Activities and Amenities
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LOST CREEK, OR
part ofMount Hood National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Sep 08 2013 Season Dates
OverviewLost Creek Campground is a fully accessible campground allowing anyone access to campsites, fishing and a paved nature trail that meanders through the area. The campground is also near the Wild and Scenic Sandy River and not far from the popular Ramona Falls Trailhead. Mt. Hood is just southeast of the campground and is close enough for visitors to enjoy a day trip and sightseeing.
Moss and shrubbery covers the ground and evergreens tower overhead, providing ample shade for the campground and privacy between the individual and group campsites. The campground is situated in the Old Maid Flat area of Mt. Hood National Forest, northwest of majestic Mt. Hood at an elevation of about 2,600 feet. It sits on one of the largest pyroclastic volcanic mudflows from Mt. Hood's "Old Maid" eruption in the 1700s.
A variety of trails exist within and near the campground, including the accessible Lost Creek Nature Trail, which explains events in history that helped form the area's geology. A deviation from the road coming into the campground (Forest Road 1825), will lead to a trailhead for spectacular Ramona Falls on the Sandy River. The 7.1-mile trail leads to cascading waterfalls and is one of the most popular hikes on the forest.
The campground is fully accessible and provides a variety of single, double and walk-to campsites. Two yurts are available for reservation as well. The structures can accommodate up to six campers each. Visitors must provide their own bedding.
The town of Government Camp is located at the base of Mt. Hood, about 18 miles from the campground. Year-round skiing is available there, as well as a variety of activities and amenities.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Portland, follow Highway 26 for 18 miles past the town of Sandy to the community of Zigzag. Turn north (left) onto Lolo Pass Road (Forest Road 18). Travel just over 4 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 1825. Continue for less than a mile and then bear right, staying on Forest Road 1825, and cross the Sandy River bridge. Continue for approximately 2 miles and then bear right at the "Y" junction. The campground is less than a mile past the junction, on the right.
Mailing Address:LOST CREEK
Phone Number:Information: (541)328-0909