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Walupt Lake Campground, WA

part ofGifford Pinchot National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Sep 14 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Walupt Lake Campground offers scenic views of Mt. Adams and the surrounding forest on the west end of Walupt Lake. The sites here provide plenty of privacy and ample shade form the surrounding hemlock, cedar and fir trees.

Walupt Lake Campground is a great choice for visitors looking to fish, swim, boat or explore the numerous hiking, biking and horseback riding trails in the area.

Natural Features:

Walupt Lake spans 384 acres and is the second largest lake in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The clear mountain waters are popular with anglers who come here to cast for Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout.

This campground is surrounded by the Goat Rocks Wilderness, named for the rugged peaks where numerous mountain goats are found. Scattered throughout the area are alpine meadows, lakes and ponds.

Recreation:

Anglers can fish for brook, rainbow and cutthroat trout in Walupt Lake. Swimming and the use of motorized and non-motorized boats is also permitted.

Numerous trailheads can be accessed from this campground. Walupt Lake Trail, Nannie Ridge Trail and Coleman Weedpatch Trail are popular hiking and equestrian trails.

Facilities:

Walupt Lake Campground offers some tent-only sites, but standard sites have gravel spurs that can accommodate RVs between 20-40 feet. Each walk-in tent site along the lake shore has a small beach area.

Campsites include picnic tables and campfire rings. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided on the premises.

A horse camp is adjacent to this campground.

Nearby Attractions:

Walupt Lake's location between Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier and Mount St. Helens makes it possible to explore any of these areas on a day trip.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Parking Area
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Trailhead Parking
  • Trailheads
  • 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
  • Horses prohibited except in designated horse camps
  • No OHVs or ATVs 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):
46.42306, -121.47361
46°25'23"N, 121°28'25"W

Take I-5 to Highway 12 towards Packwood, then take Highway 21 to FS Road 2160 to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Walupt 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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