Site: Lower Falls Day Use

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Picture of Lower Lewis Falls

Located on the Lewis River in the Lower Falls Campground this day use area is near the Lower Lewis Falls and within the within the Lewis River Recreation Area. 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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Picture of Upper Lewis Falls Picture of Middle Lewis Falls Picture of Curly Creek Falls

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 5/20/2021: Day Use Area is now open with a $5/vehicle day use fee. Use a valid Recreation Pass or pay on-site (cash or check in a fee envelope). STARTING June 15, 2021, a parking reservation ticket will also be required. there is a $2 fee for the ticket. Reservation tickets are available at For further information contact the Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402.
Reservations: Advanced reservations via are required daily during the busy visitor season from June 15 through September 15.  Reserved tickets must be purchased on-line and printed before you travel. To avoid a fine, the reserved ticket must be displayed on your dashboard while parked.
Fees $5/vehicle/day
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Maximum vehicle length is 22” length for Lower Falls Day Use Parking 
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


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.


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

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