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Attention: Beaver Campground's 2014 Peak Season end date is now 09/14/2014 (to make reservations),
The 2014 Walk-In Season is from 09/15/2014 - 09/21/2014 (First-Come; First-Serve).

Beaver Campground, WA

part ofGifford Pinchot National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: Beaver Campground
Status: Open through Tue Oct 07 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Beaver Campground is nestled among large, old maple and sycamore trees, offering a quiet and private family camping experience. Its location along the Wind River provides opportunities for anglers, but other recreational activities can be found in abundance here as well.

On-site playground equipment and horseshoe games offer fun for all ages and the surrounding forest allows visitors the chance to discover many animal and plant species.

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.

Beaver Campground is located in the Mount Adams Ranger District, in the easternmost portion of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. This district spans 367,000 acres and includes the 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.

A great diversity of habitats and geological features are represented here, from old growth to second growth forests and wetland areas to low and high elevation meadows and lakes, as well as glaciers.

Recreation:

The Wind River offers Chinook salmon and steelhead trout fishing for anglers. And the nearby Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fish hatchery offers opportunities in the spring to view Chinook salmon.

Kayaks and canoes are permitted on the Wind River and the surrounding area offers opportunities for hiking, horseback riding and biking.

Berry picking is popular in season.

Facilities:

This campground consists of 24 campsites that can accommodate either tents or RVs. One group site is available and can accommodate up to 60 people and 20 vehicles.

Both flush and vault toilets are available and drinking water is offered on-site. Picnic tables and fire pits are provided.

A playground and horseshoe pit are also available on-site, providing entertainment for all ages.

Nearby Attractions:

Beaver Campground is one of the closest Forest Service campsites to the Columbia River Gorge and Portland, Oregon.

The nearby town of Carson is known for its hot springs, but visitors can also find the Wind River Arboretum, a golf course, restaurants and shopping.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Firewood can be purchased on-site
  • The camping fee includes entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle, any additional vehicles will be subject to an extra vehicle fee at the campground
  • Click here for more information about Gifford Pinchot National Forest

  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.85611, -121.95694
45°51'22"N, 121°57'25"W

Take Highway 14 to Carson, WA and continue north on Wind River Highway for 13 miles to reach the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Beaver 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

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