Eight backcountry camps can accommodate tent campers. Camping is limited to designated campsites. The maximum group size for camping is four. To protect natural features, pets and pack stock are prohibited in the Mount Margaret Backcountry. Fires are not allowed; plan to use a camp stove for cooking. Each campsite has a level, wood-framed, earth-filled tent pad as well as a grey water sump for waste water from washing and cooking. Solar composting toilets are also provided. Please use these facilities to help protect vegetation, water quality and other natural features. Water from any source should be treated before drinking.
All campers in the Mount Margaret Backcountry must display their permit on their tent while occupying a campsite. A valid recreation pass is required when using the Norway Pass Trailhead. Visit the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument website for current conditions: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mountsthelens/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5288434.
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