Campground: Summit

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Summit Creek Campground is a small, rustic site located on a small flat between Summit Creek and Forest Road 4510 in a mid-elevation stand of Douglas fir, western hemlock, and western red cedar. Access to the creek is available but a high, steep bank makes it challenging. The site is visually exposed to local traffic on Forest Road 4510 and can be dusty at times. The area is open with no screening between camp units.

There are 6 campsites available. Units 1-5 are suitable for tent camping or pickup campers. Unit 6, on the other side of Forest Road 4510, may be suitable for short trailers. Trailers are not recommended for the main campground area due to size and poor road conditions within the site. Parking spurs are not level.

The campground has one old-style double vault toilet and an information board. All sites have tables and fire rings with grill feature. The short access road is narrow and steep. This campground is frequently used by hunters in the fall.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/01/2018: primitive camping allowed.
Reservations: First come, first serve
Fees No fee
Usage: Light
  • Maximum vehicle/combination length is 20-30’ feet for main area; Unit 6 spur is 40’ and may be suitable for short trailer.
  • 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 for 1.8 miles to Summit Creek Campground on your left.  

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