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Takhlakh Lake Campground, WA

part ofGifford Pinchot National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: Takhlakh Lake Campground
Status: Closed through Thu Oct 02 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Takhlakh Lake Campground sits at an elevation of 4,400 feet in a well-shaded location next to its namesake lake. The campground sits at the base of Mt. Adams, providing visitors with incredible views in every direction. The campground has a short season, but it's a particularly popular destination for hikers exploring the trails around Mt. Adams.

Natural Features:

Takhlakh Lake is part of the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District, which is located in the northernmost portion of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

This location offers breathtaking views of not only Mt. Adams, but also Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Saint Helens.

Recreation:

The campsite offers access to the Takhlakh Loop, an accessible trail suitable for all ages and skill levels and the Takhlakh Meadow Trail.

The lake provides an ideal spot for anglers to cast for rainbow trout and for boaters looking to kayak or canoe. The lake is reserved for non-motorized use only.

Facilities:

The campground consists of 54 back-in sites with unpaved parking spurs that vary in length from 15 to 40 feet. Some sites are tent only.

No drinking water is provided at this campground, but other amenities include vault toilets, picnic tables and campfire rings.

Takhlakh Lake Campground offers accessible sites and activities and amenities that support current accessibility standards.

Nearby Attractions:

Near the campground, hikers can access trailheads for the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail. This leads to the Highline Trail, which attracts experienced hikers and backpackers for its views of Mt. Rainier, Mount St. Helens and Oregon's Mt. Hood.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campfire Rings
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Hunting
Know Before You Go
  • The camping fee includes entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle, any extra vehicles will be subject to an extra vehicle fee at the campground
  • No potable water, bring your own drinking water
  • ATVs and OHVs are not allowed in the campground
  • 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):
46.28083, -121.59861
46°16'51"N, 121°35'55"W

From I-5: Take exit 68 and head east on US Highway 12 to Randle, Washington. Turn south onto State Highway 131 and travel 1 mile, stay left at the Y and continue southeast on Forest Road 23 for 30 miles to Forest Road 2329. Turn left onto Forest Road 2329 and follow it through the junction with Forest Road 5601. Proceed on Forest Road 2329 for 3/4-mile to the campground.

The last 7 miles of Forest Road 23 are gravel surfaced.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Takhlakh Lake 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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