Campground: Killen Creek


A map depicting trails in the High Lakes area within the Cowlitz Valley vicinity.

High Lakes area general map in the Cowlitz Valley Vicinity.  Sites include: Adams Fork Campground, Boulder Trail #1C, Cat Creek Campground, Council Bluff Trail  #117, Green Mountain Trail  #110 , Hamilton Buttes Trail  #118 , Hamilton Peak Trail  #109, High Lakes Trail  #116, Horseshoe Lake Campground, Keenes Horse Camp, Keenes Trail #120, Killen Creek Campground, Spring Creek Trail  #115,  East Canyon Trail  #265, Takh Takh Meadow Trail  #136.

Area Status: Unreachable

This campground is located near the Mt. Adams Wilderness. It is located in a high elevation stand of Lodgepole Pine and Silver Fir. It is a good place to camp prior to heading into the northern trails of the Wilderness. 

View a Killen Creek Campground map (.pdf).

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/12/24: Deep snow reported on roads leading to location and deep snow on surrounding trail systems. During the off season, please follow dispersed camping rules when services are not available. When it is open the campground has first come, first serve sites. For more information on the campground, contact ExplorUS 661-702-1420. To check area conditions, contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District at 360-497-1100.
Reservations: First come, first serve
Fees: Camping: $20/Night
Open Season: 06/14/2024 - 09/22/2023
Usage: Light-Medium
  • Maximum vehicle length is 22 feet.
  • Wilderness restrictions apply within nearby Mt. Adams Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood, WA; Trout Lake, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilets (2)
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:

General Information


From Randle, Washington travel south on State Highway 131 (Forest Roads 23 and 25). Veer left in 1 mile at the Y of Forest Road 23 and Forest Road 25. Continue to follow Forest Service Road 23 for 31.2 miles and turn left on to Forest Road 2329. Follow Forest Road 2329 for 6.2 miles and arrive at the campground on the left. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 9 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

Small RVs are okay.

Reservation Info Not reservable
Pavement Type for Parking
Hookup - Water No
Size Restrictions 22'
Hookup - Sewer No
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No
Corrals 22'

Viewing Plants

Abundant wildflowers in spring.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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