The site is the Northern State Recreation Area at the corner of Hwy
20 and Helmick Road in Sedro-Woolley, WA. The address is
25625 Helmick Road. This is 37 acres of flat grassy ground with a
several acre wetland setback from Hwy 20 and facing onto Helmick
Road. It is approximately ½ mile east of Sedro-Woolley and
is less than 10 miles off Interstate 5.
The site is without water which means attendees must bring their
There are no trees/shade on site except for that which we bring
Site will open at noon on
Friday, July 17 for merchant
set-up and at 3:00
pm for all others.
*Fire pits may be used on site with following restrictions: must be
18 inches off the ground,
have water or extinguisher near by and if you have a mesh cover for
them they need to be
*Ashes have to be removed from site, and can not be dumped in the
*No tiki torches.
*Propane torches are allowed.
*All BBQs/stoves must be 18 inches or higher off of
No Fire Arts allowed anywhere at anytime on site.
*All Vehicles must be parked in the parking lot after
*Site is pet friendly. You are responsible to keep your animal
confined or leashed at all times and pick up after
*There are no hook ups for RV's. Generators use is limited to the
hours of 8-10
a.m. and 3-5
p.m to ensure minimum disruption to attendees. No
tent camping in RV area and no RVs or trailers in the tent camping
*Please respect the people around you and their
*The ground may be uneven. Please be prepared if you have ankle,
knee or walking difficulties.
*Quiet hours begin at 11:00
pm. There is a limited quiet camping area east of
*"In regards to marijuana laws, all SCA participants should follow
modern law, both State and Federal. As it is still illegal
under Federal law, marijuana is prohibited at SCA functions." (Jan
2013 Board Meeting)
*There will be a dumpster near the entrance/exit - please help us
clean-up the site quicker by dumping your trash at the dumpster on
your way offsite.
SITE BOUNDARIES: The site boundaries will not be marked. The area
to the west and south, over the berms, is protected wetlands and
definitely off limits. There is also moving water bordering the
site. It’s not terribly fast or deep, but appropriate
precautions should be taken. Please observe the geographic
The north and east edges of the site are delineated by the walking
trail that surrounds the area. The walking trail, however, goes
behind the archery range and there will be caution tape to close
access. There will also be caution tape to close access to the road
and walkway to the barns. The old dairy barns are off limits per
the site owners. If you are outside the boundaries you are no
longer on SCA rented property and are
*Please follow the site rules to help us make sure this site is
available for future events.
"Full site cries will go out on a schedule set by the herald in
charge. If you have business for a cry, you must see the herald in
charge at Herald's Point 30 minutes prior to a scheduled cry going
Name: Northern State Recreation Area
Site Info: Name: Northern State Recreation Area 25625 Helmick Road Sedro Woolley, WA 98284
Directions to Site:
Last Event's Directions:
From I-5 northbound or southbound; Take the Cook Road
exit (exit 232) towards Sedro Woolley (heading east); Turn Left
onto WA-20/North Cascades Hwy/WA-9; Continue to follow WA-20; Turn
Left onto Helmick Road; 25625 Helmick Roadis on the Left.
Note that the above Weather and Map information is generated from the site address and can be easily confused. The weather will say if its for the branch or for the site. It will be for the site if the site can be found, but this again is not always the case, and if the site is some distance from the branch then the weather may be different.