Swift Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed

Swift Creek Campground docks on the shores of Baker Lake. Photo by Ann Dunphy, US Forest Service.

Swift Creek Campground (formerly Baker Lake Resort) is located about halfway up on Baker Lake across the road from Park Creek. The cabins are no longer there, but the area has been upgraded with about 50 private campsites that accommodate either tents or RVs. The campground includes a day-use area by the lakeshore with picnic tables, one shelter and grills, a paved boat ramp suitable for larger boats and a 20-slip dock.

At a Glance

Reservations: You can reserve this campground through the National Recreation Reservation System
Area Amenities: Boat ramp, Picnic tables, Toilets
Open Season: 5/27 - 09/20
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Rules and regulations governing occupancy and use in national forest developed recreation sites are enforced. A day-use is charged if you are not camping overnight. During Sockeye fishing season boat launch ramp use is extremely heavy. 
Closest Towns: Concrete, Washington
Water: Water is available for drinking and RV water tank fill-up.
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: No passes honored.
Operated By: concessionaire
Information Center: Mt. Baker Ranger District

General Information

General Notes:

Hosts will be in the campground from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

The paved boat ramp is suitable for launching larger motorboats. A  20-slip boat dock is available for tie-ups. The campground concessionaire charges a day-use fee at this facility if you are not camping overnight.

A cold water outdoor shower is available by the swim beach.

Campground map


From the Mt. Baker Ranger District office in Sedro-Woolley, WA follow State Route 20 east for 16 miles to milepost 82. Turn left (north) on the Baker Lake Highway (Forest Service Road 11). Continue for about 20 miles. Swift Creek Campground is about half-way up the lake just past milepost 20 on the Baker Lake. Entrance to campground is on the right-hand side of the road.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

45 single unit sites; 4 Double unit sites and 1 RV loop site; 2 group sites.

General Info:


Group Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking


Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Scenery


There is one large picnic shelter and one open group picnic area with three tables a piece and one large group BBQ area.

Group Picnicking

There is one large picnic shelter and one open group picnic area with three tables a piece and one large group BBQ area.

Scenic Driving

Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized



Picnic tables: One group picnic shelter; 3 tables in shelter along with 10 additional outdoor picnic sites.
Toilets: Vault Toilets
Boat ramp: a 180 ft. paved boat ramp and a 20-slip boat dock

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