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Taidnapam Park

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Tacoma Power’s Taidnapam Park is a forested campground on Riffe Lake (formed by Mossyrock Dam) in Lewis County, Wash.

Please note: Due to changes to Riffe Lake levels, the Taidnapam Park boat launch and designated swim area are closed. The Taidnapam North boat launch is open mid-May through mid-September, down to 719 feet (or call (888) 502-8690 for recorded lake level and boat launch information).

Get updates on lake levels, boat launches and swim areas, or call 1-888-502-8690 for recorded info.

Get current burn ban information. See the Department of Natural Resources for burn ban details by county.

Please be aware of heavy log truck traffic on the road that leads to the park (Champion Haul Road).

Reservations

Reserve individual campsites up to nine months in advance for dates between May 15 and Sept. 15.

Or call 833-290-8180 for reservations.

Know Before You Go
  • Learn about reservation policies and park rules.
  • Reserve individual campsites up to nine months in advance for dates between May 15 and Sept. 15.
  • We are not accepting new group camp reservations at this time. Confirmed reservations are still in place.
  • Please be kind to the Taidnapam Park septic system – do not use RV holding tank chemicals.
    • Use ventilation and air fresheners
    • Empty tanks often
    • Flush holding tank each time it is dumped
No Reservations

Available campsites that have not been reserved are available for one-night “walk-in” stays between Sept. 16 and May 14.

About Taidnapam Park
  • Year-round camping and day-use area (park closed Dec. 20 – Jan. 1)
  • 163 individual campsites
  • 96 with water, electric and sewer hookups
  • 43 with water and electric hookups
  • 24 walk-in tent sites
  • 22-site group camp with hookups
  • Four with water/electric hookups
  • 12-site primitive group camp
  • Fire rings/picnic tables in all campsites
  • Coin-operated showers
  • Wheelchair accessible restrooms

Taidnapam Park not only has year-round camping and a day-use area, but it also has a fun, free, family-friendly scavenger hunt featuring a special character: Frank the Fish!

As the “tail” goes, Frank the Fish has many forest friends, but when a storm hit the park, they went missing and we need help finding them – their faces are in the trees around the park! Starting Memorial Day weekend and running through Labor Day weekend, children can stop by the park booth and get a map on which they can mark the locations of Frank’s friends as they find them. All children who finish the scavenger hunt can exchange their map for a small prize.

Frank’s Forest Friends include everything from a grumpy old troll to 11 friendly faces in the trees. The locations change each year, creating a delightful family tradition that can be revisited for years to come.

Day Use

Day-use parking costs $10 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.

Park Features
  • Picnic tables with grills
  • Playground
Park Fees

Camping Fees:

Jan. 2 – May 14
Water/electric/sewer hookups – $37
Water/electric hookups – $35
Walk-in tent sites – $25
Primitive group camp – Closed
Group camp with hookups – Closed

May 15 – Sept. 15
Full hookups – $42
Water & electric – $39
Walk-in tent sites – $27
Primitive group camp (entire area – 12 sites) – $200
Group camp with hookups (entire area – 22 sites) – $730

Sept. 16 – Dec. 19
Full hookups – $37
Water & electric – $35
Walk-in tent sites – $25
Primitive group camp – Closed
Group camp with hookups – Closed

Other fees

  • Extra vehicle, if space allows (no charge for towed vehicles) – $15
  • Extra vehicle season pass – $150
  • Individual campsite or group camp reservation fee – $8 online or $10 by phone
  • Day-use parking (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends) – $10
  • Season day-use pass – $70

Discount 

  • Senior, disability, or military discount for camping – $5
Driving Directions

Taidnapam Park is about 110 miles south of Tacoma in Lewis County, near the town of Morton. From Tacoma, take I-5 south to Highway 12 East (Exit 68). Drive east on Highway 12 for approximately 37 miles (5 miles past Morton). Turn right on Kosmos Road, then left onto Champion Haul Road. Drive approximately four miles to the park entrance.

An alternate route from Tacoma is to take Highway 7 south to Morton. At Morton, turn left onto Highway 12 and drive 5 miles. Turn right on Kosmos Road, then left onto Champion Haul Road. Drive approximately four miles to the park entrance.

Taidnapam Park Latitude: N 46 28 06.2; Longitude: W 122 09 51.2

Contact Information

Mailing address
Taidnapam Park
PO Box 277
Glenoma, WA 98336

Physical Address
Taidnapam Park
117 Cayuse Ln. (by way of Champion Haul Rd., off Hwy 12)
Glenoma, WA 98336

Contacts
Park office: 360-497-7707
Fishing and recreation line: 888-502-8690
Reservations: 833-290-8180

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