Lewis River Recreation Area Tickets

Gifford Pinchot National Forest

The Lewis River Recreation Area is located in the heart of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. This area provides access to the popular Lewis River Trail and associated waterfall viewing. The Lewis River trail winds along a gentle grade through a magnificent Douglas fir, western red cedar and big leaf maple old-growth forest with abundant side streams, springs, and waterfalls. There are multiple access points along this 14-mile trail, including trailheads at Curly Creek Falls, Lower Falls, Middle Falls, and Quartz Creek. This trail is popular with mountain bikers, hikers, and waterfall enthusiasts, especially on hot summer days. There are two campgrounds in the Lewis River Recreation Area: Lower Falls Campground (reservations available on Recreation.gov) and Lewis River Horse Camp (First Come, First Served Only ). You can find more information here: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/gp/LRRA  

The Lewis River Recreation Area Ticket and other site requirements are necessary to provide for the protection of public health and safety and resource protection. Reservations are required June 15 through September 6. Thank you for your cooperation! Reservation MUST be printed AND a hard copy must be placed on vehicle dashboard upon arrival in the Lewis River Recreation Area.  

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Booking Windows

Primary Booking Window: Tickets are available beginning 2/11/2022 for the summer of 2022 for arrival between June 15th to September 6th. Any visitation prior to these dates do not require a ticket. Tickets are advanced reservation only and a limited number are available per day.

Changes and Cancellations

If you are unable to make your reserved time, please cancel your ticket by 24 hours the day before. This will allow others the opportunity to visit Lewis River Recreation Area.

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2455 HWY 141 TROUT LAKE WA 98616

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