Site: Lower Falls Day Use

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Located on the Lewis River in the Lower Falls Campground this day use area is near the Lower Lewis Falls. A flat, paved parking area accesses rolling paved and dirt trails leading to falls viewing areas. Set among mature forests along the North Fork Lewis River, this site is one of the most popular areas on the forest.

The Lewis River Trail #31 running past the day use site leads up and down river to more spectacular falls and other points of interest.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/31/2018: ALERT: High clearance vehicles (trucks/SUV's)may now use Road 90 from the West traveling to Lower Falls Rec. Area. For trailers & lower clearance passenger cars, you will need to go through Trout Lake and take Rd. 23 North of Trout Lake to Rd. 90 coming from the East. Be aware this section has plenty of potholes. The day use area is extremely popular and hard to find parking on weekends. Parking alongside Rd. 90 is not allowed within two miles of the Falls. For a less crowded experience, it is recommended to plan your visit on a weekday if possible. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current info. 509-395-3402.
Fees $5/vehicle/day
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Maximum vehicle length is 60 feet.
Closest Towns: Cougar, WA
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Compost Toilet (1)
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mount Adams Ranger District

General Information

Accessibility:

A flat, paved parking area accesses rolling paved and dirt trails leading to falls viewing areas.


Directions:

From Cougar, Washington drive east on Highway 503 for about 33 miles to the campground. Just past the Pine Creek Information Center the highway intersects with Forest Road 25. Keep right at this intersection and stay on Highway 503. At the Forest Boundary Highway 503 becomes Forest Road 90. Continue east on Forest Road 90 to the entrance to the campground which will be on the right after you pass mile marker 28. The entrance is well signed.

From Trout Lake, Washington take Highway 141 west past the Ranger District office to Trout Lake Creek Road. Turn right on Trout Lake Creek Road and continue to the forest boundary where Trout Lake Creek Road becomes Forest Road 88. Stay on Forest Road 88, bearing to the right at the Big Tire intersection, to the tee intersection with Forest Road 90. Turn left on Forest Road 90 and drive about 9 miles to the entrance to the campground on the left side of the road. The entrance is well signed.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.1566

  Longitude : 
-121.8785

  Elevation : 
1535 - 1750

 

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