Evans Creek ORV Park

Evans Creek ORV Park

Difficulty:  More to Most Difficult.

Pass Needed: Yes, Northwest Forest Pass

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Evans Creek ORV park is located about 45 miles southeast of Seattle on highway 165 to Mowich Lake.  The park provides a little bit of something for everyone. With trails from easy to most difficult and is arranged for motorcycles, ATVs and off road vehicles. A campground is available for those who want to camp and is accessible for even larger RVs

At the main entrance is a large staging area. Northwest Forest passes are required for the park and it is not uncommon to see enforcement officers checking for them. Trails are numbered and marked for difficulty as well as type of vehicle.  Evans Creek offers plenty of challenge and lots of beautiful scenery, with viewpoints of Mount Rainier that are hard to beat.  Due to the fact that the trails in Evans Creek are tight and twisty we would not recommend it for large rigs.

Conditions at Evans Creek can vary widely with the weather and season. In winter the park can be closed due to snow and even into late June or early July the upper trails can still be impassible if snowfall was heavy enough.  Each season presents it's own set of challenges and we find it a great place to take your rig after a modification to test how things are working. Those who have been to the Rubicon Trail say that if your 4x4 will pass the Evans Creek challenge then you won't have a problem with the Rubicon!




Getting There:

Take Hwy 410 to Buckley and follow signs for Hwy. 165 south to South Prairie and Wilkeson. At the 'Y' follow Hwy. 165 to the left (south) to Wilkeson. Once in Wilkeson stay on the main road and continue to follow signs for Hwy. 165. As the road starts out of Wilkeson it will climb a hill to the right and then will take you through a lot of twist and turns, past Carbanado and finally to a one lane bridge. After crossing the bridge there will be sign to Evans Creek and Mowich lake. Keep to the right at the fork, the entrance to Evans Creek will be approximately 7 miles from the fork in the road and on the left.

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Evans Creek ORV Park Trail Map (2.85mb PDF). 

Watch a short video from Evans Creek (2.15mb)


A forest service campground is located within the park.  A picnic table and fire ring is available at each campsite. The campground is located in a beautiful forested setting. Garbage service is not available, if you pack it in please pack it out. The campground has 23 tent or trailer units. This is a rustic campground. None of the sites have electrical hook ups.  A central covered picnic area is available on a first come first served bases. Water is available from a hand pump.  The campground is usually only open from May to October closing when snow no longer permits access.  Northwest Forest Pass is required for camping.