Campground: La Wis Wis


Area Status: Closed
Picture of La Wis Wis Campground

This large campground (109 sites) is located right off of US Highway 12 at the junction of the Clear Fork of the Cowlitz and the Ohanapecosh Rivers. It is situated in an old growth stand of Douglas Fir, Hemlock and Cedar. Most sites offer good privacy.

The Purcell Falls Trail #162A and the Blue Hole Trail #167 originate from the campground and offer views of the falls and the Blue Hole along the Ohanapecosh. This is a great destination for those traveling through looking for an overnight stay and also makes a great central location for an extended stay while exploring the local area.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: 04/04/2022: La Wis Wis campground is closed and will open in late May. Make reservations at Recreation.gov up to 6 months in advance. Some first come, first serve sites are available.
Reservations: Reservations may be made at www.recreation.gov or calling 1-877-444-6777.
Fees:
  • Camping: Single Site/$24, Multi Site/$44, Group/$100, Extra Vehicle/$8
  • Day Use Fee: $5/Vehicle
Open Season: 5/20/2022 - 9/18/2022
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions:
  • 14 day stay limit.
  • Maximum vehicle length is 18-40 feet.
  • Selective fishing gear rules apply.  See Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Sport Fishing Rules for more information.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood, WA
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault (4)
Passes: 50% discount for single site camping fee, or day use fee, with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age, or Golden Access.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District (360) 497-1100

General Information

Directions:

From Packwood, Washington travel four miles east on State Route 12 and arrive at the campground on your left.


General Notes:

Picture of La Wis Wis Campground restroom facility


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
No. of Sites 90 single site(s), 25 double site(s)
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 http://www.recreation.gov
No. of Accessible sites 2 of 115

RV Camping

Recreation areas with activity RV Camping:

Some sites are large enough for RVs. Pay attention to signs and do not enter loops that are too small.

No. of Sites 100
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 http://www.recreation.gov
Pavement Type for Parking Native Material
Hookup - Water No
Size Restrictions 18-24'
Hookup - Sewer No
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No
Corrals 24'
No. of Accessible sites 2

Group Camping

Recreation areas with activity Group Camping:
Coho Group Camp is in this campground.

River and Stream Fishing

Recreation areas with activity River and Stream Fishing:

Trout can be caught in the Ohanapecosh River. Selective gear rules apply. Trout can be caught at nearby Skate Creek. The creek gets a lot of fishing pressure because it is easily accessible from the 52 Road. See Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Sport Fishing Rules for more information.

Fish Species Rainbow trout, Cutthroat trout, whitefish

Viewing Wildlife

Recreation areas with activity Viewing Wildlife:

Viewing Plants

Recreation areas with activity Viewing Plants: Oldgrowth forest.

Picnicking

Recreation areas with activity Picnicking: La Wis Wis Picnic Shelter site is available for a fee.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.677323

  Longitude : 
-121.576059

  Elevation : 
1243'