It’s time to get the gear ready and make your camping plans.
Most campgrounds in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest opened Friday, although the San Juan and Troublesome Creek campgrounds in the Skykomish Ranger District will not be open until May 31.
It’s usually mid-July after the snow melts before higher elevation campgrounds, such as Corral Pass in the Snoqualmie Ranger District corridor, will be open.
You can find a forest campsite online and check the availability with the campground concessionaire, HooDoo, or contact Rob Ralph for more information at 360-691-1841. To reserve a campground go to the National Recreation Reservation Service, www.fs.fed.us/recreation/.
Local ranger districts and public service centers can provide more information on current trail and road conditions, camping, hiking and access:
- Snoqualmie Ranger District, 425-888-1421.
- Snoqualmie Pass Visitor Information Center, 425-434-6111.
- Mount Baker Ranger District, 360-856-5700.
- Glacier Public Service Center, 360-599-2714.
- Skykomish Ranger District, 360-677-2414.
- Darrington Ranger District, 360-436-1155.
- Verlot Public Service Center, 360-691-7791.