Campground: Soda Spring

Area Status: Closed

Soda Spring Campground is a small, rustic site located at the end of Forest Road 4510.052 in a stand of Douglas fir, western hemlock, and silver fir. The Campground has 7 sites suitable for tent camping, pickup campers, or smaller trailers. Sites have moderate screening and are not crowded. There is one old-style double vault toilet and an information board. All sites have tables and fire rings with grill feature. This campground tends to be lightly used and quiet, with only minor local traffic. The access route is moderately steep single lane with occasional pullouts. Larger trailers are not recommended. 

Summit Creek is nearby but not visible from the campground, and there are a number of dispersed sites along the creek in the area. Local attraction is a small soda spring, site of old bottling facility. No structures remain. 

The Cowlitz Trail #44 trailhead is located in the campground, providing access to the adjacent William O. Douglas Wilderness.

Horses are prohibited in the campground, equestrians please use the nearby Soda Spring Horse Trailhead.

View a Soda Spring Campground map (.pdf).

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 05/01/2024: Campground is closed. Anticipated opening date is July 4, 2024. Please follow dispersed camping rules. When it is open the campground has first come, first serve sites. For more information contact ExplorUS at 661-702-1420.
Reservations: First come, first serve
Fees: Camping: $20.00/Site  Extra vehicle: $8
Open Season: 07/04/2024 - 09/22/2024
Usage: Light
  • Horses prohibited in campground
  • 14-day stay limit
Closest Towns: Packwood, WA
Water: No Potable Water
Restroom: Double Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Concessionaire
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General Information


From Packwood, WA, proceed northeast on US Highway 12 for approximately 9 miles to Forest Road 45. Turn left on Forest Road 45 and proceed 0.35 miles to Forest Road 4510. Continue straight on Forest Road 4510 4.2 miles to Forest Road 4510 052. Bear right on Forest Road 4510 052 and follow to Soda Spring Campground.  

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