Attention: 08/07/2014 - We apologize for the inconvenience but the Hatchery (H) Loop will remain closed to camping until further notice. The Forest Service is concerned about possible tree-root-rot and we need to allow adequate time for them to assess any potential hazards posed by phellinus infection in trees in the area.

La Wis Wis Campground, WA

Situated at the confluence of three waterways near Mount Rainier, La Wis Wis is nestled under a canopy of towering Douglas firs and red cedars. The handful of sites that dot the riverbank enjoy the most sunshine. With an abundance of activities nearby, La Wis Wis is a popular ...
Status: Open through Sun Sep 14 2014   Season Dates

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  • This reservation includes up to one (1) vehicle. Any additional vehicles must be paid for within 30 minutes of arrival.
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Overview

Overview

Situated at the confluence of three waterways near Mount Rainier, La Wis Wis is nestled under a canopy of towering Douglas firs and red cedars. The handful of sites that dot the riverbank enjoy the most sunshine.

With an abundance of activities nearby, La Wis Wis is a popular destination for long-stay camping. Its proximity to Mount Rainier National Park makes it an excellent base for exploring all of the area's natural wonders.

Natural Features:

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

La Wis Wis is located in the Tatoosh Wilderness area of the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District. The campground sits where the Ohanapecosh River, Cowlitz River and Purcell Creek meet.

The campground features old-growth forest and opportunities to observe a variety of wildlife.

Recreation:

Hikers can easily access the Blue Hole Trail and Purcell Falls Trail from La Wis Wis.

Anglers can fish for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and whitefish at either Butter Creek or Skate Creek.

Facilities:

La Wis Wis is ideal for tents, car campers and truck campers with a slide-in. The Hatchery Loop sites can accommodate RVs, but navigation through other parts of the campground may be difficult due to narrow roadways and large trees.

The campground features 122 sites, including walk-in tent camping. Both vault and flush toilets are available. Picnic tables, picnic shelters and grills are provided.

Drinking water is available on-site at the main part of the camp. Campers staying at the Hatchery Loop need to bring potable water or get water at the main site.

Nearby Attractions:

La Wis Wis is located near the entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. The popular Henry M Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise within Mount Rainier National Park is 28 miles away.

Booking Window

GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Tue Aug 26 2014 - Sat Aug 22 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

MANAGEMENT

Tue Aug 26 2014 - Sun Feb 22 2015

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

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Tue Aug 26 2014 - Sun Feb 22 2015

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

TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

Tue Aug 26 2014 - Sun Feb 22 2015

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 07 2014
Walk In Mon Sep 08 2014 Sun Sep 14 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water
  • Educational Programs
  • Firewood
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Recycling
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
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:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

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 07 2014
WALK TO $20.00-$38.00
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $20.00-$38.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$38.00
MANAGEMENT $20.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $90.00
Walk In Season
Sep 08 2014 -
Sep 14 2014
WALK TO $20.00-$38.00
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $20.00-$38.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00-$38.00
MANAGEMENT $20.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $90.00

*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):
46.67389, -121.58778
46°40'26"N, 121°35'16"W

From Packwood, Washington, go 5 miles east on State Route 12 to Campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

La Wis Wis Campground

Packwood  WA  98361

Phone Number:

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

Coburg OR 97408