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JOE GRAHAM HORSE CAMPGROUND, OR

part ofMt Hood National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: JOE GRAHAM HORSE CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu May 21 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Joe Graham Horse Campground is a beautiful equestrian camp with views of majestic Mt. Hood and its surrounding forest. It provides access to a variety of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails, as well as scenic historic sites.

Natural Features:

The campground is located in Mt. Hood National Forest at an elevation of about 3,350 feet. It is near Clackamas Lake and larger Timothy Lake. The campground sits among a forest of tall fir trees near a marshy meadow. A variety of wildlife makes its home in the area.

Recreation:

Clackamas Lake is a great place for fishing, swimming and non-motorized boating. Anglers can expect a catch of cutthroat, brook, rainbow and German brown trout. Nearby Timothy Lake provides opportunities for picnicking as well as water-related recreation, including the use of power boats.

The Clackamas Lake Ranger Station Historic District is less than a mile from the campground. The structures and cabins were built to house forest service workers in the early 1900s. Rustic architecture and the historic nature of the buildings and the surrounding area draws thousands of visitors each year. It is a must-see while staying at the campground.

Hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding are popular activities. The 1-mile Joe Graham Trail begins in the campground and connects to the Pacific Crest Trail, which extends more than 2,650 miles through California, Oregon and Washington as it stretches from Mexico to Canada. Trails to scenic Little Crater Lake and the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness are also nearby.

Facilities:

The campground offers single-family equestrian campsites. Most of the sites are equipped with horse corrals, tables and campfire rings with grills. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Horse owners are responsible for cleaning up after their horses.

The campsites are intended for equestrians, but may be used by others. Clackamas Lake Campground across the meadow is a good alternative site for those without horses.

Nearby Attractions:

The campground is less than 40 miles from Mt. Hood, where a historic lookout provides scenic views of the snow-capped mountain. Hiking and year-round skiing is available there.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Hiking
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Host
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Water
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Historic Sites
  • Lake Access
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Swimming
  • Visitor Center
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 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):
45.10028, -121.74583
45°6'1"N, 121°44'45"W

From Sandy, travel east on Highway 26 for approximately 40 miles to Skyline Road (Road 42). Turn right onto Skyline Road and travel south for 9 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

JOE GRAHAM HORSE CAMPGROUND

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Phone Number:

Information:  (541)-328-0909
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