Summit Creek Campground has been decommissioned. As a part of ongoing efforts to adapt to current conditions and move toward more sustainable developed recreation opportunities on the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District, Summit Creek Campground on Forest Road 4510 has been decommissioned effective May 6, 2019. All facilities have been removed and vehicular access to the campground is no longer available. Developed camping in the local area is available at La Wis Wis Campground on US Highway 12, 7 miles east of Packwood, and at Soda Spring Campground on FR4510, 2.4 miles beyond Summit Creek CG. Improvements are planned for Soda Spring Campground in the foreseeable future.
Winter storms laid trees across the rough road making it narrow yet passable in a car or truck. FR45 (main road to Soda Spring and some really great hiking) cuts the camp ground into two sections. This a tent only camp ground, so be prepared to rough it. When there is no traffic, the sound of the stream is really soothing. Great place to car camp.
I found this campground when I ventured onto a dirt road off the 12, it was just me so it was perfect. Summit creek was flowing good, perfect to dip your feet in, you had to walk down a bit to get to it though. There were a few campsites with tables and fire rings that were nicely spaced out, the outhouse was nice and surprisingly there was still toilet paper 💪🏼 There’s a sign on the outside about it being decommissioned so I just had some lunch, hung out a bit and did some exploring before getting back on the road.