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Iron Creek Campground

17 Reviews


National Forest

Gifford Pinchot National Forest


Iron Creek Campground sits near the confluence of Iron Creek and the Cispus River. This large campground winds through a forest of old-growth Douglas firs, cedars and hemlock. Lush vegetation and ample space between sites offers excellent privacy.


Iron Creek provides great fishing for cutthroat trout, whitefish and rainbow trout. Visitors can stroll along the .3-mile Iron Creek Old Growth Trail and weave through the forest and along the Cispus River, or continue on a longer walk down the Iron Creek Campground Trail. This trail is barrier-free and designed to accommodate any age or skill level, with benches and plenty of places to stop along the way.


There are 99 single and double family sites that are back-in and paved. Level spurs provide easy RV parking. Picnic tables, campfire rings and drinking water are provided.

Natural Features

Located in southwest Washington State, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest encompasses 1.3 million acres and includes the 110,000-acre Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument established by Congress in 1982. Iron Creek is part of the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District, which is located in the northernmost portion of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. This District is roughly located among three volcanic peaks: Mt. Rainier to the north, Mt. Adams to the east, and Mount St. Helens to the west.

Nearby Attractions

The Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Interpretive Site is just up Forest Road 25 toward the town of Randle. Forest Road 25 is a popular scenic drive and provides excellent views of Mount St. Helens. The Windy Ridge Viewpoint at Mount St. Helens is approximately 20 miles away.


This location has limited staffing. Please call (360) 686-3008 for general information.

Charges & Cancellations

Cancellations Individual Campsites: Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee.__ A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee including tax and applicable add-on for a campsite. Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. No-Shows A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date. No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.____ Refunds Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Refunds will not be issued after the 7 days has ended. Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay. For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive.__ In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.

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<p>Extra Vehicle Fee $8.00</p>
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17 Reviews

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2022

Old growth forest

We spent 2 nights here. So peaceful. The forest is so thick couldn't hear other campers. Vault toilet kept very clean and stocked. Had water a short walk away. Trees here are 600 years old. Huge. We use a solar panel to run out refrigerator. The trees were so thick we were on battery the whole time. It's 9 miles south of Randle on FS 25. Rough in spots. Our 30 ft TT filled the parking pad but we never unhooked the truck. I think a 40ft would be maximum length.

SiteD 89
Month of VisitSeptember
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2022

Beautiful old forest

Real winner of a site, 98 spots but still very peaceful and private. We were in loop C and just about able to see a few other sites from ours. Restrooms, water pumps and lovely camp hosts selling firewood if you’ve forgotten! The river is beautiful and lots of trails around the site. Arrived late on a Sunday (7pm) and a fair number of free spots to choice. Loops C and D are closest to the river

Month of VisitAugust
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2021

Beautiful old wooded campground

Almost every camping spot is private with ferns and tree's surrounding you. Wonderful old growth feeling. Ample trails surrounding the campground and along the Cispus river.

Site16, 17, 22, 43, 60, 85. I don't recommend 75 & 77.
Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Iron Creek Campground by Denise M., December 24, 2021
  • Review photo of Iron Creek Campground by Denise M., December 24, 2021


Iron Creek Campground is located in Washington

Detail location of campground


Take Highway 12 from I-5 and proceed 40 miles to Randle, turn south on Forest Road 25 and continue for 12 miles to the campground.


Gifford Pinchot NF Cowlitz Valley Ranger District
Randle, WA 98377


46.4297222 N
121.9869444 W

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