Campground: Cultus Creek

Area Status: Open

Cultus Creek campground is located in a pristine wooded setting on the boundary of Indian Heaven Wilderness. The trailhead for a Indian Heaven Trail #33, a popular and challenging trail into the Wilderness, is located in the campground. The campground is also near traditional huckleberry picking fields which makes it quite popular in huckleberry season. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 07/14/2024: Campground is accessible and being maintained. There is a $15 fee per site per night. For current info. call Mt. Adams Ranger District (509) 395-3402.
Operational Hours: Campground is typically open during the Summer and early Fall. Call Mt. Adams Ranger Station for information 509-395-3402.
  • Camping: $15/night (single & double sites), $5/extra vehicle
  • Day use: $5/vehicle/day
Permit Info: Wilderness permit required for hiking into the Indian Heaven Wilderness from the trailheads.  Permits are free and self issued at the trailhead. No permit is required for camping, but there is a fee to camp.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Maximum vehicle length is 32 feet.
Closest Towns: Trout Lake, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilet
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age, or Golden Access.
  • Day use: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Cultus Creek/Indian Heaven trailheads at Cultus Creek Campground.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

General Information


From Trout Lake, Washington drive west on Highway 141.  At the forest boundary Highway 141 becomes Forest Road 24. Continue west on Forest Road 24 past Peterson Prairie Campground to the intersection with Forest Road 60. At the intersection turn right to stay on Forest Road 24 and continue north past Little Goose Campground to Cultus Creek Campground, at approximately 9 miles past the intersection with Forest Road 60.

Cultus Creek #108 and Indian Heaven #33 trailheads are located at the campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 39 single site(s), 11 double site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

Graveled, level sites. Easy RV parking.
No. of Sites 50
Reservation Info Not reservable
Pavement Type for Parking No
Hookup - Water No
Size Restrictions 32'
Hookup - Sewer No
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No
Corrals 32'

Day Hiking

Indian Heaven wilderness trails start from the campground.


Indian Heaven wilderness trails start from the campground.

Viewing Plants

Huckleberries are abundant in fall.

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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