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Sunset Falls Campground - What You Need to Know

Camping at the Sunset Falls Campground is a great option in Gifford Pinchot National Forest. It includes scenic views of the river and a waterfall.

What campground has views of a waterfall?? Sunset Falls Campground does! It's in Washington State, in Gifford Pinchot National Forest, and it's open year-round! It's a great option for winter camping in Washington when many other campgrounds are shut for the season.

Sunset Falls Campground

What You Need to Know

Sunset Falls Campground Opening Hours/Season

The campground is open year-round! So you can visit in the middle of summer or winter or whenever the mood strikes you.


There are no reservations allowed at Sunset Falls Campground. It is a first-come-first-serve campground. You will need to be physically at the campground to see if anything is available.

Call (360) 686-3008 for more information.

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
The expansive Gifford Pinchot National Forest


At the campground, you can expect the following facilities:

  • 18 sites that can accommodate tents or RVs up to 22 feet in length.

  • Picnic tables

  • Campfire rings

  • Grills

  • 3 vault toilets

Also Good to Know

  • There are no hookups!

  • There is no potable water.

  • Extra vehicles require another fee.

East Fork Lewis River
The East Fork Lewis River

If you enjoyed camping at Sunset Falls, you might also enjoy checking out our complete guide to camping at Ancient Lakes.

Sunset Falls

The biggest draw of this campground is Sunset Falls itself. It's on the south side of NE Sunset Falls Road, just next to the day-use area. It's at the intersection of East Fork Lewis River and Snass Creek.

Nearby, you can enjoy boating, hiking, and more! It's also only an hour from Portland if you want to day a trip down to the city.

Other Nearby Campgrounds

If Sunset Falls is full, check out a few of these other nearby campgrounds:

Beaver Campground

Located in Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Beaver Campground is a beautiful, peaceful campground in the middle of the woods. It's along Wind River and is well-suited for anglers. There are 24 sites and one group site.

Fee: $20 a night for a single site, more for the group site.

Paradise Creek Campground

The campground includes 42 sites that range in size. Each has a picnic table and a fire ring, with nearby drinking water and vault toilets. Nearby, you can explore hiking trails, including the Lava Butte Trail.

Panther Creek Campground

Another peaceful creekside campground that's located along the Pacific Crest Trail. Around 5 miles from the campground is Panther Falls. There are 33 sites in the campground, which are a maximum of 40 feet in length.

Panther Creek Falls
The gorgeous Panther Creek Falls

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