The North & South Red Mountain Picnic Shelters are tucked into the woods on the edge of a large meadow at the foot of Red Mountain. Centrally located in the campground, these shelters can only be reserved by campers in Red Mountain Campground. The maximum capacity for each shelter is 25 people. Learn more about Silver Lake Park.
Daily Rental Rates
Whatcom County Residents: $40
Non-Refundable Reservation Fee: $13
Optional Add-On Fees
Alcohol Use Fee: $60
Waste Removal Fee: $20
9006 Silver Lake Road
Maple Falls, WA 98266
From I-5 (North or South)
Take I-5 Exit 255
Turn east onto Sunset Drive, toward Mount Baker (right turn for northbound, left for southbound)
Sunset Drive becomes Mount Baker Highway (WA-542 E)
Follow 542 E toward Maple Falls for 28 miles
Turn left onto Silver Lake Road and travel 3.5 miles to Silver Lake Park
Turn right into Silver Lake Park and follow the signs to Red Mountain Campground
The Red Mountain Picnic Shelters are available only to campers in Red Mountain Campground. There is no parking other than the parking included with a campsite.
Non-camping guests have two parking options:
Can I bring my own BBQ grill?
The Red Mountain picnic shelters have a grill located outside the shelter. You can bring your own grill but it must be used outside and away from the shelter. You are responsible for the safe operation of your grill.
Can I bring my dog(s)?
Dogs are welcome at Silver Lake Park but must be kept on a leash at all times, even when in the water. Dogs are not allowed on the beach at any time. You are responsible for cleaning up after your dog.
Can I bring my own pop-up canopy?
You may put up your own pop-up canopy as long as it is within the confines of your rented picnic area and you do not stake it into/damage the ground. If a canopy impedes park enjoyment for others or becomes a safety hazard due to high winds the ranger may request that you remove the canopy. You are responsible for any injury or damage caused by a tent/canopy blown away in the wind.
Can I decorate the facility?
All sites must be left in a "leave no trace" state. Users can use decorations, confetti, etc., but everything needs to be picked up before you leave.
Do I still need a "Liquor License" if I've paid the $60 Alcohol Use Fee to Whatcom County Parks?
The Alcohol Use Fee charged by Whatcom County Parks is not a liquor license. To find out if you need a State of Washington Banquet Permit please check here. It is your responsibility to research and follow all laws pertaining to alcohol use at your event.
Customers are required to leave the facility in the same condition as when they arrived. Garbage and recycling must be removed from the premises unless the customer has paid the optional waste disposal fee.
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