Navy Getaways Jim Creek


Jim Creek is open and taking reservations, contact us directly 425-304-5315 or at 1-877-NAVY-BED. Fishing boats are available to rent Tuesday through Sunday, while the Twin Lakes Road is open and accessible. Twin Lakes Road can close without notice due to unsafe road conditions or bad weather. The Jumping Pillow and Alpine Tower are closed for the season. Playgrounds are open. The General Store and Recreation Office are open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed on Monday.  We look forward to seeing you soon.


Great news! Jim Creek completed its RV sites upgrade. All 16 sites now have a 50 amp breaker upgrade and sewer hookup. These upgrades will make our RVing guest's stay more convenient and with less hassle.


A Navy Getaways Destination - Stay! Play! Relax!

We're OPEN and taking reservations!

Navy Getaways Jim Creek Recreation Area is located just outside of Arlington, WA, about 1 1/2 hours north of Seattle. Nestled in the foothills of the North Cascades, Jim Creek serves as a Naval Radio Station and regional outdoor recreation facility for active duty, reservists, retired military, DoD civilians and sponsored guests.

Jim Creek offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, including camping, fishing, boating, hiking, biking and team building programs. We also offer regular weekend programs from May - September, as well as seasonal events.

Click here to check out our rates!

Make a reservation. Contact us directly at 425-304-5315 or 425-304-5363.

Subscribe to Navy Getaways Currents email newsletter for all of the latest news →

For last minute specials, off-season rates and more, "Like" us at


Our group facilities are ideal for command functions, retreats, reunions and seminars. Jim Creek boasts a beautiful lodge and two large group campsites with covered picnic pavilions.

Individual facilities include a variety of accommodations, including cabins, RV sites, tent sites, remote hike-in sites, apartment style "dens", and stationary fully-equipped camping trailers.

  • RV Sites
  • Tent Campsites
  • Hike-in Campsites
  • Group Campsites
  • Cabins
  • Lodge
  • Apartment Style Accommodations
  • Deluxe Cabins
  • RV Trailers


  • Twin Lakes
  • 50ft Alpine Tower for high ropes climbing
  • Hiking and Biking Trails - There are trails for everyone from the serious hiker to the family out for a nature walk.
  • Sports Equipment, Movies, Games & Other Items for Rent
  • Multiple Playgrounds
  • Social Center - movie room, foosball, shuffleboard, ping pong table, and more.
  • MWR Store - with small equipment, souvenirs, snacks, beverages, ice, firewood and more.
  • 18-hole Disc Golf Course
  • Basketball Court
  • Off-leash Small & Large Dog Park
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Special Events


Jim Creek Community Recreation Area is a 100% ID check facility.  Valid Military ID card holders may escort up to 5 people on to the installation.


ID Requirements for Non-Vetted Jim Creek Guests - As of 26 March 2020, 52 states and territories are compliant with the REAL ID Act, except the states of Oregon and Oklahoma, both states have extensions for the REAL ID act, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver's licenses and identification cards. American Samoa is non-compliant with the Real ID Act. Until further notice, individuals presenting credentials from the above states with extensions and non-compliant territory must provide a second form of identification. Individuals must possess an enhanced driver's licenses or a state's drivers licenses which meets the Real ID Act requirements. Individuals who provide driver's licenses from states that do not meet the Real ID Act requirements must provide an additional approved form of ID listed in table 12-1, CNICINST 5530.14A. For more information, please contact Jim Creek Navy Community Recreation Area at 425-304-5367.

Vehicle Operators - When entering Jim Creek Recreation Area, vehicle operators must show a valid driver's license, a current vehicle registration, current license plate tags and proof of insurance to the security gate guard. There are no exceptions to this policy, so please plan ahead.  

Access Vetting Procedures - Requires NCIC background checks on all persons that have no affiliation or that don't have proper credentials for access, with the exception of minors, 17 and under, who must be under sponsorship. These vetting procedures require the applications of SECNAV 5512/1 form, which mandates individual and individuals on group listing to be vetted.  

Credential Access Policy (DTM 09-12) - DoD Components may incorporate a DoD defined Trusted Traveler procedure for use during FPCON's Normal, Alpha and Bravo into their implementation policy as local security condition permits. The Trusted Traveler procedure is governed and implemented locally.  Trusted Traveler procedures allows a valid CAC, military retiree or adult dependent (TESLIN) with a valid DoD credential to gain access under the local requirements for escort ,5, in accordance with installation commander policy. This policy does not govern contractor access. 100% ID/Credential verification is still a requirement for contractor access.  

Foreign Nationals - A Foreign National is defined as any person other than a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent or temporary legal resident alien or person in U.S. custody.
(1) Foreign Nationals employed by a contractor firm must have written permission from the CO to be onboard the installation. The Foreign National's installation government sponsor shall submit a request with the foreign national's personal information (full name, date of birth, passport number, alien ID number and point of entry/origin) seven working days in advance of arrival to the CO via the ISO.

Additional Policies & Services →