Campground: Morrison Creek


Morrison Creek Area Trail Map

General trail guide for Morrison Creek area. Trails include: Snipes Mountain #11, Gotchen Creek #40, Buck Creek #54, Pine Way #71, Cold Springs #72, Crofton Butte #73, and Salt Creek #75.

Area Status: Open

This site was burned over in the Cascade Creek Fire of 2012. Several primitive camp sites are available, some along Morrison Creek. The site serves as a trailhead to the Shorthorn Trail #16 which enters Mount Adams Wilderness and is within 3 miles of the popular South Climb #183 Trail and route up Mt Adams. Road access is rough and not recommended for trailers or motor homes.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 06/09/2024: Campground is accessible. For further information contact Mt. Adams Ranger Station 509-395-3402
Fees: No fee
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Trout Lake, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

General Information


From Trout Lake, Washington make a right turn at the gas station on Highway 141 on Mt Adams Highway. Drive north on this road to the V intersection with Forest Road 23.  At this intersection stay to the right and continue about one mile then turn left on Forest Road 80, signed “South Climb”. Follow Forest Road 80 to where it ends at the intersection with Forest Road 8040 and 8031.  Make a right turn on to Forest Road 8040 and continue driving north to the campground.  The entrance is on the left at the junction with the 500 spur. The campground is well signed.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 12 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

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