Blue Lake Creek Campground is a small campground just off Forest Road 23. The campground itself is located in a small hardwood stand surrounded by conifers. Sites are typically open and grassy. This campground is popular with Off Highway Vehicle users and can become noisy when trail bikes come and go. Valley Trail #270 can be accessed from the campground. This trail is a heavily used motorized trail. The High Log Trail #295 is directly across from the campground. This hiker only trail is only .3 miles long and drops down to a nice pool on the Cispus River.
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.
Panther Creek Campground offers wooded campsites within walking distance of Panther Creek. Panther Creek Falls is about four miles north of the campground on Forest Road 65. There is access to hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail which runs close to the campground. In the season the campground has drinking water and a host.
This campground, on the shores of Ollalie Lake, offers several small sites and one larger area with room for RVs. The sites offer scenic views of Mt. Adams from the lake. It’s located in a high elevation stand of lodgepole and subalpine pine. Mosquitos can be numerous in the early season.
This large campground (100 sites) is located right off of US Highway 12 at the junction of the Clear Fork of the Cowlitz and the Ohanapecosh Rivers. It is situated in an old growth stand of Douglas Fir, Hemlock and Cedar. Most sites offer good privacy. The Purcell Falls Trail #162A and the Blue Hole Trail #167 originate from the campground and offer views of the falls and the Blue Hole along the Ohanapecosh. This is a great destination for those traveling through looking for an overnight stay and also makes a great central location for an extended stay while exploring the local area.
In the summer this sno park is the site of Atkinsson Group Camp. Located in a pleasant forested area, it has a large paved area with plenty of room for RVs. The surrounding terrain is has unused spur roads suitable for hiking and biking. The site is close to the interesting lava tube formations, Ice Caves and Natural Bridges, and in huckleberry season early season huckleberry fields.
There is a shelter with a wood stove and in winter, this area serves as Atkisson Sno-Park. This group camp has access to multiple day trips including Ice Caves, Natural Bridges and Goose Lake.