South Puget Sound and Western South Cascades Campgrounds

Olympia, Washington

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The region covered in this eTrail include the Olympia area, Capital Forest, Vancouver area, Mt. St. Helens area, Highway 410, Highway 12, and the South Cascade Mountains west of the Cascade Crest. Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Adams Fork, Alder Lake, Battle Ground State Park, Beacon Rock State Park, Beaver, Cat Creek, Cold Creek, Corral Pass, Council Lake, Cultus Creek, The Dalles, Dash Point State Park, Dougan Creek, Elbe Hills ORV Trailhead, Evans Creek, Fall Creek, Falls Creek - Crest Horse Camp, Goose Lake, Horseshoe Lake, Ike Kinswa State Park, Iron Creek, Kanaskat-Palmer State Park, Keene's Horse Camp, Killen Creek, Lake Merrill, Lewis and Clark State Park, Margaret McKenny, Mayfield Lake, Middle Waddell, Millersylvania State Park, Mima Falls Trailhead, Moss Creek, Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument: Lower Falls Recreation Area, North Creek, North Fork, Oklahoma, Olallie Creek, Panther Creek, Paradise Creek, Paradise Point State Park, Porter Creek, Rainbow Falls State Park, Rock Creek, Saddle, Saltwater State Park, Seaquest State Park, Sherman Valley, Silver Springs, Smokey Creek, Soda Springs, Summit Creek, Sunset, Takhlakh, Tinkham, Tower Rock, Walupt Horse Camp, Walupt Lake, Woodland.
Camping Washington

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Camping Washington

by Steve Giordano (Falcon Guides)

The region covered in this eTrail include the Olympia area, Capital Forest, Vancouver area, Mt. St. Helens area, Highway 410, Highway 12, and the South Cascade Mountains west of the Cascade Crest. Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Adams Fork, Alder Lake, Battle Ground State Park, Beacon Rock State Park, Beaver, Cat Creek, Cold Creek, Corral Pass, Council Lake, Cultus Creek, The Dalles, Dash Point State Park, Dougan Creek, Elbe Hills ORV Trailhead, Evans Creek, Fall Creek, Falls Creek - Crest Horse Camp, Goose Lake, Horseshoe Lake, Ike Kinswa State Park, Iron Creek, Kanaskat-Palmer State Park, Keene's Horse Camp, Killen Creek, Lake Merrill, Lewis and Clark State Park, Margaret McKenny, Mayfield Lake, Middle Waddell, Millersylvania State Park, Mima Falls Trailhead, Moss Creek, Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument: Lower Falls Recreation Area, North Creek, North Fork, Oklahoma, Olallie Creek, Panther Creek, Paradise Creek, Paradise Point State Park, Porter Creek, Rainbow Falls State Park, Rock Creek, Saddle, Saltwater State Park, Seaquest State Park, Sherman Valley, Silver Springs, Smokey Creek, Soda Springs, Summit Creek, Sunset, Takhlakh, Tinkham, Tower Rock, Walupt Horse Camp, Walupt Lake, Woodland.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking
Nearby City: Olympia
Campsites: 58 Separate campgrounds
Season & Limits: All year, but many only open spring to fall
Additional Use: Swimming
Local Contacts: Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission; Gifford Pinchot National Forest; Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest
Topo Map: South Puget Sound and Western South Cascades Campgrounds Topographic Map
Guide Book: Camping Washington Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

7/17/2009

I camped at Fall Creek Campground for two nights. It is a great campground back in the trees. It would be great if you had horsses, like to backpack or tent camp. Not a great RV camp if you like electricity and water hookups as there is none. Also to get in to the campground you need to drive on dirt roads but the signage is well marked. The creek behind the campground is great. I sat there with my chair in the creek drinking a beer and enjoying myself for two-three hours and saw no one. It is also great for hiking. There are miles of hiking right from the campground that goes to places like Capital Peak and the Mima Mounds. Nice dirt trails that are mostly under the tree canopy. I would recomend this campground to anyone. The other great part is this campground is FREE!! as is all camping in Capital Forest. Ben

5/29/2007

WENT TO ALDER LAKE PARK IT WAS A GREAT CAMPGROUND, BUT IT WAS A LITTLE EXSPENSIVE. 16$ A NIGHT. THE PARK LISTED UNDER THIS GUIDE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FREE. BUT THAT ONE HAS BEEN CLOSED DOWN FOR SOMETIME APPARANTLY. THE STAFF AT ALDER LAKE PARK WAS VERY HELPFUL GETTING US A SITE AT SHORT NOTICE. GREAT FISHING AND GREAT CAMPING IF YOU GET THE RIGHT SITE AND DONT MIND BEING CLOSE TO YOUR NEIGHBOR

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