Grouse Ridge Campground is reached after driving over six miles of undeveloped dirt road, and the views are more than worth it. Sitting atop Grouse Ridge, the views from camp are spectacular. You’ll see gigantic boulders, alpine lakes, pine forests, and wildflowers in the summer. There are hiking and biking trails nearby, so get out there an explore!
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This is a beautiful campground but the road is VERY undeveloped. It was possible to drive in my Subaru Forester but very rough and slow. As of July 15 there is still some snow at the campsite. There was a large snow patch on the road that makes it impossible to access the campsites by car. You can still camp here by parking and walking for about 5-10 mins into the campsites. PS you may want to bring your own toilet paper for the vault toilets, it was empty when we arrived.
Getting up to the ridge was pretty treacherous in our Grand AM, but we made it and it was definitely worth the drive. Even though we arrived pretty late in the afternoon on a Saturday, there were still a few sites available which we were pretty surprised by. Each site had a food locker and fire pit and ample space for pitching tents and hanging hammocks. No water source so definitely bring some if you plan to hike from the ridge - which you ABSOLUTELY MUST! The best part about this spot is the number of hikes you can access from the site. Beautiful lakes and mountains. You will see some people but definitely not over crowded. Some of the happiest camping and hiking I have done this year. Would HIGHLY recommend.
Absolutely loved this campground and can't wait to go back. Camping is free and the camping spots are large with room for multiple people and have fire pits and bear boxes, as well as vault bathrooms. The view from the top of the ridge is gorgeous and there are multiple hiking trails with access to multiple small mountain lakes great for swimming and/or SUPing. Free range cows sometimes walk through the campground, you'll hear their cowbells, we found the sound very calming/soothing. The access road to the site is about 6+ miles of unimproved/dirt, we were able to drive our 2WD Sprinter conversion in and out with no problems. It is also pet friendly! There are no trash bins, so pack in/pack out and leave no trace. Enjoy this wonderful site!