potable water. Stock water tank coming soon. $10/night

OPEN

Water is ON FOR STOCK ONLY

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.   $10/night

OPEN

No potable water.

*All campgrounds are on a first come, first served basis.