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INDIAN HENRY, OR

part ofMt Hood National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: INDIAN HENRY (OR)
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Indian Henry Campground is located in the Mount Hood National Forest, along the scenic Clackamas River. The campground is a great location for relaxation and a spectacular outdoor experience, providing ample access to the river and the surrounding wilderness, as well as other scenic spots in the area.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated at an elevation of 1,249 feet, in Oregon's Cascade Mountains, nestled in a mixed forest of conifers and hardwoods, including grand old Douglas firs and a variety of evergreens. A thick gathering of ferns and ivy increase privacy between campsites. Some sites overlook the river and others neighbor a mountain creek.

Recreation:

The family-friendly Clackamas River Trail is popular for hiking and mountain biking and begins at the upper end of the campground. It extends about 8 miles and climbs about 450 feet in elevation along the way. It is available year-round, but may be covered in snow during winter months. The Indian Henry Trail, which trolls through the forest, is also located near the campground.

Fishing is very popular in the nearby river and anglers can expect a catch of winter steelhead, spring chinook and late summer kokanee salmon, as well as other species of freshwater fish. Whitewater rafting is also enjoyed by visitors to the area. The Clackamas River provides miles of wild water as it bends through the scenic Cascade range.

Facilities:

The large campground offers dozens of single-family campsites for tent and RV camping. Tent-only sites are available for reservation, while the rest of the sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Each site is equipped with tables and campfire rings with grills. A dump station is located within the campground. Parking surfaces are mostly paved. Accessible flush toilets and drinking water are also provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The picturesque, blue-green Surprise Lake is located not far from the campground, up a steep climb. It is most popular for fishing, as the lake isn't large enough for motorized boats.

The Bagby Hot Springs are located about 20 miles southwest of the campground. A popular site for soaking and relaxation, the springs are in a heavily wooded forest in the scenic Cascade Mountains of Oregon. A historic guard station was built there in 1913 and the available bathhouses are fed by three major hot water springs and several minor outlets in the area.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Tent Pads
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Visitor Center
  • Water
  • Waterfront Sites
  • Whitewater Rafting
Within 10 Miles
  • General Store
  • Ice
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.
  • Utility hookups are not available
  • Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground
  • Click here for more information on the Mount Hood National Forest
The campground is managed by Mt. Hood Recreation, doing business as California 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):
45.10806, -122.07389
45°6'29"N, 122°4'26"W

From Estacada, Oregon, travel east on Highway 224 for 24 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

INDIAN HENRY

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Phone Number:

Information:  (503)630-6861
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