Mt. Baker Ski Area

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1420 Iowa Street, Bellingham, WA, 98229

Mt. Baker Ski Area is located at the end of State HWY 542 and features a limited number of RV/trailer/camper and van sites.  While the sites are bare-bones, you can wake up in one of the most beautiful mountain areas in North America. 

Open Dates: November 10 to May 3

Last Updated: 10/19/2021


Heather Meadows 30' long x 16' wide - Occupied RV/Van/Camper/Trailer

This site size is 30' x 16' and ALL vehicles and outdoor amenities must fit within this space. If you have a trailer and the TOTAL length of your tow rig and trailer is longer than 30', or if your RV, Van and/or outdoor amenities do not fit within this site, YOU MUST RESERVE A DIFFERENT SITE. There are two other options: - 30' x 24' - detach your tow rig and park next to your trailer, or enjoy extra room next to your RV/Van/Camper. - 50' x 16' - for the long RV or trailer/tow rig combo. *This site is ONLY for an RV, Camper, Van or Trailer with occupant(s) staying in the vehicle overnight at HEATHER MEADOWS. Vehicle in this site may NOT be left unattended overnight. If the vehicle is left unattended overnight it may be deemed abandoned and impounded with a minimum $100 per day release fee.

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Heather Meadows 30' X 16' Occupied RV/Camper/Van/Trailer $5.00 Choose Your Site
White Salmon Occupied RV/Camper/Van/Trailer $5.00 Choose Your Site
Unoccupied Car/Van/Truck White Salmon

This site is reserved for unoccupied car/truck/van that will be left overnight while occupant(s) camp in backcountry ONLY. No overnight camping inside vehicle is allowed in this site.

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Unoccupied car/truck/van White Salmon $5.00 Choose Your Site
Unoccupied Car/Van/Truck Heather Meadows

This site is reserved for unoccupied car/truck/van that will be left overnight at Heather Meadows while occupant(s) camp in backcountry ONLY. No overnight camping inside vehicle is allowed in this site.

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Unoccupied car/truck/van Heather Meadows $5.00 Choose Your Site
50' long x 16' wide Occupied RV/Camper/Van/Trailer - White Salmon

- The site size is 50' x 16' and all vehicles and outdoor amenities must fit within this space. If your vehicle(s) and amenities do not fit in the designated 50' x 16' your reservation will be cancelled and refunded. - This site is ONLY for an RV, Camper, Van or Trailer with occupant(s) staying in the vehicle overnight. Vehicle in this site may NOT be left unattended overnight. If the vehicle is left unattended overnight it will be may be deemed abandoned and impounded with a minimum $100 per day release fee.

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50' x 16' Occupied RV/Camper/Van/Trailer - White Salmon $15.00 Choose Your Site
White Salmon 30' long x 24' wide - Trailer + tow vehicle/RV/Van Occupied

- The site size is 30' x 24' and all vehicles and outdoor amenities must fit within this space. If your rig(s) do not fit in this space, you must change your reservation to a 50' x 16' ft. space. - This site is ONLY for an RV, Camper, Van or Trailer with occupant(s) staying in the vehicle overnight. If the vehicle is left unattended overnight it will be may be deemed abandoned and impounded with a minimum $100 per day release fee.

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White Salmon 30' x 24' Occupied Trailer/RV/Camper/Van $10.00 Choose Your Site
White Salmon 30' long x 16' wide - Occupied

This site size is 30' x 16' and ALL vehicles and outdoor amenities must fit within this space. If you have a trailer and the TOTAL length of your tow rig and trailer is longer than 30', or if your RV, Van and/or outdoor amenities do not fit within this site, YOU MUST RESERVE A DIFFERENT SITE. There are two other options: - 30' x 24' - detach your tow rig and park next to your trailer, or enjoy extra room next to your RV/Van/Camper. - 50' x 16' - for the long RV or trailer/tow rig combo. *This site is ONLY for an RV, Camper, Van or Trailer with occupant(s) staying in the vehicle overnight at WHITE SALMON. Vehicle in this site may NOT be left unattended overnight. If the vehicle is left unattended overnight it will be may be deemed abandoned and impounded with a minimum $100 per day release fee.

