Nothing really special about this place, other than the river. Standard campground that's always crowded because it's close to the city. Lucia falls is close, but not as impressive as those further up the river.
Lewis River Campground is right at the trail head and adjacent to the lower falls, so there's plenty to see and do right around the camping area.
In May the campground had just opened and there was still a bit of clean up from winter that hadn't been done-- but the area was still beautiful.
It's just a few miles up the trail to the middle and upper falls, and if you want a longer hike, there is plenty more trail beyond.
Sites are equipped with Picnic tables and a fire pit. Plenty of hammocking trees around. It's the kind of campsite that's worth staying at for more than one night.
Peaceful setting, room to hike and roam. Across street from east fork of the Lewis River. Cabins, tipis, lodge, and RV park - all for groups such as churches, organizations, schools, etc. No individual camping. Large commercial kitchen and dining hall, Classrooms, nursery, multipurpose building, several fields. Labyrinth. Fire pits. Improvements happening continually.
While yes, this spot is technically open to the public, the Lewis River Campground Community of Christ (unsurprisingly) feels much more like a summer or church camp that the same groups go to over and over again each year. Slightly run down cabins but with some nicer, newer buildings as well. Available to rent for events such as family reunions, I tend to prefer spots you can swing by and grab a spot last-minute among other campers, and this is not that at all.
Just off the road and not far from the Lewis River, if you're looking for more-campground/less summer camp, try any number of other state and forested campgrounds in the area.
A church camp near Moulton Falls near Washington. The camp has a few RV pull-though spots, but the main part of the campground involves a number of “cabins” that you can only use as part of a large group gathering. Nice playgrounds on site, soccer field, TP, and the like.
Cabins look a bit drab/well loved, depending on your point of view.
Nice short trail to waterfall from campground, nice swimming area! Very crowded camping area.