American Ridge Lodge Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

American Ridge Lodge is located about 38 miles west of Naches, Washington in the foothills of the eastern Cascades. The rustic ski lodge and unique twenty-seater outhouse were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and are associated with one of the earliest ski areas to operate in Washington State (1935-1950). Activities in the area include fishing, wildlife viewing, birding, and hiking, and winter play. The lodge is also located just outside the boundary of the William O. Douglas Wilderness. Temperatures are generally sunny and warm with little precipitation. Altitude is 3,041 feet. The camp is a group site with a capacity of 60 people and 15 vehicles. The site includes a largely unfurnished 43x48' lodge is equipped with a kitchen area, counter space and benches, several closets and cabinets, and a wood stove. There is an outdoor fire ring, picnic tables, and a twenty seater outhouse, as well as plenty of room on the grounds for dispersed camping. Firewood is not provided.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Pit Restroom
  • Bird Watching
  • Covered Group Structure
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping Facility
  • Group Fire Ring
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Restaurant
  • Restroom
  • Scenery
  • Sheltered Dining Area
  • Sightseeing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Stove
  • Table
  • Table & Chairs
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Accessible Group Shelters
  • Accessible Handicapped Site
  • Accessible Hiking Trails
  • Bait
  • Barrier-Free Facilities
  • Benches
  • Cabin Rental
  • Campground Host
  • Convenience Store
  • Dumpster
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Supplies
  • Flush Toilet
  • Group Picnic Shelters
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horse Trail
  • Horseback Rides
  • Paved Accessible Site
  • Paved Roads
  • Pay Telephone
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Resort
  • Restaurants
  • Trailhead
  • Trails
  • Trails, Bicycle
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Banking Services
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hook Ups
  • Hospital
  • Information Station
  • Lake
  • Lake Front Sites
  • Overlook
  • Post Office
  • Visitor Center


Peak Season
Jan 01 2010 -
Dec 31 2010
Peak Season
Jan 01 2011 -
Dec 31 2011

Alerts and Important Information Security is provided by access through a locked gate. The combination to the gate lock will be included in your confirmation letter. Reservations must be made at least 1 day in advance. This rental site requires a 2 day minimum stay on weekends and 3 day minimum stay on holiday weekends. If you make reservations before February for a stay during or after February, please call (509) 653-1432 a week prior to arrival to confirm the gate lock combination. Livestock is not allowed, but pets are welcome. There are no utility hookups. There is no potable water at this site. Visitors must bring plenty of water for drinking, cooking and washing. Water can be obtained from pitcher pumps at neighboring campgrounds during the summer season only. Please bring your own garbage bags. This is a "Pack it in, Pack it out" site. Trash may be disposed of at neighboring campgrounds during the summer. Visitors must clean the cabin prior to departure. Please bring sleeping bags/bedding, as well as flashlights or lanterns (there is no lighting in the cabin), first aid kit, washcloths and towels, dish soap and other cleaning supplies. All Forest Service Cabin Rentals are No Smoking facilities. No charcoal stoves, candles, or other open flame devices are allowed in the cabin. Please contact the Ranger District prior to arriving at the cabin/lookout rental to check on any restrictions or conditions, such as fire closures, road, weather or storms, etc, that may affect the quality of your visit.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 15 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: American Ridge Lodge
Campground Phone: 509- 653-1401
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Yakima, WA
509- 653-1401

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More About American Ridge Lodge Campground

American Ridge Lodge is a campground located in Yakima, Washington. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -121.1711 latitude, and -121.1711 longitude into your GPS device.

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