Early Winters Campground


Early Winters Campground Sign

This forested campground, along Early Winters Creek, is located near the confluence of Early Winters Creek and the Methow River. There are two trails nearby, within 4 miles of this campground: Cedar Creek Trail 476 and Driveway Butte Trail 481.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: For current conditions and water availability, go to: fs.usda.gov/alerts/okawen/alerts-noticesĀ 
Reservations: First Come First Served
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $8/Night for single unit plus $5 per additional vehicle (2 vehicles per site maximum) 2 tents or 1 tent and 1 RV maximum per site
Open Season: April
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: summer
Busiest Season: summer
Restrictions: Maximum stay limit is 14 days. Before fishing, check Washington State Fishing Regulations, as Early Winters Creek is closed to fishing. 
Closest Towns: Mazama, WA
Water: See link above in Current Conditions for availability.
Restroom: Vault Toilet Wheelchair Accessible
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Great views of Goat Wall. Town of Mazama nearby. Campsites on north and south sides of Highway 20. Maximum site length is 32 feet. Trash receptacles provided.

General Information


Vault Toilet Wheelchair Accessible


Located on North Cascades National Scenic Highway 20. Drive west from Winthrop on Highway 20 for 15 miles to Early Winters Campground. There are campsites on both the south side of the Highway 20 and on the north side of the Highway 20.

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Camping & Cabins

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Interpretive Site information bulletin board
Camping trailer Some sites length is 32 ft. max
Picnic tables at each site
Tent camping tent sites available
Toilets vault toilets
Fee charged for some activities Camping fee
Accessible accessible toilets
Drinking water On during summer months
Areas & Activities


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Hiking with Dogs

Hiking with Dogs

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Going Number 1 & 2 in the Forest

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Fire Danger

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Wheelchair at Washington Pass Viewpoint

Wheelchair Accessible Trails

Bear Warning


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