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Address: National Forest Development Road 3059, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Skamania WA – Driving Directions Below

**Paradise Creek Campground Map PDF**

Single Site$18 per nightOpen5/23/13
Multi Site$34 per nightClosed
*Weather Permitting
Extra Vehicle$9 per night

Golden Age and Golden Access cards will receive a 50% discount for the legal holders of the cards. Discount cards do not apply to group campgrounds.


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

About 60% of the sites are available for reservations, and the rest are available on a first-come first-served basis. 


  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood for sale
  • Garbage
  • Info Station
  • Vault Toilet

Why Camp Here

Two of our nicest campgrounds in the Northwest appropriately are called Paradise. This is an excellent stop over for those of you who want a place to camp near Mt. St. Helens before or after driving to the various view points.  The campground is somewhat remote, helping make it relaxing and quiet. Please help keep it that way.

Good to Know

When you are making reservations please be careful to select the correct “Panther Creek campground, WA” since there is another “Paradise in Oregon” campground that can confuse new campers. Our facility, Paradise Creek, is in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, essentially halfway between the Columbia Gorge and Mt. St. Helens Monument. The campground is off the Wind River Highway 20.5 miles north of Carson and State Highway 14, with the entrance on FS Road 3059. Campers will be interested to know that the old toilets have been replaced and a couple new ones have been installed to help upgrade the campground. Sites 14, 20, 27, 28, 30 and 35 are Multisites, which can accommodate 12 people and includes 2 vehicles per site.

We expect to have a host in the campground from about Memorial Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. 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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Take Highway 14 to Carson WA, then travel 14 miles NW on the Wind River Highway. Then at Forest Service Road 30, head north for 6 miles until you reach the campground.

For reservations click on the red site numbers listed in the table, which will take you to that sites’ 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?
001B45 X 1240Back InPavedShadedN
002C40 X 1240Back InPavedShadedN
003C36 X 1236Back InPavedShadedN
4B45 X 1540Back InPavedShadedN
5C36 X 1530Back InPavedShadedN
006B45 X 1540Back InPavedShadedN
7A40 X 1236Back InPavedShadedYes
008B36 X 1532Back InPavedShadedN
9A40 X 1536Back InPavedShadedYes
010B40 X 1536Back InPavedShadedN
011C24 X 1224Back InPavedPartialN
012C30 X 1230Back InPavedShadedN
013C45 X 1540Back InPavedShadedN
014 MultisiteB40 X 3040Back InPavedShadedN
15B40 X 1540Back InPavedShadedN
016B40 X 1540Back InPavedShadedN
017B36 X 1536Back InPavedPartialYes
018C40 X 1236Back InPavedShadedN
19A40 X 1236Back InPavedPartialYes
20 MultisiteA36 X 2030Back InPavedPartialYes
21B60 x 1536Back InPavedPartialN
22A+40 x 1532Back InPavedShadedYes
023C40 x 1532Back InPavedShadedN
024C40 x 1532Back InPavedShadedN
25A50 x 1532Back InPavedShadedY
026B40 x 1232Back InPavedPartialN
27 MultisiteA40 x 2032Back InPavedShadedY
028 MultisiteB45 x 2040Back InPavedShadedN
029B45 x 1540Back InPavedShadedN
030 MultisiteA15040Back InPavedPartialN
31C40 x 1532Back InPavedShadedN
32B45 x 1540Back InPavedShadedN
33B45 x 1540Back InPavedShadedN
34C45 x 1540Back InPavedPartialN
035 MultisiteB45 x 2540Back InPavedShadedN
036C50 x 1540Back InPavedShadedN
037C36 x 1232Back InPavedShadedN
038C38 x 1232Back InPavedShadedN
039B50 x 1540Back InPavedPartialN
40C40 x 1232Back InPavedShadedN
Host SiteC30 x 2030Back InPavedShadedN
042 MultisiteC40 x 3036Back InPavedShadedN

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