The best camping near Diablo Lake

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Winedown Camp at Boulder Creek

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · WA
This property is located within a gated cabin community called Cascade River Park Club. Your camping lot is located in a beautiful wooded lot surrounded by trees and vegetation, and a creek that wraps around the property. It includes a large fire pit, 6 Adirondack chairs, a bench overlooking the creek, and a picnic table.
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River Rejuvenation Retreat

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Concrete, WA
Private property as well as private beach Access nestled in the trees with the beautiful woods and an amazing view of the skagit River. Activities include fishing, swimming, river rafting, kayaking, and wild bird watching. Also, we have 3 fire pits available: 1 in ground near the gazebo overlooking on the river 2 portable. Alcohol and marijuana are okay as long as they are used responsibly.
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Cascade River Retreat

18 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Marblemount, WA
50% OFF during off seasons!!! This property is a Native American homestead. We are located in Marblemount, WA along the Cascade river. Every site we have you can hear the river and walk to in less that 5 minutes. There is an amazing rocky beach along the river with the view of mountains all around. We are located 4 minutes from the town of Marblemount were there is 2 gas stations with some food and drink items, propane and a small hardware section year round. Marblemount has 3 restaurants open in the summer. The town also a post office. We are 15 minutes from the North Cascades National Park and an entrance to the Pacific Crest Trail. We offer fire wood ($5.00 a bundle), propane fire pits ($10.00 a night, please request ahead via messaging to Heather ) and in season vegetables (price varies depending). You can pay cash or Venmo on site. Please be aware that we have a Firework show for the 4th of July. We really appreciate your interest in our small homestead.
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Cascade River Escape

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Marblemount, WA
An enchanting glampsite nestled in the gated Cascade River Community of Marblemount, Washington. Located in close proximity to the breathtaking cascade river, the site offers a peaceful retreat amidst nature's wonders, promising an unforgettable experience for outdoor enthusiasts and seekers of tranquility. The site features two charming cabin structures, designed to provide a cozy space for a restful night's sleep. Each cabin is large enough to accommodate a queen mattress which can be provided upon request. A spacious fire pit sits at the heart of the site, serving as the centerpiece of the property. Gather around the crackling flames, share stories, and enjoy a s'more or two. For additional guests, there is an 8' x 8' space in the back of the property for a tent setup. Wake up to the gentle sounds of of the river and embrace the tranquility of your natural surroundings, ready to embark on a day of exploration and adventure. A card key is required to access the Cascade River Community. You can pick up the card key from a lock box in Marblemount. The combination will be provided before your stay. Escape to the captivating beauty of Cascade River Community in Marblemount; reconnect with nature, unwind, and create everlasting memories in this serene haven.
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Silverline Lakeside Resort

89 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Winthrop, WA
Silverline Lakeside Resort is the perfect place to create unforgettable camping memories along the banks of Pearrygin Lake. Our campground offers a wide range of facilities and amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Water enthusiasts will love our range of watercraft available for rent, and our boat launch makes it easy to access the lake. For land-based activities, we have a mini-golf course and a kids' play structure. Our grassy common areas are perfect for picnics, and we have three fishing docks and a swimming beach for those who enjoy water activities. Our campground facilities include restrooms and showers, a dump station, gravel roads, horseshoe pits, boat trailer parking, and Wi-Fi access. We have a 20-acre field away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the park where campers can pick a spot and post up with a tent. All campers have full use of the resort amenities. We also offer a range of amenities at our campsites to ensure your comfort and enjoyment. Our RV sites come with full hook-ups and 5/20/30/50 amp electrical connections. We have gravel RV sites and pull-through sites with angled in/out parking. For those who prefer to be closer to the water, we offer lakeside and creekside sites, and for those who appreciate scenic mountain views, we have mountain-view sites. Our general store is stocked with all the camping essentials, including fishing tackle, RV supplies, firewood, and ice. We also have an onsite restaurant, the Wagon Wheel Kitchen, where you can enjoy delicious food and unlimited pancakes on weekends. If you prefer to dine out, we offer a range of food and drinks. No matter what your camping style or preferences, Silverline Lakeside Resort has amenities that cater to your needs. We aim to ensure that your camping experience is comfortable, relaxing, and unforgettable.
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High Ridge Retreat

