Big Creek Campground

46.4470001, -121.58130001
National Forest Development Road 22 Randle Washington 98377 US

This beautiful campground set in a wooded area close to the west entrance of Mt. Rainier National Park is a great getaway for a camping trip.

Big Creek Campground is a single-loop campground located close to the west entrance of Mt. Rainier National Park. It is also close to Glacier View Wilderness and the Sawtooth Trail system including High Rock Lookout Trail #266. Some sites overlook Big Creek. The lush vegetation provides good privacy between sites.

Reservation Information

This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777)

Campground Information
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Late May –
Mid Sep
Camping & Recreation

Situated in the vicinity of majestic Mount Rainier, Big Creek is a family campground nestled among Douglas firs, hemlock, alders and maples. The lush vegetation offers plenty of privacy between sites. The sites at Big Creek form a loop, with only a handful of sites sitting along the banks of Big Creek. Open from mid-May through late September, Big Creek provides an alternative to the campgrounds at Mount Rainier National Park, which can get very crowded during the summer.

Services & Facilities

The campground requires vehicles to have a relatively tight turning radius. Big Creek can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs, with a maximum vehicle length of 22 feet. Some parking spurs are paved; others are native moss and dirt. Some sites have rocks or heavy vegetation, which may make it difficult to pitch a tent. Drinking water is available, but there are no hot showers available onsite. Vault toilets are provided as well as a pedestal grill, fire pit and picnic table at each site. Gray water disposal facilities are located throughout the campground.

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Fire Rings
  • Tables
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Access
Things to Do

Anglers can try their luck at catching brook trout in Big Creek or for those
looking to explore the area, the Osborne Mountain Trail starts at the
campground. The route is steep, but the scenery is amazing, and the trail
can be traversed by foot, horse, mountain bike or dirt bike.


GPS Coordinates

46° 44′ 7.0001″ N, 121° 58′ 13.0001″ W

From Ashford, WA, take Forest Road 52 approximately 5 miles to the campground.