Mossyrock Campground (Mossyrock)

Mossyrock Campground

http://www.mytpu.org/tacomapower/parks-rec/mossyrock-park.htm

We spent Memorial Day weekend this year, with lots of other Camp-Inn trailer owners (and folks interested in them) at Mossyrock Campground, for our annual Round-Up.  They let us set up our group over in the rustic group campground, which ended up being a pretty amazing place.

It was primitive in that it had vault toilets (but very well kept and non-stinky) and there was 1 shared spiggot for the lot of us. Our site sat right on Riffe Lake, and provided some really nice views.

We had plenty of room to spread out, and a great space in the middle to come together.  There was a large fire pit and picnic tables for us. They generally allow only tents to camp here, but decided it was ok for us to rent the space as well.  Being small has it’s advantages!

The main campground was across a narrow section of lake, which, during Memorial Day weekend was very busy.  On that side, the sites are more developed with electric, showers, toilets, etc. The sites were not very private, but many sat right on the banks of the lake (there was another site up on the bluff as well). There is a boat launch, which can get busy.  They have a play structure there, but it appeared to be one that was for the much smaller set (3 and under).  Our kids spent most of their days riding bikes, going on walks, playing with the dogs and making mud cakes (they got filthy, but had a blast!).

Fishing season was starting and the lake is stocked with a few varieties of fish, and we took advantage of it one day.  Laddy had been asking to go fishing for a couple of months, so we took his fishing pole and set him up right next to the dam to try his luck.  Within 10 minutes of putting his hook in the water, he landed a brown trout.  All of the other people on the banks started cheering for him and made the whole experience really special.

In the area, there is the small town of Mossyrock.  You can also visit the dam, which is the tallest dam in the state of Washington.  When they put this dam in and created the lake, 2 towns were lost.

We loved out group site, and are considering booking it again next year.  If we were to go back and camp on our own, I would try to find a less busy weekend.

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