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Panther Creek campground, WA

Panther Creek Campground sits along its namesake creek at the intersection of the Pacific Crest Trail. Campers can enjoy the privacy provided by a variety of shade-loving plants and a thick forest of cedars, ash, firs and alder.Located in southwest Washington State, the Gifford Pinchot...
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  • The camping fee includes entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle, an extra vehicle fee of $9 will be collected at the campground
  • No ATVs or OHVs in the campground
  • Horses prohibited except in designated horse camp
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AREA PANTHER CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 30 Back-In
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AREA PANTHER CREEK STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
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Overview

Overview

Panther Creek Campground sits along its namesake creek at the intersection of the Pacific Crest Trail. Campers can enjoy the privacy provided by a variety of shade-loving plants and a thick forest of cedars, ash, firs and alder.

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.

Panther Creek Campground is located in the Mt. Adams Ranger 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 Mount Adams Ranger District offers a diverse array of habitats and natural features, from old growth to second growth forest, wetland areas, low and high elevation meadows, glaciers, and low and high elevation lakes.

Recreation:

Hikers and horseback riders have close access to the Pacific Crest Trail, which spans 2,663 miles from Mexico to Canada. Outstanding scenic views are available all along this trail.

Fishing is permitted in Beaver Creek.

Facilities:

The campground consists of 33 back-in sites with parking spurs that vary from 20 to 40 feet in length.

The campground's Premium Sites are adjacent to the creek and each site comes with a picnic table and grill. Potable water and vault toilets are also available.

Nearby Attractions:

Panther Creek Campground makes a great base to explore Mount Adams and the Columbia River Gorge.

The town of Carson is nearby, which is known for its hot springs. It also has a golf course, restaurants and shopping.

Booking Window
Sun Apr 27 2014 - Fri Oct 24 2014

Reservations must be made 3 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
  • Drinking Water
  • Entrance Station
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Picnic Area
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Restaurants
  • 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:
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
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00-$34.00
Walk In Season
Sep 08 2014 -
Sep 14 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00-$34.00

*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):
45.81972, -121.87972
45°49'11"N, 121°52'47"W

From Carson, WA: Travel 6 miles north to Old State Highway, (follow signs) turn right and then take your first left on Panther Creek Road. Proceed on Panther Creek Road for 4 miles to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Panther Creek campground
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