Delacy Camp is located on Skagit River Trail. This trail start or ends (depending of your point of view) on Manning Park or in Skagit Valley.
The quickest way to reach Delacy Camp is from the upstream end of the trail; on Sumallo Grove (Manning Park).
Skagit River Trail was one part of the Whatcom Trail, built in 1858 to provide access from the US to Hudson's Bay Company brigade trails in the BC Interior and the gold fields of the Fraser Canyon. But the guy who build it, US Engineer Captain Walter DeLacy, dragged it across three 2000-meter-high mountains. Seems that the people didn't like it because two months after its official opening, the 430-kilometer trail was abandoned.
There are some informative boards regarding the thief of some trees around this area. The area is protected and this was a big loss for the conservation efforts that the local government is trying to implement.
If you come during summer, on the entrance of Sumallo Grove you can find some nice picnic tables. This is a very nice area to rest during the summer heat.
This place has some interesting tales, in 1910 the trail was integral in the Steamboat (Shawatum) Mountain Gold scam in which Dan Greenwalt and W.A. Stevens from the US netted over $90,000 by "salting" the area with gold.
We saw a mine entrance along with an old abandoned truck and remnants of a cabin (do no enter the mine)
Back on the Trail and if you are on the right time (mid-June) you can follow another trail called Silverdaisy Trail where you can see the flowering of wild rhododendrons.
Ferns, huckleberry and large western red cedars were on our way. Some roots of western red cedars have been exposed where the river has undercut the bank..
One of the features of Delacy Camp is that water is plentiful and the quality is good. I don't really know if you can fish, but just in case be sure you have a valid fishing license.
Round trip: 13 km (8.13 miles)
Time: 5 hours (including breaks)
Round trip: 400 kms (250 miles)