Hike in Style – Tent to Tent
Fully stocked camps set up at Bridge Creek and Cottonwood make the miles a little easier without having to back your camp on your back.
Cut down on the mileage you would have to cram into a day by breaking it up with our tent to tent camps along the way.
In an effort to fill the void caused by the washed-out road in the upper valley, we have modified the “hut-to-hut” system used in Europe. In that system, folks hike from hut to hut, without having to carry much gear. Our “tent-to-tent” program is a rustic version, which provides large outfitter tents at Bridge Creek Campground and Cottonwood.
This camp has all the supplies needed to make your stay enjoyable, including a wood stove, cots, table, chairs, and a kitchen stocked with all the pots, pans, and other utensils necessary to fix your meal. With the outfitter tents at Bridge Creek and Cottonwood the Stehekin Valley becomes more accessible.
WHAT WE PROVIDE:
At the campsite, aside from an already set up tent you will find:
WHAT YOU PROVIDE:
Even though the camp is there, you’ll still want to bring a few items with you:
How do I make a reservation?
Call us at 509-682-7742
Winter Office hours are Monday – Friday 9-4
Summer Hours: (mid-May through mid-September)
Monday – Friday 8-5
Email us anytime: StehekinReservations@gmail.com
What do I need to bring?
Please plan to bring in with you your clothing, food and toiletry items. The kitchen comes fully stocked with everything you need to cook except what you will actually eat. The camps kitchen boxes are bear resistant but there are additional bear boxes at each campsite as well.
How do I use the camp?
There are many ways in which this camp may be used to meet your recreational needs. Here are a few of our ideas:
Hike into Stehekin via the Pacific Crest Trail. By using the tent at Bridge Creek, it will be 12 miles from highway 20 to Bridge Creek, and then only 3.5 miles to the bus pick-up on the Stehekin Road the next day. Or, using Cottonwood hike into Stehekin over Cascade Pass. From the trail head it’s 9 miles to our campsite at Cottonwood. Then you have the option of hiking another 9 into Stehekin or breaking it up with a follow up stay at Bridge Creek.
Use the sites as base camps for various upper valley day hikes. There are many opportunities in the upper valley for hiking and fishing, which are easily accessible from Bridge Creek; opportunities include hikes up Goode Ridge, the North Fork of Bridge Creek, or the Pacific Crest Trail. Accessible from Cottonwood; hiking opportunities include Cascade Pass, Horseshoe Basin, Sahale Arm, Doubtful Lake and more.
What will I find in camp?
Both the camp at Bridge Creek and at Cottonwood provide everything you need. In fact, with all the comforts we provide, you may even forget that you’re camping!
* Removable liners are provided with the sleeping bags and pillows. Simply put a fresh liner in before using, and remove when you leave
What personal Items should I bring?
Any toiletry items you would take on a normal overnight trip. Don’t forget your toothbrush and toothpaste. It is recommended to have a head lamp for night trips to the outhouse and some extra batteries. Our camps have a basic first aid kit but if its been awhile since you’ve hiked in your boots a blister kit might be a good idea.
Can I cancel if I can’t make it?
Cancellation Policy: 25% of your payment is non-refundable. Cancellations made 21 days prior to arrival will receive 75% of deposit back and canceling within 21 days will forfeit entire deposit.
Please also double check the NPS website at www.nps.gov for trail conditions and closures within the park before planning your trip.
Tent to tent is a great way to stay in the wilderness; use the tents to break up the mileage into sections or stay a few nights at one or the other and use it as a base camp. Bridge Creek is 3.5 miles from the end of the road in Stehekin and a wonderful place to stay and fish or day hike. Cottonwood is 6 miles from Bridge Creek along the old road and is another scenic camp. Continuing on over Cascade Pass, the trail head on the far side is another 9 miles.