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FISH CREEK (OR), OR

part ofMt Hood National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: FISH CREEK (OR)
Status: Open through Sat Sep 13 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Fish Creek Campground is ideally located next to the Clackamas Wild and Scenic River in Mt. Hood National Forest. It provides access to some of the area's greatest whitewater, as well as a famous place to fish. Whether it is relaxation or expansive exploration, there's something for everyone at Fish Creek.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated along a scenic bend just above the river at an elevation of about 900 feet. It is in a heavily forested area, with a variety of bushes, ferns and grasses covering the forest floor. Vegetation provides minimal privacy within the campground, but with the river so close, noises within the campground are fairly muffled.

The river provides habitat for the federally protected bald eagle and northern spotted owl, as well as the occasional peregrine falcon. A variety of wildlife also makes its home in the area.

Recreation:

Fishing is very popular on the Clackamas and anglers can expect to find winter steelhead, spring chinook and late summer coho salmon, as well as other species of freshwater fish. A convenient boat ramp is available within the campground.

The Clackamas River also provides miles of wild water as it bends through the scenic Cascade Range, creating prime whitewater rafting opportunities.

A hiking trail follows the river north and south and begins within the campground. Scenic driving is available on the West Cascades Scenic Byway, which follows the river.

Facilities:

The campground offers single-family sites for tent or RV camping. Narrow roads within the campground make for tricky navigation for larger RVs.

Each campsite is equipped with a table and campfire ring with grill. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided, but utility hookups are not available. Parking surfaces are gravel.

Nearby Attractions:

The campground is located about an hour's drive from majestic Mt. Hood, Oregon's tallest point.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • River Access
  • Tables
  • Vault Toilets
  • Waterfront Sites
  • Whitewater Rafting
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.
  • 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 CLM's 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):
45.15889, -122.15167
45°9'32"N, 122°9'6"W

From Estacada, travel east on Highway 224 for approximately 16 miles.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

FISH CREEK (OR)

  OR 

Phone Number:

Information:  (503)630-6861
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