Lewis River Campsite Availability

IMPORTANT NOTICES

 

  • Our phone number for campsite reservation customer service has changed.  Please dial 801-280-3233 for changes to, or questions about, your campsite reservation. 

 

  • In order to maintain high standards at more than 500 camping and picnic sites enjoyed by more than 400,000 visitors annually on the Lewis River, PacifiCorp is increasing fees, in most cases by less than $2 per day, charged for camping and parking effective April 1, 2019Learn more»
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Our recreation areas on the Lewis River provide the public with 304 campsites in four campgrounds. During the summer months our campsites are popular destinations.

PacifiCorp is now accepting reservations for campsites. If you do not wish to reserve your campsite(s) online, or if you wish to make a change in your reservation, please call 801-280-3233 or email. *Please see our Rules and Regulations page for information regarding reservation change and cancellation policies.

For general information, please call toll free at 503-813-6666.

For more information, you can email us at recreation@pacificorp.com.

ALERT: CASH OR CHECKS ONLY, IF MAKING PAYMENT AT THE PARKS.

Reserve campsites at each location by selecting a button below.

Beaver Bay Park & Campground

Hours of Operation:

Open Friday before last Saturday in April- September 30: 6:00am-9:00pm 

  • 63 camp sites
  • Day use picnic area (see day use parking fees)
  • Swimming beach   (For safety, personal floatation devices such as kayaks, paddleboards, inflatable watercraft, etc. are not allowed in the swimming area.)
  • Boat ramp
  • Group camp facility has 15 campsites and covered picnic shelter
  • Restrooms, showers and water provided
  • RV dump station, but no RV hook-ups at campsites
  • Entrance gate closes at 9 p.m.
  • Directions – From the I-5 Woodland, Washington Exit #21 take Highway 503 East, approximately 34.5 miles to Beaver Bay Park.

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Cougar Park & Campground (TENT ONLY)

Hours of Operation:

Open Friday before Memorial Day-Labor Day: 6:00am-9:00pm 

  • 45 tent camping sites  NOTICE: Ground tents only (no tent trailers)
  • Group camping facility with 15 tent camping  sites and a covered picnic shelter with fireplace and sink  NOTICE: Ground tents only (no tent trailers)
  • Day use picnic area (see day use parking fees)
  • Swimming beach (For safety, personal floatation devices such as kayaks, paddleboards, inflatable watercraft, etc. are not allowed in the swimming area.)
  • Water and restrooms provided
  • Boat ramp
  • Entrance gate closes at 9 p.m.
  • Directions – From the I-5 Woodland, Washington Exit #21 take Highway 503 East, approximately 33.5 miles to Cougar Park.

PDF View a map of the recreation area




Cresap Bay Park and Campground

Hours of Operation:

Open Friday before Memorial Day-September 30: 6:00am-9:00pm 

  • Day use picnic area 56 overnight campsites
  • Group camping facility with 15 campsites (group site has a covered shelter with a fireplace, sink and electricity)
  • Day use and camping (see day use parking fees)
  • Swimming beach (For safety, personal floatation devices such as kayaks, paddleboards, inflatable watercraft, etc. are not allowed in the swimming area.)
  • Two-lane boat ramp
  • Group camping facility with 15 campsites (group site has a covered shelter with a fireplace, sink and electricity)
  • Separate 23-slip marina available for first come, first served use by overnight guests at the campground
  • Water, restrooms and showers provided
  • Recreational vehicle dump station, but no RV hook-ups at campsites
  • Entrance gate closes at 9 p.m.
  • Directions – From the I-5 Woodland, Washington Exit #21 take Highway 503 East, approximately 24 miles, turn right at 503 South, drive approximately 3 miles to Cresap.

PDF View map of this recreation area




Swift Forest Camp

Hours of Operation:

Open Friday before Memorial Day-November 30: 6:00am-9:00pm 

  • 93 individual campsites available by reservation between Friday before Memorial Day through September 30th.
  • Sites are available on first-come, first-serve basis between October 1 to November 30th, and no camp hosts are in residence.  During this time, camping is free and is available only in Section A (B and C loops are closed).  Also during this time, only dry camping is offered and there is no garbage service.  Please plan to bring your own water and pack out your own trash.  Port-a-johns will be made available for our guest's comfort and sanitation. 
  • Day use and camping
  • Shoreline dispersed camping on Swift Reservoir is managed from this park.  Please see our dispersed camping page for more details.
  • Picnic area with shelter
  • Two-lane boat ramp
  • Swimming beach (For safety, personal floatation devices such as kayaks, paddleboards, inflatable watercraft, etc. are not allowed in the swimming area.)
  • No showers available
  • Recreational vehicle dump station, but no RV hook-ups at campsites
  • Entrance gate closes at 9 p.m.
  • Directions – From the I-5 Woodland, Washington Exit #21 take Highway 503 East, approximately 50 miles to Swift Camp.

PDF View a map of the recreation area

PDF Information about boat passages on Swift Reservoir



 

Etiquette

Visitors entering day use sites via vehicles are required to pay applicable fees. Pass holders must check in with booth attendant (if staffed). Passes must be displayed in car window at all times. Fees are non-transferable.

PDF Lewis River outdoor recreation brochure

 

Due to severe storms, boaters may encounter surface and subsurface debris on the Reservoirs.  All persons using the waters of the Reservoirs do so at their own risk.