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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
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin
  • Yurts
  • Equestrian

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • 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
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Reviews

8 Reviews of Mount St. Helens Dispersed Camping

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 1
  • 4
  • 3
Chris
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2021

Mt. St. Helens camping

Primitive location, nothing there, but maybe a fire ring and a spot to park your vehicle. The road coming in the last 10 miles is rough in many spots. It’s hard to see the bumps and dips in the road in the early evening. There are many spots to choose from for cars, trucks, and vans. It…

  • The site
  • Hot shower
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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…

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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