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Camping in Tongass National Forest


Tongass National Forest, Alaska

Recent Reviews Near Tongass National Forest, Alaska

8 Reviews of 18 Tongass National Forest, Alaska Campgrounds

Thomas H.
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2018


Primitive, but adequate.

Brian C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2018

Beautiful Affordable Site on River

Affordable national forest camp site. Not too many actual camp sites, but very quiet. Wonderful location next to the confluence of Elk Creek and the Wilson River. Vault toilets. Pump water. Walk-in/tents only, so no RVs, but still a nice location.

A 7-minute drive from the awesome Tillamook…

  • Site #6.
  • Fire pit.
  • Parking lot.
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Month of VisitJune
Jessica K.
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2018

Spots right on the water!

We came to the Elk Creek Campground towards the end of the general camping season here in Oregon. Unfortunately, much of the campground was already closed due to state budget cuts. But, we found a spot that was still open and right on the river. We couldn't have asked for a better location.


Month of VisitOctober
Allen S.
Reviewed May. 30, 2018

Gorgeous Elk Creek camp area with excellent access to hiking and Tillamook

Off busy Highway 6 on the way to Tillamook and the Oregon coast, Elk Creek Campground is a sweet getaway from a lot of busier campgrounds and destinations in this region of Oregon (i.e., an hour from Portland). It's situated near the meandering and scenic Wilson River, which offers numerous…

  • The Elk Creek descent is an old forest logging road that's gratefully returned to nature.
  • Elk Creek Campground's eponymous creek.
  • No-frills and loving it.
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Month of VisitJune
Corinna B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 30, 2018

My New Favorite Campground in Oregon. Tent-Only on a Beautiful Creek.

This is my new absolutely favorite Oregon campground. Located within the Tillamook State Forest, Elk Creek campground has about a dozen or so sites located on a slight incline heading down to where the sweet, beautiful little Elk creek and the larger Wilson River converge. The sites are decent size…

  • Elk Creek Campground.
  • $10 per day, no reservations.
  • Elk Creek Campground.
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Month of VisitJune
Aria R.
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2017

Gorgeous Creek Sites Helluva Hike

Elk Creek Campground is gorgeous, shady, Elk Creek itself winds around the campsites spooning it and provides ample swimming and fishing spots. There are compost toilets availabe and water on site, though the website says there isn’t, there is infact drinkable water on site and toilets.


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Month of VisitAugust
Bjorn S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2016

Little Hideway

Hwy. 6 is a twisting, overmodest bounty of recreational options leading to the Oregon coast, which is entirely public. Tucked into all the green good times is Elk Creek, a walk-in only 40% full on a Friday night 8 o'clocker. The diverse mix of tall trees team up for good shade and cool creeking.…

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Jonathan V.
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2016


This place was great. We were able to kayak and hike up to a glacier very very close to the campground. The spaces are ample enough to have more than one tent but we rented 2 spaces just to be safe. A moose and her calves even walked through the site.

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