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Drinking Water
About Iron Creek Campground

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.

ADA Access: N

$22.00 - $40.00
National Forest
Drive In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Firewood Available
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Iron Creek Campground is located in Washington
46.4297 N
-121.9869 W
Get 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.
8 Reviews of Iron Creek Campground
Very nice place and even nicer hosts.

The hosts were very kind and helpful. I rode in on my bicycle. There are lots of sites. The sites are spaced apart from each other allowing for plenty of privacy. It is in a beautiful forest with big trees. There is a nice, short loop trail leading to the river. The washrooms are pit toilets, a little dark inside, but we'll maintained and has air fresheners so it doesn't stink. One of my favourite campgrounds I've been to.

This place was amazing

We camped here in July 2018. It was hot but thankfully the Cispus River was a short hike away and we cooled off in that. It is close to the Ape Caves at Mount St. Helens. The sites are pretty secluded. My only complaint would be the bathrooms. We don’t use the bathroom in our tent trailer so we had to use the bathrooms at the campground. They had a pretty strong ammonia smell and people didn’t put the toilet lids back down so there were flies. Great place for kids.

Large, secluded, private

This is an off the beaten path campground, large and secluded. Campsites seem very private due to lots of large trees separating campsites No cell service.

Large Sites

Beautiful sites and large. Heavily wooded and private. No hookups. Close to Randle and Mt. St. Helens

Lush and Beautiful

There are so many trees and plants here! I haven't been camping for very long but this has become one of my favorites. The camp sites are pretty secluded so you don't feel like everyone is watch you and the camp site that I stayed in (39 I believe) had a little trail to get to the creek nearby.

Beautiful River front

This is a larger campground great for RV, trailers and tents. There are a total of 99 sites enclosed in a circle, making a nice walk or bike ride. The campground does not have electric hook ups, though it is very camper friendly otherwise.

Sites are pretty enclosed not offering a good amount of privacy, though most are along the Cispus River. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring, with bbq grate. The site does not have showers and the toilets are the pit style.

This is a perfect getaway for people looking to unplug as no cell service (tested on sprint, verizon, and google fi) is available. There is tons of wildlife and lots of trails and riverbank to explore.

Perfect calm and peaceful

This is a great campground. It feels perfectly removed and is filled with huge old trees. Light streams throgh in morning and evening. You can hear the creek in the distance. Wonderful hiking at both Mt Adams and Mt st helens. Easy to find sites here.

First to Review
Great spot with plenty of camping spots!

Iron Creek is a great camp site in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The river runs near the camp was a great spot for the kids and dogs to play. Camp sites were large spacious and private. I would highly recommend this campground!