Klipchuck Campground, WA - 2013

Top Photo: Looking towards North Cascades National Park from the south.

Getting to Klipchuck Campground, just east of North Cascades National Park, early in the day had its advantage: we pretty much had our choice of campsites.

Short drive day, only 114 miles. Not many miles, but the scenery has definitely changed.

Klipchuck Campground - Forest Service Campground - Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, near Mazama. WA: Site #28 (46 RV sites total) - This site has: water nearby. Campground Notes: vault toilets • dump not station available • creek access • trails from campground • trails nearby • 2,900’ elevation. August 27th - September 4th. Miles driven: 114. Overall Experience Smile

• Spacious sites.
• Conveniently located to lots of good hiking trails.
• Met a couple of RVers that have remained friends over the years.
• No dump station.

campsite Our campsite.

Boundry Sign for North Cascades Boundry sign for North Cascades National Park.

Local Flavor – Area Businesses We Enjoyed & Recommend
The Mazama Store, Mazama, WA A fun place with a nice selection of goods. There's also a beer garden that serves food. Great people-watching opportunities.
Old Schoolhouse Brewery, Winthrop, WA An enjoyable place to have lunch & a few brewskis on their patio next to the river.

The Mazama Store The Mazama Store

Old Schoolhouse Brewery Old Schoolhouse Brewery, Winthrop, WA

Located in the heart of the North Cascades, Klipchuck Campground is a perfect getaway for nature lovers. Situated near Mazama, WA and just off Highway 20, this secluded campground provides easy access to a variety of natural attractions.

A Tranquil Retreat

Klipchuck Campground is nestled beside Early Winters Creek, a pristine waterway that meanders through the forest. The campground features spacious and level campsites, ideal for both tents and RVs. Surrounded by towering trees, visitors can enjoy the peaceful ambiance and gentle sounds of the creek.

Charming Mazama

Only a short distance from the campground lies the town of Mazama, offering a delightful escape from city life. This small community is renowned for its breathtaking surroundings, with the Methow Valley and the North Cascades as its backdrop. Explore local boutiques and eateries, or take a trip to nearby attractions like Pearrygin Lake State Park and the Twisp River.

Outdoor Exploration

For those seeking adventure in nature, Klipchuck Campground is an excellent starting point. The nearby Early Winters Trail #522 begins right at the campground, providing an easy route for a scenic hike along the creek. Moreover, this campground serves as a convenient base camp for exploring popular destinations such as Washington Pass and the Mazama area in the North Cascades.

A Hidden Gem

Whether you desire a tranquil environment to unwind or an opportunity for outdoor exploration, Klipchuck Campground and the surrounding Mazama area have it all. With its stunning landscapes, abundant recreational activities, and charming small-town vibe, this part of Washington is truly a hidden treasure worth discovering.

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