Recreation


Mount Baker

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Current Recreation Conditions

Area Name Status Area Conditions
Anderson Creek Sno-Park None None Open during the winter months. Sno-Park permits are required November 1 through April 30, or as signed.
Annette Lake Trail 1019 Temporarily Closed Temporarily Closed Trail closed for maintenance Mon-Thurs through August.
Annette Lake Trailhead Temporarily Closed Temporarily Closed Annette Trail closed Mon-Thur during August. Discovery Loop remains open.
Artist Point Trailhead Closed Closed
Artist Ridge Trail #669 Open Open
Asahel Curtis Picnic Area Open Open
Austin Pass Picnic Area Open Open
Bagley Lakes Trailhead Open Open No camping May 15 - November 15
Baker Lake Trailhead Open Open Be aware of increased bear activity.
Baker River Trail 606 Open Open
Baker River Trailhead Open Open
Bald Eagle Trailhead Open Open Current Conditions
Barclay Lake Trailhead Open Open
Barclay Lake Winter Sports Area Closed Closed Closed for the season.
Bare Mountain Trailhead Open Open Primitive Trail
Barlow Pass Trailhead Open Open Trailhead parking for access to Monte Cristo area trails. Current Conditions
Bayview Campground Open Open
Beaver Creek Group Campground Open Open
Beckler River Campground Open Open
Bedal Campground Open Open
Bedal Creek Trailhead Open Open Current Conditions
Big Four Picnic Area Open Open
Blanca Lake Trailhead Open Open Clear
Blue Lake Trail 604 Unreachable Unreachable
Blue Lake/Dock Butte Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable Snow
Boardman Creek Group Campground Open Open
Boulder Creek Campground Open Open
Boulder Lake Trailhead Open Open Damaged from 2022 Suiattle area fires. Current Conditions
Boulder Ridge Trailhead Open Open Primitive Trail
Buck Creek Campground Open Open Visit recreation.gov for reservations and more information
Canyon Creek Sno-Park Closed Closed Open during the winter months. Sno-Park permits are required November 1 through April 30, or as signed.
Church Mountain Trailhead Open Open SUV or high clearance vehicles recommended on rough road to trailhead
Clear Creek Campground Open Open
Coal Creek Group Campground Open Open
Dalles Campground Open Open For availability visit recreation.gov
Damfino Lakes Trail 625 Open Open
Damfino Lakes Trailhead Open Open Snow
Deception Creek Trailhead Open Open Clear
Deception Falls Picnic Area Open Open
Denny Creek Campground Open Open Closed for 2023
Denny Creek Trailhead Open Open
Dick Sperry Picnic Area Open Open
Dickerman Mountain/Perry Creek Trailhead Open Open Current Conditions
Douglas Fir Campground Open Open
Downey Creek Trailhead Open Open Current Conditions
Elliot Creek/Goat Lake Trailhead Open Open Current Conditions
Esswine Group Campground Open Open
Evans Creek Campground Open Open $5.00 per day.  Northwest Forest Pass or the interagency pass can be used for payment.
Evans Creek Picnic Area Open Open
Evans Creek Trailhead Open Open
Excelsior Pass Trailhead Open Open
Fire and Ice Trail #684.2 Open Open
Fire and Ice Trailhead Open Open
Foss/Tonga Winter Sports Area Closed Closed Closed for the season.
Franklin Falls Trailhead Open Open Construction 2023
Glacier Creek Sno-Park Closed Closed Open during the winter months. Sno-Park permits are required November 1 through April 30, or as signed.
Goat Mountain Trail 673 Open Open
Goat Mountain Trailhead Open Open Snow
Gold Basin Campground Closed Closed
Green Mountain Trailhead Open Open Current Conditions
Greenwater Lakes Trailhead Open Open Limited Access
Hannegan Trailhead Open Open Limited access for larger vehicles due to flood damamge.
Hemple Creek Picnic Area Open Open
Hidden Lake Lookout None None
Hidden Lake Trail 745 Open Open
Horseshoe Bend Trail #687 Open Open Alert** November floods have caused significant trail damage. Unmarked bank erosion and landslide hazards exist beyond mile 0.1.  
Horseshoe Cove Campground Open Open
Huckleberry Mountain Trailhead Open Open Current Conditions
Ice Caves Trailhead Open Open The "Ice Caves" are the bottom of an avalanche zone. The avalanche debris melts out during summer to form the "caves", which typically do not become visible until mid July.
Ira Spring Trailhead Open Open
Iron Goat/Martin Creek Trailhead Open Open
Johnson Ridge Trailhead Open Open Snow
