Cascade Peaks Family Campground
11519 U.S. 12
Peak Dates: June 1 through September 1
In the heart of Washington’s Cascade Range, lofty peaks provide the backdrops for this premier destination resort on the Cowlitz River. The beauty of the resort and surrounding grandeur combine to invite everyone to explore and enjoy all that nature has to offer.
Between Mount St. Helens Volcanic National Monument to the south, and Mount Rainier National Park to the north, the park is perfectly situated for exploring and immersing yourself in two very different landscapes. The towering peaks and glaciers of the 14,411-foot Mount Rainier defy description, especially when viewed from the breathtaking Sunrise Area. The still towering peak of a diminished Mount St. Helens is eclipsed only by the ravages of the volcanic eruption that devastated this area in 1980. Each mountain tells its own fascinating stories of power, endurance, and life.
As impressive as these scenes are, they represent only a portion of the vistas and opportunities of this area. Over sixty lakes and rivers offer boundless opportunities for swimming, fishing, boating, and other water sports. Throughout the area and within the park you can immerse yourself in the lush, green woods that are the trademark of the northwest.
The woods of the northwest are more than just scenery, though. They were and are a source of timber, essential to the development of early settlements and the mainstay of many modern industries. In nearby Morton, the annual Loggers Jubilee celebrates both traditional and modern logging skills and showcases some of the world’s finest competitors. During the second weekend of August, contestants impress spectators with their strength and agility as they challenge each other in multiple events, including speed climbing, tree topping, and log rolling (known as birling).
Of course, the more common recreational opportunities also abound nearby, including golfing, rafting, hiking, skiing, and hang-gliding. If you’re looking for a resort that appeals to the whole family, this is it.
Amenities: This resort offers a clubhouse, equipped pavilion, outdoor heated swimming pools, playground, picnic area, horseshoes, basketball, volleyball, movies, hiking trails, and river fishing on the resort (license required). Dump station.
Check in: Noon
Check out: Noon
Full Sites: 120
Partial Sites: 580
Maximum Electrical: 30 / 50 amps
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Directions: From I-5 take exit 68 on Hwy. 12, 8 miles east of Randle. From Yakima, take Hwy. 12 over White Pass 7 miles west of Packwood.