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 campground is located in a high elevation stand of lodgepole pine and mixed conifers. The Mt. Adams Wilderness is just outside the campground to the south. Numerous trails are nearby including the High Lakes Trail #116, Keenes Trail #120 and Muddy Meadows Trail #13. Be sure to fill out a Wilderness Permit before riding in the Wilderness.
At a Glance
06/08/2016: Note: Some access routes to this site are unusable due to recent flood damage. View a map of inaccessible roads on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District to determine alternative access routes. Call the Ranger District at 360-497-1100 for additional information.
From Randle, Washington travel south on State Highway 131 (Forest Roads 23 and 25). Veer left in 1 mile at the Y of Forest Road 23 and Forest Road 25. Continue to follow Forest Service Road 23 for 18.5 miles then turn left onto Forest Road 21. Follow Forest Road 21 for 4.6 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 56. Follow Forest Road 56 for 3 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 5603. Follow Forest Road 5603 for 5.2 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 2329. Follow Forest Road 2329 for 8.6 miles and arrive at the campground on your left.
The campground offers access to Muddy Meadows Trail #13, which provides access to a network of trails in the Mt. Adams Wilderness. Access to Keenes Camp Trail #120 and Connector Trail #113A is also available and connects Keenes and Killen Horse Camps.