Tillicum Forest Camp is a campground located in southern Washington within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. It is tucked deep within the forest and is very popular with Huckleberry pickers during berry season due to it being surrounded by berry plants. The campground is older, slightly run down and has very basic amenities. To spend the night at Tillicum Forest Camp it will cost you just $5 however you must pack out what you pack in as there are no garbage services here.
The campground is spread out in an odd fashion and we will admit that upon our first visit we got a little turned around. It loops down a forest road then dead ends with several campsites being at the end of the road. The sites are fairly spread out and privacy is good within the campground. Each site comes with a fire ring, picnic table and there are vault toilets. No potable water is available at Tillicum Campground so be sure to bring enough to last you the duration of your stay. A dirt road runs through the campground and is starting to show its age as it has several rutted areas and minor washouts. This campground is not recommended for large RVs or trailers.
- Isolated and quiet campground
- Huckleberry picking
- Plenty of shade for hot days
- Rough dirt road through camp
- Run down campground not well maintained
- No potable water
Tillicum Camp Campground is pretty far out in the middle Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Even so, there is plenty to do for those who are willing to drive a little.
- Langfield Falls – Located near Tire Junction is Langfield Falls. It is just a 5-minute walk from the trailhead and is a nice waterfall to visit for a little day trek.
- Guller Ice Cave – Located south of Tillicum Campground by about 30 minutes you may have passed this natural wonder.
- Lakes, Lakes and more Lakes – There are TONS of mountain lakes up near Mt. Adams worth exploring. To name just a few: Takhlakh Lake, Council Lake, Olallie Lake and Chain of Lakes. Get out there and explore!