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Lower Goodell Group Campground Overview

Lower Goodell Creek Campground is comprised of 2 group sites, each with 5 individual areas for tents or small RVs, near the town of Newhalem, along the Skagit River. It is surrounded by forest and is situated on the banks of Goodell Creek. It is private and secluded, yet the town of Newhalem, North Cascades Visitor Center, additional campgrounds, and other amenities are close by. 

Recreation

Multiple recreation opportunities for campers including hiking, fishing and rafting are a short drive or walk away. Short hiking trails can be found at Newhalem Creek Campground. Fishing and rafting access for the Skagit River are available at Goodell Creek Campground. 

Black bears are active in this campground and the surrounding trails. Be aware of your surroundings while hiking, picnicking, and camping. Use the provided bear boxes in your campsite to store coolers, cookware, and other odorants when not in use. If you encounter a bear around the campground or on a trail, inform campground staff or go to the North Cascades Visitor Center and fill out a bear report. 

Facilities

Multiple recreation opportunities for campers including hiking, fishing and rafting are a short drive or walk away. Short hiking trails can be found at Newhalem Creek Campground. Fishing and rafting access for the Skagit River are available at Goodell Creek Campground. 

Black bears are active in this campground and the surrounding trails. Be aware of your surroundings while hiking, picnicking, and camping. Use the provided bear boxes in your campsite to store coolers, cookware, and other odorants when not in use. If you encounter a bear around the campground or on a trail, inform campground staff or go to the North Cascades Visitor Center and fill out a bear report. 

Natural Features

The campground is situated on the banks of Goodell Creek and has a shaded forested canopy with western redcedar, western hemlock, Douglas-fir, wild red huckleberries, and other native shrubs. Nearby is Newhalem Creek and the Skagit River. The river is the largest river that flows into the Puget Sound area and provides critical habitat for all species of Pacific salmon. The river drains cold, clean glacial meltwater from the mountains of British Columbia and northern Washington. Bald eagles return to its shores every winter. 

Nearby Attractions

The North Cascades Visitor Center is nearby and operates seasonally, typically from May to September. Visitors can find the passport stamp, exhibits, park film, gift store, and much more. The town of Newhalem is a short walk from the campsites, there visitors will find a general store and information center operated by Seattle City Light. 

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For facility specific information, please call (360) 854-7200.
Directions to Campground

Lower Goodell Creek Campground is located at mile 120 on State Route 20. From Burlington, WA, drive 60 miles (97 km) east on State Route 20. The west entrance to the park is at milepost 112. From Twisp, WA, drive 82 miles (132 km) west on State Route 20.

This page includes information about Lower Goodell Group Campground in North Cascades National Park | Less than three hours from Seattle, an alpine landscape beckons. Discover communities of life adapted to moisture in the west and recurring fire in the east. Explore jagged peaks crowned by more than 300 glaciers. Listen to cascading waters in forested valleys. Witness a landscape sensitive to the Earth’s changing climate. Help steward the ecological heart of the Cascades. | Washington | https://www.nps.gov/noca/index.htm