Troop 151

Scouting in (and out) of Seattle

Family Camp

June 21, 2010 By: troop151 Category: Camping, Events

Title: Family Camp
Location: Douglas Fir Campground
Start Date: 2010-06-25
End Date: 2010-06-28

Douglas Fir Campground is adjacent to the North Fork of the Nooksack River. Restrooms are provided, and there is firewood for sale at the campground.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility

  • Accessible Picnic Area
  • Accessible Restroom
  • Comfort Station
  • Firewood


       Hiking Trail



We have campsites 5 & 9 they are located right next to the river. These sites are tent only camp sites. If you are planning on bringing some thing other than a tent please let me know so I can make arrangements.

Getting There:   Mt. Baker Highway just past the town of Glacier. Snowater (Condos) are on the left and then go over the bridge (Nooksack River) and it’s the next driveway on the left.. Campground is directly across the river from Snowater.
Douglas Fir (WA)
From Seattle, Washington, go north on I-5 to Bellingham. Take exit 255 on State Hwy 542. Go past Glacier for 2 miles to the campground.

Douglas-fir Campground

Breathe in the fresh mountain air.  Take notice of the quiet peace of the forest.  Slow down and get away from the busy fast-paced world.  For a few days of simplicity, visit the Douglas Fir Campground beautifully situated alongside the North Fork of the Nooksack River.  The campground was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corp as part of the national project that created many of the trails and parks present today. 

For a dose of outdoor adventure, take nearby Horseshoe Bend Trail offering a winter wonderland of cross-country skiing in the winter and a scenic hike in the spring and summer months.  It’s an easy forest trek along a raging whitewater section of the Nooksack River.  Or maybe some good-old fashioned storytelling around the campfire and evening s’mores are what you seek.  Whatever your desire, come to the forest and enjoy time spent in the great outdoors. 

Local Sites

Nooksack Falls
Glacier, WA

Just a short distance from the highway, travelers can get a peek at one of the most popular falls in the North Cascades. Plunging 88 feet in three separate segments, Nooksack Falls is gorgeous year-round and a favorite destination for photographers.
4.92 miles

Deming, WA

The tiny community of Kendall falls along milepost 23 on the Mount Baker Highway, and a little further than that is Maple Falls, the very quaint Bavarian-style village. It may not be the most exciting town in the state, but it’s a perfect place to getaway.
10.09 miles

Mount Baker Highway
Bellingham, WA

Get to know the beauty of Washington State driving the Mt. Baker Highway. The 24-mile stretch from Glacier to Heather Meadows offers breathtaking beauty not to be missed. Enjoy spectacular scenery from dense rain forests to the rugged peaks of the North Cascades. See stunning Nooksack Falls and grand views of Mt. Shuksan and Mt. Baker. For more information, visit the Mount Baker Highway.

Boyd Creek
Deming, WA Phone: 360-856-5700

Forest Service Nature Watch Description Boyd Creek Interpretive Trail primary viewing focus is on fish – specifically salmon and steelhead. Chinook Salmon arrive late summer and fall, coho salmon arrive fall and mid-winter, and steelhead arrive late winter to early spring.

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Bellingham, WA

From the northern flanks of Mount Rainier National Park to the Canadian border, with peaks named Forbidden, Formidable and Desolation in between, this massive wilderness area includes North Cascade National Park, two volcanoes and a to-do list to please the sedate, active and extreme. For more information, visit Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
1.96 miles 

And Just When you thought you could not have it all>>>>>

North Fork Brewery Pizzeria Beer Shrine and Wedding Chapel

6186 Mount Baker Highway Deming, WA 98244 Phone: 360-599-2337

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