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GOOSE LAKE, WA
part ofGifford Pinchot National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Fri May 23 2014 Season Dates
OverviewGoose Lake Campground is situated among a mix of mature cedars and Douglas firs within the Mount Adams Ranger District of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
This spot becomes popular in late summer and early autumn, when the weather is warmer and dryer, and bald eagles and osprey can be observed hunting for fish on Goose Lake.
The 58-acre lake is characterized by the somewhat haunting presence of old trees rising from its cool, clear waters. Formed abruptly when a lava flow from Big Lava Bed dammed a nearby stream, this curious sight is all that remains of the trees that were consumed by what is now Goose Lake.
Located in southwest Washington State, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest encompasses over 1.3 million acres and includes the 110,000-acre Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, established by Congress in 1982.
At a 3,200 foot elevation, Goose Lake is a popular spot for brook, brown and cutthroat trout fishing and offers a concrete boat ramp for launching small boats, kayaks and canoes.
The campsite is accessed via 8 miles of narrow gravel road. Roadside parking is available.
The 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail runs for 16.4 miles in a north-south direction through the nearby Indian Heaven Wilderness, just north of Goose Lake.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From the East, take SR 141 north from SR 14, to the town of Trout Lake. Continue through town on SR 141 to till it ends and and FS 24 begins. Follow FS 24 to the junction with FS 60 and follow FS 60 for 1 mile to the entrance of Goose Lake.
From the West (Carson, WA), take Wind River Rd. north to Old State Highway. Following the signs for Panther Creek Campground, continue past Panther Creek Campground on FS 65 to the 4 corners, junction of FS 65 and 60. Turn right on FS 60, and continue 7 miles to the entrance of Goose Lake.
Mailing Address:GOOSE LAKE