Description

Ashland Lakes Trail Dispersed Camp could be a great way to intro your friend to an easy to moderate backpacking/overnight camp sesh. To find this hidden gem, follow an old roadbed 2.7 miles to Beaver Plant Lake, a sensitive wetland of sphagnum bog and peat (sounds mystical, doesn’t it?). The right fork continues past the junction with the abandoned and unmaintained Bald Continue reading...
Ashland Lakes Trail Dispersed Camp could be a great way to intro your friend to an easy to moderate backpacking/overnight camp sesh. To find this hidden gem, follow an old roadbed 2.7 miles to Beaver Plant Lake, a sensitive wetland of sphagnum bog and peat (sounds mystical, doesn’t it?). The right fork continues past the junction with the abandoned and unmaintained Bald Mountain Trail to Upper Ashland Lake and Lower Ashland Lake; larger and deeper lakes are found at the headwaters of Wilson Creek. Here, you’ll find the dispersed camping you were looking for! Not too bad of a trek, eh? The entire journey should clock in around 3.5 miles, and just past lower Ashland Lakes the trail is washed out and becomes difficult, at times hazardous with cliffs below. Watch your step!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
2
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to people per site
Pets allowed
No picnic table

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Ashland Lakes Trail Dispersed Camp.

Cave
Forest
Hot spring
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Jacob
Jacob R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 25th, 2015

Also, since it's a very short hike, there are no crowds. However, it's right next to a very crowded Lake 22. So you can hike 22 and stay at Ashland.

Hipcamper Jacob
Jacob R.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 25th, 2015

Even though it's nestled in national forest, Ashland is considered the crown jewel of the state's Department of Fish and Wildlife managed lands. This means Discover Passes are required and Forest Passes are not accepted.

Hipcamper Kacie
Kacie G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
February 6th, 2018

The perfect place to escape from the city for the night. A series of lakes greets you after a quick hike through the woods. Can be done as a day hike, but I recommend bringing a tent and utilizing the raised tent platforms at the end of the lakes. Great little overnight trip!

Ashland Lakes Trail Dispersed CampAshland Lakes Trail Dispersed CampRaised tent platforms tucked into the trees. Lake is to the left.Boardwalk around Beaver Plant Lake, on the way down to Ashland Lakes.
Hipcamper Kacie G.
recommends this listing.
February 6th, 2018
Park
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forests
State
Washington
Phone Number
(425) 783-6000
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
48.031° N, 121.723° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 2 Sites
(Up to people per site)