Horse Camp: Keenes


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: Closed
This area is Closed
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

Current Conditions: 09/15/2015: Closed for the winter.
Operational Hours: Snow drifts block area until summer.
Reservations: Reservations may be made at or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
  • Camping: Single Site/$14
  • Extra Vehicle: $7 
This site is operated by Hoodoo Recreation Services.
Open Season: - 09/14/15
Usage: Light
  • Access limited in old loop to camper pickups with smaller trailers.
  • Larger rigs can be accommodated in the new loop.
  • Wilderness restrictions apply within Mt. Adams Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood, WA
Water: No
Restroom: 2
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

General 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. 

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Horse Camping

Some units have tie stalls.
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites13 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites1 of 13

Horse Riding

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.