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Welcome to Lake Merwin Campers Hideaway, commonly called the Hideaway. And it is just that!
Less than fifty miles north of Portland and about 100 miles south of Seattle, it offers one of the very few private opportunities to get out into the beautiful Pacific Northwest’s forests, wildlife, and lakes. Membership in the Hideaway is desired by many, and the 1500 dedicated campsite memberships give it the financial base to be successful and provide services to each and every campsite. 

It is affordable for us regular folks who love the escape that the Hideaway provides while at the same time offering amenities that make it a great place for children, teens, and adults of all ages. Our indoor swimming pool, sauna, and hot tub make those cloudy, damp Northwest days manageable. Putt-putt golf is a great recreation opportunity as are the two tennis courts and the mega-playground equipment for the youngsters.
Because of our location on 13-mile long Lake Merwin, boating and swimming are immensely popular. We maintain a large moorage where members may rent slips. Whether it’s year-round fishing, water skiing, napping on your pontoon boat, picnicking along the many locations shore side, or enjoying swimming and barbecuing at our waterfront swim area, lake recreation cannot be better. Because there is very limited public access to the lake, you enjoy an uncrowded experience when on the water.

Hiking along the miles and miles of roadways (even jogging by some) interrupts the deer and other wildlife, but you are communing with them. There’s nothing quite as wonderful as watching the fawning season in June. And, if so inclined, you can experience non-denominational church services (both at the inside or the outside chapel), and may have the deer looking in through the windows while you sing a hymn while enjoying the beautifu view of Mt. St. Helen’s.

A Board of Directors is elected from among the membership that develops the vision and policies to capture that vision. The Board hires a Camp Manager who then takes these Board decisions and implements these services, guiding an outstanding maintenance, resales, and office team. Committees are chaired by members, and this is where your volunteerism can first be put to use. You’ll love the camaraderie that committee involvement provides. As President, I’m so proud of the Hideaway, its staff and volunteers, and the members who simply come to retreat.

How to Join LMCH

Join LMCH today and begin your path to relaxation.  First see our sales page.  Each of the 1500 memberships at LMCH are associated with a camping site.  These sites vary in cost depending on ammenities, view and the level of development.   Once you have gotten an idea of what type of site suits you, then call the Sales Department to request a tour and answer any questions that you may have.  The sales staff will guide you until you find the perfect site.  After a little negotiation and paperwork you will be welcomed into the LMCH family.

Activities and Facilities

If you are still wondering if LMCH suits you, please look at the many activites and facilities that can keep you and your family as busy or relaxed as you choose. 

Governing Documents

Below is a list of the most commonly requested documents.  These will give you an idea of the pertinent policies and governing documents of LMCH. We would be happy to give you copies of these handbooks when you come in for your tour.
  • Bylaws
  • Membership handbook
  • Building and Grounds Policy
  • Natural Resources Policy


Lake Merwin Campers Hideaway 
          Directions to Find Us 
1-866-207-9262     Office: 360-247-5589     Sales: 360 247-5940
24706 NE Columbia Tie Road  Amboy, Washington 98601  
e-mail: office@lmch.com     
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