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Tower Rock Campground, WA

part ofGifford Pinchot National Forest, US Forest Service
Tower Rock CG Entrance
Status: Closed through Wed Oct 22 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Tower Rock Campground is named for the impressive pillar that looms nearby. The campground is situated near the banks of the Cispus River and offers semi-private sites shaded by a mix of cedar, Douglas fir and maple.

Natural Features:

Tower Rock Campground is located about a quarter mile from the south bank of the Cispus River on the east side of Mount St. Helens. The terrain is mostly meadow and mountainside, as the campground is surrounded by mountains on almost every side.

Recreation:

A privately-owned trout pond offers fishing nearby, but anglers can also cast for brook trout in the Cispus River.

The Burley Mountain trailhead is located off of Forest Road 28, about 4 miles from the Highway 23 intersection. From this trailhead, visitors can hike to multiple waterfalls, including Angel Falls.

Facilities:

Tower Rock provides easy RV camping with paved parking spurs that can accommodate vehicles between 20 to 40 feet.

Drinking water, picnic tables and campfire rings are provided. This facility has vault toilets.

Nearby Attractions:

Tower Rock Campground is just east of Mount St. Helens, making it a convenient base for exploring this volcanic monument.

Layser Cave Interpretive Site, which has a short trail leading to the cave, is also nearby.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Host
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Vault Toilets
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
  • 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):
46.445, -121.86806
46°26'42"N, 121°52'5"W

Take Highway 12 east from I-5 and head south on Road 25. Go left at Y towards Highway 23 and continue for 8 miles. Take a right on Road 28 and another right on Road 76. Proceed to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Tower Rock 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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