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Lewis & Clark State Park

Campground Description:  Lewis and Clark State Park is owned and operated by the State of Washington.  Lewis & Clark State Park began as a "public camp" for automobile tourists in 1922. Two years later, more than 10,000 people visited the park annually.  The park is situated in one of the few remaining stands of old growth timber.  Coniferous trees, streams, wetlands, dense vegetation and wet prairie comprise the park environment.  The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed the park almost 90 years ago.  Lewis & Clark State Park offers miles of hiking trails, an interpretive center and an environmental Learning Center.  Full services and shopping is available in Chehalis, 14.6 miles north.  Open year round.  Reservations are not possible.

Number of Sites:  25 tent camping sites, 9 utility/RV camping sites, 5 primitive equestrian sites, 1 hiker/biker site

Electricity:  At 9 RV camping sites

Water:  At 9 RV camping sites and throughout the tent camping areas

Sewer:  At 9 RV camping sites

Waste Water Dump Station:  No

Directions:  From Interstate 5 (I-5) Northbound or Southbound - Take exit # 68, and head east on Highway 12 and travel approximately 2.6 miles to the Jackson Highway.  Turn right, (south) and follow for 1.9 miles to the park entrance.

Fishing:  Mayfield Lake is 14.6 miles east of Lewis & Clark State Park.  Fish for Brown bullhead, Chinook salmon, Coastal cutthroat, Coho salmon, Largemouth bass, Northern pike minnow, Rainbow trout, Sculpin, Tiger muskie, and Yellow perch.  Complete information is available at Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife - Mayfield Lake

Astronomy Opportunities:  Poor in the tent camping areas because of the abundance of trees.  Depending on the lights on the RV camping rigs, astronomy is possible in the RV camping area.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 46.52211 N, 122.81187 W

Nearby Golfing: 

Newaukum Valley Golf Course
153 Newaukum Golf Drive
Chehalis, WA 98532
Telephone: 360-748-0461
Newaukum Valley Golf Course
Riverside Golf Club
1451 Airport Way
Chehalis, WA 98532
Telephone: 360-748-8182
Riverside Golf Club

Contact Information: 

Washington State Parks
Lewis & Clark State Park
4583 Jackson Highway
Winlock, WA 98596
Telephone: 360-864-2643
Lewis & Clark State Park

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The sign at the entrance to Lewis & Clark State Park

A map of all of the recreation features at Lewis & Clark State Park

The restrooms at Lewis & Clark State Park offer flush toilets and hot showers

Lewis & Clark State Park offers cooking facilities with shelters

The camping sites at Lewis & Clark State Park are all gravel or grass

An example of the grassy tent camping areas at Lewis & Clark State Park

Lewis & Clark State Park offers a biker/hiker campsite

All of the camping sites at Lewis & Clark State Park are situated in dense forest

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