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Director: Brian Adams

Welcome to Howard Miller Steelhead Park
52804 Rockport Park Rd, Rockport
(Take Exit 230 Hwy 20 off I-5 and head east about 37 miles to Rockport.)
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Phone: 360-853-8808

Park Info

Howard Miller was born in Skagit County, and in his adult years, served as a Skagit County Commissioner for 16 years. In 1966, Howard Miller was responsible for the first purchase of land (15 acres) that included 39 campsites; complete with electrical hook ups for RV’s, tent sites, a picnic shelter, and a restroom. On December 2,1982 the park officially dedicated Howard Miller Steelhead Park. [HMSP]. The land was obtained from Burlington Northern Railroad, Seattle City Light, and private sources. Eighty-eight more acres was added to HMSP in 1989.  This land was purchased from Summit Timber Co.

There are many recreational activities along the Wild and Scenic Skagit River. Activities include fishing, river rafting, biking, hiking, history, wildlife viewing and more.

heronContact us today to plan your next adventure at Howard Miller Steelhead Park.
We look forward to making your next visit the first of many!

Printable Brochure & Fees[Pdf]


If you are interested in making camping reservations,
we currently do not offer on-line reservations so please contact our HMSP staff at: 360-853-8808

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Address: 52804 Rockport Park Rd, Rockport
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Howard Miller Steelhead Park Location Map
Take Exit 230 (Hwy 20) off I-5 and head east about 37 miles to Rockport.

We are looking for a Camp Host at beautiful Howard Miller Steelhead Park at the gateway the entrance Cascade National Park !

Skagit County Parks and Recreation is looking for camp hosts!  Our park is on the wild and scenic Skagit River at the gateway to Cascade National Park.

As a host, you will have an opportunity to greet campers, answer questions, and perform light maintenance duties. This may include litter pick-up, opening restrooms, and mowing lawns. Hosts may assist with other projects based on park needs and the skills and interest of the host.  Hosts will work five days per week and be paid for 10 hours of work each week. 

Contact Joseph Shea at (360) 416-1359


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Please note: There is no running water or bathrooms in the cabins.

2 Cabins
1 Handicap Accessible

Sleeps Four:
Bunkbed (Full & Twin)
Trundle Bed (Twin)

Check in time: 2:00pm
Check out time: 12:00pm

Love Seat Sofa
Dining Table and Chairs

Single day: $75.00
Multiple days $65


Reservations for the following year will be taken after January 1st of that year. A $8.00 non-refundable reservation fee is required along with FULL PAYMENT of reservations.

If you are interested in making camping reservations, we currently do not offer on-line reservations so please contact our HMSP staff at: 360-853-8808

Expected arrivals after 9:00PM are required to call and notify park staff prior to 4:30PM on reserved date. If the park is not notified prior to 8:00AM the following day, the reservation will be considered a "no-show" and the site re-assigned.


Cancellations must be received by phone no less than 7 business days prior to reserved date. Cancellation will result in loss of reservation fee plus $10.00 cancel fee per site. Less than 7 business days’ notice will result in loss of 1st nights deposit. 2 business days’ notice must be given to avoid loss of 2nd nights deposit.

Two tents per site
ONE vehicle (Extra vehicle: $5.00/night extra)
Extra tent: $10.00/night

Howard Miller Steelhead Park
Park Manager: Rusty Regan
52804 Rockport Park Road
P.O. Box 127
Rockport, WA 98283
Phone: 360.853.8808
Fax: 360.853.7315

To ensure your stay at HMSP is enjoyable, please honor all park rules and respect the campsites and privacy of others.

  • Please observe and follow the speed limit of 5 mph within the park to ensure the safety of all park users.
  • Quiet hours are from 10:00PM to 8:00AM.
  • Alcoholic beverages are allowed within the confines of campsites only.
  • Pets are welcome. Please observe and follow rules. Keep dogs on a leash (8ft.), pick up and dispose of waste, and do not allow them into the restrooms
  • There is a maximum of 8 people allowed per site.
  • RV Sites are limited to one camp vehicle per site (RV, trailer, van, truck, etc.).
  • Maximum stay is 14 days.
  • Park in designated areas only and please do not drive on the grass.
  • Clean campsite prior to departure and deposit litter in designated receptacles, (not in fire pits).
  • ATVs, firearms and fireworks are strictly prohibited within the park.
  • No garbage in fire rings

Park Layout

Site Location Map
Click on the thumbnail to display the park site layout map and new Skagit-Sauk Reach Trail.

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Click on the thumbnail to the left to display the full size aerial photo with the trails outlined in red. Josh Greenberg, Skagit County GIS, and Lou Petersen, Park Ranger, are teaming with a GPS unit and aerial photos of our parks to map the exact locations of the trails. This file is BIG (200Kb)

Trail Map

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Other Sites of interest:

Skagit River Interpretive Center
The Skagit River Interpretive Center and the Bald Eagle Awareness Team. 
Annual events include the Skagit Eagle Festival, guest speakers, guided walks and educational programs. 
Interpretive Center Phone: 360-853-7626 

Bald Eagle Festival Web Site
For more information contact Concrete Chamber of Commerce at
Phone: 360-853-8784 Email: