Brain bender: how do you spell impressive in camping? Colonial Creek Campground. Lounge for days at the base of Colonial Peak or launch your boat off shore (or pier) of Lake Diablo. With over a hundred sites ranging from walk-in to fully accessible, the only thing devilish here is how beautiful it is.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
142 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
No picnic table


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Colonial Creek South Campground.

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Hipcamper Alex
Alex J.
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July 12th, 2016

The hike in sites on the northern loop are incredible! Tons of privacy, right on the creek, and really close to the Thunder Knob trailhead. Beautiful views from the quick hike to the top- worth it to get a good view of the lake.

Walk in site 13View from the Diablo Lake vista
Hipcamper Tara
Tara S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 12th, 2015

We found this campground to be very family friendly, with picnic tables, bear lockers, and fire rings. The water was the coldest we've ever dared to swim in and we were there in July. Bring a wet suit or lots of courage!

Your tent really can be this close to the water.
Hipcamper Catie
Catie B.
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June 29th, 2018

We chose a hike in site on the northern loop and loved it! We liked privacy, and it was still super close to the water. We did a day hike through Heather Maple Pass loop and I would highly recommend it- one of the best hikes in Washington.

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Hipcamper Ash
Ash P.
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April 30th, 2017

Next to Diablo lakes -

Hipcamper Brooke
Brooke L.
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July 16th, 2017

Beautiful campground with sites right next to the water. All the sites have picnic tables, bear boxes and a fire pit. The bathrooms and modern and clean.

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Hipcamper Katie
Katie G.
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August 10th, 2017

Enjoy the nearby hikes of Thunder Knob and Thunder Creek. Be sure to stop at Diablo Lake Vista Point for a beautiful overlook of Diablo Lake.

View from the Diablo Lake Vista Point.
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North Cascades National Park
United States
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48.689° N, 121.096° W
Tent / Van: 142 Sites
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