Thanks to Great American Outdoor Act (GAOA) funding, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest is able to invest in significant upgrades to the historic La Wis Wis Campground this summer. Forest recreation managers applied for and received funding through GAOA to implement essential upgrades at this popular campground. This means that campers will have one less campground option available while contractors complete the work. The campground is currently closed and will remain closed through this calendar year so that work can occur safely and efficiently.
Over the course of the summer the water system will be replaced including installation of new water lines and updated features like accessible spigots. Additionally, a new and improved vault toilet will be installed and U.S. Forest Service archeologists and volunteers will work to renovate historic Civilian Conservation Corps constructed buildings within the campground.
For those visitors who may be looking for an alternative campground in the vicinity recreation staff recommend:
- Ohanapecosh Campground which is managed by the National Park Service and offers 188 sites.
- Soda Spring Campground, a small campground managed by the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
- Dog Lake Campground a more primitive campground managed by the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest.
Enacted into law on August 4, 2020, the Great American Outdoors Act continues to provide new opportunities for the U.S. Forest Service to deliver benefits to the American public through major investments in infrastructure, recreation facilities, public lands access, and land and water conservation.