The Lewis River Valley will delight any explorer who comes looking for spectacular waterfalls surrounded by old-growth forest. This is an area packed with some of the most spectacular and interesting waterfalls on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
Trails, ranging from easiest to most difficult, provide paths of discovery through this diverse landscape. Easy wheelchair accessible trails allow close approach to Big Creek, Curly Creek, Miller Creek and Lower Lewis River Falls. Other waterfalls are viewed from the Lewis River Trail, which follows the Lewis River for over 15 miles.
At a Glance
A Northwest Forest Pass is required at various view points and trailheads. Passess are available at Lower Falls Campground.
The Lewis River is some of the best wild trout fishing in SW Wash. Please chek http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/ for regualtions and seasons. Salmon reintroduction efforts and high bull trout concentrations mean paying special attention to species identification when harvesting fish from the upper Lewis River. All bull trout must be released unharmed.
Hours of Operation:
Fishing season opn this river runs from the first Saturday in June to Oct. 31.