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Cougar RV Park & Campground
16730 Lewis River Rd. Cougar, WA 98616
(360) 238-5224
Beaver Bay Campground
Cougar, WA 98616
Visitors entering day use sites via vehicles are required to pay applicable fees. Pass holders must check in with booth attendant (if staffed). Passes must be displayed in car window at all times. Fees are non-transferable.

63 individual camping sites
Day use picnic area

Swimming beach  please note: for the safety of all swimmers, no personal floatation devices (including but not limited to: kayaks, paddleboards, inflatable watercraft, etc.) or use of oars or paddles are allowed within the swimming area

Single-lane boat ramp
Group camping facility has 15 campsites and a covered picnic shelter with a fireplace and sink.

Restrooms, showers and water provided
Recreational vehicle dump station, but no RV hook-ups at campsites

Open Friday, before the last Saturday in April (when fishing starts), through September 30

(503) 813-6666
Harry Gardner Park
121 Fiest Road Toutle, WA 98649

Harry Gardner Park is a 65 acre park along the South Toutle River. It was destroyed by the Mt. St. Helens Eruption and has been recently brought back to life with similar amenities to pre-eruption.

Camping area offers 11 RV sites and 11 tent campsites

RV sites are equipped with electricity and water connections.
Each site includes a picnic table and fire pit.
There are 2 ADA accessible RV sites and 2 tent sites.
Sewer dump station on site.
The park also offers hiking trails, playground equipment and easy access to the South Toutle River for fishing and swimming.

 

Brookhollow RV Park
2506 Allen St. Kelso, WA 98626
Brookhollow RV Park is located one mile (1.6 km) east off Interstate 5 in Kelso, Washington, a small town about 125 miles (200 km) south of Seattle, Washington, and 50 miles (80 km) north of Portland, Oregon. The park is in a scenic valley setting with a country feel along the Coweeman River on the east side of the city of Kelso. Within easy reach are shopping and tourist activities, including visitor centers and other tourist centers around Mt. St. Helens.

Brookhollow RV Park is located one mile (1.6 km) east off Interstate 5 in Kelso, Washington, a small town about 125 miles (200 km) south of Seattle, Washington, and 50 miles (80 km) north of Portland, Oregon. The park is in a scenic valley setting with a country feel along the Coweeman River on the east side of the city of Kelso. Within easy reach are shopping and tourist activities, including visitor centers and other tourist centers around Mt. St. Helens.

(800) 867-0453
Lone Fir Resort
16806 Lewis River Rd. Cougar, WA 98616

The hotel at the Lone Fir Resort is a comfortable and peaceful getaway from the rigors of daily life. Stay a night, a week or more! Enjoy the quaint setting and rustic nature of the numerous rooms and cabins.The area offers day trip activities such as: hiking, biking, fishing, boating and much more! A drive to view the grandeur of Mount St. Helens is always a refreshing trip for visitors to the area. All rooms & cabins have a private bathroom, a coffee maker with coffee, a microwave and a small refrigerator for your added convenience. Several rooms feature full kitchens. The Resort also consists of restrooms with showers, a cafe, a gift shop and a swimming pool.

(360) 238-5210
Eco Park Resort
14000 Spirit Lake Hwy.
Toutle, WA 98649
Our park is surrounded by lush green forest, amazingly quiet and secluded to give you a relaxing break from the world.

We offer the closest Log Cabins, Yurts, RV & Tent Sites to Mount St. Helens, so you get to
spend more time taking in what you came to see. We offer a full service cafe on site for our guests and Horseback Tours.

(360) 274-7007
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Cedar’s RV Park
115 Beauvais Rd. Kelso, WA 98626
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(360) 274-5136
Seaquest State Park
3030 Spirit Lake Hwy. Castle Rock, WA 98611

Seaquest State Park is owned and operated by the State Of Washington.  Seaquest State Park is a nature lovers retreat.  Among the popular activities are bird watching (more than 13 species), mammal watching (more than 8 species including foxes and bears), sea and sea life watching in Silver Lake, tree identification (8 major species), wildflower identification (more than 10 native plant types) and visiting the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center.  The visitor center is located across the highway from Seaquest State Park and is accessed via a tunnel that runs under the highway.  At only 6.6 miles east of Interstate 5 (I-5), Seaquest is as easily accessible for an overnight stay as it is for a week long stay.  Limited services and shopping is available in Castle Rock.  Full services and shopping is available in Kelso. Open year round.

Number of Sites:  16 full hook up RV camping sites, 17 electricity and water RV camping sites and 55 tent camping or RV camping sites without hookups plus 5 yurts

Electricity:  At 33 RV camping sites

Water:  At 33 RV camping sites

Sewer:  At 16 RV camping sites

Waste Water Dump Station:  Yes

(360) 274-8633
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Swift Forest Camp
Cougar, WA 98616

Day use and camping

93 individual campsites available by reservation between Friday before Memorial Day through September 30th. Sites are available on first-come, first-serve basis between October 1 to November 30th. 
Picnic area with shelter

Two-lane boat ramp
Swimming beach  please note: no personal floatation devices (including but not limited to: kayaks, paddleboards, inflatable watercraft, etc.) or use of oars or paddles are allowed within the swimming area

Potable water and restrooms provided
No showers available
Recreational vehicle dump station, but no RV hook-ups at campsites

Open Friday before Memorial Day through November 30

(503) 813-6666
Mt. St. Helens RV Park
167 Schaffran Rd. Castle Rock, WA 98611
You’ll enjoy the campground’s peaceful country setting and convenient location. Situated about an hour from Portland, Oregon, and Olympia, Washington, it’s an easy 2-mile drive from I-5

Revel in dramatic Pacific Northwest scenery from this KOA, terraced into a hill-side with inspiring views of a Douglas fir forest and beautiful sunsets. You’ll enjoy the campground’s peaceful country setting and convenient location. Situated about an hour from Portland, Oregon, and Olympia, Washington, it’s an easy 2-mile drive from I-5, yet far enough off the highway to offer a quiet respite. One of the nation’s most dramatic natural events occurred close by in 1980, when Mount St. Helens erupted. At the campground, you’re just a few miles from the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center at Silver Lake, where you can learn about the eruption and visit scenic viewpoints and trails in and around the blast zone. This KOA is an ideal base for exploring the area or a convenient overnight stop in your RV. Your hosts: Brian, Ingrid, Adam and Hunter Orndoff.

(360) 274-8522
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