Campground: Cat Creek


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: Open
This area is Open

This very small campground is situated on the banks of the Cispus River.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 07/27/2014: Open
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees No fee.
Open Season: 5/22/2014
Usage: Light
Restrictions: See Washington State fishing regulations.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information


Directions from Cowlitz Valley Ranger Station: Travel west on Hwy 12 for 1 mile. Turn left onto State Route 131.  In 1 mile stay to the left at the "Y" in the road.  You will now be on Forest Road 23.  Travel to approximately mile marker 19 and stay to the left at the "Y".  You will now be on Forest Road 21.  The campground will be on your left in approximately 6-7 miles.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

The campsites are not well defined.

Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites5 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone

RV Camping

Campsites are small, but there is space available for RVs to back in.

Reservation InfoNot reservable
Hookup - WaterNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Dump StationsNo
Hookup - SewerNo
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OHV Riding & Camping

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Picnic tables
Tent camping