Meadows Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Meadows Campground Entrance Sign

Great views. Alpine meadows. Access to Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. This campground is located in the Hart's Pass Area. No trailers allowed on Forest Road 5400 (very narrow road). Guard station at Hart's Pass.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: For current campground, trail or road conditions go to: Access road blocked by winter snow accumulation, usually accessible from early July until late October.
Reservations: First Come First Serve
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees $8/Night for single unit plus $5 per additional vehicle (2 vehicles per site maximum).
Open Season: July
Usage: Light
Best Season: August
Busiest Season: August
Restrictions: Trailers are prohibited on Hart's Pass Road #5400, road is very, very narrow in some places.
Closest Towns: 14 miles to Mazama, WA
Water: No water available-bring water
Restroom: Vault Toilet Wheelchair Accessible
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Methow Valley Ranger District (509) 996-4000

General Information


From Winthrop, Washington drive west on Highway 20 for 15 miles, turn right onto Lost River Road 9140 for 7.5 miles. Paved road turns into gravel forest service Hart's Pass Road 5400. Follow gravel road for 13 miles then turn left onto forest road #5400-500,and drive one mile turn left into Meadows Campground. Hart's Pass Road 5400 is a narrow, windy mountain road with steep side cliffs in places.  Yield to trucks.  Trailers not allowed on Hart's Pass #5400 Road or on Chancelor Road 5400-700 from June 1st to December 31 except snowmobile trailers are allowed November 1 to December 31.

General Notes:

No trash receptacles provided. 

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Northwest Forest Pass not required at trailheads in Hart's Pass area.


Northwest Forest Pass not required at trailheads in Hart's Pass area.


Picnic tables Table at each campsite
Toilets Vault toilet
Fee charged for some activities Campground fee
Tent camping Yes
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