Site: Sunset Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

A great place for a picnic, hike or just relaxing at the falls. 

Visual Recreation Opportunity GuideVideo shows Sunset Falls and a migrating Steelhead. Sounds of water flowing over falls.

Sunset Falls is located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Visitors enjoy scenic views of the river and a waterfall with othre wonders also within a short hike of the day use parking and campground. The campground is open all year.

Natural Features:

The falls are on the East Fork Lewis River at an elevation of 1,000 feet. The campground road and trail path to the falls are paved and shaded by large evergreen trees.

Recreation:

There are several hiking trails nearby, including the Silver Star trail which offers excellent views of Portland, Oregon. The area is also popular with kayakers that visit the East Fork Lewis River.

Nearby Attractions:

Sunset Falls is located in between Mount St. Helens and Mt. Adams, and only about an hour north of Portland, Oregon. Fishing is available at nearby Zigzag Lake or Canyon Creek. The East Fork Lewis is open to angling below Horseshoe Falls.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 05/12/2014: Open. Hoodoo Recreation Services day use fee required to park at the site.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $5/vehicle/day
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Amboy, WA
Water: No Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Hoodoo Recreation Services
Information Center: Mt. St. Helens Surrounding Area See also: Sunset Falls Campground

General Information

Directions:

From I-5 take exit 9 WA 502 for Battle Ground. Go about 7 miles and turn left on WA 503 and head north for about 5.5 miles. Turn right onto NE Rock Creek Rd, which will turn into NE 152nd Ave and then a slight left onto NE Lucia Falls Rd for about 7 miles. Then turn right onto NE Sunset Falls Road, travel for about 7 miles and the falls will be on your right.
 


Accessibility:

This site offers a paved trail from the parking area to the falls viewing platform. The area is flat and has other accessible areas to experience the river and the surrounding forest.


General Notes:

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Host
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Shade
  • Tent Pads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Waterfront Sites
Within 10 Miles
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Reservation Info Reservable. Recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777
No. of Sites 18 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

Paved level sites. Easy RV parking.

Hookup - WaterNo
Reservation Info Reservable Recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777
Size Restrictions 22'
Dump StationsNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Corrals22'
Hookup - SewerNo
Pavement Type for ParkingAsphalt

Hiking

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Picnicking

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Amenities

Toilets
Picnic tables
Parking