Baker Lake Weather Station | Wild Camping

United States

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Last Visited: 5 months ago
GPS: 48.68964, -121.63325
Altitude: 0.0 masl
Place Website:

Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: No
Toilets: No
Big Rig Friendly: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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Description

iOverlander cannot verify if wild camping is permitted at this location. It is your responsibility to verify local laws or obtain consent before staying the night.

This is a million dollar view of Mount Baker and Shuksan from a campsite atop a bolder. It is very exposed. It was calm while we were there, but there is not much shelter if the weather turns. I'm guessing that's why someone placed a solar-powered weather station here.
Bring Firewood. There is none to be found.
Take SR20 to Baker Lake Rd. Then NF1106 to NF1107. Climb for forever. Once you think your transmission, radiator, and suspension can't handle any more climbing, you take a left straight up a smooth rock face and are rewarded with an epic spot. The access road is a steep shot off the left just after a barricaded Rd. There is lots of room for turnaround at the top, but bigger rigs will have trouble making the transition to the last little climb. Its a bumper-ripper.
If you decide to take a hike down the barricaded road, I suggest stopping at the abandoned gravel quarry. The view is nice there. The road continues down for several miles and ends unceremoniously in a recovering clear cut.

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10/10 views of mt baker - incredible spot but a bit of a rough ride up!

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Fantastic little spot. Set up camp in a downpour, complete with lightning and thunder. It’s not actually a weather station, but a wildlife tracking outpost.

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Previous descriptions are accurate, but the initial approach to this site off the NF road is indeed tricky for ANY longer RV and I'd say all on-road trailers.
It has loose rocky traction and a steep approach angle.

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Amazing views and not too hard to get to. Steep but no potholes, should be manageable in most vehicles. 2 bars Verizon. Very quiet. No shade whatsoever so be prepared. Check the weather before staying the night because lightning would be scary up here. Huckelberrys, Salmonberries and Strawberries all around campsite. Highly recommended.

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Updated to say THERE ARE TONS OF HUCKLEBERRIES UP HERE! Also sunset was amazing. 10/10 would recommend.

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Epic views of Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan. Steep approach but wasn't much of a problem for our Chevy Express, no need
for high clearance or 4WD. Very exposed, good to check the weather before coming up here. 1-2 bars Verizon 4G.

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Beautiful view on a quite night accent in is a little tricky but not bad

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First description very accurate. We managed it in our old ford econoline - we weren't sure we'd make it but saw the view and had to try! Luckily it was actually fairly straightforward but we do have some great tyres and enough clearance to make it where some others might struggle. Beautiful views. The only downside were all the bugs, but this spot was actually better than the one down the road in that regard

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Great spot you will need 4x4 low range and some clearance to get to it view is amazing, leave the equipment alone. I’m sure it’s there for a reason! 😉

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This is a million dollar view. Once you think your transmission, radiator, and suspension can't handle any more climbing, you take a left straight up a smooth rock face and are rewarded with an epic spot on top a bolder with a 270-degree view. It is very exposed. Calm while we were there, but there is not much shelter if the weather turns. I'm guessing that's why someone placed a solar-powered weather station here.
Bring Firewood. There is none to be found.
There is lots of room for turnaround at the top, but bigger rigs will have trouble making the transition to the last little climb. Its a bumper-ripper.
Take SR20 to Baker Lake Rd. Then NF1106 to NF1107. Climb for forever. The access road is a steep shot off the left just after a barricaded Rd. If you decide to take a hike down the barricaded road, I suggest stopping at the abandoned gravel quarry. The view is nice there. The road continues down for several miles and ends unceremoniously in a recovering clear cut.

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