Tower Rock Campground

Gifford Pinchot National Forest

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

Tower Rock provides easy RV camping with paved parking spurs that can accommodate vehicles between 20 to 30 feet.


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

Need to Know

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.

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.

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.

Contact Information

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Gifford Pinchot NF Cowlitz Valley Ranger District Randle WA 98377

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 541-338-7869

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

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.

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