Address: Hwy 542, Mt. Baker Highway, Bellingham WA 98226 – Driving Directions Below
Site A $75 per Night
Site B $100 per Night
Sites may be reserved up to one (1) year in advance at Recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777
- Fire Pits
- Picnic Tables
- Vault Toilet
Why Camp Here
Excelsior has two very large group campsites on the Nooksack River along the north side of Mt. Baker and about 5 miles due south of the Canadian border. This is the largest group campground in the Mt. Baker – Snoqualmie National Forest. If the whole campground were taken it would be ideal for large scout gatherings or multi church youth gatherings. There are two sites. The first site (A) is somewhat smaller and less appealing. This one is priced less per night because it is smaller and has less privacy than B. The second is site B which is larger and has more solitude since one must pass through the first group site to get to the second.
Good to Know
The wildlife is plentiful, so it is important to remember to keep food put away while sleeping or out hiking so that you don’t attract bears or other unwanted guests.
If the gate is locked please visit the Douglas Fir Campground host on your way into the campground. The Douglas Fir host normally checks in on the campground from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, otherwise an attendant will be visiting the campground two to four times per day.
RV use rating is a 4 out of 5
- Camps 50
- 6 Picnic Tables
- Fire Pits
- Camps 75
- 15 Picnic Tables
- Fire Pits
To reserve one of the Excelsior Group sites click on the red site numbers, which will take you to that sites’ Recreation.gov page, or call 1-877-444-6777
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1. From I-5 Exit 255, head East on WA-542 E/Mt. Baker Hwy for 21.2 miles
2. Turn right to stay on WA-542 E/Mt. Baker Hwy for 17.1 miles. Follow signs to Excelsior Group campground.
1. Head north on I-5 approximately 36 miles. Take exit 230 for WA-20 towardBurlington/
2. Turn right onto WA-20 E/
3. Turn right onto WA-20 E/Avon Ave. Continue to follow WA-20 E for 5.8 miles.
4. Turn left onto WA-9 N/
5. Turn right onto WA-542 E/
6. Turn left onto Canyon Creek Rd/