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Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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When organizing a stellar weekend outing that offers something for all of your friends, there are a few key things to look for in a good backcountry campsite: vehicle access, privacy, big vistas, flat ground for a lot of tents and a good source of water.  This campsite doesn’t have big vistas since it's tucked into the woods, but it has everything else, and it’s an ideal half-way point for folks traveling from both Portland and Seattle!  A fifty-yard walk from the campfire will put you on the banks of the Cispus River, where the view opens up with vistas of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

If driving in a car, the forest road leading into the campsite is passable, but be sure to drive slowly and attentively.  A vehicle with higher clearance is ideal but not imperative.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Parking Pass

NW Forest Pass

Pros

Isolation and privacy. Access to Cispus River.

Cons

Difficult to find. Rough 4x4 access.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

None

Address

NF-2801
Randle, WA 98377
United States

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Mt. Adams/Indian Heaven Wilderness/Goat Rocks, Washington
Mt. Adams/Indian Heaven Wilderness/Goat Rocks, Washington

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Mt. Adams/Indian Heaven Wilderness/Goat Rocks, Washington
Washington, Mt. Adams/Indian Heaven Wilderness/Goat Rocks

Comments

10/01/2017
As of 9/29/17, NF-2801 is closed (yellow gate, appears to be related to logging) at approximately the 0.7 mile mark, which renders this site inaccessible from the west side of 2801. It may also be inaccessible when coming in from the east side of 2801, due to the closure of NF-23--but not sure.
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