Local Attractions

Local Attractions

Upon arriving at Eagle Cliff campers will find themselves perfectly situated in close proximity to many wonders of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, home of historic Mount St. Helens. McClellan Viewpoint, boasting an unobstructed panoramic view of the Southeast portion of Mount Saint Helens is a short 10 minute drive from our camp.

Campers will also enjoy hiking local waterfalls, exploring old growth Cedar trees at Cedar Flats, fishing in Swift Reservoir or the Lewis River, Crystal hunting, kayaking, mountain biking, backpacking, and Bigfoot tracking.

A thick canopy of Fir trees throughout the campground provides the perfect place to cool off and treat yourself to a little rest and relaxation after your day of fun filled activities.

Of course your trip would not be complete without a nighttime camp fire and roasting marshmallows for your smores.

Eagle Cliff Park

A short hike out of the campground, be amazed by the beautiful scenery and views.

McClellan Viewpoint

About a 10 minute drive from camp. McClellan Viewpoint gives you an amazing view of the Southside of Mt St Helens with a big parking lot, bathroom and picnic tables. A must see if you are in the area.

Ape Caves

About a 1/2hr drive from Eagle Cliff Camp is Ape Caves, which boasts the third longest lava tube in North America. Put on your hiking boots! Timed reservations are required to visit Ape Cave during the open season: May 18 Cave through October 31. Choose a two-hour time slot for your desired day on recreation.gov ($2 admin fee).

Curley Creek Falls

About a 10 minute drive from the camp with a very short hike on a well maintained trail, Curly Creek Falls is a favorite with beautiful views of the waterfall dumping down into the Lewis River. Be aware that in the middle to end of Summer this waterfall may be dried up.

Lava Canyon

About a 1/2 hour drive from the camp, Lava Canyon offers amazing hiking with spectacular views. If you visit Lava Canyon, stay on the designated trail for a Safe visit.

Lower Falls

A must see attraction. There are falls viewing opportunities at Lower Lewis River Falls, Curly Creek Falls, Big Creek Falls, and Middle Falls, all within 15 minutes in the Lewis River Recreation Area. There are multiple access points along this 14-mile trail, including trailheads at Curly Creek Falls, Lower Falls, Middle Falls, and Quartz Creek. This trail is popular with mountain bikers, hikers, and waterfall enthusiasts, especially on hot summer days. Reservations are required June 15 through September 6 at recreation.gov.

Climber's Bivouac

Climber's Bivouac Trailhead is about a 45 minute drive from Eagle Cliff Camp and offers some excellent hiking opportunities. Please see the Forest Service Website for more info

Cedar Flats

Located about 10 minutes from the camp, Cedar Flats is an absolute gem with a relatively short hike through an amazing Cedar and Fir Old Growth Forest. The perfect hike for all ages and truly amazing at how big the trees are in Cedar Flats.

Swift Reservoir

Providing recreation of all kinds, Swift Reservoir has access to Swimming, Fishing, Boating and more. See the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife site for more info.