War Creek Campground

War Creek Campground Entrance Sign

Located near the confluence of War Creek and the Twisp River, this forested campground has two sections.  One section stretches along the seasonal War Creek and has long parking aprons that are well-suited to recreational vehicles.  The sounds of Twisp River can be heard in the distance.  There are a few sites in a small grassy meadow.  Mature Douglas fir provide ample shade to most campsites.  The other section is small and just off the roadway.  It is best suited for smaller vehicles as well as tent campers.  A thick middle and understory in both sections provide good privacy between some sites.  There are trailheads nearby. Rattlesnakes occasionally seen in the area.  


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At a Glance

Current Conditions: For current conditions and water availability, go to: fs.usda.gov/alerts/okawen/alerts-noticesĀ 
Reservations: First Come First Served.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees: $15/Night for single unit plus $5 per additional vehicle. (2 vehicles per site maximum)
Open Season: May
Usage: Medium
Best Season: summer
Busiest Season: summer
Restrictions: Maximum stay limit is 14 days.
Closest Towns: Twisp, WA
Water: See link above in Current Conditions
Restroom: Vault Toilets Wheelchair Accessible.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District, 24 West Chewuch Road, Winthrop, WA 98862 509-996-4000

General Information


From Twisp, Washington turn west off State Highway 20 onto paved Twisp River Road (county road #9114) which, at 12 miles, turns into forest road #44, and  then at 2.4  more miles, turn left into War Creek Campground (14.4 total miles northwest of Twisp).

General Notes:

Trash receptacles are not provided. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Nearby access to Twisp River Trail #440 from north side of Twisp River Road #44 junction with War Creek Bridge Road.

Campground Camping

No. of Sites 10 single site(s)
Reservation Info First Come First Served
Fire Information Fire Rings
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

Maximum length of some sites is 25 feet.

No. of Sites 10
Reservation Info First Come First Served
Size Restrictions Maximum length of some sites is 25 feet. 
Fire Information Fire Rings
No. of Accessible sites None

River and Stream Fishing

See Washington State Sportfishing Rules Pamphlet

Day Hiking

See Backpacking for more information


There are four trails located within 2 miles of the campground: War Creek Trail #408, Twisp River Trail #440, Eagle Creek Trail #410 and Oval Creek Trail #410A.  Northwest Forest Pass, or it's equivalent (Golden Age, Golden Access, America the Beautiful Pass) required for parking at nearby trailheads.  $5 day pass can be purchased at the trailheads.


Camping trailer: Self contained no hookups, maximum length of some sites is 25 feet.
Picnic tables: At each site
Tent camping:
Toilets: Vault toilets are wheelchair accessible.
Drinking water: Hand pump in summer

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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