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Gifford Pinchot National Forest

10600 N.E. 51st Circle
Vancouver, WA 98682
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3 Reviews
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Stayed at Tower Rock campground. Gifford Pinchot National Forest has some great campgrounds and while it would be a stretch to call Tower Rock "great", its not bad. They offer dry camping only and it doesn't open until mid May, but it does have fire-rings and picnic tables. Information states that Tower Rock can accommodate RV's up to 22' long, but I think longer ones will fit in most of the sites. (If I had my ruthers, I would chose Site 2 as my first choice and Site 1 as second as they are both along the Crispin River.) They offer pit toilets, no dumps and drinking water is available. The area has lots of hiking trails, including one for the blind that is about a mile long. Trout fishing here is very popular. Rates are $16-18 per night. While they take reservations, I would come during the week and try to avoid the reservation fee. Other camps in the area are Iron Creek, and North Fork which are also dry. There is a private RV park in the area also... I saw the signs, but didn't check it out. While your in the area, if you have a vehicle other than the RV, check out Layser Cave. The road up to it is narrow and I wouldn't want to meet another car on it, and the parking is a wide spot in the road. The cave is pretty interesting and the views are spectacular.

Received from Anon for visit in Apr 2007

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We've gone to the Bluegrass Festival & other times. The location is great and easy to get to. I read the other reviews and saw a comment about the river. They must have gone to the back woods. The river swimming near the bridge is great. Gental slope for the kids, and if it hasn't rained too much, there may even be a beach (however very rocky, need water shoes). The rest rooms are in need of updating, but that is part of the camping way of life. The staff is nice and the overall sites are nice, although some of the better sites have been turned into year-round only. I would recommend.


Received from Bruce S for visit in Jul 2006

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Stayed at Beaver Campground. This campground is situated right along the banks of the Wind River in Gifford-Pinchot National Forest. It is a nice remote spot and there is plenty of shade. Unfortunately, my visit was on Memorial Day weekend, so it was packed with people and noise. I've been told it is rarely like that. It also has drinking water available, which is a plus for some.

Received from Daniel D for visit in May 2002

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