War Creek Trailhead

  

Provides access to: War Creek Trail #408 within Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness. Trail enteres Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. The trail travels through a forested area which becomes thinner as you travel up the trail. This trail is a historic route that follows War Creek to a high pass that leads into the North Cascades Park Recreation area. A North Cascades National Park backcounty permit is required to camp in the recreation area. The trail has a wonderful view of the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Mountain range from the pass.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current conditions information
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees A Recreation Pass is required. ($5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass can be purchased from a self-pay station provided at the Twisp River Horse Camp or at Gilbert trailhead). 
Permit Info: Wilderness permit not required.  Note: Permit required year round for all overnight stays in the backcountry of North Cascades National Park.
Open Season: Mid July
Usage: Light
Best Season: summer
Busiest Season: summer
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply. Certified weed-free hay required on national forest lands (processed grain okay).
Closest Towns: Twisp, WA
Water: No drinking water
Restroom: Pit toilet (1)
Passes:   A Recreation Pass is required. ($5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass can be purchased from a self-pay station provided at the Twisp River Horse Camp or at Gilbert trailhead). 
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District, 24 West Chewuch Road, Winthrop, WA 98862  509-996-4000

General Information

Directions:

From Twisp, drive west on Twisp River Road (county road #9114), in about 10 miles turn left onto Buttermilk Creek Road (county road 1090) which crosses a bridge across Twisp River, follow the road to the right West Buttermilk Creek Road onto road that becomes Forest Service Road #4420. Drive about 4 miles to junction with  Forest Service Road #4430, continue straight on 4430 and turn left onto War Creek Trailhead Road #4430-100 road and travel about 1.5 miles to the trailhead.

 


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Amenities

Picnic tables
Interpretive Site
Toilets vault toilets
Parking
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
9.3 miles

  Latitude : 
48.358341

  Longitude : 
-120.416583

 

Practice Physical Distancing

Recreate Responsibly


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Going Number 1 & 2 in the Forest


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Fire Danger


Recreation App Available

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No Drone Zone sign

No Drones in Wilderness Areas


Wheelchair at Washington Pass Viewpoint

Wheelchair Accessible Trails


Enchantments Permit Information [link]

Enchantments Permit Information


Okanogan-Wenatchee NF vicinity map

Forest general vicinity map Link opens in a Pdf Document


Outdoor Essentials poster

Outdoor Essentials Link opens in a Pdf Document


Outdoor Essentials poster

Outdoor Essentials in Spanish Link opens in a Pdf Document


Outdoor Essentials poster

Outdoor Essentials in Russian Link opens in a Pdf Document

 



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