Campground Review: Newhalem Creek Campground

“Beautiful National Park Campground; Nestled in the Forest!”

Newhalem Creek Campground

Newhalem Creek Campground

We stayed at Newhalem Creek Campground the end of June 2018 🙂 This National Park campground is nestled in the forest and feels very remote even though it isn’t. Walking distance to the visitors center and a short drive into the small town of Newhalem.

Newhalem Creek Campground, WA

North Cascades National Park is a beauty in itself and its worth staying right in the National Park Campground. You are just miles from some of the most beautiful lake and mountain scenery we’ve ever seen.

North Cascades National Park

Make sure you bring supplies with you; the small store in Newhalem is very pricey. They have very few supplies, but the closest “real” store is 45 minutes away.

National Park Campground

Only downside to this park, I would mention, is that the campground roads are very narrow. Because of that we had some issues backing in our fiver. Although the site was plenty deep the narrow road made it difficult to back in with the “swing” of the truck and fiver.

If you have a longer rig, ours is 38′, try to reserve a pull through site. The site across from us would have been perfect, It was about 80 or so feet long however, a 20 foot travel trailer was parked in it. Whatever you do, don’t do that; don’t reserve a 80 ft spot for a 20′ rig, unless there is no other choice. LOL

Would we stay again?

This campground was quiet and rustic! We would definitely stay again if in the area. Also, don’t miss the short hike to the falls behind the powerhouse in Newhalem. You can walk right along the river through the forest to one amazing waterfall.

Nightly Cost: The nightly rate of $8 per night is half off using our National Park access pass. Normal rate is $16 per night 🙂
Days Stayed: 4
Hookups: No Hookups, clean restrooms, trash service, waste dump and fresh water.
Reservations: Yes
Pad Type: Asphalt
Pets:  Allowed on Leash
Open Seasonally: May-Sept.

WIFI:  Verizon and AT&T were strong with T-Mobile being the weakest. We were able to work using either Verizon or AT&T.

*This is our review/opinions of our stay at Newhalem Creek Campground.*

You can find all of our Campground Reviews here on our 2018 Campground Reviews page along with a map of the places we have stayed.


Newhalem Creek Campground, North Cascades National Park

GPS: 48.6706, -121.2607