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Crawfish Lake Campground
5.0 (5 reviews)
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Crawfish Lake is adjacent to this 19 site campground (15 single and 4 double sites), which also has a boat launch. Two toilet facilities service the campground. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring, and parking for small trailers or vehicles. Eleven sites border the lakeshore. The Common Loon has been heard and seen on the lake. No water or garbage facilities available. Please pack garbage out. No Fee.

Restrictions: Check Washington State Fishing Regulations.

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Weather
Averages
Forecast
jan
1.89"
33°
20.6°
feb
1.41"
40.3°
23.4°
mar
1.19"
52.5°
30.5°
apr
1.04"
63.4°
36.7°
may
1.22"
72°
44.3°
jun
1.23"
79.6°
51.4°
jul
0.81"
88.1°
57.3°
aug
0.49"
87.9°
56.9°
sep
0.58"
77.7°
47.5°
oct
1.08"
61.7°
36.2°
nov
1.61"
43.9°
27.9°
dec
2.2"
31.9°
19.6°
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Summer
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Crowdedness
Others between 10 and 50 feet away
Fullness
Half of spots are available
Noise
Pure silence
Shade
Mostly shaded, but still some spots with sunlight
Cleanliness
A few trash spottings
Safety
Very safe
Road difficulty
Take it a little slow, but any vehicle should be fine
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bgaglione
1
Oct 2022
Really great place except for poor Verizon cell signal

There is only one space (which was taken) out of maybe 20 that gets 3 bars Verizon, others can barely load a webpage which is really disappointing because you get good service throughout the long road up here. Other than that this is a great place.

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stephen_mcd
6
Sep 2022
Super great, quiet spot

I was blown away by the silence. It seemed almost unethical to break the silence by moving around. The lake is not too cold to swim in and the bathrooms are nice. My campsite had a little bit of thrash but I cleaned it out in a couple minutes. Seriously great spot right on the lake

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tombo-twofeet
188
Sep 2021
Peace on the lake, further from town.

Last 2 out of the 5 miles of the dirt/rock road are washboardy on the way up. Stay to the right at the split. You can't miss the campground sign. FREE for up to 14 days. First 3 campsites are group sites. 2 pot toilets between the 19 campsites.

Stayed the night at Site #7. Great views of the lake across from private homes. Worth being a half hour or more from town.

Every site has a picnic table, firepit with a grill, and some also have a bench.

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dbillings83
8
Jul 2020
Wow

Can't say enough about how wonderful this spot was. It's 30 minutes from Riverside but worth every second.

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turtlevida
10
Aug 2019
Wish we could have stayed longer

This was our first free campground, so we didn’t really know what we were getting ourselves into. This one might have set the bar high for other free campsites, though. It was pretty well laid out, seemed to be cared for, and the lake and surrounding forest were really pretty.

Getting to the campground wasn't bad. It is located in a National Forest, so we were nervous about the condition of the roads. Luckily, it was mostly paved roads except the final 5 miles. We followed the directions from Google Maps and found it easily. When you pull into the campground, there are a few sites to the right but the bulk of the sites are to the left. Most of the spots appear to be for tent camping or smaller RVs. We stayed in site 9 and didn't have too much trouble getting in with our 20 foot trailer and Tundra. It would have been easier to get in had we known ahead of time that there were turnarounds at each end of the campground. Since we didn't know, we had to do a weird maneuver using one campsite in order to back into the one we had chosen.

The is a perfect place to escape off grid, as there isn’t much of a cell signal - even with our cell booster. There is no water or electric, but there are a couple of pit toilets. We have a toilet in our trailer, so we didn’t use the pit toilets, but they seemed clean enough.

There were quite a few kayakers out enjoying the lake, which was calm and very inviting. We had some ducks come right up to the shoreline at our site, and we saw a loon way out in the distance. The lake is surrounded by trees and there are a bunch of vacation homes on the other side.

We only stayed 1 night but wish we could have stayed longer. There is a 14-day limit, which we would love to take advantage of another time. We camped on a Saturday towards the end of July and there were plenty of sites still available. There are 19 total sites, most of which are right on the lake, but a few are across the gravel road.

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