Campground in the King County, Washington
NF-5600, North Bend, WA 98045
This campground is located along the Middle Fork of the scenic Snoqualmie River in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Beneath a canopy of towering Douglas fir, cedar and Western hemlock, and located near several hiking trails within a short driving distance, this campground is a perfect site for both individual and small group camping excursions.
Middle Fork Campground offers 39 standard sites, including two group sites. Picnic tables, vault toilets and drinking water are also available.
Hemmed in by several designated wilderness areas, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest showcases rugged peaks, sparkling alpine lakes and old-growth forests. On a clear day visitors will see Mt. Baker, the most prominent feature of the Mt. Baker Wilderness Area. Rising to an elevation of 10,781 feet, the active volcano from which the forest takes its name is perpetually snow-capped and mantled with an extensive network of creeping glaciers. Mt. Baker's summit, Grant Peak, is actually a 1,300-foot-deep mound of ice, which hides a massive volcanic crater. Wildlife in the area include mountain goats, coyotes, pine marten and a variety of migratory birds and native fish.
In addition to being a prime location for hiking, fishing, horseback riding and picnicking in summer and early fall, Middle Fork offers excellent skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months. Approximately 1,500 miles of trails throughout the area can entice any hiker to get outdoors. From smooth paths meandering through deep quiet forests to challenging ascents up boulder-studded mountains, opportunities abound for every skill level. The popular Middle Fork Trail is a 3 mile trail offering visitors a glimpse into the area's diversity. The trail begins by crossing the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River via the Gateway Bridge, then turns upstream and meanders between the river and overhanging cliffs, offering sweeping views of nearby peaks. After climbing away from the river and passing under Stegosaurus Butte, a granite ridge towering over the valley at over 1,000 feet, the trail follows an old logging railroad grade used by pioneers and finally descends back to river level. The Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trail is also used by bicycles and horseback riders. Mountain bikes are allowed on the trail on odd- numbered days of the week. A Recreation Pass is required for each vehicle parked at the trailhead.
LOVED this campground!
My friends and I went here over Memorial Day weekend 2010 and we had a fantastic time.
Plenty of helpful amenities at this site: picnic tables, pit toilets, BBQ grills, drinking water, dumpsters, and plenty of parking. There were group sites as well as regular-sized sites.
Some campsites are set a little close to each other, but we were fortunate to have a site that was in the more wooded area of the campground. We did have a campsite next to us, but the campers were only there half the time we were. It was very quiet and we were close to the bathrooms (though not close enough to see - or smell! - them).
There is some great nearby hiking that we really enjoyed. The trail was easy to get to - signs within the campground pointed the way to the trail. There was also a short nature trail that brought you near to the Taylor River. It was easy to alter course and wander down to the river to check it out.
The area is beautiful and the campground is in an easily accessible area not too far from North Bend.
Unbelievable spot. Quiet and fun of attractions.
Host are awesome people.
We spent 3 nights there after Memorial Day.
There is some Construction going on in some of the trails. However no loud noises very polite workers and easy to get past even with dogs.