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Mount St. Helens Dispersed Camping

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About This Campground

National Forest

Forest Road 83 provides access to Mt St Helens campgrounds. There are dispersed sites along this road for camping, and the area provides access to Climber's Bivouac, Ape Cave, and Lava Canyon.

Camping near Mt St Helens is open from Memorial Day until snow blocks the roads. Food, lodging, gas,…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Firewood Available
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite

Reviews

7 Reviews of Mount St. Helens Dispersed Camping

Ratings Breakdown

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K
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2020

Busy on weekends

There are a lot of places for dispersed camping along FS-83, but they do get pretty full on nice weekends. Overall enjoyable camping, just expect neighbors and some trash from previous occupants.

Patsy P.
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2020

Beautiful

I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived to see only one other person camping nearby. I was able to find a spot next to a couple others. One was kind of hidden back behind the main spot. The area has so much to explore. Traffic wasn’t too bad for a Mon/Tues night. Don’t be afraid to ask if there…

T
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2020

Great area for free camping

A bit of a drive up, but easy to find sites all along the road with already made campfire pits.

Location

Mount St. Helens Dispersed Camping is located in Washington

Coordinates

46.15185287 N
122.10755336 W

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About This Campground

Forest Road 83 provides access to Mt St Helens campgrounds. There are dispersed sites along this road for camping, and the area provides access to Climber's Bivouac, Ape Cave, and Lava Canyon.

Camping near Mt St Helens is open from Memorial Day until snow blocks the roads. Food, lodging, gas, and other services are available in nearby communities.

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