Ranger Creek Airstrip

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

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FR-7184
Enumclaw, WA 98022
425-783-6000

GPS: 47.014, -121.532

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 160
Pad Type: dirt
Elevation: 2608 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

1bars
Verizon 4G
1bars
AT&T 4G
2bars
AT&T Extended
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remember to explore

26 Fleetwood Euroway
2001 Ford Excursion
27 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14

remember to explore would stay here again

“Cool spot but crowded during the weekend”

Reviewed Jul 27, 2017

Overall Rating

During the week the spot is great. Short drive to any northern/eastern part of Mount Rainier NP (the less crowded area) with all the great hikes. It's 35 min to Sunrise visitor center.
You get some Elk visitors, can hike down to the White River or take a longer hike to the waterfall.
It's 35 min to the closest grocery store (closest with decent prices. There is one about 20 min away but 2 gallons of water go for $6. So if you're really desperate....also the resort to the south has a decent emergency grocery supply, reselling Safeway stuff) and laundromat.

During the weekend it gets super.crowded. The first weekend we had a bike race with a couple hundred (?) visitors (at least it felt that way). Start was 7am sharp on Saturday, basically right next to our trailer. At least we convinced them to not put the porta-potties right next to our windows.
The next weekend was business as usual but not less crowded. Personal space was disregarded and I had to extinguish two campfires because some people shouldn't be allowed to camp.

The area is split in two parts: You enter at the dispersed camping sites and then in the back right next to the airstrip there is a small campground. If you don't have the National Park Pass or some other interagency pass you have to pay $5 a night. A camper came by once and checked. There also is one fly-in campsite for the airstrip.

It was decently clean but dusty. Most of the spots give you the choice of dust vs. solar, so choose wisely.

Internet was unusable without a booster.

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Location
Cleanliness
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2bars
AT&T Extended
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Verizon 4G
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Verizon 3G
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Verizon Extended

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


4 reviews
Nightly rate: $5
Days stayed: 20

Bob would stay here again

“Great park”

Reviewed Feb 06, 2015

Overall Rating

Lots of trails. non flush toilet. State airport. Park anywhere you want. Early morning late evening elk wander around. Cut downed wood for fire. Biking, walking, hiking, dogs welcome.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
AT&T 4G
1bars
Sprint 4G
1bars
Verizon 4G

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


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
Pets:
  • pets

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