Campground: Lower Falls

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The campground is located in a pleasantly wooded setting on the Lewis River next to Lower Falls. The campsites are tucked in among the trees creating a sense of seclusion. The campground road is paved and shaded by large evergreen trees. A trailhead for the Lewis River Trail #31 is located in the campground. Lewis River Trail is a multi-use trail (hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding) that follows the bank of the river through old growth and past several striking waterfalls. The river is open to catch and release fishing and kayaking. Lower Falls Day Use Area is within the campground.

Lower Falls Campground offers 43 standard sites that accommodate both tents and RVs (60 feet), but no hookups are available. Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are composting toilets and drinking water.

There are falls viewing opportunities at Lower Lewis River Falls, Curly Creek Falls, Big Creek Falls, and Middle Falls, all within 15 minutes of the campground. Lewis River Horse Camp is 5 miles away.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: 7/31/2020: Lower Falls Campground is open for RESERVATION CAMPING ONLY.  Reservations can be made on or call 1-877-444-6777. It is an extremely popular campground, attempt to make reservations well in advance (reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance). NOTE: Lower Falls Day Use Area is closed for 2020. 
Reservations: Camping is by RESERVATION ONLY. Reservations may be made at or by calling 1-877-444-6777.  
  • $15/night/single site
  • $30/night/double sites (Site # 08 and #28)
  • $35/night/premium site (Site #21)
Open Season: 05/29/2020 - undetermined
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer and Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Maximum vehicle length is 60 feet.
Closest Towns: Cougar, WA; Trout Lake, WA
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Compost Toilet (4)
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required for day use at this site.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mount Adams Ranger District

General Information


From Cougar, Washington drive east on Highway 503 for about 33 miles to the campground. Just past the Pine Creek Information Center the highway intersects with Forest Road 25. Keep right at this intersection and stay on Highway 503. At the Forest Boundary Highway 503 becomes Forest Road 90.  Continue driving east on Forest Road 90 to the entrance to the campground which will be on the right after you pass mile marker 28. The entrance is well signed.

From Trout Lake, head North to Forest Rd.23. Drive approx. 20 miles until you reach Rd. 90.  Turn left on Forest Road 90 and drive about 16 miles to the entrance to the campground on the left side of the road.  NOTE: Rd. 90 is in poor condition, drive with caution as there are many potholes in the pavement.


This site is flat and paved with paved and dirt trails leading to viewing areas.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
No. of Sites 42 single site(s), 2 double site(s) of varied size
Reservation Info Reservations can be made at
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

Recreation areas with activity RV Camping:
Easy RV parking.
Hookup - SewerNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Dump StationsNo
Pavement Type for ParkingAsphalt
Size Restrictions 60'
Reservation Info Reservations can be made at
Hookup - WaterNo

Group Camping

Recreation areas with activity Group Camping:
Two double sites (one is larger).


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