Skate Creek Road (FR 52)

Scenic drive between Packwood and Ashford

Skate Creek Road travels through low elevation forest following beautiful Skate Creek.  This scenic area contains evergreen and deciduous trees and offers beautiful fall colors and plenty of cooler temperatures in the summer.  Find several dispersed camping sites and fishing opportunities along the creek.

Meandering along picturesque Skate Creek to the mountain community of Ashford, this scenic drive winds through forests blanketed in rich green mosses and a multitude of waterfalls, both big and small. This paved, but primitive road continues to be a well-kept secret offering beauty and serenity for those ready to explore. Skate Creek usually closes each winter.