Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Beaver Campground

Beaver Campground is nestled among large, old maple and sycamore trees, offering a quiet and private family camping experience. Its location along the Wind River provides opportunities for anglers, but other recreational activities can be found in abundance here as well.

On-site playground equipment and horseshoe games offer fun for all ages and the surrounding forest allows visitors the chance to discover many animal and plant species.


The Wind River offers Chinook salmon and steelhead trout fishing for anglers.(check state regulations for season open/close) And the nearby Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fish hatchery offers opportunities in the spring to view Chinook salmon.

Kayaks and canoes are permitted on the Wind River and the surrounding area offers opportunities for hiking, horseback riding and biking.

Berry picking is popular in season.


This campground consists of 24 campsites that can accommodate either tents or RVs. One group site is available and can accommodate up to 50 people and 10 vehicles.

vault toilets are available and drinking water is offered on-site. Picnic tables and fire pits are provided.

Beaver Campground is very unique, having a swingset, activity field and horseshoe pit available on-site, providing entertainment for all ages.

Natural Features

Located in southwest Washington State, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest encompasses over 1.3 million acres, including the 110,000-acre Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument established by Congress in 1982.

Beaver Campground is located in the Mount Adams Ranger District, in the easternmost portion of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. This district spans 367,000 acres and includes the Mt Adams Wilderness, Indian Heaven Wilderness and Trapper Creek Wilderness.

Mt Adams, a potentially active stratovolcano and the second-tallest mountain in Washington state, is a prominent landmark of the District. Elevations here range between 1,200 feet at the Wind River Work Center (12 miles north of Carson, WA) and 12,276 feet at the summit of Mt. Adams.

A great diversity of habitats and geological features are represented here, from old growth to second growth forests and wetland areas to low and high elevation meadows and lakes, as well as glaciers.

Nearby Attractions

Beaver Campground is one of the closest Forest Service campsites to the Columbia River Gorge and Portland, Oregon.

The nearby town of Carson is known for its hot springs, but visitors can also find the Wind River Arboretum, a golf course, restaurants and shopping.

ADA Access: N

$20.00 - $100.00
National Forest
Drive In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Beaver Campground is located in Washington
45.8561 N
-121.9569 W
Get Directions
Take Highway 14 to Carson, WA and continue north on Wind River Highway for 13 miles to reach the campground.
6 Reviews of Beaver Campground
Great hidden gem

Nice spots close to small river and off the road just enough. Awesome spot!

Great Little Campground

Great campground with access to the river. Very quiet and close to Carson, WA where there is supplies and Backwoods Brewing.

A forest service campground gem

This is the first forest service campground I have stayed at that I truly enjoyed. We stayed mid week in August and were literally the only campers in the park. For spacing I didn’t think it was bad compared to some of the Washington state parks but it was a little hard to fully grasp since no one was there. The bathrooms have one flush and several pit toilets and no showers. The pit toilets were well maintained and not gross. The sites have a table and a fire pit and you can purchase wood from the host. We enjoyed the close proximity to the river and the availability to drive to anywhere in the gorge. This campground would be great for family’s to explore.

Perfect for large groups!

The campground is awesome because it is located far enough away from the interstate that you can't hear any traffic. One of the other things that I love about it is that their group campsites and you are able to reserve them ahead of time. It was perfect for our family reunion, and we will be going back soon for our church camping trip sometime soon!

Close to the gorge, but far from the traffic

We stopped here after a day at the Columbia gorge on our way back to Seattle. Unlike many of the campgrounds in the gorge itself, this is nowhere near I-84 and was very quiet, though the site next to us was pretty close.

The facilities here are nice relative to many of the NF campgrounds in the area, there are flush toilets, but there are also pit toilets which may be closer to your site. The tent area was flat and smooth, no complaints.

First to Review
Wooded sites but cramped

This campgrond is in a nice wooded growth but feel really camped. As you drive in there is an open field area with some picnic area (nice) but the sites are small and cramped (not so nice). Trees seperate each campground but I wish they were bigger and spaced out. On the bright side it is a short drive to Trapper Creek wilderness area -beautiful hiking.