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Big Creek Campground - A Guide to Visiting

Nestled within the stunning wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, Big Creek Campground offers visitors a serene and picturesque retreat. Situated in the heart of Mount Rainier National Park, this popular campground is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

Big Creek Campground

Location and Getting There

Big Creek Campground is located in the southwestern region of Washington State, approximately 5 miles south of the town of Ashford. The campground is situated at an elevation of 1,500 feet and is surrounded by towering trees and the crystal-clear waters of Big Creek. Visitors can easily access the campground via Skate Creek Road, a scenic drive that winds through the lush forest (it's closed in winter).

Big Creek Campground: At A Glance

  • Location: Mount Rainier National Park, Washington State

  • Coordinates: 46.7303° N, 121.9104° W

  • Closest Town: Ashford, Washington

  • # of Sites: 64

  • Fee/Price: $20-$22 per night

  • Tents and RVs: Tents & RVs (no bigger than 36')

  • Water & Electricity: Potable water available, no electricity

rainier at night
A beautiful view of Mt. Rainier at night.

Amenities and Facilities

Big Creek Campground offers visitors a range of amenities and facilities to make their stay comfortable and enjoyable. The campground features:

  • 64 campsites (some are tent-only)

  • Fire rings

  • Picnic tables

  • Potable water

  • Vault toilets

  • Trash collection

Narada Falls
Narada Falls is one of the many outdoor attractions near Big Creek Campground.

To Do Nearby

Big Creek Campground is the perfect destination for those seeking outdoor adventure. The nearby Big Creek Trail offers excellent opportunities for hiking and wildlife viewing. The surrounding forest is home to a variety of wildlife species, including black bears, deer, and elk.

One of the most popular hikes in the area is the nearby Comet Falls Trail (which is only 30 minutes away), which offers visitors breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The area is also home to a number of waterfalls, including Comet Falls and Narada Falls.

Comet Falls
Comet Falls near Big Creek Campground

Other Nearby Campgrounds

For those who want to explore more of the area, there are several other campgrounds in the region.

The nearby Cougar Rock Campground offers visitors a range of amenities, including flush toilets and showers.

Another popular campground in the area is the Ohanapecosh Campground, located in Mount Rainier National Park. This campground offers visitors a range of amenities, including flush toilets, showers, and a general store.

Another popular nearby campground that's just south of Mount Rainier. It's often less crowded than the two campgrounds listed above.

White River Campground

Located on the northeast side of Mount Rainier, White River Campground offers stunning views of the mountain and easy access to the White River.

Overall, Big Creek Campground is the perfect destination for those seeking a peaceful retreat in the heart of Mount Rainier National Park. With its stunning natural beauty and range of outdoor activities, this campground offers visitors an unforgettable experience.

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