Kendall Peak Lakes Trail 1344 Open Open Trailhead access Rd FS9090 repairs slated for Summer 2023
Lake Ann Trail #600 Open Open
Lake Ann Trailhead Temporarily Closed Temporarily Closed Snow
Lake Keechelus Boating Site and Picnic Area Closed Closed
Lake Serene Trailhead Open Open
Lake Twenty Two Trailhead Open Open Recreation Pass required. Current Conditions Lake 22 will be closed July 10th - October 10th 2024
Lookout Mountain Lookout Open Open
Lost Creek Ridge Trailhead Open Open Current Conditions
Lower Gold Creek Basin Winter Sports Area Closed Closed Closed for the season.
Marble Creek Campground Open Open
Meadow Creek Trailhead Open Open Clear
Meadow Mountain Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable Inaccessible via vehicle due to total road failure on road 23. Current Conditions
Middle Fork Campground Open Open ...
Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trailhead Open Open
Middle Fork Trail 1003 Open Open
Miller River Group Campground Open Open
Miller River/Money Creek Winter Sports Area Closed Closed Closed for the season.
Mineral Park Campground Open Open
Money Creek Campground Open Open
Mount Margaret Winter Sports Area Closed Closed Closed for the season.
Mt. Baker Highway (SR 542) Open Open
Mt. Baker National Recreation Area Open Open
Necklace Valley Trailhead Open Open Clear
Nooksack Cirque Trail #750 Open Open
Nooksack Cirque Trailhead Open Open
North Fork Sauk Falls Trail 660 Open Open Current Conditions
North Fork Sauk Trailhead Open Open Current Conditions
North Fork Skykomish Trailhead Open Open Clear
Pacific Crest - Snoqualmie North Trailhead Open Open
Pacific Crest - Stevens North Trailhead Not Cleared Not Cleared Snow
Panorama Dome Trailhead Open Open
Panorama Point Campground Open Open
Park Butte Trail 603 Open Open
Park Butte Trailhead Open Open
Park Creek Campground Open Open
Picture Lake Path Open Open
Picture Lake Path Trailhead Open Open
Pratt Lake Trailhead Open Open
Ranger Creek Trail 1197 Open Open Snow Covered
Ranger Creek Trailhead Open Open Snow Covered
Red Bridge Campground Open Open
Ridley Creek Trailhead Open Open Limited Access
Salmon Ridge Sno-Park Open Open Open during the winter months. Sno-Park permits are required November 1 through April 30, or as signed.
San Juan Campground Open Open
Segelson Creek Sno-Park None None Open during the winter months. Sno-Park permits are required November 1 through April 30, or as signed.
Shadow of the Sentinels Interpretive Site Open Open
Shannon Creek Campground Open Open
Shannon Ridge Trail 742 Open Open
Shannon Ridge Trailhead Open Open
Silver Fir Campground Open Open
Silver Springs Campground Open Open For Availability visit recreation.gov
Skookum Flats - North Trailhead Open Open
Skyline Divide Trail 678 Unreachable Unreachable
Skyline Divide Trailhead Unreachable Unreachable
Snoqualmie Lake Trailhead Open Open
Snow Lake Trail 1013 Open Open
Snow Lake Trailhead Open Open
Suiattle River Road - Forest Service Road 26 Open Open Current Conditions
Suiattle River Trailhead Open Open Current Conditions
Sulphur Creek Campground Open Open Visit recreation.gov for reservations and more information.
Summit Lake Trail 1177 Open Open
Summit Lake Trailhead Open Open
Sunrise Mine Trailhead Open Open Current Conditions
Suntop Picnic Site Open Open The gate is closed one mile from the picnic site, but walk-ins are allowed.
Suntop Trail 1183 Open Open
Suntop Trailhead Open Open
Surprise Creek Trailhead Not Cleared Not Cleared Snow
Swift Creek Campground Open Open
Swift Creek Trail 607 Open Open
Swift Creek Trailhead Open Open
Talapus Lake Trailhead Open Open
Tinkham Campground Open Open For Availability visit recreation.gov
Tomyhoi/Yellow Aster Butte Trailhead Open Open
Tonga Ridge Trailhead Not Cleared Not Cleared Snow
Troublesome Creek Campground Open Open
Tulalip Mill Site Group Campground Open Open
Turlo Campground Open Open
Twin Lakes Trailhead Open Open
Verlot Campground Open Open
Watson Lakes Trailhead Open Open Snow
Wellington Trailhead Open Open
West Fork Foss Lakes Trailhead Not Cleared Not Cleared Limited Access
White Chuck Bench Trail 731 Open Open Only accessible from western trailhead due to total road failure at mile 4 on road 23. Current Conditions
White Chuck Overlook Picnic Area Open Open
Wiley Creek Group Campground Open Open