Urns Through Time


Moss Creek Campground

Moss Creek Campground is outside of the town of Carson. From I-5 at Vancouver turn east on Highway 14 for 50 miles to Cook. Turn north on Count Road 1000 and continue on for 8 miles to the campground on the right.

Moss Creek Campground has 17 sites spread around two loops that are ideal for tents but usable by smaller RVs and trailers. The second loop is so small you can miss it, containing only two sites it is almost like having your own campground. The campground is bordered on two sides by the Little White Salmon River in a thick forest of Douglas Fir, Hemlock, Cedar, true Fir, and Big Leaf Maples. An abundance of Dogwoods were blooming and the river trail was lush with spring flowers when we visited. Gray jays were welcome companions at our campsite. Several of the sites along the entrance road were being worked on when we were there due to tree damage.

Drinking water and vault toilets are available. Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Firewood is available on-site. About 40% of the sites can not be reserved and are available on a first come first serve basis from the evenings of 5/26 through 9/18.

Moss Creek is located in the Mount Adams Ranger District in the easternmost portion of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest so it is an excellent base for exploring the various sights around Mount Adams and the Columbia River Gorge. The Little White Salmon River offers rainbow and brook trout for anglers.

Forest Service Infomation for Moss Creek Campground