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Iron Creek Campground

14 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Overview

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.

Recreation

Iron Creek provides…

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

Reviews

14 Reviews of Iron Creek Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 9
Robert K.
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2021

Iron Creek Campground

The campground is super quiet and allows you to get away from it all. There are no services and no cell phone reception so come expecting that. The roads are rough as you cross into the National Park so watch your speed especially with a trailer. The site has a great trail that provides access to…

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SiteA2
Month of VisitSeptember
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Reviewed Jul. 16, 2021

Beautiful base camp for Mt St Helens visit

A beautiful campground with clean vault toilet and potable water. There is a path from our campsite that join the bigger walking loop around the campground and access to the river. We were there after the July 4th holiday so it was quiet. We chose this campground as a base to explore the east side…

  • our campsite
  • the river behind the campsite
  • sunrise at Mt St Helens
SiteB39
Month of VisitAugust
Marcus M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2020

Family of 4

2nd stop on our camping trip for Summer 2020. Large camping area with tons of family and group camping, which we don’t mind, as we got our own kid party going at our site. Picnic table, fire pit, clean toilet structure. Site managers nice enough to help us with our drive to view St. Helens, which…

Location

Iron Creek Campground is located in Washington

Directions

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.

Coordinates

46.42972204 N
121.986944 W

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About This Campground

Overview

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.

Recreation

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.

Facilities

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.

contact_info

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

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.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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