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Attention: This facility will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 6/12/14 through 6/18/14. The first date available for reservations is Thursday, June 19, 2014.
Don't move firewood : Please protect the Pacific Northwest from invasive species by obtaining or purchasing your firewood at or near your camping destination. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by buying and burning your firewood locally. dontmovefirewood.org
Peterson Prairie Campground, WA
part ofGifford Pinchot National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Wed Jun 11 2014 Season Dates
OverviewPeterson Prairie Campground offers shaded and secluded campsites nestled in a forest of large pine, spruce and fir trees. The campground tends to be popular among huckleberry pickers, but receives much lighter use when the berries are not in-season.
At an elevation of 2,800 ft., Peterson Prairie offers a cool summertime climate during the hottest part of the season. Several kid-friendly attractions are a short distance away, making this campground a great choice for families.
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.
Seasonal harvesting of huckleberries and mushrooms is a popular pastime at Peterson Prairie.
Drinking water and vault toilets are available. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. The sites are spacious with long, gravel parking spurs.
This campground is near Bird Creek Meadows, a trail that offers spectacular wildflower displays and opportunities to observe numerous birds.
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Know Before You Go
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):
From SR 14 follow SR 141 North to the town of Trout Lake, continue through town on SR 141 till the road ends and FS 24 begins(approximately 5 miles WSW of town). Continue west on FS 24 for another 2.25 miles to the entrance of Peterson Prairie.
Mailing Address:Peterson Prairie 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