Alder Thicket Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Welcome to the northern gateway into the Blues. This campground is located just off of Forest Service Road 40, which is just three miles into the Blue Mountains. Overgrown trees and tall Alder shrubbery will provide plenty of shade for Grouse, White- Tailed deer and yourself on hot summer days. Hiking trails are within five miles and the Clearwater Guard station is six miles from the Alder Thicket Campground.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: This campground is accessible from May through November, depending on weather conditions. Forest Service Road 40 is closed at Rose Spring snow park from December 1 through March 31 for snowmobile trails, and grooming.  The campground is not actually available for camping in the winter, it's used more for a rest stop for snowmobilers.
Reservations: No reservation. First come, first serve.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees No fee.
Open Season: Late May - October/Nov.
Usage: Light-Medium
Closest Towns: Pomeroy, Washington
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Passes: Non required at this time.
Operated By: Forest Service, Pomeroy Ranger District 509-843-1891

General Information


Vault toilet and tables are wheel chair accessible.


From Pomeroy, Washington (39 minutes): Starting on Main Street, take 15th Street south for approximately 17 miles to the forest boundary.  (stay on paved road from town to boundary).  Road turns to gravel and becomes forest road #40.  Continue on Rd. #40 for approximately 3 miles.  Alder Thicket Campground will be on the right hand side of the road.   

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Picnic tables Yes
Toilets Yes
Parking Yes
Tent camping 5 Campsites, 5 Tent/Trailer, 0 Tent Only, 0 Group
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