Campground: Iron Creek

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

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This large campground (98 sites) is on a flat along the Cispus River and is located in an old growth stand of Douglas fir, Hemlock, and Cedar. Lush vegetation and ample space between sites makes them quite private. This is a great place to camp while exploring the more remote side of Mount St. Helens. Iron Creek Campground Loop encircles the campground and is perfect for a stroll through the big trees and offers great views of the Cispus River.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: 9/13/2021: Iron Creek campground is now closed for the season. Attempt to make reservations on well in advance (reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance). Some first come first serve sites available as well.
Reservations: Reservations may be made at or calling 1-877-444-6777.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
  • Camping: Single Site/$22, Multi-Site/$40
  • Extra Vehicle: $8
Open Season: 5/21/2021 - 09/12/2021
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Maximum vehicle length is 24-40 feet.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood WA
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: 50% discount for single site camping fee with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age, or Golden Access.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

General Information


From Randle, Washington travel south on State Highway 131 (Forest Roads 23 and 25). Veer right in 1 mile at the Y of Forest Road 23 and Forest Road 25. Continue to follow Forest Road 25 for 7.8 eight miles and arrive at the campground on your left.


This is one of the first recreation areas encountered when entering the forest heading south just off of Forest Road 25 from Randle, WA. This site, including the campground and picnic area, offer flat, accessible parking and paths.

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