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La Wis Wis Campground

24 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Overview

Situated at the confluence of three waterways near Mount Rainier, La Wis Wis is nestled under a canopy of towering Douglas firs and red cedars. The handful of sites that dot the riverbank enjoy the most sunshine.

With an abundance of activities nearby, La Wis Wis is a popular…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite

Stay Connected

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  • AT&T
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  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

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

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Water Hookups
  • Max Length: 60 ft.

Reviews

24 Reviews of La Wis Wis Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2021

Beautiful!

Super basic as far as bathrooms and water but absolutely gorgeous surroundings. Try and get a spot next to the creek! My husband and are from Florida so we were in awe camping in the redwoods!

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Month of VisitSeptember
Kathy B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2021

Nice Respite

I came here in September 2020 when Oregon was on fire. The air was clear and so was the water. No cell service. Lots of beautiful spots to get in the water. Not a lot of people here mid week in September.

  • Pulled in here, but ultimately ended up at a spot right on the river
  • Lots of shade through out the whole campground
  • Cowlitz River
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Month of VisitOctober
Stevie L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2021

Lots of Fun

We go here once a year… we’ve been early summer and late summer. Recommend late summer if you want to swim as the river is still moving strong and quickly June/July. Lots of great “first come first serve sites” on the water if you can’t find ones on the recreation site.

  • our beach at our camp site
  • brought our 20’ travel trailer. we stayed in a double occupancy site but the sites are pretty spread out
  • found the perfect hammock place near the cool river!
SiteA23
Month of VisitJuly

Location

La Wis Wis Campground is located in Washington

Directions

From Packwood, Washington, go 5 miles east on State Route 12 to Campground.

Coordinates

46.67388812 N
121.58777775 W

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About This Campground

Overview

Situated at the confluence of three waterways near Mount Rainier, La Wis Wis is nestled under a canopy of towering Douglas firs and red cedars. The handful of sites that dot the riverbank enjoy the most sunshine.

With an abundance of activities nearby, La Wis Wis is a popular destination for long-stay camping. Its proximity to Mount Rainier National Park makes it an excellent base for exploring all of the area's natural wonders.

Recreation

Hikers can easily access the Blue Hole Trail and Purcell Falls Trail from La Wis Wis.

Anglers can fish for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and whitefish at either Butter Creek or Skate Creek.

Facilities

La Wis Wis is ideal for tents, car campers and truck campers with a slide-in. The Hatchery Loop sites can accommodate RVs, but navigation through other parts of the campground may be difficult due to narrow roadways and large trees.

The campground features 122 sites, including walk-in tent camping. Both vault and flush toilets are available. Picnic tables, picnic shelters and grills are provided.

Drinking water is available on-site at the main part of the camp. Campers staying at the Hatchery Loop need to bring potable water or get water at the main site.

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.

La Wis Wis is located in the Tatoosh Wilderness area of the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District. The campground sits where the Ohanapecosh River, Cowlitz River and Purcell Creek meet.

The campground features old-growth forest and opportunities to observe a variety of wildlife.

contact_info

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

Nearby Attractions

La Wis Wis is located near the entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. The popular Henry M Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise within Mount Rainier National Park is 28 miles away.

Charges & Cancellations

A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy.

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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