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Marblemount, WA
Discover the ultimate camping retreat located inside the gated community of Cascade River Park, nestled in the heart of the Northern Cascades, a haven for nature enthusiasts seeking tranquility and adventure. This property offers an authentic wilderness experience, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of dense forests and rugged peaks. The campsite features a fire pit, perfect for gathering under starlit skies and sharing stories. There are restrooms (Honey Buckets) within a 5 min walk. Just take a left out of the property. Turn left on SW Cascade Dr, and they will be located just down the road on the right-hand side. Water is available at the site. The property can comfortably fit 4 tents. Step outside your tent to explore the mossy forest trails that wind through the cabin community, inviting you to hike, birdwatch, or simply embrace the serenity. A unique feature of this getaway is its escape from modern distractions, offering a digital detox with no cell service. Embrace the opportunity to truly disconnect, fostering connections with nature. Immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of the American Alps, where every moment promises a genuine escape from the hustle of daily life.
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Cascade River Rustic Base Camp

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Marblemount, WA
This property was set up to facilitate car campers, RV campers, tent campers from beginners to experts; everybody will find this spot convenient and enjoyable. Two distinct spaces are leveled, one with a soft dirt pad perfect for tent camping and one of leveled gravel intended for your RV or sprinter van. Hook into water to have it running inside your camper. Gray water disposal is available on site so there's no need to look for another place. Mature trees tower over your nightly campfire. Listen for the funny sounds ravens and crows make talking to each other. Last year, a robin raised her babies in a low stump, letting us all watch them grow. Walk one minute down the road to watch the fish swim in the Little Boulder Creek or find the Cascade River between the trees. Stay alert for hidden waterfalls in every nook and cranny of the park.
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Eldorado Glamping

2 sites · Lodging3 acres · Rockport, WA
Can't get a campsite.....no problem! We have you covered with camping and all the luxury amenities that you normally cannot get. There is running potable water, hot tub, fridge, grill, fire pit and more. Get away from it all and stay in a dome under the stars right at the base of the North Cascades. You would be a 10 minute drive to the Cascade River Road, and two small hiking trails right from the dome itself. Treat yourself to a luxury and private weekend of camping!
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Forest Farmstead

8 sites · Lodging23 acres · Rockport, WA
Our old growth temperate rain forest homestead begins the wild and uncut wilderness that extends 40 miles to the Canadian boarder and beyond just as far. Before us it was part of Cascadian Farm (the organic food brand which still operates a lovely ice cream, esspresso, and berry stand adjacent to us), and before that it was one of the first farms this deep into the Cascade Range supplying food for the crews building the dams. We offer both a yurt and tree house. You will be on our small farm/homestead that is backed up to the Mount Baker National Forest with undisturbed forest all north all the way to the Canadian border to the north, Baker lake to the north west, and to the North Cascades National park to the North east. The Skagit River flows to the south of us. If you like freezing cold glacier water, we'll provide you with a map where you can walk down to the river to cool off at a safe swimming hole.Guests love staying here "Such a glorious and relaxed stay. The yurt really was a palace, it was so spacious and had many thoughtful amenities. We hiked on the mountain, forded a river and played with Hiland cows, all within walking distance of the yurt. I was worried that it would be cold but we were toasty and were even able to cook full course meals. Terry and Erin were the perfect hosts, responsive and yet non-instrusive. Thank you so much for letting us have this experience!"
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Lil Bit O' Heaven

