Register to Backcountry Camp at Washington State Park

Contact Information

Park phone number: 636-586-5768
Emergency number: 911

Dispersed camping is permitted by backpackers only on the portion of Rockywood Trail that lies west of the campground and swimming pool. There is also a backpack camp for groups of 7 or more persons.

Backpackers must register before starting their trip. Camping is free, but registration is required.

  • Campfires are prohibited. Stoves must be used for cooking.
  • Cutting implements such as saws and hatchets are not allowed on the trail.

Overnight parking for hikers is allowed at the Thunderbird Lodge trailhead. Trailhead location: 38.08546, -90.68438

BACKCOUNTRY CAMPING PERMIT FORM