Event description

The camp out and work party at Coldwater Lake has been approved by the U.S. Forest Service for the weekend of May 31 – June 2. This event will feature ride opportunities on Friday and Sunday, a full-on trail build on Saturday, a party on Saturday night, and a rare chance to camp on the north side of the mountain. If you haven’t been to Coldwater Lake, it’s unbelievably beautiful. We have been granted a one-of-a-kind exemption to camp right near the lake. Bring the family and make it a weekend, as there will be other families to share the experience with!

If the snow is off, we will be cleaning the 211 trail on the north side of the lake and a portion of the 230A on the south side.

Friday, May 31st:  Come early to do a ride and set-up camp

Saturday, June 1st:

  • 8:45am:  Meet at boat launch for Safety meeting and work group assignments
  • 3pm:  Dinner party
    • Please bring a side dish/dessert/chips to share with others
    • Beer (for age appropriate volunteers generously provided by Lagunitas Brewing).

Sunday, June 2nd, 9am:  Break into ride groups

Camping:  This is dispersed camping with no  water or electricity.  There is limited space for camping and NO LARGE RV’s (>25 ft).  Make sure to bring plenty of water.  However there are bathrooms.

Kids:  Yes this is a kid friendly event.  We will have a kid specific work party crew to show them how to maintain and build trails.

Dogs:  Dogs are prohibited in this area. Please do not bring your dog to this event.  (Unless they have thumbs and can hold a tool and are trail building service dogs).

Food:  We will have food for Saturday evening after the work party.  Please bring a side dish/dessert/chips to share with others. Beer (for age appropriate volunteers generously provided by Lagunitas Brewing).

What to bring:  Work gloves, eye protection, long pants (no shorts), and sturdy boots.  Make sure to bring food and water during the work party.

Directions from Castle Rock, WA:

Drive I-5 north to Castle Rock. Take Hwy 504 towards Mt St Helens. It will take approximately 60-70 minutes to get to Coldwater Lake from I-5. Make sure to turn off Hwy 504 down to Coldwater Lake. When you enter the park, look for signs on the right where we will be camping.

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