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents3 acres · Marblemount, WA
Welcome to Lil Bit O' Heaven. Located right on the Cascade River, you can be beside the river and enjoy a peaceful moment fishing or hanging out at the communal firepit. Our property is a fantastic location for all to go hiking and explore the Mt Baker Wilderness. If you are looking for a safe, quiet basecamp, this is your best opportunity to take a brake from the craziness of Seattle and nearby cities. September 2023 Update: Air Quality is clear and small fires are allowed
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Eden on the Cape

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Concrete, WA
PLEASE NOTE, only 1 RV/trailer is included in the nightly rate. If you are bringing another RV/trailer please update the number of vehicles accordingly during checkout. It is $50 per night per each extra RV/trailer. The additional vehicle includes up to 6 extra guests. Eden on the Cape is a 1 acre lot nestled along the banks of the Skagit River roughly 3 miles west of Concrete, WA. Whether you seek adventure or a quiet basecamp, this is the place for you. Camping and fishing onsite and adventure everywhere you look. Hiking, biking, kayaking, local shopping, it's all here. We have a well graded camping area complete with power and potable water. Bring your outdoor spirit and we will provide the scenery. The area is noted for the large population of bald eagles so bring binoculars because there is almost always something to see on the river. The Skagit River along with Baker Lake and Shannon Lake (just to the north) are great places for fishing so check the WDFW guide to see what is open. Feel free to reach out with any questions. Thank you.
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Camp Keyser Forest Camp

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Swede Heaven, WA
Camp Keyser is a wooded 5 acre parcel in the mountains, near mountain loop highway - in the center of everything wonderful in the northern cascade mountains. We have one private cabin and 6 campsites. Tent campers will enjoy the lush landscape of a mature forest with sites along the (seasonal) Thirsty Creek. Nearby (3 minute walk), users can contemplate views of Whitehorse Mountain, Jumbo Mountain, Glacier Peak, and Whitechuck Mountain. This part of the Stillaguamish valley and the adjacent Mountain Loop Highway is known for a great selection of hiking trails, at all skill levels. It is perfect hub for all of your outdoor interests. The trailhead for the summit of Whitehorse Mountain is just a mile away, as is Old Mine Road trail (45 minute hike ending in 2 waterfalls). A 15-20 minute walk takes campers to a swimming hole in the cool Stillaguamish river for a dip or a paddle. Even closer is Whitehorse Regional Trail (great for biking, walking and horseback riding) built on the bed of the former BNSF railroad through the North Stillaguamish River Valley, spanning over 27 miles. The nearly level trail meanders through the valley, rewarding visitors with picturesque, landscape views of forests, farmland, streams and rivers, and mountain vistas. Sites have a generous fire pit and access to a Porta-Potty. For bathing I recommend cool dip in the Stillaguamish River. In season there is also fishing, snowshoeing, concerts at the blue grass festival grounds, a rodeo, and so much more.
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The best camping near Diablo Lake guide

Overview

About

Just 2 hours outside of Seattle, tucked away in the North Cascades National Park lies a rare sight, Diablo Lake. Made famous by its stunningly vibrant and clouded turquoise water, Diablo lake gets its unique look from fine rock powder found in the glacial melt. World-class hiking trails and pristine camping aren't the only draws to this natural wonder. The Diablo Dam was once the largest in the world and at 389 ft tall it is a stunning sight to behold. Walk across the dam to get the perfect view of the valley below or take off on one of the many hiking trails to marvel at the scale of the project from its base.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Diablo Lake is during the summer and early fall, when the weather is most favorable and the North Cascades are fully accessible. Winter and spring may present challenges with snow and road closures, making some areas difficult to reach.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast before your trip, as conditions can change rapidly in the North Cascades.
  • No parking pass or entry fee is required for Diablo Lake, making it an accessible destination for all.
  • Be prepared for a moderate to hard hike with an elevation gain of 1,400 feet to reach the highest point at 1,950 feet.
  • Keep safety in mind near steep gorges and waterfalls, especially if traveling with children or pets.
  • Remember to pack out all trash and respect the pristine environment of this cherished natural area.

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