Campground: La Wis Wis

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

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This large campground (100 sites) is located right off of US Highway 12 at the junction of the Clear Fork of the Cowlitz and the Ohanapecosh Rivers. It is situated in an old growth stand of Douglas Fir, Hemlock and Cedar. Most sites offer good privacy. The Purcell Falls Trail #162A and the Blue Hole Trail #167 originate from the campground and offer views of the falls and the Blue Hole along the Ohanapecosh. This is a great destination for those traveling through looking for an overnight stay and also makes a great central location for an extended stay while exploring the local area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 09/27/2014: Closed for the season. After being closed in 2014 due to hazard trees, the La Wis Wis Campground Hatchery Loop (H Loop) may be opened again in 2015. The Forest Service is working to address fire hazard concerns resulting from slash created by tree falling and removal. At this time, we hope to be able to open most of the camp units in the H Loop in time for the 4th of July weekend. Reservations may not be available. The interior areas of the Loop have been substantially modified. Please call the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for more information.
Operational Hours: Normally open: Early June through Labor Day Weekend (Weather permitting). Closed during the winter.
Reservations: Reservations may be made at www.recreation.gov or calling 1-877-444-6777.
Fees
  • Camping: Single Site/$20, Multi Site/$38, Group/$90, Extra Vehicle/$10 
  • Day Use Fee: $5/vehicle
This site is operated by Hoodoo Recreation Services
Open Season: 5/22 - 09/28
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions:
  • 14 day stay limit. 
  • Maximum vehicle length is 18-40 feet. 
  • Selective fishing gear rules apply.  See Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Sport Fishing Rules for more information.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood, WA
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault (4)
Passes: 50% discount for single site camping fee, or day use fee, with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age, or Golden Access.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information

General Notes:

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Directions:

From Packwood, Washington travel four miles east on State Route 12 and arrive at the campground on your left.


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