I personally loved Gorge Lake Campground - North Cascades National Park! This small 8 campsite campground is close to many of the park's attractions, has a creek, and is absolutely beautiful! I could spend a weekend alone just sitting next to a fire and listen to the running water in the creek and come back home rejuvenated!
One thing to keep in mind is that the campgrounds in North Cascades National Park fill up early, typically before noon and especially on the weekends and summer. If you can, plan ahead and make a reservation to guarantee that you will have a spot.
Gorge Lake Campground - North Cascades National Park
The Gorge Lake Campground is located right off the beautiful North Cascades Highway! It is also centrally located to many of the park's attractions including George Creek Falls, the North Cascades Visitor Center, Diablo Lake, Ross Lake, and several of the park's most popular hiking trails.
Normally I do not like staying at a campground near a busy roadway simply because of the road noise but here you have the noise of the water coming down Stetattle Creek that washes out the road noise.
Number of Sites: 8 sites
Location in the park: Located just outside the town of Diablo, north of SR 20 at mile post 126. 20 miles (32 km) east of Marblemount, 67 miles (108 km) west of Winthrop.
Campsite Cost: $20/night for reservations
Reservations: Yes, Reserve sites 3-180 days in advance online at www.recreation.gov or by phone at 1-877-444-6777.
The campground has a Boat Launch.
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48° 42' 56.5663" N
121° 9' 5.5165" W
Pets must be on a maximum 6-foot leash in the campground.
Pick up waste after your pet and put it in a receptacle.
Do not leave pets unattended.
Pets are not allowed on trails in North Cascades National Park.
Pets are allowed on trails Pets are allowed on trails in Ross Lake National Recreation Area and the PCT.
Are campground Reservations Available? Yes
Phone Number? 1-877-444-6777
How Far Ahead can you make a reservation? Reserve sites 3-180 days in advance
Dump Station: No, Dump Stations are available at Newhalem Campground and Colonial Creek Campground.
Bear Boxes: yes
Flush Toilets: No
Firewood: Firewood is available outside of the park. Gathering firewood is prohibited.
Is wifi available? No
Is cellular Phone Service Available? No
Is firewood available for purchase? Firewood is available outside of the park.
Amenities at each campsite:
Restrooms: Vault toilets.
Fire pit in the site? Yes
Picnic Table in the site? Yes
Bear Box in site/area? Yes
Potable Water? No, You will need to bring your own water
RV Camping at Gorge Lake Campground
RV Length: Most sites have a maximum length of 25 feet. Site 7 has a maximum length of 76 feet
Generators: 8 am to 8 pm
How to get to Campground
Located just outside the town of Diablo, north of SR 20 at milepost 126. 20 miles (32 km) east of Marblemount, 67 miles (108 km) west of Winthrop.
The maximum number of people in a campsite: 8 people, 3 tents and 2 vehicles limit per campsite.
The number of cars per campsite: 2
Checkout time: 12 pm
Quiet Hours: 10 pm to 6 am
National Park Sites near North Cascades National Park
Photos of Gorge Lake Campground