Campground: Lower Falls

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Picture of Lower Falls Recreation Area Campground

The campground is located in a pleasantly wooded setting on the Lewis River next to Lower Falls. The campsites are tucked in among the trees creating a sense of seclusion. The campground road is paved and shaded by large evergreen trees. A trailhead for the Lewis River Trail #31 is located in the campground. Lewis River Trail is a multi-use trail (hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding) that follows the bank of the river through old growth and past several striking waterfalls. The river is open to catch and release fishing and kayaking. Lower Falls Day Use Area is within the campground.

Lower Falls Campground offers 43 standard sites that accommodate both tents and RVs (60 feet), but no hookups are available. Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are composting toilets and drinking water.

There are falls viewing opportunities at Lower Lewis River Falls, Curly Creek Falls, Big Creek Falls, and Middle Falls, all within 15 minutes of the campground. Lewis River Horse Camp is 5 miles away.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/20/2014: Closed and gated.
Reservations: Reservations may be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Fees
  • $15/night/single site
  • $30/night/double sites (Site # 08 and #28)
  • $35/night/premium site (Site #21)
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer and Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Maximum vehicle length is 60 feet.
Closest Towns: Cougar, WA; Trout Lake, WA
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Compost Toilet (4)
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required for day use at this site.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mount Adams Ranger District

General Information

Accessibility:

This site is flat and paved with paved and dirt trails leading to viewing areas.


Directions:

From Cougar, Washington drive east on Highway 503 for about 33 miles to the campground. Just past the Pine Creek Information Center the highway intersects with Forest Road 25. Keep right at this intersection and stay on Highway 503. At the Forest Boundary Highway 503 becomes Forest Road 90.  Continue driving east on Forest Road 90 to the entrance to the campground which will be on the right after you pass mile marker 28. The entrance is well signed.

From Trout Lake, Washington take Highway 141 west past the Ranger District office to Trout Lake Creek Road. Turn right on Trout Lake Creek Road and continue to the forest boundary where Trout Lake Creek Road becomes Forest Road 88. Stay on Forest Road 88, bearing to the right at the Big Tire intersection, to the tee intersection with Forest Road 90.  Turn left on Forest Road 90 and drive about 9 miles to the entrance to the campground on the left side of the road.  The entrance is well signed.


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