Campground: Horseshoe Lake


A map depicting trails in the High Lakes area within the Cowlitz Valley vicinity.

High Lakes area general map in the Cowlitz Valley Vicinity.  Sites include: 
Adams Fork Campground
Boulder Trail #1C 
Cat Creek Campground
Council Bluff Trail  #117
Green Mountain Trail  #110 
Hamilton Buttes Trail  #118 
Hamilton Peak Trail  #109
High Lakes Trail  #116
Horseshoe Lake Campground
Keenes Horse Camp
Keenes Trail #120
Killen Creek Campground

Spring Creek Trail  #115
Squaw Creek Trail  #265
Takh Takh Meadow Trail  #136




Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Campsites, situated on a picturesque lake, offer most campers a view of the water.  The campground is small with only 12 campsites.  It is located near the Mt. Adams Wilderness.  OHV trail access nearby.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 09/14/2014: Closed for the season.
Reservations: Reservations may be made at or calling 1-877-444-6777.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees This site is operated by Hoodoo Recreation Services.  Please see for a list of current fees.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Maximum vehicle length is 16 feet.  Electric motors allowed on the lake.  Gas powered motors are not allowed on the lake.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information


Directions from Cowlitz Valley Ranger District: Travel west on Hwy 12 for 1 mile.  Turn left on State Route 131.  In 1 mile, stay to the left at the "Y".  You are now on Forest Road 23.  In 19 miles, stay to the left onto Forest Road 21. Follow Forest Road 21 for approximately 4 miles. Turn right on Forest Road 56.  In approximately 2 miles turn right on Forest Road 5603.  In approximately 4 miles turn right on Forest Road 2329.  Follow the signs for Horseshoe Lake. There is approximately 12 miles of gravel to get to the campground.

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Picnic tables
Fee charged for some activities
Parking concessionaire day use fee
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