Maybe camping isn’t the right word, since you won’t really want to spend the nights in Cameron Pass in a tent. It’s cold even during the summer when the snow has finally melted.
Cameron Pass is particularly well documented, I feel like, and there is virtually no business around the area to serve skiers and hikers- it’s even hard to find a gas station. So here are my tips for finding a place to stay.
Peak Season: December-April
Never Summer Nordic Yurts: They have around 6 yurts very close to hiking and all the trail heads in the area. The stoves smoke a bit and it’s hard to find availability in the Winter, but its one of my favorite things to do. They have ski-in yurts as well as yurts with parking for what you might pay for a hotel room. But there are no hotels, so put that out of your mind.
The Noku huts: These are huts along the Lake Agnes trail that you must ski into. I’ve never stayed there but have talked to people who make a trip up there annually and love how close it gets them to the back-country skiing at Lake Agnes.
Peak Season: June-September
American Lakes: You can pop open a tent right at the trail head and do some car camping, then hike or fish the next day. Or reserve one of the campsites right on the lakes. Fishermen prefer this option since for obvious reasons, but if you choose the latter, just remember that you’re signing-up to carry everything you need about 8 miles in and 8 miles out.
Ranger Lakes: This is probably the most official camping ground in the area. Unlike the others which accommodate very small numbers of people and are tucked away in the woods, this is an actual campsite complete with ranger stations, a nearby visitor center and fishing by boat (not motorized, though, I *think*). There are cabins as well as campsites. Cabins are for some reason a spring and summer thing, so all you’ve got are yurts at hotels cost in the Winter. Or a lot of being cold. This campground is located on the beautiful Gould Loop that I talked about so much this Winter for xc-skiing.