Campground: Iron Creek

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

This large campground (98 sites) is on a flat along the Cispus River and is located in an old growth stand of Douglas fir, Hemlock, and Cedar. Lush vegetation and ample space between sites makes them quite private. This is a great place to camp while exploring the more remote side of Mount St. Helens. Iron Creek Trail #99 encircles the campground and is perfect for a stroll through the big trees and offers great views of the Cispus River.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: 09/27/2014: Closed for the season.
Reservations: Reservations may be made at or calling 1-877-444-6777.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
  • Camping: Single Site/$20, Multi-Site/$38 
  • Extra Vehicle: $10
This site is operated by Hoodoo Recreation Services.
Open Season: 5/22 - 09/28
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Maximum vehicle length is 24-40 feet.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood WA
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: 50% discount for single site camping fee with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age, or Golden Access.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District See also: Iron Creek Picnic Site

General Information


From Randle, Washington travel south on State Highway 131 (Forest Roads 23 and 25). Veer right in 1 mile at the Y of Forest Road 23 and Forest Road 25. Continue to follow Forest Road 25 for 7.8 eight miles and arrive at the campground on your left.


This is one of the first areas encountered when entering the forest heading south just off of Forest Road 25 from Randle, WA and is within a mature forest glen along the Cispus River. This site, including the campground and picnic area, offer flat, accessible parking and paths.

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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
No. of Sites 80 single site(s), 18 double site(s)
No. of Accessible sites 3 of 98

RV Camping

Recreation areas with activity RV Camping:

There are paved, level spurs and easy RV parking.

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
Size Restrictions 40'
No. of Sites 98
Dump StationsNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Hookup - SewerNo
Pavement Type for ParkingAsphalt


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Picnic tables
Drinking water