Beaver Creek Campground
Beaver Creek campground is a popular group camp situated along the Stillaguamish River, with a spectacular view of Big Four Mountain. Visitors traversing the scenic Mountain Loop Road through Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest will find the campground about 12 miles east of the Verlot Public Service Center, just past the small town of Silverton, Washington. Fairly flat, surrounded by stands of old-growth forest and located near the bubbling Beaver Creek, this site is ideal for small group or family camping excursions.
In addition to being a prime location for hiking, fishing, picnicking and horseback riding in summer and early fall, Beaver Creek offers excellent skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months. Hikers may want to explore the nearby Big Four Ice Caves Trail off of the Mountain Loop Highway. The trail ends with a view of the ice fields and the immense north face of the 6,153 foot Big Four Mountain. The caves are exposed during August and remain visible through October. The nearby Gold Basin Mill Pond interpretive trail is also accessible from the campground. This interpretive site includes a short, barrier-free trail that passes by mill relics and ends on a floating viewpoint looking across the old millpond. Interpretive signs discuss the history of the mill and the wildlife in the area. The trail is located directly across from the Gold Basin Campground.
Located in the majestic Cascade region of Washington, the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest offers visitors the chance to explore the region's rugged peaks, scenic rivers and dense forest and wilderness areas. Old-growth forests of cedar, fir and hemlock line the wide, gently-flowing Stillaguamish River and tower over trails of moss-covered boulders. On a clear day visitors can spot Mt. Baker, the most prominent feature of the Wilderness Area. Rising to 10,781 feet, the active volcano is perpetually snow-capped and mantled with an extensive network of creeping glaciers. Mt. Baker's summit, Grant Peak, is actually a 1,300-foot-deep mound of ice, which hides a massive volcanic crater. The diverse forest provides an excellent habitat for a variety of wildlife. In addition to being home for a multitude of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, the area sustains more rare species such as lynx, moose, wolves, and wolverine. Grizzly bear sightings have been confirmed in the Cascade region, though black bears are more common.
- Bike Riding
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Watching
This is a NO WATER facility so campers will need to bring their own supply.
This facility is pet friendly so long as animals are picked up after and kept on their leashes.
Prevent the spread of invasive species by inspecting and cleaning packs, equipment and tires before using lake or trails.
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Group Camp gates are opened the morning of incoming reservations. If any assistance is required please visit the camp hosts at the nearby Verlot Campground at milepost 11 on the Mtn. Loop Highway where water and firewood are also available.
Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.
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