Colonial Creek Campground

North Cascades National Park

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North Cascades Hwy.
Rockport, WA 98283
360-854-7200
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GPS: 48.6902, -121.0979

Last Price Paid: $16
Number of Sites: 142
Pad Type: gravel
Open Seasonally: May-Sept.
Elevation: 1306 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Mike S
Spokane, WA
16 Charmac Cargo Trailer Conversion
27 reviews
Nightly rate: $16
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 154
“Quiet and cozy wooded campground.”

Reviewed Aug 16, 2015

Overall Rating

We stayed one night at Colonial Creek Campground while on our way through the North Cascades to Bellingham. The campground is located at the base of a hill on the shore of Diablo Lake. It's moderately hilly and densely wooded throughout the campground. Even with the campground almost full, we found our site to be quiet and somewhat private. There are very few if any waterfront sites, but there's a boat launch for small boats. And there are abundant hiking trails throughout the area. We did a 5 mile hike from the campground to Thunder Knob. A lookout point on top overlooks Diablo Lake.

The sites are usually small and aren't all perfectly level. Larger RV's will be challenged to find a good spot. It worked great for our 16 foot trailer. The campground is first come, first served. So it could be iffy if you arrive on a busy weekend. No hook-ups. No cell service (like anywhere in the North Cascades Park).

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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asolojourner

27 Airstream International CCD Signature Series
2010 Chevrolet Silverado
21 reviews
Nightly rate: $12
Days stayed: 1

asolojourner would stay here again

“Great locations on Diablo Lake and Colonial Creek”

Reviewed Aug 31, 2014

Overall Rating

This campground is more popular than Goodall Creek and Newhalem to the west. Typical national park setup, but sites are on hilly ground, and many are very unlevel or too small for larger RVs. Some of the roads are a bit tight — OK for my 27' Airstream, but big rigs will make it but be challenged. There are plenty that will work, but your options will be limited if you arrive on a weekend in summer.

The campground is split by the highway. Both campgrounds are adjacent to the lake, but boat launch access is on the north side of the highway, and there are a few sites on the north side that are on the lake and would take an RV. Most of the lakeside sites are accessible to tent campers only, though.

I stayed on the south side, where there is still direct lake access, but it's rougher. You could get tubes or kayaks launched on this side, but I still chose to take my kayak across the highway. There are a few sites by the lake on this side, but the view is very filtered by trees. There are several sites right next to Goodall Creek. I chose one of these and was accompanied by the sound of rushing water all night. I think there might be some highway noise at sites close to the highway, but the river sites completely drown that out.

Absolutely no cell service. Dry camping. Though there's a bit more sky showing through the trees in this campground compared to Goodall Creek, still not a place to rely on getting a whole lot out of solar.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • recycle
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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