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Panther Creek campground, WA

part ofGifford Pinchot National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: Panther Creek campground
Status: Closed through Wed Oct 22 2014   Season Dates
 

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.

Activities 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
Know Before You Go
  • 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
  • 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):
45.81972, -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

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