|Baker Lake Road Area Campgrounds:||Bayview North Group||Bayview South Group||Boulder Creek||Horseshoe Cove|
|Swift Creek||Panorama Point||Park Creek||Shannon Creek|
The Baker Lake area remains one of the most popular recreation areas in Washington for one simple reason, Baker Lake. The long lake mixes water recreation with captivating scenic beauty that is hard to stop admiring. The whole area is a treat to the senses. Whether it be the smell of the firs and pines or the majestic mountain scenery, you will want to return here many times. Although there may be small boats for rent at Swift Creek Campground (formerly, the Baker Lake resort), you are best off bringing your own floating device to help you experience it all. There are places to swim, but especially in the early season, the water is cold since it comes from glacier runoff from the nearby mountains. The roads are mostly good, but some of the campgrounds are better suited to tenting than RVs. You should look at the individual campground pages for details. There are six group campsites ranging from the small site number one at Boulder that can hold about a dozen people to the middle size easy to use Horseshoe group sites and finally to the larger, but more rustic Bayview group sites. Horseshoe Campground is the most popular, but that means more neighbors, but probably the nicest one is the newest. Swift Creek Campground located where the Baker Resort used to be has been remodeled to provide camping for about 50 tenters and RVers. The grocery store is still there, although it may be under construction in the early summer of 2011. If Swift Creek is full, you may want to stay nearby at Park Creek which is a little more rustic, but located just across the road. All the campgrounds are a pleasant vacation from reality.