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.
Check in: 2 pm, Check out: 12 pm (noon)
The camping fee includes entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle; any extra vehicles will be subject to an extra vehicle fee ($8.00/night) at the campground.
Firewood is available for sale at host site for $9.00/bundle.
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.
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.
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.
Individual Campsites: Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee.
A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee including tax and applicable add-on for a campsite.
Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee.
A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date.
No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.
Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Refunds will not be issued after the 7 days has ended.
Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay.
For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive.
In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.
Gifford Pinchot NF Cowlitz Valley Ranger District Randle WA 98377
For campground inquiries, please call: 541-338-7869
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.