Fall Creek Campground

Capitol State Forest

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Capitol Forest
Olympia, WA 98501
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GPS: 46.9408, -123.1287

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 21
Open Seasonally: May-Nov.
Elevation: 641 ft
Max Stay: 10
Tent Camping: Yes

Washington State Discover Pass required passes available online

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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15 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 1

Constant Critic would stay here again

“Quiet Area close to trails”

Reviewed Jul 18, 2016

Overall Rating

The road up switches between smooth pavement and washboard gravel. My 2 GPS don't show the connecting road to the campground road. You'll have to follow the signs to get here. If you make a wrong turn, there's a beautiful overlook with a very tight turnaround left uphill from a trailhead sign.
Campground has 2 loops on a dead end road. This campground seems to be intended for horse trailers with pullthroughs and corrals for the horses. This makes it ideal for RVs. My 30ft motorhome found easy access. I corralled my motorcycle on the concrete pad.
Sites did not fill up over the weekend though the usual loud (country) music weekenders showed up. A couple sites seemed to have long term campers but they kept quiet to themselves.
I enjoyed good weather and very quiet and cool nights in July. Flowers were in bloom.
The real treasure of this camp is access to miles of biker/hiker/horseback trails right from the campground. Trails were in good shape and very nice through the forest. Mountain bikers from the nearby busy trailhead would come through the campground occasionally.
Heavy wooded with lots of shade means no solar to charge batteries. You might feel guilty breaking the silence to run your generator to make morning coffee.
No signs a wildlife other than chipmunks and robins and slugs.
Older pit toilets were reasonably clean and didn't smell bad. No fresh water.
There is a creek (Fall Creek?) a short hike from the campground.
Cell service black hole here. 1 bar boosted Verizon would not connect. 4 bars T-Mobile Edge.
4G service is available a short drive away with a cell tower on a nearby mountain.
I look forward to coming back to this site.

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T-Mobile Voice Only

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