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WASHINGTON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
MARGARET McKENNY CAMPGROUND
CAPITOL STATE FOREST
Washington Department of Natural Resources
LATITUDE: N 4655.530
LONGITUDE: W 12303.636
Elevation around 250'
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Margaret McKenny Campground
Margaret McKenny Campground

Capitol State Forest is kind of obscure,
often being easy to overlook on the map.
There are several free campgrounds paid
for by the timber harvests. Easy access from
the I-5 corridor.

Registration Form
Recreation Site Registration Form

You must register to use this facility.
(Registration and campground are free)

On Waddell Creek...

Picnic tables, metal firerings, and outhouses
No Garbage Service - Pack It Out
(Dumpsters at the Rest Area on I-5)
Water in Season (Hand Pump)
7 Day Limit in any 365 Day Period
Handicap Accessible Campsites
Horse Campsites

No pallets or other treated wood products
allowed in the campground.

Campground Rules
Campground Rules in Capitol State Forest

ATTENTION CAMPERS
1. Respect sites designated for disabled users
2. Camp only in designated campground and campsites
3. Do not alter or remove vegetation
4. Limit fires to campsite fireplaces
5. Maintain quiet between 10pm and 6am
6. Do not shoot in or near recreation sites, trails or roads
7. Limit stay to 7 consecutive days per calendar year
8. No reserving campsites. Camping is on a first come basis
9. No ORV use within campgrounds or on campground roads
10. Use of all fireworks prohibited
11. Chainsaw use is prohibited in the campgrounds

All organized events require a DNR permit
Call Central Region Office at 360-748-2383

No Fireworks

MARGARET McKENNY
(Historic Sign #1)
Miss Margaret McKenny for whom
this site is named, an ardent conservationist,
author of many wildlife books, and a noted
mushroom authority and photographer, has
given freely of her time to conservation causes
and to the teaching of children.
Her father, General T.J. McKenny, served as
a Brigadier-General in the Civil War and as
Superintendent of Indian Affairs in Washington
Territory 1867-1870
This Recreation Site, on the banks of Waddell
Creek, was the early home of Stephen Decatur
Wynn and George H. Sturdevant families who
settled here in the 1890's and cleared this area
for a homesite.
During the 1930's the sands of Waddell Creek
were panned for gold.

BEAR FACTS
There have been multiple unconfirmed accounts
of bear activity on or near the trails accessed by
the trailhead at this campground.

There are several other free campgrounds
in Capitol State Forest:

FALL CREEK CAMPGROUND
MARGARET McKENNY CAMPGROUND
MIDDLE WADDEL OHV CAMPGROUND
MIMA FALL TRAILHEAD CAMPGROUND
NORTH CREEK CAMPGROUND
PORTER CREEK CAMPGROUND
SHERMAN VALLEY CAMPGROUND

Waddell Creek Road
Waddell Creek Road

Signs
128th Ave. and Waddell Creek Road

DIRECTIONS:
From Seattle, WA
Take I-5 south to Exit 95
Take Exit 95 towards Little Rock
Continue straight at the Stop Sign
and onto 128th Street for 3/4 Mile
Turn right on Waddell Creek Road
Margaret McKenny Campground is 2.3 miles

PHOTO HERE
Mima Mounds from Observation Deck

MIMA MOUNDS NATURE TRAIL
LATITUDE: N 4654.315
LONGITUDE: W 12302.860
Day Use Area
No dogs because they disturb the nesting birds.
From 128th Ave take Waddell Creek Road
About 3/4 mile turn left on xx Road
Mounds and Trailhead a short distance.

Spillman Campground and Picnic Area
Spillman Campground and Picnic Area
(Tahuya State Forest)

CAMP SPILLMAN

Aldrich Lake
Aldrich Lake
(Tahuya State Forest)

ALDRICH LAKE

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Camped here October 17, 2007

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Free campgrounds and camping
WASHINGTON CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
CAPITOL STATE FOREST
MARGARET McKENNY CAMPGROUND