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White Salmon 16' x 30' Occupied $5.00 Choose Your Site
Heather Meadows 30' x 24' Occupied Trailer + tow rig / RV/Van/Camper

- The site size is 30' x 24' and all vehicles and outdoor amenities must fit within this space. If your rig(s) do not fit in this space, you must change your reservation to a 50' x 16' ft. space. - This site is ONLY for an RV, Camper, Van or Trailer with occupant(s) staying in the vehicle overnight at HEATHER MEADOWS. If the vehicle is left unattended overnight it will be may be deemed abandoned and impounded with a minimum $100 per day release fee.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Heather Meadows 30' x 24' Occupied Trailer/RV/Camper/Van $10.00 Choose Your Site

FIRES

Fires in designated areas only. Must use fire pit and haul out fire debris. NO FIRES ON ASPHALT

GARBAGE

Monitor and REMOVE your own garbage. Pack it in, pack it out. There are no dumpsters/garbage cans available for overnight parking.

ETIQUETTE

- Quiet time 9pm - 6am; no generators/loud activity - Be considerate of your neighbors, area visitors and ski area personnel - Keep your site clean - No drones - No firearms - No snowmobiles/ATVs

PETS

Clean up after pets, keep pets on leash.

CANCELLATION

Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior first night. Cancellations made within 48 hours of first night will be assessed a $20 cancellation fee.

UTILITIES

All vehicles must be self-contained - no hookups are available.

NO TENT CAMPING

For safety reasons, NO TENT CAMPING is allowed in or adjacent to the parking areas.

ARRIVAL TIME / DEPARTURE TIME

Arrival Time: We highly suggest arriving prior to 8:00 pm if possible. The WSDOT does not plow the highway past 5:30 pm, and there can be a lot of snowfall after that time, so for your safety and ease of driving, we suggest arriving prior to 8:00. - If you arrive during the daytime, please check with a parking lot attendant on best place to park. You may need to park temporarily and then move your rig to a permanent spot after 5:00 pm. Depending on traffic, there may not be a spot available to you prior to check-in time. - If you arrive after 5:00 pm, check with Overnight Parking attendant patrolling the lots, or park in area designated on map. Attendant will come by to check you in. Departure time: no later than 4:30 pm. Be aware that depending on snow conditions, snow removal operations, and/or traffic, you may not be able to leave your site prior to approximately 3:00.  If you have an emergency and need to leave prior to then, please talk to our crew at the Ticket Office admin office.

DESIGNATED PARKING AREAS

Park ONLY in designated areas - see maps below. No parking around lodges or on highway.

ACCESS HOURS

WHITE SALMON PARKING LOT: - Sunday evening - Thursday evening non-holidays: accessible 7am-7pm - gate closes at 7pm and reopens at 7am - Friday evening - Saturday evening and Holidays: accessible 7am-10pm - gate closes at 10pm and reopens at 7am HEATHER MEADOWS PARKING LOT: Accessible 24/7

TRAVEL TRAILERS

Site length is determined by TOTAL LENGTH of trailer and tow rig combined. If total length is longer than 30', you must reserve a wider space to park tow rig next to trailer.

MAXIMUM LENGTH OF STAY

Occupied vehicles: Maximum 7 nights in a row Unoccupied vehicles: Maximum 2 nights in a row.

CARS/TRUCKS

Cars traveling with RV's/Trailers, or traveling separately and staying overnight, must fit within the designated 30' x 16' space. If they do not, you must reserve either a wider space, a longer space, or an additional 20' x 16' space.

SNOW REMOVAL

Depending on snow conditions, you may be required to temporarily move your vehicle(s) to allow for snow plowing. If vehicles are required to temporarily move, we will contact you either by phone or in person between 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Be sure to check your messages each day during this time. - If vehicles are require to move for plowing the next day, they MUST be moved to a cleared spot in the lot the next morning by the designated time. Plowing will be in process usually for a couple of hours. Overnight vehicles must then move back to their previous spot in the overnight zone.







1420 Iowa Street, Bellingham, WA, 98229
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Overall Rating: 4.5


E K

5.0
This was super easy and awesome. I was a little unsure of where to park - I saw the sign for overnight parking but wasn't sure if I was in the right spot. Luckily I must have been since my car was still there in the morning.

Dean Lebens

5.0
Kudos to all the workers & management that make this happen. Spending the night in the camper @ the Mt Baker parking lot & waking to all snow plows, slope groomers, delivery trucks, lodge & facility workers makes for a newfound realization of what an effort & achievement this is! Of course, What a glorious view!!

Mike L

4.0
Friendly staff. Day use people keep crowding in any open slot, so that should be managed. "Overnight Use Only" or something. People would rather shark and cram into a spot then part 20 feet further away from the trail head. ??

Tom Stimach

5.0
Really fun weekend, just happen to be not that crowded. No signs for where to park but looking at the map we were very close. Will do this again.

