2228 Centralia-Alpha Rd.
Chehalis, WA 98532

Ranger Station: (360) 262-9489

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General Delivery, Chehalis, WA 98532.

This preserve has spectacular views of Mount Rainier from one side and Mount St. Helens from the other. The 300-acre Chehalis preserve offers private campsites amid a forest of maple, alder, and Douglas fir trees. As the first preserve in the Thousand Trails system, this is “Where all the Fun Began.” Come visit Chehalis, where the umbrella of trees lines the roadways to your camping sites, and lush green ferns will take your breath away. This is the ultimate in camping experiences. Lots of amenities, beautiful hiking trails and local area attractions will certainly keep you entertained.


Campsites: 33 full hookups, 290 power and water only.

Rentals: 1 cabin, 2 TT cabins, 4 garden homes, 6 trailers.

Member Amenities

Adult center, amphitheater, basketball court, chapel, country store, exercise room, family center, gazebo, heated swimming pool, hiking trails, horseshoe pits, kiddie pool, laundry facilities, mini-golf, pickleball court, playground, RV storage, sauna, shuffleboard, spa, tennis courts, volleyball court.

Points of Interest

  • Lewis County attractions
  • Mayfield Dam, 18 miles
  • Salmon Hatchery, 23 miles
  • Mount St. Helens, 85 miles
  • Mossyrock Dam, 25 miles
  • Washington ocean beaches, 85 miles
  • Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad/Elbe Steam Train, 50 miles
  • Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, 65 miles
  • Mount Rainier, 70 miles
  • The Puyallup Fair(September), 74 miles

Additional Information

SuperHost: a wonderful opportunity for members to share this preserve with their family and friends. Popular events include family reunions, club meetings, birthday parties, church retreats, scouting, company picnics, receptions and weddings. For more information contact our SuperHost coordinator at (360) 262-9489.


GPS Coordinates: N 46° 37' 30.1" W 122° 46' 40.44"; elevation is 226 feet.

From I-5: Take I-5 to Exit 71 (Onalaska), midway between Portland and Seattle. Go east 2/10 mile to Forest Road. Take Forest Road east 1.6 miles to Jackson Hwy. and drive 4/10 mile to North Fork Road. Turn right on North Fork Road and drive 4.1 miles to Centralia- Alpha Road. Turn right on Centralia-Alpha Road and drive 6/10 mile to the preserve on the right.

From the east on Hwy. 12: If the bridge is out on SR 508 at milepost 21, use this alternative route. Take US Hwy. 12 west to milepost 81 at Silver Creek (about 5 miles from Mossyrock). Proceed to the Silver Creek Grange, Turn right onto SR 122. Follow about 1.5 miles and keep left at “Y” to Cinebar Rd. (SR 508 detour). Follow Cinebar Rd. to stop sign at SR 508 (about 5 miles). Turn onto SR 508 and follow about 5 miles to Alpha Rd. Turn right and follow Alpha (which becomes Centralia-Alpha Rd.) to the preserve. The preserve is between mileposts 10 and 11.