Blue Lake Creek Campground is situated in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest among ferns and maple trees. There is plenty of shade, but it offers open, grassy spaces with sites that can accommodate both tents and RVs. A small creek meanders through the campground. Both Blue Lake and the Cispus River can be reached from trails from the campground. This area is a favorite of hikers, mountain bikers and OHV riders.

Blue Lake Creek Campground is located in the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District. The Cispus River runs nearby the campground and can be accessed via a short hike. Blue Lake, a small mountain lake with beautiful turquoise waters, can also be reached by a trail leaving the campground.

Access to the Valley Trail, which is used by OHV riders, mountain bikers, hikers and horseback riders makes for a busy trail experience. Valley Trail offers a network of over 50 miles of OHV trails. The shorter High Log Trail is only open to foot traffic and connects with the Cispus River, where fishing and other water activities abound. Hikers looking to explore the stunning scenery of Blue Lake, can take the Valley Trail #270 to the Blue Lake Trail, which leads visitors on a trek of moderate difficulty to Blue Lake, where fishing and beautiful mountain landscapes await.


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