No cash, check, or cards are accepted on site. Make a reservations three days in advance or use the mobile app below.
Reserve a site at Three Bears on recreation.gov or pay when you arrive for non-reserved campsites using the Recreation.gov Mobile App. You must download before you reach the site since there is no cell reception in the drainage.
Three Bears Recreation Site is available for walk-in tent camping on for reservations and first-come, first-served basis. Situated in a picturesque grove of western red cedar 4 miles south of Glen Avon Bridge, the site has 15 tent campsites, each equipped with a tent pad, metal fire ring, BBQ grill, and picnic table. The campground also has vault toilets and access to a beautiful cobble beach and swimming hole.
Amenities includes a vault restroom, individual campsites with picnic tables, BBQ grill, and a metal fire ring. There are two parking spots for each campsite located in the central parking lot. There is a central handpump for potable water off-site at Cedar Grove campground 1 mile east of Three Bears. There is no firewood at the site or firewood collection allowed, please bring your own firewood if you wish to have a fire.
Vehicle parking is centralized, campsite access is walk-in and distance from parking area varies.
Please use available dumpsters for packing out your campsite’s trash.
Beware of wildlife. They will scavenge your campsite. It is advised to keep items secured in a container.
Pets are allowed but must be leashed (max. 6 feet). Please dispose all pet waste in trash receptacles.
No horses allowed in the campground.
No motorized vehicles allowed outside of the central parking area.
The Molalla recreation corridor sits between 800 and 1200 feet in elevation.
There is no cell phone service. In case of emergency go to an area where you get cell service and dial 9-1-1. There is a payphone on the east side of Glen Avon bridge.
Be aware that the main S. Molalla Forest Rd is regularly used for hauling timber and forest products.
Please observe posted rules and regulations.
Be prepared for flying and biting insects. Bring your bug spray.
Poison oak is in the area. Leaves of three - let it be.
Molalla Wild and Scenic River and forested environment.
Enjoy a scenic drive along the Molalla Wild and Scenic River which offers easy river access and opportunities for picnicking, swimming, camping, whitewater boating and fishing. The Molalla is one of the few undammed tributaries of the Willamette River and cuts a picturesque gorge on its way to the valley floor. Table Rock Wilderness is further up the canyon and accessible through three trailheads.
Camping, fishing, swimming, hiking and biking on nearby trails (Hardy Creek TH closest)
Standard fees apply and are non-refundable.
Visit https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies for more information.
Bureau of Land Management Northwest Oregon District-Attn: Recreation Operations 1717 Fabry Rd SE Salem OR 97306
The Molalla River is located approximately 10 miles southeast of Molalla in Clackamas County. From the town of Molalla, drive east on Main St/OR 211. Veer right at the OR 211/Mathias Road intersection, follow signs for Feyrer Park. Once past Feyrer Park, cross over the Molalla River, turn right, and follow signs for Dickey Prairie Rd. Continue south on Dickey Prairie Rd, keeping the Dickey Prairie Store on your left. At 3.7 miles past the store, turn right on Molalla Forest Rd and cross Glen Avon Bridge. Continue 3 miles, Three Bears will be on your left.