Cowlitz Fish Hatchery

Utility Owned Recreation Facility

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12 Osprey Lane Toledo, WA 98591 360-902-2349 Official Website

GPS: 46.4844, -122.7298

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 12
Pad Type: asphalt
Max Stay: 3

2 people have reviewed this location.

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2bars
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2bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
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loseby
WA Ram ProMaster City
1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: Riverside

loseby would stay here again

“Quiet boat launch with free camping”

Reviewed Jun 16, 2019

Overall Rating

There is free camping available ad hoc on the grassy, large sides of the boat launch parking lot, anywhere you don't see a sign saying "No Camping". Rules are maximum camping 3 days in a 7 day period, no campfires, tents and gas stoves allowed. There is a pit toilet at one end, and a porta-potty at the other. No running water, showers, dump, or utilities of any kind.

It's nothing outstanding, but for free, it was quite solid. It is worth a 10 minute detour from I-5 just to have the sounds of a river rather than traffic all night. There is camp space next to the river on the left as you enter, or plenty of flat, grassy space on the right for your big rig. On a summer Saturday night, there were 6 other campers dispersed around a huge area beside the hatchery.

Closest store was the Shell station when you get off at exit 63. I stopped at Safeway in Kelso exit 39 northbound, or in Centralia exit 82 southbound. AT&T LTE 2 Mbps down/0.2 Mbps up

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2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

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Foolish Behavior
Peoria, AZ 26' Mallard Sprinter 2 kawasaki KLR 650's
16 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: 0
“Typical boat launch.”

Reviewed Aug 22, 2018

Overall Rating

The river is beautiful... the hatchery looks like a prison, with barbed wire fencing all around. There's some great grassy areas on either side of the boat ramp parking lot, where we saw a tent pitched, but it's just not an area where we'd spend more than a night.

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2bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
Site Number: 0
“Access closed by gate”

Reviewed Sep 19, 2018

Overall Rating

Area was blocked off by gate about a mile before the GPS coordinates with a NO TRESPASSING sign.

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • pull thru

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