Overnight Parking – Unoccupied Vehicles
We have a limited number of sites available at our Heather Meadows and White Salmon Parking lots for overnight parking during the winter season. ALL vehicles staying overnight in those lots MUST have reservations, including unattended cars. Bear in mind that this is not a traditional RV campground – Mt. Baker gets the most annual average snowfall of any ski area in North America and with these unique conditions mean that all Overnight Parking users are required to be familiar with, and adhere to, all of the Overnight Parking policies and guidelines.
UNOCCUPIED OVERNIGHT PARKING sites are reserved for unoccupied car/truck/van that will be left overnight while occupant(s) camp in backcountry ONLY. No overnight camping inside vehicle is allowed in this site.
Reservations are made through Roverpass. Although the sites are numbered in Roverpass for reserving, we do not actually have assigned site numbers in the parking lots. Instead we have site areas where you will be parked according to your reserved site number.
Unoccupied Vehicles Site Policies
Maximum 2 nights in a row.
Check-in time: 7:00 – 9:00 am, or 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Check-out time: 9:00 am
Check with parking lot attendant for directions to you designated spot. If no attendant is nearby, check at the Ticket Office admin window for directions.
NOTE: You will NOT be guaranteed a parking spot if you arrive between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Be aware that during weekends and holidays the parking lots may near capacity. If you want to guarantee a parking spot prior to check-in time you can reserve an overnight camping spot for the night prior.
Overnight Parking Policies & Guidelines
All vehicles and items located outside in your site MUST be clearly visible at all times. During snowfall, perform regular snow removal and make sure all vehicles and items in your site are visible and/or clearly marked at all corners for visibility.
For safety reasons, ABSOLUTELY NO TENT CAMPING is allowed in or adjacent to the parking areas.
Park ONLY in designated areas and in your reserved area – see Overnight Parking maps. No parking around lodges, in undesignated parking lots areas or on highway.
Depending on snow conditions, you may be required to temporarily move your vehicle(s) to allow for snow plowing. If vehicles are required to temporarily move, we will contact you either by phone or in person between 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Be sure to check your messages each day during this time. – If vehicles are require to move for plowing the next day, they MUST be moved to a cleared spot in the lot the next morning by the designated time. Plowing will be in process usually for a couple of hours. Overnight vehicles must then move back to their previous spot in the overnight zone once cleared to by authorized Mt. Baker personnel.
Reservation holder must be age 18 or older. Reservation holder must be present at site every night of reservation.
100% refund until 3 days prior to check-in. 50% percent refund 1 day prior, then the reservation is non-refundable.
Note: All refund calculations exclude the RoverPass service fees and credit card processing, which are non-refundable.
All vehicles must be self-contained – no hookups are available.
HEATHER MEADOWS PARKING LOT: Accessible 24/7
WHITE SALMON PARKING LOT:
• Sunday evening – Thursday evening non-holidays: accessible 7am-7pm, gate closes at 7pm and reopens at 7am
• Friday evening – Saturday evening and Holidays: accessible 7am-10pm, gate closes at 10pm and reopens at 7am
*Lots may be closed due to weather, equipment operations or other unforeseen circumstances.
• Quiet time 9pm – 6am; no generators/loud activity
• Be considerate of your neighbors, area visitors and ski area personnel
• Keep your site clean
• No UAV’s (drones)
• No firearms
• No fireworks
• No snowmobiles/ATVs
Fires in designated areas only. Must use fire pit and haul out fire debris. NO FIRES ON ASPHALT.
Monitor and REMOVE your own garbage. Pack it in, pack it out. There are no dumpsters/garbage cans available for overnight parking.
Clean up after pets, keep pets on leash.