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Iron Creek Campground, WA

part ofGifford Pinchot National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: IRON CREEK (WA)
Status: Closed through Wed May 14 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Iron Creek Campground sits near the confluence of Iron Creek and the Cispus River. This large campground winds through a forest of old-growth Douglas firs, cedars and hemlock. Lush vegetation and ample space between sites offers excellent privacy.

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.

Iron Creek is part of the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District, which is located in the northernmost portion of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. This District is roughly located among three volcanic peaks: Mt. Rainier to the north, Mt. Adams to the east, and Mount St. Helens to the west.

Recreation:

Iron Creek provides great fishing for cutthroat trout, whitefish and rainbow trout.

Visitors can stroll along the .3-mile Iron Creek Old Growth Trail and weave through the forest and along the Cispus River, or continue on a longer walk down the Iron Creek Campground Trail. This trail is barrier-free and designed to accommodate any age or skill level, with benches and plenty of places to stop along the way.

Facilities:

There are 99 single and double family sites that are back-in and paved. Level spurs provide easy RV parking. Picnic tables, campfire rings and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Interpretive Site is just up Forest Road 25 toward the town of Randle. Forest Road 25 is a popular scenic drive and provides excellent views of Mount St. Helens.

The Windy Ridge Viewpoint at Mount St. Helens is approximately 20 miles away.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Scenic Drive
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • Maximum vehicle length is 40 feet
  • The camping fee includes entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle, an extra vehicle fee of $10 will be collected at the campground
  • Click here for more information about Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
46.42972, -121.98694
46°25'47"N, 121°59'13"W

Take Highway 12 from I-5 and proceed 40 miles to Randle, turn south on Forest Road 25 and continue for 12 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Iron 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
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