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Forest Service Rd 2329, Randle, WA 98377 – Driving Directions Below

** Takhlakh Lake Map ~ PDF File **

Single Site$16 per nightOpen6/28/13
Multi Site$34 per nightClosed
*Weather Permitting
Extra Vehicle$9 per night
Day Use$5 per Vehicle


Sites may be reserved at or by calling 1-877-444-6777.


  • Boat Ramp
  • Firewood for sale
  • Fishing
  • Garbage
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Restroom

Why Camp Here

This high lakes area opening is very snow dependant. In low snow years it will open early to mid June and in heavy snow years we will try to plow to make sure it is open by July 4th. The campground is a very popular base camp for hikers who would like to travel the trails of Mt. Adams. This location offers breathtaking views of not only Mt. Adams, but also Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Saint Helens. The campground consists of 54 back in sites that have parking spurs that vary from 15 to 40 feet in length. The Premium Sites are adjacent to the lake. This quiet well shaded location makes a great base camp for activities like: fishing, hunting, hiking, bike riding, and sightseeing.

Good to Know

This is a NO WATER facility – due to past problems the water system in this campground has been removed, so campers should be warned that they should bring along their own drinking water. Also this is a very remote area so there is NO cell reception.

We expect to have a host in the campground from about July 1 through most of September. Otherwise an attendant will be in the campground two to four times per day.

RV use rating is 4 out of 5


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From I-5 take Exit 68 east on US-HWY 12 to Randle WA. Turn south onto Hwy 131 and travel for about a mile then take a left at the “Y” to continue on Forest Service Road 23.  Stay on FS 23 for about 30 miles (the last 7 miles are unpaved), then take a left onto Forest Service Road 2329. Continue through the junction with Forest Road 5601, then proceed to the entrance to the campground.

To reserve a site at Takhlakh Lake click on the red site numbers listed in the table to be directed to that site’s page, or call at 1-877-444-6777

Site # (Reservable  in red)Grade*Driveway
Max Vehicle LengthBack-in or Pull-ThroughPaved or GravelSunny or ShadedLocated on water?
1A50 X 1240Back InGravelShadeN
2A30 X 1230Back InGravelShadeN
3 MultiB50 x1240Back InGravelShadeN
4B40 x 1240Back InGravelShadeN
005C45 x 1240Back InGravelShadeN
6B40 x 1236Back InGravelShadeN
7 MultiB40 x 1232Back InGravelShadeN
008C45 x 1232Back InGravelShadeN
009C30 x 1224Back InGravelShadeN
010B36 x 1232Back InGravelShadeN
011C36 x 1228Back InGravelShadeN
012 MultiB75 x 1230Back InGravelShadeN
013B36 x 1230Back InGravelShadeN
014B13540Back InPull ThroughShadeN
15B40 x 1232Back InGravelShadeN
016 MultiB40 x 1240Back InGravelShadeN
017B40 x 1240Back InGravelShadeN
018B40 x 1232Back InGravelShadeN
019C30 x 1230Back InGravelShadeN
020 MultiA80 x 1240Back InGravelShadeN
021C45 x 1230Back InGravelShadeN
022C30 x 1230Back InGravelShadeN
023C30 x 1230Back InGravelShadeN
024C36 x 1218Back InGravelShadeN
025C40 x 1232Back InGravelShadeN
026C24 x 1218Back InGravelShadeN
027C50 x 1224Back InGravelShadeN
28B40 x 1240Back InGravelShadeN
029B50 x 1240Back InGravelShadeN
30A30 x 924Back InGravelShadeYes
031C20 x 1018Back InGravelShadeYes
32A30 x 1030Back InGravelShadeYes
33A36 x 1232Back InGravelShadeYes
34B20 x 1018Back InGravelShadeN
35B48 x 1232Back InGravelShadeN
36A30 x 1224Back InGravelShadeYes
37B36 x 1224Back InGravelShadeN
38A36 x 1230Back InGravelShadeYes
39A36 x 1224Back InGravelShadeYes
40B30 x 1218Back InGravelShadeN
41A40 x 1230Back InGravelShadeN
42B36 x 1224Back InGravelShadeN
43A40 x 1230Back InGravelShadeYes
44 MultiA40 x 3032Back InGravelShadeYes
045 (tent only)C18 X 1218Parking AreaGravelShadeN
046 (tent only)B3030Back InPull ThroughShadeN
047 (tent only)B3030Back InGravelShadeN
048 (tent only)C18 X 1218Parking AreaGravelShadeN
049 (tent only)C18 X 1218Parking AreaGravelShadeN
050 (tent only)C18 X 1218Parking AreaGravelShadeN
051 (tent only)C18 X 1218Parking AreaGravelShadeN
052 (tent only)C18 X 1218Parking AreaGravelShadeN
053 (tent only)C18 X 1218Parking AreaGravelShadeN
054 (tent only)C18 X 1218Parking AreaGravelShadeN

*Grades are based solely on comparison with the other camp sites in that campground