War Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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 currentĀ campground conditions go to- http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/okawen/alerts-notices
Reservations: First Come First Served.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $8/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: Potable Water-off
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

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Mountain Biking

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

Camping & Cabins

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