Camp along the shores of blue-green Diablo Lake under the looming, glaciated crags of nearby peaks. Several trails leave right from the campground, including a climb to the top of Thunder Knob, or a stroll along beautiful Thunder Creek. I can’t think of a better campground for families on a summer weekend; there’s an amphitheater and interpretive staff are on hand for family programming.
location: North Cascades National Park, Washington State
map and directions
website | (877) 444-6777
campground type: national park campground
rates: $12 features: 142 sites, Open year-round, but not plowed in winter. Water and flush toilets, but no showers. Bear-proof food storage provided. RVs ok, no hookups. Some walk-in sites, some accessible sites. About half the campsites are reservable.