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Blue Lake Creek Campground, WA

In a well-shaded location among maple trees and ferns, Blue Lake Creek Campground offers open, grassy spaces with sites that can accommodate both tents and RVs with a small brook that babbles through the campground. Both Blue Lake and the Cispus River can be reached from multi-use...
Status: Closed through Wed May 21 2014   Season Dates

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  • Water is not available at this campground.

  • No ATVS or OHVS are allowed in the actual campground.

  • The camping fee includes entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle, any extra vehicles will be subject to an extra vehicle fee at the campground.

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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Overview

Overview

In a well-shaded location among maple trees and ferns, Blue Lake Creek Campground offers open, grassy spaces with sites that can accommodate both tents and RVs with a small brook that babbles through the campground.

Both Blue Lake and the Cispus River can be reached from multi-use trails leaving the campground, making this location popular among hikers, mountain bikers and OHV riders.

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.

Blue Lake Creek Campground is located in the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District, which is in the northernmost portion of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

This Ranger District manages four Wilderness Areas including the Goat Rocks Wilderness, Glacier View Wilderness, Tatoosh Wilderness and William O Douglass Wilderness.

The Cispus River runs nearby the campground and can be accessed via a short hike. Blue Lake, a small mountain lake with beautiful turquoise waters, can also be reached by via a trail leaving the campground.

Recreation:

There is direct access to the Valley Trail, which is used by OHV riders, mountain bikers, hikers and horseback riders. Valley Trail offers a network of over 50 miles of OHV trails.

The shorter High Log Trail is only open to foot traffic and connects with the Cispus River, where fishing and other water activities abound.

Hikers looking to explore the stunning scenery of Blue Lake, can take the Valley Trail #270 to the Blue Lake Trail, which leads visitors on a trek of moderate difficulty to Blue Lake, where fishing and beautiful mountain landscapes await.

Facilities:

The campground consists of 11 back in sites with paved parking spurs that vary from 20 to 30 feet in length. Due to its popularity among OHV riders, Blue Lake Creek can become noisy when trail bikes come and go.

Minimal privacy is provided between sites. Hookups and drinking water are not available at this facility, however there are picnic tables, grills and vault toilets available on site.

Booking Window
Sun Apr 27 2014 - Thu Oct 23 2014

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 22 2014 Sun Sep 14 2014
Walk In Mon Sep 15 2014 Sun Sep 21 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping
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
Peak Season
May 22 2014 -
Sep 14 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $12.00
Walk In Season
Sep 15 2014 -
Sep 21 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $12.00

*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):
46.40361, -121.73639
46°24'13"N, 121°44'11"W

Take State Highway 12 to Randle, Washington. Follow State Highway 131 to the fork and and stay left onto Forest Road 23. Follow Forest Road 23 beyond North Fork Campground to Blue Lake Creek.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Blue Lake Creek Campground
Gifford Pinchot NF Cowlitz Valley Ranger District
Randle WA 98377

Phone Number:

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