Current road conditions for Takhlakh Campground NOTE:
A series of winter storms occurring the fall of 2006 caused extensive damage to many roads and trails across the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. As a result, there will be no road access to Takhlakh Campground from the south via Forest Road 23 or west via Forest Road 90 during the 2007 camping season. A major Washout occurred on Forest Road 23, closing the road five miles south of Takhlakh Campground near Babyshoe Pass.
It is not known when reconstruction of the road will be completed. Please check local conditions before traveling to the Forest. For current information, contact Cowlitz Valley Ranger District at 360-497-1100. For more complete information on forest road and trail conditions check the Gifford Pinchot National Forest website at www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/recreation/current-conditions/
This is a beautiful place. Go if you get the chance. The other side of the lake from the camp ground has a Hummingbird nesting ground. Nothing like hundreds of Hummingbirds zooming around you.
If you get light headed it's not from the elevation it's from lack of blood.