Meta Lake Interpretive Site


Area Status: Closed

This site provides access to the short paved Meta Lake Trail #210 that leads to a clear blue lake teeming with life.  Come and hear stories about plant and animal survivors and new arrivals. During July you may see swarms of squirming tadpoles along the lakeshore on their journey to adulthood.

Interpretive talks are offered daily during the summer. Look for a Forest Interpreter at this site at various times during the day. Program times are posted on the information board.

Please note: This site is inaccessible much of the year due to weather conditions.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/07/2022: Forest Road 99 remains open, but has received substantial snowfall. There is 2.5 feet of snow at the beginning of the road. This road is not maintained, High clearance vehicles with 4WD and chains are neccessary. If you choose to access this road, proceed with caution. There are no services available and cell service is limited. Visitors should follow Leave No Trace principles when visiting this site.
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer and fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions:
  • Off trail travel prohibited.
  • No pets, stock, or bicycles.
  • Day-use only.
  • No camping or swimming is allowed at Meta Lake.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center:

General Information

Directions:

From Cougar WA take Lewis River Road east for 2.8 miles. The road then changes to Forest Road 90. Continue on Forest Road 90 for 16 miles and stay to the left on Forest Road 25, pass the Pine Creek Information Center. Drive Forest Road 25 for 25 miles to the junction of Forest Road 99. Turn left onto Forest Road 99 towards Windy Ridge. Drive approximately 9.4 miles to Meta Lake Interpretive Site.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Day Hiking

Viewing Wildlife

During July you may see swarms of squirming tadpoles along the lakeshore on their journey to adulthood.

Viewing Scenery

Interpretive Areas

Look for a Forest Interpreter at this site at various times during the day. Program times are posted on the information board. 

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.29597

  Longitude : 
-122.077136

  Elevation : 
3600 - 3620