Douglas Fir Campground

Area Status: Open

This campground is situated in the forest along the North Fork Nooksack River. Tall Douglas Fir, western red cedar, and western hemlock trees provide abundant shade. Guided river rafting and white water kayaking opportunities are available on the river. A day use picnic shelter provides a space for groups to gather and recreate.

A short trail, Horseshoe Bend, #687 is accessible from the campground.

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At a Glance

Reservations: You can reserve this campground through the National Recreation Reservation System
Fees: View for Fee Information
Open Season: 5/27 - 09/20
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Glacier, Washington
Water: Hand pump wells
Restroom: vault toilets
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age, or Golden Access pass.
  • Day use: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass
Operated By: concessionaire
Information Center: Mt. Baker Ranger District - Glacier Public Service Center

General Information


From Glacier, travel 2.5 miles east on Mt. Baker Highway SR542. The campground is located on the west side of the highway, just after crossing the North Fork Nooksack River near mile post 35.

General Notes:

A picnic table and fire ring is available at each campsite. 18 of the 30 sites are reservable, as is the historic, CCC built day-use picnic shelter. The day-use picnic area requires a $5 fee that is separate from the Recreation Pass.

A launch site for rafts and kayaks is available on the North Fork Nooksack River, under the highway bridge from the campground. Garbage service is available on site. It is 2.5 miles west to the small community of Glacier, WA for groceries, firewood and other conveniences.

Campground Map


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Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites A historic day-use picnic shelter and 29 tent/trailer sites
No. of Accessible sites 9 wheelchair accessible sites

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking


Group Picnicking

Boating - Non-Motorized

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