Campground: Big Creek

 

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

Sawtooth area general map in the Cowlitz Valley Vicinity.  Sites include: 
Allen Mountain Trail #269
Big Creek Campground
Big Creek Trail #252

Cave Creek Trail #255
Greenwood Lake Trail #253  
High Rock Trail #266 
Osborne Mountain Trail #250
Silver Creek Trail #258 
Teeley Creek Trail #251

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This beautiful campground set in a wooded area close to the west entrance of Mt. Rainier National Park is a great getaway for a camping trip. 

Big Creek Campground is a single-loop campground located close to the west entrance of Mt. Rainier National Park.  Some sites overlook Big Creek. The lush vegetation provides good privacy between sites.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 07/26/2014: Open. Reservations through recreation.gov
Reservations: Reservations may be made at http://www.recreation.gov/ or calling 1-877-444-6777.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees This site is operated by Hoodoo Recreation Services.  Please see http://www.hoodoo.com/gifford-pinchot-national-forest-wa/ for a list of current fees.
Open Season: 5/22/2014
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Maximum vehicle length 24-40 feet.
Closest Towns: Elbe WA; Packwood WA
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

Directions from State Highway 706: Travel south on Kernahan Road for approx. 2 miles, the road makes a hard left turn and becomes Primary Forest Route 52. The campground is on the right approximately 1/2 mile after this corner.

From Packwood, travel west on Forest Road 52 (Skate Creek Road) for approximately 20 miles.  The campground is on the left.


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Activities


Bicycling

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Each site has a pedestal grill. The campground requires vehicles to have a relatively tight turning radius. Some parking spurs are paved; others are native moss and dirt.

Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov
No. of Sites 26 single site(s), 3 double site(s)
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

The campground requires vehicles to have a relatively tight turning radius.

Hookup - WaterNo
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov
Size Restrictions 22'
No. of Sites 27
Dump StationsNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Corrals22'
Hookup - SewerNo
Pavement Type for ParkingNative Material or Asphalt

Fishing

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Hiking

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Picnicking

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Amenities

Camping trailer space length 24-40'
Toilets
Accessible
Picnic tables
Fee charged for some activities
Parking
Tent camping
Drinking water