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Colonial Creek Campground - Stehekin Valley Trail

Open today: 08:00 - 16:30
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Thunder Knob Trail - Good Hike

Well, Rats. TripAdvisor doesn't have a separate review of the Thunder Knob Trail. Maybe because it... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wonderful mountain setting, beautiful lake, noisy traffic

Colonial Creek Campground is situated on the North Cascades Highway, on Diablo Lake. It is a... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Snohomish, Washington
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This moderate-to-strenuous hiking trail climbs up to an elevation of 6,040 feet, which weaves through old growth forest in the first ten miles.
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

Well, Rats. TripAdvisor doesn't have a separate review of the Thunder Knob Trail. Maybe because it begins at the end of the Colonial Campground. That's a shame. Great hike. The trailhead is at the end of the campground. Initially, it goes over a very rocky...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Colonial Creek Campground is situated on the North Cascades Highway, on Diablo Lake. It is a wonderful mountain setting, along with the blue waters of the lake. Unfortunately, too many cars and large trucks rumble through at all hours of the day and night, making...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ALFriedman
Reviewed 31 May 2018

We booked a walk in campsite for a weekend last August, wanting an experience one level up in ruggedness vs. regular car camping. The campground is very nice, and the walk in sites appeared more spacious than the regular sites in the south loop. However,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We were driving through the North Cascades and decided to stop at The Colonial Creek Campground for a picnic and a swim. What a beautiful place! Gorgeous view, great little beach area and perfect water temperature. Highly recommend stopping if you are nearby.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We've done a quick stop here for a "stretch and look" several times heading to the Methow Valley and I finally had a chance to camp here recently for just one night. The natural beauty of the water and mountains and trees is amazing. The...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank maw
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We recently traveled around the USA, starting in San Diego and heading to Washington, all the way to Maine, down to Florida and back to California with many stops in between and this campsite stands out to us the most! The beauty is unreal! The...More

Date of experience: June 2016
4  Thank sandiegogirl79
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Camp is very clean and well maintained. Hiking into the old growth forrest on well marked trails was a joy. I will return.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank davidphilio
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We woke up on a Saturday morning and, after a quick packing job, were on the road to CCC. I was worried about the no reservation policy but we were able to get a spot pretty quickly. I only wish I'd driven faster to secure...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Mike W
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights in late August camping in a Westfalia. We were really bummed by this campground as we had high expectations. Three main annoyances. 1) the spots are really tight and the lakefront ones are stacked such that they overlap in kind of...More

Date of experience: August 2016
4  Thank somemoore
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful campground. But you can't make reservations here it is first come first serve. We went up on Thursday hoping to get a spot. The campground was already full as where all the other campgrounds around. We ended up going home as...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank Pat D
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