Excelsior Group Campground

Area Status: Closed

This is a reservation only, group campground situated in the forest along the North Fork Nooksack River. The area has two separate group sites. The sites are in a private forested setting is between the Mt. Baker Highway highway and the river. Many Douglas-fir, western red cedar, and western hemlock trees provide abundant shade.


At a Glance

Reservations: You can reserve this campground through the National Recreation Reservation System.
Fees: View Recreation.gov for Fee Information
Open Season: 5/27 - 09/29
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Dogs on leash. Quiet time 10pm-6am.
Closest Towns: Glacier, Washington
Water: Potable water, but not for RV fill-ups.
Restroom: vault toilets
Operated By: concessionaire
Information Center: Mt. Baker Ranger District - Glacier Public Service Center

General Information


From Glacier Washington, travel 7 miles east on Mt. Baker Highway SR 542. The campground is located down an access road on the southside of the highway just before milepost 40, and is marked with a brown and yellow National Forest Recreation Site Identification Sign.

General Notes:

There are two large group sites in the campground. Site A will accommodate up to 50 people and has picnic tables with fire pits and a picnic shelter. Site B can accommodate up to 75 persons and has it's own picnic shelter, tables, and fire pits. Site B has more privacy, as you must drive through Site A to reach it.

Limited groceries and firewood are available 7 miles west in Glacier, Washington and a little further west in Maple Falls is the last gas station along this route.

Campground Map

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Group Camping

A nice combination of sun and shade, this campground offers a nice section of the river to explore when you're not sitting by the campfire roasting marshmallows. The sites are located on flat, even ground, but the vault toilets are not handicap accessible. Access to the Nooksack Falls and the Excelsior Pass route to High Divide Trail #670 are within one mile east on the Mt. Baker Highway.

No. of Sites 2 (1-50 Site A; 1-75 people Site B)

Recreation Areas

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1300 feet