Trailhead: Thomas Lake

Area Status: Unreachable

Provides access to: Thomas Lake Trail #111 which enters Indian Heaven Wilderness from the west.

Gravel parking area for 10 vehicles.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 2/17/2021: Road to trailhead is blocked by snow in the winter until late Spring. NOTE: Rd. 65 had some flood damage, recommended for higher clearance vehicles (Ex. Subaru or higher) to access Thomas Lake Trailhead. For low clearance vehicles, it is recommended to use Rd. 6507 to access Thomas Lake TH. For current information, contact the Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Fees $5/vehicle/day
Permit Info: Wilderness Permit Required to enter Indian Heaven Wilderness. Permits are free and self-issued at trailhead.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations apply 
Closest Towns: Stabler, WA; Carson, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

General Information


From Carson, WA follow Wind River Hwy (Forest Road 30) north for about 5 miles to Forest Road 65 (Turn right onto Old State Road and take the 1st left onto Forest Road 65/​Panther Creek Road). Continue to follow Forest Road 65 for 16 miles. Trailhead will be on the right.

(The trail is not accessible from the north via Road 30 because the Rush Creek Bridge is out).

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