Campground: Tower Rock


Area Status: Open
A vehicle parked in a paved spur at a wooded campsite with a picnic table

Tower Rock Campground is named for the impressive pillar that looms nearby and offers semi-private sites shaded by a mix of cedar, Douglas fir and maple. It is located about a quarter mile from the south bank of the Cispus River on the east side of Mount St. Helens. The terrain is mostly meadow and mountainside, as the campground is surrounded by mountains on almost every side. 

The campground is located in the Cispus Valley and is near the Cispus Environmental Learning Center and is easily accessed on paved Forest Roads 23 and 76. Anglers can cast for brook trout in the Cispus River. The Burley Mountain trailhead is located off of Forest Road 28, about 4 miles from the Highway 23 intersection. From this trailhead, visitors can hike to multiple waterfalls, including Angel Falls.

View a Tower Rock Campground map (.pdf)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 4/30/24: The 2024 Camping season will be operated by ExplorUS Concessionaire https://www.goexplorus.com/ commencing May 17th, 2024 and ending September 22, 2024. For reservations visit: www.recreation.gov (Ranger District Does Not handle reservations or availability of campsites)
Reservations: Make reservations at Recreation.gov, or by calling 1-877-444-6777, up to 6 months in advance. *Some first come first serve sites are available.
Fees:
  • Camping: $25/Site
  • Extra Vehicle: $8
Open Season: 05/17/2024 - 09/22/2023
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Maximum vehicle length is 20-30 feet.
Closest Towns: Randle, WA; Packwood WA
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
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:
  • Concessionaire, ExplorUS: 661-702-1420
  • Ranger District Office: Cowlitz Valley Ranger District (Our office staff do not manage campground or handle reservations)

General Information

Directions:

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 8.1 miles to the junction of Forest Road 28. Turn right on Forest Road 28 for 1.4 miles and turn right on Forest Road 76 . Follow Forest Road 76 for 1.5 miles and turn right on Forest Road 7600073 and arrive at the campground on your left in .5 miles. 


General Notes:

View a vicinity map:

A vehicle parked in a paved spur at a wooded campsite with a picnic table


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

No. of Sites 21 single site(s)
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO\&parkId=71640\&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

Easy RV camping
No. of Sites 21
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO\&parkId=71640\&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
Hookup - Water No
Hookup - Sewer No
Size Restrictions 22'
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No
Corrals 22'

Lake and Pond Fishing

Nearby, there is a privately owned trout pond.
Fish Species trout

River and Stream Fishing

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.445470

  Longitude : 
-121.865306

  Elevation : 
1100'