Campground: Soda Spring

Area Status: Closed
This area is 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 6 sites suitable for tent camping, pickup campers, or smaller trailers. Summit Creek is nearby but not visible from the site but there are a number of dispersed sites along the creek in the area. 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.

The Cowlitz Trail #44 trailhead is located in the campground, providing access to the adjacent William O. Douglas Wilderness.  Horses are prohibited in the site please use the nearby Soda Spring Horse Trailhead. Local attraction is a small soda spring, site of old bottling facility. No structures remain.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/14/2021: Soda Spring campground is still closed and snow is still present. Take caution and turn around before you get stuck. Dispersed camping allowed before official opening. Tentative opening date is the end of June. No reservations - only first come first serve sites available.
Reservations: First come, first serve
Fees Camping: $16/Site Extra vehicle: $8
Open Season: June - 09/12/2021
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: Forest Service
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

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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