Gorge Lake Campground, Rockport, North Cascades National Park, Washington

Wow, this spot is a beauty. Located at Gorge Lake (which felt more like a river than a lake) within North Cascades National Park, this is an off-the-main-road option. There are several camping options in the park, and this is probably the smallest campgroud. With only eight sites, this is a quiet, intimate place to spend a couple of nights. All but two sites sit on the edge of this lake. There is a very steep drop off at the edge of these sites and I do not recommend coming here with small children due to this. Sites are small and our thirty footer is as big as I would go. Some sites are back in while others are pull off. The small campground loop is dirt as are the site pads. Some sites have designated tent pads, others don't. All sites have a fire pit, bear box, picnic table, and fantastic views from under the canopy of alders and pines. The sound of the water rushing is pleasant to listen to. A small dock and boat launch are within the camp boundary, perfect for launching a kayak or canoe. Just a few steps away is the Sourdough Trail, the Stetattle Creek Trail and Diablo, a small village (no amenities). This is primitive camping and although there are restrooms, there is no campground host, hookups, water spigots or trash dumpsters-you will need to pack out what you pack in. Reservations are available.

Best Sites: 1-6

Poor Sites: 7

Hookups: None

Potable Water: No

Dump Within Facility: No