French Creek; Dispersed Campsite

French Creek from the French Creek Dispersed Campsites,
Photo by Martha Rasmussen

The are 3 dispersed campsites on French Creek Road, FS Rd. #2010.  This is the road that also goes to Boulder River Trailhead #734.  These are simple campsites are about 2 miles from the Whitehorse Trail.  When you turn off of SR 530 and drive toward the Boulder River Trailhead at 0.9 miles you will see three pull outs along the road which are the dispersed campsites.  Just past the campsite is a vault toilet.  To the east of these campsites flows the beautiful French Creek.

One of the dispersed campsites along French Creek,
photo by Martha Rasmussen
To get to these campsites from the Darrington Ranger Station drive west on SR 530 for 8.2 miles, turn left onto French Creek Road or FS Rd #2010, (mile post #41) you will reach the campsites at 0.9 mile.  The Boulder River Trailhead is 2.8 miles beyond the campsites.

Campground Details:
accessible: No

Owner: Forest Service
3 campsites

Dispersed Campsites are not Campgrounds and do not have:
  • A camp host
  • Garbage receptacles
  • Potable water
  • No reservations & is first come first served
They do have:
  • Vehicle pull ins
  • Vault toilet

Season:  Year Round

Being able to camp at dispersed campsites is a wonderful recreation to have available.  Please keep our backcountry clean and do not blaze new roads by driving where roads are closed or nonexistent.