Excelsior Group Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is 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.

As of 2012 Excelsior Group Campground is under reconstruction but still open for use. Project work is slated to be completed by 2013.

At a Glance

Reservations: You can reserve this campground through the National Recreation Reservation System. This campsite is operated by our concessionaire Hoodoo.
Fees
  • $75 Night - Group Site A
  • $100 Night - Group Site B
Open Season: May 16
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

Directions:

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 accomodate up to 50 people and has picnic tables with fire pits and a picinic shelter. Site B can accommodate up to 75 persons and has it's own picinic 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.

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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)
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
48.90782845483013

  Longitude : 
-121.81860834360122

  Elevation : 
1300 feet