Skagit Audubon

Watching birds, protecting habitat, connecting with nature

Annual Klipchuck Campout

Start Date: Fri. Jun 17, 2016 10:00 am - Sun. Jun 19, 2016 4:00 pm
Duration: 2 Days, 6 Hours

Klipchuck Campground
Mile 175, State Route 20

Each summer members and friends of Skagit Audubon gather in this U.S. Forest Service Campground off Highway 20, 1.2 miles up a side road on the north side of the highway near Highway Mile 175, at elevation 2,900 ft. There are usually plenty of sharp eyes in our group and the birding is great right on the campground loops as well as on nearby trails and  birding areas further down in the Methow Valley.  There is no schedule or plan beyond a Saturday night dinner potluck. Informal groups form to look for birds, or folks go out on their own with binoculars or cameras. Klipchuck is a magnet for warblers, vireos, flycatchers, woodpeckers, hummingbirds and wildflowers. A trail to Driveway Butte leads up the hill right out of the campground for the ambitious hiker. Deer are usually fawning  around the campground so dogs are not recommended and must be kept on leashes. It’s about 6 miles to Mazama, the nearest store, and alternate lodging, so come with what you need or plan to drive a bit further to resupply. The overnight campground fee is $12 per site. Vault toilets and water are available. If you plan to hike from a trailhead be sure and bring your Northwest Forest Pass, Interagency Pass, or Senior Pass  available from USFS offices in Sedro-Woolley and Winthrop. If you need more information:

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