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Atkisson Group camp, WA

Sitting just west of Washington's second largest mountain, Mt. Adams, Atkisson Group Camp is open for campers between May and September and becomes a sno-park for a variety of activities in winter. The flat, forested terrain makes Atkisson a popular spot for hikers, mountain bikers...
Status: Closed through Wed Jun 11 2014   Season Dates

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  • Drinking water is not provided
  • Bears frequent the area; Store all food in bear-proof containers
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AREA ATKISSON GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 50 99
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Photo: ATKISSON SHELTER Photo: ATKISSON PICNIC Photo: ATKISSON SHELTER WOOD STOVE Photo: ATKISSON TRAIL SIGNS
Overview

Overview

Sitting just west of Washington's second largest mountain, Mt. Adams, Atkisson Group Camp is open for campers between May and September and becomes a sno-park for a variety of activities in winter. The flat, forested terrain makes Atkisson a popular spot for hikers, mountain bikers and winter sports enthusiasts.

Natural Features:

Located in southwest Washington State, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest encompasses over 1.3 million acres, including the 110,000-acre Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument established by Congress in 1982.

Atkisson is located in the Mount Adams Ranger District in the easternmost portion of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. This Ranger District comprises 367,000 acres and includes Mt Adams Wilderness, Indian Heaven Wilderness and Trapper Creek Wilderness.

Mt Adams, a potentially active stratovolcano and the second-tallest mountain in Washington state, is a prominent landmark of the District. Elevations here range between 1,200 feet at the Wind River Work Center (12 miles north of Carson, WA) and 12,276 feet at the summit of Mt. Adams.

The District also features a great diversity of habitats, from old growth to second growth forest, wetland areas, low and high elevation meadows and lakes, as well as glaciers.

Recreation:

The flat terrain surrounding Atkisson is ideal for biking and hiking during the warmer months. Huckleberry and mushroom picking is permitted, and Nordic skiing and and snowmobiling are popular during the winter.

Facilities:

This group site has two large paved areas with plenty of room for RVs. Atkisson will accommodate up to 50 people and offers 99 feet of paved driveway.

In winter, this area serves as Atkisson sno-park, with a covered warming shed a large wood burning stove.

Campers must bring drinking water, but vault toilets, fire rings, grills and picnic tables are available.

Nearby Attractions:

Atkisson is a great base for exploring the region further, including the abundance of activities and sights around Mount Adams. The nearby town of Trout Lake offers restaurants and shopping.

Booking Window
Sat Apr 26 2014 - Thu Apr 23 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Thu Jun 12 2014 Wed Jun 18 2014
Peak Thu Jun 19 2014 Sun Sep 14 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Berry Picking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mushroom Picking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Vault Toilets
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Walk In Season
Jun 12 2014 -
Jun 18 2014
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $75.00
Peak Season
Jun 19 2014 -
Sep 14 2014
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $75.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.9625, -121.60889
45°57'45"N, 121°36'32"W

From I-5 at Vancouver, take Highway 14 east for 66 miles and continue on Highway 141 north for 15 miles to Forest Service Road 2400 (5 miles south of the town of Trout Lake). Turn northwest and head 3.5 miles to the Group Camp.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Atkisson Group camp
Gifford Pinchot NF Mt Adams Ranger District
CARSON WA 98610

Phone Number:

Information: (541)338-7869
Mail to: P.O. Box 8516
Coburg OR 97408