How many shades of green can you count? Lewis and Clark State Park is a great place to start.
This cool forested space east of Interstate 5 and south of Chehalis offers hiking and horseback riding through a rare stand of old-growth trees on the historic north spur of the Oregon Trail. The park provides an all-American camping experience, with fire circles, an amphitheater and horseshoe pits. Your horse can even camp with you at one of the park's equestrian campsites.
Boundless enjoyment awaits children and families, on lawns that double as playing fields, on miles of trails amidst lush ferns, gnarled snags, nurse logs and in cathedral-like thickets of giant trees.
While buildings and kitchen shelters may be purely functional to the kids, adults and history buffs will appreciate these structures. Lewis and Clark State Park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s, during the Great Depression, and examples of the characteristic CCC architecture can be found throughout the park.
Lewis and Clark State Park is a 616-acre camping park in a stand of old-growth forest. The park features 5 miles of hiking trails and 8 miles of multi-use trails open to horses.
PICNIC & DAY-USE FACILITIES
The park provides two kitchen shelters and a community center with electricity and running water. One shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis, while the community center and kitchen shelter #1 is reservable by calling the park office at (360) 864-2643.
5 miles of hiking trails
8 miles of horse trails
OTHER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
Fire circles (2)
Horseshoe pits (3)
The park has 24 standard campsites, eight full-hookup, five primitive equestrian sites, one hiker / biker site, two restrooms, and two showers. Maximum site length is 60 feet (limited availability). Campsites 15-25, T-2 and T-3 are first come, first served.
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.