SEAPAX Annual Campout – Grouse Creek

SEAPAX Campout June 24-26

The 7th annual SEAPAX campout is scheduled for June 24-26 at the Grouse Creek Campground, in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. 

Nestled in a secluded forest setting, this campground is located near the confluence of Grouse Creek and the Chiwawa River, at an elevation of 2,450 feet, and can accommodate up to 50 guests. It is equipped with 3 picnic tables, a large fire pit and campfire rings, and accessible vault toilets, though with no running water.

We have booked the entire group campground for both nights. SEAPAX will subsidize most of the cost of the reservation but asks for adult campers to donate $10 toward the campground fee (cost is for one or both nights). 

Activities are being planned, including easy (e.g., Hidden Lake) and more challenging hikes (e.g., Spider Meadow). In addition, Saturday night will be a group dinner effort (last year, our group of 20 people prepared tacos together and had a great meal!). We will need help (contact one of the organizers below) with planning other activities, preparing the menu, shopping for and preparing the Saturday night meal, and organizing carpools.

Directions: from US 2, west- or east-bound, turn north onto WA-207 at Coles Corner and go 4.3 miles. Take a slight right onto Chiwawa Loop Road and go 1.2 miles. Turn left onto Chiwawa River Road/Forest Road 6200 and go 8.1 miles. At the end of the road, take a sharp left onto Forest Road 6200. There is a gated spur road just off the main paved road on the left. The campground is at the end of the road alongside Grouse Creek and is out of sight of the road providing for substantial privacy. Driving time for the approximately 100 mile trip is typically between 2 1/2 and 3 hours.

So, mark your calendar now for outdoor fun! RSVP as soon as possible to either Nikki Eller (nikkimeller@gmail.com) or Scott Ramos (webmaster@seapax.org).

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