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Rock Creek Campground Update

Rock Creek Campground got a whole lot of lovin’ in 2018 when five trail groups (that’s right — five!) came together to make improvements at this popular horse camp and on the nearby trails.Rock Creek Campground Update

Site B5 has a pull-through parking pad that can accommodate larger rigs.

Back Country Horsemen (Mt. St. Helens chapter), Washington Trail Riders Association, Pacific Northwest Endurance Riders, Chinook Trail Association, and Washington Trails Association all pitched in with tools, heavy equipment, and volunteer labor.  And boy, did they ever get a lot done!Rock Creek Campground Update

The trails around camp got new gravel footing.

The volunteers removed stumps that were in the way, enlarged a couple of parking pads (both back-in and pull-through) to accommodate larger trailers, leveled a parking pad, spread gravel on the trails around the camp, replaced broken or worn corral rails, installed some new wooden gates, replaced some deteriorated wooden gates with chain gates, and spread gravel in several spots where water collected.Rock Creek Campground Update

Volunteers replace some deteriorated wooden gates with chain gates

The volunteers got a good start on clearing downed logs on the nearby trails but will have to wait to complete the job until the weather improves.Rock Creek Campground Update

DNR installed brand new toilets. Nice!

Capping off all the fabulous work by these volunteers, the Department of Natural Resources has installed brand new toilets that are a big improvement over the old ones.Rock Creek Campground Update

Site B5 has a pull-through parking pad that can accommodate larger rigs.

After our last blog post about Rock Creek, several equestrians inquired about whether this campground can accommodate larger trailers.  The answer is yes, some of the campsites have large enough parking pads for longer rigs.  In particular, site B5 is long enough to hold pretty much anything you want to park in it.

Thank you, volunteers and DNR!!

If you enjoy riding and camping at Rock Creek, stay tuned:  volunteers will be starting work this summer on a new trail that will eventually take you to Hidden Falls!

Rock Creek Campground and the surrounding trails are covered in Riding Southwest Washington Horse Trails, by Kim McCarrel, Ponderosa Pres, 2016.  Available at

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