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North Fork Campground (WA), WA
part ofGifford Pinchot National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Wed May 21 2014 Season Dates
OverviewNorth Fork Campground sits along the North fork of the Cispus River, shaded by a canopy of trees that include hemlock, maple and Douglas fir.
This popular campground is typically open from mid-May through late September and offers standard sites in addition to the Bear, Beaver and Elk group sites.
North Fork is situated between three of Washington's most impressive mountains: Mount St. Helens, Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier. The variety of recreational activities and the diverse natural beauty draws many visitors to this area.
North Fork is part of the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District, which is located in the northernmost portion of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
North Fork Campground makes a great base camp for a variety of activities. Hikers, mountain bikers and OHV riders can access the nearby multi-use Valley Trail. From this trail, OHV riders can enjoy a network of over 50 miles of OHV trails.
The campground consists of 33 sites that have parking spurs, which vary from 20 to 40 feet in length. A few of these sites are 40 foot pull-through, and the rest are back-in.
Randle is the closest town to North Fork, and offers access to the Windy Ridge Lookout at Mount St. Helens.
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Know Before You Go
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From I-5, take Highway 12 east to Randle. Once in the Randle township, turn right on Road 25 and continue until you reach a fork in the road. Take the left fork onto Road 23 and travel for 10 miles to North Fork Campground.
Mailing Address:North Fork Campground (WA)
Randle WA 98377
Phone Number:Information: (541)338-7869
Mail to: P.O. Box 8516
Coburg OR 97408