Camping areas on the Lewis River to reopen

The Beaver Bay, Cougar Park and Cresap Bay campgrounds are ready for use

In response to updated public health directives from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and with Cowlitz County in Phase II of its COVID-19 reopening process, Pacific Power is expanding access to the popular series of day-use areas, boat ramps and campgrounds along the Lewis River in southwest Washington beginning Friday (May 29).  

Pacific Power is expanding access to the popular series of day-use areas, boat ramps and campgrounds in Cowlitz County. Photo by Mike Schultz
Pacific Power is expanding access to the popular series of day-use areas, boat ramps and campgrounds in Cowlitz County. Photo by Mike Schultz

Pacific Power is a division of PacifiCorp, which owns and manages hydroelectric resources that offer clean, affordable energy for customers, as well as a variety of public recreation opportunities. The facilities provide boating, swimming, camping and picnicking opportunities.

The Beaver Bay, Cougar Park and Cresap Bay campgrounds are ready for use. Campers with reservations will be notified and advised that campsites are ready, restroom facilities are available, and camp hosts are on site and available to help guests have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Per Washington state guidelines, each campsite will be limited to five people. Group camping will not be opened at this time (awaiting Phase III). Pacific Power appreciates the cooperation of the public as we work to maintain these opportunities while observing social distancing and safety guidelines.

These conditions will remain in effect until Cowlitz County enters Phase III of Washington’s Phased Approach or the WA Department of Health revokes the county’s Phase II status. Pacific Power reserves the right to close campgrounds if conditions warrant closure due to non-compliance with state directives.

For a complete list of closures and limited maintenance sites, including PacifiCorp facilities in Oregon, Washington, and California, please visit https://www.pacificorp.com/community/recreation.html.

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