Stehekin offers camping in a range of settings, from lakeside sites to quiet roadside camps to backpacking sites.
Most camps are small, primitive sites, and all camping (with the exception of lakeside sites) requires a free backcountry permit, available from the Golden West Visitor Center (509-699-2080, ext. 14).
Lakeside sites do not require a backcountry permit, but private boaters may need to obtain a Federal Dock permit if using one of the docks.
|Area||Camp||# of Sites||Miles from Landing||Elevation (ft)||Group?||Access: (R)oad, (B)oat, (F)oot||Comments|
|Upper||Flat Creek||4||18.8||2300||F||Located across bridge in forest.|
|Mid||Bridge Creek||6||16||2100||Y||F||Stock corral available. Located on the PCT.|
|Lower||Rainbow Bridge||2||4.5||2200||F||2 miles up Rainbow Loop Trail near bridge.|
|High Bridge||High Bridge||2||11||1650||F||Across the bridge from the High Bridge Shuttle stop. On the PCT.|
|Lakeside||Flick Creek||1||n/a||1100||B,f||Camp near Lakeshore Trail.|
|Mid-Valley||Shady||1||14.7||1920||F||Flood damaged. Must access from North.|
|Lakeside||Manly Wham||1||n/a||1100||B||Lakeshore camp near Bridal Veil Falls.|
|Upper Valley||Park Creek||2||18.5||2250||F||Located at Park Creek trailhead|
|High Bridge||Tumwater||2||12||1750||F||Near a thunderous river gorge.|
|Lower Valley||Purple Point||6||0.3||1100||R,B,F||Near boat landing. Treated water and flush toilet.|
|Lower||Harlequin||7||4.4||1200||Y||R,F||Nearest camp to Rainbow Falls and River Trail.|
|Upper||Cottonwood||4||23||2750||F||On the upper Stehekin River along the trail to Cascade Pass.|
|Lakeside||Weaver Point||22||n/a||1100||B,F||Treated water. Across from the Stehekin Landing by boat. Limited moorage.|