Laurie Sherman

5.0
We camped (camper) at one of the 2 parking areas for 3 days. Easy to book. The toilets were clean, garbages emptied, sanitizer stocked. The area was quiet until the plows started around 5:30 but they politely didn't plow our end of the lot til 6am.

David Vardy

3.0
Heather Meadows along the rock wall is a good site. Some folks don't adhere to the quiet time rules after 9 P.M. so maybe I wont worry about running my generator later in the night if a bunch of folks are drinking and cussing outside of my camper again while we try to get our 4 small kids to sleep. This isn't necessarily Mt. Baker's fault because I don't know if they have the resources to enforce the rules.

Eric Aker

5.0
It's not a campground, it's a ski resort parking lot. Minus some porta-potties, you need to be self-contained (no pedestals/power), self-servicing, pack-in/-out. We were worried about figuring out where to park because the system has you pick an exact spot online but you can park wherever you want to along the sides. The only services you get are a couple of porte-potties that are shared with the regular day parking lot at the resort, so the conditions of the bathroom fluctuate quite rapidly throughout the day. I guess the other perks are a plowed lot/road and closer access to the lifts. $25/night seems like a lot for what you get but that price appears to be the new norm for ski resort overnight parking this season in WA, so hakuna matata?

Todd Paglia

4.0
Great times at Baker - the camping situation at Heather Meadows is rustic and beautiful. As Mt Baker sees more campers it would be great to see them develop some protocols if possible like no snow cats snowmobiles plows etc going through the area until 6:00 AM. Now that Baker is restricting access to the camping area/Backcountry lot in the morning it seems there is no real need to plow at 5 in the morning. Otherwise it was great.

Ginelle Cousins

5.0
Great times in the Mt Baker parking lot. Easy to find a spot next to our family.

Bryce Phillipy

5.0
Nice camp situation. drove my sprinter van up on Friday night from Bellevue and caught first tracks in the Morning. Friendly employees and skilled Ski Patrol.

Keith Pigott

4.0
We had a great time. The skiing was a little wet because it was raining but the camping was great

David Wilkinson

5.0
Nothing like waking up in the middle of snow capped peeks. We had a great night in our 136 ProMaster, and an even better day on the famous fluff of Mt.Baker!

adam kirby

5.0
Always fun and great atmosphere at Baker for winter camping!

Genet Arden

5.0
We had a great stay. Stephanie Rocks! Beautiful weather and awesome groomers!

David Crabb

4.0
Pit toilets needed paper. No other complaints.

Emanuela Agosta

4.0
The ski ares has set aside the area of the Bagley Lake trail head parking lot adjacent to the East Rock Bank for RVs and other vehicles to park overnight. A spot can be reserved online at https://www.roverpass.com/c/mt-baker-ski-area-bellingham-wa/ (25$ for occupied vehicles and $15 for un-occupied) There are no hook-ups and recreational vehicles must be self-contained. Vehicles must be backed in and there is a maximum length of 30 feet per site. No other overnight parking is allowed anywhere in the vicinities of the ski area (at least in winter). Fires are allowed only in own fire-pits. Only facility is the forest service maintained outhouse on the south end of the parking lot. The lot itself will fill on week-end with resort skiers and other recreationists (back-country skiers, snowshoers heading to the Mount Baker backcountry. The views are amazing and access to resort and backcountry skiing cannot be matched (there are no hotels at the resort). Only cons for us was noise from other campers (we had a very rowdy group camped next to our van) and at 5:30 AM the groomer tractors started parading in the parking lot headed for the slopes so there was no sleep after that. Definitely not the wilderness camping experience but again the ski out of your door experience cannot be matched here!

John Doe

4.0
Mt. Baker is a special mountain. We experienced fresh snow - plenty of it and blue skies - couldnt ask for much more for PNW skiing. Mountain has runs for all and quite a bit of back country skiing. For COVID restrictions they have it well coordinated and lines were minimal for both lifts and lodge. Will be back soon.

Brian Smith

5.0
Great for what it is. No hookups but nice plowed lot, great restrooms and friendly staff

Bob Gunn

5.0
Awesome spot. So grateful to the resort for letting us spend the night up there under the frigid stars. Primitive camping. Bathrooms are great to have, but otherwise plan to be fully self-contained.

Abe Anderson

5.0
Friendly and helpful staff. We saw a rented truck and camper stuck in the snow while going for a walk. The Baker crew had a big tractor towing them out and on our way back we saw they had plowed them a path to their camp spot. Plenty of space in the White Salmon parking lot to spread out if you want some privacy. The views from either lot are stunning.