Site # 10
I loved this campground and I'll be back. On this first trip it was just me and the dog and cat. Next time I get to bring the girls (they were Girl Scout camping).
It's in a healthy forest that hasn't been cut in several decades, so there are mostly ~12" diameter tall straight conifer trees. What makes it great is that the understory is a healthy mix of ferns, salal, vine maple, and other native plants. I couldn't see through the center of the camping loop to the sites on the other side, but there was no thicket in the way either...very nice!
The $20 fee gets you a fire ring with swing out grill, picnic table, and a gravel spot to park within a couple hundred feet of water and pit toilet.
There are three trails to walk to: The nice stroll that just circles around the campground. A bigger loop around the big creek tributaries. And a breakout from the bigger loop that goes up to Mt. Ellinor (the mountain trailhead has great reviews on google). In contrast to the national parks, you can take your leashed pets on the trails in the national forests.
There isn't room for big rig camping, but a few bigger pull through sites could probably fit a 25' camper. There are no hookups, but water stations and pit toilets that were very clean. No dump station. With the shade, I didn't bother to put out the solar panel
(and it was a short trip). Cell service on my cheapo metro pcs was zero (yay).
I explored up FS road 2419, and 014 to the trail heads. There are a few places you could do dispersed camping if the campground was full. However, these gravel roads have some serious potholes and you'll need a strong tow vehicle to make the climb. If you did, you would wake up to an amazing view above Lake Cushman.