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Colonial Creek Campground - Stehekin Valley Trail

Address: North Cascades National Park, WA
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This moderate-to-strenuous hiking trail climbs up to an elevation of 6,040 feet, which weaves...
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: This moderate-to-strenuous hiking trail climbs up to an elevation of 6,040 feet, which weaves through old growth forest in the first ten miles.
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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a first come, first served campground. You pull in, find an empty site that you like, set up and then go pay for your spot. It also happens that there are sites on both sides of the main highway. We chose a spot on the opposite of the "main" area to pull into and instantly knew we had... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Not too far from Seattle. Off hwy 20. No reservation, arrive early, recommend 09-10 during high season, as most campers leave park around 08-10 am. Even that, many riverfront camping spots will be taken by long term campers. There are "designated & reserved" spaces for handicapped. There are walk-in tent sites along riverfront close to the park entrance, but less... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Peace and quiet, excellent kayaking on Diablo Lake, hiking, fires at night with roasted marshmallows, good wine and a night in the tent with the one you love.

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Camano Island, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

What a beautiful place. No reservation accepted $12 to camp right at the waters edge. Tons of wild life, and hiking trails. The water is very cold year round. Bear boxes at most sites. Camping is close together by the lake but they have many walk in sites just off the road that are very private. Flush toilets are clean... More 

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WA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was the first time we tried a "no reservation" campground and are kicking ourselves we didn't do it earlier. With all sorts of kids stuff going on we don't tend to plan camping weekends out too far in advance and due to only going to State park or KOA types in the past that often meant we didn't get... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Have just been over to visit relatives in Seattle and wanted to see some nature. We were advised to go to Olympic and Cascades - have to say the Cascades won, hands down! 4 days camping at Colonial Creek was a great base from which to explore. We bagged a lakeside site in the mid afternoon just before July 4... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We stayed at a lakefront site at the end of June and these sites were mostly empty and extremely beautiful. They look out over Lake Diablo which has many birds that make it home. It was only $12/night. There are no showers in tNorth Cascades Park, so you will need to travel outside the park to find some. We stopped... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

This campground is a bargain. A campsite costs only 12 dollars and they come with fantastic views. Mountains and green shrubbery surround you.

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We wanted to get away for a while without going very far, so we decided to go Rain Camping. If you're not familiar, Rain Camping is where you look at the forecast, see that 2 - 5 inches of rain are predicted for the area you want to go in the time you think you'll be there, and you decide... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Colonial Creek Campground is a great place for a family camping trip. We are backpackers but sometimes you just want it to be easy and our friends don't backpack. We had 3 kids ages 10, 9, and 6 who loved the Jr. Ranger program and received a North Cascades patch for participating in the 1 1/2 hour program. The Rangers... More 

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