Mill Pond Campground
Area Status: Closed
This lies along Sullivan Creek and offers great opportunities for hiking on a looped trail system and connects to Mill Pond Historic Site. The Sullivan Creek Trail #565 connects the campground with the Mill Pond Flume Trail #520, Floodplain Trail #523, Elk Creek Trail #560, and Mill Pond Historic Site.
At a Glance
|Reservations:||Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.|
|Area Amenities:||Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking|
|Open Season:||Memorial Day Weekend - Sept 30|
Washington state fishing license required. See Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife at http://wdfw.wa.gov/ for more information.
|Closest Towns:||Metaline Falls, WA|
|Passes:||Camping: 50% discount for single site camping fees, with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age and Golden Access.|
|Operated By:||Scenic Canyons Recreational Services|
|Information Center:||Trail Map Concessionaire: Scenic Canyons - https://www.sceniccanyons.com|
From Metaline Falls, WA: Head northeast on Grandview St toward International Selkirk Loop N/Lehigh Ave. Turn right onto WA-31 N/International Selkirk Loop N/Lehigh Ave for 2.1 miles. Turn right onto Sullivan Lake Rd for 3.9 miles.
Google map directions from Metaline Falls, WA
Latitude 48.85416667 Longitude -117.2905556
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- Excellent opportunities on many forest road and trails.
- Sullivan Lake Road is a popular route with many bicyclists riding the International Selkirk Loop or State Highway 20.
- Small quiet campground with good fishing opportunities.
- Campsites are suitable for smaller RV's only.
- No hook ups or dump station.
River and Stream Fishing
- Numerous streams in surrounding area
- Washington Department of Fishing & Wildlife Sport Fishing Regulations Phamphlet
- Stream fishing open Saturday before Memorial Day to October 31.
- Mill Pond Flum Trail #520 and South Mill Pond Trail #? can be accessed from the Mill Pond Historic Site on the north end of Mill Pond.
- Numerous hiking opportunities on adjacent Forest Service trails.
- Variety of wildlife ranging from common whitetail deer to endangered woodland caribou and threatened grizzly bear.
- Hall Mountain which borders the east side of the lake is home to a bighorn sheep herd.
- Other species of interest are moose, elk, mountain lion, black bear, gray wolf, bald eagle and other bird species.
- Deep valleys contain Cedar-Hemlock forests while high ridges offer Whitebark Pine and other alpine plants.
- Spectacular views of the Selkirk Mountains.
- Mill Pond Historic Site which details local history is located one mile north of the campground.
- Site lies along the International Selkirk Loop which has numerous scenic attractions.
- Several forest road systems in the immediate vicinity offer great views of the Selkirk Mountains.
|Camping trailer:||Maximum vehicle length 50 feet|
|Picnic tables:||No Day Use Fee|
|Parking:||No Day Use Fee|
|Drinking water:||Hand Pump|