Camping at Shannon National Park, Washington

Camping at Shannon National Park, Washington
Shannon Creek is a campground in the north-central region of Washington; it's located inside Mt. Baker National Forest. Situated next to Baker Lake, the campground is a good destination for those looking to combine a little fishing or boating with a stay in the great outdoors. However, the campground is fairly small, and it's not a major national park facility. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Rules and Regulations

In 2009, the campground was open from May 21 to October 3. While the season will be roughly the same every year, it is subject to change based on area conditions. The campground requires a two-night minimum stay on weekends or a three-night stay on holiday weekends. Reservations are strongly recommended. Pets are permitted if they are kept on a leash. Otherwise, all the standard rules about camping in a National Forest apply. No alcohol is permitted in the campground. Fires are limited to designated areas only, and "leave no trace" standards are to be upheld at all times.

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
(360) 856-5700



The campground has vault toilets, picnic tables and running water. Firewood is available at the campground. There is a boat-launch ramp for getting your boat off the trailer and into the lake. The campsites consist of 19 gravel sites large enough to accommodate an average RV. There are no RV hook-ups at the Shannon Creek facility, however.


The Shannon Creek campground is a good base for boating, including canoes and kayaks, and also fishing in the Baker Lake area. There are Dolly Vardens, Kokanees and four varieties of trout in the local waters. The lake is also suitable for swimming, and there are hiking trails in the immediate area.


Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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