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About Peterson Prairie Campground
Peterson Prairie Campground offers shaded and secluded campsites nestled in a forest of large pine, spruce and fir trees. The campground tends to be popular among huckleberry pickers, but receives much lighter use when the berries are not in-season. At an elevation of 2,800 ft., Peterson Prairie offers a cool summertime climate during the hottest part of the season. Several kid-friendly attractions are a short distance away, making this campground a great choice for families. Recreation Seasonal harvesting of huckleberries and mushrooms is a popular pastime at Peterson Prairie. Natural Bridges and Ice Cave are scenic, family-friendly nature trails near Peterson Prairie Campground. A stairway leading into the Ice Cave allows convenient access to the cave's incredible ice formations. Facilities Drinking water and vault toilets are available. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. The sites are spacious with long, gravel parking spurs. 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. Peterson Prairie is located in the Mt. Adams Ranger District. Elevations here range between 1200 feet at the Wind River Work Center, 12 miles north of Carson, WA and 12,276 feet at the summit of Mt. Adams. The Mount Adams Ranger District offers a large variety of habitats and natural features, from old growth to second growth forest, wetland areas, low and high elevation meadows, glaciers, and low and high elevation lakes. Nearby Attractions This campground is near Bird Creek Meadows, a trail that offers spectacular wildflower displays and opportunities to observe numerous birds. Goose Lake is 8 miles west of the campground and offers excellent trout fishing. ADA Access: N
Sites
31
Access
Drive In
Operator
National Forest
Features
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
No Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Toilets
Trash Available
No WiFi
Location
Peterson Prairie Campground is located in Washington
Latitude
45.969 N
Longitude
-121.661 W
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Directions
From SR 14 follow SR 141 North to the town of Trout Lake, continue through town on SR 141 till the road ends and FS 24 begins(approximately 5 miles WSW of town). Continue west on FS 24 for another 2.25 miles to the entrance of Peterson Prairie.
4 Reviews of Peterson Prairie Campground
Very nice campground

Had a great (very cold) time at this campground! Went in May and it was very quiet here. Had the campground almost to ourselves. The spots were big and mostly spread out. It is close to hiking spots and the cute little town of Troutdale.

Quiet, dusty little gem

We reserved a multi-family (not group) site #14 for the weekend. There was ample parking for everyone. The hosts were super friendly and helpful. Bathrooms were clean and well stocked (hand sanitizer!). Site was large and clean with garbage can in the parking area, designated water spicket, mostly shaded during the day. Privacy was created by parking vehicles strategically. Deer came through our site regularly during the day. Nice breeze kept the temps down. Lots to do nearby. Our site was very dusty, but it's also been a dry summer.

Good place to get away

Campground was nice bathrooms weren't super clean but man is the area gorgeous! Its fairly remote so no cell service which i count as a plus. The camp sutes are on a big loop and have a decent amount of privacy exceot for the larger group sites just due to the size of the sites …all in all it was a great week the rates weren't bad and the host was friendly

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Lovely forest campground

Close to the incredible Guler Ice Caves. Simple campground in the national forest and not far from town. Excellent hiking nearby. Very private good-sized campsites, some close to a small creek. Campground has a few pit toilets, water provided, quite buggy (it’s the PNW, it’s always buggy). Our neighbors were serious mushroom hunters and they were kind enough to share a few---amazing and very memorable.