Campground: Horseshoe Lake


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

Photo of a body of water with trees in the distance.

The campground is a rustic site situated on a 24 acre lake, and offers most campers a view of the water. The campground is small with only 11 campsites. Fishing, boating (electric motors only), and hiking are available. Trail access to Mt. Adams Wilderness is nearby at Killen Creek trailhead. 

Nearby access to Green Mountain Trail #110High Lakes Trail #116Spring Creek Trail #115.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 4/12/2021: Horseshoe Lake campground is still closed. Not gated, dispersed camping is still allowed prior to official opening. Tentative opening date is June 11th. Please pack out all trash.
Reservations: First come, first served
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
  • Camping: Single Site/$16
  • Extra Vehicle:$8
Open Season: 6/11/2021 - 09/12/2021
Usage: Light
  • Maximum vehicle length is 16 feet.
  • Electric motors only allowed on the lake.  Gas powered motors are not allowed on the lake.
  • Wilderness regulations apply within Mt. Adams Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Passes: 50% discount for single site camping fee with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, In
Operated By: Forest Service
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 3 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 2329078. Follow Forest Road 2329078 for 1.3 miles and arrive at the campground. 

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