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CAMP CREEK, OR

part ofMt Hood National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: CAMP CREEK
Status: Closed through Thu May 21 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

The Camp Creek Campground sits next to a babbling forest creek in the country's scenic Pacific Northwest region. The campground is not far from the base of the majestic, snow-covered Mt. Hood, Oregon's highest point and a prominent landmark of the area. A variety of recreational activities surround the campground, including hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, scenic views and points of exploration.

Natural Features:

The shady and quiet campground is situated on a bench above Camp Creek, in the Mt. Hood National Forest, at an elevation of about 2,200 feet. It is tucked in among a mature forest of Douglas fir and cedar trees that are covered in moss.

The campground was originally constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936. While updates and renovations have been made, some features from the era remain, such as several stone fireplaces.

Recreation:

Surrounding the campground are a variety of hiking and mountain biking trails, including the 1.6-mile Still Creek Trail, which is family-friendly and full of beautiful vegetation, and the Pioneer Bridle Trail, which takes hikers, bikers and horseback riders through about 10 miles of scenic wilderness.

Visitors to the area also enjoy mountain biking along the nearby Zigzag River, however bikes are not allowed within designated wilderness areas along the trail.

A variety of trout and whitefish populate the nearby creek and river, where anglers typically enjoy catch-and-release fishing. Wading is also popular in the cool mountain waters. The plentiful creeks and streams in the area stem from glaciers atop Mt. Hood.

Facilities:

The campground offers about two dozen single-family and double occupancy campsites, available for tent and RV camping.

Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Parking surfaces are dirt and gravel, and a dump station is available nearby for a fee.

Nearby Attractions:

The town of Rhododendron is about 3 miles from the campground, offering a variety of services and supplies.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Area
  • RV sites
  • Ranger Station
  • Tent Pads
  • Trailheads
  • Visitor Center
  • Water
  • Waterfront Sites
Within 10 Miles
  • Dump Station
Know Before You Go
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Mount Hood Recreation will be assessing a $8 additional vehicle fee on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicle in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered as one vehicle for determining additional vehicle fees. The third and fourth motorcycle would also be considered as one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • First-come, first-served sites are available
  • Vehicles beyond 22 ft. in length are not recommended at the campground
  • Utility hookups are not available
  • Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground
  • Click here for more information on the Mt. Hood National Forest
The campground is managed by Mount Hood Recreation, a division of Northwest Land Management. Comment forms and more information are available from campground hosts or on our website.

  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.30306, -121.86472
45°18'11"N, 121°51'53"W

From Portland, travel east on Highway 26 for approximately 32 miles. Camp Creek Campground is located on the south side of the highway, about 3 miles past the community of Rhododendron.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CAMP CREEK
MT. HOOD
  OR 

Phone Number:

Information:  (541)328-0909
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