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RAAB, OR

part ofMt Hood National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: RAAB
Status: Closed through Thu May 22 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Raab Group Campground is a new group campground for those that are looking for multiple campsites or have large families. It is located on the banks of the Collawash River, which flows into the mighty Clackamas River in the mountains of northern Oregon.

Recreational opportunities are not far from the campground, making it the perfect getaway spot. It can comfortably accommodate any outdoorsman, including the hiking enthusiast, the fly fisherman, bicyclist and whitewater rafter, among others who wish to enjoy nature.

Natural Features:

The campground is located southeast of the city of Estacada, on the Collawash River at an elevation of about 1,500 feet. It lies in a dense forest of old-growth Douglas fir trees and plentiful rhododendron bushes that provide privacy between campsites.

Recreation:

Catch and release fishing for trout is allowed on the main fork of the Collawash, but the streams are closed to fishing for salmon and steelhead. Whitewater rafting and kayaking are popular activities. At least one 5-mile stretch of the more than 17-mile river boasts class III-IV whitewater.

The Collawash flows into the nearby Clackamas River, which also provides miles of wild water as it snakes through the scenic Cascade Range. Anglers enjoy fishing the Clackamas for steelhead, Kokanee and Chinook salmon. The river provides a perfect habitat for the federally protected bald eagle and northern spotted owl, as well as an occasional peregrine falcon. A variety of other wildlife makes its home in the area.

Visitors enjoy hiking in the Bull of the Woods Wilderness, which is south of the campground. Several primitive forest roads nearby are open to mountain biking.

West Cascades Scenic Byway runs just outside the campground, meandering along the Wild and Scenic Clackamas River.

Facilities:

The campground offers six group campsites for tent and RV camping. Large RVs, however, might have a hard time negotiating tight turns within the campground .The sites are limited to no more than four RV’s per RV group. Utility hookups are not available and parking surfaces are mostly gravel and mossy.

The group sites can accommodate between 30 to 60 people. Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are accessible vault toilets. Drinking water is not available. Firewood & water is available for purchase at the camp store.

Nearby Attractions:

Bagby Hot Springs is located about 10 miles southwest of the campground. A popular site for soaking and relaxing, the springs are in a heavily wooded area in the scenic Cascade Range. A historic guard station was built there in 1913 and the available bathhouses are fed by three major hot springs and several minor outlets in the area.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • River Access
  • Scenic Drive
  • Tables
  • Waterfront Sites
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Dump Station
  • General Store
  • Hot Springs
  • Ice
Know Before You Go
  • Water is not available at the campground.
  • Off-road vehicle use is prohibited within the campground.
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Sierra Recreation will be assessing a $8.00 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.
  • Click here for more information on Mt. Hood National Forest.
  • The campground is managed by Mount Hood Recreation; comment forms and more information are available from campground hosts or by clicking here

    Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site.
    Click here for more information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
45.02222, -122.06944
45°1'20"N, 122°4'10"W

From Estacada: travel east on Highway 224/Road 46 for approximately 29 miles to Road 63. Turn right and travel about a mile to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

RAAB

OR

Phone Number:

Information: (503)668-1700
<br /> (503)668-3222
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