Mill Pond Campground

Area Status: Open

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
  • Camping: $29/single site
  • Extra vehicle: none
  • Day use: $10
Open Season: May 24 - Labor Day Weekend
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Washington state fishing license required. See Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife at for more information.
  • Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Campfire in developed fire ring only        
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Pets must be on leash       
  • OHV use prohibited in the campground          
  • Maximum length of stay: 14 days       
  • Food and wildlife attractants must be properly stored at all times
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 -

General Information


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

Recreation Map

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Mountain Biking

  • Excellent opportunities on many forest road and trails.

Road Cycling

  • Sullivan Lake Road is a popular route with many bicyclists riding the International Selkirk Loop or State Highway 20.

Campground Camping

  • Small quiet campground with good fishing opportunities.

RV Camping

  • Campsites are suitable for smaller RV's only.
  • No hook ups or dump station.

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking

Viewing Wildlife

  • 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.

Viewing Plants

  • Deep valleys contain Cedar-Hemlock forests while high ridges offer Whitebark Pine and other alpine plants.

Viewing Scenery

  • Spectacular views of the Selkirk Mountains.

Interpretive Areas

Scenic Driving

  • 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
Toilets: Vault
Drinking water: None

Recreation Areas

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