Forest Road 83

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Forest Road 83 passes through lava flows and mudflows from earlier eruptions and provides access to Climber's BivouacApe Cave, and Lava Canyon

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 08/15/18: Use caution, drive slowly and look for potholes. No parking on the road. A Northwest Forest Pass, America the Beautiful Pass or $5 in a fee tube required to park at Cougar Sno-Park, Lahar Viewpoint, Ape Canyon and Lava Canyon Trailheads.
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Cougar, WA
Water: No

General Information


From Cougar, WA take Lewis River Road/Forest Road 90 east for 6.4 miles then go left on Forest Road 83. 


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